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Forum: Automotive Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
Heh heh. Here's how VIP's price matching works:...

Heh heh. Here's how VIP's price matching works: They refund 200% of the difference between their price and the lowest price you can find, BUT:

(1) You have to get the tires installed by VIP for...
Forum: Automotive Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
OK FLL, that was funny. I might be forced to...

OK FLL, that was funny.

I might be forced to get the Reliants. I've been reading an awful lot of disgruntled 1-start reviews by Town Fair customers. Most common complaints are extremely long wait...
Forum: Automotive Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
FLL, getting back to your Goodyear Reliant tires,...

FLL, getting back to your Goodyear Reliant tires, what did you decide to do about them and what was the outcome?
Forum: Automotive 08-09-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
Think, which Town Fair did you go to?

Think, which Town Fair did you go to?
Forum: Automotive 08-09-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
The Altimax would be my first choice if I could...

The Altimax would be my first choice if I could afford it. Town Fair claims the Hankook New Englander is a better tire, especially for snow, without losing anything with summer use.
Forum: Automotive 08-09-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
How much do you guys trust Town Fair? They...

How much do you guys trust Town Fair? They offered me the Hankook New Englander, which is made specifically for Town Fair, at a good price. Treadwear 600, traction A, temp A, speed H, load 91, 60K,...
Forum: Automotive 08-09-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
In the meantime I followed up with Patriot Nissan...

In the meantime I followed up with Patriot Nissan in Salem who sold me the car and installed the tires backwards. The service manager was pretty oppositional from the start of the conversation,...
Forum: Automotive 08-09-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
I found two different prices at Walmart for the...

I found two different prices at Walmart for the General Altimac RT43:

Speed rating H (130 mph): $129

Speed rating V (149 mph): $115

Why would the faster tire be cheaper?
Forum: Automotive 08-09-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
FLL, have you had an alignment recently?

FLL, have you had an alignment recently?
Forum: Automotive 08-08-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By SailinAway
Tires: Good Year Reliant or General Altimax RT43

I need new tires for my Chevy Sonic, size P205/55R16.

The OEM tire is the Goodyear Eagle RS-A, which I have on the car now. They have no mileage rating or warranty, so I'm not considering them. I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-06-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,548
Posted By SailinAway
Bearing in mind that a dehumidifier used in the...

Bearing in mind that a dehumidifier used in the living space will add heat. My 6000 BTU AC uses .6 kWh per hour and the dehumidifier uses .4. I don't know if there is an increased risk of overheating...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-06-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,548
Posted By SailinAway
Think, sorry you've fallen on hard times and have...

Think, sorry you've fallen on hard times and have to count pennies like this. ;-(

An alternative for the dryer is to dry your clothes outdoors until they're almost dry and finish them in the dryer...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-05-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,311
Posted By SailinAway
Electric....

Electric....
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By SailinAway
So I'm now free to call Major batsh*t crazy? Not...

So I'm now free to call Major batsh*t crazy? Not that I would do that. I probably wouldn't.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By SailinAway
If you wait long enough, FLL will suddenly say...

If you wait long enough, FLL will suddenly say something astute that makes you realize he isn't crazy after all. His tinnitus thread was of interest to a number of people.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By SailinAway
A legal principle of supporting people with...

A legal principle of supporting people with disabilities is "least restrictive environment." If you have a child with a disability, you child will be placed in the least restrictive school...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-04-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,311
Posted By SailinAway
I'm warming up to the idea of a small tankless...

I'm warming up to the idea of a small tankless unit for the shower. Can someone post a link to a suitable appliance?

EDIT: Woops, I think I meant to say "under sink water heater."
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By SailinAway
By the way, there are other homeless populations...

By the way, there are other homeless populations that we don't really recognize as such. One is the thousands of senior citizens who live in their van, spend the night in Wal-Mart parking lots, and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By SailinAway
"Some brilliant politicians decided that mental...

"Some brilliant politicians decided that mental hospitals were inhumane places"? Goodness, no. Mental institutions around the country were closed as a result of advocacy by the residents of the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-04-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,548
Posted By SailinAway
I honestly feel that today's throwaway air...

I honestly feel that today's throwaway air conditioners are not worth paying to get them maintained. They last me about 3 years. My original unit lasted 20 years with no maintenance.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-04-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,311
Posted By SailinAway
50-gallon water heaters are from the era when we...

50-gallon water heaters are from the era when we believed that bigger is better and everything in our daily life must be super convenient and always at hand. I don't think we can afford that any...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By SailinAway
If this were true, U.S. prisons would not be...

If this were true, U.S. prisons would not be clogged with repeat offenders. They would be doing "less of what is punished" upon release. The facts:

(1) "As the world leader in incarceration, the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By SailinAway
You seem to be saying that some people have a bad...

You seem to be saying that some people have a bad outcome due to things beyond their control, while others make bad choices. You seem to be placing people with mental illness in the second group. I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,325
Posted By SailinAway
We all can and should act on two levels to help...

We all can and should act on two levels to help solve problems like this: our small personal level in our daily lives, interacting with individuals we encounter, and on the political level through...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-03-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,548
Posted By SailinAway
Dave, you're right about this. I did an...

Dave, you're right about this. I did an experiment last week and slept 3 nights without the AC and just used a tiny fan on the nightstand. I was surprised that I survived the night. A fan really does...
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