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RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

I don't regard the OP as "whinging" or "whining". I don't think it's unreasonable to expect public utilities to maintain their facilities in a way that doesn't jeopardize public safety. Time to install that backup generator, California. (They make natural gas gennies, too.) Because a Honda 2000 or an RV gen ain't gonna power a 200A (or 100A) service house. With apologies to Bob Dylan, You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. You be surprised though. A 2k generator will keep the fridge going and a few essential lights. Heat is another story. As long as the natural gas compressors are running we have hot water and a natural gas fireplace. Our backup plan is a couple AGM 31 batteries powering a 2000 watt inverter/charger. It’s good for a couple days running the fridge and a few lights, charging cell phones, TV etc. Sits quietly in the corner of the garage always plugged and charged. We manually run three extension cords to the fridge and two key rooms. Rarely gets used but handy. Cooking is a Coleman stove or barbecue. If we needed to go more than two days I would be pulling the Motorhome up in front of the townhouse and running the generator to charge the AGM’s. There is 800 watts of solar on the roof of the Moho as well. I’m sure all the neighbours would be trying to run extension cords to their fridges. :)
Reisender 10/10/19 02:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Says a guy who drives an 8.1L that emits more PM, NOx, CO, CO2 and gets worse fuel mileage than any modern diesel. And drives a direct injected gas engine that emits more PM, CO, CO2, and used more fuel than the equivalent diesel car. Practice what you preach much? I had two PSD Excursions that were a pain in the but to maintain compared to my 8.1 van that has double the space and payload compared to my PSD Excursions.What SUV could carry 12 passengers and luggage on long trips ? BTW I just road my bike over 12,000 miles since Oct. 20 2017 and that is more miles than my 8.1 van in the last ten years. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48876252953_9ba2724f92_z.jpg Holy ****. :)
Reisender 10/10/19 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

To me a scam artist is someone who puts forward plans when he knows there is little to no realistic chance of them happening, re the pickup truck which is nowhere in sight, the semi which also is nowhere in sight, and it was supposed to happen last year. The rockets he promised to NASA, which, guess what, are nowhere in sight. The $30,000 model S, which, right again, is nowhere in sight. They all worked to keep the hype of Tesla up, and keep the investors' money rolling in, but none of them have happened. If it looks like a duck... Yeah, a person can be overly optimistic, but when it happens all the time, you just have to wonder. Not saying you are wrong but I have never heard of Tesla planning a 30,000 dollar model S. You may be misinformed on that one (or I may be out of touch which is totally possible). To be honest I didn’t know Tesla announced any car under 35000. But I don’t follow that sort of thing so it’s possible.My mistake, it was a $35,000 Tesla: "When the Model 3 was finally unveiled 10 years later, in March 2016, Tesla promised that it would start at $35,000." It only took it 3 years longer than promised. In all fairness Howard a base standard range model 3 is 35400. They are not very popular as they have a reduced range (220 miles) back seats not heated, average sound systym etc etc. But they are available to those wanting to save about 4000 bucks off of the standard range plus. It wouldn’t be my choice but they sell a few.
Reisender 10/10/19 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

To me a scam artist is someone who puts forward plans when he knows there is little to no realistic chance of them happening, re the pickup truck which is nowhere in sight, the semi which also is nowhere in sight, and it was supposed to happen last year. The rockets he promised to NASA, which, guess what, are nowhere in sight. The $30,000 model S, which, right again, is nowhere in sight. They all worked to keep the hype of Tesla up, and keep the investors' money rolling in, but none of them have happened. If it looks like a duck... Yeah, a person can be overly optimistic, but when it happens all the time, you just have to wonder. Not saying you are wrong but I have never heard of Tesla planning a 30,000 dollar model S. You may be misinformed on that one (or I may be out of touch which is totally possible). To be honest I didn’t know Tesla announced any car under 35000. But I don’t follow that sort of thing so it’s possible.
Reisender 10/10/19 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

Is turning power off a practice of other power companies? I have heard of power outages due to a weather event but never heard of turning power off for a forecasted weather event. As a kid on the Gulf Coast I remember having power go out during a storm but never turned off prior to the storm. Once the storm is over they have to check all the lines for tree falls etc before turning on power. I wonder if there is a spike in businesses that install back up generators, Tesla power walls, solar etc. I’d be looking.
Reisender 10/10/19 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The difference must be the definition of scam artist. This would imply Elon from the very start has just tried to defraud people. I guess I don't see it. He may fail but I think he is doing his best to give this thing a go for real. So far Tesla has actually brought every product to market or is still working on development. No customer has lost money in 15 years. Have some had difficulties? Sure but in the end Tesla has made good on everything so far. Yah I have never figured out the “scam” angle either. Customer satisfaction numbers are very high. They are becoming a huge export company and employ 40,000 blue collar workers. Tesla’s are one of the highest American content vehicles made (although many think they are imports). They are literally world leaders in their field. And yet many would like to see them fold or at minimum move operations over seas. I think the latter is the most likely outcome. GF3 in Shanghai will be up and running by end next month and next year they will probably announce the location of the european factory. (Maybe holland) It will be advantageous to be closer to the big markets. In other news the UAW is now demanding that GM shelve plans for EV’s. This may be advantageous for companies like Rivian and Tesla as EV pickups hit the market over the next couple years. Jmho.
Reisender 10/10/19 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

When I had a class C a couple of times we used its genny to keep the house fridge cold during power outages from Hurricanes. Also, if you still use a landline, make sure you have one old style corded phone, that cordless is useless without power to the base. For water, just plan ahead, save water in a bathtub for toilet flushing, and fill as many containers as available for drinking and cooking. Also, for the ones who bought into the EV idea, charge up, and there will be no topping off for a while. I know these items seem obvious, but people forget how much we depend on the utility companies and I have seen a lot of folks not consider these basic things. Re the EVers. Tesla sent a message to all the cars that would be in the affected areas reminding them to charge to 100 percent the night before. Kinda cool that they can target just thise people. I imagine it is done by GPS data. No idea really.
Reisender 10/10/19 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

(I did several searches here for this topic, and found none. If this has already been discussed, please point me to the thread.) Here in Kalifornistan, the power is purposely being turned off to thousands of homes in large areas for up to five days to prevent electrically caused wildfires during dry, high wind conditions. They're not just planned, but power outages have already been inflicted upon thousands of people, causing incredible problems. Imagine power being off up to five days - no gas or propane pumped, groceries rotting, markets losing tons of frozen/refrigerated food, signal lights out, etc. It causes pure chaos. The longer outages would even cause water shortages. My dear Wifey and I are mid 70s, and our son suggested recently that he would be willing to help install a generator for us in the event we may be one of those thousands left powerless. It was a pleasure to remind him that we have the motor home to live in - and even to escape the entire chaotic area if we wanted! With the outage threat we face here, I now keep the propane tank full, the diesel tank full, the fresh water tank full, ready to move into and live comfortably for the duration. We know of one neighbor who has paid thousands to have a generator installed outside his home that runs on natural gas, a very good choice since gasoline would likely be hard to come by in an extended outage. Other neighbors (we're in a senior gated community) continue to discuss their options, of which there seem to be few. I wonder if any other RVers in threatened areas have planned to do the same as we have. It seems an interesting topic for discussion as we RVers really do have a solution - especially those with RVs equipped with generators and larger tank capacities that many Class A owners have. Any thoughts? We rarely (almost never) have outages where we are. But I think you are wise to do what you are doing. We also do the same. Hope it works out for you and your family.
Reisender 10/09/19 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla P100D ludicrous raven edition taking over zmax 1/4 mile dragstrip and resetting the stock tesla record. vs mustangs, camaros, corvettes and more Ludicrous Tesla Raven Edition 1/4 Mile RECORD! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48570898831_9b96e4ef30_o.png The hot Mustang looked like it was in a coma compared to the full size Tesla S. All that noise and they still got their asses handed to them by a stock 4 door 5 passenger sedan. Too funny. How much was that Telsa? There are bountiful Mustangs and Camaros running those times for far less invested. I don't think I would use this as a proxy for speed or quickness vs an apples to apples comparison. Now if it was an analysis of what can someone do with more cash than brains you have something. That Tesla was a P100D performance. So 99,990. Unless you want a different colour. :) Of course if you are okay with a slow 3.7 sec zero to sixty then you can save 20 grand and get one at 79,990. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48868063357_d0c3f990ae_c.jpg
Reisender 10/08/19 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla P100D ludicrous raven edition taking over zmax 1/4 mile dragstrip and resetting the stock tesla record. vs mustangs, camaros, corvettes and more Ludicrous Tesla Raven Edition 1/4 Mile RECORD! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48570898831_9b96e4ef30_o.png The hot Mustang looked like it was in a coma compared to the full size Tesla S. All that noise and they still got their asses handed to them by a stock 4 door 5 passenger sedan. Too funny.
Reisender 10/08/19 04:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

If I were buying a vehicle that costs many tens of thousands of dollars, I would want an infrastructure to do any possible repairs. When you're only selling a few thousand of vehicles spread across the East and West coasts, then repair shops are not that necessary. But who does the work when there are lots and lots of these cars on the road? There are no shops, no dealerships, no parts stocked, no paint shops to fix your multi-thousand dollar car. I can buy a Chinese made scooter for $800 and not worry about not being able to buy parts, get repairs, or have any kind of warranty work done, but I really expect better than that when I pay $50,000-$70,000 for a vehicle. Or are these vehicles perfect with no need for repairs? Missouri Kansas City-Manchester 3555 Manchester Trafficway Kansas City, MO 64129 Service: (816) 861-0805 Roadside Assistance: (877) 798-3752 St. Louis-Chesterfield 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road Chesterfield, MO 63005-1405 Store: (314) 872-9946 Roadside Assistance: (877) 798-3752 https://www.tesla.com/findus/list/services/United%20StatesSeriously? I spend $50,000 on a vehicle and I have 2, count 'em 2, service centers in the whole state. Yeah, that'll put me on the short list. But wait. How can that be. You said there were “no shops”. Now there is two...just in your state? Hmmmm. LOL. :)
Reisender 10/07/19 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I think Tesla needs to hold on for another 12 to 18 months as a US company. Once the Shanghai factory is up and running and the European factory gets underway they can start to phase out US manufacturing. Awesome, US tax payers fund development and start up costs to the tune of hundreds upon hundreds of millions dollars. Thank you middle class. Well, they are in the US now, and are the definitive leader at every level of the EV transportation disruption. And yet they can’t be sold legally in about half of the US states. Maybe some of the billions of subsidy moneys that go to the fossil fuel industry might be better spent on helping the world leader in EV technology fight a few legal battles so they can reach more US customers. Meh, no big deal. Those who want them will still be able to import them from China, or Germany, or wherever. Lol. :). MAGA. Too funny. LOLIf I were buying a vehicle that costs many tens of thousands of dollars, I would want an infrastructure to do any possible repairs. When you're only selling a few thousand of vehicles spread across the East and West coasts, then repair shops are not that necessary. But who does the work when there are lots and lots of these cars on the road? There are no shops, no dealerships, no parts stocked, no paint shops to fix your multi-thousand dollar car. I can buy a Chinese made scooter for $800 and not worry about not being able to buy parts, get repairs, or have any kind of warranty work done, but I really expect better than that when I pay $50,000-$70,000 for a vehicle. Or are these vehicles perfect with no need for repairs? Your right. Best to buy Chinese. :) LOL :).
Reisender 10/07/19 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I think Tesla needs to hold on for another 12 to 18 months as a US company. Once the Shanghai factory is up and running and the European factory gets underway they can start to phase out US manufacturing. Awesome, US tax payers fund development and start up costs to the tune of hundreds upon hundreds of millions dollars. Thank you middle class. Well, they are in the US now, and are the definitive leader at every level of the EV transportation disruption. And yet they can’t be sold legally in about half of the US states. Maybe some of the billions of subsidy moneys that go to the fossil fuel industry might be better spent on helping the world leader in EV technology fight a few legal battles so they can reach more US customers. Meh, no big deal. Those who want them will still be able to import them from China, or Germany, or wherever. Lol. :). MAGA. Too funny. LOL
Reisender 10/07/19 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Once the Shanghai factory is up and running and the European factory gets underway they can start to phase out US manufacturing.Broke ground in January 2019, today the line is running for testing. Incredible even for China. Impossible in the US. Yah. I saw the video of the first model three on the adjoining test track they built. They are probably 6 to 9 months away from significant ramp up yet.
Reisender 10/07/19 12:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

If a fast charge would finish before I completed a meal at MDs I would not bother to plug in. As it relates to this thread the vehicles would (hopefully) have 100+ kWh battery. Lol. Yah good point. The only place I have seen a fast charger at a McDonald’s was when it was co-located at a group of level 2’s. The fast charger would be handy for out of towners picking up a quick meal. I would like to see more public level 2 stations in our area for the apartment dwellers etc. Shopping areas, Starbucks, restaurants etc. They are coming but slowly. When I was working for Unilever, we have such products, while loss leaders, are called traffic builders (bringing in customers). This is just a new twist to the concept, lol. In Amsterdam, there are McD's are on the first floor of the pleasure house in the red light district. So why not? But still my question, is whether that's good with fries. Dude. Anything is good with fries. Lol. :)
Reisender 10/07/19 12:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

If a fast charge would finish before I completed a meal at MDs I would not bother to plug in. As it relates to this thread the vehicles would (hopefully) have 100+ kWh battery. Lol. Yah good point. The only place I have seen a fast charger at a McDonald’s was when it was co-located at a group of level 2’s. (On edit, it was a little strip mall). The fast charger would be handy for out of towners picking up a quick meal. I would like to see more public level 2 stations in our area for the apartment dwellers etc. Shopping areas, Starbucks, restaurants etc. They are coming but slowly.
Reisender 10/07/19 12:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Apparently McDonalds is getting into the charging business! https://evannex.com/blogs/news/mcdonalds-wants-to-charge-your-electric-car LOL, makes sense so they can sell burgers too when EV owners come charging. But I bet they'll not install quick superchargers. DC fast chargers are handy but they can also be a pain. If you are looking to have a nice leisurely lunch almost always you’ll get an email from your car saying it’s full before you finish lunch. Good manners says you move your car right away for the next person so this can kinda interrupt things. Not to mention some fast chargers charge idle fees if hooked up and not charging. Unless we are road tripping we tend to use level 2 chargers when shopping or eating.
Reisender 10/07/19 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-elon-musk-disappear-lose-80-percent-value-nyu-professor/ ....sanity is finally around the corner Turtle and just a few fellow forum members have been saying this for years Yup...true this comment below Galloway’s prediction against Tesla is quite interesting, considering that it seems to assume that the company has learned nothing about optimizing its operations from its Model 3 ramp in Fremont, CA Yeah. Tesla's receives a lot of their cash flow from selling carbon credits. As the other makes start to produce EV's or more efficient vehicles, these carbon credits will dry up. Tesla will need to optimize their production and make it more efficient in order to stay afloat. Agreed but reality is that is 5 to 10 years for any of the big three and 2 to 3 for the foreign manufacturers. I think Tesla needs to hold on for another 12 to 18 months as a US company. Once the Shanghai factory is up and running and the European factory gets underway they can start to phase out US manufacturing. Their biggest markets are outside of the US. Getting the manufacturing closer to the big markets will be key to their survival. Keeping a small American presence for the pickup and model Y would make sense.
Reisender 10/07/19 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Kind of a cool video. Tesla is the most patriotic car an American can drive.
Reisender 10/04/19 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

There may be a 49000 dollar EV pickup someday but I’m guessing the first couple years they’ll be high 60’s to 70’s as they’ll want to sell higher margin units first. I don’t follow the “ramming down the throat” comment. Why or how would this happen? Referring to a specific country maybe. By the time they are “rammed down our throat” nobody will want a gasser anyway. Or the typical manufacturer-dealer marketing ploy of having a $49,000 base price and make money on the options and add-ons. Maybe. But typically Tesla offers higher end performance versions first. They did this with the model three. It was a while before they offered the 35000 version. (Now 35400). I suspect it will be the same with the pickup.
Reisender 10/03/19 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
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