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

To move this thread further along, HERE is a really informative article from the Wall Street Journal. When I said "why are there so many crooks in the EV industry?", I was merely referring to the start-ups who are trying to capitalize on the success of Tesla. Some have falsified their books to show orders that don't exist. Isn't that misleading their investors? And of course, this isn't to say that other sectors in the economy don't have some "bad actors". Having said this, I was never implying that the goal of making an all-electric RV or other smaller EV isn't worthwhile. On the contrary, once all the big hurdles (charging infrastructure, service networks, longer range, etc. etc. etc. are overcome, such vehicles will become more commonplace. Perhaps, IMHO, the best approach in the interim would be the hybrid model, which I'm sure most of you would agree that these vehicles have been proven to be viable. Getting back to all-electric vehicles, including large trucks and RV motor homes, again IMHO, the unscrupulous, (Lordstown, among others come to mind) are trying to make a quick buck from "foolish" investors. Look at the rise in so-called "SPACS", a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a "blank check company". It's a shell corporation listed on a stock exchange with the purpose of acquiring a private company, thus making it public without going through the traditional initial public offering process. The EV sector, unfortunately has had their of this unscrupulous practice but this isn't to say that the ultimate goal isn't worthwhile. Am I too naive to hope for a higher standard of business ethics to prevail?
VE3ESN 06/23/21 05:55am Around the Campfire
RE: CDN/US border closed another month, at least.

Drew, thanks for the encouraging update.
VE3ESN 06/21/21 04:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

WA8XYM, I just posted a free and better link. Sorry, there was no paywall when I posted the first link.
VE3ESN 06/21/21 04:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

THIS should be a better link for a more informative article.
VE3ESN 06/21/21 04:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Sorry, there wasn't a "paywall" when I first looked at the article and provided the link. I don't pay for articles either.
VE3ESN 06/20/21 08:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: CDN/US border closed another month, at least.

Friends of ours who chose to go to their place in Florida (you know, the helicopter ride and the trucking of your vehicle across the border) told us something rather disheartening: even though they received both Moderna shots and returned home covid-free, they said that the vaccination rate in Florida had stalled at around 30%, although this was about a month ago. We will never achieve herd immunity with such a low vaccination rate, and certainly the Canadian government is taking this into account. Furthermore, the Delta variant has delayed a return to a more normal existence.
VE3ESN 06/20/21 07:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

I'm certain that some of these start-up companies deliberately misled their investors.
VE3ESN 06/20/21 03:26pm Around the Campfire
Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30252855
VE3ESN 06/20/21 02:48pm General RVing Issues
Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

THIS ARTICLE explains the sad details. Apparently Lordstown Motors had an agreement to build an all-electric RV, and plans are obviously in great peril. How come there are so many crooks in the electric vehicle sector?
VE3ESN 06/20/21 02:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Free overnight camping in small towns

Another useful resource is ioverlander. There are many "free camping" options listed in many areas.
VE3ESN 03/23/21 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boarder Crossing

Interesting reading the borders are “closed” with so many Canadian snow birds here in central Fl. The reason for this, as has been widely reported in the Canadian media as well as this forum and the Snowbirds Forum is as follows: Due to a loophole in the law, Canadian snowbirds who really want to go to Florida, etc. take a helicopter or small plane across the border, and have their RV trucked across the border where it will be waiting for them when they arrive to their "destination". For example, a helicopter takes them from near Niagara Falls, Ontario to Buffalo, NY, where their RV is waiting. We wouldn't do this, but many people who don't mind taking risks are doing it. Of course, their return trip to Canada by driving their RV across the border won't be as easy, as they'll need proof of a negative Covid test result or face steep fines.
VE3ESN 03/03/21 06:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Border Regulations

Canada’s new travel restrictions at land borders come into effect. These new restrictions were inevitable.
VE3ESN 02/15/21 06:38pm Snowbirds
Travel Restrictions Coming

We have friends who had their car trucked across the border, and took a short helicopter trip to where their car was taken. Then they drove to their mobile home park in Florida. According to THIS ARTICLE, this practice may have to stop, and they may have difficulty getting back to Canada. It's something we would NEVER contemplate doing, but I guess, "to each his own".
VE3ESN 01/24/21 07:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border closure extended

The Canadian Snowbirds Association appears to be a good source for info on the ongoing border closure. According to THIS RECENT POSTING "This means that travel for tourism purposes will not be permitted at any land border crossing until at least October 21, 2020, but we anticipate this closure may well extend into 2021."
VE3ESN 09/29/20 05:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Magnesium versus aluminum anode rods

I couldn't get a replacement magnesium anode rod for our 6 gallon Suburban water heater, and put in an aluminum one. However, we notice that there's a terrible sulfur smell that comes back several weeks after the tank has been thoroughly cleaned with vinegar. When we used magnesium, we didn't experience the sulfur smell, and am wondering if others have had that experience. I'm a bit confused, because some folks say that there's the sulfur smell when using a magnesium rod. When we look at the aluminum rod, its diameter has hardly changed, but there's always white crud on it. I recall that the magnesium rod deteriorated a lot faster, but isn't that a good thing? Thanks in advance for any help.
VE3ESN 09/03/20 09:54am Tech Issues
RE: Manitoulin Island - Ontario - Boondocking?

Thanks so much Fulltimewanabe! Great resources indeed.
VE3ESN 08/16/20 03:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: You can't make me

Wondering if the OP is one of those cited in THIS NEWS ITEM.
VE3ESN 08/16/20 11:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Manitoulin Island - Ontario - Boondocking?

Thanks JaxDad and Pianotuna for the useful information!
VE3ESN 08/16/20 11:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Manitoulin Island - Ontario - Boondocking?

Thanks Harley4275 for the link. Nothing on Manitoulin Island except one in Gore Bay, but it's closed until further notice, probably because of Covid-19. Pianotuna, thanks for the suggestion. Tobermory's lot is mentioned, but it's on the Bruce Peninsula. The ferry terminal at the south end of the island in South Baymouth isn't listed on any of the "free camping" sites. Lwiddis, we try to look for a sign that lists how long you can stay. We've seen some that say, for example, "Maximum Stay 72 hours".
VE3ESN 08/16/20 07:44am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Manitoulin Island - Ontario - Boondocking?

Just wondering if anyone has successfully boondocked on Manitoulin Island. Parking lots that have no signs prohibiting overnight, crown land, etc. Any suggestions would be welcome. Failing that, any advice on reasonably priced campgrounds would be certainly welcome, and thanks in advance.
VE3ESN 08/15/20 01:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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