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RE: Good Year buying out Cooper tires

I’ve got a set of Cooper Cobra G/Ts on a classic car. Great tires and they have a good following. I hope they continue to make them. Had Goodyear Eagle GTs and Eagle GT+4s years ago but have not followed Goodyear’s offerings lately.
RambleOnNW 02/27/21 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

We got 3 Christmas cards 1.5 months after the postmark date; I doubt EV postal vehicles will make delivery’s slower. Pony Express would have been faster. Well there's no De Joy in that. :) I think the new Admin will make the necessary changes to bring the USPS back to normal. Tell me about it. Mailed my property tax check on a Saturday before pickup time and needed to be postmarked by Monday. Was postmarked on Tuesday, cost me the 3% full payment discount plus penalty.
RambleOnNW 02/26/21 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

Green hydrogen will replace a lot of oil and gas applications. The largest green hydrogen plant in North America announced producing 45 tons/day. https://tech2.org/plug-power-to-build-north-americas-largest-green-hydrogen-production-plant-in-western-new-york/ Here is a giant mining truck powered by hydrogen: https://im-mining.com/2020/09/17/anglo-americans-hydrogen-mining-truck-back-track-h1-2021-first-motion/ Hydrogen can certainly power a pickup pulling a trailer. Europe will replace all diesel semi-trucks with batteries and hydrogen by 2040, just 19 years from now: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Europes-Top-Truck-Makers-Vow-To-Stop-Diesel-Vehicle-Sales-By-2040.html Hydrogen is much more common around the world. Few companies in the US. Plug Power, Chevron, 3M, GM, Baker Hughes out of 109+ companies.https://hydrogencouncil.com/en/newmemberannouncement2021-1/ 200+ hydrogen projects worth $300 billion+ worldwide: https://hydrogencouncil.com/en/hydrogen-deployment-accelerating-with-more-than-300-billion-in-project-pipeline/
RambleOnNW 02/26/21 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Song Post - Part Three

More Than a Feeling ==> Boston
RambleOnNW 01/17/21 07:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Lordstown/Camping world to make Electric EV's and class E MH

I don't know much about the hydrogen world and even less for its application in commercial trucking. But for cars, one of the huge attractions and conveniences of electric is having your fuel station in your garage...and of course the cheap cost of the fuel...and for some, the ability to manufacture the fuel at home..(you know, Sunlight :) ). I think all those things will play a role in the decision process when choosing between gas and electric. Kinda cool never having to go to a gas station and starting every day with a "full tank" JMHO of course. :) Obligatory shot of my driveway "gas station" and "filling my tank" :) Electric self generation is great. Hydrogen can do that too: https://www.stoneedgefarm.com/microgrid/
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 05:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lordstown/Camping world to make Electric EV's and class E MH

RambleOnNW, False is kind of harsh. Perhaps out of date might be more correct. The trucks in Europe only travel 248 miles before requiring refilling. Your own argument is that we need something that is longer range. Tesla has a 300 mile range on the smaller semi tractors and 500 miles on the larger. I'm not a hydrogen fan. At this time there is essentially no truly green hydrogen production. At the same time BEV's were not though possible ten years ago and now are a pleasant reality. I keep hoping that Sono motors will make a go of it. Hi PT, lithium batteries have relatively little energy capacity by volume and especially weight compared to hydrogen. Scroll down on this link to the the graph of range vs volume:https://www.garrettmotion.com/news/media/garrett-blog/hydrogen-fuel-cells-vs-battery-electrics-why-fuel-cells-are-a-major-contender/ I’m not concerned with the issues around hydrogen. We deal with reactive substances all the time like gasoline, propane, natural gas. And materials engineering capabilities have never been greater. I fear that the day is coming where the US will be left behind because the rest of the world may no longer want US LNG but instead wants liquid green hydrogen.
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 03:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lordstown/Camping world to make Electric EV's and class E MH

Lets see some links showing your claims to be true. Authoratative links not from some enviro greenie source. Dude thinks the prestigious Forbes (est. 1917) and Scientific American (est. 1845) are environmental magazines. Clearly we have nothing further to discuss. Welcome to the Hydrogen Economy.
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lordstown/Camping world to make Electric EV's and class E MH

Hydrogen fuel cell trucks are already on the road in Europe: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/hyundai-xcient-hydrogen-fuel-cell-trucks-europe-headed-to-america/
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 12:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lordstown/Camping world to make Electric EV's and class E MH

Heavy trucks will eventually run on hydrogen. Hydrogen refuels like gas or diesel in a short amount of time. And the energy density of hydrogen per unit weight is many times that of lithium batteries. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/energy-department-looks-to-boost-hydrogen-fuel-for-big-trucks/The problem of the connector freezing up has yet to be solved. Back to back refueling is not the same as petrol. Hydrogen at 10,000+ psi is a very difficult (expensive) material to handle. Current cost is about $15 / gallon equivalent. Good luck with that. Plug Power customers have completed more than 33 million refuelings now consuming 40 tons of hydrogen per day. All false information above. https://www.plugpower.com/
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lordstown/Camping world to make Electric EV's and class E MH

Heavy trucks will eventually run on hydrogen. Hydrogen refuels like gas or diesel in a short amount of time. And the energy density of hydrogen per unit weight is many times that of lithium batteries. Very unlikely. Hydrogen is hard to store, it is very low density and you just cannot get much in a tank. There have been efforts to find some material which will store it at higher densities but if they have succeeded in producing a practical material I haven't heard about it. \ Hydrogen is also very difficult to ship because it will go right thru normal steel and as mentioned it is low density. There so far is no cheap way to produce Hydrogen either. This is just greenie pie in the sky information Old fossil fuel hardheads can choose to live in the past with their head in the sand but hydrogen is already here. Generated by cheap renewable energy, low cost since there is much curtailed solar energy. LA is going to have a large hydrogen storage and generation facility in Utah, storing hydrogen in salt domes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2020/04/08/if-green-hydrogen-can-fuel-los-angeles-it-will-really-be-the-city-of-dreams/
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lordstown/Camping world to make Electric EV's and class E MH

Heavy trucks will eventually run on hydrogen. Hydrogen refuels like gas or diesel in a short amount of time. And the energy density of hydrogen per unit weight is many times that of lithium batteries. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/energy-department-looks-to-boost-hydrogen-fuel-for-big-trucks/
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running CPAP Without Utilities

With the CPAP I have the humidifier half can be unhooked and the hose connected to the back output that formerly connected to the humidifier. I bought a 12 volt adapter cable and I run that off a dedicated 65 Ah AGM battery. Without the humidifier the power consumption is low and I can run 5 nights no problem without recharging. Could probably stretch it to 7 if needed. I found wetting the nose piece helps with the lack of humidifier. Have dry camped about 25 nights this season with this setup. you might be able to just leave the two connected and dial the humidifier down to off. it will then just work as a passover unit? bumpy Doc wouldn’t enable the ability to shutoff the humidifier, said split it apart instead.
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Running CPAP Without Utilities

With the CPAP I have the humidifier half can be unhooked and the hose connected to the back output that formerly connected to the humidifier. I bought a 12 volt adapter cable and I run that off a dedicated 65 Ah AGM battery. Without the humidifier the power consumption is low and I can run 5 nights no problem without recharging. Could probably stretch it to 7 if needed. I found wetting the nose piece helps with the lack of humidifier. Have dry camped about 25 nights this season with this setup.
RambleOnNW 12/20/20 01:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Disconnect... What does it disconnect??

What the battery disconnect does disconnect depends on how the 12 volt system is wired. On our rig the battery disconnect cuts off the entire house 12 volt system but the house batteries will still charge from the converter if external AC plugged in.
RambleOnNW 11/19/20 02:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Space X Dragon launches to Space Station in 5 minutes

I am awestruck that the rocket is orbiting in about 10 minutes from lift off. As a comparison, Apollo 11 took 12 minutes to reach earth orbit. Then 1-1/2 orbits before trans-lunar injection.
RambleOnNW 11/16/20 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Xfinity Dropping included Norton 360

What do you like for security protection? I’ve been happy with Norton and since it was included with Comcast at no additional cost it was fine and it supported 5 devices. I’ll likely look around and check for the latest info. Norton has caught relatively little over time. Part of that is I’m using double NAT routers I.e. one router is daisy chained to another and computers attached to that. The 1st router logs show a lot of probing from the internet but the second has never shown anything. That is due to the fact that the local ip addresses like 192.168.X.X are not routed over the Internet so attackers literally have no method to address the 2nd router. Of course that does not protect against phishing attacks etc.
RambleOnNW 11/03/20 01:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Xfinity Dropping included Norton 360

Keep your operating systems updated, turn on Windows Defencer, and add Avast Free. Pay attention to where you click, avoid click-bait, and you will be fine. No need for elaborate security suites. I’m a computer engineer. Very familiar with security issues. Have had e-mail since 1983 (10 years before commercial Internet). No I won’t use Avast free. Thanks.
RambleOnNW 10/31/20 07:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Xfinity Dropping included Norton 360

Received a e-mail today that Comcast is dropping support for the included Norton Security for multiple devices. Norton will provide 6 months free, then 1 year for $29.99. Then it will cost $104.99/yr. Stealth price increase by Comcast. does Comcast own Norton or was Norton a strategic partner with Comcast, a partnership that has now ended? there are lots of security suites on the market. Point is that Norton was included in the monthly Comcast internet charge at no additional cost. Now each user will have to obtain an internet security suite on their own at additional cost.
RambleOnNW 10/31/20 06:55pm Technology Corner
Xfinity Dropping included Norton 360

Received a e-mail today that Comcast is dropping support for the included Norton Security for multiple devices. Norton will provide 6 months free, then 1 year for $29.99. Then it will cost $104.99/yr. Stealth price increase by Comcast.
RambleOnNW 10/31/20 05:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

"Be a good neighbor and FireWise your property. They keep predicting Payson will be the next Paradise......and suffer a catastrophic fire." Not sure who "They" are but the locals here {proud to now be among them} tend to take fire safety seriously. Our property {.57 ac} is very heavily treed and probably hasn't been trimmed much less cleaned up, in years... We made curing that glaring fire safety defect a high priority. Having the cargo trailer and a truck along with all of the requisite tools {multiple rakes, pitchfork, gas leaf blower etc.} we have been working on clearing the entire property for the last couple of weeks. So far we have hauled just over 5,000# {in 8 trips} of pine needles and Oak leaves to the local brush pit at the land fill. I think we have it down to two more trailer loads and will hit again the morning. The front yard is done and we have about 20 percent of the back left to go. In someplaces the debris was 4 to 6" deep. Here are a couple of pics documenting our progress {keep in mind we are old folks at 68 and 69 and both of of us will be having birthdays in November}: https://i.imgur.com/XKWVbPkl.jpg This is about half of load: https://i.imgur.com/dp89ve3l.jpg Here is a section we have cleared: https://i.imgur.com/yjNc7uwl.jpg Today I hired a contractor to asphalt both driveways next week and yesterday we hired the crew from Home Depot to redo the kitchen replacing the 37 years old cabinets and Formica counters with Granite and new {refaced} cabinets to be completed in about 6 weeks. Both bathrooms will be next and we will be replacing there sinks/vanities and cabinets. That should just about compete our renovations. The forecast is calling for rain and snow showers next Sunday - Tuesday so we are looking forward to the weather finally breaking and being able to break in our wood burning stove in the living room. :B Good to hear about the fire protection. Saw this on This Old House to make your attic vents fire resistant by intercepting embers and then closing when they get hot. They have retrofit models that may fit our application. http://www.vulcanvents.com/
RambleOnNW 10/30/20 08:13pm General RVing Issues
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