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

Quarter mile at 1G is a 16 second et. Top dragster is closer to 4G. I'm past the stage of impressing a girlfriend on a jackrabbit start.:W And I'm sure my wife will not be amused experiencing 4G while sitting at the passenger seat.
Yosemite Sam1 09/26/20 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

Yosemite Sam1, I would say that my only concern would be engine rpm, which would have to be at or above the redline before I’d go into panic mode. If the engine braking with downshifts can’t control the speed... it’s time to apply brakes. Probably would be a good time to pull the parachute release, as you may not be in contact with terra- firma! :B memtb Exactly, don't understand why my friend found it funny in his Tioga Pass near miss. He could be flying in that deep ravine and would not be found in another 10 years or so when no one sees him flying down, lol.
Yosemite Sam1 09/25/20 09:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Looks like potential buyers will be paying. a premium for lower or. inferior performance.Some like leather seats. Why don't they just buy a horse? And no animal has to die.:W
Yosemite Sam1 09/25/20 09:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50384132617_4cf5012fe4_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50383955356_7cc04f06f5_z.jpg Positives & Negatives of Battery Day | In Depth Looks like potential buyers will be paying. a premium for lower or. inferior performance.
Yosemite Sam1 09/25/20 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

Most automatics do lock the torque convertor in first gear, so I suspect anyone using that gear for sustained periods of time is building up a lot of heat. If second cannot hold you, you are traveling to fast for the amount weight you are towing. I would suspect that too. Was not able to follow up whether the trailer is pushing his TV beyond the upper most speed range of the 1st gear, then I would imagine he would get a worst tranny problem than just overheating -- although the group has full trust and confidence with the Toyota/Japanese engineering excellence, loll.
Yosemite Sam1 09/25/20 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

Yosemite Sam1, I don’t know how far down it will shift. We’ve never towed with ours, going from OD to 4th was sufficient to slow the vehicle...don’t know if it would continue to downshift when towing! memtb A friend says he even uses the 1st (lowest gear) to assist the brake having learned a lesson when he burned his brakes while going downhill Eastbound from 9,000 ft above sea level at Tioga Pass. While I don’t tow with ours, I have never had reservations about manually downshifting an automatic, if I thought it was needed. I was just responding to the questions about the vehicle doing it itself. In a nearby town with a few steep hills, I often manually downshift to maintain the speed limit....though, I’ve only gone down to 2nd gear. Next time I go to town, I may have to reduce the cruise set-point to 5 mph below posted speed, and observe whether the tranny will continue to downshift to lower gears to maintain speed set-point! Inquiring Minds! memtb One question I had is how is the tranny when going at first gear on downhill. The answer is nothing seems wrong: grinding or over-heating. RPM though is elevated at 3,000+ RPM.
Yosemite Sam1 09/25/20 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The new battery format will eventually help all vehicles however I believe the change was primarily needed for the Semi. And please don't forget Cybertruck, lol. The anticipation for both Semis and Cybertruck is that it will have higher ranges than what's. been promised. Specially. important. for Semis. -- range and fast charging. No news and everyone thinks Tesla abandoned it already -- battery exchange at strategic charging locations.
Yosemite Sam1 09/25/20 12:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

Yosemite Sam1, I don’t know how far down it will shift. We’ve never towed with ours, going from OD to 4th was sufficient to slow the vehicle...don’t know if it would continue to downshift when towing! memtb A friend says he even uses the 1st (lowest gear) to assist the brake having learned a lesson when he burned his brakes while going downhill Eastbound from 9,000 ft above sea level at Tioga Pass.
Yosemite Sam1 09/25/20 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

25.000$ Tesla coming https://electrek.co/2020/09/22/tesla-electric-car-cheap/ Analysts in Elon's battery day said that Tesla is indeed way ahead in the battery technology. Except that it was a letdown that there was no mention of the expected 1 million-mile battery.
Yosemite Sam1 09/25/20 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

Our 2013 4Runner, will downshift on a decent, once your speed exceeds 5 mph over the cruise control set point. Of course....you must have the cruise control activated to enjoy this feature! ?? memtb Thanks, this will be a hoot for my Sequoia, 4runner and Tacoma/Tundra driving friends if they don't know. this yet. One friend said that his SUV pulling his RV becomes a bit scary wobbly going downhill at 60 miles per. hour at. I-80. Eastbbound from Donner peak. Perhaps he can set the cruise control at 55 mph to keep control.
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

Looks like some thought going into Cybertruck and towing access in future Superchargers. https://electrek.co/2020/09/24/tesla-cybertruck-supercharger-stalls/ Access, availability and quick turn around are current challenges to Tesla owners. Cybertruck specifically need these specially the space if they are towing a trailer. I wonder though because semis can be sharing the same if Cybertruck is towing. My son-in-law and family choose to bring the Range Rover in their 15-hour trip to Yellowstone for this reasons.
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

California Gov. Newsom executive order bans gas, diesel cars by 2035 Tesla should have huge sales numbers by then and skyrocket after that. I've been on California this past weekend until yesterday. I'm amazed at the ubiquitous Tesla cars even on the remote part of Highway 1. CA also targets 2035 for full energy independence on their electricity needs through renewables. For us in BC the cut off for anything with a tail pipe is Dec 31 2039. I would think it will happen before that though as public support is strong for EV’s here, infrastructure for public charging is moving along quite well and EV truck availability will happen in the next couple years. Last year 9 percent of new vehicle sales here were electric or PHEV and this year that number is expected to be around 15 percent. Some European countries are already north of 50 percent ish. Europe may yet come ahead as Nordic countries are at 45 to 50ish, as you said and they'll snap up every Tesla that comes out or arrive. Don't know if I recall it correctly. Every new home in CA is already equipped with solar -- standard or mandated?
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

Good morning. Autopilot comes with every Tesla sold. It is not an option. Autopilot is a combination of traffic aware cruise control (TACC) and Autosteer or as some manufacturers call it “lane keeping”. It will keep its distance from the vehicle in front of you and steer your car on roads and highways as long as there are lines. Not useable in cities yet. FSD is full self drive. It will do everything that autopilot does plus things like - Stop at stop signs, crosswalks with lights, stop lights etc. - Navigate on autopilot. Essentially you tell it an address and it will take you there. Eg. It will make all the interchange turns and exits needed for you. It will automatically pass slower vehicles on multi lane highways etc. It will auto park. You can summon it. Etc etc. It does not make turns in cities yet. My experience has been mostly good with it. I don’t trust summon. Too gimmicky for me. I don’t use auto park so can’t really comment. Does a nice job with exits and merges etc but it takes some getting used to. I still get some phantom braking going under overpasses with shadows etc. Nothing serious. Autopilot is useful, FSD not as much. Tesla’s website gives a better description than mine. Again. Autopilot comes with the car. FSD costs money and there are two different levels of purchase. And just to add to above, the only Tesla that doesn’t come with Autopilot is the 35000 Unicorn car. It has just straight old dumb cruise control. Which is why most people spend the extra 3000 bucks for the standard range plus model. SR plus. The Unicorn car for 35000 has to be ordered off menu with a purchase agent. There are a few around here. People buy them as city cars etc. Still nice but not the fancy stereo and and a little less range etc. Hope that helps. Thanks! Again. Very useful. I am in fact forwarding this to my daughter.
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

You may also want to manually downshift before an uphill grade so you are in more of the power band when climbing. The automatic will not downshift until there is sufficient pressure which may be too late. I usually try to gain speed so I'll have that momentum going uphill.
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

How is this specific to 4Runner and Sequoia? FWIW, it's good a practice to downshift going uphill too...otherwise if you have to lift off the throttle for any reason the transmission will upshift, then when you get back into the throttle it will downshift again. If you select the lower gear it will stay there and your lag time to power is less. The debate is on a forum among owners of Toyota Sequoia and 4Runner. Not sure, nor part of the debate whether other trucks have these features and capabilities -- which are effectively auto and manual shifting modes. But you do have a point although I assume that the shift to lower gear is just to regain momentum and maintain previous pace or speed (not going any faster for the gear to get to higher gear).
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 11:48am Tow Vehicles
Settle this for Sequoia and 4Runner owners...

These vehicles gear hunt even when going uphill and you don't have to manually shift to lower gear if it's losing momentum. All you have to do is depress to the floor the gas pedal to downshift to regain power and desired speed. It's when going downhill that one needs to manually downshift for the engine brake assist.
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

California Gov. Newsom executive order bans gas, diesel cars by 2035 Tesla should have huge sales numbers by then and skyrocket after that. I've been on California this past weekend until yesterday. I'm amazed at the ubiquitous Tesla cars even on the remote part of Highway 1. CA also targets 2035 for full energy independence on their electricity needs through renewables.
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

According to Tesla, its new racetrack star can do 0-60 mph in less than two seconds, will do a quarter-mile in under nine seconds, has a top speed of 200 mph, more than 1,100 horsepower, and a range of over 520 miles. " Plaid Model S , Elon Musk says will be "the fastest production vehicle ever." In what year? What will be the range at 200 mph? And at what cost? Seems just like the same marketing that Elon fans were complaining about from the other EV companies. The difference is that Elon has the track record of delivering (though not exactly on his promised timeframe).
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

Sam. I'm continuing to do research on the whole towing a trailer behind our TesLa. Just watched a video that confirms no Autopilot when trailer mode selected on a model X. Suspect it will be the same on the cybertruck. You can still select TACC (traffic aware cruise control) which is essentially autopilot without autosteer. In my mind this makes logical sense. Just a heads up. Cheers. Thanks. again @Reisende. Understood. Kind of logical for me too since it will be tons of programming work, and maybe extra sensor extension to the trailer, for FSD to include it in. the maneuvering. Just read possibility or estimated drop out rate for those who reserved the Cybertruck. So I. might get my unit on Production + Day 1, LOL.:p;) Woohoo. On the other hand it may force our decision earlier than we want. We’ll see. Looks like even earlier. Latest is Tesla is moving up production to May 2021.. That kicks it up a notch. Trying to beat ford and Rivian to market? Non-compete really if they can't meet and match Tesla's price point. True. And just a heads up. Last nights software update has a couple new things. Speed limit sign recognition on autopilot You get a reminder bing when you are sitting at a stoplight and it turns green. Warning tones if you are going to run a stop light or stop sign. A few other minor things security related. Software updates every two weeks now. Not sure what’s happening. Used to be about once per month. Cheers. Way cool! Still thinking whether it's worth the $7K, lol. I hear ya. That 7K is for FSD. Autopilot is standard on all Tesla’s except the 35000 dollar SR. Some of these updates are included in basic Autopilot. My daughter is not even using autopilot in her Tesla X although she is complaining that her foot is beginning to hurt because it has always have to be depressing the pedal. What's the difference between it and the FSD?
Yosemite Sam1 09/24/20 10:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I thought everyone does this at I-5 at 2 am, lol.:BToo much traffic at 2A if you are in the city. Maybe in the valley or through Pendleton. Running more than 100 mph in the city is only for those being chased by highway patrol and help -- admittedly California's state past time. The raceway for 150 mph up is down Central Valley as soon as you come down from Grapevine through Tracy.:W
Yosemite Sam1 09/16/20 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
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