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

Tesla unveils its new Full Self-Driving computer in detail: ‘objectively the best chip in the world’ So you go back to an article that is 9 months old, indicates that the vehicles are already built with it, roll eyes and comments, and did not acknowledge that Elon had indicated that everybody with this would be making money with their autonomous car today. So feel free to keep hyping Elon. I put my money in the competition and now have a Bolt EV.
Dadoffourgirls 01/20/20 02:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Yes, explain that to Dadoffourgirls. I just think it will be very difficult to make self driving cars compatible with existing roads. I don't think self driving cars are impossible, just the vehicles and roads will need to be designed to work together.Yes I agree. Dadoffourgirls seemed to think it was a self driving vehicle that caused an accident. There are no self driving Tesla so it was driver error. One of 30,000+ expected this year just in the US. I know all of you that worship Elon. But advertising "autopilot" and that you will have software to make your Tesla a "autonomous taxi" to make your money back, and NOT BEING ABLE TO DISTINGUISH STOPPED EMERGENCY VEHICLES is horrific in my mind. Yes, it was driver error based on advertised "safest vehicle in the world". Unbelievable how some of you rationalize your beliefs. I have values.
Dadoffourgirls 01/16/20 06:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

...But regulators are still hesitant. Human are funny as we can tolerate fatal error made by our own. But for machines, it has to be more than perfect. Tell that to the family that lost their young daughter over the holidays in Indianapolis because the Tesla ran into a fire truck that was stopped in the lane on I-70.
Dadoffourgirls 01/15/20 11:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: GAS 6.6 GM

Both the 2019 and 2020 have the MYD 6 speed. The specs are the same. Therefore, I believe that it is the same transmission.
Dadoffourgirls 01/07/20 01:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford is interested in 4 wheel steering

The Cadillac CT6 came with a 4 wheel steering option just last year.
Dadoffourgirls 01/06/20 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

...That Polestar is a good looking car. I’m not sure what kind of market a Chinese made car will have in North America though. Volvo has sold more than 25,000 Chinese made vehicles in US this year.
Dadoffourgirls 12/19/19 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Still a chance Tesla will become the Betamax of electric vehicles if they don't start producing. While they promote one off prototypes like the semi or pickup others are actually selling vehicles. New school busses. I had seen that Gaylord was first. Had read about Roseville getting them as well. Will be interested in results from Gaylord. They have many miles to cover, where Roseville does not.
Dadoffourgirls 12/19/19 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: No more full size cars from GM

"Retool to build electric pickups" Where's this so-called "electric pickup" that they are retooling for? Depending on who you believe about 3 years away. GM currently has no real battery capacity. The bolts are essentially Korean made and assembled in the US. And only a couple thousand per month. They are apparently planning a Giga type factory for battery production. My guess is 2024 for production ramp up. DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co’s (GM.N) first electric pickup truck model will go on sale in the fall of 2021, the company’s top executive said. I think that Reisender has his T glasses on and is in denial.
Dadoffourgirls 12/15/19 05:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

I can tell you that I have driven a CC long box SRW, CC standard box SRW, and Regular Cab long box DRW. In my parking deck, the CC Long box was most difficult to maneuver. Because the DRW is short, maneuvering is no problem. I do get more than one parking spot. Going through the entrance and exit gates is slower and focused. So there are compromises to be made.
Dadoffourgirls 12/15/19 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

Generally speaking I find non EVers to be considerably more offensive on this forum. I have my doubts that GM will produce any significant amount of EV’s in the next 5 years. They are having difficulty producing 3000 month right now. Jmho. Did you see where GM and LG Chem have created a joint venture to build batteries? Each is investing nearly $1 million. They expect capacity to be 50% more than the Tesla Gigafactory. GM is investing $3 million to build electric trucks in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Can you please share what a "significant amount" would be? I would like to track progress against your measure. I have doubts that Tesla will produce any significant profit myself. They haven't produced much in years. I would call significant profit $6 Billion GAAP Profit in a calendar year.
Dadoffourgirls 12/09/19 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

:h I think you have gone of the rails. What does anything in that response have to do with testing? They are taking laps in a factory simulating actual road conditions, reliability and range? allegedly the semi is scheduled for launch in the very near future but no testing. It is a legitimate question with respect to the launch timeline. I have not seen news of semis going off the rails. But here is the symptoms of "going off the rails". Dynamic videos showing semis on the road charging and being tested with loads and yet insist you got a legitimate question as to the timeline. Let me id the people who has a right to legtimate question as to Tesla meeting the timeline: those who have a reservation or the Tesla investing community. Are you any of them? Are you 12? You have real problems with reading comprehension and critical thinking. I will bow out and let the kids debate as real discussion has left this board. I am sure you KNOW your knowledge in the automotive industry is superior to those of us that actually work in it. Yeah, go run home taking the ball with you, cry uncle and go to bed with tears in your eyes while remembering your glory days of working in cars putting in tires in the assembly line. But seriously, I don't know how views are valid even if you worked on cars (or whatever it was you worked on your car or for car company). So our Tesla parent continues to be the bully. Offend people, brag about the money made, criticize everyone else with different scenarios, and then get really offensive. Is Elon paying individuals to bully all the forums that do not praise his company? GM has said it plans to introduce 20 EVs globally through 2023 and to sell 1 million EVs annually as of 2026. Based on prior years, that is about 15-20% of annual deliveries. If I still have 5 vehicles at my house, I might switch one to electric. But I know that electric is not clean in my neighborhood. I know that my daughter could not drive from Kansas State to home in under 14 hours with an EV. I know that I would not have enough energy to run a pickup all day during hay season. So, an EV would not meet my requirements at this time.
Dadoffourgirls 12/09/19 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: No more full size cars from GM

February 28 2020 GM will shut down the plant that produces the Impala, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT-6 and retool the plant to build electric pickups. Better build a Supercharger network first if they want to compete with Tesla. Stainless steel body wouldnt hurt either,Im tired of undercoating my old Silverado frame every year to keep rust at bay. After forty years driving Chevys my next truck will be Tesla Cybertruck most likely,their tech is years ahead of anyone. Then you just keep waiting for Elon to get his truck to you. Hopefully you will be able to insure the vehicle at a reasonable cost, and have replacement parts available.
Dadoffourgirls 12/09/19 05:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

I think it's pretty obvious we're looking at what amounts to an El Camino or Ranchero, not a real pickup. Many people use their pickups as strictly grocery getters or transportation, not hauling anything much at all. I don’t see a “real pickup” as having anywhere near the facility as the cybertruck is projected to have with the exception of a “real pickup” being able to tow a fifth wheel or if you need a long box. But different people need pickups to do different things so there will be a market for the old stuff for a while yet. Fifth wheels are not near as common as they used to be with their biggest audience still being old boomers. That market will continually decline over the next ten years. Just like the 2004 and 2005 Envoy XUV! Also, I am scheduling the installation of a super charger between the hay and wheat fields, and the barns. Would hate to run out of energy when towing 12k of wagons.
Dadoffourgirls 12/04/19 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tailgate Step Suggestions?

The 2020 GM HDs have the step for the bed, and nice large corner steps in the bumper. Works great when using a gooseneck.
Dadoffourgirls 12/04/19 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

I have had more than 10 new pickups in the last 12 years. Only two were kept longer than a year, the others were 4 to 11 months. Some did not have anything, some had bed liner, some had factory spray in liner. The pickups with no liner had paint scratched out of the bed. The ones with liners showed limited wear. The spray in liners showed no wear. The factory spray does not prevent sliding like aftermarket spray liners. However, if I order my own truck, it would have the factory spray liner and factory puck gooseneck/fifthwheel prep with a roll up bed cover.
Dadoffourgirls 11/27/19 05:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

^Those are some good glass half full wishes or presumptions. It may turn out to be a good engine, it's just not proven and it's not cheaper, not more economical, not as powerful, not proven and not widely accepted. So add all that up and it probably won't have as good of resale down the line either. It's great someone is buying them, but currently the better option based on the above considerations is stick with the powerful, economical and proven 5.3. Heck even GM doesn't rate it better fuel mileage except slightly better in city mpg. Just not a well thought out option IMO, more of a marketing gimmick to steal a few customers from Ford. Don't let your dislike for GM get in your way facts and changing them to wishes or presumptions. Fact - City mpg is better Fact - Engine is standard on LT and 5.3 cost $1395 more As for GM business decisions, there are many variables to all decisions regarding vehicles. Are you an executive at another OEM to know all the important aspects of running an automotive manufacturing company?
Dadoffourgirls 11/25/19 05:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertruck

But nobody has mentioned Lordstown Motors that started taking deposits on their pickup yesterday. Ironically, they have a prior Tesla employee in Manufacturing engineering.
Dadoffourgirls 11/22/19 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Two Tesla semi trucks on the road. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VIjFCJls30 https://www.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2019/04/2019-Tesla-Model-S-range-road-trip-rear-view-from-overpass.jpg width=640 https://www.motortrend.com/news/tesla-semi-truck-everything-we-know/ So you presented a video from 2018, and a picture from April 2019. Nothing else in the last 6 months? There have been pictures of the Rivian, from different parts of the world. Plenty of pictures of new GM SUVs in real testing. So Elon must have finally figured out how to camouflage the semi for testing. Maybe under a Freightliner or Peterbilt?
Dadoffourgirls 11/21/19 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

As a reminder, many people use their vehicles differently than the perception of how a vehicle is used. Some people have more urban, rural, freeway, or trail miles. Depending on the type of driving, they may never experience a screaming 4 cyl!. Others may drive 15% uphill grades all day long, 365 days a year. I have driven many vehicles over the last 12 years. I have driven close to 50k miles a year. I have driven similar vehicles with different engines. Depending on your driving, and where you drive, they will give a different result. For example, I had a 2014 Cadillac CTS AWD with the 3.6, and one with the 2.0T at the same time. Depending on the drive, they may have the same mpg or one was better. From my experience, cruising at 70+ mph, the V6 3.6 was the better engine. For commuting to work in rural and urban driving, the 2.0T was the better engine. This summer, I drove both 2019 GM pickups, one with 4.3 V6 and the other a 5.3 V8. The 4.3 did better in mpg in some scenarios, while the 5.3 did better in others. So I hope that the GM customer enjoys their new truck. I hope it exceeds his expectation. And I look forward to feedback. There must be a reason that GM offers 6 different engines in their 1500 truck.
Dadoffourgirls 11/21/19 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

...So what is the advantage? Not better fuel economy, not lower purchase price, not lower maint/repair cost (supposition on my part but likely true) and you can't even open the hood and brag about your engine cause it looks like a little rice grinder! Not meant to disparage the OP's purchase, just don't see the advantage of it. The 2.7 is $1395 cheaper. So, lower purchase price.
Dadoffourgirls 11/21/19 09:57am Tow Vehicles
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