It is so cold....

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  1. Dan Thomas

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    And wear.
     
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    Correct. Additional spinning parts tend to do that, along with a bit of increased vibration.
     
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    Nooooooo, that is not how ya' do it. The correct way to lock the front hubs is to see how far you can get into the mud hole in 2wd. Then when the front hubs are buried under a very cold, wet, sloppy, muddy, mess, THEN you send out a passenger to lock in the hubs. After slopping through the mess, then the passenger is of course too muddy to re-enter the cab and must wait until the truck is sufficiently stuck before building a fire next to said mud-hole to dry out and warm up. Being the passenger of my dads' truck when I was a kid, I know for sure that this is the proper way to lock in the front hubs.
     
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    Lol, well it's certainly a pretty common way of doing it! The addendum to that is the guys with auto hubs that get stuck first, then flip the switch to try and engage the 4WD and find out it won't engage without the wheels having rotated through one or two revolutions. So they HAVE 4x4, they just can't get unstuck to engage it.
     
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    4WD is the risk homeostasis of driving pickup trucks off-road. It mostly just gets you stuck worse than a 2WD pickup can.
     
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    http://interchange.puc.texas.gov/search/documents/?controlNumber=51812&itemNumber=14

    File Stamp 2/23/2021

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    Here's the word from our power co-operative:

    Billing and Rates Update
    On Wednesday, February 17, Darryl Schriver, President/CEO, discussed rates and billing in the 12:30 pm video update. We were starting to receive questions from members regarding rates and how the event would impact member bills. Here are the highlights:

    • Your bill amount is based on the amount of kilowatt-hours you consume. When you are off, you do not use electricity and will not be charged for it. When you are on, you will be using electricity. We expect members to have high kWh consumption due to the cold temperatures and heaters running longer.
    • Our rates are set. We have not changed our rates since 2002 and the board does not expect a rate increase. The winter rate is $0.064 per kWh.
    • Power cost recovery factor (PCRF) will be looked out. We have had similar crises like this before, and PCRF adjustments have been fair and spread over a long period of time to keep bills steady.
    • Learn more about rates and PCRF here.
     
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    All from out of state. WTF?
     
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    Just like the board members for many companies, it has little to do with their connection to the area/company and more to do with their "connections" to people in power, usually very wealthy people. It amazes me the amount of compensation some board members receive for essentially showing up to a quarterly meeting and maybe voting once or twice a year. Lots of people serve on multiple corporate boards. Nice work if you can get it.
     
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    I used to blast my 2WD Ford Courier through snowbanks (on road) until I got stuck. Then I’d put it in reverse, get out and push, jump back in when it started moving on its own, and start blasting again.

    A row of cinder blocks across the back helped a lot, too. ;)
     
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    And it gets you stuck much farther off the beaten track, meaning that the monster tow truck outfit can charge way more to come all that way out there to pull you out. There are guys that make good cash retrieving the nice shiny 4x4s of hapless city boys.