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Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-17-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,738
Posted By drmox
If you're out on the roadside, and up the...

If you're out on the roadside, and up the proverbial creek without a paddle...or a breaker bar, you can get your lug wrench set up parallel to the ground and use the jack from your TV to press the...
Forum: Boondocking 07-15-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By drmox
Southwest Michigan boondocking site

This upcoming weekend we will be leaving home in the Chicago suburbs, and heading for the Traverse City, Michigan area. We're considering departing midday Friday to get a jump on things. So now we're...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-07-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By drmox
I've seen a few setups like you are describing,...

I've seen a few setups like you are describing, and they all seemed to have some things in common. They have some real nice additions constructed, like decks and screened dining areas, or even above...
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By drmox
As far as route planning goes, some folks have...

As far as route planning goes, some folks have said to avoid the area at the tip of Lake Michigan; this is sage advice. You said you're looking to stay south, I recommend coming at it from...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-26-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,992
Posted By drmox
An episode of Mythbusters once tested the...

An episode of Mythbusters once tested the drafting of semis, and they concluded that the gains are very real. However, the distance behind the truck had to be much too short to make it "worth it". ...
Forum: Community Polls 05-24-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By drmox
We could go full on and speak only in memes and...

We could go full on and speak only in memes and emojis.416469
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-24-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,992
Posted By drmox
I tow with a hitch that leaves a fair gap in...

I tow with a hitch that leaves a fair gap in between the trailer and TV. The amount of space is sufficient for me to lower my tailgate while hitched. I also have a topper, and the resulting...
Forum: Community Polls 05-24-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By drmox
Can we just use a [emoji90] as the dislike emoji?

Can we just use a [emoji90] as the dislike emoji?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-10-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,276
Posted By drmox
I just trying to figure out what dogs and worms...

I just trying to figure out what dogs and worms have to do with weight ratings.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-26-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,014
Posted By drmox
I once read on Facebook for like six years in a...

I once read on Facebook for like six years in a row that Morgan Freeman died.
Imagine that poor man dying six times! I feel so sorry for him, most people usually only have to die once. It must've...
Forum: On The Road... 04-20-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,579
Posted By drmox
What if every vehicle had a dashcam as standard...

What if every vehicle had a dashcam as standard equipment? Just like backup cameras are now required. How differently might people drive if they knew they were being recorded by every vehicle in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-19-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By drmox
I see how this all makes sense. How the...

I see how this all makes sense. How the traditional gas station as we know it may be primed for extinction, to be replaced by rows of charging docks at work, stores, restaurants, and apartment...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-19-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By drmox
So....if a 15amp household plug gets you a...

So....if a 15amp household plug gets you a trickle charge at a snails pace of 1.4 Kwh, and a 30 amp 120v connection with the correct provisions effectively double that to the tune of 3 Kwh, that is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-18-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By drmox
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=evE1IUiVOI0 So I...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=evE1IUiVOI0
So I found this. He talks about his adapter, and how to change the charge settings in the car.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-18-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By drmox
Charging an EV from a 30 amp RV outlet

Does anyone have some real world experience charging an EV with a 120v 30 amp outlet?
Most EV charging discussions I have read talk about level 1 and level 2, or 120v vs. 240v. Well, a 30 amp...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,481
Posted By drmox
I fall close but not quite to 16 MPG when towing...

I fall close but not quite to 16 MPG when towing my '76 Sovereign with my Dodge 2500. As an older trailer, my Airstream is somewhat lighter than the more modern counterparts, and my TV is a 2wd 5.9L...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-09-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,034
Posted By drmox
And to point out one big benefit to the small...

And to point out one big benefit to the small bluetooth speaker concept, is that it is more of a pinpoint sound footprint. You just keep it by your side and enjoy; no need to immerse your campsite or...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-08-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,034
Posted By drmox
My Bose speaker looks like this little guy here....

My Bose speaker looks like this little guy here. Got it on Amazon for $99. But they're going for $119 these days.414161
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-08-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,034
Posted By drmox
Yep, the OP asked for insight and inspiration on...

Yep, the OP asked for insight and inspiration on how to play some tunes while boondocking, presumably out and about on their lonesome.
Commentary and lectures about blasting loud music in crowded...
Forum: On The Road... 03-24-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,280
Posted By drmox
Airstreaming down in Mexico

Has anyone ever done this?
This something I have daydreamed about, but would probably never do for all the reasons about to be listed. But I have traveled the Yucatan extensively, and saw an AS...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-15-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,094
Posted By drmox
The local station near me has regular at $4.49...

The local station near me has regular at $4.49 and diesel at $4.84, an 8% increase. According to fuelly.com, diesel F-250s outperform their gas counterparts by roughly 25%, but that obviously depends...
Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 18,987
Posted By drmox
Meanwhile in D.C., we have some deep thinking...

Meanwhile in D.C., we have some deep thinking Rhodes scholars driving around in circles intentionally trying to snarl traffic in protest of mandates that are no longer in effect...
Perhaps fuel...
Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 18,987
Posted By drmox
The news today reports that President Biden has...

The news today reports that President Biden has banned all US import of Russian oil. The spiking of US gas prices has continued, and it's not looking pretty for US consumers.
The problem could stem...
Forum: On The Road... 03-05-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 18,987
Posted By drmox
So very many of us buy Airstream trailers for...

So very many of us buy Airstream trailers for $120k, tow vehicles for $80k, and then bitch about a $1per gallon increase in fuel. I'll drive on like it is what it is, but will feel very bad for the...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-03-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,808
Posted By drmox
I'm imagining you dreaming up this thread while...

I'm imagining you dreaming up this thread while doing this exact thing.
I also do my best thinking while taking the Browns to the superbowl.
This is definitely more entertaining than another...
Forum: On The Road... 03-01-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,974
Posted By drmox
Be careful412591

Be careful412591
Forum: On The Road... 02-24-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 18,987
Posted By drmox
I would think airfare would go up as well, and...

I would think airfare would go up as well, and there would an added dimension of unsafe international air travel if we have a prolonged conflict.
I suspect RV travel will once again be the go to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-23-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,836
Posted By drmox
Aren't we talking about the same ad agencies that...

Aren't we talking about the same ad agencies that claim Focus Factor can help you regain your memory, or that Nugenix will make you more successful in the bedroom?
I don't think truth in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-20-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,663
Posted By drmox
Next time I'll put it in the Off Topic Forum.

Next time I'll put it in the Off Topic Forum.
Forum: On The Road... 02-16-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By drmox
https://www.amazon.com/Reese-55180-Safety-Weight-D...

https://www.amazon.com/Reese-55180-Safety-Weight-Distribution/dp/B00IAN4OZQ
Forum: On The Road... 02-15-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,430
Posted By drmox
I also am intrigued by this thread, as I agree...

I also am intrigued by this thread, as I agree EVs are the wave of the future. And I'm considering an EV for my next vehicle purchase. That said, each and every one of us will be dead and buried...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 02-15-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By drmox
Is it a California thing that says the title must...

Is it a California thing that says the title must go through the DMV? Every vehicle I've ever purchased either came in the mail from my bank after I completed paying it off, or the seller had...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 02-15-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By drmox
If you pay for it, the title will be signed over...

If you pay for it, the title will be signed over to you. You should also get some sort of bill of sale, but if you're getting this from a private seller there may not be one. Dealers have dedicated...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 02-15-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By drmox
Why keep it registered? What harm is there if you...

Why keep it registered? What harm is there if you let it expire, and hang the license plate up in the garage with all your other expired plates. If the trailer is never on a road again, then so what....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-14-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,663
Posted By drmox
I love reading the progression of our threads,...

I love reading the progression of our threads, and how they evolve. This thread started out with taxes on EVs, and is now at nuclear waste and Egyptian pyramids.
At least we haven't fallen into the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-13-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,663
Posted By drmox
It will have to be GPS based. If it is simply a...

It will have to be GPS based. If it is simply a system of reporting monthly mileage, it would be impossible to distinguish where you have driven. That would leave the states squabbling over who drove...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-13-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,663
Posted By drmox
How to tax electric vehicles

With the increasing proliferation of electric vehicles, how are we going to replace the revenue stream from gasoline tax?
I live in Illinois, and taxation is the life blood of our politicians, and...
Forum: Fun & Games 02-11-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By drmox
This would solve the problem of ever trying to...

This would solve the problem of ever trying to drain the black water tank uphill.411856
Forum: Fun & Games 02-09-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By drmox
This has always been the classic example411802

This has always been the classic example411802
Forum: Fun & Games 01-31-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By drmox
Blatant Airstream photoshops

I'm not a computer tech wizard, but I know there are some good ones out there. Does anyone have some great photos of say...you and Chewbacca sipping lattes under a dual sunset on Tattooine?
Anybody...
Forum: Photography 01-29-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 26,276
Posted By drmox
Epic Airstream photos

This post is for everyone to pick the most wonderful awesome badass killer photo of your Airstream in front of the most epic backdrop ever. We are all wanderers and travelers who have literally been...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-21-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,015
Posted By drmox
My TV is a '03 Cummins Dodge 2500, and it pulls...

My TV is a '03 Cummins Dodge 2500, and it pulls my 31 foot Sovereign without a hitch (figuratively speaking). However, it is not my daily driver, and I don't think I would ever do that. MPGs, choppy...
Forum: On The Road... 01-14-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By drmox
Best bet would be to head south to OK city and...

Best bet would be to head south to OK city and west from there. Your timeline doesn't necessarily support this, but prudent weather considerations would be advisable. It's something of a gamble to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-14-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,055
Posted By drmox
On the road breweries

I'd like to hear about some excellent places to stop for a cold one; be it a brewery, brew pub, or just an awesome bar, what are your favorite places to stop for a tasty brew?
Don't bother telling...
Forum: On The Road... 01-12-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,520
Posted By drmox
Longest stretch of road with no gas stations

And there I was:
Westbound I-70 just after going over The Hill, traveling from Green River Utah to Salina, UT, there is a stretch with no...nothing. Gas stations, restaurants, potty break...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 12-09-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,807
Posted By drmox
Make sure you have room to open your awning, if...

Make sure you have room to open your awning, if for no other reason than letting it dry or air out after a rainy camping trip.
Some floodlights illuminating the spot, both for security and help...
Forum: Community Polls 12-05-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 37,415
Posted By drmox
I think the ground effect lights are to give you...

I think the ground effect lights are to give you light when you pass out drunk, your buddies can take plenty of pictures to post on Facebook.
Forum: On The Road... 12-03-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,253
Posted By drmox
There is always the letter of the law and the...

There is always the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. If you call them and tell them you tow an Airstream, they'll ask you how long you'd like to stay.
They're just trying to chase out...
Forum: Community Polls 12-02-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 37,415
Posted By drmox
A Jeep Wrangler isn't an SUV, it's a Jeep. A...

A Jeep Wrangler isn't an SUV, it's a Jeep.
A Corvette isn't a sports car, it's a Vette.
A Harley-Davidson isn't a motorcycle, it's a Harley.
I think we all understand these differences, or we'd...
Forum: Financing 12-01-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,634
Posted By drmox
Paying for a new vehicle with cash can be the...

Paying for a new vehicle with cash can be the best option, but it's also smart to keep an eye on your opportunity cost.
If they are offering a financing rate of 0%, or even something like 1 or 2%,...
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