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RE: Rig for two couples?

Just when you think there is nothing new to hear...heh. Better to get two smaller TT remember the Chinese symbol for strife is two women under the same roof. Nailed it! And the first strife, who gets the bunk?
Yosemite Sam1 05/21/20 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

Again, this is only incidentally about Covid and definitely not about Conspiracy Theories. So let's break for some good news, Pinnacle National Park in Cali is now open and includes the campgrounds. But call and check, some crazies and stubborn idiots may be sabotaging us all who would rather continue enjoying camping when they violate new campground rules and protocols.
Yosemite Sam1 05/21/20 11:11am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

When you can recharge it as fast as I can refuel or get a 1k mile range I might be interested. Don't think I will live that long. I'm waiting for teleport. Beam me up Scotty!:B
Yosemite Sam1 05/21/20 11:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

I think people are sick of this bogus covid scam. You can't believe the CDC or Dr F because they have been wrong so much of the last couple of months. People want to live their lives. Sick people, susceptible people, and scaredy cats need to stay home and not rag on the rest of us. Heckuva scam that kills 93,000 in 2.5 months. Thats even better than that Flu scam. :E;):B
Yosemite Sam1 05/21/20 10:59am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

I think people are sick of this bogus covid scam. You can't believe the CDC or Dr F because they have been wrong so much of the last couple of months. Studies are already showing that continuous mask wearing doesn't keep out the virus but it does put the wearer at risk. People want to live their lives. Sick people, susceptible people, and scaredy cats need to stay home and not rag on the rest of us. Seriously? You want to volunteer to be a test subject so you'll have a first hand knowledge that it's really. a scam?:E I'm sure so many will give you a Darwin Award in turn. He need to go to NYC hospital and volunteer in the ICU ,CCU and the ER with out PPE as he thinks this is " BOGUS " MY wife took care of people in the CCU & ICU for 33 years and no doctors or nurses died some may have gotten sick but not many and this was doing the H1N1 ( Swine Flu ). Hope that his family doesn't gets this C19 because of his BS. My wife's pilot bro-in-law died from it from his trip in Malaysia. You won't even wish this on the worst of your enemies.
Yosemite Sam1 05/21/20 10:58am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

I think people are sick of this bogus covid scam. You can't believe the CDC or Dr F because they have been wrong so much of the last couple of months. Studies are already showing that continuous mask wearing doesn't keep out the virus but it does put the wearer at risk. People want to live their lives. Sick people, susceptible people, and scaredy cats need to stay home and not rag on the rest of us. Seriously? You want to volunteer to be a test subject so you'll have a first hand knowledge that it's really. a scam?:E I'm sure so many will give you a Darwin Award in turn.
Yosemite Sam1 05/20/20 09:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

Marty, I think we need a ICE vs BEV sticky thread similar to the diesel vs gas one. It is just the same old circle jerk over and over every time it gets posted every other month which seems to be done for advertisement and/or profit reasons. I think a sticky would be usefull also. It would provide a reference for those searching for answers about EV’s. So much misinformation out there. I’m not sure I follow the advertisement or profit comment though. People search for answers on ICE vehicles as well. Doesn’t mean those giving the answers are advertising or profiting. This is a community forum. If misinfirmation is posted someone from the community usually corrects it. It’s new technology. There is bound to be misinformation out there. Agree! We're sure won't be letting ourselves be a shrill for Elon.:D Or, I could have been unintentionally when I inadvertently become a walking advertising when I pick up my Tesla hats, a black one when my son used to work for Elon and a red one with may daughter's Tesla X (that I don't wear anymore for political connotations.) :B And he could be alluding to me for earning enough profit to fund my purchase of Cybertruck off trading in Tesla stocks. But I'm out of Tesla stocks so I have no more reason hyping it as I actually want it to go down back to $420 to re-enter.:p
Yosemite Sam1 05/20/20 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

Yellowstone National Park opened. And the ranger reported, people are not observing social distancing and there is no mask in sight.:E Yellowstone Opened and No Mask In Sight
Yosemite Sam1 05/20/20 11:09am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

Hmmm. Might be some misunderstanding here. All EV’s use electrons. No charging stations needed. And the EV comes with its own EVSE that can plug into any type of receptacle. A campground doesn’t need to provide anything other than a receptacle which is common in many campgrounds. Maybe I misunderstood your meaning. My apologies if that is the case. I don't understand it myself. It seems it a solution searching for a problem to me.:S I've looked at the charging station maps and although I checked Tesla's charging stations only cursory, I don't see them beyond or farther away than 200-300 miles of each other. In fact, if I'm an owner of a gas station, I'll put a for-fee charging station myself to attract EVs as they know for sure that they make more money for travelers stopping for their fast-food and buying from their convenience store than from gas.
Yosemite Sam1 05/20/20 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

Going to be a while for the first trip report..... Late next year, assuming I'm ahead in the line with my reservations done within two hours of the launch. But just like other Teslas, production unit vehicles would be out there ahead for independent testing and evaluation by car and truck experts. That's why I'm an admirer of those techies in their forum. They can do an analysis of the news and leaks -- and they come out spot on or within the ballpark.
Yosemite Sam1 05/19/20 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

"But it fits and it would be a lot better than my ICE puller -- in costs. and convenience." Cost? Perhaps. Convenience? Perhaps in the future, right now, not so much. Cannot attest nor dispute that. I don't have mine yet, lol. My daughter, who got a Tesla X says it's a thousand times more convenient. And she's not going back to an ICE.
Yosemite Sam1 05/19/20 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

Yeah understood. Cybertruck even with the posted 300-mille range and estimated range of 150 to 200 miles when towing is still within my current driving style and stops. Knowing Tesla and the write-up from a techie I just posted, I'm confident it will only improve -- and then some. So what you are saying is that for camping, you will have to camp within 75 to 100 miles of your home, or find somewhere you can sit for an extended period to recharge within that distance of every campsite you intend to visit. Too limiting for my taste. The 5th post below from a techie's analysis says the technology used in Cybertruck will be a step up from the 50% range reduction when towing of Tesla X. But then, it's not for everybody. But it fits and it would be a lot better than my ICE puller -- in costs. and convenience.
Yosemite Sam1 05/19/20 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

Good news! Entrance fees to National Parks are suspended. The catch? If they are open. Some already opened for day-use. So call them first.
Yosemite Sam1 05/19/20 02:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

"Cybertruck wil pull 14,000 lbs. Your trailer must be the size of a house to call this much poundage "little" LOL!" How far, and how quickly? How many stops along the way? How easily will it be to get to a charger with a 14,000 lb. trailer attached? Inquiring minds want to know.Yea as much as I like electric I would not buy a CT to pull 14,000 pounds very far or very often due to range and charging logistics. Better suited for a TrailManor or similar. Still going to be a PITN at times. Although I do expect conditions to improve over time. Of course most of these vehicles will never tow anything (like many trucks) so don't count them out as completely impractical. Yeah understood. Cybertruck even with the posted 300-mille range and estimated range of 150 to 200 miles when towing is still within my current driving style and stops. Knowing Tesla and the write-up from a techie I just posted, I'm confident it will only improve -- and then some.
Yosemite Sam1 05/19/20 12:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

"Cybertruck wil pull 14,000 lbs. Your trailer must be the size of a house to call this much poundage "little" LOL!" How far, and how quickly? How many stops along the way? How easily will it be to get to a charger with a 14,000 lb. trailer attached? Inquiring minds want to know.Yea as much as I like electric I would not buy a CT to pull 14,000 pounds very far or very often due to range and charging logistics. Better suited for a TrailManor or similar. Still going to be a PITN at times. Although I do expect conditions to improve over time. Of course most of these vehicles will never tow anything (like many trucks) so don't count them out as completely impractical. All the trailers we are considering are under 4000 pounds so little by today’s standards. One is closer to about 2000 pounds LOL. Lilttle is good for the next one. :). To each his own. Just don't make the same mistake we did. We choose a small one for ease of towing and maneuvering into the tight campsites of national parks. But wife has nowhere to lounge around as she's sensitive to cold weather and won't stay outdoors in folding chairs. Have to upgrade only after two years to one with sofa. Not much regrets and it's a lot better with the leapfrog in technology in just two short years.
Yosemite Sam1 05/19/20 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

"Cybertruck wil pull 14,000 lbs. Your trailer must be the size of a house to call this much poundage "little" LOL!" How far, and how quickly? How many stops along the way? How easily will it be to get to a charger with a 14,000 lb. trailer attached? Inquiring minds want to know. From a previous post in another thread: Here is a quote from someone at the Tesla forum on the concerns on the reduced range of Cybertruck when towing. I have no idea what this techie is saying but it's good enough for me on the range issue. "I don't think the cybertruck will be affected as much as the Model x. The model x uses induction motors. An electric motor is most efficient when it is under a full load, so for model x efficiency reasons Tesla would not have put a much bigger motor than is needed for non-towing use. This means that when model x is towing it's motor is not at full back emf and is slightly leaking. ( Not all the energy goes to power, it is wasted as heat). The cybertruck will not have this problem because it will use switched reluctance motors. With switching you can alter the timing to increase torque at the expense of top speed. Cybertruck will have a tow mode. I believe this mode means top speed will be dropped from 130 to say 85. power= torque x rpm so if you lower the rpm you get more torque. I have seen electric motors where you can set the timing for as much as a 20% difference in torque."
Yosemite Sam1 05/19/20 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

Whole lot of hype here for a truck they don't even have a plant to build it in yet. Tesla has a tendency to “eventually” produce what they say they will. And the products tend to be pretty impressive. So yah, there is an expectation that they will probably produce a nice and versatile light truck. We have hedged our bets with a reservation but not sure we’ll go back to pulling a little trailer so time will tell. If we do the cybertruck would be a much better fit for us than the conventional trucks from the big three. Cybertruck wil pull 14,000 lbs. Your trailer must be the size of a house to call this much poundage "little" LOL! Not only does Tesla produce what they say they will, they'll even upgrade it's software with little or no charge. They miss the point. I sell my car after 3 to 5 years and I never neglect regular maintenance and always gets excellent price on the resell. So imagine the value retentions of a no rust Cybertruck with 750,000 miles to go. Or a truck not dying on you and having you stocked not he freeways on it's 10th year while you are pulling your new $300K trailer.
Yosemite Sam1 05/19/20 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

Yawn. The rest of the vehicle won't make it for 1 million miles. I think suspension components, rubber seals, AC units, steering components etc will all have standard shelf life’s. But the body is stainless steel. I can see them having long lifes. Processing hardware will date itself eventually. Software is easy. My wife’s Tesla seems to get a new version at least once a month. Times are a changing. And there are semis made of ordinary rolled steel with more than a million miles still running. How can Cybertruck be any worse when it's stainless steel?
Yosemite Sam1 05/18/20 08:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

Yawn. The rest of the vehicle won't make it for 1 million miles. From whose crystal ball have you heard that from?
Yosemite Sam1 05/18/20 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
Cybertruck may have 1 million-mile battery

Still rumor and speculation but excited nonetheless. Predicting Cybertruck 1 million-mile battery
Yosemite Sam1 05/18/20 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
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