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Old 07-22-2019, 06:31 AM   #15
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I still laugh at the old p ost few years ago when someone cancelled a two week vacation because his electric jack was broken and his tank monitors were inaccurate. Ruined his whole summer over things were never needed.
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Which probably kicked off a 12 pages of posts about Airstream Quality (or lack thereof), at which point the thread was hijacked for another 8 pages of arguing about Propride/Hensley vs. WD hitch vs. towing on the ball.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:16 AM   #16
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Which probably kicked off a 12 pages of posts about Airstream Quality (or lack thereof), at which point the thread was hijacked for another 8 pages of arguing about Propride/Hensley vs. WD hitch vs. towing on the ball.
You forgot about the 1/2 ton vs 3/4 or 1 ton hijack as well.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:51 AM   #17
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:34 AM   #18
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You guys forgot tires too.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:37 AM   #19
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:05 AM   #20
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You forgot about the 1/2 ton vs 3/4 or 1 ton hijack as well.
And not to be left out, gas vs. diesel!
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And not to be left out, gas vs. diesel!


Ok pardner, ya crossed the line with that one. Compression ignition rules forever. I’m spark plug free for over 14 years.

Have a nice day.

What about camp fire vs no camp fire?
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:44 AM   #22
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My fear would be 5-10 years from now when the 2019 trailer needs an appliance replaced and there is no update for the trailer operating system to interface with the new product, or when the main controller fails and can't be repaired.


I'm OK with de-centralized technology - make my AC unit as smart as it needs to be but it doesn't need to talk to the fridge (or whatever).


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Old 07-22-2019, 11:55 AM   #23
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My fear would be 5-10 years from now when the 2019 trailer needs an appliance replaced and there is no update for the trailer operating system to interface with the new product, or when the main controller fails and can't be repaired.


I'm OK with de-centralized technology - make my AC unit as smart as it needs to be but it doesn't need to talk to the fridge (or whatever).


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I completely agree! Look at how many old Airstreams are still round. The technology is not going to last that long and I doubt that there will be any way to keep it running for the second decade of its life. If you need the technology to operate your trailer, your are SOL. Replacing a TV or a stereo is an easier issue.
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The higher the technology the quicker it will become obsolete. Tow vehicles are a prime example and this has been exacerbated by the EPA mandates. I wish someone would do a real environmental impact study of how much is gained by throwing away a $60,000 tow vehicle because they are not reliable past the warranty period versus keeping what you have. Making cars and trucks takes resources and makes pollution. Something as simple as a tractor is now a computerized nightmare. One has to think about how many layers of technology is require to make a computer chip. If we had some sort of collapse of society, we would be death, dumb, and blind with no food source. 90% of the population, at least, would die from starvation within a few months. I can fix everything in my trailer and most everything in my tow vehicle. I like to know that I can get out of situations if something were to fail.



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Sounds like an epidemic of olefartitis. ��. Suffering myself from a terminal case
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I just spent the afternoon trying to get the Harmony to interface with my LG Projector TV, Samsung Blu-Ray player, Dish Wally, Firestick and the Bose soundbar. Getting closer but can't quite claim victory yet.
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Thanks ...great post

Im always amazed at the things that are a crisis for some people.

I Did the canvas scout tent too!!!
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The higher the technology the quicker it will become obsolete. Tow vehicles are a prime example and this has been exacerbated by the EPA mandates. I wish someone would do a real environmental impact study of how much is gained by throwing away a $60,000 tow vehicle because they are not reliable past the warranty period versus keeping what you have. Making cars and trucks takes resources and makes pollution. Something as simple as a tractor is now a computerized nightmare. One has to think about how many layers of technology is require to make a computer chip. If we had some sort of collapse of society, we would be death, dumb, and blind with no food source. 90% of the population, at least, would die from starvation within a few months. I can fix everything in my trailer and most everything in my tow vehicle. I like to know that I can get out of situations if something were to fail.

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Thank you for this excellent post!

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