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RE: What's up with the DEF Delete?

In my search for a truck it seems like any 2015-2016 F350 SRW is gone the day it hits the lot. I did find a very nice lower mileage in great shape but the salesmen told me it had the DEF delete done. From what I understand it removes all the mechanical parts for the DEF and re-programs the computer. He says it's a service his shop offers and has become fairly popular. Claims to still pass emissions etc but offers better MPG and HP, but frankly, it makes me nervous. I feel like I'd rather have a stock truck. I called my mechanic and he didn't know much about it. Is this something to stay away from? I doubt it will pass emissions, the whole purpose of DEF is to meet NOx limits.
wilber1 07/10/20 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

Excellent news. I don’t know about you but we feel lucky to have Doctor Bonnie. Whatagal. Yup. Very.
wilber1 07/02/20 09:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

"Just open the **** border." That would be the stupidest thing to do, bar none. X2 Announced today, the border will remain closed until at least Aug.30. That would be excellent news Wilber. Couldn’t find it in an announcement. Is it just recent news??? Dr. Henry mentioned in today's briefing that she had just heard it and Dix said it was his understanding as well. Confirmation has to come from the feds though.
wilber1 07/02/20 08:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

"Just open the **** border." That would be the stupidest thing to do, bar none. X2 Announced today, the border will remain closed until at least Aug.30.
wilber1 07/02/20 07:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

Big on the news in BC. British Columbians and BC government getting upset at the number of Americans who are using the Alaska loop hole to visit Canada and are asking the federal government to take action. Washington is averaging 650 new cases a day. BC had 24 over the last two days and is losing its sense of humour with our Washington friends.
wilber1 07/02/20 07:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Second quarter numbers out. Over 90,000 delivered. Pretty much every other manufacturer saw 20 to 30 percent drop in sales. Tesla saw an increase and order books are already healthy for next quarter. Although I would agree that competition is coming there is currently no real competitors out there. I think Volkswagen is the only one close in the next couple years. Not according to this article. Tesla sales got hammered in March as well Yes. The factory was closed along with many delivery centres due to COVID. No production and few deliveries. My reference is for the quarter. https://electrek.co/2020/07/02/tesla-announces-q2-deliveries-90650-electric-cars-beating-expectations/ How do you shut down production for half a quarter and still increase production for that quarter?
wilber1 07/02/20 12:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Second quarter numbers out. Over 90,000 delivered. Pretty much every other manufacturer saw 20 to 30 percent drop in sales. Tesla saw an increase and order books are already healthy for next quarter. Although I would agree that competition is coming there is currently no real competitors out there. I think Volkswagen is the only one close in the next couple years. Not according to this article. Tesla sales got hammered in March as well
wilber1 07/02/20 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla overtakes Toyota to become world's most valuable car maker "However, Toyota sold around 30 times more cars last year and its revenues were more than 10 times higher."If growth continues who will be bigger in 10 years? If. There is the stock market and there is actual production and the competition to Tesla is just getting started.
wilber1 07/02/20 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla overtakes Toyota to become world's most valuable car maker "However, Toyota sold around 30 times more cars last year and its revenues were more than 10 times higher."
wilber1 07/01/20 07:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Volkswagen completes first non Tesla cross US charge network

Non Tesla EV’s like Nissan Leafs, Chevy Bolts, Jaguar, Porsche etc will probably never have access to the Supercharger network as they haven’t paid a dime into it. It is a private network. How much has Tesla paid into anyone else's network?
wilber1 06/27/20 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Volkswagen completes first non Tesla cross US charge network

VW will have their first MEB platform cars available in North America next year. Q4 Etron VW ID4 This platform has both high and low floor configurations and can be used for SUV's, sedans and sports cars.
wilber1 06/27/20 09:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has 400 horses

Guys - is that upswept black pan at the rear made of stainless steel too? If Yes - that will be great for when the Yankum kinetic rope applies the energy to pull you backwards out of a Canadian ditch full of fwozen snow. The Wedge should toboggan right back up it's tracks. The kinda blunt lower front should stop you front making all the way to the barb wire fence line. Probly won't hurt the stainless anyway. Scratch it a bit. I want the Cybertruck to be able to do that Land Rover Defender roll over into a steep ravine -- and when it landed upright, just continued nonchalantly on its way. Well, it won’t flood it’s carburetor or hydro lock it’s engine in the upside down positions Carburetor? Are you still in the seventies? ICE’s can be built to run inverted, aircraft have been doing it for many decades.
wilber1 06/21/20 09:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Without getting political....

It is all about making money. The same as every other pro sport. Think how long it takes to play a football game on TV now vs. years ago -Advertising, advertising, and more advertising Guy You mean over three hours to play a sixty minute game that has eleven minutes of actual playing time?
wilber1 06/17/20 10:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ford delays Electric F150 to mid 2022

I have to say I do not enjoy the look of the Tesla truck. And you all pretty much know I'm a BEV fanatic! I'm amazed at 500,000 reservations. Heh heh. It kinda grows on you. It’s more of a function over form thing for some. Kind of looks like something that might grow on you and not in a nice way. Any pickup bed that can only be accessed by lowering the tailgate is not function over form IMO. The tonneau cover is power and rolls up at the push of a button. Most taller trucks nowadays don’t get accessed from the side anymore anyway. T. The bed sides on the Tesla are so high you can't reach over them. I access my bed from the side all the time and the last thing I want to do is put down the tailgate and climb over everything in the bed just to reach some small object in the front or get access to the bed box.
wilber1 06/13/20 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford delays Electric F150 to mid 2022

I have to say I do not enjoy the look of the Tesla truck. And you all pretty much know I'm a BEV fanatic! I'm amazed at 500,000 reservations. Heh heh. It kinda grows on you. It’s more of a function over form thing for some. Kind of looks like something that might grow on you and not in a nice way. Any pickup bed that can only be accessed by lowering the tailgate is not function over form IMO.
wilber1 06/12/20 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

New Zealand announces no new cases for 17 days. People entering the country will still have to quarantine but the rest of society is going back to no normal.
wilber1 06/08/20 08:37am Around the Campfire
RE: NEW FIFTH WHEEL PURCHASE AND HAVE QUESTIONS

I carry a selection of 30/50, 50/30 adapters. I use a 30 amp chord when travelling, much easier than dragging out that 50 amp lump for a quick overnight.
wilber1 06/05/20 12:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

Yah. Definetly not their forte. But I suspect most large sedans would be similar. They actually have no tow rating. Zero. I think they are the only ones with no tow rating. The Y and X both have tow ratings and the 3 has a rating in Europe. 1000 kg I think. Same as the Y. I think the X is rated for 4000 pounds. Not sure. Towing certainly reduces mileage on any vehicle but the simple fact Is, gas tanks contain far more energy than batteries with much less eight and volume, and can be refilled in a very short time. A car getting 30 MPG carrying 75 lbs of gas can go as far as a Model S with its 1200 lb battery. Electric motors are superior for heavy duty use, it’s their portable fuel supply that is holding them back.
wilber1 06/02/20 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Sobering graph from Johns Hopkins --------------- Edit: This is an 'active tally' and has to be watched till the end to see the results so be patient and watch carefully. (Mod)
wilber1 05/26/20 10:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: BC Residents only

BC Parks reservation site crashed the other day because it was so busy. BC parks has gone all reservation for its most popular parks. In the past it has been difficult for locals to get sites because tour companies buy up reservations in blocks. Fraser Way is Canada's largest rental company and has a Canadian football field size lot near us where they keep some of their rental units. Their busy season would have started with the Victoria Day weekend but hardly any of them have moved. None of their rental units are more than two years old and there are quite a few 1T diesel pickups with truck campers sitting there doing nothing. Expensive.
wilber1 05/26/20 12:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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