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RE: Electric vehicles

Please cite your source for this data Hi Phil, I am unable to find the link--it was some months ago. However I did find this: https://www.2degreesinstitute.org/reports/comparing_fuel_and_maintenance_costs_of_electric_and_gas_powered_vehicles_in_canada.pdf {sigh} Liars **** Liars Statisticians One HUGE glaring error in the article, they did not include the cost of battery replacement. Their annual maintenance expense is comparing an average ICE (think older vehicles) to newer BEV vehicles, bad comparison. My daily drive is 12 years old, and I have put very little into maintenance. One set of brakes, oil changes, and fuel. Everything else, is comparable to BEV.
philh 11/14/19 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

One follow...risk taker and has screwed up sometimes...but they are right more iften Made a ton on baba...following Credit Suisse https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/14/tesla-skeptic-model-3-window-of-opportunity-but-ford-ev-coming-soon.html 404
philh 11/14/19 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric vehicles

I was comparing new to new. My Hyundai Elantra (2013), which I enjoy, had a 5 year warranty. In order to keep that, I had to follow their recommended service. It was between 700 and 1000 per year to do so. That sounds like a HORRIBLE "deal". 5 vehicles since 2007... still own the '07. Other than oil and filter changes, not one single repair that wouldn't also be present on BEV vehicle. Tires (granted the Charger and Chally eat more rubber than a BEV), brakes, couple of chassis or electrical repairs, which a BEV could also have.
philh 11/13/19 06:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric vehicles

Over a 5 year period a Bev costs 40% less than an Ice, including the purchase price. This estimate is based on 'cradle to grave' data. Please cite your source for this data
philh 11/13/19 06:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric vehicles

Wet acid batteries don't like cold, and are oversized to start an ICE. Lithium batteries HATE cold. Using energy to keep them warm, especially if plugged in helps a lot. Driving an electric vehicle requires some driving behavior changes, but people have to be aware it is different. There's a huge move to electric. Given the current technology, there is not enough raw materials to produce the demand that is being created. Rare earth materials are strip mined in China, which is the biggest source. Limited amounts of material are available elsewhere in the globe. This is the first limiting factor. Second limiting factor, the grid can't sustain much of an increase in electric vehicles. Third factor, an electric vehicle costs more to produce, a lot more. Govt subsidies have masked it until now. That is changing, and customers are voting with their pocket book.
philh 11/13/19 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Who says I need to take up space for a Gooseneck Hitch!

Common you statics gurus, give it a shot. :B Free Body Diagram wouldn't be difficult... but stress analysis could be a bit more challenging
philh 11/13/19 09:59am Towing
RE: Electric Pickup?

This kinda went off the rails
philh 11/12/19 07:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

put on a digital lock!
philh 11/12/19 07:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

philh 11/07/19 05:16pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

worth it??? I bought a new TT after visiting a local show to dream about my future 5th wheel.
philh 11/07/19 05:16pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Ford reaches tentative UAW contract.

So at what point does it not become bashing to you? What if the UAW asked for $120k salaries and $15k bonuses and paying no health care? At what point would you say they are being greedy just like we are or do they get a pass simply because they are union? It's greed when they make more than I do ;)
philh 11/06/19 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing 12-volt batteries with 6-volt

You must change out the convertor charger and get rid of the POS WFCO. I love my 2 6v batteries. Haven't run anything heavy, but they have performed well for me.
philh 11/04/19 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Campground Theft

In most states that would also get you jailed. It is unlawful to use deadly force to protect property life and the lives of others is what deadly force is to be used for. State law prevails. In some states, use of deadly force to protect "some" property is permitted. You are correct, that even with rock salt, it's deadly force.
philh 11/04/19 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

My heater carries five rounds of .357 mag. Too limited for my tastes. Prefer higher capacity heaters.
philh 11/04/19 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Load Distribution

Interesting... and makes me wonder if why one leg at my primary campground was way low on voltage. If everybody is pulling off of the same leg...
philh 11/03/19 09:46am Tech Issues
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Nose-heavy aircraft is nothing new. Setting ALL trims according to the take-off weight-and-balance data is nothing new. Hand flying during takeoff, and and trimming the aircraft as necessary during climb-out is nothing new. Granted, in order to do it safely, you not only need to be systems knowledgeable, but you also need to be an experienced aviator,...not just a pilot. An aviator knows the limits of elevator and stabilizer authority, and the difference between full power and takeoff power, and the limits of rudder authority,.....plus hundreds of other important related things. In aviation, it's easy to learn that if you go too slow, you might fall out of the sky. It takes a lot more time to learn that if you go too fast you might go into Mach Tuck, from which you will problably NOT recover. Completely off topic, I'm on a charter flight, don't recall the plane, but it was a turbo prop. Also happen to be PPL-IFR. I'm sitting in the back of the plane, clear view of the cockpit and the right seat is stiff arming the yoke. I muttered that's not good, my VP of operations of VP, also PPL looks over and says no it's not... first lesson, think before speaking. Bottom line, they washed the airplane before picking us up, and during the climb to flight levels, trim froze. When they leveled off, plane wanted to keep climbing.
philh 11/01/19 06:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: My daily trip to Walmart

That's 3 minutes I'll never get back. LOL Speed reading classes may help :)
philh 11/01/19 05:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Propane winterizing

disconnect them leaves the pigtail susceptible to spiders and their webs. Leave them connected.
philh 11/01/19 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

That is not how it works. The CEO cannot override the board of directors. Board members are elected by shareholders(owners of the corp) to act on behalf of the shareholders. Spot On The Board members are responsible to the shareholders. Their primary responsibility is to increase shareholder wealth, not protect FCA or PSA. I would not be surprised to see Jeep spun off, but I don't know who would buy jeep brand. Chrysler will be a mere shadow in a decade.
philh 11/01/19 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

A few years ago, I had to follow my father who only does 60 mph. It was annoying to drive that slow. After doing the math I saved less than $6 and arrived over half an hour later than I normally do. 23 minutes later assuming the entire trip was at 60mph.
philh 11/01/19 09:23am Tow Vehicles
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