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RE: Nascar Follies

Haven't really followed Nascar since Dale died. But when the first Tesla hits the track I'll be watching. It won't be a Tesla. Joe Gibbs built an EV Toyota test platform. Indycar already has an electric series and it's very successful. There is not an EV that can go 400-500 miles on a charge. Current pit stop 11-13 seconds, EV pit stops will give viewers time for a short nap. However, they will figure it out or lose their money pit. Not all NASCAR races are 500 miles. The hybrid era is here. NASCAR is always slow to adapt but if you listen to Dale Jrs podcast you know it's on the way.
propchef 05/08/23 07:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Let’s talk biscuits

A pizza stone helps. Not here. A pizza stone equalizes the bottom heat. OP is having an issue with top heat. A pizza stone doesn't help this but it does help baking overall. Better than NOT putting in a stone.
propchef 04/23/23 05:15am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Let’s talk biscuits

Thus are the limitations of RV ovens. No top heat. Try cooking them inside a Dutch Oven with the lid on. Biscuits like a high heat of around 400-425.
propchef 04/22/23 11:43am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Show us what you cook on!

My Happy Space.
propchef 04/15/23 05:08am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

How many units comprise “a whack load”? Because in all of my travels I’ve only seen one EV towing a trailer. That was a Tesla towing a 23’ wake boat in Boulder CO, and the owner said he tows from town a very short distance to the lake. I’m not sure why you are so adamant in your defense of EVs as TVs. The simple fact is they aren’t ready for prime time for the vast majority of users, and won’t be for the foreseeable future. We have a "whackload" here in NORCAL. I see them almost daily...towing. I live just off CA 101 at the Mendo line and it's RV central here, with Cloverdale (our little town) marked as a rest stop on many NAV units and software. They park across the street at the park and have lunch. We also have a KOA and a Thousand Oaks campground (avoid this one). If you haven't seen them, it's because you haven't noticed. I see more every day. The simple fact is they aren’t ready for prime time for the vast majority of users This has been said over and over. No one's arguing, no one has suggested (that I've seen) that an EV should be pulling a 5th wheel or a larger TT for 500 miles. CLEARLY, EVs don't currently have the range but that doesn't mean much at the rate we're improving batteries and charging capabilities. The towing range isn't touted as one of the benefits. Lack of maintenance, performance, and total cost of ownership is still advantageous enough for many to happily switch to EVs.
propchef 04/12/23 04:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nascar Follies

An amazing performance by Reddick, an absolutely flawless race from start to finish, from strategy to race craft. He dominated all weekend. The race in general was very entertaining, and I especially liked seeing my boy "Rodney Sandstorm" (Jordan Taylor) finish his first NASCAR race in good company! Kimi and Button too.
propchef 03/28/23 08:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Seven States to Ban the Sale of Gas Powered Cars in 2035

...In any event, people don't think this can happen. I'm telling you it can with just a stroke of a pen. I haven't talked to anybody in Air Quality in a long time but last time I did the guy I talked to said CARB was trying to outlaw my 2006 John Deere tractor. I don't know about the rest of you but a 2006 tractor with 325 hours on it is brand new to me... Turtle - I understand how you would feel if you had an outlawed JD. I am willing to help you out. I can assist you with compliance if the time comes. Maybe we could find a CyberTruck to tow it to the California border. Maybe there will be a cash for tractors, where they pay you to get a new electric tractor? Lol. Sad but, well, sad. We should start a go fund me for all Californians that are stuck there and having their personal freedoms wiped out before their own eyes! I’ll think of you guys while I’m using my 2 stroke weed whipper and gas powered mower! CA is banning emissions. Florida is banning books. Polluting is not a "personal freedom." Why do the mods allow these bash CA to continue? The last 4 pages are a political rant.
propchef 03/21/23 06:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Seven States to Ban the Sale of Gas Powered Cars in 2035

More ignorant politicians jumping on the BS green wagon. IF it happens 2034 will be a big sales year for ICE vehicles. The dummies haven't said what happens to the ICE you own. Will you have to sell out if state? Wil the trade-in be worth nothing because the dealer can't sell the used unit? If the law only applies to new units, the price of used is going to sky rocket (more than it already has). Even if enacted ICE units will be on the road till 2055 or later. I'll stay in Iowa where common sense prevails. It would help if you read the article.
propchef 03/17/23 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Seven States to Ban the Sale of Gas Powered Cars in 2035

It doesn't ban registration in those states. Buyer will go to next state, buy what vehicle he wants, ICE Hybred, register it and drive it. Sometimes politicians have really, really stupid ideas. And, used vehicle prices will skyrocket again in those states. Why will used prices rise? And if it doesn't happen until 2035 why do you care? Pure speculation and hyperbole. Yes, politicians have bad ideas, yet we keep sending them back.
propchef 03/17/23 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pantry Road Trips

Anson Mills has been my go-to for years.
propchef 03/11/23 05:49pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

EV Battery Production Takes A Lot Of Energy And Generates Significant Emissions. TopSpeed TopSpeed View Profile 10 Dirty Truths Of Electric Cars Nobody Is Talking About Enjoy everyone!!!!!! Right, because drilling for fossil fuels and the refinements of those fuels is clean and without excess energy use. Never any problems. Actually, unlike many close minded people I like hearing and reading two different sides of a topic. Cheers to your travels Yours as well. Yes, there are two sides. You should check it out.
propchef 03/10/23 07:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

EV Battery Production Takes A Lot Of Energy And Generates Significant Emissions. TopSpeed TopSpeed View Profile 10 Dirty Truths Of Electric Cars Nobody Is Talking About Enjoy everyone!!!!!! Right, because drilling for fossil fuels and the refinements of those fuels is clean and without excess energy use. Never any problems.
propchef 03/09/23 04:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

No one is forcing anything. No one is forcing you to go to a dealership and buy an EV today or tomorrow. Stop fussing over stuff that isn't happening. Stop creating conspiracies that aren't there. Ah but you're wrong. The government has pumped Billions into the EV industry making Musk the richest man in the world. Where does that money come from? It comes from tax payers. So yeah, I am being forced to contribute whether I want to or not. And if you haven't missed it by the dozens of pages of these arguments, that's the biggest rub. It is being forced - literally forced, because EV's couldn't make it on their own for the past 100 years. Capital injection from taxpayers backed by cherry picked, half baked science, forcing auto makers to bend to your will is not the way to go about it all in the mantra of saving the planet. But Ev's won't save the planet. This isn't about being resistant to change, or being dumb or being a science denier. The contrary - it's about peeing down my back and telling me it's raining while forcing me to pay for it. So which EV are you getting and when do you pick it up? In for pics.
propchef 03/08/23 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Nope, it's because no one can answer the question. EV's aren't solving anything. They're just creating new and different problems along with exacerbating some old ones. Because it's *not* a question, it's your opinion. Others have given theirs. You disagree. Nothing more.
propchef 03/07/23 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do we have a pickup glut already?

I hate quote fests ….so @propchef, yeah Ram has had issues with grid heaters for a while. To the point that many disconnect them permanently. Not the wiring plug short but arcing and dropping a grid heater bolt into the intake and subsequently the engine. Would be nice to get a recall rod on both. My solution is just to not use the grid heater. It’s not really warranted or needed until temps are below zero F anyway. The big C starts just fine without any help even in most winter temperatures. Agree though, it’s and issue. Just like ALL other mfgs have or had major issues. Thanks for the heads up though since I probably have a truck that’s included in that recall, just like others. Not sure how your post related to unsold F Lightnings though….or even remotely to the subject of the thread… I responded to a comment. It was quoted. :-)
propchef 02/26/23 05:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do we have a pickup glut already?

As far as electric half tons, Rivian still has a 15 month waiting list. I’m not sure if there is or how long the waiting list is for the ford lightning. Prices seem to have stabilized somewhat for fords. Rivians are non negotiable. Lightning must be zero now? Been a couple lightnings sitting in the dealer lineup in Kent, WA for at least a few weeks now. If its not zero, it perhaps should be. Hope the dealer in Kent has his insurance paid and fresh batteries in the smoke detectors LOL. F150 Kindling Are you sure you aren't thinking about ICE Ram trucks? Seems like more of a risk to me. Stellantis is telling the owners of nearly 341,000 Ram diesel trucks to park them outdoors because an electrical connector can overheat and cause a fire. The company said Wednesday it's recalling the trucks to replace the connectors after getting reports of six potentially related fires. In one case, the owner reported that a fire started after the truck's engine was shut off. The recall covers certain Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cab trucks from the 2021 through 2023 model years. All have 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines with older heater-grid connectors.
propchef 02/26/23 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's cooking this weekend?

Very nice! Looks delicious! Yea, bone-in pork butt is great but very dense and takes FOREVER to cook. Usually, if you get it up to 190-200 you can pull the keel bone out without too much trouble. I prefer cooking them bone-in. Tonight it's leftover Ramen for us. We had SO much left over from our visit to a local shop. width=800 width=800 EDIT: Fixed the width of the HUGE photos. :B
propchef 02/22/23 05:35pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Favorite Cooking Quotes

“If you're afraid of butter, use cream” JC
propchef 02/22/23 07:06am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Residency and voters rights in South Dakota

I think in order to vote in local and state elections (including Senator/Congressmen), then one should have a stick and brick residence in the state and community. One of the issues is that many have a property in more than one state. In that case, you must declare your primary residence and then your polling place is set. PO boxes don't work. Politicians and celebrities blur this line all the time and it isn't uncommon, especially if one of those properties is in FL. One well-known person claimed NY as their primary, voted in Palm Beach, and then complained about fraud. As long as we the people allow it, it will continue to happen.
propchef 02/20/23 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

And it’s always fun to hear from the 1/2 tons are grocery getters crowd. Throw a slip tank and 20 sacks of grout behind the kiddy seats and hook a 5 ton trailer to your minivan or crossover and call me when it’s broken and you’re in the ditch. I got a little half ton grocery getter that will not only pull you out but haul and tow what you were trying to, with little effort and no fanfare! Lol You have a 1/2 ton that will haul 12k lbs and will still pull me out of the ditch?? Cool.
propchef 02/12/23 08:08am Tow Vehicles
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