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

Grit, the OP has consistently added on topic relevant factual information. Try it sometime. Why is an a electric semi relevant to an RV forum? Rivian? Yep. Ford Lightning? Yep. Cyber truck? Mmmmmmm, not really. It's not even made yet...but ok I guess wishing is ok. I guess we only have 3 more months to wait for the Semi according to you, 8.1 and Tusk. Right on. Can't wait. :B:B:B No moving the goal post now.
Turtle n Peeps 10/05/22 09:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

So as far as fuel use goes: So diesels are rated in amount of fuel flow/HP. The more the HP output is the more the fuel the pump can inject into the engine. Take for example my 6.5 diesel rated from the factory at 200HP. That's all the fuel that can be injected into the engine...200HP worth at WOT. My Duramax can inject 365HP worth of fuel at WOT. So at WOT my Dmax will use a lot more fuel than my 6.5 diesel. If I limited my throttle setting to 200HP on my Dmax it would get "approximately" the same fuel mileage as my 6.5 diesel. I towed the same trailer with my 6.5 as with my Dmax. They both got about the same mileage towing the same trailer. Bottom line is, if you have more HP AND use more HP it will cost you more fuel.
Turtle n Peeps 10/04/22 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Anymore old wives tales and misconception we can throw in this thread? Like maybe block your axles up so the tires don’t flat spot or the concrete doesn’t suck the good stuff out of the rubber? Lol LOL, Grit they forgot the throw salt over their left shoulder and let it gently fall into the bed of the truck. Or keep all black cats 100' away from your truck.
Turtle n Peeps 10/02/22 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 150 Lightning owner review

We get it already. The electric Ford F-150 is not up to towing. Do we have to have thread after thread stating the same thing over and over. Why don't we just sit back and wait until something new comes out and then evaluate it? It doesn't matter how many reviews get posted, they all say the same thing. No surprise. No argument. We get it. The Ford F-150 is not a realistic tow vehicle. Nothing new. (See how annoying it is to keep reading the same thing over and over???) Thank you!!!!...it does somethings really good and others not so good. Example...Just like I don't run my Ram 3500 Dually at the race track because it would suck...Doesn't mean it can't tow like a train. FYI...I have an EV...I understand what is good and bad about it...I don't need others to just hate on EVs because its "new" technology and they are scared of change...and NO I'm not saying get rid of Gas or Diesel...EVs have their place and will evolve and may turn into something ground breaking. Maybe you two should should review the forum you're on. This is a "towing Vehicle" forum. You know, where we discuss "towing vehicles". Whether they be electric, diesel, gas, propane, fuel cell or other. That's what is discussed about in this forum. If any one of these fuels suck, we will discuss why....or why not. We tow RV's and talk about towing RV's with vehicles. Whether that be a Ford, Chevy or Ram or Toyota or Tesla or any other tow vehicle. If ANY vehicle sucks at towing we are going to discuss it whether you like it or not. You're not the towing vehicle forum police. If you want to discuss why your electric vehicle is super cool while not towing you're free to go over to any fan boi forum and hang out. God knows there are plenty of electric fan boi forums. The point is that there is NO discussion. We ALL agree that electric vehicles are not tow vehicles. Why must be have thread after thread after thread saying that exact thing over and over? It's not even like other repeat discussions like 1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton, 5er vs TT, trailer vs motorhome, generator vs solar, and so on because there is no opinion. It's a fact - electric vehicles are currently not capable as general tow vehicles - period. No one on this forum is, or has, suggested that an electric vehicle is effective as a general tow vehicle. Even those who have electric vehicles and tow with their electric vehicles have acknowledged that there are limitations and that many if not most people will be unsatisfied with buying an electric vehicle for general towing needs. As for the OP's intentions, it is clear that he is not posting these threads ad nauseam for any real purpose of discussion as he has stated he is not reading any of the comments posted to this thread. And stating that this review "may be of interest to those with the Ford Lightning" is assinine. Anyone who owns(has) a Ford Lightning is aware of the limitations regarding towing with it. Then go to this thread and tell the good people the same thing you said here. We ALL agree that electric vehicles are not tow vehicles. I don't think we can ALL agree at all. See what Reisender say's about towing with his Tesla on this thread. He seems to like it and works good "for him". Also there are several people on this forum that have ordered the Cyber Truck and have stated they want to tow with them. So no, I don't think that we can agree at all about that. Several others on the net have said they are going to order the Tesla Semi when it comes out to tow with. Now I know R seisender's setup would not work for me. Not even close. And it's not even close to the average American RV setup. I even think that it skirts along on the edge of super impractical for the average American RV'er just like putting a topper on a truck and calling it an RV. BUT...that being said, he has every right to talk about his electric tow vehicle just as much as someone with a 1 ton diesel towing a 35' 5er or even a Prius towing a popup tent trailer. Other people have every right to talk about and show reviews on the Lighting and other EV trucks. After all it is a pickup with a 10K tow rating.
Turtle n Peeps 09/26/22 11:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 150 Lightning owner review

We get it already. The electric Ford F-150 is not up to towing. Do we have to have thread after thread stating the same thing over and over. Why don't we just sit back and wait until something new comes out and then evaluate it? It doesn't matter how many reviews get posted, they all say the same thing. No surprise. No argument. We get it. The Ford F-150 is not a realistic tow vehicle. Nothing new. (See how annoying it is to keep reading the same thing over and over???) Thank you!!!!...it does somethings really good and others not so good. Example...Just like I don't run my Ram 3500 Dually at the race track because it would suck...Doesn't mean it can't tow like a train. FYI...I have an EV...I understand what is good and bad about it...I don't need others to just hate on EVs because its "new" technology and they are scared of change...and NO I'm not saying get rid of Gas or Diesel...EVs have their place and will evolve and may turn into something ground breaking. Maybe you two should should review the forum you're on. This is a "towing Vehicle" forum. You know, where we discuss "towing vehicles". Whether they be electric, diesel, gas, propane, fuel cell or other. That's what is discussed about in this forum. If any one of these fuels suck, we will discuss why....or why not. We tow RV's and talk about towing RV's with vehicles. Whether that be a Ford, Chevy or Ram or Toyota or Tesla or any other tow vehicle. If ANY vehicle sucks at towing we are going to discuss it whether you like it or not. You're not the towing vehicle forum police. If you want to discuss why your electric vehicle is super cool while not towing you're free to go over to any fan boi forum and hang out. God knows there are plenty of electric fan boi forums.
Turtle n Peeps 09/26/22 08:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

There are a lot of RVs I would not buy. Why does Turtle seek out something disliked and post about it? Life is too short for this. Calling troll on this one. Sounds like you don't like me posting about tow vehicles in a public tow vehicle forum. That's fine because you are in luck. See the hide button on the right side of the screen? Just click on it and you won't have to see my threads anymore.
Turtle n Peeps 09/21/22 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

Why does Turtle seek out something disliked and post about it?The impetus in his case is climate change, which is common for EV bashers. Yep, I'm an EV basher that owns an EV. LOL
Turtle n Peeps 09/21/22 09:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

The reason people use very little E85 is because it isn't practical. When people learned it dropped their mileage about 25 to 30% people dropped that idea like a hot potato. As always, the consumer will decide what's successful. Nope. That's the way it used to work. Now days company's just get billions of dollars from the federal government. The tax payer spent billions of dollars on this alcohol fiasco. Even after learning it won't work. I'd have no problem if the consumer decides what works and what doesn't.
Turtle n Peeps 09/20/22 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

many years ago on this very forum people were saying we should go to alcohol as a fuel. I said it was a bad idea and it will never "be practicable". It wasn't; but I was still shouted down by people that just didn't understand the problems of using alcohol as a motor fuel. Then people jumped on the algae diesel fuel gig. We were going to get our fuel from algae. I showed the math that showed why that wouldn't work. Again I was shouted down.As far as I recall car makers weren't retooling or adapting for those fuels. They sure are for EVs. I guess you have never heard of E85 fuels then. The car makers had to retool the whole fuel system to run E85. That whole fiasco cost US consumers thousands/vehicle. As far as the algae deal; there is nothing to retool. You run it just like #2 diesel fuel. It was not cost effective just like I said 15+ yeas ago. The reason people use very little E85 is because it isn't practical. When people learned it dropped their mileage about 25 to 30% people dropped that idea like a hot potato. When people learned that Bio-diesel was harming their 20K+ diesel engines they dropped that like a hot potato too. Every single Bio-diesel plant that was in my area is now out of business. Every one. Remember this infamous plant in Tx that a famous stoner use to own? I do. BioWillie up in smoke.
Turtle n Peeps 09/20/22 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

I'm not an over the top EV guy. But I am open minded enough to understand one day I maybe towing with an EV vs. claiming that EV towing is an impossible pipe dream. What?:h Did you not see the video? This family is towing with their electric truck so I don't understand how anybody can say it's a pipe dream. The real question is; and always will be, how practical is it for you and me and everybody on this forum. Is it practical to tow 100 miles and then have to charge for an hour? The answer for "me" is not only a no, but a hell no. I think for the average person on this forum the answer will also be no. LI batteries are the best of the best we have right now and the energy density is not very good "for me" at all. My wife has to plug her car in every night. I have to plug my phone in every night or every other night which is a total PITA. People always talk about batteries like they are a new invention which is just not the case. Even LI batteries have been around for over 50 years and they really have not improved much at all. As far as fast charge rate goes, it's again a trade off. You can really charge a battery very fast......but.....(here comes that trade off) it hurts the battery life. So instead of your battery lasting around 8 years now it will last about 2 or 3 years. As far as new battery tech that is "just right around the corner" aaaaa it's not looking good. Could it happen? Sure. But if I was a betting person I'm going to say it's not going to happen anytime soon if ever. I remember many years ago on this very forum people were saying we should go to alcohol as a fuel. I said it was a bad idea and it will never "be practicable". It wasn't; but I was still shouted down by people that just didn't understand the problems of using alcohol as a motor fuel. Then people jumped on the algae diesel fuel gig. We were going to get our fuel from algae. I showed the math that showed why that wouldn't work. Again I was shouted down. If the future of towing an RV is with electric trucks, the future is not looking bright for the "average RV'er." If you can drive 100 miles and then sit for an hour charging then buy one of the 3 electric trucks out on the market right now and have at it. I will wave at you as I pass the charging station. BTW, I still think there should be an electric tow page just like I suggested months ago in this thread.
Turtle n Peeps 09/20/22 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

I think it would be nice to have a separate subforum for EV and solar so the fans can talk smack and sing to each other constantly. Being a person of common sense I find all the EV stuff boring but occasionally entertaining with with BS smack. Nothing has changed as there are still 300 million gassers versus 3 million EVs on the road and most EV owners still own a gasser hidden behind the house. Cheers. I tried months and months ago. It fell on def ears for the powers that be. All well.
Turtle n Peeps 09/19/22 11:18pm Tow Vehicles
This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

"It's the future man!!" I went out and gave my LBZ a hug after watching this video. :B So can we finally stop with the Semi getting 2 miles/KWH with LI batteries. If these little tiny trucks pulling a little tiny load get right at 1 mile/KWH on flat ground a Semi weighing 80 to 82K does not even have a snows ball chance in hell of getting within the same universe of that. The ER Lighting gets around 100 miles tow range with a small trailer. About the same as the Rivian. I can't imagine trying to tow an RV like this. Talk about stress. Ya that's just what I want on my vacation...a ton of stress. And then having to disconnect your trailer over half the time. What fun!! :R
Turtle n Peeps 09/19/22 09:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TFLEV gets disinformation from Cyber Truck fan bois.

Marty; Grit mentioned car and how small it was. Do you know if they have a ladder type frame under them? Do they really have a 4'bed? Dang! I was shocked the first time I sat in a Volt. Man that thing was small inside.
Turtle n Peeps 09/16/22 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7th Gen S650 2024 Mustang

U Can't go back. The new has little relation to the old other than name. Who needs 500+ horsepower to go 45 mph in town or 70 on open highway. U have to feed and insure those horses. What do they have to do with RVing. What does an electric Semi have to do with RVing? I will wager you this. There are a whole lot more Mustang's on the road towing something than Tesla Semi's.
Turtle n Peeps 09/16/22 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
TFLEV gets disinformation from Cyber Truck fan bois.

Click me and enjoy.
Turtle n Peeps 09/15/22 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

Why was this not posted to the Tesla semi thread? I can't wait for clean electric powered Semi's!! Won't have to wait long now!!! Before the end of the year!!
Turtle n Peeps 09/13/22 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Productions Ends in January

They are apparently not good sellers. Otherwise they would find a way to keep them coming. Same as this whole thing about them getting rid of the Challenger and Charger. They're not selling well or they would find a way to keep making them. I'm old enough to remember way back when on RV.net a lot of people said if they would just make a 1/2 ton diesel I would buy it. Well, they made it and I guess a lot of those people were not telling the truth. Or not enough of them anyway. Does Nissan still even make that Cummins thing? That thing cost as much as a 3/4 ton and got the fuel mileage of a 3/4 ton and had a payload of a Dodge Colt.
Turtle n Peeps 09/13/22 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

but I would like to here your views of how you think the Cali grid would do, if it was below zero for several days from San Diego all the way up to Sacramento?No issues as CA power has NG storage vs direct well to the furnace. Also CA can import from the NW grid connections. CA is ready for the clean air SEMI to roll. Lol, you really have this all figured out... Side question, why don't they doo this in the summer then? Sounds so easy and would surely be less of an inconvenience to all the good people of the great state of Callie. California's idea of an Electric car. https://i.imgur.com/Y6I8ssEl.jpg
Turtle n Peeps 09/09/22 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I own one Grit; unlike some on this forum that don't own one but just talk. It's a fully loaded Sonata PIHB with a 10 kwh battery that is rated for 28 miles on the battery alone. It can go somewhere around 625 to 650 miles when both "tanks" are filled. I bought it used with 20K on it. To me it was a brand new car. The 80 YO that owned it had a stroke and couldn't drive anymore. Due to a recall, the factory replaced the battery and all major electric components in the car right before I bought the car. Fast forward to somewhere about a year ago. My wife told me there was something wrong with the car. She would get a message on the dash that said check the "HB system" or something like that. Only once in a blue moon though. Then the range dropped down to like 25 miles...then to 20 miles...then to 13 miles...then to 7 miles...then the car would not even charge. Took it to the dealer in March of this year and they determined the main battery is toast. 10K for a new battery. Fortunately it was under warrantee so good right? Nope, they said back in March it would be August before they will have a battery for my car. Then in August they said it will be October before we get the car back. Still in the shop to this day. I really like the car but the ol lady said NOPE we are going back to strictly gas. She is in the process of lemon lawing it right now as I type this. I hope I can talk her out of it......but.......:S Now for economy. The car is rated for like 42 MPG and my wife would regularly get 50 on gas alone. The car would pull down 90+ MPG combined. Lets do some math. I pay .20 cents a KWH and my car can go 30+ miles on a charge. So about $2.50 dollars a day to go 30 miles. So a dollar/12 miles or 12 cents a mile. Gas is about $4.75 a gallon right now in my town. My wife can get 50 MPG on gas alone. So about 10.5 cents/mile. So as you can see Grit, I can drive cheaper by a hair with gasoline "right now." When gas was $7.00/ gallon I made out on electricity only. When gas was $2.50/ gallon like it was a few years ago, it was way cheaper to not even plug the car in.:R All in all I really like the car.....not because it's a PIHB but because it's a nice car. It can pull down 40 to 50 MPG and that's very good for a mid size car. Whether I run on electricity or gasoline you can throw a blanket over both cost wise. (at least right now). Who knows what 2024 is going to bring us. :B
Turtle n Peeps 09/08/22 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Thousands without power as Bay Area bakes in heat wave. I can't wait to get these Semi's rolling down the road and start charging 24/7 to get us our food and stuff we need for everyday living. So glad we will finally have the Semi rolling before the end of the year!! :B
Turtle n Peeps 09/07/22 09:18am Tow Vehicles
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