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    camping, target shooting, jeeping, motorcycles(fast ones),trains, getting out.

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  1. i can not remember the last time i got the shot, been many a year. but yes if your life has you around children, old people homes, ( the sealed buildings where they go to die), hospitals, many sealed office buildings.( look at the sickness/death rates on a cruse ship) it is a mandatory to get a shot. even knowing this shots are mostly a fake line of safety. i live alone, work outside ( at night), not around many people so my chances of getting the flu are very low. just a cold. might one or two a year but they are nothing “ to sneeze” about 😇. there are no free shots in the area i live in. have to drive a hr to a city to find such. but then with all the drugs a real Dr says i need to keep me alive, ( 15-18 pills a day). in-hailers. and air pump while i sleep. blood ( and other tests). each year. one can say i am dooped up. and keeping the pill factory’s in the black ink. just happy that kaiser only charges me partial cost for them.
  2. thats one other problem. i guy i knew decades past was following a rig in the valley fog. thought strange when the truck turn a couple hard turns. then stopped and turned off his lights. he had gone home. my friend was lost miles away from the freeway. and had no way to get back to it. ( the driver was a mexican. could not speak english). peps have gone asleep watching the pretty lights in front of them and crashed. as a driver i have enough to do, i do not need more having to be “your driver”.
  3. as one of those pro drivers please keep away from us. hijacking does happen, as well as insurance fraud. most drivers will do things to shake a (censored) off our tails. then some are dumb and you will be involved in there accident.
  4. i am out of calaveras county ca, just a short south of you toni giancoli, but planing on heading out a week or two early to make a couple “other stops”. be back home into the rat race in time for double pay on the 4th.
  5. no damage. just do a super clean first, then put in a ? number of gallons of water ( to help keep the gate valve from drying out) with the bio pack. and your golden.
  6. i have a bladder for behind the hitch and in front of the tail gate. works great and folds up ( after drying it out) when not in use. dry co2 ( or any non flammable dry pressurized gas) works great just use at very very low psi. no need to treat the bladder as a balloon. drys it out real quick, as opposed to just letting it dry on the “line”
  7. i can see it now. major 10 mile long traffic jam caused by too many self driving cars. but as to having your car drive its self some place. what about fuel? programed to follow you. ticket for tailgating? accident caused by a fool trying to get on the fwy between you and your auto car?
  8. i had to re-read and double check the posting date. but diesel under $2.40 usd a gallon? i wish i could find diesel under $3.80 usd a gallon around where i live. some places closer to the citys are over $4.00usd a gallon. it costs to live in ca. but at least we have good weather. and get to boon-dock in our fixed homes when the state shuts off the power.
  9. small older bikes ( think 60’s air cooled) are great for this. but too small and you can get into trouble if you have to ride down the hwy some distance. and like here in ca. all dirt roads in the public forests are now closed —unless posted open.
  10. not living on the road...yet. but most any bank will do most of what anybody needs. cash.. buy anything at a food store. get cash back. no charges. paying a bill.. just pay using your banks on line service. need hard checks.. no need to use your bank for that as they contract said out to a company where you can buy your checks direct. ( carbon or no carbon. even just one sheet of paper). and printed with choice of design or photo on them. credit unions have a network, i have not used, but said to be good. buy using a cc, get protection there. send cash? most wire systems are money gone so buyer beware there. just tax reasons have the bank account in your domicile state.
  11. please do not get me so wrong. if i could afford them just the weight savings would be great. i meant no disrespect in my wording. just the cost keeps most away from them. sure if i can afford a new rv in X number of years, it will have mostly led lights. a good deal of solar up top, top of the line generator, and maybe even these now used only in the lab, but called solid state batteries. now there might be a huge weight savings? but at what cost? most likely good old lead acid will still rule the pack.
  12. this new tech sounds way too good to be true. sure in a lab one can get great test results. but how much lower use in real life usage? then the co$t? worth it? might be able to go through two or three sets ( for me it counts as six 6 volt) of normal golf cart batteries long before even getting close to the cost of one lipo battries. forget the price gouge of something new and ”improved”. unless the cost is far below the lipo units most will never buy into it. most normal lead acid will last up to six or more years. of heavy usage. and not abused. and you can buy two ( more) sets of them to just one of lipo. sure they have a weight penalty. but only have to touch once every so many years. now if this new stuff does prove to work out in real life usage. last 10+ years, and cost less than a third of lipo. then maybe they could become popular. till then just a toy for the supper rich, and gadget geeks. i just bought 6 new lead acid 6 volt units. ( total cost of less than one 12 volt lipo unit) so no need for me to change out for many years. sure will be keeping a eye on this. maybe install on a new rig in 7 years? ( i retire in 7 years).
  13. sorry you feel my input is invalid. i was just stating that it is best to be up to date on dmv taxes before selling. only used ca a example. and yes i am using the non opp on a couple bikes right now. as better to not run afoul of the dmv. no matter what state you live in.
  14. i say get the gov paperwork in order first. then sell it. i base this on ca laws. and nobody wants to deal with a sellers passed on headaches. many a dmv problem has caused a deal to vaporize right there. word goes never have problems with the tax man, or the dmv.
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