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  1. RhondaHonda

    Did he have stability control turned off?

    Cold tires and stability/traction control turned off.
  2. RhondaHonda

    Old RV gas mileage

    5-7 at 70 mph is my guess since that’s the speed you asked about. Maybe 9 at 55-60 mph.
  3. RhondaHonda

    Can a Wagner electric sprayer be used to apply a clear spray-on bra?

    I’ve never seen a clear bra sprayed on. They are a sheet of film that is applied. Are you talking about rock guard texture using clear coat like is applied to the rockers on some vehicles?
  4. RhondaHonda

    2021 Toyota Sienna Redesign

    A Yukon XL, same as Suburban is what we actually have. She likes riding up a bit higher and we do tow a 6,000 pound travel trailer at times which would not work with the Sienna or any other minivan.
  5. RhondaHonda

    Wood Pellet Smoker

    I’ve had a Green Mountain Grill, the size down from the big one, Daniel Boone maybe, for 8 or 9 years now. I love it. I added the thermal blanket for less pellet consumption in the winter. Everything I’ve made has been delicious. So easy to use and it’s been trouble-free through many bags of...
  6. RhondaHonda

    No Rental Cars

    I wanted to rent a minivan for 2 weeks in Florida in January but the cheapest we could find was $2000. A Tahoe/Suburban was over $4000. Ended up reserving a “Ford Edge or similar” for $800 and when I got to the counter they didn’t have an Edge-class vehicle so they offered me a RAV4 or a new...
  7. RhondaHonda

    Resources for restoring classic truck

    My FIL had a 49 Studebaker pickup restored a few years ago. He could probably sell it for $8-12,000 and I know he had quite a bit more in it than that. It was bought new by his grandfather in 1949 so the sentimental value outweighed the logic. Just another opinion if you are considering a...
  8. RhondaHonda

    Tell us about your auto loan...

    Well, I only borrowed $7,500 as they told me I had to borrow 10% of the purchase price to get the $1000 rebate for financing through GM.
  9. RhondaHonda

    Tire marks on ne driveway cemment

    My BFG all terrains do it on my driveway where I have to stop and back up if I want to park in a particular garage spot. My wife’s Bridgestones and my C7 Michelin’s don’t do it. The driveway is a few years old at this point and it seems to be lessening but maybe that’s due to the BFGs wearing?
  10. RhondaHonda

    Tell us about your auto loan...

    Only car I’ve had a loan on in years was the C7. Borrowed $7,500 to get the $1000 rebate for financing through GM. Paid it off the first month. The finance guy wanted me to keep the loan for at least 3 months so they’d get paid but the dealer screwed around with me too much so I didn’t want to...
  11. RhondaHonda

    Help Me Build a Cheap Waste Oil Filter!

    This is what I’d do if I were just looking for oil to keep an old truck running. Maybe drain it into the containers and set a strong magnet underneath for a few days to let any metal settle out. Hold the magnet to the bottom of the jug when you top off.
  12. RhondaHonda

    Another interesting Diag & Repair

    I may be wrong but I don’t think 1% of current techs could diagnose and figure this out like you did. Nice work!
  13. RhondaHonda

    First time through an automatic car wash

    The one I go to has a section with spinning cloth instead of nylon brushes. The person at the entrance hits it with a pre-spray with a pressure washer/soap solution. Then there’s a few stages of soap and the cloth section, a bottom blaster, a rinse, some sort of wax spray and a spot free rinse...
  14. RhondaHonda

    First time through an automatic car wash

    I have an unlimited membership to a nice tunnel wash for my Raptor and my wife’s Yukon XL. With 3 little kids it’s just too much time to wash big vehicles by hand. I pay $500/year for 2 vehicles, unlimited washes with some sort of wax, wheel cleaner, tire dressing and dryer. This package also...
  15. RhondaHonda

    Canada - Marijuana now legal

    That’s quite the stretch to associate legal marijuana and drug addicts, homelessness and panhandling. Denver has had homeless and panhandlers long before marijuana was legalized. I don’t know of any heroin users that started on pot and felt the need to switch to heroin. I know of plenty of...
  16. RhondaHonda

    Easter plans

    Smoking ribs on Sunday. Kids will do the Easter egg hunt. I didn’t grow up religious and didn’t/don’t associate Easter with religion, just with jelly beans and eggs.
  17. RhondaHonda

    Question about medical insurance.

    My dentist charges $100 for a cleaning, X-rays, fluoride treatment. She will do other procedures at a discounted rate. Beautiful office, new equipment, great staff. I have no complaints at all. My share of my old employer dental premium was about $200/year for my wife and I. With insurance the...
  18. RhondaHonda

    Question about medical insurance.

    I’d ask the acupuncture provider what they’d charge for a cash visit. The amount they typically get from any copay and what the insurance company pays is pretty low so they may work something out with you to avoid the claims hassle and it could end up being similar out of pocket for you. I do...
  19. RhondaHonda

    Another dealer story $$

    So they gave the mats back after asking and you kept the extra $400 you owe them? They might have something to say about that $400.