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  1. Robert86

    Tesla Van truckmount

    So many nights that rumble strips been the only reason I made it home. Driving by feel.
  2. Robert86

    Tesla Van truckmount

    I did that in my wagoneer a few times, lol! When it's icy stopping can be a matter of luck. Watched 6 cars in a row slide through a red light because it was just too icy to stop once. (I was one of them)
  3. Robert86

    Tesla Van truckmount

    My wife had to drive 100 miles in a white out snow storm the other day and said every vehicle in in the ditch was a big truck! People get over confident in those big trucks. She has front wheel drive, good tires, takes it slow, does just fine. I used to have an 85 grand wagoneer and that thing...
  4. Robert86

    Tesla Van truckmount

    Same. My van is for work. Suburban for going into the woods camping. My wife has a prius, I'll use that for errands around town. Also nice on road trips. 1500 miles going to see family for Christmas only cost $80 in gas. That would be about $300 in the van and $400 in the suburban. I have a...
  5. Robert86

    Tesla Van truckmount

    This, absolutely. I truly believe that moving to electric over fossil fuel is the right way to go, but break down the "eco footprint" cost of driving gas vs electric, and it's about the same. The CO output to generate the electricity offsets it. The power required to stream a movie on netflix is...
  6. Robert86

    Tesla Van truckmount

    This is a topic I currently watch very close. Currently, all electric vans are limited to about 100 miles before needing a recharge. The best can get 80% charge in 45 minutes but require a full 8 hours to reach 100% charge. Delivery companies like FedEx and UPS have actually been using them for...
  7. Robert86

    99 E150 starter just keeps cranking

    It's anything plugged in that draws power. So the charger isn't really a problem but if I leave my phone plugged in while the vehicle is off, even for a few minutes, it causes the problem. It actually only has 1 power port and then I've been plugging into the cigarette lighter port. I'm...
  8. Robert86

    99 E150 starter just keeps cranking

    So I have been driving around without my phone charger plugged in and never once an issue, then yesterday I plugged it in and second time I started it, problem. So I'm not sure what exactly is going on yet but its related to that charger. I'm looking for someone that has a warm shop I can pull...
  9. Robert86

    99 E150 starter just keeps cranking

    Still been back and fourth with this issue. Started tracing wires and haven't found anything yet but today I realized something. Issue only occurs when I have my phone charger plugged in. 2 month period of no issues, my wife had my charger because she lost hers. I got a new one and started using...
  10. Robert86

    Truckmount recalls

    If there is a design issue they should fix it. Unfortunately that's not what happens most the time.
  11. Robert86

    Worst "lack of maintenance" post

    Used to do all the equipment maintenance for a janitorial company. The crap I pulled out of filters never ceased to amaze me.
  12. Robert86

    Industry teacher/trainer sending private part pictures to females

    I didn't like finding out my Boy Scout leader and role model was a pedophile but I'm glad I know.
  13. Robert86

    Thoughts on propan vs fuel oil

    If you aren't comfortable with propane then don't use it. It's an efficient, and safe fuel if you know how to use it right and that's where people screw up. From what I've seen I believe most the problems with propane are the result of poor maintenance, poor setups, and poor maintenance. And I...
  14. Robert86

    Watch out cleaning around these types of heaters

    Nope, and they're good furnaces, we had one in our old apartment. Worked great, but I had to turn it off when I operated the exhaust over the stove because it would suck CO back into the house.
  15. Robert86

    Watch out cleaning around these types of heaters

    Wall mounted gas heaters such as this can cause problem when cleaning with equipment that has a strong vacuum as the force of your TM, portable, or even high powered vacuum cleaners, can actually cause the flow of air through the vent to reverse, and pull CO back into the home.
  16. Robert86

    Tips for washing renewing superzorb pads?

    I keep a bucket of hot water and oxi clean on hand, when I take a bonnet off the machine it gets dunked in the bucket, wrung out and into my dirt bonnet bucket. This does a lot to keep soils from setting and staining. They still won't be perfectly white but will stay fairly light.
  17. Robert86

    Tips for washing renewing superzorb pads?

    Everything he said.
  18. Robert86

    Health Risks and Chemistry

    If you're worried about it, go green seal, many very good products out now that are green seal with a comparable cost. Keep in mind that just because it's green doesn't change the fact that it's a chemical. It still poses risks and you should be mindful and practice safe handling.
  19. Robert86

    Time to make a change

    It's not a chemical issue. I am 100% sure of that.
  20. Robert86

    Time to make a change

    Another year and a half. Wife finishes school, property is one of the first things we intend to purchase.
  21. Robert86

    Time to make a change

    You WFP? I'd like to get set up with that eventually. At the moment I'll go up to 3 floors in commercial which most buildings are 2 - 3 floors.
  22. Robert86

    Time to make a change

    It is scary, I was starting to ease into it which has proven easier than I thought it would be, but I've been making it a pretty slow transition. But with this migraine issue getting to be more of a problem, I need to speed things up. Feel that nervous excitement again, like when I made the jump...
  23. Robert86

    Time to make a change

    Dang! Move to Montana man. I'm in a nice 2 bed 1 bath house, 1500 sq ft with a 400sq ft garage, on just less than a 1/4 acre. Rent is $1,200 a month. I need minimum $2500 a month to cover my living costs so I shoot for $3000 a month as my bare minimum per month to live. If I hit hard times I...
  24. Robert86

    Time to make a change

    We have 70,000 - 75,000 people in my town. Tallest buildings I think are 6 - 8 floors.
  25. Robert86

    Time to make a change

    With very few exceptions I do minimum $200 and hour on strip and wax jobs and about $150 an hour on scrub and buff. Every job I do I price to make at least $150 an hour now. I make it clear going in that they can have cheap or they can have quality, they don't get both. It's bit me in the butt a...