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RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Most people drive Tesla’s and other electric vehicles because of performance, handling, little maintenance, convenience. Not so much from any green perspective or saving money. Go for a test drive...and hang on. Nothing with a gas tank will touch em.Nothing with a gas tank will touch em. Most of us who have switched to electric have done so because it’s just a better way to go for us and we like the vehicles. But, what works for my needs might not work for you. If you like gas cars better than buy one. Admittedly that will eventually become difficult in some places. BC and Quebec both have laws that prevent a vehicle with any emissions from being sold past 2040. Lots of time for new products by then. Nobody will want a gas car by then. Better do your homework, lots of high performance gasoline engined cars will blow the doors off your toaster.:R MY cousin has a Tesla X SUV and while it's quick, it ain't as quick as a Shelby Mustang or a Dodge Dart RT. More expensive though. I'd like to drive a toaster but I'm a farmer and I live in the boonies. A toaster just don't work and never will. Only benefit I see is instant heat in the winter. Thats it. Yah admittedly I’m not up on high performace production vehicles. But I am curious. I know the Tesla P100D model S does zero to sixty in 2.3 seconds. What are some of the gassers that blue it’s foors off. My guess is high end Italian jobs. I have heard the RT is crazy quick but didn’t know it was faster than the P100D. And yes the instant heat is kinda neat. 5 minute pre-heat by phone app. Great winter car.
Reisender 06/19/19 07:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Most people drive Tesla’s and other electric vehicles because of performance, handling, little maintenance, convenience. Not so much from any green perspective or saving money. Go for a test drive...and hang on. Nothing with a gas tank will touch em. Most of us who have switched to electric have done so because it’s just a better way to go for us and we like the vehicles. But, what works for my needs might not work for you. If you like gas cars better than buy one. Admittedly that will eventually become difficult in some places. BC and Quebec both have laws that prevent a vehicle with any emissions from being sold past 2040. Lots of time for new products by then. Nobody will want a gas car by then.
Reisender 06/19/19 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toby is now waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge

Toby was a lucky guy to have all that love for so many years. Good job. So sorry for you loss.
Reisender 06/18/19 05:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Yah. Justify it anyway you feel warm and fuzzy with it. Still a leech on the taxpayers dime. Yes, and if you want to discuss it then start a thread about it. This one is about Tesla hence the reason why I was only discussing Tesla and not trying to deflect their issues by talking about a brand that is not the threads topic. Yes. You should do that. You did after all start comparing Tesla quality to others sooooo. Again. All JMHO. Why? I am not the one deflecting the issues to GM or Chrylser in a thread about Tesla. You are. I am only discussing Tesla which is what this thread's topic is about. Your deflecting again. :). https://i.imgur.com/3cpAS6L.jpg height=300 width=400 Okay. I’m giving you this one. That’s funny...and it was a good movie. :) Cheers, safe travels to you and yours on the road. Time to put this to bed.
Reisender 06/18/19 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Yah. Justify it anyway you feel warm and fuzzy with it. Still a leech on the taxpayers dime. Yes, and if you want to discuss it then start a thread about it. This one is about Tesla hence the reason why I was only discussing Tesla and not trying to deflect their issues by talking about a brand that is not the threads topic. Yes. You should do that. You did after all start comparing Tesla quality to others sooooo. Again. All JMHO. Why? I am not the one deflecting the issues to GM or Chrylser in a thread about Tesla. You are. I am only discussing Tesla which is what this thread's topic is about. Your deflecting again. :).
Reisender 06/18/19 02:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Yah. Justify it anyway you feel warm and fuzzy with it. Still a leech on the taxpayers dime. Yes, and if you want to discuss it then start a thread about it. This one is about Tesla hence the reason why I was only discussing Tesla and not trying to deflect their issues by talking about a brand that is not the threads topic. Yes. You should do that. You did after all start comparing Tesla quality to others sooooo. Again. All JMHO.
Reisender 06/18/19 01:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Ok. Here’s the American bill. Happy deflecting. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.fool.com/amp/investing/general/2013/09/15/why-gm-still-owes-taxpayers.aspx And puleeze, don’t talk about GM and quality in the same sentence. Again. JMHO. I think you need to look up what the term deflection means. If someone brings up an issue with something and a fan boy deflects the issue by bringing up an issue of something else, that is deflecting. Bringing up a fact that GM and Chrysler paid back their loans(not stock purchases that the treasury department sold at the wrong time to get a low ROI on) is NOT deflecting. Yah. Justify it anyway you feel warm and fuzzy with it. Still a leech on the taxpayers dime.
Reisender 06/18/19 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Nope, they didn’t. But nice deflection. Google Canada writes off GM and Chrysler loans. I don't care what GM or Chrysler does in Canada since I don't live there and the the topic is not about them so bringing them up just because someone says something negative about Tesla in this thread is a deflection. I would be more than happy to discuss them in a thread about GM and Chrysler loans, but this thread is about Tesla. Ok. Here’s the American bill. Happy deflecting. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.fool.com/amp/investing/general/2013/09/15/why-gm-still-owes-taxpayers.aspx And puleeze, don’t talk about GM and quality in the same sentence. Again. JMHO.
Reisender 06/18/19 01:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

While Tesla's have been the benchmark in EV's motors and batteries, they are not even closes when it comes to vehicle quality. Many may argue that they are the worst in this department among all vehicles brands. In my view, Tesla should have been like Cummins. Producing powertrains for other vehicle manufacturers that have more experience and knowledge(and better quality) in these areas. However, a lot of Tesla's income comes from selling carbon credits to other manufacturers which they lobby for according to an article I read. The government forces other manufacturers to buy hundreds of millions of dollars worth of these credits which causes the prices for their products to go up. So essentially Tesla makes a lot of its money on the backs ICE vehicle buyers and continues to lobby the government to increase these regulations so they can make more money. With this and all of the other tax breaks, I can see why people hate them so much. In Q1 2019 alone, they made over $200 million from these credits. Pretty smart if you ask me. Get a couple congressman on your payroll to come up with a scheme to get your competitors to pay you. Sounds very much like the scheme the previous administration had with EPA lawsuits where the EPA would sue someone one taxpayer dime, and force them to pay the fine to a special interest group instead of back to the taxpayers or to the people who were actually effected by the lawsuit. I did not know this. That in itself is a reason to hate them. I have to wonder if Al Gore is involved in this. This country is going down into a deep spiral. So it’s just Tesla you have a problem with selling these credits. So if a company like GM or Ford sells one (they can) that’s alright?
Reisender 06/18/19 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

200 million is cheap. Tax payers fork over billions to companies like GM just so they can get thru the latest recession. As far as quality goes. I haven’t seen anything from any mainstream manufacturer that’s any better, certainly not GM. Complete junk. Of course, JMHO. Both Chrysler and GM repaid those loans, but nice deflection. And as far as quality goes, Tesla Model 3 is on par with a Yugo according the Consumer Reports and many others. Nope, they didn’t. But nice deflection. Google Canada writes off GM and Chrysler loans.
Reisender 06/18/19 01:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

While Tesla's have been the benchmark in EV's motors and batteries, they are not even closes when it comes to vehicle quality. Many may argue that they are the worst in this department among all vehicles brands. In my view, Tesla should have been like Cummins. Producing powertrains for other vehicle manufacturers that have more experience and knowledge(and better quality) in these areas. However, a lot of Tesla's income comes from selling carbon credits to other manufacturers which they lobby for according to an article I read. The government forces other manufacturers to buy hundreds of millions of dollars worth of these credits which causes the prices for their products to go up. So essentially Tesla makes a lot of its money on the backs ICE vehicle buyers and continues to lobby the government to increase these regulations so they can make more money. With this and all of the other tax breaks, I can see why people hate them so much. In Q1 2019 alone, they made over $200 million from these credits. Pretty smart if you ask me. Get a couple congressman on your payroll to come up with a scheme to get your competitors to pay you. Sounds very much like the scheme the previous administration had with EPA lawsuits where the EPA would sue someone one taxpayer dime, and force them to pay the fine to a special interest group instead of back to the taxpayers. 200 million is cheap. Tax payers fork over billions to companies like GM just so they can get thru the latest recession. As far as quality goes. I haven’t seen anything from any mainstream manufacturer that’s any better, certainly not GM. Complete junk. Of course, JMHO.
Reisender 06/18/19 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Musk is a bit of an oddball with an ego the size of Texas but maybe that’s what you need if you are trying to change the world. If EV’s are the coming thing, he is going to be up against some of the biggest corporations in the the world, so he has no choice but to be innovative and go big or go home. I’m not sure the financials will work without ICE production to bankroll his EV development but I give him credit for trying to do something no one else has. He has almost single handedly pushed the industry into what may be the biggest change in its history. They definetly face some strong headwinds. It is the most hated company in America both by the general public and certainly corporate America. Most want to see them either bankrupt or at minimum have them move out of the country. I think there survival will depend on wether they can stick around long enough to get more factories in Europe and Asia up and running. Then they can shut down manufacturing operations in the US and just import. I would think they have about 5 years to get it done. GM will be going back to the tax payer teet soon enough to get all new EV factories in the US and Canada. They are still too big to fail although they are losing market share fast. I think the Rivian pickup will be in limited production first with Tesla coming later but in greater quantity as they have the battery capacity in development.
Reisender 06/18/19 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Oh it can definetly be denied...and even called BS. The model S and X have been in production for years with hundreds of thousands of happy customers. The model 3 already has about 300 thousand on the road again with lots of happy customers and excellent ratings. But feel free to make stuff up. :) Where did I say they have not produced vehicles? Re-read what I wrote. I will give you an example. Rear bumpers flying off Model 3's in the rain. Do you know how to fix that before production? Testing like the other manufactures do. But Tesla puts them in consumers hands and says, let us know what breaks and we will modify as we go. Uh huh. And this kinda stuff never happens with any of the garbage that comes out of Detroit. Where would one even start.
Reisender 06/15/19 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Why does anyone even remotely think there will be a pickup by the end of the year? There's another thread running about the Tesla semi, and it started over a year and a half ago, and there's still no semi. Why would the pickup be any different? It’s not. But some confuse shareholders meetings full of hyperbole and trying to appease the deep pockets everything will be ok with reality. Anyone remotely familiar with automotive manufacturing knows what it takes to bring a vehicle from a drawing to full scale production. I think the prototype will be out but I suspect production closer to 2021. A lot will have to do with cell production. The model Y will take priority. They are able to produce enough batteries per day for about a 1200 cars. Which is roughly what they are producing and selling. It will continue to creep up slowly. Trade magazines said Tesla has the fastest concept-to-market processes for car manufacturing. They said, they’ve seen Model 3 jump from old fashioned manual assembly to robotics. What they don’t understand is why they kept on just adding temporary garlic type temporary plants in Fremont when they have huge covered underutilized facility in Fremont. They are knocking down admin building reportedly for the semi or the pick up. There is a big difference between concept to market when the the first consumer receives a legit final product. Not a work in progress beta tester. It cannot be denied Teala follows the later philosophy. Oh it can definetly be denied...and even called BS. The model S and X have been in production for years with hundreds of thousands of happy customers. The model 3 already has about 300 thousand on the road again with lots of happy customers and excellent ratings. But feel free to make stuff up. :)
Reisender 06/15/19 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Why does anyone even remotely think there will be a pickup by the end of the year? There's another thread running about the Tesla semi, and it started over a year and a half ago, and there's still no semi. Why would the pickup be any different? It’s not. But some confuse shareholders meetings full of hyperbole and trying to appease the deep pockets everything will be ok with reality. Anyone remotely familiar with automotive manufacturing knows what it takes to bring a vehicle from a drawing to full scale production. I think the prototype will be out but I suspect production closer to 2021. A lot will have to do with cell production. The model Y will take priority. They are able to produce enough batteries per day for about a 1200 cars. Which is roughly what they are producing and selling. It will continue to creep up slowly.
Reisender 06/15/19 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting More Serious About Shipping Truck Camper to Europe

I think the pollution sticker is what will kill this. All the places you try to go seem to exclude my RV. Seems no major or secondary cities will allow a larger diesel truck to visit. You can always consider buying a used one in Germany or Holland. They will keep it in their name so you can insure it and it can travel anywhere with all the proper paperwork. Done commonly. If you need help finding the website let me know. I speak German. I seem to recall though their website has like 6 languages you can choose from. They’ll Pick you up at the Airport (Berlin or Amsterdam) and get it all done. They have service support setup thru all of Europe and Morocco. Just a thought.
Reisender 06/14/19 09:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

Gasoline is plummeting in case you haven't noticed. Cannot wait to see a Musk toaster with a bed on the back.... Curious. What does gas plummeting mean and why is it relevant to Tesla.
Reisender 06/14/19 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla pick up in 4th quarter 2019

The biggest problem I see with this idea is that NO charging station I've ever seen was set up for a vehicle towing a trailer. They are usually at the head of a parking spot, often a small one. If you pulled up to any of the chargers I've seen your trailer would be blocking a travel lane or multiple other parking spots. If you tried to pull up to the charger broadside you would be blocking other parking spots and often other chargers that are lined up with the one your using. So, if towing with this catches on, they have to rebuild all the charging areas again. The last 4 vehicles I bought: Chevy dually, 2500 Suburban, Buick sedan, and Jeep Grand Cherokee didn't add up to $48,000. I'll pass. Meh. They’ll adapt. Not to mention people use pickups for purposes other than towing.
Reisender 06/14/19 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting More Serious About Shipping Truck Camper to Europe

This is exciting stuff! Thanks, everyone. This has become a plan for us thanks to this thread. We plan to use a roro ship and pay for them to handle all the customs tasks. The Ferry to Morocco is also RoRo. Maybe a 25 minute ride. Even Gibraltar is technically out of the Schengen. Don’t think they have camping there. Make sure you get stamped though.
Reisender 06/14/19 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Getting More Serious About Shipping Truck Camper to Europe

Split your time between Schengen and non schengen countries. Morocco is an amazing country and a good place to RV. Did I understand you speak French? If so that will serve you well in North Africa. We would switch between French and Spanish in North Morocco but further south French is king. Turkey is also a good schengenn alternative as are other countries north of that area. Get a 240 volt battery charger and just run off battery. No need to plug in. On edit. Not sure if your lady speaks Arabic (any dialect). We have found it is becoming a good bridge language even if you just get the basics down. Greetings, needs, wants, directions. Great for cultural exchanges. So to comply with the 90 days out of the last 180 days rule, we could go to any non-Schengen Country or set of countries and tour around that for 90 days? Then back into the Schengen area for another 90? And could we keep doing that for a year or two? Good point about the battery charger. The only thing we would need to plug-in for is the air conditioning. That is, if we didn’t want to run it on propane. We run it on propane all the time now. I have not plugged this RV In in over a year full time use. So only if the generator breaks, and it is unbearable out, do we need the power cord. And yes. She speaks Bengali, Hindi, and a little bit of Arabic. And I have learned some as well. Just a little tiny bit. As-salamu alaykum, things like this. So yes. 90 days in 90 days out. There is more to Europe than the Schengan zone. Time your 90 days with the seasons. Morocco is great in the winter. Arabic is tough but worth learning. Morrocan diallect is a little different but they’ll switch to Modern Standard Arabic for you. It’s what they learn in school. French is the go to language though. Lots of German in the campgrounds because half of Germany is there in the winter. Travelling in Europe and North Africa and Europe is always a fun linguistic exercise for us. I speak English, German, French, Spanish and a little Arabic. Not uncommon to use all of them in a one hour time period. Way fun.
Reisender 06/13/19 09:16am General RVing Issues
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