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RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

So what does the oil industry do when their product causes the permafrost to melt putting the Alaskan pipeline in jeopardy; they turn to co2 the keep the permafrost frozen.... You keep thinking in terms of total elimination of fossil fuel use (an either or situation) while I’m thinking in terms of reducing fossil fuel use.... No BC, I think you are a bit confused. I'm in the "all of the above" camp and dislike contradictions (period). You said: "So what does the oil industry do when their product causes the permafrost to melt putting the Alaskan pipeline in jeopardy; they turn to co2 the keep the permafrost frozen." If we replace the words "oil industry" with "BEV industry" does that change your opinion? If pipelines were bad for oil industry (ICE) then shouldn't it also be bad for BEV industry. Two wrongs do not make a right. If (prior to BEVs) strip mining is evil, then why is damaging mother earth for lithium batteries now "honorable" and "green"? See the contradiction? I call it "pretzel logic". Something is evil for my needs, but honorable for your needs.
Timmo! 07/13/21 10:42am Around the Campfire
RE: black water tank treatments

Amen JR. Wifey usually dumps her used dishwater down the poop chute (soapy water) and just before pulling out from the campsite, all the ice we have on hand goes in. And...we use Charmin single ply butt wipes. And if no one is in line after dumping, I use that white wand to spray fresh water to clean out the plumbing (otherwise I wand it at home).
Timmo! 07/13/21 08:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

Back in the day (when we were more youthful) and tent camping was our game, I recall trying to use the campground's pit toilet after an RV'er dumped their portable blackwater tote--but couldn't. The fool must have missed the hole as "brown pickle pieces" were everywhere, literally sh*t was on the floor, seat and walls. When we went from tent to TT, I vowed I would adhere to the "leave no trace" philosophy when dumping my tanks.
Timmo! 07/13/21 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

BC, I thought the we are beyond that. Let's assume you have 100% capitulation that BEVs are the transportation of the future and to "retool" the world from ICE to BEV, it will require an extraordinary amount of energy to manufacture and operate millions of BEVs (thus resulting in grand scale emissions of CO2). But since the manufacture of almost all consumer products (even NorthFace apparel) requires a significant amount of petroleum based chemicals. How are we going to produce and transport crude oil? Pipeline or tanker? BEVs also require extremely rare minerals (which will require massive amounts of diesel for strip mining practices using 400 plus ton mining trucks). So if pipelines are bad, then why is transporting oil/gas in thousands of tankers (rail and by truck) better? As a strategist, I am schooled to examine/inspect the "entire system", identify operational weaknesses and provide multiple solutions. Remember in the other BEV thread where I presented Volvo's own research: Between miles 0-90,720 miles the accumulated CO2 emission for the ICE version of their XC40, was less than their BEV version. On the 90,721th mile, the BEV version was the cleaner of the two. All BEV's have a greater accumulation of greenhouse gases than ICE vehicles on day 1. It takes years before the BEVs accumulation of greenhouse gases are less. If you live in BC (most cleanest electricity), the breakeven mile is less...if you live in Hawaii (most dirtiest electricity), it never happens.
Timmo! 07/12/21 01:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

BC my bad, I confused you with someone from BC. Border Collies are smart dogs and fun to play with that yellow round thing we call tennis ball. It's OK to point out the bad things in life, hell, people do that all day. But the smarter people should be able to chew gum, walk down the sidewalk without stepping on all the cracks (you know--step on a crack--break you mother's back). IMO, BEV affectionados should identify real solutions for the best way to transport the millions of gallons of fuel for BEV production. Let's start with an easy one--how to transport thousands of gallons of diesel to operate those 410 ton mining trucks necessary to extract rare minerals for lithium batteries. Like Thacher Pass in Nevada (for the next 40 years or so). https://i.imgur.com/IRNbX96l.jpg
Timmo! 07/12/21 09:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Consequences of RVing’s Unprecedented Surge

We have seasoned and newbie RVers and as the newbies mature they will adopt habits of us seasoned ones. But, I see a divide--over half of us seasoned campers pick up after ourselves (with quite a few us adhering to the "leave no trace" philosophy--and we clean up trash left behind by others). Well, on a recent trip to primitive campground near Fort Hood, I was aghast to see the amount of trash left behind by two families (in brand new TT's). A pile of trash was bagged and stacked next to and inside the pit toilet (rendering it useless for tent campers).
Timmo! 07/12/21 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

So what does the oil industry do when their product causes the permafrost to melt putting the Alaskan pipeline in jeopardy; they turn to co2 the keep the permafrost frozen. Trans-Alaska Pipeline in danger due to melting permafrost BC, I understand your position. Your electricity produced in BC is among the cleanest on the planet and you guys are light years ahead of the rest of the world. A model for sustainability. But given the choice between two necessary evils: How to transport fuel from point A to point B--is it "pipelines" or "tankers"? The current consensus is "pipeline" is the cleanest. Are you aware of any studies that prove your belief that "pipelines" are dirtier than "tankers"? As we all know, without fossil fuels, BEVs can not be manufactured. So what is the best way to move fuels from point A to point B for BEVs?
Timmo! 07/12/21 08:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

So what happens when there is a shortage of electrical power in Cali? Industrial users tap into dirty fossil fuels sources. California’s grid operator, called the Independent System Operator, was already facing challenging conditions Friday amid triple digit temperatures across much of the state. Its flex alert asks customers to set their thermostats to 78 degrees and avoid using large appliances to reduce the load on the grid. The grid operator forecast peak demand of just over 40,000 megawatts, and available capacity of 46,000 megawatts. California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation allowing commercial and industrial users to tap their backup sources of power, reducing energy use at ports and freeing up other, more polluting sources of energy that are typically left offline, such as diesel generators and inefficient natural gas-fired plants. The Bootleg fire in southern Oregon has knocked out power lines that feed electricity from the Pacific Northwest to California, leaving the Golden State without a key source of power during an intense heat wave that was already straining the grid. The power lines affected, called the California-Oregon AC intertie, can carry about 4,800 megawatts of power, enough electricity to serve millions of homes. It is a key source of electricity for California in the summer and is used to send energy north during periods of high demand here in the winter. https://www.oregonlive.com/wildfires/2021/07/oregon-wildfire-robs-california-of-critical-electricity-supply-from-pacific-northwest-during-heatwave.html I can only imagine the frustration and contradiction BEV owners feel in Cali: Because I charge my BEV (increasing demand), others must augment power (increase supply) with diesel generators and natural gas-fired power plants. And this is only July; fire season for Oregon and Northern Cali has just begun.
Timmo! 07/11/21 10:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Cracked tires

Safety first.
Timmo! 07/09/21 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Campfire toys for us grown ups

1/2 inch CPVC,18" long...10 mini marshmallows..grandkids gonna find out grandpa cheats.:B Ahh, a fellow pea shooter. As a kid, we came across some 1 foot fiberglass tubes with diameter perfect for dried peas. Our mom bought bags of dried peas and we spent hours blowing targets away. Next spring we had errant pea plants growing here and there. BB guns were verboten as a youth (no red rider stings here) but, 22 rifles were not. Go figure. Back in the day, Long Beach Police Pistol Range and the Boy Scouts had gun training program on Saturdays. Sometimes my parents could not join me, so I took the bus. Imagine that, an unsupervised 8 year old carrying a 22 rifle with ammo, in a public bus in Southern California.
Timmo! 07/07/21 09:26am Around the Campfire
RE: Camping in a high temperature area.

A local news commentator said there are more registered boats (watercrafts) in Oregon than homes with AC units. Don't know if its true or not, but it seems about right.
Timmo! 07/02/21 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

To be fair, the demand for oil is only going to increase as 3rd world countries move into the 20th century. So that 47 years could be optimistic, and really, 47 years is not very long. And we can add the untapped reserves of oil (China estimates 500 billion barrels) and a large amount lithium deposits available in Antarctica, the "international" land where over 4,000 scientists work. There really is little shortage of fossil fuels; but the shortage of lithium is real and is definitely not a renewable or a sustainable source for power generation. Is it more likely than not, dirty and destructive lithium mining operations will convert usable land into desert sands? (Thacker Pass, Nevada)
Timmo! 06/29/21 11:43am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Also it has been reported that California BEV owners were told NOT to charge their vehicles during a Flex Alert. Take note of the 7th item in the list: "Morning before a Flex Alert, consumers should" And it's conspicuous absence in the list: "During a Flex Alert, when conservation is needed, consumers should" https://i.imgur.com/0b7wOtDl.png Source: https://www.flexalert.org/what-is-flex-alert Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we start to deceive.
Timmo! 06/29/21 09:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Peak oil? It is reported that there are 47 years of "known reserves" available. https://i.imgur.com/0vVB1Q4l.png And the list of the dirty dozen oil producing countries https://i.imgur.com/aXzd7ZHl.png Source: https://www.worldometers.info/oil/
Timmo! 06/29/21 09:31am Around the Campfire
RE: When to throw in the towel...

Stress + camping does not equal "fun time". As the self anointed/appointed "family event coordinator", canceling a trip due excessive weather is not a bad thing; rather IMO, its a good thing. Memories of a bad camping trip seem to find a permanent home in a child's brain.
Timmo! 06/29/21 09:14am Truck Campers
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

One of the best things i did when we first bought our trailer was to experience first hand what goes on inside the TT. A 20 minute ride (with wifey behind the wheel) on one of the Death Valley dirt roads was like an E-Ticket Disney ride. Being a native born Cali boy, I've experienced many earthquakes, but nothing like went on inside my 21' TT rolling down a smooth dirt road. IMO, the noise alone would be enough to cause a docile guard dog to become an over anxious foo foo lap dog. I bet your wife was LOL as you got tossed around in the TT. Wifey gleefully seeks and has immense enjoyment when, in the rarest of occasions, I actually get tossed around. I expected a mini earthquake ride, but what surprised me was all the squeaking noise. Nash TT are well made and fabricated with wooden framing; as wood flexes and is forgiving--hence the squeaking noise that came from everywhere: walls, roof, cabinetry, and doorways. Anyone besides me, remember the cooking scene from the Lucy movie classic, The Long, Long Trailer? LOL, it was nothing like that inside my Nash, but all the water sloshed out of the dogs' water bowls. Maybe if the TT had shock absorbers and anti sway system (instead of WD bars), things might have been different.
Timmo! 06/29/21 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Campfire toys for us grown ups

I'm not a fan at shooting at pets or people, no matter what, even marshmallows... Bug-A-Salt is a freaking awesome bug killer! You mean, as a kid, you never got into water balloon battles or squirt gun fights with the neighborhood kids? LOL, just last week, I was challenged by my grand-nephews (5 & 8 years) to a water fight with some big water blaster type-guns. Guess what? We all got wet. Guess I've been blessed, as all my dogs are Alpha types and do not cower or run away from a mini marshmallows flying in their direction. To them, its a game....but I understand your apprehension of not shooting bjects at pets and people. YouTube has videos of both these toys in action.
Timmo! 06/29/21 08:37am Around the Campfire
Campfire toys for us grown ups

I guess I will always be a kid at heart, especially when it comes to shooting toys and campfires. The best toy I've discovered to shoot at doggies and campfires is one that shoots baby marshmallows. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71kNW4uw42L._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=600 My GSD (he passed several years ago) loved catching mini marshmallows in his mouth. It was a kick to watch our Sheltie catch in the air the one's the GSD missed. Can a mini marshmallow hurt? Nahhh...but they do puff up in the campfire. https://www.amazon.com/Marshmallow-Fun-Company-1100-Classic/dp/B00077FCT0?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1 Then I came across this little toy, Bug-A-Salt. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0439/2657/files/Yellow_3.0_main_image_gray_1_720x_23ab4fb9-0770-4b39-a911-065116bb1fcf_720x.jpg?v=1607968415 width=600 i would NOT shoot at doggies or people, but it definitely blasts away small bugs and flys; ammo is plain table salt. Not many bugs play in the fire, but its a kick to shoot salt at cooling embers. Saw it in action a few weeks ago while camping at the coast, decided it's time to join the fun. A bit pricey for a toy (slightly more than a box of handgun ammo), but hey, "life's a gas"...right? https://www.amazon.com/BUG-A-SALT-3-0-Yellow/dp/B089CDCCR1?ref_=ast_sto_dp
Timmo! 06/28/21 10:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

One of the best things i did when we first bought our trailer was to experience first hand what goes on inside the TT. A 20 minute ride (with wifey behind the wheel) on one of the Death Valley dirt roads was like an E-Ticket Disney ride. Being a native born Cali boy, I've experienced many earthquakes, but nothing like went on inside my 21' TT rolling down a smooth dirt road. IMO, the noise alone would be enough to cause a docile guard dog to become an over anxious foo foo lap dog. The next best thing you could do is realize that not all RVs are like your apparent rattle trap. This is almost laughable. Sure there are things that squeak and creak. Namely dishes and household items. If it’s unreasonable to put even a pet in a reasonable condition (riding in a RV) then how do they sell sooooo many motorhomes? Please do not confuse this with actual concerns like throwing fluffy the shitzerdoodle in the camper, no air ,locking the door and taking off across Death Valley in June ( or Washington State as may be the case currently). To be fair, I’ve only ridden in TCs and a couple old motorhomes, so I look forward to seeing whether your statement is a gross exaggeration , when it comes to our trailer, now, but I have a hunch…. I share real life experiences. What exactly are you sharing? Speculative thoughts?
Timmo! 06/28/21 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

One of the best things i did when we first bought our trailer was to experience first hand what goes on inside the TT. A 20 minute ride (with wifey behind the wheel) on one of the Death Valley dirt roads was like an E-Ticket Disney ride. Being a native born Cali boy, I've experienced many earthquakes, but nothing like went on inside my 21' TT rolling down a smooth dirt road. IMO, the noise alone would be enough to cause a docile guard dog to become an over anxious foo foo lap dog.
Timmo! 06/27/21 09:11am Tow Vehicles
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