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RE: Electric Pickup?

Btw my 08 Silverado half ton with V8 motor gets full 3 mpg more then GM new mini trucks w 4 cyl motor,go figureImagine getting a solid 50 to 80 MPGe with more usable power. Are there supposed to be a decimal point there somewhere?;)
Yosemite Sam1 11/11/19 02:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

BTW there is a separate thread on the Semi. All this has been discussed. TEN more days to the scheduled release of the Tesla consumer pick-up truck. Then the sparks can really fly ;)Or it could be a real dud, and nobody will be interested. Sneak pictures I've seen seem to show a really ugly, non-useful truck. Maybe they got their styling cues from the Aztec. There was a crash course in ugly. Without knowing what the Tesla will look like I think Rivian has done a decent job with theirs. Not ugly but also not conventional. It would be nice to see Rivian make a go of it. Right now Tesla has no competition which is not necessarily a good thing. I hope they do well as well...but competition is good. Undisguised Rivian seen in BC And some people said they have not seen much of these EV semis and pick ups on the road. Still posting their ignorance that car manufacturers actually want to keep secret their new models.
Yosemite Sam1 11/11/19 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

For us RVers, pick up or a an SUV is a must to tow our RVs. And EV makes sense for our long travel miles. Right now I can imagine a big percentage of us will be opting for EV trucks when available and makes economic sense. I agree...except maybe the economic sense part. People buy 60,000 half tons...as grocery getters. :). I’m willing to bet that a LOT of people will spend 70 or 80,000 dollars on a Tesla high performance truck...on payments...spread over 8 years. :) Just sayin. We replace our vehicles about every 5 years just because we like new tech, safety features etc.....and that makes absolutely no economic sense. :). Life is short, death is long. You can’t take it with you. :). True. So even huge F250s. Come on say it! To back fill their gargantuan inadequacies.;):B Used to just lease for 3 years and go complete replacement at the end. Also, my company'd practice of full replacement for equipment at exactly 5 years on the conventional wisdom that more expensive repairs and breakdowns after beyond that. Until I start owning Toyotas that seem to live forever -- trouble free.
Yosemite Sam1 11/10/19 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift.You could be in the first community to eventually require a phase out of gasoline. They are doing that already in many countries in Europe. So even European car companies are scrambling to produce EVs.
Yosemite Sam1 11/10/19 06:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

@Reisender -- that's a well-thought out facts based post. I think some around here confused concept cars, new model development cycle, actual launch, production and actual availability for consumers. Those concept cars being called faked, mainly rendered or in drawings, are car manufacturers marketing tool to show their creativity and foresight into modernity and their sight and view of the future. A few of them will be shelved in their libraries and a few with commercial viability will be further developed, prototyped, tested, launched and go into full mad production. This takes 5 to 10 years for traditional car manufacturers. Tesla, even with new technologies, takes about 3 to 5 years and in fact the fasted among the industry to-market -- also considered the most innovative with battery and on-board tech ahead of the competition by a decade.
Yosemite Sam1 11/10/19 06:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

For us RVers, pick up or a an SUV is a must to tow our RVs. And EV makes sense for our long travel miles. Right now I can imagine a big percentage of us will be opting for EV trucks when available and makes economic sense.
Yosemite Sam1 11/10/19 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

There is just two week to Tesla's pick-up introduction. Don't you think with our memories still fresh, we can still remember to embarrass you with your skepticism and crazy can't do speculations?Remember this next year when the pickup truck still isn't in even limited production. Showing a one-off means very little, it becomes real when they are actually available to purchase. Get yourself edumacated, that's how auto companies do it!;)Yeah, that was my point. When you can buy them, they become real. And that one on the stage and being tested for test for publication by Car & Driver are illusion? Dude, you need some stronger meds.;);)
Yosemite Sam1 11/09/19 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

This outfit shows fake videos of their booster rockets landing themselves. Now they are talking electric vehicles with useful range? This okboomer does has a question: how is enough AC electricity going to be generated to power the world motor vehicle fleet? Just told yah folks about not embarrassing yourselves. :o Those fake videos have already done 18 supply missions for NASA.:S:B What’s next Sam? Battery powered computer phones in our pockets? Anti lock brakes? Electric pickup trucks with payload and range? :) :) Mr Magoo says, it can't be done!:B
Yosemite Sam1 11/09/19 05:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/1GXZW/s1/tesla-truck-3d.jpg width=600 LOL Why no suicide doors like the Semi? The diesel boys will no longer get to say "the one with the most lug nuts wins". I do like the concept of super singles shown. I wonder if center position driving could catch on. Real deal scheduled to be seen on November 21st. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-unveil-electric-pickup-cybertruck-171941930.html With the driver in the middle, how do I order and get my Bacon McDouble and large Doctor Pepper, inner the gate code to get into storage lot, pay tolls, drive thru bank lane, throw out my empty been cans etc etc? It comes equipped with Grip N Grab.:B
Yosemite Sam1 11/09/19 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

why go to all the trouble of renting a truck, when I have one sitting in the driveway. you are talking extra trips to Home Depot, and extra money. I'm talking walk in, buy, load and go home. That's for those who don't want their shiny trucks smelling like **** when hauling cheap organic fertilizer from Walmart.
Yosemite Sam1 11/09/19 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

This outfit shows fake videos of their booster rockets landing themselves. Now they are talking electric vehicles with useful range? This okboomer does has a question: how is enough AC electricity going to be generated to power the world motor vehicle fleet? Just told yah folks about not embarrassing yourselves. :o Those fake videos have already done 18 supply missions for NASA.:S:B
Yosemite Sam1 11/09/19 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

There is just two week to Tesla's pick-up introduction. Don't you think with our memories still fresh, we can still remember to embarrass you with your skepticism and crazy can't do speculations?Remember this next year when the pickup truck still isn't in even limited production. Showing a one-off means very little, it becomes real when they are actually available to purchase. Get yourself edumacated, that's how auto companies do it!;)
Yosemite Sam1 11/09/19 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

How many pickup owners actually haul anything? Looking at all the pickups in my area, it is not many. I do. If you own a house, you need and use a truck. From hauling mulch, sand, pavers for side walks, lawnmowers, gravel, bikes, plywood, fire wood. The list is endless. And yeah. even groceries. Also need the bed to put suitcases in while traveling. thing is. when you go get sand, gravel, or mulch. A truck is the perfect thing for them to use the front end loader to dump what ever you are buying in the bed. Or a 700 dollar utility trailer. Our extended family bought one about 10 years ago as none of us own trucks but all own houses. It has done a lot of work over the years. We all pull it with hatchbacks or SUV’s. I have no problem with people owning trucks if that’s what they like but suggesting that a truck is a requirement if one owns a house is a huge stretch. We do have a neighbour with a truck that borrows our trailer whenever there is s dirty job. Doesn’t want to scratch his truck box. :). Scratches? I always thought that's what bed covers were for. But in truth. If I am at the hardware store, and see something I want. I just load it. I don't have to go get the trailer. and unless the trailer has solid sides, bottom, and tailgate. sand, gravel, and mulch runs out. I've seen people leave a trail all the way home from the mulch yard. Unless you put a tarp in it. I don't have to put a tarp in the truck. and I'm not sure I'd want to put 2 scoops of sand, or mulch, in one of those little trailers. It may not be a requirement. But it sure is a handy thing to have. especially if you do a lot of stuff to the house, and lawn. plus, I don't have to find a place to park a trailer. I would, and did have a truck if I had or didn't have a camper. Always did. I hear ya on the storage. Luckily one of the family members has a small acreage. Can't store anything in our Townhouse community. Ours is a solid bottom. Looking kinda rough after 10 years of shared use. :) Have you all not heard of Home Depot a-day's rentals of trucks, trailers, cherry pickers...?
Yosemite Sam1 11/08/19 08:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

There is just two week to Tesla's pick-up introduction. Don't you think with our memories still fresh, we can still remember to embarrass you with your skepticism and crazy can't do speculations?
Yosemite Sam1 11/08/19 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

Terryallan, Reisender, I, and every truck owner on this forum all use our trucks. Of course we do: we are RVers. I am saying that there is a big market out there for pickups that are used for hauling only now and then, and electric trucks can work for that market. For myself, I like my diesel F350 with the 98-gallon auxillary tank. Holy ****. Yep, that sucker would have some serious range. Canada to Mexico in one shot....towing. :) Where do I sign up to reserve a unit?;)
Yosemite Sam1 11/08/19 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: winterizing black tank flush with air

Unless it's full, I don't think it will do harm. Pipes and water tubes burst with the expansion of water when it freezes in confined space. This is what you want. No need to empty the black tank. In fact it is not a good idea to completely empty the black tank. You seals will / can dry out and start to leak. plus the dreaded dry tank smell. Water heater doesn't completely empty of water either with drain plug sitting a littler higher than the base of the tank. But it's insulated too so no worry.
Yosemite Sam1 11/08/19 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Pickup?

How many pickup owners actually haul anything? Looking at all the pickups in my area, it is not many.Very true, seems like most pickup beds are pristine. And pick-up truck is an open invitation for kins and friends to borrow when moving.
Yosemite Sam1 11/08/19 09:03am General RVing Issues
RE: winterizing black tank flush with air

Unless it's full, I don't think it will do harm. Pipes and water tubes burst with the expansion of water when it freezes in confined space.
Yosemite Sam1 11/08/19 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Pickup?

I don't even think they'll make that a regular model with huge mass-market volume production run.
Yosemite Sam1 11/08/19 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Dont discuss GS

And in my case, relaying the issue of about 3 months wait for service at their Sierra Branch, the topic was closed without a resolution. If I read it correctly, the solution is: Just suck it! Why oh why?
Yosemite Sam1 11/07/19 01:31pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
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