but I've got an 04 that was purchased 3 years and 40K ago in my driveway. It's never broken down or left us stranded, and it's been running 12PSI of boost (twice the factory tune) for the last two years.
my wife drives it daily. If she can't hurt it, no one with any mechanical sympathy can. She gives no fucks. Oh it's -10 and there's 12" of snow on the road? let me just fire it up and immediately hit 3 gears pulling out of the driveway in the snow. <- true story, watched her do it two weeks ago.
whiteblocks are solid. the aisin trans MAY become a problem, but they were fixed after 03, mostly. unless you neglect it, they are fine.
Or an older Honda Odyssey. I work in an auto repair shop, and these seem to be the most reliable mini-vans on the road. I've seen a few smoked transmissions, but I think it's been due to poor maintenance. The 3.5L V6 is solid. Just make sure the valves are adjusted. And try to stay away from 2006+, or whenever they started adding cylinder deactivation. Seems to shorten the engine life in a big way (unless you're good about checking the oil level).
Personally, I say forget fuel economy. There are more important things. I'd prefer a Tahoe or Suburban with 4x4 and a proper frame.
I've been looking into getting a garage freezer
Chest vs stand up ?
Auto Defrost vs Manual ?
i'm single and don't like a lot of frozen meats...but seeing the store shelves and local butcher run out has me think'n of getting one. + i want an extra 10lbs of ice for just in case
I've been on this board for almost 20 years now and I think it's time to check out. I'm usually not one to bitch about change, as I truly feel without change things don't progress, and lets face it, things need to progress. Shit, think about the day Lance introduced membership fees, OMG talk...
Needing to put solar panels on my trailer, theres a boat load of tech online but mostly home, RV posts are kind of old, and of course i trust the pbb input more than others.
What panels you guys like? 100w or 150w? What charge controller?
Something scalable - keep 6 batts on trailer charced...
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