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Is.lowering my dad's new truck a terrible idea?

My father is 80 and has a form of Muscular Dystrophy that is making it increasingly difficult for him to get in and out of his truck. He recently traded his Ford F-150 for a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, hoping he would have an easier time, but he hasn't had the results he was hoping for. He is now thinking of having it lowered. I have some questions. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on May 7, 2016 - 12 answers

When Spring Break Turns Deadly - Garage Door Edition

My 1954 MCM ranch house still has the original single-panel garage door (see here). The original spring hardware looks pretty scary...but how dangerous is it, and what are my options for eventually replacing it/the door with something that won't anger my inner design critic? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Dec 1, 2015 - 11 answers

I do not think it means what you think it means

Is there a phrase in English that means the opposite of "bottom out"--i.e., to exceed the limit of travel in a suspension spring mechanism in the upward direction? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Jul 5, 2015 - 19 answers

Camarillo or Camarillo Springs?

There are multiple mudslide reports in "Camarillo Springs, CA" in Ventura County. But isn't just called "Camarillo"? Isn't the golf course "Camarillo Springs?"
posted by mrmarley on Dec 12, 2014 - 6 answers

I need help buying a new bed

I have never in my life bought a bed. I have never in my adult life owned a new mattress. I have always slept on hand-me-downs or give-aways. I am ready to invest in a new, top-quality mattress and box springs but I don't have the first idea of how or where to start. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Mar 28, 2014 - 33 answers

Is it safe to visit Bagby Hot Springs?

My girlfriend and I are going to Portland next week for the first time, and had been planning to take a day to drive out to the Bagby Hot Springs (she was thrilled when she found out they're the springs featured in Old Joy). Upon researching further, I discovered that it doesn't have the greatest reputation in terms of safety. But, much of what I read was from years ago, and it's difficult to an find up-to-date state of things. For those who have been there recently, is it a reasonably safe trip? [more inside]
posted by (lambda (x) x) on Jun 7, 2013 - 7 answers

What's the best Albany Airport / Saratoga Springs transit option?

Transit options from/to Albany Airport to/from Saratoga Springs? [more inside]
posted by sarah_pdx on Jul 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Day Trips for Cheap?

Looking for cool and cheap day trips accessible from Oakland. Preferably things like hot springs, nature/hiking, cheap wineries, etc. Any recommendations? Thanks for your help!
posted by Equiprimordial on Jun 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Summer Vacation Filter: Pagosa Springs Edition!

Summer Vacation Filter: Pagosa Springs Edition! BF and I will be staying in Pagosa Springs during the first full week of June and have never been to the area before. Any tips or recommendations for activities to make our trip great? [more inside]
posted by PaulaSchultz on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Something to do in Georgia

Things to do, places to see in somewhat rural GA for the next two weeks? [more inside]
posted by who squared on May 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Weekend in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs - where to stay, what to eat, what to do - for a weekend? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Oct 22, 2010 - 18 answers

My Kingdom for a Ride!

What are the possible ways to get from Downtown San Francisco to Napa Valley/Harbin Hot Springs and back. [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Nov 5, 2008 - 8 answers

What's good in and aroudn Hot Springs, Arkansas?

We'll be around Hot Springs, Arkansas for a few days. What are fun local sights/foods/places/daytrips? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on May 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Accessing Bagby Hot Springs in April

I'd like to soak in Bagby hot springs this weekend (Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon). Never been there before so I'm looking for advice concerning when it opens and how hard it would be to get there this time of year. Also, where to camp? [more inside]
posted by charlesroper on Apr 24, 2008 - 11 answers

Recommendations for B&Bs in CO high country

Steamboat Springs, CO Filter: I want to plan a weekend getaway for my loving hubby and I to a bed and breakfast in or around Steamboat. We are total foodies and live for amazing breakfasts. I've done some preliminary research, but it's hard to tell from websites, etc. how the experience will really be. Can anyone recommend a bed and breakfast in the area where you had an incredible experience overall, but with the food in particular? [more inside]
posted by crunchtopmuffin on Apr 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Home Mechanics

Where can I find a site dedicated to modern or classic home mechanisms... [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Jan 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Proposing in Palm Springs

Looking to propose while in Palm Springs this Thanksgiving. Any good romantic restaurants or locations that can be recommended?... We'll be spending the night at Sea Mountain Inn and I want to make this as special as possible...all ideas welcome...thanks
posted by matthelm on Oct 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Tiny little springs

boing! Anyone know where I can buy tiny springs (1mm outer diameter)? [more inside]
posted by aubilenon on Oct 9, 2007 - 13 answers

If this car's a-rocking, will I be spending a lot of money, or crash and die on the highway?

Why does my car make knocking sounds and get all swervy? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jun 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Fun things to do in Steamboat Springs?

Reccomendations of what to do in Steamboat Springs, CO? [more inside]
posted by genefinder on Mar 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Where can I buy a compression spring?

Where the heck do you buy a spring? Surprisingly interesting details inside. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jul 18, 2004 - 16 answers

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