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  1. No disagreement here. We may actually do...

    No disagreement here. We may actually do something intelligent next spring, as the setup we were using was looking pretty sad by the end of the summer and neither of us wanted to fall with sanding...
  2. I get asked to help hang flower boxes, then get...

    I get asked to help hang flower boxes, then get yelled at for taking too long because I'm trying to drive screws in straight, and preferably into something that will actually hold, so she says "let...
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    Wrong part of the country, but I remember...

    Wrong part of the country, but I remember standing next to a small water crossing with my brother years ago and debating how best to approach it in my Toyota, as someone came blasting through in one...
  4. Do modern trucks even use impact force sensors or...

    Do modern trucks even use impact force sensors or are they using accelerometers?

    I thought I had read the latter for my 2017 F-150, but I can't recall for sure.

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  5. If you're thinking about a plate style bumper...

    If you're thinking about a plate style bumper (not just tube), pay close attention to weight. Suspension upgrades only go so far and I don't know how close the Frontier is to the actual axle rating,...
  6. If my subscription is set to renew in November,...

    If my subscription is set to renew in November, can I renew now before the price changes (and still get the promo)?
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    Just know that, unless your pup is a really big...

    Just know that, unless your pup is a really big one, handling is likely to be horrible with two adults on the bike and a lighter passenger in the tub.

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    I'd say it's substantially worse than that. I...

    I'd say it's substantially worse than that.

    I also think there should be some sort of standardized process for disabling all nannies for the purpose of getting unstuck, since the odds of the stuck...
  9. I realize that a dealership is going to get it...

    I realize that a dealership is going to get it detailed regardless, but I was going on the thought that if someone's first thought on looking in was "this is trashed" it wasn't going to help. Heck, I...
  10. I'd much rather my wife start leaving voicemails...

    I'd much rather my wife start leaving voicemails than continue calling back until I answer, at decreasing frequencies and usually getting more pissed and panicked the longer it goes.

    90% of the...
  11. Or a Ford with the keypad, assuming you can...

    Or a Ford with the keypad, assuming you can remember a five digit code (you can pick your own).

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  12. While I still maintain a AAA membership with the...

    While I still maintain a AAA membership with the premier coverage, I probably should drop it at this point. One of the bigger benefits--the RV coverage--is now dollar-limited rather than tied to a...
  13. Damn. I haven't been to BMOM since I was in high...

    Damn. I haven't been to BMOM since I was in high school, I need to get back over there and actually go skiing once we get some snow.
  14. If I'm driving and we're under a quarter tank, my...

    If I'm driving and we're under a quarter tank, my wife starts suggesting I get fuel.

    If she's driving her car, she'll ignore the light for days, sometimes until she finds a reason for me to drive...
  15. I've managed to mostly convince her to bring that...

    I've managed to mostly convince her to bring that stuff into the house and put it in the garbage periodically. The number of iced coffee cups she can accumulate in a week is scary, though.

    I did...
  16. So my wife has been waiting on a Bronco Sport...

    So my wife has been waiting on a Bronco Sport that's been on order since March and originally supposed to be available in May. Now the projected delivery date is Christmas Eve and she reached the...
  17. My wife just got a new car and we're selling her...

    My wife just got a new car and we're selling her Crosstrek if anyone is interested. 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek, 90k miles, one-owner car with four snow tires on it. Mechanically solid with a recent oil...
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    It should be noted that my F-150 is my first new...

    It should be noted that my F-150 is my first new vehicle, and I do love the creature comforts, especially combined with the capability provided with 4WD and a rear locker. Bouncing down an unplowed...
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    I'm biased with a 2017, but I think the second...

    I'm biased with a 2017, but I think the second gen is a significant improvement.

    There are outstanding field campaigns (ie we know this can be an issue but we're not going to do a recall) for cam...
  20. Sticky: Looking for a 2T snowsuit and perhaps a union...

    Looking for a 2T snowsuit and perhaps a union suit or something similar for my daughter. I thought I saw mention of something like that a few posts back, but I've lost track of what is still out...
  21. Sticky: If she needs GS skis, I'm assuming there's a race...

    If she needs GS skis, I'm assuming there's a race program and a coach involved...every coach I know is very happy to answer pre-season equipment questions because it really sucks to have a kid making...
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    Not much different than most dogs riding in cars,...

    Not much different than most dogs riding in cars, and I wouldn't want to attach a passenger to the bike, as having 500+ pounds of motorcycle land on you rarely makes things better.

    That said, I'd...
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    When you park in a cool, off-road looking spot...

    When you park in a cool, off-road looking spot that makes for a great insta post but puts all the gas in the tank downhill of the pickup, and you just need to bring the level up so you can start it...
  24. FWIW, I'm about 180 pounds, currently coach and...

    FWIW, I'm about 180 pounds, currently coach and have a racing background, and while I like the Hawx for driving anything short of a FIS ski, I do sometimes miss the Lange XT 140 on firm snow (and the...
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    Bathroom fan is damned close to burning out....

    Bathroom fan is damned close to burning out. Aside from going back in time and cleaning out the duff regularly (whoops), what do I need to know about replacement?

    The failing unit is a Nutone...
  26. Our first is now about 14 months old and likes to...

    Our first is now about 14 months old and likes to go full toddler send. It's gotten to the point where, barring screaming or blood, I work really hard not to look concerned, as most of the time...
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    Not to suggest that college kids sometimes make...

    Not to suggest that college kids sometimes make questionable decisions, but have you reviewed the possibility of pilot error with him?

    The only time I had a flat rate like that, I was failing to...
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    I'm sure that concern was part of the reason they...

    I'm sure that concern was part of the reason they had everything shipped as close to scheduled as possible despite the delay in installation.

    Granted, that assumes they manage not to have anything...
  29. I may have already said it upthread, but I really...

    I may have already said it upthread, but I really wish my wife could spend a month or two working in a decent commercial kitchen. Understanding the difference between food safe surfaces, those that...
  30. Carved graffiti from the Oregon Trail is already...

    Carved graffiti from the Oregon Trail is already considered a historic landmark.

    Petroglyphs are generally a bit different, IMO, in level of cultural significance.

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  31. Local transfer station has all recycling into a...

    Local transfer station has all recycling into a compactor; I seriously doubt much of it actually gets recycled. I'm still cleaning and sorting, though, because it makes storage and transport far less...
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    Bathe almost every day, the more so if I get...

    Bathe almost every day, the more so if I get outside and do something fun (and often twice daily in mountain bike season).

    I wash my hair once a week. It's much happier and less greasy than it...
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    My VW experience is older, but I concur. How...

    My VW experience is older, but I concur.

    How big a camper, and how big will the next one be after you try this one, are also important questions. Tow ratings are usually best-case exercises and in...
  34. Works great unless you have a counter-surfing dog...

    Works great unless you have a counter-surfing dog in the house.

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    I just replaced a $130 no-name soft roll up on my...

    I just replaced a $130 no-name soft roll up on my F-150 with a Tyger that didn't cost a whole lot more. I'd definitely recommend spending a little bit more for the Tyger if shopping in that space....
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    Can't you flat tow Wranglers, too? Sent from...

    Can't you flat tow Wranglers, too?

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    Nokian LT3 is E-rated and available in...

    Nokian LT3 is E-rated and available in LT275/70-18, which would then allow you to pick a solid 3PMSF-rated tire for the rest of the year.

    Yes, it's expensive up front, but so is bodywork, let...
  38. IMO, it's a good idea to send them an email and...

    IMO, it's a good idea to send them an email and let them know. Be clear that you've taken care of it, but it's hard for management to correct employee behavior if they don't know about issues.
    ...
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    I wish they had a scale at the gravel pit where I...

    I wish they had a scale at the gravel pit where I picked up a load of crushed stone. The driver said "say when" and had last of the scoop in the air as the truck squatted. Unloading at home sucked,...
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    Probably 95%, maybe 98% of the time, I'd rather...

    Probably 95%, maybe 98% of the time, I'd rather have an AWD wagon than my truck.

    The other 2-5% of the time, I'm really glad to have the truck, and it's often weather-related or for off-pavement...
  41. As much as I dislike Walmart, their app shows...

    As much as I dislike Walmart, their app shows both whether or not an item is in stock and which aisle it's in. It's not always accurate, but I suppose that's true of any inventory system.

    My wife...
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    On the tablet front, experience from the...

    On the tablet front, experience from the motorcycle world is that most electronics don't like excessive vibration. A tablet in a street car is probably reasonable, but I wouldn't expect frequent...
  43. If I'm shopping without a detailed list, I don't...

    If I'm shopping without a detailed list, I don't get anxiety, I just know that I'm going to get yelled at when I get home because I failed to correctly read the wife's intent (eg "tortillas" meaning...
  44. This drives me nuts. My wife won't let me cook...

    This drives me nuts. My wife won't let me cook because I like things like kale and believe that salad doesn't have to have meat on it to be a meal, but she also can't be bothered to actually pay...
  45. My wife likes to run errands together and then...

    My wife likes to run errands together and then complain that she doesn't get time to do her own stuff later. Yup, I could've taken the kid with me to the dump and you'd have gotten half an hour, but...
  46. Being a shitty painter is a great way to avoid...

    Being a shitty painter is a great way to avoid getting asked to paint things.

    I can do 20/20 exterior painting, but that's about it--looks good from 20 feet or when going by at 20 MPH.

    On the...
  47. I consider myself lucky if something more...

    I consider myself lucky if something more complicated than an oil change doesn't take me more than 3x book time. I consider the level of gratitude I feel when I can just drop a vehicle off and pick...
  48. Call me a curmudgeon, but I firmly believe it...

    Call me a curmudgeon, but I firmly believe it builds both character and mechanical awareness for teenagers to drive cars that aren't completely dialed. Safety stuff, sure, but the rest of it, meh,...
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    I don't know about bicycle rims, but tubeless...

    I don't know about bicycle rims, but tubeless moto rims are designed to keep the tire in place better even if they loose pressure, as a sudden loss of pressure can be tricky, but a sudden loss of...
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    That belongs in the "shit that annoys you"...

    That belongs in the "shit that annoys you" thread. Making me call or live chat to cancel every six months so I can maintain the same pricing plan is beyond obnoxious, but unfortunately still better...
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