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RE: Cybertruck can have ladder rack after all...

Sam I don't want to hijack your thread but I had to show you this. Before we ordered her model 3 we actually considered getting back to the basics with one of these. Kinda cool and the model 3 would pull it fine. Kind of an alternative to a tent. It met her criteria of having a toilet and a sink. All cooking outside. Table inside that turns into a "cosy" (i'm 6 feet) bed. We realized a forestry road is not well suited to a premium high performance sports sedan (with not a lot of clearance) so we kind of nixed the idea. The model Y or model X would probably fine in those situations but we both wanted a sports sedan as opposed to an SUV. Anyway, the planning was fun. Back to the basics kind of approach. :) LOL These are built about 150 kilometers from our house. It would literally fit in our garage. :) Way cool! Go for it. Would have been my first choice transitioning from tent camping. But the wife went on a look-see for the trailer choice and end up with much bigger, lol. Nah. Her car is waaayyy to purdy. :)
Reisender 04/08/20 09:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck can have ladder rack after all...

Sam I don't want to hijack your thread but I had to show you this. Before we ordered her model 3 we actually considered getting back to the basics with one of these. Kinda cool and the model 3 would pull it fine. Kind of an alternative to a tent. It met her criteria of having a toilet and a sink. All cooking outside. Table inside that turns into a "cosy" (i'm 6 feet) bed. We realized a forestry road is not well suited to a premium high performance sports sedan (with not a lot of clearance) so we kind of nixed the idea. The model Y or model X would probably fine in those situations but we both wanted a sports sedan as opposed to an SUV. Anyway, the planning was fun. Back to the basics kind of approach. :) LOL These are built about 150 kilometers from our house. It would literally fit in our garage. :) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49751673351_31fd0b7560_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49752005312_c9cbc6abe7_c.jpg
Reisender 04/08/20 09:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck can have ladder rack after all...

Honestly it would be do much eadier with the cybertruck (or any truck) than the car roof rack. Even for a day trip. If (when) we give up the Motorhome I think a small single axle trailer will serve our camping needs. The cybertruck with something like that rack and a small trailer would be soooo much more better suited than pulling it with the wife’s model 3....which....you know...doesn’t have a freakin hitch. :). Or at least not in North America. Sorry. Rant off. :). Besides, the cybertruck has better clearance for the lake roads. A motorhome was not a consideration for us when we moved from tent camping to trailer. In fact, my plan was for the smallest trailer but found a medium one capable of being pulled by our SUV although I'm prepared to buy a higher specs truck for it. Now just after two years, we've upgraded because the wife wants a sofa to lounged inside the trailer. She's a bit sensitive to cold weather. We want to move around a lot and see the sights within reasonable distance from the campground, so this is the most ideal set up for us. I will probably stay for a long while with the perfect Cybertruck and 5K lbs trailer set up. The thing is, when we switch we need to go small. Storage reasons for one and access to the local lakes for another. We see small trailers and truck campers in our favourite spots but bigger trailers can get dicey. The roads are good most of the time but I can’t see taking the wife’s model 3 pulling a trailer on those roads. I read on a Reddit post that European model 3’s are rated for 900 kg. It would have to be a smaaaalll trailer for that category. She put a 150 dollar deposit on a cybertruck just in case she wants to go that way in a few years. LOL, that sucker won’t fit in our garage though. Oh well, it’s stainless steel, should be fine outside. :).
Reisender 04/08/20 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck can have ladder rack after all...

If most of the charging stations get their power from coal is it still zero pollution? Zero pollution? Nothing is zero pollution. Even walking. :). Curious though. Do you live in a country that gets most of its power from coal? Which one? Just curious.
Reisender 04/08/20 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck can have ladder rack after all...

Honestly it would be do much eadier with the cybertruck (or any truck) than the car roof rack. Even for a day trip. If (when) we give up the Motorhome I think a small single axle trailer will serve our camping needs. The cybertruck with something like that rack and a small trailer would be soooo much more better suited than pulling it with the wife’s model 3....which....you know...doesn’t have a freakin hitch. :). Or at least not in North America. Sorry. Rant off. :). Besides, the cybertruck has better clearance for the lake roads.
Reisender 04/08/20 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck can have ladder rack after all...

Well, I was worried where to put and carry a Hobie kayak-sailboat. Cybertruck Ladder Rack The ladder rack is kind of a pre-requisite for us but what I would like to see is a picture of a kayak on it and then a small trailer behind just to give perspective for overhangs etc. A boat on a trailer won’t be an issue as it’s lower but dual person kayaks depending how they are racked can stick out quite far. I don’t think the dimensions are fixed in stone yet. Apparently the prototype is slightly bigger than the planned production. Time will tell. Lots of rumours around a Texas factory for the cybertruck. I think they need to get past the fact that it’s still illegal to sell Tesla’s there.
Reisender 04/08/20 04:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

This is a good graphic showing Covid in relation to other ailments causing death. https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1712761/ The problem with this graphic is that it makes it look like the daily death rate is constant for everything but COVID 19. IT would tell a different story if an average daily death rate for COVID 19 was shown and compared to the rest. It will interesting to see what this looks like in 6 months, especially if the daily death rate for COVID 19 is reflected as an average daily rate at that time. Good eye.
Reisender 04/06/20 10:32am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Sorry, influenza is a virus and spreads just like SARS-CoV2. It does not start simultaneously in cities all over. New variants start in one region and spread throughout the world in a few months just like SARS-CoV2 is doing. https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/biological-sciences-articles/where-does-the-flu-come-from-every-year This is a good graphic showing Covid in relation to other ailments causing death. https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1712761/
Reisender 04/06/20 09:17am Around the Campfire
RE: New Federal Fuel Economy Standard (SAFE)

There was an interesting article on a German CO2 extracting operation about a year ago. It was a German language article but I’m sure one could find it in English or use an online translator. I don’t remember a lot about it but it was designed to be scaleable. I’m not up on the whole climate change CO2 thing. I am more about air quality and emmisions going forward. And this from someone with an ISC Cummins in their Motorhome. :). I see the need for any vehicles driven in cities to have zero emmisions as that is where the greatest health damage is done to health. I tend to agree that there is room for both in the next couple decades but I think evolution will make it difficult to sell someone an electric is the same price or cheaper not to mention a quarter of the price to operate and maintain. That, and more responsive, quieter, better driving experience etc. It will take a few more years for that to happen but it will. I am a long time fan of Jaguar and BMW but now find it difficult to find an equivalently priced fossil fuel competitor from them that would keep up to a model 3 AWD. In 5 years things will be much different. Jmho
Reisender 04/05/20 11:40am Around the Campfire
RE: New Federal Fuel Economy Standard (SAFE)

Agreed. But in many places it will be against the law to buy anything but an EV by 2040. The actual use of gas and diesel cars in service will continue for many years after for the reasons you described. It’ll happen faster in some places than others. In many places though it will just be to expensive (in comparison) to drive and maintain a gas or diesel powered vehicle. The average commuter needs about 6 to 8 kw of power for their daily needs. Manufacturers have made it clear they are not going to get that much more efficiency from an ICE. Unless the petroleum industry finds a way to bring down the cost of fuel production the industry is going to start to hurt as right now they loose money on every barrel of fuel. Although we would all like the price of fuel to stay low at some point they will have to return to profit. It’s an important industry as many products such as plastic, synthetics, lubricants, ashphalt etc all come from the petroleum industry. A balance needs to be found between the North American industry and opec. Jmho.
Reisender 04/04/20 06:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Federal Fuel Economy Standard (SAFE)

The video sums it up pretty good. I’ll disagree on two points. 1. I don’t think Tesla leads in self driving technology. They are doing okay and following their own path but this race is not over yet. 2. The US goverment will not let either Ford or GM fail no matter how badly run they are. Expect them just to become annual tax burdens even if they just have a crusher at the end of the assembly line. Way to big to fail. They will probably become brands unique to the US, though as it won’t even be legal to sell them anywhere else in the world. This will take a couple decades though. Provinces and states like B.C. Quebec, California, Washington and Oregon will probably outlaw fossil fueled passenger vehicle sales in the next two decades. BC and Quebec have already passed into law 2040 but that will probably be changed to sooner. The other thing that has happened with this Covid 19 thing is cities are seeing the cleanest air ever all over the world as everybody is driving less. That will shape public policy all over the world in the next decade. Interesting times we live in. How will the poor and those living in low income section housing be able to afford these vehicles and charge them especially those living in housing projects? If government offers them money to buy these vehicles, then that is subsidizing the EV industry. . How will the poor afford them? Same as they do now I suppose. Buy used, inexpensive models are starting to show up in Europe. Charging is just an evolutionary process. Some communities are already bringing in compulsory workplace charging. The supply will evolve to meet the demand. Things are not static. Infrastructure will evolve.
Reisender 04/04/20 04:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Federal Fuel Economy Standard (SAFE)

The video sums it up pretty good. I’ll disagree on two points. 1. I don’t think Tesla leads in self driving technology. They are doing okay and following their own path but this race is not over yet. 2. The US goverment will not let either Ford or GM fail no matter how badly run they are. Expect them just to become annual tax burdens even if they just have a crusher at the end of the assembly line. Way to big to fail. They will probably become brands unique to the US, though as it won’t even be legal to sell them anywhere else in the world. This will take a couple decades though. Provinces and states like B.C. Quebec, California, Washington and Oregon will probably outlaw fossil fueled passenger vehicle sales in the next two decades. BC and Quebec have already passed into law 2040 but that will probably be changed to sooner. The other thing that has happened with this Covid 19 thing is cities are seeing the cleanest air ever all over the world as everybody is driving less. That will shape public policy all over the world in the next decade. Interesting times we live in.
Reisender 04/04/20 10:09am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

CDC estimates there were between 140 and 360 flu related deaths in the US each day for the past 6 months. Did anyone notice? I’m not sure what point you are trying to make. Covid 19 is heading for numbers 10 times that amount just in the US. Are you trying to compare the two? I'm a volunteer Critical Care EMT. I've seen a lot of people die. They die from the flu, heart attacks, strokes, car accidents, diabetes. One person in my county has died from COVID 19. That's one too many. But people continue to die from the flu, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes. Not as many car accidents now that people are staying home more. The CDC estimates between 24,000 and 62,000 Americans have died from the flu this year yet a lot of people don't bother getting immunized. A lot of coronary artery disease and other serious illnesses are the result of lifestyle choices but people continue making those unhealthy choices. I've gone on calls for people who are having difficulty breathing and when we get there they ask us to wait until they're done smoking their cigarette. COVID 19 can be avoided by staying home. Most who do get it will recover with no permanent disability, unlike when I was young and people who became sick with polio were often disabled for the rest of their lives. Yes, it's bad that a lot of people are dying from it but people are dying from a lot of things and that isn't going to stop. At least COVID 19 doesn't seem to be killing our children like the flu does. And car accidents. And unmonitored swimming pools. And child abuse. I guess I'm not sure what my point was. Well, regardless, a huge hats off and thank you for your service as an EMT. Simply said, YOU ROCK. Thank you sir.
Reisender 04/01/20 12:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

CDC estimates there were between 140 and 360 flu related deaths in the US each day for the past 6 months. Did anyone notice? I’m not sure what point you are trying to make. Covid 19 is heading for numbers 10 times that amount just in the US. Are you trying to compare the two?
Reisender 04/01/20 09:22am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

And just a shout out to China. In Feb when China was in the darkest days of the pandemic Canada sent 16 tons of supplies to China to help them out. Today China responded in kind two fold. “On March 27, Bank of China donates medical supplies (including 30000 medical masks, 10000 sets of protective clothing, 10000 goggles and 50000 pairs of gloves, followed by N95 medical masks) to Canada fighting against COVID-19. We are together!” Thank you China. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49710371077_1808ff6eb5_c.jpg
Reisender 03/28/20 07:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

A graph of new cases in Canada. In spite of huge efforts there is as yet no flattening of the curve. https://covid19tracker.ca/dist/index.html Hi Don. Hope you are staying healthy. Here in BC we are starting to see some encouraging news on the infection rate. It has dropped from 24 to 12 percent. Our minister of health says are target rate is 7 percent. Hopefully by the middle of April we will be on track. We are unfortunately still seeing a couple desths per day, most in the two seniors homes. Stay safe Don and best of health to you and yours.
Reisender 03/28/20 06:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electric black tank dump valve. Worth it?

Ours were problematic. We ended up replacing them twice over 9 years. We eventually switched to manual.
Reisender 03/25/20 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas prices

Can’t give it away. This will be tough on many US and Canadian families working in the patch. https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-03-23/-1-gasoline-is-here-and-it-s-a-terrible-sign-for-the-economy
Reisender 03/24/20 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas prices

Big discussion on gloves??? You're in an RV. If you are concerned...GO BACK AND WASH YOUR HANDS. If you are NOT concerned... GO BACK AND WASH YOUR HANDS. This is not rocket science. Yah. Can’t go wrong with that advice.
Reisender 03/23/20 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas prices

We always use the same leather gloves when fueling the diesel pusher. Mostly because the smell of diesel on our hands but now for Covid19 as well. It’s the paying where there is more interaction. Sanitizer and washing hands once we are back in the rig. The cars are different. No precautions at all. Grab the handle and stick it in. Of course both are electric and we are charging at home with our chargers that only we use so.... :).
Reisender 03/22/20 09:54am General RVing Issues
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