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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Electric Tesla Model X Towing a Semi Truck Stuck in the Snow Watch a Tesla Model X beat an Alfa Romeo 4C in a drag race … while towing a 4C The 4C isn't designed for straight line acceleration but on the same principle as Lotus. Very light, small engine and great handling. It only has a 1.75 litre engine with 237 HP. The Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan is a second faster to 60 than the 4C.
wilber1 05/19/18 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Very Disappointed with New Keystone Alpine

Why did you notcatch this or some of this in your pdi and not accept the trailer? Why didn't the manufacturer or dealer catch it? Not everyone is physically able to crawl around on the top of an RV. What about all the stuff you can't see on a PDI? That is what quality quality control is supposed to be about.
wilber1 05/08/18 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee?

GC Trackhawk 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and rated to tow 7200 lbs. You can have your cake and eat it.
wilber1 05/08/18 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why I will not retire

Retired 12 years now. Even though I really liked what I did, life is short and I still won't get to do all the other things I want to do while I'm still able.
wilber1 05/04/18 08:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: aluminum can crusher

How about using your foot.... free, and no mounting needed.. Yup
wilber1 05/04/18 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Bosch diesel technology provides solution to NOx problem

It will be interesting to see if this lives up to Bosch’s claims. A big deal if it does.
wilber1 04/26/18 09:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Bosch diesel technology provides solution to NOx problem

The answer to the second to the last question was the best. Apparently Bosch spent all this money on research, development, fabrication, testing, and re-do so they could give this fantastic new technology away for FREE!!!!! Anyone want to buy a bridge? Of course it won't be free. What's your point?
wilber1 04/25/18 07:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Big horsepower Ram gasser on way?

I was looking at Hellcats at a SoCal dealer last month, it had a half dozen Chargers and one Challenger. The dealer was tacking on a $15,000 premium over the sticker price.
wilber1 04/25/18 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: which penetrating oil is the best?

PB Blast 1st. then Brake fluid works great too, coke cola removes rust Removes rust, cleans windows and a whole bunch of stuff yet people still drink it.
wilber1 04/23/18 08:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: 1500 vs 2500

For me, a big consideration would be the 8 spd transmission in the 1500 vs the 6 spd in the 2500. If the weights worked and I had no intention of getting a heavier trailer in future, I would be looking at the 1500.
wilber1 04/23/18 08:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sweet spot for 4.10 gears

^^^^^^^ Dude where the HE!! does all that info come from??? Your brain must be very cluttered. I tow mostly at 60 in 6th at 1,750 rpm's combined 33k average all conditions 9mpg. Any faster I get worse mileage. Any slower I get better. Less clutter in my brain. :B True, mechanical losses and drag increase with RPM and speed. WOT calculations are only useful if operating at WOT, which none of us do unless climbing steep grades. At least I don't. With turbo diesels with quite flat torque curves, if you stay some ways into the fattest part of the curve, HP differences will be smaller with changes in RPM. That's my theory anyway.
wilber1 04/21/18 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: New tire question

Replaced the original Michelin LTX A/S with Michelin Defender LTX M/S and they are working out well.
wilber1 04/18/18 10:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck limit

My thinking parallels CWSWine's X2
wilber1 04/17/18 07:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The confounding 3/4 ton truck...

"Manufacturers do not make the law. Legislatures make the law. The sticker doesn't mean anything about what is legal to haul. It's like the tag on your mattress. It tells you what the vehicle is about. I taught truck and vehicle law for over 20 years and was recognized by the courts in truck weights. I didn't get my knowledge by listening to some fat guy around a campfire like a lot of the 'experts' on this forum. " They do if the legislators say the manufacturer's number is the law as it does where I live. I doubt there is a one size fits all answer to this question.
wilber1 04/16/18 08:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The confounding 3/4 ton truck...

Here's how it works in BC.
wilber1 04/16/18 04:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th Wheel Hitch Ripping off Camper!!??

She should talk with insurance agent also. And a good attorney! Maybe with enough bad press these manufacturers will up there game as far as quality! We have “FAR” too many frame failures in the RV industry. If the trucking industry had these types of failures....you could bet your “behind” that the DOT would be involved! Didn't stop Lippert from turning out axles with grease contaminated brakes for years. The manufacturer of our unit gave up on them and switched to Dexter.
wilber1 04/16/18 11:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: FCA(Marchionne) says diesel is dead

All electric still does NOT have the duty cycle for towing...hybrid yes, but not all electric Battery size and cooling of both electric motor/batteries are the current issues True, that's why trucks are different, but privately owned trucks used as tow vehicles represent a tiny portion of world wide diesel sales.
wilber1 04/14/18 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA(Marchionne) says diesel is dead

Marchionne is looking at the way European cities are coming down on diesels and sees the writing on the wall. NA is a niche market for diesel when you look at the number sold and doesn't really factor into manufacturers diesel car plans. Trucks are different. Electric is where its at these days. Jaguar I Pace is now coming out. 394 HP, 512Lb Ft, all wheel drive, 0-60 in 4 seconds and over 200 mile range. Audi Etron next year. Look out Tesla Model X.
wilber1 04/14/18 05:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5er that extends over the cab

We had one for twelve years. Nice rig. The extended front does the same thing as a bed slide except it extends over the cab instead of out the side. Height was just over 12 ft which isn't abnormal and it towed great. You did have to pay attention when maneuvering around trees because the front did extend out over the side of the truck in tight turns.
wilber1 04/09/18 10:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Website for dogs entering canada, rules

We had a recreational property in the US for nearly 30 years and took our labs across the border constantly. We were never asked for anything more than a valid rabies vaccination certificate and rarely at that.
wilber1 04/08/18 05:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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