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RE: Tesla Cybertruck

https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fresize%3D2000%252C2000%252Cshrink%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2019-11%252F5d261320-0ce2-11ea-a77e-a0da53711a23%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D09bca2d48c6c4831db54bf4e2721d40f4e85c980&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=afbeb9a6fcbd63cfa1d6d5b6e2ffd812f91dc6df width=600 I have not been so shocked in a long time. Don't like it. I hope it sells. Can't see how it could tow a fifth wheel even a small one. I have often griped about how tall the bed rails are and this is a whole order of magnitude worse. Not going to reach over the side to grab your tool caddie or anything else. Ford, Chevy, Rivian and the rest should have no worries. Some kid has got to tell the emperor he has no clothes. That kid would bethe one who designed it
RobertRyan 11/22/19 01:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

ROTFLMAO, 1970's called and they want there wedge car back! LMAO Is this some sort of a joke? No unfortunately it is not April 1st
RobertRyan 11/22/19 01:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

@time2roll - Thanks for showing the picture -- do you agree with me that it's ugly? Very, very ugly and looks like it was put together in a backyard
RobertRyan 11/22/19 01:15am Tow Vehicles
Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

It is a World first, Voice controlled Travel Trailer ( Caravan) As well BIMPO is introducing its smart Caravan technology to US manufacturers Turning Caravans/ Travel Trailers into Smart ones
RobertRyan 11/19/19 01:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Total EV Travel Trailer/ Caravan

We boondock. A lot. We could do without electric much easier than we could do without propane. Same here, but they are using solar capture without propane Great. As long as the sun is out. Or you are not parked in the shade. I think they would have got some not so sunny days in those 20,000kilometres around Australia Great. When you know for sure let us know. Also, please explain how you get enough charge to keep an all electric caravan fully functional with several days of those "not so sunny days." Not trying to be a smart a$$, but I would really like to know how someone expects this to work under real world conditions. It would also be enlightening to know if heating the caravan while camping in the winter impacts the utility of the unit. While boondocking in our RV, we often camp in below freezing temperatures. Our propane furnace keeps us warm, but we have to be careful or the furnace blower will drain our batteries. Well they did for 20,000 km best to get in touch with them. When they release details it will be more intwresting how they did it. Seeing we get pretty cold winter days without sun in Australia https://i.postimg.cc/D0MVr9fL/images-jpeg-13.jpg
RobertRyan 11/18/19 06:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Total EV Travel Trailer/ Caravan

We boondock. A lot. We could do without electric much easier than we could do without propane. Same here, but they are using solar capture without propane Great. As long as the sun is out. Or you are not parked in the shade. I think they would have got some not so sunny days in those 20,000kilometres around Australia
RobertRyan 11/18/19 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Total EV Travel Trailer/ Caravan

We boondock. A lot. We could do without electric much easier than we could do without propane. Same here, but they are using solar capture without propane
RobertRyan 11/17/19 07:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Total EV Travel Trailer/ Caravan

Based on the current rate of exchange today per the internet - $1.00 us = AU$ 1.47 That makes the price tag: AU $109,900 = to US $74,671.90 That's a bunch! Prices are not comparable, as it will not be sold in the US but technology most probably will be
RobertRyan 11/17/19 05:56pm Travel Trailers
Total EV Travel Trailer/ Caravan

Ground-breaking gas-free caravan powers up Full off-grid, Melbourne-built ERV by Retreat caravan priced from $109,900 Almost unlimited, self-contained power for caravans has become a reality with Melbourne manufacturer Retreat Caravans confirming its solar-boosted ERV model is now on sale after successfully completing a plug-free 20,088km, 176-day trip across the country. The latest development of the hi-tech 'smart' caravan platform unveiled earlier this year, the ERV built by 15-year-old Retreat in conjunction with Australian technology company OzXCorp, uses a lithium-ion battery 'bank' and extensive roof-mounted solar panels to deliver enough grunt to power a range of appliances simultaneously and for extended periods of time. The first test caravan is a 20-foot unit that runs on a self-generated 240-Volt system using a special inverter and has no gas system. https://i.postimg.cc/QCKnSdZy/image.jpg
RobertRyan 11/17/19 02:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Not to be outdone SEA- Electric from the State of Victoria, was at a Los Angeles Show, got 200 orders, Ford F59 has a walk in body built on it. First Australian EV builder in the US SEA ELECTRIC TO LAUNCH IN THE UNITED STATES 2/20/19 SEA Electric (Los Angeles, California) is set to launch in the United States in coming weeks, showcasing two trucks at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2019, while also attending California’s Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in April 2019. The display vehicles are based on popular Ford and Isuzu platforms and are at an advanced build stage, with assembly of the Ford F-59 stripped chassis taking place at Ford’s DCP assembly facility in Detroit and the Isuzu NRR being assembled nearby at a third-party plant. First 100% Electric Ford F-59 in Production for SEA Electric SEA Electric has marked a turning point in its company history with the first Ford F-59 100% electric van in production at Ford’s Detroit Chassis Plant, Detroit, Michigan. SEA Electric CEO, Tony Fairweather said “this is an exciting step forward for SEA Electric’s global footprint and a positive result for our USA operations who are currently working towards fulfilling several orders in the pipeline”. The F-59 EV is being built on a Morgan Olson Walk-in Van body and will be deployed in Fall, 2019 for delivery routes in the greater Detroit area with a leading package delivery company. A Refuse Truck they have done https://i.postimg.cc/vm4cHJrv/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/x1bwfgkz/image.jpg
RobertRyan 11/17/19 01:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone ever try the Traction pads for a Truck Camper

I saw a test comparison between the knock offs and the maxtrax. The knocks offs are basically a use once. The problem is, you may have to use a set five of six times to get out of a single situation. So the knocks off may have the grips worn off before you even get out. If I am going to take up the room for a set of maxtrax, they are going to be the real thing. On a side note, I'm not sure if it was on here, youtube, or fb, but there was a writeup where a tc up in Yukon territory ran off the road when the side of the road gave way. The driver was smart enough to drive on down off the road so the truck stayed upright. The ground was so soft, without the maxtrax to help provide support, the two trucks with winches that stopped to help, probably still wouldn't have been able to get him out. Everyone uses MaxTraxxs here. I think the Companies blurb sums them up MAXTRAX is the innovative, lightweight vehicle recovery device that’s Australian designed, engineered and manufactured, PATENTED and rigorously tried, tested, trusted and proven in the world’s toughest off-road events and expeditions as the SAFE, SIMPLE, QUICK and EASY method of SAND, MUD, SLUSH and SNOW 4WD vehicle recovery. MAXTRAX is an I4WDTA (International 4WD Trainers Association) "Recommended Product".
RobertRyan 11/16/19 12:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Mustang

Electric Mustang has this been reported? If so never mind. The Detroit Free Press had done a couple stories on it but they were short on detail beyond a Mustang based SUV. Everyone gets to see tommorow..... Probably with a new EV Pickup manufacturer:(
RobertRyan 11/16/19 11:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

Why do they call them SUV'S when then vast majority of them are glorified station wagons? To me a SUV is a truck based full frame vehicle. Got to love marketing.Do they even make stationwagons anymore? My family had a few of them back in the day. They all had full frames, and some were pretty capable as TVs. I do agree with the point though. It seems that they are all moving to unibody construction, and over all less capable performance... But that does seem to be what the public is buying. Outside the US, Europeans make Station Wagons as well as SUV's
RobertRyan 11/16/19 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

Chrysler could be a Hollywood actor for how many marriages and divorces it goes thru Hopefully Chrysler may survive.New entity may bring back Dodge
RobertRyan 11/16/19 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

And I bet this all makes your American hating heart happy. If you live with your head in the sand, you will eventually have no sand to put it in. I think you should be saying that to yourself. Not only with with the many many many things you have stated that were flat out false, but with the constant going out of your way to throw dirt on anything American. None What I stated was false. You on tbe other hand constantly derided anything outside tbe US. Now you are shown to be totally wrong. Better start liking your new European FCA
RobertRyan 11/16/19 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

Actually the Peugeot 908 diesels finished 1-2 in the 2009 LeMans 24 hrs. Audi finished third. Or did you mean just the lap record? Porsche has also pulled out. VW Corp is going electric with Formula E etc. Probably the Audi was faster. No VW is not just competing with Formula E but in many other corms of motorsport, that require combustion engines The DTM offers action-packed racing of the highest calibre with turbocharged engines producing over 600 hp and racecars weighing less than 1,000 kilogrammes. The Audi RS 5 DTM is the car to beat after taking Audi to victory in all three of the DTM championship titles in 2019. A single race will be contested at Le Mans. All other events are doubleheaders with two 30-minute sprint races. Before the season gets underway, a two-day test will be held at Most in Czechia. Oschersleben hosts the season-opening round of the Carrera Cup as support to the ADAC GT Masters. Two rounds of the one-make cup will be held outside German borders as part of the GT racing series: in the Autodrom Most and at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland weekends at the Nürburgring, the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg and the Sachsenring are also run as part of the ADAC GT Masters. Moreover, the series will accompany the DTM to the storied Norisring in Nuremberg – Germany’s only street circuit. This year marked the 30th season of the German Carrera Cup “With so many people who influenced the one-make cup over the last 30 seasons, and the competing teams for 2020, the anniversary party was the perfect occasion to celebrate the success story of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. At the same time, we look ahead to the future. We’re looking forward to an exciting 2020 season with rounds supporting two top-level series. Moreover, the race at Le Mans will be a real highlight, especially with the event’s special atmosphere and illustrious history,” said Hurui Issak, Project Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.
RobertRyan 11/16/19 12:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Bronco R

I can say that Ford did a good job. That Bronco looks awesome! Ford Australia Design and development people in Melbourne, did a good job. Ford US did the design work . Bronco will be primarily sold in NA
RobertRyan 11/15/19 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

"They must have had the fastest wrecker in the race." Yup and goes to the fact that those who take racing heritage into their decision misplace that metric...unless they also drive like they are in a race condition of whichever race track/terrain Few realize that by the end of the race, win or lose, that vehicle has little left to make it to 100,000 miles or more... Peugeot won the Dakar several times, East African Safari five times, as well as world rally championships, several leMans wins including with diesels and held the Pikes Peak record until it was broken last year by the electric VW prototype. They also had a very competitive prototype Diesel car , took the intial outright lap at LeMans, till the Audi Diesel Protoype beat it. Now both have pulled out of Prototype racing
RobertRyan 11/15/19 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

And I bet this all makes your American hating heart happy. No, but attitudes like yours is making easier for foreign Auto corporations, not Governments, to gradually absorb the US Automotive industry. If you live with your head in the sand, you will eventually have no sand to put it in.
RobertRyan 11/15/19 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

If (and it I want to reiterate if again) this is the case, then FCA will be the one taking over since they lead PSA in net worth, net revenue, and total assets by tens of billions of dollars. So if the company with the most assets is generally the company that takes over as you say, then it would be FCA in this case. Not sure what Americans being on the board has anything to do with it. There are many non-Americans on the board of American companies. A board member's loyalty lies with his company that employees him, not the country he was born in. It is in their best interest that the company is and stays profitable or the shareholders will vote him out. No FCA will not be taking over anything. PSA has initiated this merger as FCA can see it will be desperate straits soon regarding BEV's. Taking or trying to takeover is not a very good idea in very constrained financial times for either party However, there could be a PSA takeover, but they would have to pay billions for it since FCA brings more to the table. It could be that they paid for extra seats on the board and the CEO. They are already or will be a merged company, so no reason for a .Takeover. I think everyone has not up to this point noticed that the whole exercise is a pretty European effort. Bulk of the brands involved in the merger are European, both CEO's are European a lot of the shareholders are global but the bulk European, Fiat and PSA now have the merged entity headquartered in the Netherlands, not the US. Only things left are that are American are RAM and Jeep. I doubt the Chrysler and Dodge nameplates are long for this world unless you put them on some current Fiat or PSA vehicle. Just to add the " Europeaness" of this tie up. John Elkhann the FCA Chairman DescriptionJohn Philip Jacob Elkann is an American-Italian industrialist. He was the chosen heir of his grandfather Gianni Agnelli, and chairs and controls the automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which has formerly represented
RobertRyan 11/02/19 03:49pm Tow Vehicles
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