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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Can't wait for the Semi tent quality truck. This guy is on the money. #13 is coming up on my list. "Tesla getting sued into the stone age."
Turtle n Peeps 08/23/19 07:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: OEM brake controller, where have you been all my life?

It' all fun and games until the OEM unit gives you problems on vacation.
Turtle n Peeps 08/22/19 10:07pm Towing
RE: Towing speed

I have and it's days. I can show the math again if you want.
Turtle n Peeps 08/21/19 05:24pm Towing
RE: Towing speed

I am pretty much like everyone else out there. I try to run at 65 and will switch in & out of Cruise Control based on the traffic flow and terrain! A good rule of thumb is that for every 10 mph increase in speed you will see a 10% decrease in fuel economy. I have only towed with my current set up around 4000 miles. So believe it or not I am still working on finding the sweet spot. I suspect that it is right around 63 - 66 mph! When you don't run the same route all the time it can be a bit tougher to dial it all in. For those of you that tow at 80 - what the hell is your hurry? If you are in that much of a hurry take a plane! ! Happy Camping & Safe travels! Pretty simple math. So many miles and only so many days. You need to talk to my boss so I can get more days.
Turtle n Peeps 08/21/19 04:28pm Towing
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

I would like to know where all the ton of savings are? I own an electric car and I save about 1 to 2 dollars a day. Woooo :R The PI option cost about 4 grand more than a gas car. (and that is a used price) I will never live to see the savings.so then why did you buy it? #1. Needed a car. #2. Got it for half price. #3. Super nice car. #4. Did the math wrong when I penciled it out. From what I know now if there was just a HB and not a PIHB aside of it I would have bought the HB. Not complaining aobut the car. Just looking for the "ton" of savings?
Turtle n Peeps 08/21/19 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

I would like to know where all the ton of savings are? I own an electric car and I save about 1 to 2 dollars a day. Woooo :R The PI option cost about 4 grand more than a gas car. (and that is a used price) I will never live to see the savings.
Turtle n Peeps 08/21/19 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Must be more to this story. Too many issues in play. There is. Good call Time. 114 pages of Tesla incompetentness. A long read but really eye opening! Since every top lawyer left Tesla, Walmart is going to mop the floor with Tesla.
Turtle n Peeps 08/20/19 10:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

You forgot to mention those Walmart solar was instaled by Solar city Long BEFORE Tesla bought them out Case dismised Ya, because teams of lawyers that work for a multi billion $$$$ company don't know what they are doing when they file suit. LOL, any bets on who is going to win this one after the experts testify. Remember those ground down bolts in the built tough Tesla tent? Or the masking tape fix on the Tesla cars? Or, or, or, or...…………………………… LMAO :B
Turtle n Peeps 08/20/19 08:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Walmart to Elon: Stop Lighting Off Our Stores! Well that explains why Giga 1 does not have a Tesla Solar panel system on their roof! Good move Tusk! https://i.imgur.com/QE8sOJnl.png Well that's not good. I want you people that own Tesla cars to think about something before you read the below. The Tesla Solar systems were build in a stick and brick factory and not in some tent. Look how that turned out. Nice hu? P24: Another problem was that the inverter fusebox contained brass/metal bolts, rather than the types of fuses required by both the manufacturer's installation manual & the National Electrical Code-an industry-wide set of safety standards regarding electric wiring & installation. Tesla also failed to "ground" its systems properly, violating basic practices for the installation and operation of electrical systems in a way that increased the risk of electrical fire. ……… Now just think about you and your family driving around in that "tent built tough" Tesla. I can't wait for the Semi to roll off of the line. It's going to be one hot product! I wonder if Walmart is going to pull their deposits for the Semi now after seeing how cool (hot?) and exactingly built their solar systems are built! :B I'll have to pull up my list again as see how it's coming. The next item on my list was Tesla getting sued into the stone age. It's now just started to become reality. You mark my words; this is just the beginning. BTW, Trent Ruark just quit Tesla a while back. Who is Trent Ruark? He would be one of the head lawyers that represented Tesla in the wave of lawsuits that are going to mow over Tesla soon. Trade carefully my RV friends.
Turtle n Peeps 08/20/19 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags/shocks and the anticipated ride.

I can dump the air and it will ride exactly like it did before I put the bags on. If your truck is sagging then I would put a set of bags on it. That's what I was hoping for. ie. dumping the air and getting back to a normal ride. My truck doesn't sag....but the rake (if that's the right terminology) is gone and it looks like it's level. Do bags replace shocks or are they additional? That is the exact terminology to use. Towing level is good BTW. They are in addition. That's why I said start with a good set of Bil's first. If I remember right a set of Bil's cost me like $350 or so several years back. They made a huge difference in ride quality while towing and solo. The bags really won't help with anything but sag. That's all they were designed to do. If for some reason you do get bags get the one with the compressor kit also. I almost didn't get the compressor and it would have been a huge mistake. I can adjust on the fly now to the conditions. Super nice deal for "me."
Turtle n Peeps 08/20/19 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Material on outside of slide out warping

Thank you everyone and sorry for not posting pictures, I know that would help. I took some but could not figure out how to upload them last night so gave up. Just like garysol, it is more of a cosmetic issue of me, kind of embarrassing, but also sounds like it happens on some TT's. I got to thinking this morning, a couple of years ago I think my gear system may have jumped a tooth as there is a 3/4 inch to 1 inch difference where the top of the molding inside of the slide meets the top of the cabin wall. I'll bet the alignment difference over time going in and out caused it to do this. Thanks for the replies. I'll see what I can do about the alignment and replace the panels, hopefully with a better quality. I still don't see where to attach a picture. Only a place to create an image that links from somewhere else on the internet. For future reference on picture posting go here. Very easy. Even I can do it and that's saying a lot! :B
Turtle n Peeps 08/20/19 08:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Air bags/shocks and the anticipated ride.

Ok, here is MHO. Air shocks belong on a 67 Camaro not a HD truck. Airbags are a TOTALLY different story. But, I have no idea what you mean by "movement?" Ya you're going to feel movement. You have a heavy 35' 5er in back of you. You're going to feel movement. Back to the airbags. I put a set on my truck a few months ago and I'm glad I did. I have a TT with a LOT of tongue weight. The truck was sagging a lot. Towed fine but the back end was sagging. I put the air bags on it and never looked back. Does it tow any better? Nope, but it's not sagging anymore and the ride is level. I can dump the air and it will ride exactly like it did before I put the bags on. If I were you I would start by put a set of Bilstein shocks on. Chevy OEM shocks are junk right out of the factory IMHO. Start with that and see how the ride is. If your truck is sagging then I would put a set of bags on it. Can you describe what you're feeling or what you want your truck to do better?
Turtle n Peeps 08/20/19 08:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I agree Ben. That's why real companies that are working on FSD use a combo of Lidar and cameras. The cameras can pick up on the details and the Lidar can tell if the images on the camera are real (solid things) or just shadows or ghosting. Cameras only= dead end. Lidar only= dead end. Both and maybe more sensors= FSD cars in the many, many years to come.
Turtle n Peeps 08/18/19 04:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Bully? Just jump to "Mad Max mode" As if vehicles(the drivers) don't bully or drive dangerously around others now. The good part is the FSD will always react in a safe manor and not escalate the situation. Thanks for proving my point Time! I'll ask again. How can one be bullied in a SDC? LOL, it's not like the SDC gets pi$$ed off and gets road rage! BTW, if you have a class 8 truck for hauling freight it better be dependable. I mean like SUPER dependable. Just like Copperhead was alluding to. Lets see how Tesla is doing in the car area let alone in a class 8 truck area which is like several magnitudes higher to achieve. The best and worst cars. Elon Musk's Tesla came out bottom of the brand rankings with a lowly reliability score of just 57.3%. The £60,000 Model S (pictured) was also named the least reliable model. Well that's not good. "A lowly reliability score of just 57.1%." I can't wait until the Semi rolls this year. Or is it next year? Or the year after? I have lost count of the goal post moving around. Money raise coming soon! :B
Turtle n Peeps 08/18/19 02:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

"#1 There is no such things as self driving cars. (at least full self driving cars)(how can cars be bullied when there is someone at the wheel attentive at all times?) #2 That being the case, nobody has bullied them yet." Report #1 Report #2 Apparently you are wrong on both counts. How does one bully a car with a rude gesture? LMAO Time you want to tell Groover that there is no such thing as a FSD car yet? If there is a safety driver in a car how are they being bullied? LOL this article is funny. If someone pulls a gun on you that's not being bullied if it ever happened at all. I wonder if they called the police and said someone was bullying them with a gun. Like I said, funny article!
Turtle n Peeps 08/18/19 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Spare Tire question- doesnt match our new TT tires

just my .02cts you should worry more about the carlisle tires , they don,t have a very good rep. "Recent links?" Here is mine.
Turtle n Peeps 08/18/19 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Real towing advise please

Long story short, I had a 2017 Tacoma, bought an RV (Travel trailer), "they" said oh yeah, it will pull it, just don't go over 80% of towing weight (about 7000lb). Done, but we were kinda close to the 80% weight. LOADS of sway and scarey moments...Bought a 2018 Tundra (SR5 w/ Tow weight of 10K). No more sway and everything is fine. Now I want to upgrade RV. 80% of tow weight is 7900lbs, RV is 7200lbs (by my calculations).. I feel I will be back at the SWAY and SCAREY area again...Thoughts? Trucks don't sway, trailers do. Now you can cover up a swaying trailer with a big truck but that doesn't solve the problem......trailer sway. Because of the SUV and light truck fad, trailers manufactures are building their trailers with lighter and lighter tongue weight. They are literally killing their customers to get them in the market. "Some" trailers are designed dangerous IMHO. My advise is to make sure the new trailer you buy has sufficient tongue weight to prevent sway. Someone with over 40 years towing and trailers building experience.
Turtle n Peeps 08/18/19 11:31am Towing
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Are you a safe driver? Do you have lidar built into your head? If you answered yes and no driving without lidar is possible though I agree that it has been challenging. The biggest issue that I see is how to prevent humans from bullying self driving cars. Define safe? No accidents in over 40 years? Yep I'm a safe driver. No accidents at all? Nope, not a safe driver. No tickets in a very long time? Yep, I'm a safe driver. "Do I have Lidar built into my head?" Yes; and much; much; much better. Brains are amazing things. They can make thousands of calculations a second. My brain can differentiate between a shadow and a real thing in a thousand of a second. My brain can do this in almost all circumstances. It takes very high powered computers and very expensive sensors to do this. And that same computer can't do that in almost all circumstances like my brain can. Computers can do a lot of things amazingly well. Repetitive tasks are one of them. unfortunately driving is not a repetitive task. It's pretty much opposite of repetitive. It's very random. People "bullying self driving cars?" #1 There is no such things as self driving cars. (at least full self driving cars)(how can cars be bullied when there is someone at the wheel attentive at all times?) #2 That being the case, nobody has bullied them yet. #3 Lets say there are FSD cars. How are you going to stop people from bulling them? How is that going to work? We can't even stop people from spraying graffiti on buildings or pooping in public!
Turtle n Peeps 08/17/19 10:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla Semi electric truck exceeds range expectation almost fully loaded, says test driver https://electrek.co/2019/08/15/tesla-semi-electric-truck-exceeds-range-expectation-test-driver/ Tesla P100D ludicrous raven edition taking over zmax 1/4 mile dragstrip and resetting the stock tesla record. vs mustangs, camaros, corvettes and more video The hot Mustang ran 114mph in the 1/4 in 12.5 seconds and looked like it was standing still compared to the stock full size Tesla S that ran 126mph in 10.5 seconds. The Mustang and other ICE hot cars are only good for creating noise pollution. Tesla and others fall far short of claimed range The Mustang and other ICE hot cars are only good for creating noise pollution I'm your huckleberry. Lets see who gets to the finish line first after creating noise pollution. :B
Turtle n Peeps 08/17/19 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla or other manufacturers, I'm not sure any of this 'gee whiz' gadgetry they put in cars now is ready for prime time. We have a 2018 Camry sitting at a dealership right now for evaluation of the 'Dynamic Radar Cruise Control', that phantom brakes (multiple times) and HARD! The dealer is waiting on someone from Southeast Toyota in Jax to come 'evaluate the car and whatever data' pulled from it. There seems to be a certain cloak and dagger to this; the dealer is saying not a whole lot, the service advisor has cryptically mentioned 'warranty' and 'recall' (though there is no NHTSA recall I can find for the problem. In the meantime they've provided me a loaner at no cost. Guess we'll see what Monday brings.......... Agreed. My car does the same thing every once in a while. It's won't brake but it will give a stupid message on the dash that says something like "collision eminent" or something like that. LOL. I've tried to figure out what it sees but have failed for the most part. Once in a while a bird will set it off but for the most part I don't know what it sees? It's works good for interactive cruise control but it would never work for SD. FSD is a tough nut to crack and anybody that thinks it will be on the road next year is smoking the good stuff. It's going to be interesting how receptive people are going to be putting their lives in the hands of machines that have a direct roll in whether they live or die. You can have no FSD cars or full FSD cars. It's gets very dangerous when it's in between. If it works 99 times out of a 100 and then kills you "I" don't think people will accept that. I know I wouldn't.
Turtle n Peeps 08/17/19 10:52am Tow Vehicles
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