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Old 07-22-2019, 11:37 AM   #21
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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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Old 07-22-2019, 01:59 PM   #24
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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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Old 07-22-2019, 09:00 PM   #25
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Sounds like an epidemic of olefartitis. ��. Suffering myself from a terminal case
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:24 PM   #26
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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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Old 07-22-2019, 10:43 PM   #27
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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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Old 07-23-2019, 03:49 AM   #28
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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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Old 07-23-2019, 05:18 AM   #29
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As the old saying goes, it's not what you have - it's what you DO with it, that makes it either a problem or a solution.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:40 AM   #30
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The latest video form the Airstream couple LoLoHo talks about aging.
One of the features they promoted was how high end RV's may have everything "automated" to make setting up easier. Self levelers, touch screen controls from everything from AC to window shades to dimmers.
I had to chuckle. I got an Airstream to get away from all the systems that need constant maintenance or repair.
I used to work around the guys with the million dollar motorhomes, and there was always something needing fixing. "The satellite dish on the roof won't move."
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:57 AM   #31
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There's so much high-tech stuff I don't think I want to see in my Airstream - not because I wouldn't love to have it, but because I know they can't build it so it works reliably...especially after being shaken like a martini as we haul it down the things that pass for roads around here.

Even without any high tech in here (aside from our ridiculous powered awning), there's always something that needs fixing in our Airstream. Why, just last week I had to epoxy the other curved door under our sink because it fell off. The first one fell off long ago, this one just took longer. Works like a charm, and all I needed to fix it was a little JB Weld wood epoxy.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:55 AM   #32
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And not to be left out, gas vs. diesel!

My favorite: You must have a dualie. Anything less and you are endangering not only the DW but everyone else on the road. Think of the children!!
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:59 AM   #33
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:23 AM   #34
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:46 AM   #35
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Yup. I brake for Artesians.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:20 AM   #36
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Thanks for the bringing back the memory of the great commercials they did back then for beer ......still looking for those "artesians" .......LOL:bb
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I think the “Bud-wise-Er” frogs also retired years ago...
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