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RE: Bigfoot fiberglass shell

You can find pretty minty shape units from 1998 to 2005 for about 12 to 15 grand. Just got to know where to look. Easy to find in western Canada if you are willing to travel.
Reisender 07/05/19 10:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

A new range record. 2,781km (1,728mi) in 24 hours in a Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD ??? link to story. What highway did they manage 70+ mph including charge time. Germany. Autobahns. Much of the time they were at 170 kmh (105 miles) per hour but the average was just over 110 kph (70 mph). The story kind of emphasizes what most of us driving EV’s know. Charge while you are eating lunch, walking the dog, pee break etc. No time lost to charging. V3 Superchargers are a game changer though. Quick. https://electrek.co/2019/07/05/tesla-youtuber-breaks-24-hour-electric-car-distance-record/
Reisender 07/05/19 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

My driving commute is 10 miles per day with an additional 40 miles daily via bus. However once a week I have a 125 mile driving commute. I could use a BEV, but purchase cost still does not compensate for usage. My wife drives a compact ICE vehicle about 7500 miles year and I still cannot get the economics of a BEV to work in her case either. I see us buying a BEV once prices drop on them or increase too much for an ICE. I drive a 15 year old vehicle while my wife’s is five years old. Both will probably stay with us for 5-10 more years before we consider replacing them. I think this is a very real world scenario and is literally being played out in our townhouse community everyday. Some of us have made the switch but many are waiting until their existing vehicles need replacing. A lot of the folks in our townhouse community have come to look at our EV’s, check out our garage charging facilities, sometimes even ask for a test drive. Pretty much every one has said they would never buy another gas or diesel car but will wait until their car is a little older or worn out until they switch to a BEV. For many folks this makes good sense. Different budgets, different commutes all come into play but it is interesting to hear the various approaches to the migration to BEV’s. Having said that we have very few trucks in our community. The response would obviously be different if there was a towing or hauling need. But cars, we just saw another older Volvo get replaced by another model 3 Tesla last week. They are delivering something like 60 to 90 a day in the Vancouver delivery centre right now.
Reisender 07/05/19 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

"And of the cars that go cross country, what percentage of the time is it going cross country?" But even if you only do it a couple times, is the hassle worth it? So you buy a EV, and then buy an ICEV because the EV just doesn't cut it all the time? Sounds like a large waste of money to me. I get that. But for those who only travel 500 or 600 km a day there is no difference in travel time between an ICE V or EV. Most people stop 2 or 3 times a day for breaks and or lunch. We just combine our lunch break etc with charge stops.
Reisender 07/04/19 11:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

That's what Tesla is good at, talking... They are absolutely brilliant at leaving out key details too, like payload and range at maximum payload... and can you imagine the cost of this? Maybe so. But going by the cars they build it will probably be a pretty high performance vehicle.
Reisender 07/04/19 06:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Lawnmowers

We carry an 18 volt Ryobi weed whacker and leaf blower. Very handy.
Reisender 07/02/19 04:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Remember three months ago when about everyone said Tesla had a demand problem during the first quarter? Tesla now reports record deliveries for the second quarter. 95,200 vehicles delivered is 4,500 or 5% more than the previous record in the fourth quarter 2018. finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-posts-record-vehicle-deliveries-2q-2019 Cash flow could be the next interesting news. Still 18 months for the Semi to roll.(this is not my prediction but rather from Tesla guidance) I get the impression that solid production of 1000 per day model 3 is the goal for this quarter. Including S and X that would put them over 110000 for the next quarter. That will be close to max for Fremont. China factory will come on line next year. Unknown what the capacity is there.
Reisender 07/02/19 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Love the colour. :). Nice combo.
Reisender 07/02/19 09:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Little Annie - RIP

Sorry for your loss. Many happy memories to you.
Reisender 07/02/19 07:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Free cars???
Reisender 07/01/19 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48174891717_4bb44533a8_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48174891712_5a401f3ac6_b.jpg Nice. Is that yours? I like the colour although in real life it seems brighter. Cheers.
Reisender 07/01/19 05:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.5 Ecoboost Feels Like a V6

I don’t doubt the mileage drop to 7. We had a GMC with a 350 that got maybe 14 mpg empty. Towing I’m not sure it hit 5. Depending on the terrain we couldn’t make it 300 kilometres on a tank. Towing with a gasser has a big effect on range. Our power stroke was much less impacted but it was kinda loud. Good truck though. The GMC was junk.
Reisender 06/30/19 05:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

I lived in Regina and i doubt a current ev would be able to go anywhere in the winter as all the juice would be used to run th heater non-stop. Most of the mainstream ones would be fine for trips up to about 200 km in winter. If you need more range that that stick with an ICE vehicle. Great commuter vehicles in winter though. If all you have to do is something like a 150km commute even in winter EV’s rule over ICE from the convenience point of view. Think you guys get colder winters than us though. Do your research. For us we much prefer our EV’s over gassers in the winter but different people have different needs. People in Norway seem to like them. Hopefully few Americans have colder winters than Norway. Norway zero emissions sales As in virtually all aspects of EV's Tesla seems to have the best tech for cold weather. Don't forget that if you charge at home you can program your car to be warm before you leave and electric cars do still have enough waste heat to keep the cabin warm. Our EV,s don’t use waste heat so I can’t speak to that but I have heard some do. Don’t know how that works. One of our EV’s has a heat pump which is pretty effective till about minus 5 C. Then the resistance heater kicks in. I use to program my car for preheat but with my changing schedule it was a pain. Now I just hit preheat on the smart phone app about 5 minutes before I go. Heats up pretty quick. Small cabin. Big heater. Huge improvement over the Grand Cherokee. But our winters are mild and it seldom gets below minus 15 c here. If I was in Lessmores situation I would be driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Right tool for the right job. My son tells me that his Model 3 was water cooled batteries and relies on waste heat for the cabin, at least as long as you are moving at a decent rate. That heat can be supplemented by strips as needed. He also says that Tesla is the only company that uses waste heat. Back during the winter he did a 4 hour drive in 20F weather and only lost about 10% range. His Leaf loses about 30% in the same weather. Depending on the trim level Leafs come with a heat pump which actually works pretty good down to about minus 5 C. Pretty easy to keep a Leaf warm.
Reisender 06/29/19 03:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

Right......there's a market for EVs for sure, and those who say they'll never take over the majority could likely be wrong and those that say they will take over in the near (10-20 years) are also probably wrong. Consider Groover and shiners posts. Sure an EV and electric tools works for that guy. With the vehicle, he's the minority and doesn't out drive his range, but has to plan on where to stay for the night. He also only uses the electric tools for a little yard. I couldn't carry an electric chainsaw with a battery big enough to do my yard work. And when I do weed whipping/brush clearing, I go through a couple tanks of gas in a few hours. That would be the equivalent of strapping the battery out of my truck to the weed wacker. EVs are a great convienence for those that use them within their intended uses. But if the number of EVs increased 10 fold in the next couple years, folks would be lined up for chargers like a gas shortage. All in due time, but for the moonbeam leaf licker, Birkenstock crowd, I'm sorry, it ain't going to happen quickly. Agree on most of this post especially the 10 fold in the next few years. For two reasons. Demand which although will continue to increase reasonably fast will not be 10 fold in two years. The second reason is battery capacity is still a challenge. It will grow but not 10 fold in 2 years. Keep in mind that about 95 percent of charging is done at home so although fast charging infrastructure has to grow there will never be a need for as many charging stations as there is gas stations. Cheers.
Reisender 06/29/19 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

I lived in Regina and i doubt a current ev would be able to go anywhere in the winter as all the juice would be used to run th heater non-stop. Most of the mainstream ones would be fine for trips up to about 200 km in winter. If you need more range that that stick with an ICE vehicle. Great commuter vehicles in winter though. If all you have to do is something like a 150km commute even in winter EV’s rule over ICE from the convenience point of view. Think you guys get colder winters than us though. Do your research. For us we much prefer our EV’s over gassers in the winter but different people have different needs. People in Norway seem to like them. Hopefully few Americans have colder winters than Norway. Norway zero emissions sales As in virtually all aspects of EV's Tesla seems to have the best tech for cold weather. Don't forget that if you charge at home you can program your car to be warm before you leave and electric cars do still have enough waste heat to keep the cabin warm. Our EV,s don’t use waste heat so I can’t speak to that but I have heard some do. Don’t know how that works. One of our EV’s has a heat pump which is pretty effective till about minus 5 C. Then the resistance heater kicks in. I use to program my car for preheat but with my changing schedule it was a pain. Now I just hit preheat on the smart phone app about 5 minutes before I go. Heats up pretty quick. Small cabin. Big heater. Huge improvement over the Grand Cherokee. But our winters are mild and it seldom gets below minus 15 c here. If I was in Lessmores situation I would be driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Right tool for the right job.
Reisender 06/29/19 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

Electric vehicles have been around for way over 100 years, how's that doubling production every year working out? :h What company has had electric vehicles in production for 100 years. Don’t actually know. I thought Nissan was the first modern EV in production. Maybe I’m wrong.
Reisender 06/29/19 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

I lived in Regina and i doubt a current ev would be able to go anywhere in the winter as all the juice would be used to run th heater non-stop. Most of the mainstream ones would be fine for trips up to about 200 km in winter. If you need more range that that stick with an ICE vehicle. Great commuter vehicles in winter though. If all you have to do is something like a 150km commute even in winter EV’s rule over ICE from the convenience point of view. Think you guys get colder winters than us though. Do your research. For us we much prefer our EV’s over gassers in the winter but different people have different needs.
Reisender 06/29/19 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins Buying Fuel Cell Company - Hydrogenics

The premise of the “Mr. Fusion” device was that it used cold fusion to produce power. Cold fusion is a hypothetical source of nuclear power that would occur at or near room temperature. It’s been pretty much cast out by the scientific establishment. The Hydrogenics fuel cells are an alternative energy technology that generate electric energy through the reaction between hydrogen (or a hydrogen-rich fuel source) and oxygen. These devices are particularly interesting due to high efficiencies relative to traditional combustion engines and low emissions, producing only heat and water as waste products. I personally feel that technologies such as these are more promising than any advances in battery technologies we’re likely to see. :):) I think that there may be significant EV penetration by the time some of these technologies mature. At that point whatever replaces EV will have to be home fuelable as people will be very used to home fueling at not having to go to any kind of fuel outlet. I’m sure it’s doable but will still probably use grid energy to produce it. Interesting topic though.
Reisender 06/29/19 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins Buying Fuel Cell Company - Hydrogenics

I agree. Battery technology, with its weight, range limits, environmental impact, and recharging requirements is holding back the adoption of electric vehicles. Until EV’s have a source of power that doesn’t just shift the load onto the electrical grid, they will just be a virtue signaling badge of honor for early adopters. What will ultimately be needed for EV’s to become viable for everyone across the board is the equivalent of this: https://i.imgur.com/Os5SKPwl.jpg I know little about this stuff but where would the power come from. Casimir effect, quantum vacuum, zero point energy. Space-time itself will be the "fuel" Lol. :)
Reisender 06/29/19 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

Right tool for the right job. If you need to travel 1200 km a day pulling a boat than buy a pickup with a big tank, strap on a pair of depends and 8 bags of cheetos and have at it. If you are like us and travel 600 km a day and then kick back in a full service hotel then buy a comfortable mid range or long range EV and enjoy the day. I dint think I have ever seen an EV commercial where we are so can’t comment on EV hype. Might be a regional thing. Curious where people are where they are being bombarded with hype. What markets etc. Where we are the only commercials or advertising is for gas cars.
Reisender 06/29/19 07:04am Tow Vehicles
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