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RE: Electric Pickup?

???? What good's a pickup if you can't haul anything in the bed. Truck Camper owners ?? Not for U, for sure. https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/7/20953718/gm-chevy-c-10-e-10-electric-pickup-sema-2019?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11819&utm_content=11819+CID_8a1ba1471d8883178190c9483db3bc7d&utm_source=cm_email&utm_term=A%201960s%20pickup%20turned%20electric%20hot%20rod Made it a clicky. Thank you !! Would have skipped it. "Monkey44" - take note !! BTW - the current issue of Hot Rod mag has an xln't article on E-vehicles - including the (all time) record holder for Pikes Peak. :C Looks like everyone is in a rush to join the electric pick up line -- even GM. GM Electric I think GM is just waiting to see how popular Tesla truck will be, before doing one of their own if ever. Until EV trucks outsell ICE trucks GM and others dont have to worry about losing business.
free radical 11/20/19 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

My son is looking at getting a 2019 Silverado 1500 truck. A lot of them on the lots have Chevy's new 2.7 turbo engine. This engine replaces the 4.3 V6. He won't be towing a camper with it. He is wondering about the reliability of this new engine. Right now he has a 2017 Silverado with the V6. Any info on this new engine will be greatly appreciated and I'll pass it on to him. Id never buy 4cyl unless it was small car. Have 08 Silverado 4.8 V8 and get full 3 mpg better mpg then Colorado mini truck w their 4 banger,how did GM engineers managed this is beyond me. Small engine just has to work too hard,put some load on and it wont last very long imho. Also I believe turbo motor has to use high test fuel and Syntetic oil More expense.
free radical 11/19/19 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Mustang

I wonder how many EV naysayers on here are going to suddenly think EV's are the best thing since sliced bread because it has "Ford" in it's name? I can assure you that it won't be me. Most of the vehicles that I have owned have been Ford and I have been a fan of the Mustang ever since it came out. I have a 66 Fastback Mustang and a 69 Cougar convertible in my garage. If they go to all electric vehicles I'd rather see the Mustang name die rather than be electric. If it has an electric motor in it it's not a Mustang to me and I bet a lot of other diehard Mustang fans will feel the same way. How about if EV Mustang was like this https://youtu.be/q7vTCK9ywBA
free radical 11/18/19 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

What is the solution to do with the thousands of people homeless on the streets? Yet we keep importing millions of people here without solving our own issues that are growing rapidly. This is not sustainable. I hear a lot of complaints but no one offering suggestions to solving the problem that does not involve billions of our tax dollars! No more free stuff. It is expensive to live here, housing is costly. We need affordable housing on bus lines that will get people to work. Many are on drugs and have mental issues and just do not care. It is out of control. They are relaxing the laws and now people can do whatever they please with NO consequences and innocent people suffer for it. Rudy Guilani cleaned up New York. Now it is a disaster again. We need to stop throwing money at these problems that have zero results. We build tent cities for people who are not our citizens and should not be here, but do not build them for our own. It is disgraceful to see our cities laying in waste. We have a real crisis on our hands and should be very concerning to us all. I can see why they are using RV's for shelters, but there needs to be somewhere set up for them to go. Then that creates a whole host of other problems, water, sewage, electric, drugs, crime and trash. Solution? Send the homeless to China https://youtu.be/Ie6zd3Rwu4c Seriously tho why can Comunist goverment build more houses then they need yet,we cant.
free radical 11/17/19 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: water water everywhere but not a drop to drink!

Hi Any idea of total cost? Proper filtration systems for cleaning gray water are bit more complicated and no doubt pricey Skip to 10 min. https://youtu.be/U5_AZj1wrJ4 https://orbital-systems.com Try his web site https://www.tinywattssolar.com/
free radical 11/16/19 10:00pm Tech Issues
RE: A Question Are you limited to life on pavement

How many Americans and others ,how many RVers have not touched a blade of grass, went fishing or hunting or exploring or gotten more than 200 ft from the pavement, sidewalk etc, or tourist spot. How many have ventured beyond the noise of the road and the airport, flight paths and the train and heard and experienced only themselves and nature? Our daily lives do not involve much except from our Rvs to Wal Mart and restaurants and life in our vehicles. The only recreation available to many is jumping i the car and to the store, stop at fast food ,or restaurant and back home or to the RV. When I was young and Dad's Cousins families in Va now live life such that the house is a place to get out of the rain and snow, sometimes, a place to sleep sometimes..The out of doors was for living not inside under the tv or in the car to and from a store, since there are few parks, in the urban landscape or cityscape, or even in the country today. THIS IS NO WAY TO LIVE, limited by ho much money can we sped to recreate. Youre stil a city slicker compared to this Rover :D https://youtu.be/Z0wAPztOO2U
free radical 11/16/19 09:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: water water everywhere but not a drop to drink!

Proper filtration systems for cleaning gray water are bit more complicated and no doubt pricey Skip to 10 min. https://youtu.be/U5_AZj1wrJ4 https://orbital-systems.com
free radical 11/15/19 08:28pm Tech Issues
Good info on battery quality and lack of such

DIY solar power https://youtu.be/1zAjE8BCua8
free radical 11/14/19 09:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

This was couple years back Sleeping in Tesla Model X in minus 36° https://youtu.be/capOgUHPz9Q
free radical 11/14/19 09:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

tomman58 wrote: The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. /quote They must be driving some antique vehicles. Most new cars,trucks have Automatic headlights that turn on soon as you start driving. As far as moving from right lane over to the left to let someone merge onto the highway, I was told by my safety trucking colege instructor absolutely not,first driving big rig you should stay in right slow lane. Especialy if you need to exit the road soon ! If anything slow down and let them merge,its their problem to merge safely. Of course had some hotdog once speed up and race on the shoulder in the snow no less to pass me. Found many such dumbels in the ditch or median stuck in deep snow unable to get out,sometimes even UPside down. Those 4x4 and big wheels tires dont help none if the road is icey
free radical 11/14/19 08:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sticker shock

So I got tasked with the job of taking care of a small fleet of vehicles at work. My boss tells that one of our vehicles (an 09 Ford Explorer) was making a funny noise and wanted me to check it out. I took it for a test driver and sure enough, it was making a very strange almost like turbo noise. It almost sounded like a set of planetaries going out in the tranny. I take it to a local shop that a friend owns and he checks it out but he can't find out where the noise was coming from so my boss said take it to the dealer. So I make an appointment at the dealer and they can't reproduce the noise. Super nice tech. He took me for a ride to see if I could hear it again. Nope, gone. All well. Anyway I haven't been to a dealer in a long time and when I looked at their labor board I about had myself a heart attack! $158.00/ hour!! $158.00/ hour!! I'm out of touch! Is this what some of you outside of Kalifornia are seeing at your Ford dealer? Just wondered. I drive Chevys only so never had that problem LOL Find a good local mech and avoid Stealers, Or fix it yourself https://youtu.be/-skXw0I05Jg
free radical 11/11/19 08:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

I have a prospective buyer for my RV and HE is getting a loan thru Southeast Financial. I have complied with all their requests, RV inspection, Purchase Order, now they want me to sign a Power of Attorney giving them control over my title prior to giving me a check. I said I would sign one and hand it over with the title on receipt of the check. They said no check till I sign it. QUESTION. Has anyone done this ? Do I have concern ? ETC. ? Looks like SCAM Never done this never will Confirm with your lawyer and youll get right answer, no one here is qualified to give legal advice
free radical 11/11/19 08:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

Anything posible IF one knows how,but then these people are used to such temps. Going to school in coldest place on earth https://youtu.be/5HXXJg4vDF8
free radical 11/10/19 07:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

Well, technically yah. YouTube is full of videos of them going down the road hauling various loads. Pretty much all over the country. But they are prototypes and there are only two of them. Well if youtube is full of them it should be real easy for you to link 5 or 6 of them. I say you won't be able to. The clock starts now. Here are a few "fake" cars by GM. https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-vehicle-collection/index.html Since they weren't available to buy they must be fakes. I just went to YouTube and typed Tesla semi truck. I stopped counting after a dozen. Lots of videos of the prototypes hauling various types of loads...including new Tesla’s. :) Post the links!! Post the links. Post them up. Lets see them! If it's so easy post them up! I want to see the Tesla Semi pulling a load down the road. Still doubting huh?LOL https://youtu.be/8DCjy5P53ns https://youtu.be/4VIjFCJls30
free radical 11/10/19 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Pickup?

Have to smile when I see all the comments trying to justify the ownership of a pickup outside of its use for RV propulsion. I didnt know trucks are for RV use only. Used to work in construction so without truck I couldnt exist. Tried to do w Camaros and Monte carlo but in winter snow you cant get anywhere here in a car. And the Bigest reason for driving truck,its much safer then small car as its more visible in traffic and other drivers give you plenty of room.. Btw my 08 Silverado half ton with V8 motor gets full 3 mpg more then GM new mini trucks w 4 cyl motor,go figure
free radical 11/10/19 07:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to destroy a truck camper in .5 seconds.

Must be full moon again,,lunatics on the lose !
free radical 11/10/19 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

Another Elon Musk tease.:C Just trolling the Mr. Magoo skeptics, EV and Musk haters. Fire away! Tesla Pick-up Military Style? LOLOL kids and their sily photoshop Now this is military truck https://youtu.be/JDynVAv8-MU
free radical 11/06/19 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I could live with an Atlis type truck

Atlis trucks look interesting. Be kinda fun be done with $3 to $5 per 10 miles for fuel, 8 mpg range anxiety, lazy grade braking, oil changes, brake jobs, broken engines, having to argue about synthetic oil, rank exhaust fumes on a winter morning, etc Fyi Atlis truck doesnt exist,they have no factory,employees,bateries etc. Their truck picture is Computer generated fantasy,lack of people in it gives it away. Hope youre not foolish enough to give them money! Nov 21 is Tesla truck reveal btw.
free radical 11/06/19 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hyundai's new hydrogen truck

Hydrogen vs electric Cost https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/26/hydrogen-cars-have-4x-annual-fuel-cost-2-70-times-the-carbon-debt-as-electric-vehicles/
free radical 11/04/19 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

And in other news Tesla beats Porsche Toycan by 29 seconds around Nurburing, new record :P https://insideevs.com/news/380247/tesla-model-s-plaid-beat-taycan/
free radical 11/04/19 08:35pm Tow Vehicles
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