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RE: Travel Trailer Towing Recommendations

New Jeep Wagoneer is body on frame, rated for 10k towing. Available air suspension. Might be worth a look.
stsmark 05/16/22 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ride

My local dealer said they have not had a dealer stock truck order show up in the past 9 mos.
stsmark 05/09/22 12:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

When pulling the teardrop with the Model Y are you seeing any noticeable range recovery from Regenerative Braking?
stsmark 04/29/22 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The piece of the puzzle missing at this time is a charging network and who’s going to pay for it. Frito in Modesto has their own so they have a plan of where they’ll use the trucks. I haven’t heard of anyone else besides Tesla at GF1 yet. Besides Nikola don’t forget Freightliner is building E Cascadia and a mid size as well.
stsmark 03/27/22 01:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why not diesel electric trucks?

or toss the batteries and use resisters to absorb the regenerative braking power & reject it as heat. This is exactly what locomotives do, besides the wheel brakes on the cars.
stsmark 03/03/22 02:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why not diesel electric trucks?

These guys are trying, but wether they make it…. https://www.hyliion.com/erx-page/
stsmark 03/02/22 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge all in on electric too 500 mile range Ram

Correct me if wrong, but the existing infrastructure at sites I’ve been at is either 30A 120V or 50A 120V. There’s just not enough power there to get a large overnight charge.
stsmark 02/13/22 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered!

LITEPHIL, congrats! 2 neighbors have 3.0 Dmax trucks and both are very happy. One has an about 25 ft TT and says it tows great!
stsmark 02/13/22 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian vs Tundra Tow Test

No one even mentioned that you can always make your own EV fuel with solar on the roof of your house. Pretty hard to drill an oil well and put up a refinery in your back yard. So add an extra $10-20k to the cost for a rooftop system capable of generating 20-30kwh per day...oops, the truck is parked at work during the day, so you need a really long extension cord. Not so easy or cheap for a typical user to use solar to charge the truck. Exactly, and please don’t say my Powerwall will charge it at night. I have neighbor who did the whole package, Solar roof, double Powerwall at 36kw capacity, Model 3. The problem is the car has a 78 kw battery iirc. That pesky math got in the way. His home package was purchased prior to the price jump, it is one that ate Teslas lunch took 4 Tesla installers 6 weeks to do it. With incentives the house was 62k. Forgot to add the roof was sold with an 11k daily output during peak sun days.
stsmark 02/08/22 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Chevy Silverado Debut

Living in NorCal, we’ve had an interesting change in Electricity billing. With the change to renewables based on solar what used to be off peak in the evening/ night is now peak price wise. I’ve read up on a large Mega pack project going in on the coast next to a older gas power plant at Moss Landing. Not sure the plant is or will be retired. During high use the batteries are only good for a couple hours.
stsmark 01/08/22 10:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Now, for local work it's a whole different story, I can see electric trucks beating diesels hands down for operating costs.I assume this local work will be the use case in virtually all circumstances for many years. Pepsi has said that’s the plan for awhile now. They installed their own chargers in the facility in Modesto.
stsmark 01/05/22 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Recall of 19/20 Ram Cummins 6.7 diesels

So I was doing some digging and is it correct that they have not gone back to the CP3 but actually switched to a symmetric cam CP4? The trouble pump was a Asymmetric cam CP4.
stsmark 12/03/21 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian towing efficiency

I was thinking the same thing, Time. The wording of the quote is deceptive.
stsmark 11/30/21 10:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Actually Tesla got about 62 million from the County and of all things the School District to build at that site.
stsmark 11/30/21 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

The 2wd was called Twin I beam and the 4wd was Twin Traction beam. I had a 96 Crew cab 250 with a 460 for awhile. Iirc it used a Dana 50 pumpkin that was mounted and swung with one of the beams.
stsmark 10/10/21 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Last year the story was they were going to build them at GF 1 in NV. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2ttyGHQop0w
stsmark 10/06/21 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

I have to agree with the second post on that thread, how do you break both tie rods? I just can’t see what on that obstacle could have caused that.
stsmark 10/04/21 11:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Completely off topic but, the Lucid Air is shown quite often on Goliath, show on Amazon. It’s one of the main characters car.
stsmark 10/01/21 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

That’s interesting John, the 12 stall be me has only Tesla plugs. It’s also sat unuseable since Feb, I guess due to some supply chain issue. This is in Windsor CA. No pull throughs either.
stsmark 09/14/21 02:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New F-150 Electric P/U

How’s the 3 liter Powerstroke do with the trailer? How’s it been overall?
stsmark 07/08/21 10:46pm Tow Vehicles
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