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mr.mindless

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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2015, 09:15:33 AM »
Love those bridge tolls.


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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2015, 10:58:03 AM »
Can't believe NYS  is doubling the charge for being taller than 7'-6". What a ripoff. Funny how using EZ pass for the last 18 years or so you don't realize what they are charging.
I'm 90% sure my RV EZ pass does not catch that.





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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2015, 11:20:56 AM »
Trip update...
Arrived home last night at 1130pm
2700 miles total which include detours like running route 66 for a few hours and a quick sight seeing trip through the Petrified Forest National Park.

Truck portion of the RV worked flawless. Air brakes, 2 engine brake settings, air suspension and air seats are the highlights I'm not sure how I ever drove across the country as many times as i have without?
Only changes desired are...
Headlamp upgrade
Stabilize driving lights (bumper vibrates at speed)
Maybe upgrade the speakers in the cab, low volume = low quality
Exhaust Temp Gauge
More in cab storage
New satellite radio antenna
Aux jack extension


RV has some quirks. But nothing I didnt expect in a 7 year old machine.
Items to replace...
Screen door
Slide out canopies(dryrot)
Rear tires are original (steers) 1 has dryrot
House batteries are mismatched and not holding charge as long as required. Currently have 3. Space for 6.
Misc knob and latch adjustments.
Slide out rail and seal lubrication required.
Generator maintenance  (oil change, fuel filter, glow plug, clean spark arrestor, air filter)
It's quieter than most I've heard.

Time for a new toilet as well. Getting some tank odor in the batbroom. Ball valve doesn't always close completely unless you slam it closed.

Funny... alot of the above items are the same items we just replaced or repaired  in our 9 year old Gulfstream.

All in all, the new rv made for a so much more enjoyable trip. Previous trips to California and Utah have left me completely exhausted and beat up from driving so long.
Not now...
I'm ready to turn around and go back.




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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2015, 12:03:14 PM »
after doing some traveling i cant really complain about the nys t-way, from 490 to syr 690 its $3.20, to take the p.a. 479 to philly is twice the distance but about $25 to travel

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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2015, 01:18:19 PM »
the height is an issue of weight calculation..
thats why there is an exception for motorhomes... (height doesn't equal weight)
HUT tax can't apply to all non CDL vehicles.. hence the exception and height issue..

the throughway is one of the best kept roads in the nation.. and also have some of the heaviest travel..

take 5/20, 390, or rt 17 next time..  poorly lit, not priority for plows and much longer in terms of time..

I have no issue paying for something and tolls pay for something..

motor home looks awesome..use in good health and on well maintained roads :)
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2015, 01:51:19 PM »
  They keep using money towards the canal. .... pave  the canal and have two main thruways..... I don't own a barge to send down the canal. We have very nice lakes for boats

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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2015, 04:26:55 PM »
I’ll beg to differ on well-maintained, especially the downstate bridges and the ultra lumpy new sections around Buffalo and Syracuse.

I prefer 390 and most of 86 to 90 any day. But I’ve definitely driven MUCH worse elsewhere.


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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2015, 12:23:40 PM »
the height is an issue of weight calculation..
thats why there is an exception for motorhomes... (height doesn't equal weight)
HUT tax can't apply to all non CDL vehicles.. hence the exception and height issue..

the throughway is one of the best kept roads in the nation.. and also have some of the heaviest travel..

take 5/20, 390, or rt 17 next time..  poorly lit, not priority for plows and much longer in terms of time..

I have no issue paying for something and tolls pay for something..

motor home looks awesome..use in good health and on well maintained roads :)

I am not sure of that.  I pay the same rate with my 5th wheel camper as tractor trailers because it is over 7'6".  Bumper pulls are cheaper.  Ridiculous

I followed a friend with the same truck and a bumper pull, same route, and he was considerably cheaper.
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Re: SEMA Show 2015
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2015, 01:50:00 PM »
I just know what the DOT auditor told us..
from the horses mouth

5th wheel and tractor trailer are different than strait truck or motor home.. (single chassis w/single or multiple axles)

got that again from friendly DOT investigator..

more than happy to send my guideline book out.. then I can hire you as a consultant :o
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o