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RE: Moose on deck...!

Neat photo..quite a surprise, I bet. The collar...looks like a Conservation Dept. tracker collar ?
Lessmore 04/24/18 06:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: 25 reasons to hate Gonzo

Excellent...part two.
Lessmore 04/23/18 09:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: 25 reasons to hate Gonzo

Very Good
Lessmore 04/22/18 07:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Back in a Ram soon

Congrats on your purchase of the Dodge. A question, why do you think the one year older Chevy truck has a rust issue and the one year newer Dodge doesn't ?
Lessmore 04/22/18 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Coast to Coast- Art Bell passes away

I can't seem to get onto Coast to Coast via my computer...even at the radio station locations where it plays...without a popup asking if I'm a C2C member ?
Lessmore 04/18/18 07:31pm Around the Campfire
Coast to Coast- Art Bell passes away

Art Bell of Coast to Coast radio passes away I used to listen to Art and enjoy his radio programming. He was quite popular in the USA and Canada . He had everything from conspiracy theories, UFO's, Bigfoot....many, many topics and always had interesting guests and was a star at getting to the stories of mystery and intrigue. RIP Art.
Lessmore 04/14/18 10:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Towing with Pentastar V6 pickup truck

No way I'd try it with a pentastar. Mine is only 290hp but it's pretty weak. Heck, the 8-speed drops gears with a strong head wind. You'll be going down the road at 4k rpms....and probably at 50mph. 290 hp ? Sounds like you have one in a sedan. Believe all the 3.6 liter V6 installed in newer Dodge pickups are the 305 hp version. Gearing in each individual gear could be different from a truck to a car.
Lessmore 04/12/18 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with Pentastar V6 pickup truck

The Dodge 3.6 liter V6 has 305 hp, an 8 speed transmission. Yup the hp comes at high rpm, but then the Mopar V6 does have dual overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder. A few decades ago an engine with features like DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder and 305 hp out of 3.6 liters...would be a very expensive European sports engine. Back a couple of decades ago...the big OHV...2 valves per cylinder V8 in a Dodge truck was the 360 (5.9 liter) engine...it pumped out 245 hp, 330 ft.,lbs of torque, the Dodge 4.7 liter truck engine was good for 250 hp, but less torque at it's best rating. And they only had 4 speed transmissions! So you got twice as many gears...over 50 more hp, less torque...probably about 50-60 ft. lbs in the 3.6 liter Dodge truck engine. I dunno what Mopar rates the Dodge V6 truck engine's tow rating at...but I would assume the 3.6 can handle the rating. Technology has made a difference.
Lessmore 04/12/18 11:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Newly Married HUMOR

I think your right. We go shopping once a week at our local grocery store and one a month at Costco. The more I think about it, the more having my groceries delivered appeals to me. Costco now will mail your medications in bubble packs..already sorted.
Lessmore 04/11/18 07:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Newly Married HUMOR

Do live in an isolated area or an urban area with plenty of shopping options ? Do you save money ordering and having Amazon deliver and how long does it usually take for your order to arrive ? I ask as we have an elderly relative who lives at her home, may not drive for very much longer and Amazon grocery shopping may be a good idea for her.
Lessmore 04/10/18 08:35pm Around the Campfire
Power steering fluid

Question about power steering fluid. I have an older GM ( '07 Buick LaCrosse) vehicle which in the past has leaked power steering fluid. If I were to add some, do I need to add the same brand, same type, etc. I think it has a silicon type fluid now...would it need to be silicon fluid ? Any issues, concerns that I should be aware of ? Thanks.
Lessmore 04/05/18 03:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Heat pumps are pretty much the standard for Phoenix AZ homes. But they do not work well in climates where it gets really cold. Occasionally it dips into the 20s (every few years) and the pumps shortcomings become obvious. I don't see how that can work effectively in cold weather with cars. I also do not see how an EV can cool a auto cabin when it is 115+ without a MAJOR hit on the battery. Most auto ACs are in the 4 ton range. They need to be as interior temps in Phoenix can easily top 160 for a parked car! It takes a POWERFUL AC system to cool that down in a reasonable time frame. If there are some magic tricks that can make these things possible... Why are we not using them here in Phoenix now? Well, I don’t know either, but our cars cool down very fast and once they are cool the meter showing how much the climate control is drawing drops to around 1kw ish, it’s a pretty small space to cool. But it doesn’t get to 115 here, maybe 105 max. If we are shopping in Costco or wherever, we’ll pull out the iPhone and pre-cool the car for 5 minutes before we get back. Kinda handy. Re the heat pump. Yes, the heat pump only works down to a certain temp and then the resistance heater kicks in. It is quite noticeable on the meter that shows how much power the climate control is using. But again, pretty small space and with the heated seats we tend not to put the inside temp above 18 C. John, you're in a moderate climate (southern B.C...am I correct) , not a huge range in temps compared to the Canadian prairies for example where temps can range...in a year.. from the extremes of -40 to + 30 C. or more. With that moderate climate, there will not be the same huge demand on vehicle, in cabin heating...of -30 C or cooling at plus 30-35 C ...which can occur with some regularity in climates that have extreme heat or cold. I have a number of relatives who live in Vancouver and they loe the climate...because it is moderate....and they know extreme temps as they are originally from Winterpeg...where the winters are cold, real cold, the summers are hot , prairie summers. There are a lot of areas in the northern USA and Canada that have extreme temps...not moderate. Moderate does not make the same demands on cooling and heating...cars, houses, buildings as an extreme climate.
Lessmore 04/04/18 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Lessmore...here is the first one to goes to your prophetic post... This newbie on the EV-CUV offerings shows the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace beating the Tesla X. Two article links below Jaguar vs Tesla X 2019 Jaguar I-Pace: brief first drive of all-electric luxury crossover Video of that drag race Video standing start to 60...to stop I think that once Mercedes, GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and others get rolling on electric and electric hybrid vehicle...Tesla could find themselves with more competition than they will like or perhaps be able to handle. And rolling these manufacturers will get. I have read that most of them are talking about switching to electric/hybrid electric within a brief, vehicle generational passage of time. No, I don't have all the statements from the different manufacturers who have stated this, this isn't a university term paper and I don't intend to provide...sources, sources...as some demand. We know it, it's common knowledge, it's about tho be a fait accompli. Let's face it, these large automotive companies have huge dealer networks, huge infrastructure and also strong consumer confidence when it comes to the average Joe thinking about whether it is financially 'safe' to buy completely new technology...new to the consumer. We are in the beginning of a new age of motive power...whether all of us like it not. I'm one that's not to crazy about it, but probably within the next 15 years if I haven't shuffled off my mortal coil...I will be dragged kicking and screaming...into the electric...or at least electric hybrid, brave new world. Thanks Ben, It seemed logical to me that the biggest automotive manufacturers wouldn't/ won't stand still for very long in developing their own EV's, if there is going to be a sea change in a completely different type of power (electric vs internal combustion) and that newby Tesla would have difficulty competing with the big boys...in infrastructure, service, dealers, etc. Competing with the big boys has been tried before, with significantly innovative forms of personal transportation...the revolutionary Tucker car comes to mind and when was the last time you saw a Tucker with family and a week's load of groceries heading for home on the highways and byways . Cost, infrastructure, ability to service, dealer numbers and setup, etc....hard to compete with well established companies...when you're the new boy. I still think that an issue that hasn't been resolved with electric only vehicles..is how will they surmount the issue of losing significant electric power in the extreme winter cold northern states/provinces in North America. Given that very cold winter temps deplete batteries rapidly and given that electric cars heat the cabin from those same batteries that power the motors...and that many northern areas...Canadian prairies, Midwest, Montana, Wyoming, etc...are not heavily populated, don't necessarily have a lot of charge infrastructure and towns are not always close...I don't see how completely EV vehicles are ready for prime time in many of these areas..yet....if ever in the foreseeable future. Electric cars and achieving claimed mileage on a charge. To me, hybrid IC/electric vehicles make more sense than pure electric vehicles, for areas with cold winters...and just in general. I understand that EV's batteries, in addition to providing heat/defrosting....that those same batteries provide A.C to the cabin...wonder how much A/C on full, would deplete batteries ? Anyways...in view of all this, I would rather have a backup..ie; small IC engine to take over when my vehicle runs out of juice...a hybrid electric/IC vehicle. Good morning all. The climate control typically effects our range by 10 or 15 percent wether it is the heat pump or AC. Probably one of the big attractions for us is the climate control system. This morning it is a few degrees below zero. 5 minutes before I leave for work I’ll grab my iPhone and select prewarm for my car. When I get in the car will be warm, the heated steering wheel and seats will be toasty and the windows clear. It warms up VERY fast. I wouldn’t recommend EV’s for folks who have to make frequent long distance trips in the northern states and provinces. A nice 4 wheel drive SUV would be my choice for those conditions. They work well for us in an urban environment though. We seldom make trips of more than 150 km per year. (Unless we are in the motorhome). Cheers. John, I would suggest you read the link in my previous post. Your numbers don't tally with their numbers. Les Electric cars and achieving claimed mileage on a charge.
Lessmore 04/03/18 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Lessmore...here is the first one to goes to your prophetic post... This newbie on the EV-CUV offerings shows the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace beating the Tesla X. Two article links below Jaguar vs Tesla X 2019 Jaguar I-Pace: brief first drive of all-electric luxury crossover Video of that drag race Video standing start to 60...to stop I think that once Mercedes, GM, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and others get rolling on electric and electric hybrid vehicle...Tesla could find themselves with more competition than they will like or perhaps be able to handle. And rolling these manufacturers will get. I have read that most of them are talking about switching to electric/hybrid electric within a brief, vehicle generational passage of time. No, I don't have all the statements from the different manufacturers who have stated this, this isn't a university term paper and I don't intend to provide...sources, sources...as some demand. We know it, it's common knowledge, it's about tho be a fait accompli. Let's face it, these large automotive companies have huge dealer networks, huge infrastructure and also strong consumer confidence when it comes to the average Joe thinking about whether it is financially 'safe' to buy completely new technology...new to the consumer. We are in the beginning of a new age of motive power...whether all of us like it not. I'm one that's not to crazy about it, but probably within the next 15 years if I haven't shuffled off my mortal coil...I will be dragged kicking and screaming...into the electric...or at least electric hybrid, brave new world. Thanks Ben, It seemed logical to me that the biggest automotive manufacturers wouldn't/ won't stand still for very long in developing their own EV's, if there is going to be a sea change in a completely different type of power (electric vs internal combustion) and that newby Tesla would have difficulty competing with the big boys...in infrastructure, service, dealers, etc. Competing with the big boys has been tried before, with significantly innovative forms of personal transportation...the revolutionary Tucker car comes to mind and when was the last time you saw a Tucker with family and a week's load of groceries heading for home on the highways and byways . Cost, infrastructure, ability to service, dealer numbers and setup, etc....hard to compete with well established companies...when you're the new boy. I still think that an issue that hasn't been resolved with electric only vehicles..is how will they surmount the issue of losing significant electric power in the extreme winter cold northern states/provinces in North America. Given that very cold winter temps deplete batteries rapidly and given that electric cars heat the cabin from those same batteries that power the motors...and that many northern areas...Canadian prairies, Midwest, Montana, Wyoming, etc...are not heavily populated, don't necessarily have a lot of charge infrastructure and towns are not always close...I don't see how completely EV vehicles are ready for prime time in many of these areas..yet....if ever in the foreseeable future. Electric cars and achieving claimed mileage on a charge. To me, hybrid IC/electric vehicles make more sense than pure electric vehicles, for areas with cold winters...and just in general. I understand that EV's batteries, in addition to providing heat/defrosting....that those same batteries provide A.C to the cabin...wonder how much A/C on full, would deplete batteries ? Anyways...in view of all this, I would rather have a backup..ie; small IC engine to take over when my vehicle runs out of juice...a hybrid electric/IC vehicle.
Lessmore 04/02/18 11:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2013 F150 New Tire Suggestions - Looking at Michelin

275/55R20 tire size. I have Blizzaks for winter. Need to replace my all season's. Not happy with the wear on the factory Pirelli Scorpions. Looking at Costco. Considering the Michelin Defender LTX M/S. Any thoughts on the Michelin's or suggestions on other options. Thanks for your time, CC I had three sets of these tires on my truck, which I no longer have. I kept replacing them with more Michelin LTX M/S as I was impressed with them. Given you're in Calgary and Kal Tire is very big in Alberta, have you thought about checking out Nokian All Weather tires for your F 150 ? This way you may not need to have dedicated winter tires for winter, then all season tires for spring, summer and fall. Just have one set of tires for the wintry conditions of the prairies. I'm considering doing this. I'm no tire expert, so this might be something you may want to explore in more detail with a tire expert.
Lessmore 03/31/18 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Everyone is getting old.

I guess I have to admit that I am getting old along with everyone else. I lifted an object off the back of my truck yesterday. I carried it down the tailgate step and into the garage. My lower back is so screwed up as a result that I can hardly move today. This object only weighed about 130 lbs. If I twist the wrong way..my back is gone on me, for about 3-4 days.
Lessmore 03/31/18 09:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Typos

One typo can destroy your life Sent a text to my wife:::::: Having a wonderful time, wish you were her ... Good one, I got a chuckle out of it. :B
Lessmore 03/29/18 08:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Differences between 3/4 and 1 ton trucks ?

Given that you live in the Alberta area, I would be cautious and check who the previous owners were of any truck. Lots of trucks used on the Alberta oil patch that may have seen rough service and possibly a lot of hours on the engine (idling) that wouldn't show on the odometer. Think some may have an hour meter, but I'm not sure, that might provide a better picture of hours running.
Lessmore 03/24/18 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: In case you don't know if it is pop or soda or..

I rarely buy a soft drink (our term in western Canada) anymore, but when I do, I just ask for a coke...the regular kind, not the diet stuff. Also in the bottle, not the soda fountain or canned stuff. Coca Cola has always been my favourite, but nowadays I have to limit my sugar intake. Neat map, btw, wonder how all this regional terminology got going ?
Lessmore 03/24/18 07:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone doing macro photography?

I shot a lot of macro back in the '80s with a Pentax K1000 SLR which is a all manual operated camera. The old camera gave it up about 10 years ago but being all manual its amazing at the different macro shots one can make with it. I thought about having it repaired but 35mm film almost extinct (impossible to find anymore) I'm looking at a new Pentax DSLR to use with my other K mount lenses. My favorite lens for macro with the K1000 was odd size 70mm which was available back then. I have a Pentax 50mm F 2.8 Macro, which I like, but if I were to buy a macro lens again, I would get the Pentax Macro 100mm F 2.8. It's water resistant but it also gets me closer to the bugs in my backyard...than my 50mm. BTW, I'm also a long time Pentax photographer. Currently use my digital Pentax cameras include...a K10D, Km, K5...all cropped (ASP-C) sensors and a year ago I bought a full frame Pentax K-1. All of them are great, but I do like the full frame ASP-C K-1.
Lessmore 03/23/18 02:52pm Around the Campfire
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