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RE: Big quality of life mod

I would describe my pump noise as a humm not an earthquake. No vibrating walls just a steady hum coming from the pump
Lantley 05/17/22 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Big quality of life mod

It's funny how we all have a different take on matters. I have come to like hearing the pump run. I want to know if there is water flowing. Especially want to know when running off the fresh tank, when the water supply is limited. I've evolved see the pump noise as a "water flow alarm". More than once the pump has let me know that water was flowing when it should not have been flowing! I have no desire to silence my pump.
Lantley 05/16/22 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric bikes !!

I get it on speed but E bikes are no faster than regular bikes. I am often get passsed by regular non E-bikes all the time. Your gripe is with the biker not the bike. You must ride/bike at a speed appropriate for the conditions, no different than driving a car. Appropriate speed applies to both Ebikes and non E bikes.
Lantley 05/10/22 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Let me know when that lot is full of cars!
Lantley 05/09/22 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Have you driven a Tesla? I believe you would have a better grasp on their innovation if you had. I was not a Tesla fan until I drove one. After my drive I instantly realized the ICE was obsolete. We no longer needed pistons,radiators and cranks to propel a hunk of steel down the road. The complexity of the ICE and all the moving parts were simply no longer necessary. It was also apparent that EV was capable of being more than a 50 MPG commuter car. As far as price, initially the base model Tesla's were in the 45K range which is not the cheapest car around but I would not say they are priced for the elite only. Again Tesla approached EV differently than the legacy dealers, they marketed to a different crowd, they built a car with superb performance,they were not trying to build an econo box. The legacy dealers did not lack know how, funding, or ability. More than anything they lacked vision. Their version of EV lacked mass appeal.Their version did not turn heads, their version was mundane vs. innovative. Their version did not sell. Tesla changed the game. Tesla started a real EV revolution that have lead all legacy dealers to proclaim some version of going full throtle EV by the year 203??. Yes, very nice but overpriced. No one with any sense questions if electric motors are better. They have been better since the 1800's when they lost to ICE. The issue was never the electric motor...it was storing and feeding that motor with electricity. Tesla basically uses lots of laptop batteries. No big advance in technology in the last 20-30yrs. How many $45k Teslas were ever sold? That was marketing hype nothing more. Sure when you are building for small volume niche product, you can do it different. They are still very much niche, so we will see when the big boys with manufacturing experience The big boys don't need to be 100% EV, they can put out a few models and meet or exceed Tesla numbers...and they are already doing so. The big boys are having problems building ICE, nevermind trying to build anything else. But what the big boys have accidently learned is that the car dealer as we have known it is obsolete. I predict they will slowly convert to a Tesla style salesplan. Huge dealership inventory will be a thing of the past.
Lantley 05/09/22 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Practicality of non-propane Camper

I don't see any difference between a diesel engine and a genset. Both are relatively loud and burn fossil fuels. Surviving on renewable energy alone is a real achievment. Existing on fossil fuels is no real accompishment. I would like to know the amount of fossil fuels that were used to manufacture all that stuff in your signature? I am personally not green at all. I fill my truck with $6.00 a gallon diesel fuel a burn it till the tank is empty and fill it up again. I'm not claiming to be green! Or live an ECO friendly lifestyle. I did not start this thread. While I'm not green at all I commend those that try to be eco friendly. However the OP claims to be electric only except he runs his diesel engine at will. Nothing wrong with that approach but it is quite a stretch to claim electric only when lots of things are supported by a diesel engine. Once upon a time Electric only meant no lp, however now I believe it means off grid living with solar power only.
Lantley 05/07/22 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Practicality of non-propane Camper

I don't see any difference between a diesel engine and a genset. Both are relatively loud and burn fossil fuels. Surviving on renewable energy alone is a real achievment. Existing on fossil fuels is no real accompishment.
Lantley 05/06/22 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I take it you've never driven a Tesla? The super large touch screen, dual motors, full internet intergration are quite innovative. The innovation started with a different mindset. They chose to build a car with performance vs. an econmy drive commuter car. If the lagacy dealers had the same mindset they wre sure keeping it a secret. Touch screens and internet are not specific to Tesla or to EVs. The legacy manufacturers have had them for quite a while now. Tesla didn't drive these features. Multiple motors are a simple feature of EVs, nothing particularly innovative about it. They had to market to the high end virtue signalers because there weren't enough average people who could afford one. As it moves beyond a niche product, they will have to come down and play in the same market as the legacy manufacturers. The real question is can Tesla succeed with direct competition in their niche. Have you driven a Tesla? I believe you would have a better grasp on their innovation if you had. I was not a Tesla fan until I drove one. After my drive I instantly realized the ICE was obsolete. We no longer needed pistons,radiators and cranks to propel a hunk of steel down the road. The complexity of the ICE and all the moving parts were simply no longer necessary. It was also apparent that EV was capable of being more than a 50 MPG commuter car. As far as price, initially the base model Tesla's were in the 45K range which is not the cheapest car around but I would not say they are priced for the elite only. Again Tesla approached EV differently than the legacy dealers, they marketed to a different crowd, they built a car with superb performance,they were not trying to build an econo box. The legacy dealers did not lack know how, funding, or ability. More than anything they lacked vision. Their version of EV lacked mass appeal.Their version did not turn heads, their version was mundane vs. innovative. Their version did not sell. Tesla changed the game. Tesla started a real EV revolution that have lead all legacy dealers to proclaim some version of going full throtle EV by the year 203??.
Lantley 05/06/22 03:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I don't see it that way. There were a lot of naysayers who thought serious reliable EV coud not be achieved. The best the legacy manufactures could could come up with were the Leaf and the Bolt. Tesla showed that EV could be much more than a small commuter car. They didn't just talk about it. They changed the face of EV. Sure there were growing pains, but in the end they raised the bar for EV. They showed the world that EV was possible, if you were creative and determined. Tesla had nothing holding them back. They were able to simply think outside the box and run with it. The rest of the world is now playing catch up. Who thought they couldn't build a reliable EV? The basic concept was never in question. They weren't particularly innovative, they just threw lots of money at massive battery banks to give it a decent range. . I take it you've never driven a Tesla? The super large touch screen, dual motors, full internet intergration are quite innovative. The innovation started with a different mindset. They chose to build a car with performance vs. an econmy drive commuter car. If the lagacy dealers had the same mindset they wre sure keeping it a secret.
Lantley 05/06/22 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Ford Dealers Will Likely Switch Over To New Business Model By 2023
Lantley 05/05/22 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I think being unable to meet demand puts more stress on Ford than Tesla. It's one thing to talk about and advertise the coming of the F150 EV its another to actually produce the product How many times has Tesla not been able to produce a product when they said they would, or not met the demand? We're in uncharted territory right now. I don't see it that way. There were a lot of naysayers who thought serious reliable EV coud not be achieved. The best the legacy manufactures could could come up with were the Leaf and the Bolt. Tesla showed that EV could be much more than a small commuter car. They didn't just talk about it. They changed the face of EV. Sure there were growing pains, but in the end they raised the bar for EV. They showed the world that EV was possible, if you were creative and determined. Tesla had nothing holding them back. They were able to simply think outside the box and run with it. The rest of the world is now playing catch up.
Lantley 05/04/22 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Lightening interest far exceeded Ford's expectations. I've said all along, that once the OEM's started getting into EV, it would begin to stress Tesla's hold on the market. Ford appears to be deeper than GM, but I couldn't count them out of the race just yet. I think being unable to meet demand puts more stress on Ford than Tesla. It's one thing to talk about and advertise the coming of the F150 EV its another to actually produce the product
Lantley 05/04/22 02:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What to use for GPS

Like I said I thought I thoroughly checked the route, but missed the tight curves/almost switchbacks. And again google maps is good and I trust it when out west, but in the east with the tight roads everywhere it’s no good. And you can only pre check a 400 mile route so much. At 400 miles something will get past you. The GPS is a tool to go along with the knowledge on how to use it. I haven’t gotten stuck because of this thinking. But I prefer to skip backroads in the MH unless I’m well aware of what to expect! If you are doing a 400mile day, it's probably mostly freeways and major roads except at the beginning and end. Not too many tight switchbacks on the freeway system, so just focus on the non-freeway part. Never had an issue quickly finding tight areas with a quick pre-check. I tend to agree with you. But if you own a large RV it is worthwhile to have a GPS with RV features vs. a standard GPS...there is a difference. For the record I tend to use both RV model and Google maps. Between the 2, I manage to make it to my destination....LOL
Lantley 05/02/22 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Temperature sender/sensor... 7.3L

I had 2 issues with my 2019 truck involving the connector ...not the sensor or the wire. The sensor is covered under warranty , wire and connector are not! Go figure!
Lantley 04/29/22 02:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

JRscooby wrote: "But my point of mentioning my old training is to point out that training is not a big issue. Likely anybody that retires out of shop will be replaced by a younger person that has been trained on the EV." Your making my point. Do we have to wait for the current mehanics to retire? Can we train the current mechnics or do we need to find a new generation of EV capable mechanics? How long will the mechanic turnover take? How will the lack of trained mechanics impact the roll out of EV's by legacy ICE car builders? In short does Ford have enough trained staff in place to handle the F-150 lightning roll out? Hopefully they have more EV mechanics than diesel mechanics. None of my local dealerships have enough knowledgeable diesel mechanics,hopefully they will do better with EV.
Lantley 04/29/22 05:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

An ICE mechanic may not be as proficeient with a volt meter and osciliscope as a EV mechanic. This sounds strange to me. The trade school that I paid my way thru got me into GM training center. Both of those schools trained me on the use of oscilloscope. Of course that was in 1969, so I don't know what they teach now... I guarantee you the average mechanic is not proficient with an oscilliscope. My real point is the entire operation will need to be retrained in a hurry on systems they are not familiar with. It will be a significant challenge. Curently the legacy makers are having enough issues building ICE cars. Introducing EV's at this time is not ideal.
Lantley 04/28/22 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

If the roll out of EV F-150's is smooth without lots of issues then their popularity will grow quickly. If there are lots of growing pains and head scratching EV's popularity will stall. It's easy to look at Tesla and try to mimick what they are doing. Actually converting a legacy ICE maker to EV is far more challenging! Roll out will be the deciding factor. I was skeptical of the ecoboost 3.5 but it's gone pretty well, so hopefully since Ford didn't dump an EV pickup out quick, they sorted out the details. I do think the ICE will hang around for quite a while. If you plan to do towing, EV simply isn't there but if they sell 1,000,000 F-150's per year, they can carve out a sizable niche for the electric ones as most never do any significant towing. Why do you think a legacy automaker would have difficulty putting out an EV? Most of the EVs coming out (tesla included) achieve range by putting big battery packs in as opposed to a lot of technology. If it's cost competitive and no big muck ups, I expect they will sell well. Just a bit of a slow transition with the general supply chain issues and ramping up the new subcomponent parts. I see the potential for difficulty because Tesla has an entirely different sales and service model. There is not a Tesla deaership on every corner. Tesla only does one thing EV! Can Ford or any legacy dealer keep up with it all? EV and ICE under one roof. An ICE mechanic may not be as proficeient with a volt meter and osciliscope as a EV mechanic. It's an entire new world for legacy dealers. Can you teach an old dog new tricks? I'm not saying it can't be done. But starting from scratch is sometimes easier than trying to adapt! Microsoft was able to manilpulate the computer in ways IBM never imagined. Google raised the bar on Microsoft. Tesla has now re invented how to propel a car down the road. Will the legacy car dealers figure it out? Time will tell,but merely trying to mimick Tesla will not be enough to turn the big ships around.
Lantley 04/28/22 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

So people here think Ford's production capacity is unlimited? Even in a normal year without supply problems they can only make so many. Frankly this is a WIN for the "Let the market decide" crowd. Not the outcome you were hoping for, but still a win. The market has decided. The market wants electric vehicles. Good point If the roll out of EV F-150's is smooth without lots of issues then their popularity will grow quickly. If there are lots of growing pains and head scratching EV's popularity will stall. It's easy to look at Tesla and try to mimick what they are doing. Actually converting a legacy ICE maker to EV is far more challenging!
Lantley 04/28/22 06:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I do strongly believe EV is the wave of the future, however there are a lot of kinks to be worked out. No need to be the first. Call me when it's all sorted out!
Lantley 04/27/22 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tankless Hot Water Heater (Gas)

In an RV there is little need for unlimited hot water. Unless you have a family and everyone needs to shower in a short period of time. Tankless water heater info More tankless water heater info I have a 12 gallon gas/electric water heater. I have Never run out of hot water with 4 of us. For the most part an RV does not have unlimited water supply or waste water storage unless you are on a Full hook up site. When on a FHU site you can heat water by electric which a tankless cannot do. My family can still shower on short order using the CG's electric power! A tankless water heater in a RV is a man made marketing solution to a problem that does not exist!
Lantley 04/25/22 04:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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