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RE: Little Guy Xtreme mini max tour

We looked at the LGM’s but are probably going with a T@B 400. Mostly because of the made up bed, better bathroom and lower profile (no huge air conditioner on the roof). Pricey as well like the AGM. It’s a bigger trailer though, 18 feet. And around 2800 pounds empty. Still light enough for the mid size SUV we’ll be pulling it with, but heavier than the LGM. The number of these little tear drops on the roads where we are has increased substantially. Cheers.
Reisender 09/16/21 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

GM will get this bolt battery issue sorted out and be stronger for it. And one has to remember, the car is solid as a rock and has the history to prove it. It’s the battery that they buy from LG that is the problem. Right now they are dependant on other companies for key EV components. I think that will lessen as they spin up their own in house components. I think the bolts reputation is probably irreparably repaired but that’s just a model name. They may drop it and come out with a new slightly changed version. Who knows. Our buddy at the Chevy dealership called us in two days before the stop sale order for a look see at the Bolt EUV. It’s a nice little buggy. I have had nothing but bad luck with GM products all my life, but I like this little car. It is no where near the performance and driving experience of our Tesla but it doesn’t try to be either. When the hatch is open and the seats are down it’s huge and the space is much more useable than our Tesla model 3. Really the only thing that bugs me about it is the crazy low fast charge rate. But as long as one is not using it for long road trips who cares. It’s probably not ideal for a one vehicle household like ours where we have to do road trips, but again not everybody needs that. Anyway, I wouldn’t count the bolt out yet. Jmho.
Reisender 09/16/21 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The hummer looks sweet in pictures. It should go well in the upscale hummer market. Good specs too. I haven’t seen one in the wild yet but we are off the beaten track a bit for test vehicles do I wouldn’t expect to. There were reportedly a couple of Rivian test vehicles thru here during the summer but I think they have a pretty big fleet of test vehicles. I’m think Tesla will be 4th after the Ford lightening but before the E Silverado and E Dodge Ram....but I wouldn’t put any money on it. There are a ton of contractors here waiting with reservations for the Ford Lightening and the Cybertruck. Rumour has it Rivian will be putting one of their charge plazas in a city about an hour from us. (Just a rumour as it’s not on Rivians map...yet). On edit. Holy carp. I just took a look at their map. Looks like it is on their but it about 45 minutes in the other direction in Salmon Arm on the trans Canada highway. Looks like they are taking a page from Tesla and Petrocans book and they are going after the trans Canada highway first.
Reisender 09/15/21 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

That’s interesting John, the 12 stall be me has only Tesla plugs. It’s also sat unuseable since Feb, I guess due to some supply chain issue. This is in Windsor CA. No pull throughs either. Yah it’s new here for sure. I have heard thru the rumour mill that the infrastructure grant that the province is giving to cover permitting and siting costs hinges on the locations having facilities for all EV’s and apparently FLO and Tesla worked this combo out. Not sure what the accuracy of the scuttlebutt is though. From what I gather the grant is pretty small compared to the costs of putting in a Supercharger location but there may be more to it. Lots of infrastructure projects going on here right now including a pipeline, a dam as well as hydrogen and electric infrastructure for vehicles.
Reisender 09/14/21 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

@Reisender - good luck on whatever decision you make and the road you take. Yup, we thought of ferries doing that Alaska route and definitely, small RV will be an advantage. It is too for US West Coast national parks, lol, Yep. We have passed a bunch of those with the pusher. Next time around we are going in. :).
Reisender 09/13/21 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

@Reisender - I'm still getting email notifications but I have to drag myself to respond. Seems everyone and his brother are into building charging stations -- some offering commercial center free charging installations. The Alaska set up is one exciting development. Encouraged too that Biden administration is into it in their insfrasture plans. Pull throughs and charging cycle-access for Cybertruck is still an outstanding issue. Is the wifey still canceling her CT order with the smaller trailer purchase? She’s holding onto it for now. But I can’t see it working out. It means going back to a two car household and that doesn’t make sense for us. It’s also huge overkill for the size of trailer we want. For at least a few years we will be getting on and off lots of ferries and getting into smaller sites. In for or 5 years that may change again but for the time being we need small and compact. We are covering all bases though. We now find ourselves with a model X reservation as well. But delivery wouldn’t be until next June. I still think we’ll end up with a model Y with trailer package and probably AB performance upgrade. Time will tell. At least with the reservations we have options come next spring.
Reisender 09/13/21 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

@Reisender - Wellcome back! Am myself is parked at Cybertruck/Tesla forums. Comes here only with the notifications on interesting topics. Nothing changed my opinion that this forum is over moderated. One even got zapped relating my bad experience with Camping World San Bernardino and Valencia in CA. And the Ellla infamous, IM me your Elite Member number -- and then nothing happens. So Tesla is stil not into pull-through charging stations to benefit us trailer-pullers? Thanks for the update. Howdy Yosemite. Yah I pop in once in awhile to pick People’s brains on various topics. Our trailer purchase is pushed back to the new year but still getting some info in advance. Yah I hear you on the pull thrus. I have seen two new Superchargers in the last few months with some kind of fore thought for trailers. The one in our town could accommodate a trailer but not without taking up a couple or three stalls. But that happens at gas stations too. Not usually an issue until a long weekend. :). Things might change when the Cybertruck is out. It will be interesting to see how Rivian charge sites are laid out. Some of the best fast charger trailer friendly stalls are being installed by the province and BC hydro. Kind of a long parallel park affair. Few and far in between though.
Reisender 09/13/21 12:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions on best anti theft hitch lock type device.

I think I read on here that any ball lock can be bypassed, the best way to insure no once can steel it, use a thick chain and chain the 2 wheels together. Then it can't be moved because the wheels won't turn... If they have to tool to cut the tongue lock they can easily cut the chain. the best theft protection i think is a good insurance policy. Yep. We’ll have that for sure. Trailer theft is not super common here. But still, mitigating the risk us always a good idea.
Reisender 09/13/21 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

If EV's are going to be a success, all charging stations will need to be available to all vehicles, just like gas stations.Here is a map. Zoom in a bit to your area. https://www.plugshare.com/ Looks like there is or will soon be an electric path to Alaska. I had no idea this was moving so fast. Good morning Time. One thing we have noticed here in BC is when Tesla builds a Supercharger now they add about 25 percent non Tesla chargers. So for example, they put in a Supercharger about 2 blocks from our house. It has 12 V3 Superchargers and 4 CCS/Chademo stations. Tesla doesn't run the FLO stations. They have an arrangement with FLO that Tesla does the installation but FLO runs their own stations. Tesla gets a grant to cover siting and permitting costs from the government which seems to average around 65000 dollars per location so I have read. They are adding 13 locations like this in BC this year. This location took the Tesla team 3 weeks from start to finish. They work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays. BC hydro takes about another week to put in their transformer and then the Tesla tech came back for a day for final inspection. Fast charge locations in BC are growing fast right now and the plug share locations will probably double over the next 18 months. Here's a couple pics. We were the first to charge at this one. But the reality is we will never use it as we charge at home. It has been busy since it opened last week though as we are on a crossroads of major routes including Vancouver to Calgary. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51447579188_9faaaa4404_c.jpg The day before it opened. You can see the four CCS/Chademo sites on the end. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51401708141_52bea70da1_c.jpg This is another one about an hour away in Salmon Arm. You can see the 25 percent ration here again. This 8 and 3 ratio is pretty common in the smaller cities. Not sure and I have heard various versions of this but I have heard that Tesla is doing the maintenance on all all of them. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51464425892_b24c1bfa77_c.jpg I'm told the Alaska corridor is still about three years to completion. They have a lot of safety sites to put in on that route. They also need to install a lot of lower powered "safety sites" which are 25 KW locations meant for winter emergencies etc. Anyway. Thought that might be interesting. Cheers
Reisender 09/13/21 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions on best anti theft hitch lock type device.

Sometimes our minds will create a mousetrap that we think is unbeatable. Then something stupid happens and we must "beat" our "unbeatable" solution. Case in point: We all have locks on the doors and windows of our homes; and when jump into our RVs and leave we feel safe. But, if we stupidly locked the keys inside the home, everyone of us would find away to "break in" to retrieve those keys. Every locking device/setup mentioned here is not foolproof. Said differently, if you lost the key to your mousetrap, everyone of you would find a way to "break in" and undo your mousetrap. Locks keep honest people honest. To a thief, locks are nuisances and consume valuable time; my deterrence to theft is to increase the nuisance level and the time involved to "break in". Well said. The best deterrence might be to use two on them. One hitch lock and one wheel lock. Then a common thief will move on to a easier one. Yah. It would probably enough to make them move on. And it’s not a lot of hassle.
Reisender 09/13/21 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on best anti theft hitch lock type device.

Thankyou for the additional replies. That coupler lock might slow em down. :)
Reisender 09/10/21 08:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on best anti theft hitch lock type device.

Wow. Lots of replies. Thanks for all the insight. We are not worried about security at home. Mostly when on the road. I think the idea is more just to make it an inconvenience so they would rather move on to somebody else’s trailer. :). I like the chain idea and the old ball locked in the receiver idea. We’ll give it some thought folks. We sure appreciate all the responses though. Cheers.
Reisender 09/10/21 03:20pm Travel Trailers
Opinions on best anti theft hitch lock type device.

Hey folks. Any opinions on the best anti theft hitch lock device? It’s a little 18 foot trailer. If that means anything. Specific brand names and models are welcome. And reasons you like the product. Thanks in advance.
Reisender 09/10/21 08:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Vax Passports

Got our passports yesterday. Good to go. Woohoo. Headed for the island in a week or two depending on weather. Scouting out the camping trip for next year thru gold country route up thru Princeton etc. Should be fun.
Reisender 09/10/21 07:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: loosing old members

We are still around and find the archives useful for solving problems. But we are between RV’s right now and the 18 foot T@B teardrop we have selected to replace our pusher isn’t well represented among the RV.net crowd so not sure we’ll be interacting much with the membership for problems etc. Facebook is a much better resource for that type of trailer. As well we’ll be pulling it with an electric vehicle which is now a forbidden topic on this forum. Facebook is also a good resource for those towing with EV’s as for the most part they are just met with ridicule on RV forums like this one. When I’m helping a friend or neighbour with an issue I quite often google the problem and the RV.net archives quite often have the answer so it’s still a good resource. I suspect as the remaining old school members die off they will eventually shut it down but I hope they keep the archives active. Lots of knowledge there. Cheers and stay healthy all.
Reisender 09/07/21 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: US Land Border Still Closed to Canadians

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/covid-19-canada-delta-variant-fourth-wave-161252013.html "While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered across Canada, the latest national modelling data shows that there are signs of epidemic growth in some areas of the country." This is recent news from canada. Does Canada have a CDC????? Yes. PHAC. Public health agency of Canada.
Reisender 08/20/21 07:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Anyone have an all elec. car

I really want to buy myself a Tesla Model 3 before the end of this year. Have you gone for a test drive yet?
Reisender 08/19/21 01:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Any comments on the Curt Blue tooth wireless brake control?

There was a whole discussion on this just a few weeks ago. Do a search Found it. Thanks.
Reisender 07/31/21 08:53am Towing
Any comments on the Curt Blue tooth wireless brake control?

Hey all. Just planning on the various bits and parts we will need for getting out tow vehicle ready. We are probably going to go with what we know (which is a Tekonsha P3) but wonder if others have had any experience with the Curt wireless bluetooth Brake control. A friend of ours has the identical vehicle and trailer we are getting and likes it and I have corresponded with at least one other person with a similar SUV and trailer setup. But neither were what I would call experienced towers. Anyone have one and care to comment? Thanks in advance.
Reisender 07/30/21 07:13pm Towing
RE: EV's I know there are folks better versed than me in here

We don’t stop to charge, we just charge while we are stopped. That’s bull, try doing a 600 mile trip sometime without stopping and see what happens. Your stopping one way or the other and there is no other choice. I stop when I want to, your stopping cause you have to, and you have to have special amenities to boot. Heh heh. I can't imagine ever doing a 600 mile trip (that's like 900 kilometers) without stopping. But that's just how we roll. Buy what suits your needs. I'll do the same. In the meantime, we still don't stop to charge, but we always charge while we are stopped. Works for us. Cheers.
Reisender 07/30/21 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
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