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  1. So glad I could provide a few laughs for you, WILDEBILL308. I don't want to get into a debate about my RVing lifestyle and choices, but I hope you don't mind if I just clarify a few things in response to your post: 1. Yes, modern credit cards have a chip, along with a magnetic stripe. The problem is that many gas stations still do not have chip readers installed (at the pump or inside), so the magnetic stripe is still used at the point of purchase. 2. Yes, credit card companies are very good at identifying fraudulent use quickly. The problem is that the company will then need to send you a new card, and you will need to enter the new card's numbers into all the online sites that stored your old card numbers, including airline and hotel and rental car websites, online retailers, subscription services, etc. 3. My blog is ad-free, and I am not affiliated with any company or product that I happen to mention in the articles I write. If someone clicks the link in my original post, I receive zero income. And if you're wondering why I write, it's because I enjoy writing. -- Bill
  2. The Love's app does not allow you to use common credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, etc.), but that app will work if you enter a Love's Express card or an EFS card as your payment method. The apps I discussed in my article mentioned in the original post will all accept conventional credit cards.
  3. I'm traveling much shorter -- a 34'4" Tiffin Open Road (Class A gasser) and not towing. So I can use many different types of gas stations and almost never rely on truck stops . . . and I do have to stop more often than you. Perhaps that's why I prefer not to go inside and wait in a line to pay for my gas. Still, going inside to pay is safer than paying at the pump, where "skimming" has become one of the most common causes of credit card fraud. However, as mentioned in my article, the latest hacker strategy targets the gas station's internal data network. That means that your account information is at risk even if you go inside to swipe your credit card. -- Bill
  4. I've just completed a 2400-mile trip without getting out my credit card at a gas station . . . see my blog post at https://openroadscapes.com/blog/2019/12/22/fueling-cybercrime -- Bill
  5. Sorry, manholt, I just thought the new article was appropriate for this discussion thread, especially since it was in an FMCA publication. Perhaps I need to clarify that I have no association with LiquidSpring and also that my blog is not monetized. I usually come to the FMCA forums to find answers for technical questions and opinions on mods and repairs -- this is a great resource.
  6. In this new article from FMCA's June familyRVing issue, Mark Quasius provides a very thorough description of LiquidSpring's suspension design and installation on a Newmar Canyon Star:https://www.dropbox.com/s/w1j72n9wcl6ywvp/familyRVing%20article%20on%20LiquidSpring.pdf?dl=0
  7. The Henderson’s Line-Up crew (and their SuperSteer manufacturing division) recently wrote about their experience installing the LiquidSpring adaptive suspension system on a 2016 Tiffin Allegro, including details about the installation and before/after test results (http://www.supersteerparts.com/blog/2017/11/liquid-spring-rv-test/). There’s a lot more detail in their article than in my earlier blog posts about this mod, but their observations are very similar. The biggest difference was seen in their measurements of ride harshness over potholes and large bumps, as shown in the graph below. The LiquidSpring-modified coach showed a substantial improvement in shock and vibration; surprisingly, the same coach equipped with their typical suite of rear suspension mods (more and better sway bars and shocks plus a trac bar) actually had a harsher ride than an unmodified coach! Their final recommendation is to combine the LiquidSpring rear suspension with the usual assortment of front end enhancements (including Koni shocks, Sumo Springs, and a Safe-T-Plus) . . . this is essentially how my 2017 Tiffin Allegro 32SA is currently outfitted (see https://openroadscapes.com/blog/2017/10/21/from-springs-liquidspring-part-3-road-test).
  8. I just wrote up a series of articles about switching out the rear suspension of my Tiffin Class A motorhome to the LiquidSpring system. If you're interested, here are the links: https://openroadscapes.com/blog/2017/10/14/from-springs-to-liquidspring-part-1-why-and-why-not https://openroadscapes.com/blog/2017/10/17/from-springs-to-liquidspring-part-2-the-transformation https://openroadscapes.com/blog/2017/10/21/from-springs-liquidspring-part-3-road-test -- Bill
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