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RE: Another new generator ban bill in legislation in

Maybe I missed it but as I read it, no one is coming for any existing fuel powered tools. Fuel powered tools will still be available for purpose until such time as battery powered devices are up to the task at personal and commercial level. So the actual affect of this legislation may be years away.
wildtoad 12/05/21 06:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: California Bill 1346

Battery (currently) powered leaf blowers are too weak and consume too much power for either large yards or commercial use. Not to mention how long it takes to recharge the batteries. If all you want to do is blow off driveways and porches great. Otherwise a 2 hour job may take 6 not counting recharging.
wildtoad 12/05/21 10:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Rivian towing efficiency

I think more and more tests are needed with EV’s to get live usage numbers. Impact of towing on flat ground or hilly. Impact of 90 degree weather and running AC. Impact of freezing and running heater. I’m not sure comparing a EV to an ICE based vehicle is actually that helpful. We have 100 plus years of data, personal experiences, and can fill up a near empty fuel tank in 10+\- minutes just about anywhere. We know what to expect if we run out. For me knowing how far I can realistically expect to go before I have to stop, and for how long (recharge time) is fairly important to know when planning a trip.
wildtoad 11/30/21 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Asheville to Columbia I-26

Just came back from Asheville on that very route. They have made some strides on the section near Asheville but still needs a few more years. They have smoothed out some of the bone jarring sections. Seems it’s been going on forever. The construction between Chapin and Columbia on 26 can get slow and now is about the best time to go through as they are also about to start a decade long project to address the awful I20/I26/I126 interchange affectionately known as Malfunction Junction. The only way I know to avoid all the work going on around Columbia involves back roads from I26 to I77 then to I20, or backroads from I26 to I20. All will be less stressful but longer. I start looking at going from Prosperity to Blythewood or Dentsville avoiding interstates. There just not a lot of bridges across the rivers.
wildtoad 11/28/21 03:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flat tow toad brake and tow bar recommendations

Well since he asked about flat tow, take a look at NSA Ready Brute Elite. Tow bar and brake system in one easy package. You’ll need a base plate but I think they have one and/or hook up to most major base plate makers. I have no clue what Ford says about flat tow / recreational tow of a F150. .
wildtoad 11/28/21 02:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Better handling

Had the CHF front and rear done 5 years ago and all is good with the links, how much it helps would be a good question. I’m always a bit leery of ads such as the one in the above link when they use terms such as “More often than not” cause ‘X’ to happen. How often have the links broken when compared to the number of CHF fixes performed? They don’t know (no way for them to know) and have no basis for the assertion.
wildtoad 11/28/21 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling with a cat - in a trailer

So if your cats can ride to a hotel in your car, what’s wrong with the idea of riding in the tow vehicle? Either way I assume they would be in cat carriers you can secure. They will ***** and moan until they get used to it.
wildtoad 11/24/21 09:17am RV Pet Stop
RE: RV Park Wi-Fi Issues

You most always be disappointed with park WiFi. Next to impossible for them to match the demand placed on them by the customers unless they curtail features. Best option is to bring your own internet access.
wildtoad 11/19/21 05:09am Technology Corner
RE: No plastic membership cards anymore

Does your old card still work? Maybe they don’t need to send a new card, just update their records that you’ve paid.
wildtoad 11/17/21 05:01pm Good Sam Club
RE: Hydraulic stabilizers down during storage

Yes, use the jacks to take weight off tires and suspension. Inflate tires to sidewall pressures. Don’t forget to reset pressures later. Also good time to give tires a good bath.
wildtoad 11/17/21 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black water tank overflow

What the guy above said. Many bathroom sinks drain to the black tank.
wildtoad 11/16/21 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What's a reasonable towed vehicle?

I bought a used 2015 Jeep Wrangler 2dr automatic. It is great to tow, fun to drive (even as a daily driver). Tow it with my 2016 MH with Ford V10. No issues what so ever.
wildtoad 11/16/21 01:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A/C Issues??

If you’re parked in direct sun and the front ac is pumping out 42 degrees it’s doing about all it can do. You might try setting up a fan to better distribute the cooler air from the rear to the front. Not sure what type of shades you have but you may want to investigate better reflective type shade material.
wildtoad 11/15/21 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chrome and Edge Freezing with white screen

Just was informed my tiny little Surface tablet is not able to run 11. No upgrade for me which is just fine. I’ve learned to dislike anything Microsoft except Excel and even it has become more than I care to deal with.
wildtoad 11/15/21 02:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Carrying a 500 lb motorcycle on the back of a Solitude 5er

Best bet is to swap the fifth wheel for a toy hauler, or a double tow (where allowed) with a utility trailer.
wildtoad 11/11/21 07:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Sending current (dated) pictures might work. I’d hate to go 300 miles and then not pass inspection. Having a 10 year rule can be restrictive. But it’s better than saying if your rig looks like ****, don’t come. Thank you for all the kind words. I will take a picture and post it tomorrow. It makes no sense whatsoever. This "rule" is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of. Why not just have something like "All rigs over 10 years old subject to inspection?"
wildtoad 11/11/21 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: You're kidding...Right?

options: 1) Use the tire pressure on the RV manufacturers label in the mh, usually near the drivers seat. 2) Use the gross axle weights provided by RV manufacturer, and look in the tire manufacturers manual. If you still have issue with the ride: 1) Get the coach weighed and use the real axle weights to determine tire pressure.
wildtoad 11/10/21 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv specific soap and waxes

I use Rainex car wash on cars and RV. Seems to, as advertised, reduce water spotting. Will follow up, but not every time with Wash Wax All.
wildtoad 11/09/21 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace flames cycles off before temp is reached

Thanks all. The furnace is an Atwood. I’m touring bourbon distilleries in Kentucky today so I’ll have to get the model tonight. We should be out of the freezing overnight temperatures for the rest of the trip so hopefully we’ll get by with the heat pumps. I’ll pull things apart and check for obstructions when we get home. I always count on this forum for good advice and direction. Make sure you go by Buffalo Trace.
wildtoad 11/07/21 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace flames cycles off before temp is reached

First thing to do is make sure the output vents aren’t shut off. Some owners will close off vents to force more air out other vents. Open any vents closed or otherwise blocked. Check the return for blockage too. These furnaces need good airflow in and out to keep from overheating. I’ve read questions on versions sites about needing a filter on the return like us done on home units. While you would think so, the answer is no. So check if previous owner put in a filter on the return.
wildtoad 11/07/21 07:52am General RVing Issues
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