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RE: Anchorage shatters all-time high temperature record !

Anchorage, Alaska, saw the mercury soar to 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday shattering the city's all-time record-high temperature by 5 degrees. The previous record of 85 F was set in 1969. It also shattered the daily record of 77 F for July 4, which had stood since 1999. Records in Anchorage date back to 1952. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/sweltering-heat-wave-produces-all-time-record-high-in-anchorage-on-independence-day/70008741 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48206016077_a9c52bee00_z.jpg I was in the Army at Fort Richardson near Anchorage from April 1966 to April 1968 and glad it never got that hot. 'All time record high', eh? 'All time'...means in all history. Given that records have not been kept for 'all time'....maybe just the past 100 plus years...how do we know that it is for all time ? The answer is we don't. Perfect example of media over reaching...to be charitable.
Lessmore 07/05/19 03:02pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2020 GMC

3. 10 speed Allison 3. GM 10 speed re-branded as an Allison. Fixed that for you. And Gig'em Aggies. Aren't the GM and Ford 10 speed transmissions very similar...believe both companies shared R+D on that.
Lessmore 07/02/19 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.5 Ecoboost Feels Like a V6

> 3.5 Ecoboost Feels Like a V6 I thought the 3.5 Ecoboost is a V6? I drive a 2015 Explorer with the non turbo 3.5 liter V6. From that experience I would say that the 3.5 Ford V6, does need the turbo. But, on the other hand, given how others with the turbo 3.5 liter V6 wax eloquent about the power of the turbo, it does seem like there maybe something wrong with the OP's turbo V6...unless of course he happens to be Big Daddy, Don..the Swamp Rat..Garlits.
Lessmore 06/30/19 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

2.9% of new vehicle sales. Doubling each year. It's the old story of take 10,000.00 per day for a month, or take a penny that doubles each day. No doubt ice vehicles will be around, but they may become prohibitively expensive to operate. This is similar to the argument of motor homes being a cheap way to holiday. A careful analysis of all the costs may show that doing hotels and eating out is lower cost. Or that flying to a destination and renting is lower cost. Pianatuna, For a guy who lives in Saskatchewan...how is the EV superchargers infrastructure doing, ie; location, availability in rural and urban Saskatchewan? What about trips from the Alberta border to the Manitoba border, driving in one day, as we do on a regular basis ? Where do you charge an EV ? We make a trip from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba about 3 times a year. We went in January/19...it was 31 below in Sk., 33 below in Mb.. We filled up in Regina (gas) then in Mb. (Brandon)...snow, ice...had the heater/defroster on full blast the whole way. We didn't worry about our 'range' with our IC vehicle...how would that work out with an EV...same time, same trip ? We both know, don't we. In an EV the battery loses significant power due to extreme cold and the cabin heat comes also from the EV battery. How far are you going to get from Regina in -30 C cold...somewhere 30 miles west of Indian Head ? Where are you going to get a supercharge for the battery in some of these stretches ? I understand (an engineer buddy told me) the Tesla manual indicates you shouldn't live the car outdoors for more than an hour if the outside temps are colder than-22. How will that work out in the prairies and northern states, like Montana, North Dakota, etc. ? These are questions..the detail questions that need to have answers and be resolved.
Lessmore 06/29/19 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I asked for trouble and I got it.

Well, the truck is 15, going on 16 model years old.
Lessmore 06/28/19 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

Interesting article about IC gas and Diesel and Electrical Vehicles. This would also include tow vehicles. EV vehicles market domination over hyped ? In some ways I think the manufacturers are giving us mixed messages. GM says that they will introduce about 20 new EV vehicles by 2023, yet on the other hand have just introduced a new 3 liter , 6 cylinder diesel for their 1500 truck series and new..or at least revamped 6.6 liter IC gas engine and 6.6 liter IC Diesel engine for their 2020 HD pickup truck line. So what gives, as we used to say in high school ?
Lessmore 06/28/19 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US emissions standards versus EU

So you don't believe the atmosphere is a closed system? Where does the CO2 and etc. go then? Do you hire a Sorcerer to "magic" it out of existence? I see.
Lessmore 06/28/19 12:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camaro being discontinued again ?

IMHO they are the least appealing re-do of the Muscle cars. The rear is simply UGLY. Same person must have designed the rear of the Corvette as it simply does not fit the rest of the car. Yeah agree. Cool when they came out back in 2010? I tore the rear tires off a rental SS back then. Fun car. But Ford has always been pretty spot on with the Mustang look after 05 and Dodge hit a grand slam with the Challenger. Ford did the best retro look job with the newer Mustang, no doubt in my mind. I also felt tha the first gen Mustang...both notchback and fast back...also the '67-'68 Mustang fastback were great looking. The early '70's and then the Mustang ll...ouch... in looks. The 'late '80's Mustang 5 liter both notchback and fastback...very good looking. But, most years during the life of the Mustang/Camaro though...the Chevy had the edge in their V8's, V6's power.
Lessmore 06/27/19 01:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford has an answer to the Power Wagon

"Tremor'. Has to get an award for the dumbest name ever affixed to a vehicle. Tremor definition. Perhaps they had in mind the movie...Tremors. When I think of tremor from a vehicle I think of steering wheels shaking, worn out suspension, etc....at the very least a vehicle in need of a good..all wheel alignment. Not a good name...too many other associations. I think you are digging to make a negative comment. You may need to broaden your definition. tremĀ·or /?trem?r/ an involuntary quivering movement. "a disorder that causes tremors and muscle rigidity" a slight earthquake. noun: earth tremor; plural noun: earth tremors synonyms: earthquake, earth tremor, shock, foreshock, aftershock; a sudden feeling of fear or excitement. "a tremor of unease" synonyms: frisson, shiver, spasm, thrill, tingle, stab, dart, shaft; Nope, not digging, not looking for an 'issue'. As soon as I read what name Ford was coming up with ...I immediately thought what a dumb name.
Lessmore 06/27/19 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camaro being discontinued again ?

IMHO they are the least appealing re-do of the Muscle cars. The rear is simply UGLY. Same person must have designed the rear of the Corvette as it simply does not fit the rest of the car. I had a '67 Camaro RS coupe. I thought it was beautiful. Had the 327 V8, 4 speed Muncie transmission, etc. The modern Camaro was a take off in styling of the '69 Camaro, which I didn't like, either the original '69 or the modern day interpretation. I did like the '70 1/2 style, with the open grille and two bumperettes. Apparently the reason the new Camaro was given the '69 styling cues is because the '69 is generally thought of as the most popular looking Camaro, which I can't fathom. But then the '57 Ford is also thought of by many rodders as the best looking Ford of the 1950's, which I also can't fathom. I'll take the '58 or '59 Ford look, everyday over the odd looking '57.
Lessmore 06/27/19 10:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camaro being discontinued again ?

GM's plan is to go all trucks and SUV's. They are discontinuing all car production. That's where the money is now. When gas prices raise and no one buys them, GM will need another bail-out. Stupid move, but I'm not getting paid millions of dollars a year like GM execs. Ford is doing the same thing. Camaro was always a 25 and under thing, so no real loss to see it go. Sad to see them ruin Corvette over time though, they really screwed the pooch on that one. I've mostly had GM since '67, with a few Fords. But given both their stated direction for the future, I'm ...reluctantly...looking at vehicles now from Honda, Lexus and Nissan for our next vehicle. I was an intensely brand loyal customer, but I don't see anything that Ford/GM markets to meet my needs. I saw the new Blazer in a GM showroom (getting my oil changed) and I couldn't tell the difference between that and Equinox...in looks. The differential is in the price . I can't see why anyone would spend more money to buy something that looks so similar, but I guess GM has a plan.
Lessmore 06/27/19 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camaro being discontinued again ?

Didn't know the Camaro was a TV. Slap a hitch on this RWD platform with it's powerful V8 and I'm sure you could tow.
Lessmore 06/27/19 09:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford has an answer to the Power Wagon

"Tremor'. Has to get an award for the dumbest name ever affixed to a vehicle. Tremor definition. Perhaps they had in mind the movie...Tremors. When I think of tremor from a vehicle I think of steering wheels shaking, worn out suspension, etc....at the very least a vehicle in need of a good..all wheel alignment. Not a good name...too many other associations.
Lessmore 06/27/19 09:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: The 4.0L V8 diesel Touareg we can't have.

I had three VW Beetles in the 1960's. They were reliable, durable little cars with that air cooled, Boxer 4 banger. I've kept away from VW since the '80's...expensive parts, etc. Nope. I wouldn't be interested in the new V-Dubs and at one time in the air cooled days I was a rabid fan. What happened ?
Lessmore 06/26/19 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How early is too early?

"We have a couple Harley riders in our area...loud...sound like an out of tune, Briggs & Stratton engine." Pretty much, except the Briggs & Stratton engine may be a bit more refined, with more horsepower. :) :) You're quite right. I should apologize to Briggs & Stratton for the comparison. :B
Lessmore 06/23/19 12:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: GM Colorado bent frame towing 2,100 lbs

The most disturbing thing to me is GM's excuses for not covering it. The tires and lack of trailer brakes were totally irrelevant. The tongue weight was a little high for the weight of the trailer but well withing range but well within range of what would be expected at maximum tow capacity. Are you sure you know everything GM said.
Lessmore 06/23/19 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How early is too early?

Being at the far west side of a time zone has its benefits: there's a point where "too early" is also "too dark". We live on a big lake on a private street - one would think that noise early morning wouldn't be an issue - but you can't believe how much noise 50 Bass Boats can make at 6 AM when taking off for a tournament....LOL!!!! (Fortunately they are all fishing quietly within minutes; and I can sometimes fall back asleep again) I'm another light sleeper who gets by with a sound-masking machine. And as a rule, most of our neighbors wait until 8 am or so before mowing/firing up the motorcycle, etc I always wait till about 9:15 am before I fire up our snowblower/lawn mower. But I do know, not everybody does. Both our lawnmower and snowblower have factory mufflers...but still a bit loud. You mentioned motorcycles in your post. Made me think. I notice almost everybody with a Harley Davidson has a loud, non stock exhaust system. Our son has a BMW motorcycle and it's very quiet, very refined and when I think of it, I've yet to hear any modern Indian motorcycle ...loud...they seem to retain their stock exhaust system. We have a couple Harley riders in our area...loud...sound like an out of tune, Briggs & Stratton engine.
Lessmore 06/23/19 10:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Your first post on the forum

Les, Does this sound like you? Your old profile Barney Yes it does. I bet I might be embarrassed if I went through some of my old posts. :B Fifteen years I've been a member of RV Net. Time does go by fast. In 2004, I was in my mid 50's, now I'm 70. :E ;)
Lessmore 06/22/19 11:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: GM Colorado bent frame towing 2,100 lbs

Not enough information, in my view, to make an informed decision.
Lessmore 06/22/19 11:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How early is too early?

I can't recall for sure, but I think our city regs indicate work crews have to start after 8 am, no earlier and have to finish by 11 pm, no later. Mostly they;re finished by 5-6 pm anyways. It can get very cold here...-30 or colder not unusual ...and very hot...90 above. I know in southern areas in the states 90 above isn't as hot as they get.
Lessmore 06/22/19 02:02pm Around the Campfire
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