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Manufacturers usually do a rust-prevention treatment to the undersides of their cars, typically either as the parts are completed or before the painted parts are installed. And those cars are the ones you see with rust everywhere. A quality rust proofing to the underbody is something like Rhino Lining, but is applied to the completed vehicle by an aftermarket vendor. In places like Chicago that use salt for ice control on the roads, it's probably a good idea to get something applied aftermarket to take care of the spaces and joints that factory treatments don't get.

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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
10 years on a DD that you'll be beating on a lot is asking quite a bit, by then you'll likely be getting into the area of "it costs more to fix than it's worth".
DD? dd?
     
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Jun 16, 2015, 09:07 AM
 
Sorry, "Daily Driver".
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Jun 16, 2015, 10:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
You're off your game today, man.
Deflection and ignoring proof that you're wrong? You're at the peak of yours.
     
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Jun 16, 2015, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Deflection and ignoring proof that you're wrong?
Now that's deflection.
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Jun 16, 2015, 02:26 PM
 
Tangentially related:

Anyone have recommendations on a Bluetooth mic which deflects wind noise?
     
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Earbud style?
     
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Jun 16, 2015, 03:05 PM
 
Whatever works, ya know?

I hate sticking things in my ears, so a speakerphone dealie would be ideal, but wind attenuation is what matters most.

As an aside, can't be arsed to write the actual joke, but the punchline is "aural sodomy".
     
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Jun 17, 2015, 03:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Now that's deflection.
Let's make this really easy for you. Two musicians. One books small local venues that can hold 100 people and sells out every show. The second one books 100,000-person arenas and fills them to 90% capacity every time.

Who has more followers? Who is making more money?
     
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Jun 17, 2015, 04:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Let's make this really easy for you. Two musicians. One books small local venues that can hold 100 people and sells out every show. The second one books 100,000-person arenas and fills them to 90% capacity every time.

Who has more followers? Who is making more money?
That analogy doesn't fit at all.
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Jun 17, 2015, 04:50 PM
 
I don't particularly want to get caught in the crossfire, but around here:

City/local suburbs dealerships: Small, crammed in small lots. Usually only luxury or common brands (Honda, BMW)

Further suburbs/Country dealerships: plenty of room for miles and miles of cars, parking lots the size of small towns. Families of cars on one street, dealerships lined up.

When car shopping it was all about the suburbs for us. Except that CRV test drive.
     
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Jun 17, 2015, 04:58 PM
 
Most of the places I pondered going to (and both places I ended up) were in BFE.
     
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Jun 17, 2015, 05:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I don't particularly want to get caught in the crossfire, but around here:

City/local suburbs dealerships: Small, crammed in small lots. Usually only luxury or common brands (Honda, BMW)

Further suburbs/Country dealerships: plenty of room for miles and miles of cars, parking lots the size of small towns. Families of cars on one street, dealerships lined up.

When car shopping it was all about the suburbs for us. Except that CRV test drive.
It isn't though, most car dealerships around here are small, 30-50 cars, max. Likely it's because of tax laws and dealers being required to pay sales tax if a car sits on their lot for too long. Our Fiat/VW/Audi dealer (there's only 1) has ~40 new cars at any given time and most of those are basic grocery-getters.
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Jun 17, 2015, 06:15 PM
 
Yeah... way different here (30 miles outside the city). The Ford and Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram dealerships were ginormous.

At the Ford dealer we drove from the showroom to where the commercial vehicles were stashed.
     
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Jun 17, 2015, 08:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
That analogy doesn't fit at all.
Oh wow you avoided answering the question! That was weird and totally unexpected!!
     
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Jun 17, 2015, 10:57 PM
 
There was a question in that post? WTF? Have you been drinking too much again?
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Jun 18, 2015, 12:00 AM
 
^^^

My spidey senses told me there was a stupid comment hidden under that "View Post" link. And I just couldn't resist. For the record ... I counted TWO question marks in Laminar's post. Carry on ...

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Jun 25, 2015, 05:04 AM
 
****, yeah...



The show I packed this for just got canceled. Maybe I'll yank everything out and place it in an array for comparison to my other load-out.

This does makes me think I don't really have room for shelves.
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 06:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Things change, but this is most of my "basic" load-out.

It's a little hard to tell where apartment shit ends and the loadout begins, but said loadout includes the four chairs, two stools, chrome rolly cart, and the ****ing six-foot folding table.



It's not everything I packed, either.
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 06:06 AM
 
I like your rugs.
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Jun 25, 2015, 06:09 AM
 
Thank you!
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 06:52 AM
 
The lighter one under the table (in the background) appears to be Ottoman, maybe ~late 18th or early 19th century (or a decent replica made with a quality veg dye).
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Jun 25, 2015, 07:14 AM
 
Considering how many times my cats have hurled on it, we can all be glad it's a reproduction.
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 07:21 AM
 
This one is probably my fave, but it's a lot more angular than my others, which is not to everyone's taste.

     
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Jun 25, 2015, 08:31 AM
 
Shelves may help you pack better, and avoid the "throwing things on top in garbage bags" scenario? I see a lot of space at the top being unused. Unless of course, you know, that's for visibility.
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 08:56 AM
 
Heh...

The garbage bag is an unusual one.

It's filled with towels. Not part of the regular load.
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 09:01 AM
 
Just to balance out the rugfest a little bit, I'd like to say that I hate your rugs. But on the bright side, great packing skills and you definitely made the right choice with your van!
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Just to balance out the rugfest a little bit, I'd like to say that I hate your rugs.
You and my ex should get together.

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But on the bright side, great packing skills and you definitely made the right choice with your van!
Thank you! I used to be truck loading bitch back in the day.

The van has made decisions like "let's bring seats for the musicians which don't look like they belong at a picnic, and throw in a 6-foot merch table while we're at it" not only possible, but casual.
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 10:14 AM
 
How can someone hate Turkish rugs?
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How can someone hate Turkish rugs?
Someone has to buy all that polka dot shit.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
The van has made decisions like "let's bring seats for the musicians which don't look like they belong at a picnic, and throw in a 6-foot merch table while we're at it" not only possible, but casual.
I think any wagon you got would not have been able to hold all that, without severe tetris and a roof rack.
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 11:11 AM
 
I just showed the rug comment to a Persian friend, who's from a family that started trading rugs in the days of the silk road. He was most impressed with the rug identification prowess displayed here.
     
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I hate the intricate Turkish/Persian rugs as a general rule. But my taste runs more to modern and sleek with bold patterns. Obviously that is not really what they are about.
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Jun 25, 2015, 04:14 PM
 
Thats some pretty impressive car packing. I thought that I was good but you take it to another level.

EDIT : so that I don't have to trawl though the previous posts, what car/van did you actually get?
     
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Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
I just showed the rug comment to a Persian friend, who's from a family that started trading rugs in the days of the silk road. He was most impressed with the rug identification prowess displayed here.
Aww, shucks.
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Thats some pretty impressive car packing. I thought that I was good but you take it to another level.

EDIT : so that I don't have to trawl though the previous posts, what car/van did you actually get?
It's the Ram Promaster City, which is what they call the Fiat Doblò here in the states.
     
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Jun 25, 2015, 09:01 PM
 
Also, it's nice to hear people compliment my packing.

I don't really think about it, so the comments are pleasantly unexpected.
     
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Jun 26, 2015, 11:59 AM
 
I was designated packer during family vacations. The key I found was to get everything together so you can plan before putting anything in. You're load is going to be mostly the same right?
     
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Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
I was designated packer during family vacations. The key I found was to get everything together so you can plan before putting anything in. You're load is going to be mostly the same right?
The "getting everything together" ends up conjoined with my system not to forget things. It all goes in a big pile so I can do a mental check.

The loadout actually varies a fair amount.

Props and photography/video stay the same. Lights come most of the time, but not for an outdoor, daytime show like this one was supposed to be. For this gig we needed to bring our own sound system, mics, etc., but most venues already have that. Same with a merch table. Most venues have a table you can steal for the duration.
     
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Aww, shucks.
Well, what he really did was chuckle a bit.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Also, it's nice to hear people compliment my packing.

I don't really think about it, so the comments are pleasantly unexpected.
Where were you when I moved last week...
     
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Where were you when I moved last week...
That reminds me of a bumper sticker I have seen more than once:
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Where were you when I moved last week...
Uh, about 2000 miles east?
     
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Uh, about 2000 miles east?
Cool story, bro, but he didn't ask YOU ;-)

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I think the only way you can get from France to Seattle in 2,000 miles is with a big drill and some flame-retardant underpants.
     
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LOL

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But maybe, just maybe, if one looked at the distance between Seattle and Chicago, all would be clear.

Then again this is the Lounge.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
But maybe, just maybe, if one looked at the distance between Seattle and Chicago, all would be clear.

Then again this is the Lounge.
Ignore the professional sourpuss; I almost made a similar joke.
     
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I figured I should post this before things get too off-topic.

How I Turned My Subaru Outback Into a Real Adventuremobile
     
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Bleh, how'd I know that was going to be Wes Siler before clicking?
     
 
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