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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   September 23rd 2018, 1:24 pm

We'll see what happens after Monday when tariffs go into effect. In theory we should all be paying more for American made products given better benefits and lifestyle. We'll see if American manufacturers also take the opportunity to jack up their prices.

We upgraded our dishwasher yesterday and the sales guy said LG and Samsung appliances were not selling. Said LG/Samsung will start moving manufacturing to the US.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   September 23rd 2018, 4:39 pm

Any recommendations on portable generators? Looks like a EU2200i is about $1k on Amazon. Of course there are much cheaper and more powerful generators out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   September 23rd 2018, 6:56 pm

I bought an LG refrigerator over the summer, about $2800. The salesman (Reliable family business at location for 30 years) Said that while he like the Samsung, the customer service was so bad that they stopped carrying the brand until it gets better.

As for a generator, I would go name brand if possible with a duel fuel system. I wish I had that for my Briggs and Stratton generator. I bought it the day a hurricane hit and there were not a lot of options. My Honda generator was too small and wouldn't idle up or down. It was a mother board part that broke and I tried on and off for a year to get the new part. I can buy an adapter for the Briggs and Stratton but I think it cost around $160.

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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   September 24th 2018, 9:18 pm

We bought a Whirlpool refrigerator, made in USA.
Dutch doors on top, beverage drawer in the middle, pull out freezer on bottom.

My R410A gauges are made in the USA too.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   September 26th 2018, 12:47 pm

My old Eu2000i has been in storage for 5 or more years. I cleaned the carb, fuel filter, fuel tank, lines but still unable to bring it to life. I should look for a local power shop just to see how expensive it would be. We didn't use it much so there should be plenty of life left in it.

The little 2000i doesn't push much of a load for sure but it's pretty quiet. Was hoping to use it on a little camping trip with my son.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   September 26th 2018, 4:36 pm

You will most likely pay a $75 fee for them to find the problem plus replacement parts and labor. Honda is a good generator but parts could be hard to get for an older model.
I bet my Honda generator didn't even have 75 running hours on it when it quit. It is recommended that you run them once a month. I am negligent when it comes to that.

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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   September 27th 2018, 8:14 pm

Picked up some new sneakers for the Blazer today.
From WalMart, surprised they were made in the USA. They are an old tread design so tooling is long paid for and with 251K on the truck, who knows how long I'll need them.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 2nd 2018, 11:54 pm

Bought a Mathews Triax compound bow. Very quiet and smooth on the release. It's a little heavy but a very nice first bow. It's gonna take some time to dial it in as I went with a higher tech garmin xero site. The setup is way over my capabilities so hopefully I keep getting better over time.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 2nd 2018, 11:58 pm

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You will most likely pay a $75 fee for them to find the problem plus replacement parts and labor. Honda is a good generator but parts could be hard to get for an older model.
I bet my Honda generator didn't even have 75 running hours on it when it quit. It is recommended that you run them once a month. I am negligent when it comes to that.

I would run it regularly when I had the popup trailer but that's been at least 8 years ago. Yikes, time flies!

They took a $55 deposit to diagnose and will call to get approval before changing parts. We'll see if it's worth repairing.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 3rd 2018, 11:03 am

Just yesterday I was 22.

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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 3rd 2018, 4:14 pm


Bought a set of Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT's today.
I don't think a single one of the OEM Firestone Transforce AT's were actually round.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 3rd 2018, 5:28 pm

The tires look good. They have a rugged off-road look but the tread looks like it will handle highway driving well.

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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 3rd 2018, 6:08 pm

http://us.coopertire.com/tires/discoverer-at3-xlt.aspx
Standard Limited Warranty
Free 45-Day Road Test
60,000 Mile Treadwear Protection - LT-metric sizes

The Discoverer AT3 XLT™️ with Durable Tread Technology™️ hauls heavy loads with less wear and are built to withstand ongoing assault from dirt and gravel. Available in larger sizes.

Designed to prevent shredding on rocky and gravel terrain
Extreme durability for hauling
Rugged, biting edges on the shoulder of the tire, for extra grip and resistance to punctures
Stops on average at least 10 feet shorter on wet roads*
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 3rd 2018, 7:21 pm

Are you also putting on custom wheels, or keeping the ones on the truck?

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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 3rd 2018, 9:20 pm

pup wrote:

I don't think a single one of the OEM Firestone Transforce AT's were actually round.

Tires I replaced were Transforce ATs and were in terrible shape too. Less than 3 yrs old, felt like belts had slipped.
However myself and others have had good luck with the Transforce HT, just a mild highway tread pattern.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 3rd 2018, 9:31 pm

I'm on my second set of AT3's, and when these are gone will buy another set. Occasionally they have a $70.00 rebate, got it with my first set. I run standard 235-85-16's (E load) and got the first set for $480.00.
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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 4th 2018, 9:25 am

TheQuig wrote:
Are you also putting on custom wheels, or keeping the ones on the truck?

Kept the stock wheels. Went back with stock size tires.




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PostSubject: Re: Made in USA   October 4th 2018, 9:27 am

Truth wrote:
I'm on my second set of AT3's, and when these are gone will buy another set. Occasionally they have a $70.00 rebate, got it with my first set. I run standard 235-85-16's (E load) and got the first set for $480.00.
These came with a $50 Discount Tire rebate and a $70 Cooper rebate.
Stock size on this truck is LT275/70R18--they ran $191 each before the rebates
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