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

Now back related to topic of a semi: "Tesla Inc. has parted ways with Jerome Guillen, a 10-year veteran who most recently served as president of heavy trucking and was one of four top executives running the company including CEO Elon Musk." So either big issues with the truck and time to cash out, or big issues with truck and incorrect decisions are being made. At least Frito-Lay has eaten the chips.
Dadoffourgirls 06/08/21 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: love the truck hate the ride

I drove a 2020 Silverado Reg Cab Dually for over a year. Was just an LT, and the seats were not bad, and ride was not as smooth as others, but not unbearable.
Dadoffourgirls 06/02/21 03:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

And we have Sam slamming Ford. I think he might really be concerned that those reservation holders for over 2 years are going to move on to the Blue Oval. Seems to be throwing rocks from his glass house when he compares the Ford website to the software glitches on his favorite brand, or the hardware failures that they think are acceptable, I am still waiting for that Semi, with 500 miles range pulling 80k pounds.
Dadoffourgirls 05/20/21 04:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Gosh, I was gone for a week and saw activity on this thread. I was hoping for an update on the Semi. I was hoping for my groceries to get to the store by electric truck!
Dadoffourgirls 05/19/21 05:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

...I just looked up the email from the General Manager at the Ford dealer from when I ordered my truck. I was wrong when I told you that I ordered in mid-February. I ordered my truck on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11 AM.I picked it up on Tuesday, March 20. As I said, it was actually at the Ford dealer sometime the week before, but I was out of town. I guess my question is why my truck took a little less than two months and you ordered in early December and you still haven't received your truck? I am guessing that Ford has a vehicle allocation process that allocates orders to dealers. Even if the dealer has a sold order, it will not be accepted into the system.
Dadoffourgirls 05/11/21 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

It appears Tesla is under pressure (or Elon is pressuring his tech team) to come up with a longer range battery for semi. Range and re-charging turn-around are the biggest issues on semi. Page 335 Reality - years in the making:)
Dadoffourgirls 05/04/21 11:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailering

I think the Op put this posting here because it would have turned into a EV recharging and battery argument in the tow vehicle section.
Dadoffourgirls 04/23/21 04:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Wow, 6 months wait for a Chevy-Tahoe

The explanation for the delay in getting a Tahoe. A - Dealers are allocated production based on previous sales/volume. (might be at too small of a dealer) B - GM builds all full-size SUVs at Arlington - Yukon, Yukon XL, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Suburban, and the Tahoe C - GM builds 1200 a day according to website D - Texas was hit by weather in February E - GM sold over 60,000 full size SUVs in Q1 So if you look at 5 facts, they sold approximately everything they could build. There is no extra inventory since these vehicles were new last year. You may now continue to post comments about alternative vehicles and their infamous brand to earn a greater web score!
Dadoffourgirls 04/12/21 04:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wow, 6 months wait for a Chevy-Tahoe

A little bird told me this. Is this because of chip shortage or signs of booming economy reported in business news today? I am not sure how this thread got onto electric cars but as for the op's question, Both! And poor planning by GM, along with most other car makers. The only ones I know of that are not affected by the shortage are Tesla and Hyundai/Kia. They are both raking in the dough right now. Tesla's demand is so strong that they just put in a small price increase to capitalize on their market demand. It is not a production drop off for Tesla. They had record production and sales in the first quarter but still can't keep up with demand. SEOUL -- South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co. said on Friday it has decided to suspend production for two days starting on Monday at its Asan plant because of a chip shortage. And Tesla had shortages in March that impacted production. How much was the Tesla's 2020 profit? Almost $6B less than GM?
Dadoffourgirls 04/09/21 02:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM announces their Electric Silverado half ton.

I look forward to these new vehicles. I personally, in my own opinion and do not speak for my employer, understand that it will take huge changes to make these viable like a liquid fueled vehicle. I leased a Bolt EV in Jan 2020 because I needed to add a vehicle to my family fleet, and it was the best deal. I did not get this because it was "clean". I see the tops of two (2) coal burning electric generators from the back yard. I leased it because it was a great deal. My electric company rebated me $500 for a charger (that I spent $600 to purchase). I spent $100 on electric supplies so that my electrician could install. I had already expanded my electrical capacity in 2017. This winter, the range was less than 50% when it was -10 degrees Fahrenheit. We have made one trip where we needed to charge away from home. I would have taken it on others, but the charging was not going to be convenient or not convinced it was working. The electric vehicle does better on non-freeways. Driving 75 mph does not help the range. However, my energy cost for the Bolt is just under $.04 per mile. I do pay extra for the annual registration. I am not convinced that any electric truck would work on a "hay day". I have run 12 hours non stop hauling hay wagons. There are no chargers in the hay fields. They will not work for most of my trips. I traveled to Manhattan, KS to see my daughter. It was a 5 day trip both ways. I would not have done this in a EV. She is moving to Iowa. I mapped on the myChevrolet app, and it will take 50% longer to get there if I drive an EV. If everything works as optimized, it would be 18 hours. I can drive my other vehicles there in less than 12 hours. At the end of the day, I wish I had this vehicle 20 years earlier. I do not do nearly as much local driving (all the daughters are grown). It would save me more money the more I drive. It is also fun to drive. The next 15 years will be fantastic. There will be new innovations. Just look at what has changed on the other vehicles in the last 15-20 years.
Dadoffourgirls 04/08/21 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

But you have to admit, this hatred for anything Allison is a bit irrational. I think it is because the Allison was the first auto tranny worth having in the 3/4-1 ton class. I remember when it was common for auto trannys to need rebuliding at 70-90K. I bought a 96 Dodge 1 ton back then. Got the manual so it would last. GM bringing the Allison on board forced the others to step up their game. But (perhaps because it was first) the Allison for quite awhile was considered by many to be the gold standard. Naturally this did not set well with OB fans. ...:B GM owned Allison until 2007. The original Allison was Allison. When GM sold Allison to The Carlyle Group and Onex Corporation for $5.6B, the deal allowed GM to continue using the name and the design.
Dadoffourgirls 04/05/21 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Considering 2012-2015 Suburban, have a few questions

...If you ask the rvnet contingent, most say HD suvs are stupid (recent conversation). I say they'd sell like mad for at least a while based on the lack of availability currently. But if you think you'll be hooking a 11klb boat to the back of a 5.3, you'll be woefully disappointed and overloaded. Grit I did not say stupid - I said that "sell like mad for at least a while" is not long enough to be profitable. Besides, the auto companies are selling everything they have now.
Dadoffourgirls 04/01/21 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The Unicorn has almost landed!!

Yes lucky indeed, although I did purposefully order it with minimal options. Anything that can be added later (bed liner, running boards etc.) I will do after it arrives. I've heard stories that trucks are built and sitting there awaiting some trivial option or accessory. Well computer chips are hardly what I would describe as some trivial option, but ok we'll go with that! Computer chips are definitely causing a major issue. However, there have been shortages of certain accessories. I know GM stopped allowing orders with certain running boards, certain floor mats, etc. When I ordered my GMC in November, they were not going to build until March if I stayed with color matching wheel openings. That is why I have black.
Dadoffourgirls 04/01/21 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: High Miles??

I am not sure of your budget, but I would suggest that you look at a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle. You may also find a GMC Acadia or Buick Enclave as good fit. The Buicks had a longer warranty, and a certified provides a 1 year warranty and 100.000/6yr powertrain warranty (from initial delivery date). I saw some 2019 vehicles with 30k miles, that would give you another 70k through mid 2025. I really liked the Acadia that I took drove to Kansas and back in 5 days.
Dadoffourgirls 03/29/21 06:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck will not have a door handle -- best news ever!

I think people need to step back a bit. Some people are dodge truck enthusiasts , others like Fords or GM’s and others will like new brands like Rivian, Hummer or Tesla SUV’s or trucks. Everybody has different towing needs and wants. What works for and is exciting for one is not someone else’s taste. Live and let live folks. But they do not post every day regarding an option or feature on the truck.
Dadoffourgirls 03/26/21 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck will not have a door handle -- best news ever!

This is news? Grit - I think certain tow vehicle friends have been assigned this forum to ensure a proper "social media positivity rating". If they were really focused on all EV news, there are many more EV trucks with exciting news that they do not report. I was surprised to see that I finally got through to one of them that the GMC Hummer was real, and real versions in testing on roads. Maybe we need to create a survey to see if Tow Vehicle owners prefer door handles? I wonder if there is a difference between those that believe you need a diesel. Maybe our engineers can explain the weight savings without door handles, or how they meet the FMVSS. :)We will probably have all summer to dream about this lack of handles.
Dadoffourgirls 03/26/21 04:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Loooow Inventory

Anyone really think this "shortage" is not by design? If so you have rocks in your head. ... The only thing that can change it is demand dropping like a stone. So I think all OEMs would like a little less "shortage". So maybe pebbles, definitely not rocks. And yes, a drop in demand would be the only thing to grow inventory.
Dadoffourgirls 03/24/21 04:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric 1/2 tons will have similar netwrk to Tesla.

Pilot versions of the 2021 R1T five-passenger full-size electric pickup are being built for validation and testing in the real world in preparation for a June launch of vehicles earmarked for customers. There was pictures of the GMC Hummer Pickup charging as well this week, with several sightings of real vehicles. As I predicted when another company said that they would build a pickup, they will be beat to market.
Dadoffourgirls 03/23/21 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Loooow Inventory

It is that way all over the US. If dealers have inventory, they are not trying to sell them. I am glad I got mine built in December.
Dadoffourgirls 03/22/21 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Tesla competitor in question

... Tesla uses ultrasonic sensors and radar. My son, a techie in avionics, said it's so sophisticated that it can recognize if a block of white ahead is a pile of snow or concrete barrier. The latest is Tesla's FSD beta -- still being under road (real life conditions) tests, It also uses a bunch of cameras. Ability to tell a pile of snow or concrete, uses camera, but will let inattentive drivers smash into the back of emergency vehicles with lights on. Might need some more help.
Dadoffourgirls 03/18/21 10:40am Tow Vehicles
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