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RE: No more GM diesels?!

When they make an EV that will run for 400+ miles between charges and take less than 10 minutes to fully charge one I might consider one. Until then it's an ICE for me. Ditto on that
agesilaus 09/22/19 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: sioux tools? $500 for a NOS 3/8" electric drill?

You like expensive? This should do it
agesilaus 09/22/19 04:57pm Tech Issues
RE: No more GM diesels?!

Hi, You are off by a factor of ten. Costs per charging station (with multiple bays) are currently between $100,000.00 and $270,000.00. There are approximately 68,000 spots to charge at in USA. But most charging may happen at home, or at work. A plain jane 15 amp circuit provides about 35 miles of range over ten hours. Cars, on average, are used for about 294 hours a year. Yup, less than an hour a day. That leaves plenty of time for low level charging. I agree that hydrogen fueling is at the moment difficult. But remember the first trans American road trip purchased gas from small town general stores. in 1903. So how does GM expect to add 100,000 electric charging stations at say $2,000,000 each From Tesla's own financials: "Anyway, I decide to check Tesla's own statements on capital spending. Apparently, 5% of capex (or $75 million for 2015) will be devoted to Superchargers. And the network will expand 50% from 333 stations at the beginning of the year. I bring out the calculator and... so... that's actually $450,000 per site." And note those are 2015 prices not 2020 And I doubt that number includes the price of a piece of prime real estate on busy roads. You couldn't buy a phone booth for that price in San Francisco or Seattle. I don't trust a word out of Musk's mouth. Still that's less than my assumption.
agesilaus 09/22/19 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: travel to Haines Alaska

If it snows she would just pull off for a day or two and wait it out in a motel.
agesilaus 09/22/19 11:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: travel to Haines Alaska

Well these guys have just done it and you can read all about it: RV Dreams Probably day 128 and there on they return on the Cassier Hwy I wouldn't be that worried she isn't heading off into the unexplored jungle...heh
agesilaus 09/22/19 11:20am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No more GM diesels?!

"General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. GM currently offers one extended-range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but will add two others within 18 months, said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss, with “at least 20” to be in the line-up by 2023. In addition, the company is developing a new truck platform powered by hydrogen fuel cells, dubbed Surus, short for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure." CBS News There is no hydrogen fuel infrastructure in this country. It is very hard to transport and store and cannot be compressed enough to give a vehicle long range. And maybe you want a 10,000 psi tank of hydrogen in the bed of your truck, I know I do not. And for that matter the electric recharge infrastructure in the US is almost non existent. Just read what people with an electric vehicle have to go thru to travel cross country. So how does GM expect to add 100,000 electric charging stations at say $2,000,000 each plus a hydrogen charging station at that much or more. Thats $400,000,000,000. And that still won't match the gas station infrastructure. It's idiocy. But as has been long understood: "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad" Or in the modern form: "Go woke, go broke!"
agesilaus 09/22/19 09:31am Tow Vehicles
No more GM diesels?!

GM goes 100% electric And Ford has made similar announcements. Is this the end of pickups? I haven't seen a glimmer of a electric p/u with 500 mile range and 3500 pound carry capacity have you?
agesilaus 09/22/19 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacement Seals/O-rings for Portable Propane Cylinders?

Worse come to worse they can just replace the valve, I've had it done on a couple of tanks. Last time they didn't even charge me since I filled up several tanks. I actually think that the maintenance guy didn't write up a ticket and the women up front said 'to heck with it"...heh.
agesilaus 09/21/19 06:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Seals/O-rings for Portable Propane Cylinders?

Call a local propane/gas business and find out which of the local shops does tank maintenance. Take it by there. As an aside if you go to an Ace hardware store they will have a, what I call, a wall of parts. Row after row of cardboard drawers. Some Aces have bigger walls than other. And in some of those cardboard drawers you will find o-rings and gaskets. I don't recommend doing that for the propane tank since it's a safety issue. But next time you are in an Ace just take a look at the wall to see the wide variety of stuff they have. Sooner or later you will want a knob or spacer or who knows what else.
agesilaus 09/21/19 05:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Grote 46003 clearance light gaskets!!

agesilaus 09/20/19 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Rheem Hot Water Heater

Yes it could burn out the element. They are fairly easy to replace tho.
agesilaus 09/20/19 12:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Another internet choice

Very timely for us, we are just about to buy a new phone for my wife from Verizon but will get one from Visible instead.
agesilaus 09/20/19 08:08am Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning out a DIY septic tank

If you do this again, use plastic barrels. Buy them on Craiglist. If you want to interconnect them use PVC pipe. It won't rust out but it will fill up
agesilaus 09/19/19 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Monument Valley

Is this any help? Mitten view Well yeah, $42 for a bare patch of sand without hookups. I was thinking free or very cheap camping.
agesilaus 09/19/19 07:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Monument Valley

You can camp in the Valley of the Gods, Gooseneck State Park, and I think I heard near Mexican Hat. I did not see anything on the Navajo land at Monument Valley and frankly would be surprised if they did allow it. It would go against their commercial interests.
agesilaus 09/19/19 07:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Cleaning out a DIY septic tank

I'm not sure where 'lb' is, poundland? But calling the septic pumpout people might have unintended consequences. In Florida, and I suspect many if not all other states, that would be an illegal setup. The septic company might have to report you. There are all sorts of hoops you have to jump thru to put a legal septic tank in.
agesilaus 09/19/19 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: I-10 from New Orleans to Jacksonville, FL, both ways

The rest is better. It could hardly be worse east of California anyway. I saw some complaining about I-10 in FL earlier this year. We went over a section in June and it did seem a little rougher than usual. I generally think of it being in good shape since they asphalted over the concrete slabs years ago.
agesilaus 09/18/19 03:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: JUst how many GB are needed?

Am I miss reading the info from the cell company, just what, for example is 6/GB. 6/GB Day....6/GB month? The month figure seems to be worthless. Even the 'unlimited' package I'm looking at is 22/GB per/?
agesilaus 09/18/19 03:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Southern Utah in late June?

Let me point out that we have been there in July. You can do it but it takes planning. Get up EARLY, 6 AM or so and get going on any more than very short hikes. We were going thru the gate at Arches before the rangers got there. Carry at least a liter of water per person. Wear big floppy hats and light colored clothing. Reserve afternoons for car touring. Works. Keep Bryce, North Rim and Cedar Breaks for the end of your visit. Later in the month. And as someone pointed out you better get to the Zion parking lot very early or you won't find a place to park. And those rangers aggressively enforce the parking regs. A drive by add on: Dead Horse State Park near Moab has spectacular views.
agesilaus 09/18/19 08:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: JUst how many GB are needed?

Thanks I'm grabbing one now
agesilaus 09/17/19 06:24pm Technology Corner
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