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RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

The problem with your theory of buggy manufacturers and diesel trains is, electric cars have been around for over 100 years. There's been mass produced electric cars on and off for all those years. How come they still aren't the "go to" form of propulsion after 100 years of refinement? ---------------------------------- Good point! I wonder if Tesla fanboys also use Unix. The arguments are the same.
agesilaus 12/05/19 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

Buggy manufacturers did not have physics and engineering on their side. Just because some self serving idiot says something doesn't mean it's worth quoting. Assuming they actually said that.
agesilaus 12/05/19 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Washington State

What about the Palouse Falls park, that's on my list for summer.
agesilaus 12/05/19 04:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

If you want to talk about not going to happen, you should think about the 'electric car' revolution. Barring some major technological development in energy storage the electric vehicles will never become the major segment of the transport mix. Not possible, not enough lithium, not enough electrical generation capacity and not enough electrical transmission capacity. It might cost trillions to rewire the country for 100% electrical vehicles. And the only possible current source of generation that could do it is nuke, if you insist that a minor gas be controlled.
agesilaus 12/05/19 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

OK there are roughly 50,000 miles of interstate. I'm sure you'd want to add in all those miles of state thruways and such so lets call the total 70,000 miles. These are all multi-lane so let make a guess and call them 6 lanes, 3 each way, on average. Those will be more expensive to electrify so lets call that $1,000,000 a mile which works out to $70,000,000,000. Who is going to pay for that? I vote electric car owners should foot the bill. Plus the O&M costs.
agesilaus 12/05/19 02:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

The OTHER issue with the BIG RIG will be the NEW "ELD" Electronic Logging Device... The drivers have to factor inn the fact that they are "On Duty-Not driving" at each fill up.. They only have a certain amount of hours to work with.. Charging could eat into that pretty fast.. "This window is usually thought of as a “daily” limit even though it is not based on a 24-hour period. You are allowed a period of 14 consecutive hours in which to drive up to 11 hours after being off duty for 10 or more consecutive hours. The 14-consecutive-hour driving window begins when you start any kind of work." ----------------------------------------- I think you just answered a question that has been a minor puzzlement. In the last year or so why have truck parking spots become so hard to find. In rest areas and such. This device must be preventing their workarounds for skipping rest breaks.
agesilaus 12/05/19 01:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

I think it makes sense to have the power for electric vehicles embedded in the roadways to keep the batteries charged as the vehicles drive along the road... kind of like trolley busses. LOL how many millions of miles of roadway are there in the US? Aha! There are about 4,071,000 miles of road, changing all the time of course. And figuring a conservative $100,000 a mile to electrify that would be $4,000,000,000, that 4 Trillion bucks plus operating and maintenance costs. And that does not include all the dirt and gravel roads that we like so much out west.
agesilaus 12/05/19 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

He's probably 'calling out Tesla', because they have posted a video of Tesla vs F150. Where the Tesla out pulls the F150 going up hill in a tug of war scenario. However that has already been debunked by some other physicists who point out that the Tesla weighs much more than an empty F150. And that increases the frictional force that the tires can exert. And the tires to the road force is what matters pulling up hill.
agesilaus 12/05/19 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Washington State

Mt Rainier NP is excellent, I think we stayed at Shady Firs CG which is right outside the park. The park is a bit odd but the Aussie owners were very nice. They had poor WIFI you had to get near the office to use it. They had a picnic table set up for that purpose. Mt St Helen's and Mt Baker are a of couple others. Then there is the Cascades NP. We plan to go this summer. The Olympics are good but it is one of those parks that you cannot drive thru. You have to drive along the perimeter and there are short roads into the park. It's a long way around the perimeter so we ended up staying in two different cg. One on the east side, Glynn Aire RV park which was nice and had a fishing dock on the Hood Canal where my son caught lots of fish. Very popular with him. And the other on the west side, the Forks 101 cg. I never heard of Forks but my wife was quite happy to be there. The cg was a swamp when we were there, just an open field. There are all sorts of excellent state parks on the east side of the state from what I've heard. You can catch a Ferry to Victoria Canada from Port Angeles. Very few beach type parks as you know them in Tampa. The water is cold all year round.
agesilaus 12/05/19 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New and improved Trip Planner

I couldn't understand what the OP was talking about since I had not noticed any changes in RVTW myself. So thanks for clearing that up. RVTW has it's quirks but the developer is actively involved with the users. GSTW is a case of you get what you pay for I suspect tho I never used it.
agesilaus 12/05/19 06:33am Good Sam Club
RE: hwy 89 near crand canyon

Barring piles of snow it show be fine.
agesilaus 12/04/19 02:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: 4-Corners

Last time we were there it was a cyclone fenced in spot in the middle of nowhere. Other than the marker showing the spot, for photos. It has nothing to offer. I think I heard that the Navajos are charging admission now but I don't know if that's true. If you have kids it maybe worth your time. On a scale of 10 I'd give it a 3 at best. Something like the giant ball of string roadside attraction.
agesilaus 12/03/19 07:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Converter kaput need to buy better one.

OK just an interim report: It is an Progressive Dynamics Intell-Power, 9200 I assume. Not sure yet what model it is, I'll have to unbox the boroscope I just got and figure out how to work it with my phone. It has 3 X 25 AMP fuses, all good. Looks like this Thanks to everyone for all the posts.
agesilaus 12/02/19 11:03am Tech Issues
RE: Yellowstone 2020

Well prepare for sloooww traffic. You will be lucky to make 20 mph on average in the park. There are many traffic stoppages when people stop in the middle of the road whenever they see a chipmunk. As mentioned above you are rolling the dice for weather that early, YNP is at 8000 ft so winter can hang on. There are lots of people around all the thermal features, geysers and such. And around the Yellowstone canyon. The east side of the park can be somewhat empty in comparison but does not have the spectacular features. But it does have critters, we saw Grizzles over there. We've been up there 6 or 8 times, last summer briefly while we spent 4 days at Tetons. We spent 8 days twice and still haven't seen the whole park by a long shot.
agesilaus 12/02/19 08:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Converter kaput need to buy better one.

A. Yes 2 X 6V in two parallel banks B. I have a 1500W inverter not installed yet to go with the rest of the solar setup I have. Maybe I should look at an inverter charger tho. BTW--I'll double check it in the morning I have a troubleshooting sheet.
agesilaus 12/01/19 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter kaput need to buy better one.

I'll get the make and model in the morning. I think the nameplate is on the back side of course. But I just bought a boroscope that should help there. My generator is a Champion 3500/4000 that we only had to run once last summer on a hot afternoon in ND. But we only stayed 2 or 3 days in one spot, we will be doing long stays next summer when we go semi-fulltime.
agesilaus 12/01/19 06:38pm Tech Issues
Converter kaput need to buy better one.

I'm fairly sure my converter is kaput. It will not charge my 6VX2 Batteries and I want to go to two banks of 6V batteries. I did work for our summer 7 week trip. So how do you size a new converter. We have a 30amp system and want to do much more boondocking. Also I have 400W of solar panels not yet connected with a Victron controller. Any brand recommendations? I think the current one is a Progressive.
agesilaus 12/01/19 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

The aftermarket spray in liners may not be as slippery as the factory one, I haven't compared them. ----------------------------------- The stuff I brushed it is fairly gritty, it will abrade you knees if you are in shorts. But I haven't compared it to the commercial stuff. It does not really stop stuff from sliding around. I'f considered one of those horse stall mats from Tractor Supply
agesilaus 11/26/19 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

It will scratch up, they aren't that durable when you carry stuff. I applied Hercules bed coating which protects it a bit but that gets scratched too eventually. The commercially applied coating does seem to be quite durable but when I looked last it was $600. I would never put a plastic liner in the bed, water gets under it and rots the bed out from what I've heard.
agesilaus 11/26/19 03:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Winter camping

Fill up your fresh water tank disconnect and drain all hoses. Use the water pump for water.
agesilaus 11/25/19 11:19am Tech Issues
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