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

They will be all over the roads in 25 years. Yep, meantime though they've got a lot of tech to go before they're ready for over the road. I've read in Europe they're experimenting with charging systems built into the highway, so vehicles can keep the battery(s) charged while underway.
Onyrlef 08/16/22 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow dolly or not?

I think that the saying "to each his own" works here. As for me, I started out using a tow dolly 30 years ago. That lasted a year! Turns out that the tow dolly was stolen from my back yard while I was away on vacation. All my RVing friends wondered if I had paid someone to steal it! That's because I continuously complained about having to use the tow dolly to haul my car around. What a pain to load and unload the car and then store the tow dolly at a campsite. I took the money the insurance company paid me for the stolen tow dolly and had my car outfitted for towing 4 down. Never looked back! Have now outfitted 9 vehicles over the past 29 years to tow them 4 wheels down. In my opinion that's money well spent, but of course some would disagree. Anyway, that's my story and I'm stick'n to it! Thanks Doug,I was tempted to go the dolly route instead of investing to make my truck flat tow ready, you've convinced me otherwise.
Onyrlef 04/18/22 08:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow vehicle

Is your Ranger automatic? If so are you doing the driveshaft disc. or the pump. How are you going to handle braking? Guessing you should be okay on weight even w/the Harley.I've always heard those limits are from the lawyers anyway and you can fudge on them some. Doubt I'd be in TH without a dinghy but I'll definitely use it when towing, it knocks mileage down a bit but is a transmission saver. I don't plan to cruise at over 58 anyway. Yup, 2wd auto. I'll be ordering the driveshaft disco. at the end of the month. I have a Brake Buddy from the CR-V, our last toad, to take care of the brakes. The CR-V was just under 4,000lbs in "toad" trim, and the BB worked well behind our old HR moho. As for the weight I'm not worried, the Harley is 645lbs, even if the Ranger is 3,500lbs I'm good. That's what I'm doing, I'm having my disc. done here in Dallas, by the same outfit that's doing the Blue Ox plates and brake light wiring, I'll be ordering the Blue Ox braking outfit and fitting it myself. Kind of pricey all together but beats buying another vehicle. I'll be pushing up against 4,800 estimated when loaded out but I'll run everything up on the scales before heading for parts unknown, since I plan to run with full fresh water and all.
Onyrlef 04/16/22 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

No engineer ever established that the tow rating for all gas burner MH's is 5,000 lbs. Towing capacity is determined by a number of variables. H.P., Torgue, weight of TV, Transmission, and etc. The towing capacity of one MH with a V10 could be 6k and another 5.5 k and yet another 5k. To be on the safe, one size fits all, side therefore towing capacity is universally rated @ 5k.Notice too that the towing capacity of a MH sporting a 2V V10 is the exact same as that of a 3V V10 regardless of the differences in sustained output. Would one care to argue that an engineer determined none of the mitigating factors affect towing capacity or that somehow when all the variables are calculated the magic towing capacity of 5k is always arrived at?
Onyrlef 04/13/22 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

Is your Ranger automatic? If so are you doing the driveshaft disc. or the pump. How are you going to handle braking? Guessing you should be okay on weight even w/the Harley.I've always heard those limits are from the lawyers anyway and you can fudge on them some. Doubt I'd be in TH without a dinghy but I'll definitely use it when towing, it knocks mileage down a bit but is a transmission saver. I don't plan to cruise at over 58 anyway.
Onyrlef 04/12/22 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CBC radio

Speaking of technology, years ago my kids would tell me to get a Garmin and I'd just say "that's what maps are for", until I got one.
Onyrlef 04/11/22 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

Thanks guys, my expectations for the 3 valve V-10 are 7-8 mpg. As far as weighing I know what the Frontier weighs, what the kayaks weigh and will get pretty close on the misc. so I'll be in the ballpark of 5k anywsy. Just kinda Wanted to check around before I invest in the drive shaft disc., front plates and the blue ox progressive brake set up. That said, are you in tow haul on flat ground as well as in the mtns?
Onyrlef 04/11/22 07:22pm Class A Motorhomes
Tow vehicle

In the process of purchasing a 2016 Jayco Alante with V10. Plan to tow a 2011 Frontier (Automatic) after I have the drive shaft disc. installed as well as Blue Ox plates, brake actuator and etc. The tow capacity of the TV is 5k. The Frontier is about 4.25k, if I load it w/ a couple Kayaks and misc gear I'll be pushing up on the tow capacity. Anybody towing a heavier rig like the Frontier with a V10? Any pointers? Transitioning from a Trailmanor, so this will be a different ballgame. Thanks
Onyrlef 04/09/22 04:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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