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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
RE: Another Tesla competitor in question

yep - great job - blame the driver Self driving Tesla crashes into MSP EATON COUNTY, MI – A Tesla on autopilot hit a Michigan State Police car early Wednesday morning, officials confirmed. The MSP car was parked with its emergency lights on while investigating a car-deer crash at 1:12 a.m., March 17 on I-96 near Waverly Road in Eaton County, when the Tesla hit it, police said. The Tesla was on autopilot and failed to move over, hitting the patrol car, police said.
Dadoffourgirls 03/17/21 01:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Tesla competitor in question

I would be careful throwing stones from a glass house, or throwing steel balls at the window.
Dadoffourgirls 03/16/21 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

So I am just a youngster that managed to drive an hour to use leftover Moderna vaccine on Saturday. They even let my 20 year old daughter get vaccinated, as they had many cancellations. I would have preferred that someone with more urgent need had been there, but did not want the doses to go to waste. Both my arms and shoulders ached, but I had already worked hours putting the gravel that had been plowed with the snow back into the gravel driveway. I also took advantage of the time to catch up on sleep. Not sure if it was the shot, or just a good excuse for nap and early bed. In 4 weeks, all four in the family will be vaccinated both times. One daughter works in the ICU, and also worked the Covid wing at the nursing home. Others are teachers and a veterinarian student who received her shot since she is in contact with pet owners.
Dadoffourgirls 03/16/21 10:24am Around the Campfire
RE: If you are from Texas...Cybertruck can power a house

...Ugh. I wonder if it will be another Nikola. I think the race to production will be won by Rivian followed by TESLA...or maybe ford. Time will tell. Jmho. I suspect Tusk would have been exposed the same way! Where are the semi's with those deposits? Or the model 3's? Seems they may have mislead investors as well. And you keep forgetting an electric truck. The GMC Hummer will be this fall. There are more sightings of real GMC Hummer than another brands semi and pickup combined. Might as well make that three specific companies combined. I really think that you get paid for the number of times you get E man or his T company posted in the public. You are really careful to never mention gm, the company that will have 30 electric vehicles globally by 2025, and actually shares it actual deliveries by countries.
Dadoffourgirls 03/15/21 04:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck: Musk "better than what we showed."

Meanwhile, the Rivian is real! Just like I said years ago
Dadoffourgirls 03/10/21 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Powered Lawn Mower

My daughter has both a corded electric mower and snowblower. It makes it so I do not need to help with maintenance, old gas, etc. During Covid I was working from her house, and mowed her yard. It was really easy, and yes, start next to plug and work away. I have migrated to Milwaukee pole saw, chain saw, weed trimmer, and hand-held blower. Definitely migrating to electric tools.
Dadoffourgirls 03/05/21 02:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

If the only thing important to a driver is driving 900 miles non stop I see nothing wrong with staying with diesel. I don’t know anybody who does that other than commercial reasons but hey. To each his own. A long travel day for us is about 600 kilometers (400 miles). A 900 miles range of a vehicle would not be an asset for me. To each his own though. Yes, if I want to go to Kansas to see my daughter, it is nice to get up in the morning and be there for evening! Would rather have more time with her!
Dadoffourgirls 03/05/21 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

... Coal is irrelevant. It is a smaller and smaller component of North American power makeup. Coal’s forecast share of electricity generation rises from 20% in 2020 to 21% in 2021 and to 22% in 2022. Short Term Energy outlook
Dadoffourgirls 03/05/21 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

20% generated by coal is significant. I can see two coal burning generators out my doorwall. The coal is delivered by ships, that use heavy fuel oil with high sulpher levels. The coal is moved by large dozers. Using my Bolt EV is not for clean environment. It was about price per mile.
Dadoffourgirls 03/03/21 04:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 or 1 ton SUV ?

Bottom line, HD SUVs would sell like hot-cakes for a while at least until the market is saturated with them, the economy goes in the tank (along with all new vehicle sales) or we're all gassing up with a SO cord plugged into a transformer. ... It took about three years to saturate the market starting in 2001. Their sales continued to dwindle as a percentage of all full size SUVs for GM in 2007 (and it might have been the bumper tongue weight). I think you underestimate the cost of engineering, producing, and certifying a low-volume, short-lived demand vehicle. Additionally, GM is constrained currently with plant capacity.
Dadoffourgirls 03/02/21 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 or 1 ton SUV ?

GM has been making 1 ton Suburbans for several years. However, the tow rating was 4k, but there was over 4k in payload. The are sold fleet, and what was hauling all those key individuals in DC in January. And how many of those suburbans can you go buy today at the chevy dealer? I'm pretty sure the OP's post/query wasn't about something that is unobtanium, just for the sake of someone saying, "told you so." Grit - I know you are always correct. This was to highlight that GM had the engineering complete on a 1 ton Burb. If it was cost effective, helped the contribution margin, and was worthy of building for the retail public, they would. The sticker price was in the $80k+. At the end of the day, my $22k off rental Express 2wd can tow the same 9500lb travel trailer. And do I miss my 2500 Yukon XL with the 8.1? Absolutely not. The Express does the same job, and almost 40% more efficient.
Dadoffourgirls 03/02/21 04:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 or 1 ton SUV ?

GM has been making 1 ton Suburbans for several years. However, the tow rating was 4k, but there was over 4k in payload. The are sold fleet, and what was hauling all those key individuals in DC in January.
Dadoffourgirls 03/01/21 05:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wonder if truck makers will start making 10001 # 1/2 tons.

... Plus electric vehicles are a fraction of the cost to operate... A fraction like 9 over 10! My registration is more, my insurance is more, fuel cost slightly cheaper, and no oil change at 7500 miles. That is not including the cost to upgrade electrical to have a charger in the garage.
Dadoffourgirls 02/23/21 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: oh joy...........

If I can get brake controller installed tomorrow. I'll be pulling trailer Saturday ... Marty If I remember correctly, the wires for the brake controller are already installed. They are taped way up in the dash. I used a P3 when I had mine. Connect the wires, used a zip tie to connect P3 under the dash, and was on my way. Also, it will tow 10k lbs. However, you will need weight distribution if you get a heavy tongue weight. Enjoy the truck!
Dadoffourgirls 02/19/21 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford EV F-150 battery source in jeopardy .

Ford is lucky that SK Innovation is allowed to sell stolen goods for 4 years. I expect that someone may overrule this. Essentially approving the selling of stolen property.
Dadoffourgirls 02/15/21 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Liability Insurance

Progressive will drop you at renewal time if you have any claims. All companies look at the frequency of claims, not the total dollar amount. Try State Farm. They are in every state, whereas some of the companies mentioned above are not. In case you did not read my real-life example, I had a total loss in August 2019, total loss in May 2020, and they still renewed me in November 2020. And, rates were not higher. I am sorry if they dropped you, since you appear to have this opinion. And to answer the question about service, I have been completely satisfied with Progressive. My previous claim in 2013 with Liberty Mutual was significantly worse, and I left them a dissatisfied customer. I may switch to the OnStar insurance when they start selling in Michigan.
Dadoffourgirls 02/05/21 04:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Liability Insurance

Progressive is not very good at handling your claim! May be cheaper but you’ll pay in the end. When was this? I strongly disagree. I had a vehicle totaled in a flood, claim completed and paid in under 2 weeks. Vehicle was in Kansas with my daughter when it happened. My daughters Malibu caught fire last May (due to the Robin's nest in the engine compartment). Once again, handled in less than two weeks. Three weeks ago, my daughter totaled her Trax when a whitetail deer leaped in front of her. She completed the claim on the app, provided photos, was totaled before end of day. She put picture of paycheck in app, was paid for her two missed days of work on day she went back. The proceeds from her car was deposited 4 days after claim. And the reimbursed Michigan Sales Tax was deposited within day of her submitting receipt in app. So her full time was 10 calendar days. I would think that would meet most individuals expectations. The payoff on my daughter's Trax was within $200 of what I expected, and both the others were more than I expected. I have Progressive for my travel trailer, and other trailers. I have Progressive for the Personal Watercraft. I just hope that I get back to the consecutive years of no claims like I had in the past.
Dadoffourgirls 02/04/21 04:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommendation for Folding Hard Tonneau Cover

The reason that I had tried to order, it would also be discounted at the GM Employee price. I appreciate the input on these. Just trying to buy the correct hard cover the first time. I have had roll-up and soft tri-fold. The tri-fold was not as convenient to use the full bed. I saw that some of the hard tri-fold would stay upright at window. And then I wondered if that interfered with the bed camera.
Dadoffourgirls 02/01/21 03:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommendation for Folding Hard Tonneau Cover

I have a BAK Revolver X4 Tonneau Cover. It is a hard cover that rolls up (on top). When rolled up it does not block my bed camera. I ordered and installed it my self. I have zero water leeks. I get a few tea spoons of water from the tail gate (tail gates are not sealed like car doors). It fits flush and allows me to use the bed rails. I have an 8 foot bed and a folding cover will get really heavy and tall when folded all of the way up. I can install a 40 gallon axillary fuel tank under it with no problem. It will hold 400 pounds evenly distributed. GM gets their folding cover from Bakflip. Their are a lot of factory install videos on most brands of covers. Is there anything that you do not like with this? Now that I have looked at this style, I am thinking about the rolling hard cover.
Dadoffourgirls 02/01/21 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
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