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Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-17-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Countryboy59
Head gaskets May be manufactured in a non union...

Head gaskets May be manufactured in a non union shop as are many other parts. Not sure why the strike affects those types of parts.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-17-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Countryboy59
Sorry, been interviewed by media before and know...

Sorry, been interviewed by media before and know firsthand they are all full of crap. Big deal, they followed two guys. There are thousand of people working in these plants, not just writing stuff...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-17-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Countryboy59
A Detroit News expose, written by people who do...

A Detroit News expose, written by people who do nothing but make stuff up and get paid for it, does not reflect what is really going on in the industry. Try an assembly job in a plant sometime. I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-16-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Countryboy59
I know, but... never mind lol

I know, but... never mind lol
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-16-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,061
Posted By Countryboy59
I drive about 50k miles a year.

I drive about 50k miles a year.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-16-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,061
Posted By Countryboy59
I towed a 27’ with an gas F350 Lariat. Worked...

I towed a 27’ with an gas F350 Lariat. Worked very well. Now I have a Ram Cummins CTD. More expensive to maintain but I drive it maybe 1000 miles a year right now. It’s an amazing truck.

Can’t go...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-16-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Countryboy59
Someone is going to warranty a part they put on a...

Someone is going to warranty a part they put on a 2008 Saturn?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-16-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
Even without the incentive it’s still about the...

Even without the incentive it’s still about the same cost as a nicely equipped small SUV. I think most of the subsidies are gone by now anyway.

Understand about not wanting to subsidize things....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-15-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Countryboy59
Yeah, I had a wife like that once.

Yeah, I had a wife like that once.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-14-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Countryboy59
2008 Saturn? Might consider getting something a...

2008 Saturn? Might consider getting something a bit newer.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-13-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 37,479
Posted By Countryboy59
It’s a red herring. You wouldn’t even know...

It’s a red herring. You wouldn’t even know someone was charging. Just like the BS about the lithium mines that have been around for 200 years.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-11-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
Posted By Countryboy59
When the power went out in 2004 there were cars...

When the power went out in 2004 there were cars abandoned at gas stations until the power came back on. Most gas stations (except maybe in Florida where they apparently all do lol) do not have...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-10-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
Posted By Countryboy59
They announced this outage well in advance. I’m...

They announced this outage well in advance. I’m sure people knew to plug in or fill up (gasoline requires electricity to pump) beforehand.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,240
Posted By Countryboy59
This sounds like another “they sold someone an...

This sounds like another “they sold someone an Airstream to tow with a Yugo” urban legend.

Ever had work done by them? Done business there? I have, and they are excellent. I worry a lot more...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-07-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,240
Posted By Countryboy59
You can review safety ratings and compare...

You can review safety ratings and compare vehicles. They are very different.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-06-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,240
Posted By Countryboy59
I don’t care for Toyotas but I think a truck is...

I don’t care for Toyotas but I think a truck is better for towing a 25’ than an SUV so your choice is probably the truck. Personally for a 25’ I would recommend a 3/4 or 1 ton diesel. You will be...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-06-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
Posted By Countryboy59
Yes there is. I’m not in my 20s anymore, rain on...

Yes there is. I’m not in my 20s anymore, rain on a tent sucks and so does humidity. And I saw a movie once where a couple camped in a tent and got attacked by a bear in the tent. The guy ended up...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-04-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By Countryboy59
There is no such thing as a 0% loan. You pay for...

There is no such thing as a 0% loan. You pay for it somehow. And you still have to carry full insurance on something you finance.

And check out what happens to the rate if you make a late...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-04-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 37,479
Posted By Countryboy59
Well, they towed it across the country so there’s...

Well, they towed it across the country so there’s probably a safety factor there.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-03-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 37,479
Posted By Countryboy59
Pretty sure they were towing a 23’ when they came...

Pretty sure they were towing a 23’ when they came to Detroit.
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 10-02-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Countryboy59
Wipe onto all cut edges of aluminum and rivets....

Wipe onto all cut edges of aluminum and rivets. Inhibits corrosion.

I spray Fluid Film on the underside of my vehicles, and inside door panels etc.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-22-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Countryboy59
Depends. Are you in a road salt area? I haven’t...

Depends. Are you in a road salt area? I haven’t heard of receivers breaking but they do rust badly underneath if not protected with NHOil or Fluid Film religiously from day one (I’ve done this on my...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-20-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
Why does every discussion of EVs degrade to this...

Why does every discussion of EVs degrade to this definitely partisan nonsense? The original point of the post is high torque at zero rpm in an electric drivetrain.

I must live in a bubble. My...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-20-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By Countryboy59
Wrong Cherokee. The small one may be rated for...

Wrong Cherokee. The small one may be rated for 3500. The full size JGC is 6200 or 5000 depending on engine.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-20-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Countryboy59
I wish that was the case all over. Like mandatory...

I wish that was the case all over. Like mandatory health insurance, car insurance just raises the cost of repairs. I can remember when you could get a dent fixed for $200.

The other joke is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-20-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,686
Posted By Countryboy59
Thank God I am long out of warranty. I would not...

Thank God I am long out of warranty. I would not let most dealer “mechanics” touch my Cummins let alone put in their “mystery” oil. They don’t like getting their hands dirty on my Fluid Filmed...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-20-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
Still looks that way some days due to weather and...

Still looks that way some days due to weather and forest fires. Terrain traps pollution in some places like California. Same thing happens in the front range of Colorado. Yet they still rely heavily...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-19-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
Not sure. Is that from fog, or a California...

Not sure. Is that from fog, or a California forest fire nearby? I’ve seen both.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
Everyone keeps repeating “battery production is...

Everyone keeps repeating “battery production is bad for the environment” because they heard it somewhere. Just like “the power comes from dirty power plants”. I’m sick of hearing this parroting....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By Countryboy59
I towed my 19’ Bambi with a Grand Cherokee. After...

I towed my 19’ Bambi with a Grand Cherokee. After reading these forums I upgraded to a F350 despite concerns about the handling. I liked the truck so much I got a 27’ Serenity to pull with it. More...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-17-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By Countryboy59
GC can tow 5000 lb with the V6 and 6500 with the...

GC can tow 5000 lb with the V6 and 6500 with the Hemi.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,686
Posted By Countryboy59
I put about 1500 miles a year on my Ram Cummins...

I put about 1500 miles a year on my Ram Cummins and change oil once a year. It is a summer-only truck, only for camping.

Ironically my motorcycle is on the road year round and gets 4 oil changes...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
The solution to waste is always more taxes. 45%...

The solution to waste is always more taxes. 45% of the population gets all their taxes refunded, and they drive too. Flat tax.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
A decent car is $40k. Even a Kia is $30k.

A decent car is $40k. Even a Kia is $30k.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
I see this thread is progressing as usual. Next...

I see this thread is progressing as usual. Next comes the comparison of the carbon output from building an EV and a windmill, compared to building a Mercedes diesel.

The pollution part doesn’t...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-15-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,459
Posted By Countryboy59
There’s more to life than good weather. No...

There’s more to life than good weather. No thanks.

By the way, when the protected forests out west burn every year, you can see the smoke all the way out here in michigan. Glad they smog test cars...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-15-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
Eventually they’ll tax miles driven. The...

Eventually they’ll tax miles driven. The technology exists to monitor and direct bill by the mile. They could even leverage driver behavior (the worse you drive the more you pay).

Careful what...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-11-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,994
Posted By Countryboy59
I’d go with a 3/4 or 1 ton, gas or diesel, for...

I’d go with a 3/4 or 1 ton, gas or diesel, for that.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-10-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,253
Posted By Countryboy59
Most people can google to find out. I don’t...

Most people can google to find out. I don’t honestly remember what I paid, and I say so. They can look it up. One guy said “must be nice to be that lucky”. I responded, “the harder I work the more...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-10-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,459
Posted By Countryboy59
Thank God we don’t have stupid vehicle or smog...

Thank God we don’t have stupid vehicle or smog inspections in Michigan. When I lived in Utah they tried to fail the front brakes on my Model T.

I would avoid California at all costs.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-10-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 59,481
Posted By Countryboy59
The grid and backup generators are good enough to...

The grid and backup generators are good enough to keep everyone alive in the hospital down the road from me. The day and a half my power was out recently I still had AC and my house was lit up like a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-01-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,006
Posted By Countryboy59
My 6.2 gas engine was in great shape when I...

My 6.2 gas engine was in great shape when I traded at 130,000 miles. It did well pulling our 27’ in mountains etc but used a lot of fuel. I traded for a 6.7 Cummins diesel which is superb for towing.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-01-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,128
Posted By Countryboy59
People who have known us since we were young...

People who have known us since we were young understand why we have a Queen �� Also with the 27 there’s room to get out of bed on either side.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-31-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,101
Posted By Countryboy59
Absolutely. Gladly paid cash for mine, and would...

Absolutely. Gladly paid cash for mine, and would do it again. Same with my Harley and my Dodge. I find I’m a lot happier with my stuff when I don’t owe on it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-27-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Countryboy59
If you can’t see good on both sides and to the...

If you can’t see good on both sides and to the rear get better mirrors. I always see cars before I hear them. Make no mistake, they are all out to kill you.

A good helmet offers quite a bit of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-27-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,297
Posted By Countryboy59
No. Mine doesn’t leak either.

No. Mine doesn’t leak either.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-26-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Countryboy59
Sienna? Isn’t that a minivan?

Sienna? Isn’t that a minivan?
Forum: On The Road... 08-13-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,745
Posted By Countryboy59
You do not need a passport to cross into the US...

You do not need a passport to cross into the US if you are a US citizen, only a photo ID and birth certificate. The requirements are easily found online.

To answer the OP’s question about wait...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-12-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,812
Posted By Countryboy59
I like the FB but had to get used to the door...

I like the FB but had to get used to the door being in the rear of the trailer.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-10-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 21,032
Posted By Countryboy59
Saw lots of i3s when I was there last time.

Saw lots of i3s when I was there last time.
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