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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-11-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,719
Posted By Cooperhawk
We already have two short trips planned this...

We already have two short trips planned this Summer. I think what we will do is not travel as much and stay longer. I'm 81 and we can afford to do what we want, but I still hate to over spend on...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-09-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
I can find nothing more to say. :nonono::cool:

I can find nothing more to say. :nonono::cool:
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-09-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
I am absolutely speechless.:cool:

I am absolutely speechless.:cool:
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-05-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Jodi B. Darling An interesting take on...

Jodi B. Darling

An interesting take on Electric Cars from a conversation I am quoting:
ďAs an engineer I love electric vehicle technology However, I have been troubled by the fact that the...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-04-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Reading comprehension? A direct quote from the...

Reading comprehension? A direct quote from the link.

They are being pushed by the lefty Democrats in the government to force these electric machines on the American farmer. These people are out of...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-04-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Well, there you go trying to confuse people with...

Well, there you go trying to confuse people with reality. Give it up, it doesn't fit their narrative.😂
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-04-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Here you go my friend.:cool: ...

Here you go my friend.:cool:

https://drrichswier.com/2022/04/28/john-deere-goes-woke-with-impractical-electric-farm-equip/
...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-04-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
I was raised on a farm, worked on ranches, drove...

I was raised on a farm, worked on ranches, drove tractor trailers involved in agriculture, and the after the Army worked 32 years for the Federal Govt. I've seen quite a bit.

I can tell you from...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-04-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Exactly! Right now the whole govt is into the...

Exactly! Right now the whole govt is into the green new deal. You better believe that our lawmakers are involved and invested. The pressure is on to all the manufacturers to develop this fantasy.
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-04-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
I grew up on a farm and live amongst farms today....

I grew up on a farm and live amongst farms today. They often run day and night. They would have to have multiple tractors or combines to run they way they do and still have charge time. You can't...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-03-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Baloney, half the world doesn't even have an...

Baloney, half the world doesn't even have an electrical grid. US automakers are announcing what the govt is forcing them to say. For instance John Deere is being pressured to make electric tractors...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-03-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
We do not subsidize them. We incentivize them to...

We do not subsidize them. We incentivize them to explore and drill where we want them to. Entirely different from what we do for the so called "clean energy" industry.

We are the world leaders....
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 06-03-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Cooperhawk
My wife's little black and white female doesn't...

My wife's little black and white female doesn't like to travel so we normally put her in a carrier whenever we are moving just to keep her calm. She doesn't like it a bit.

This last trip south I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-03-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,677
Posted By Cooperhawk
Or a Hybrid before someone self righteously...

Or a Hybrid before someone self righteously corrects my grievous error.😂👀
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-03-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,677
Posted By Cooperhawk
I was of course responding to the post about the...

I was of course responding to the post about the "Tow" button. I do have one of those even though it isn't a "Enlightened EV".
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-03-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,677
Posted By Cooperhawk
Well of course it would have been, (if I hadn't...

Well of course it would have been, (if I hadn't been sarcastically joking). In my world I try to find humor in everything I can. In other folks world there seems to be no humor at all. Sad for...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-03-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,677
Posted By Cooperhawk
What? Really? You mean I've been plugging it in...

What? Really? You mean I've been plugging it in all these years for nothing?:rofl:
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-02-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,677
Posted By Cooperhawk
Wait, my 2015 Explorer has a "Tow Mode", but to...

Wait, my 2015 Explorer has a "Tow Mode", but to my knowledge that mode is meant for towing a trailer behind, not for four down towing. For four down towing I use neutral with steering unlocked.
I've...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-02-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Another thing that must be accounted for is the...

Another thing that must be accounted for is the immense amount of govt subsidies going into the EV business. Once those are gone the costs to build and sell them will have to rise substantially as...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 06-02-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Well, I do understand your advocacy for EVs, but...

Well, I do understand your advocacy for EVs, but remember that as fuel costs rise and new electric plants have to be built to meet demand, the cost of electricity will also have to rise.
There just...
Forum: New Member Check-In 05-11-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By Cooperhawk
Hey yourself. You live in a beautiful area. We ...

Hey yourself. You live in a beautiful area. We spent a couple of nights in the KOA west of town in March on our way home. Love that area.
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 05-05-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
This is long and complicated to say the least. It...

This is long and complicated to say the least. It took a simple mind like mine a couple of times watching it to get a handle on it, but it is on topic, not particularly political, and explains an...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 05-04-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Yes indeed.:cool:

Yes indeed.:cool:
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 05-04-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
At this stage in my life, (81), I'm just glad ...

At this stage in my life, (81), I'm just glad not to have a payment on anything and an old RV that is pretty reliable. (It 's in the shop right now getting minor repairs from our last trip).
...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 05-03-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Well, thanks for the kind words, but what really...

Well, thanks for the kind words, but what really needs to happen is for India, China, Indonesia, and the rest of the third world to get on board as well. Until they do what we do is just a drop in...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 04-20-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
And there you have it. A very large truck stop 20...

And there you have it. A very large truck stop 20 minutes from our home spent thousands putting in Hydrogen Fueling Facilities and no one is using them. There was supposed to be test vehicles on the...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 04-20-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
Of course, and also keep in mind that electricity...

Of course, and also keep in mind that electricity isn't made from pixie dust and elfin farts. It has to come from wind, hydro, solar, atomic or fossil fuels. There is also something called Corona...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 04-20-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,561
Posted By Cooperhawk
The old Axiom is that you cannot create energy. A...

The old Axiom is that you cannot create energy. A 30 HP Genset cannot replace a 350 HP engine. It can never be done!

I recently purchased one of those new electric leaf blowers. Yes, it's really...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-20-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,789
Posted By Cooperhawk
I do believe that Newmar is now in the Winnebago...

I do believe that Newmar is now in the Winnebago family.:D I'm pretty sure that's not a bonus to the mind of Newmar owners, but what it does is make you eligible, along with Country Coach, to attend...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-19-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Cooperhawk
We've done the I40 trip a few times and that's...

We've done the I40 trip a few times and that's the way I would go in the Summer for sure. There are a lot of things to do on that route as well.

In OKC we always stay at the Twin Fountains RV...
Forum: Winnebago International Travelers Club (WIT) 04-18-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Cooperhawk
So now you have your number. come join us at the...

So now you have your number. come join us at the Grand National Rally in July at Forest City. You'll have a really good time.

I guarantee. :D

Bring the Grandkids, the employees will entertain...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-18-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Cooperhawk
I've been through there many times and if there...

I've been through there many times and if there is I haven't found it. Grin and bear it.:cool:
Forum: Just Conversation 04-18-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 17,323
Posted By Cooperhawk
Having experienced Baluts in VN I can say with...

Having experienced Baluts in VN I can say with some certainly that's how much you need to drink before you eat one. Even then...............:nonono:
Forum: Just Conversation 04-15-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 17,323
Posted By Cooperhawk
This sounds like an Alzheimer's thread. Wait,...

This sounds like an Alzheimer's thread.
Wait, what else was I going to say..................😒
I had something else I meant to bring up.............:nonono:
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-15-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By Cooperhawk
Here's the one I have. I recommend it highly. ...

Here's the one I have. I recommend it highly.
...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-15-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By Cooperhawk
Again, I'm not sure the chassis battery is...

Again, I'm not sure the chassis battery is charged even with the genset running.

I purchased one of those small lithium battery jump starts and it's quite amazing in the power it contains. I...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-15-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By Cooperhawk
Even though you turned the battery switch off...

Even though you turned the battery switch off there are still small draws on the batteries. For instance, the computer chips that are hot all the time. The only way to prevent this is to disconnect...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-15-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By Cooperhawk
I used to think the house and chassis batteries...

I used to think the house and chassis batteries were both charging when it was plugged in, but on our Journey, they are not. Every month or so I put the trickle charger on the Chassis battery to peak...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 04-09-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Cooperhawk
We haven't done it since Covid, but just be sure...

We haven't done it since Covid, but just be sure you have all the paperwork from the vet listing the animals shots and such.

Actually it was harder to come back into the US.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-09-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,487
Posted By Cooperhawk
OK, but I don't understand where it's gone off...

OK, but I don't understand where it's gone off topic.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-09-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Cooperhawk
Check y our fluid level.

Check y our fluid level.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-08-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,487
Posted By Cooperhawk
Hey, life's pretty short to be upset all the...

Hey, life's pretty short to be upset all the time. My philosophy is to make friends with everyone who comes by. You'd be surprised how few folks want to stay and visit though.

While the DW is...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 04-07-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By Cooperhawk
I've fished he East Coast from Assatique Island,...

I've fished he East Coast from Assatique Island, Va. to St. Augustine, Fl. In fact we were just at St. Augustine a month ago. I used to surf cast a lot and now I mostly just watch. You have to be...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-07-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Cooperhawk
That is true, but with the I17 route you go down...

That is true, but with the I17 route you go down and up several times. The Payson route is not that bad.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-07-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By Cooperhawk
That is our preferred route. I have driven I17 a...

That is our preferred route. I have driven I17 a few times and absolutely hate it. The route through Payson has some grades, but not as bad as I17. The traffic is lighter as well.:thumb:
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-06-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Cooperhawk
We had a 1985 Airstream 345 Turbo Diesel for ...

We had a 1985 Airstream 345 Turbo Diesel for many years and the best way, for instance to get to the alternator, was to remove the left front tire and splash shield and go in from there. Never had...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 04-05-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Cooperhawk
Here's a thread I did when we replaced the...

Here's a thread I did when we replaced the radiator in our 02 Journey with a 330 3126B Cat.
We also did belts and such while we were at it.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-05-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,136
Posted By Cooperhawk
Diesels are notorious for getting stuck in sand....

Diesels are notorious for getting stuck in sand. I was assured I was getting the best site in the park at a CG in Florida. I followed the manager and he backed me into a sandy site.

The diesel...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-02-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By Cooperhawk
I don't know about a Newmar but our Journey has...

I don't know about a Newmar but our Journey has them mounted to a steel frame that makes up the entire coach. Every cabinet and appliance in a Journey is fastened that way. Look inside and see if...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-02-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,799
Posted By Cooperhawk
I have a friend that has a Chevrolet Duro Max and...

I have a friend that has a Chevrolet Duro Max and a thirty foot trailer. He's afraid to drive it because of sway. Yes, there are systems out there that make that more manageable, but the best...
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