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RE: 400 mile electric RV

3 Tons, The incredible, ridiculous and insane amount of debt has many unintended consequences; including hamstringing the next generation of leaders (our children) to just one single task: paying the debt's interest. There won't be any extra funds to implement their great ideas--cuz it was used to implement "our" grand ideas. Will they cancel the debt? Why not, their argument is clear, "we didn't do it, so why should we pay for someone else's foolish folly?". Remember, this next generation is all about being "woke", and "woke" they will be.
Timmo! 10/14/21 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Winterizing

Some of us use "pink" and some of us don't. The goal key is remove all water from the lines, water heater, expansion tank and fresh water tank. Air pressure works and so does gravity.
Timmo! 10/14/21 10:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newsom signs bill to ban the sell of gas powered generators

If you want to cook the books, then measure CO2 emissions per capita. Using that yardstick, China wins, even though they emit twice the level of CO2 emissions. https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fspecials-images.forbesimg.com%2Fimageserve%2F6080e7e128eb63d3840bb05f%2FCompare-USA-vs-China--population--GHG-emissions--GHG-capita--GDP-capita-%2F960x0.jpg width=600 https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianpalmer/2021/04/21/how-china-and-the-us-stack-up-on-greenhouse-emissions-and-energy-solutions-for-mitigation/
Timmo! 10/14/21 10:05am Around the Campfire
RE: 400 mile electric RV

The relationship between the "grid" and "forests" is far greater than "PG&E caused fires", it is all about money, as in Carbon Credits. In Cali, an owner of forest property can earn carbon credits if they preserve and protect their trees. A single credit is equivalent to 1 metric ton of carbon emissions and is worth $27.09*. Is it perfect, no. *Price https://carboncredits.com/carbon-prices-today/ What happens when there is a forest fire? Poof no trees, no credit. What happens if the trees are logged or thinned? Credit goes bye bye. Hmmmm.... How to game the system. A out of state nonprofit purchased the land in Cali to preserve the forest. Later they presented a plan to heavily log 9,700 acres (which they really never intended to log) and for a promise to not heavily log for the next century, they earned 600,000 carbon credits which they sold for $6 million. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/is-california-s-carbon-offset-program-actually-helping-the-environment/ar-BB1gJVaB Then we have this report-- Carbon offsets are widely used by individuals, corporations, and governments to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions. Because offsets effectively allow pollution to continue, however, they must reflect real climate benefits. To better understand whether these climate claims hold up in practice, we performed a comprehensive evaluation of California's forest carbon offsets program — the largest such program in existence, worth more than $2 billion. Our analysis of crediting errors demonstrates that a large fraction of the credits in the program do not reflect real climate benefits. The scale of the problem is enormous: 29% of the offsets we analyzed are over-credited, totaling 30 million tCO2e worth approximately $410 million. The report--https://carbonplan.org/research/forest-offsets-explainer And an easier to read news article that discusses the report--https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/04/29/1017811/california-climate-policy-carbon-credits-cause-co2-pollution/ "And so castles made of sand Slips into the sea Eventually" Jimi Henddrix
Timmo! 10/14/21 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Personal freedom is great until it infringes on someone else. Need to have balance. Amen brutha! Now Homey, I wish this philosophy is applied universally. I can't tell you how many times I've been told my personal freedom does not matter; to shut up, get in line and move along....there's nothing to see here. Glad you joined Team Personal Freedom.
Timmo! 10/14/21 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

We can talk about who is a worse, but numbers don't lie. Since January the CPI has increased, things have not gotten better (period)....and I get nearly 6% increase in Social Security (greatest increase in decades). https://d3fy651gv2fhd3.cloudfront.net/charts/united-states-inflation-cpi@2x.png?s=cpi+yoy&v=202110131256V20200908 width=600 https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/inflation-cpi
Timmo! 10/14/21 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: How many states has your dog been too?

Current 7 year old Sheltie--about 5 states and between 25-30 different campgrounds. My prior duo (Sheltie and GSD) about 4 states and between 50-75 different campgrounds (lots of repeats!). Their fav was Mt Whitney area and would sit in the streams/rivers...and they were best of buds. RIP boys! https://i.imgur.com/TJxRHOLl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/W1vpLu0l.jpg
Timmo! 10/13/21 10:20am RV Pet Stop
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Imagine if the total carbon emissions spent in manufacturing the RV solar panels on your travel trailer were equivalent to 3X the amount to manufacture a Honda EU2000 inverter/generator.I would still have solar for noise reduction and no fumes. And please shed the sunshine on the carbon emissions of a Honda vs a solar panel. Why are you keeping it a secret? Homey, I was told by several good minded people on this RV.net forum that BEV's are cleaner than ICE vehicles on day 1. As you know, I have disproved that notion; compared to ICE vehicles--more carbon emissions are produced during BEV's manufacturing process. Depending on miles driven annually and whether if the electricity is clean or dirty, BEV's carbon parity will come years or decades later. I am rather surprised you chose your "personal freedom" (solar for noise reduction and no fumes) over preserving Mother Earth (carbon emission reduction aka Climate Change). Seems "individuality" is no longer vogue.
Timmo! 10/13/21 10:05am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

wtf does “Homey” mean?It means the the person speaking is at a loss for words or is presenting a weak argument so needs a distraction. I used to live in that void south of Oregon and north of Mexico. Spent 60+ years in LA & Orange County. Homey = homeboy
Timmo! 10/13/21 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

If a solar panel is manufactured using electricity generated from coal (China), how "green" is it? Are there "greener" options?You remind me of the guy that can't fix anything because he has no workbench. And no workbench to build a workbench. Nah, a value based consumer. If I'm going to pay a premium for a particular "benefit", then I want to make sure I maximize the value of that "benefit". In other words, if reducing carbon emissions is the "benefit", then I want make sure one of the qualities is very low low carbon emissions during it's entire lifecycle (manufacture -> use -> disposal). Some people focus strictly only on "use" and disregard the mountain of carbon emissions produced by greedy, profit-driven Chinese factories (manufacture)...and what winds up in our landfills, aka Mother Earth(disposal). I look at the entire cost: monetarily and socially, cradle to grave.So we should not build solar panels until we have electricity from solar panels to build them? I keep thinking to eliminate coal we should build the panels. Otherwise we will just be using coal indefinitely. Homey, never said suggested that. Just suggesting a good dose of honesty and integrity is needed in these advertising claims. As consumers we should have information detailing the amount of carbon emissions spent in the production of homogeneous products, like solar panels. Why do you think this info should be kept secret? I thought sunlight is the best disinfectant for ridding lies and deception. Imagine if the total carbon emissions spent in manufacturing the RV solar panels on your travel trailer were equivalent to 3X the amount to manufacture a Honda EU2000 inverter/generator. And also imagine if the breakeven point (carbon parity to the Honda) is 15 years of usage for your RV solar panels. The result, your good deed (going solar) actually caused more harm to Mother Earth. Homey, asking for information is not a bad gig.
Timmo! 10/13/21 07:49am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

If a solar panel is manufactured using electricity generated from coal (China), how "green" is it? Are there "greener" options?You remind me of the guy that can't fix anything because he has no workbench. And no workbench to build a workbench. Nah, a value based consumer. If I'm going to pay a premium for a particular "benefit", then I want to make sure I maximize the value of that "benefit". In other words, if reducing carbon emissions is the "benefit", then I want make sure one of the qualities is very low low carbon emissions during it's entire lifecycle (manufacture -> use -> disposal). Some people focus strictly only on "use" and disregard the mountain of carbon emissions produced by greedy, profit-driven Chinese factories (manufacture)...and what winds up in our landfills, aka Mother Earth(disposal). I look at the entire cost: monetarily and socially, cradle to grave.
Timmo! 10/12/21 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Homey, I agree that solar panels on roof tops is a good answer....IF, they are manufactured smartly. Of the top 10 solar panel manufactures 6 are based in China, 2 based in SE Asia (Japan & Korea), 1 based in Canada, and 1 based in USA. Of course here in the PNW, not all roofs receive significant sunlight--compared to So Cali. https://solarpowernerd.com/top-solar-panel-manufacturers/ If a solar panel is manufactured using electricity generated from coal (China), how "green" is it? Are there "greener" options? Wouldn't it be nice if every consumer product identified that amount of carbon emissions produced during manufacturing. Kinda like my drum beat for "carbon parity" and "mileage breakeven" information for BEVs. Caveat emptor.
Timmo! 10/12/21 07:56am Tech Issues
RE: "All-terrain" step stool??

...oops double post
Timmo! 10/12/21 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: "All-terrain" step stool??

We used a shallow wooden box turned upside down until someone decided they needed it more than I. So I now use two of these from Harbor Freight. Zip tied two together and it works (about the same size of the steps). Not the best but better than others so far. It does not sink into mud as much, about the right height and will fold up (priced at $7 each). Wood blocks are no bueno, they flip over easy and attract mud. Steps with round legs submerge into soft sand and mud. https://shop.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/5/7/57576_W3.jpg width=300 https://www.harborfreight.com/one-step-folding-stool-black-57576.html?_br_psugg_q=step+stool
Timmo! 10/12/21 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: Newsom signs bill to ban the sell of gas powered generators

It is about "zero emissions" (aka Climate Change), small (gas powered) and large (diesel, natural gas, etc) generators are included, taxpayer subsidies and credits are in play. From CARB May 2021 workshop-- https://i.imgur.com/XnlqCZfl.png https://i.imgur.com/uqld91Yl.png https://i.imgur.com/3rMPxk5l.png https://i.imgur.com/6jyDgGjl.png https://i.imgur.com/McKxxl4l.png https://i.imgur.com/oi2tDk9l.png https://i.imgur.com/NOaUepbl.png https://i.imgur.com/u40pEu8l.png https://i.imgur.com/QA0NlBTl.png https://i.imgur.com/TixMe2el.png https://i.imgur.com/L4I2tkvl.png https://i.imgur.com/buVcNvIl.png https://i.imgur.com/wqvq0COl.png https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2021-03/3.24.21%20Workshop%20Staff%20Presentation.pdf
Timmo! 10/11/21 10:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Newsom signs bill to ban the sell of gas powered generators

The outrage should be against lawmakers who create laws mandating the use of a product (zero emission generator) that does not exist (we lack the technology). If one searches the following phrase "zero emission generator" online, these are the types of generators listed: Battery packs Hydrogen fueled, sparked ignition Natural gas If it was economically and technically feasible, then wouldn't Honda be all over this?
Timmo! 10/11/21 09:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Newsom signs bill to ban the sell of gas powered generators

... It does not say "gas powered" - the regulation is based on the actual emissions. According to the bill, these small off road engines produce more emissions in one hour than a non-electric/hybrid vehicle produces over 1,100 miles of drive time (or 1.47 hours driving at 75 mph). If manufacturers reduce those emissions in their products significantly, then that can extend the timeline. It's amazing how many folks get their panties in a twist over something they've never bothered to actually read. LOL, if they're not talking about gas powered engines, then pray tell what? If one reads the legislative analysis, one will discover gas powered engines is exactly what they are targeting. According to the Author Today, operating the best-selling gas-powered commercial leaf blower for one hour emits air pollutants comparable to driving a 2017 Toyota Camry from Los Angeles to Denver. Smog-forming emissions from small engines will surpass those from passenger vehicles this year. We must look beyond transportation if we are to achieve the emissions reductions needed to fight climate change and improve air quality and health in our communities. Arguments in Support Supporters state: There are zero-emission equivalents to all SORE that are regulated by ARB, generally electric alternatives that run on batteries or plug into an outlet. Many users, including over half of household users, have already begun the transition to zero-emission equipment…AB 1346 recognizes that California must look beyond gas powered vehicles to achieve the emissions reductions needed to meet our state's environmental goals, fight climate change, and improve health in our communities by reducing air pollution. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billAnalysisClient.xhtml
Timmo! 10/10/21 01:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Newsom signs bill to ban the sell of gas powered generators

OK folks, let's all take a deep breath. No where in the text of the actual bill does it mention or allude to generators. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1346 It does specifically address small, gas powered equipment like lawn mowers and leaf blowers. Small is the operative word. Hmmm, I know many of us wish your words are true. But, the bill, AB 1346 does include the word "generator". And the legislative analysis contains the following: While the author's intent seems focused on lawn and garden equipment, ARB's existing SORE definition is based on engine size and includes a much broader range of equipment types than lawn and garden equipment. According to ARB, the largest SORE contributors to smog-forming emissions in its jurisdiction are generators, followed by leaf blowers, lawn mowers, riding mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, and pressure washers. There are several more equipment types using ARB-regulated SORE with less significant total emissions. ...As noted above, ARB staff currently proposes a longer lead time to get to a zero-emission standard for generators. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billAnalysisClient.xhtml Sorry gas generators are destined for the chopping block, eventually.
Timmo! 10/10/21 12:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Homey, could not verify what they have personally, but I bet they recycle their empty White Claw cans. It does not surprise met that a hoity toity ivy league university that churns generations of pontificators that speak about all things woke (aka elites), has such a teensy weensy solar footprint. Why spend their endowment bucks to go 100% solar, just wait and pretty soon the Feds will start giving them away. Right?
Timmo! 10/10/21 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

I wonder how many at Princeton have solar on their roof and drive an EV..... Homey, sorry I missed this post. Yep, Princeton has a 27 acre solar farm (maxes out at 4.5 megawatts) that provides between 5-6% of the campus needs. Hmmm, if 27 acres provides only 5-6%, then at this rate, around 500 acres would be required to supply 100%. Darn, there's that power density problem again (kWh produced per acre). https://facilities.princeton.edu/node/1471
Timmo! 10/10/21 10:12am Tech Issues
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