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

I like the Brat as long as I don't have to tow with it.
Bedlam 09/20/19 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: mysterious disapearing topic

If someone is here to lodge complaints, this is not the forum. If you are seeking resolutions, welcome. Bashing an appliance or RV manufacturer rarely ends well. I deleted the thread and hope future problems will seek solutions rather than pointing blame. If the original poster wishes to resurrect this thread seeking help, I hope the advice will not go against forum policy.
Bedlam 09/20/19 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The density and reach of flux fields on the track pavement required to sustain that level of charging for that level of performance would have a sustained EMP like effect on the vehicle's electronics....and the track's electronics... Then the drag a humongo flux field would have on the vehicles on the track...assume DC coils spaced so that the vehicle would pass through them to generate a kinda sorts AC effect on the vehicle's secondary coils (which would weigh a ton in addition to the batteries) I guess I'll have to wait for the MagLev racing before this happens.
Bedlam 09/20/19 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Here is an interesting tidbit. Ford Transit BEV. https://insideevs.com/news/343761/2021-ford-transit-electric-van-everything-we-know/ It is just me? The link is not working. The link is fixed here in the quote.
Bedlam 09/20/19 02:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Get an inductive raceway and it will be like slot cars without the slots.
Bedlam 09/20/19 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

A typical car uses 125 gallons of fuel to complete the Daytona 500. The fuel tank is 18 gallons but the refueling cans are about 12 gallons. 13-15 seconds gets the car four fresh tires and a can of fuel. Since they average 200 mph, the race lasts about 2.5 hrs - How long would it take a BEV to do the same?
Bedlam 09/20/19 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Avion truck campers - THE AVIONISTA ROUND UP IN MULEY POINT

Only problem I can't find a fix for is a broken window. The window is solid though. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48600724597_af9d592c22_z.jpg If it is flat glass, it can easily be replaced with a new cut pane of safety glass from a window shop. If you cannot find one, ask around on the classic VW dune buggy sites since they use custom windshields in many of their builds. If may actually be more work to remove the frame to replace the glass than actually finding a replacement pane.
Bedlam 09/19/19 02:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

The Tesla Model 3 varies 3600-4100 lbs based on options, The Audi A4 is in the 3500-3600 lb range, The BMW 3 Series is in the 3600-3800 lb range I won't speculate what a Tesla pickup will weigh, but you can compare the Model S and X with their ICE counterparts to see that they also weigh more.
Bedlam 09/18/19 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Production of cement creates tons of CO2. Of course that must also be the fault of the yet to be released electric trucks due to the additional roads needed... The average BEV does weigh more than its ICE counterpart, so we can say they contribute more to road wear.
Bedlam 09/18/19 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

This is the only UT code I found on license plate placement: https://www.lawserver.com/law/state/utah/ut-code/utah_code_41-1a-404 Do you have a link that specifically denies you from relocating your plate to a more visible location? If you are following a camper that does not have a plate attached to it, you can still see the truck plate with many of them. However, there are campers with rear overhangs that drop bellow bed level and obscure the plate enough that it cannot be read or even seen.
Bedlam 09/18/19 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

What I have been reading about EV range has been reported by BEV owners rather than projections (like what you see in Tesla's software giving you charge range planning based on your route). I still see BEV use as a niche application and am waiting for some of the hurdles to clear before I can commit to one. My cyclical replacement for vehicles is 10-15 years, so I am at least five years out before considering another one. Longevity of a BEV vehicle's charge capacity over such a time period is something else I am following.
Bedlam 09/18/19 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Range when towing and re-charging turn around will be an issue for Tesla, Ford, GM, etc. trucks. My benchmark will be my ICE tow vehicles whose MPG drops by 50% when towing my RV less on steep canyons and strong head winds. If EV truck nameplate range of 500 miles and drops to 300 with a tow, this is still better than my ICE truck as the range drops just by 33%. I time my refuelling stops for lunch and my total turn around time is 45 minutes to an hour. Again, my benchmark for EV truck recharging. Your metrics are opposite what I have personally seen and from what I have read. I lose about 1/3 of my range when towing with an ICE and I am reading about 2/3 range loss with a BEV while towing. Currently I have a comfortable range of 400 miles between refueling less than 50 gallons in the worst conditions (loaded heavily with elevation climbs and head winds).
Bedlam 09/18/19 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

I honestly would not plan a trip where more than one charging stop en-route was necessary for all the reasons mentioned. I think they could have done better to charge to full 100% at every stop but again that takes even more time. Probably 300 miles per day is a practical limit when towing. Even then you need a smaller and low profile trailer. With any luck the Tesla/Ford/Chevy trucks will have 500+ mile range so that 200 towing will be possible. Probably not the first batch. One of things I wonder about is charging time with a higher capacity battery array. Will there now be 3 hour recharge times rather than 1.5 hours if I can double my range? At the start of a charge cycle you can dump in amperage much quicker than when at the top off stage, so I know this is not a linear time to capacity line but at some point you will be hitting the limits of what the charger can supply and the maximum input charge amperage the battery chemistry can absorb.
Bedlam 09/17/19 03:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

In my area, there is a $2 surcharge to mail you a toll if you do not have a transponder with an associated bank account on which to draw.
Bedlam 09/17/19 02:53pm Truck Campers
RE: My new to me camper.

RobG - The scale weighed the rear truck axle and trailer axle together to get that 8K lb result.
Bedlam 09/17/19 02:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

That being said I carry a bike rack that goes into the hitch. Sold by every hardware, sporting goods store, etc. Last year a guy here got a ticket as it covered up his plate and it stood in court. He did not even have any bikes on the rack at the time, and you could see his plate but not 100%. I asked some police about it and they said they would never issue a ticket for it. I think it is how bored or miserable the officer is that day. Or wait till some government official finds out all the money they are missing from truck campers and then there will be a crack down. I am sure that it adds up to a pile :B:B:B Over 15 years ago I pulled over in a neighboring town for an obstructed license plate. I had a trailer ball mounted in the OEM step bumper of that truck that was approaching 15 years old and had been in place since I bought it new. The plate was mounted in the step like typical trucks of that era. It was the stock bumper and you could see by the hardware it had been years since that bumber and ball had been mounted. I feel it was a reason to pull me over to see if my insurance and license were up to date since I was not committing a traffic violation that he could cite (that was my first question when I was pulled over). I asked him how come my 1989 truck had never been pulled over before for having a ball in place all these years and yet I had traveled into Canada and Mexico and had seen both the east and west coasts with this configuration. I could see he wanted to write me up for something, but I must had given him pause with all the questions I was asking and all the detail I was providing on my truck. I can imaging that if I still had that truck, the tolling photos would have only captured a partial rear plate number and I'm not sure if the system is smart enough to interpolate the rest...
Bedlam 09/17/19 02:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Although winds at 6 mph will get a wind turbine spinning, it requires sustained 31 mph or better for full output. https://www.energy.gov/eere/articles/how-do-wind-turbines-survive-severe-storms
Bedlam 09/17/19 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Even my Chevy Sonic has 200 miles range when towing 2000 lbs. I was replacing the batteries stuffed in my truck and RV and did not want to take into city, so I used the car: https://i.imgur.com/jjkvIyQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/IgWGWwol.jpg https://i.imgur.com/A5JmT8nl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JnYTJdMl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2srwOJRl.jpg
Bedlam 09/17/19 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not a truck ... problems with real world electric car towing

This a follow on to other towing tests with the Tesla X found here: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29948431.cfm Since no current Tesla can carry a a truck camper, this thread will be closed.
Bedlam 09/16/19 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: What else does your truck do?

My truck was purpose bought to carry my camper while towing my trailer. I did not want a larger Super C and did want 4wd with a high tow rating.
Bedlam 09/14/19 10:58pm Truck Campers
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