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RE: Winter Travel Phoenix, Az to Montrose, Co

I have traveled your suggested route. It is remote, but I had no issues.
lbrjet 10/15/22 12:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Canadian Snowbirds heading home-Antigen Rapid Tests required

Look to Denmark for sane policy at this stage in the pandemic. Denmark might not be the best place to use as an example when it comes to COVID policy. On October 31st they had a daily case count of 1,500 new cases. Shortly thereafter they dropped the Vax passport and a host of other restrictions. By January 29th they had a daily case count of over 41,000 new cases. And your point? New York state ADDED many restrictions and still got the same outcome. Oct 31 2,907 cases. Jan 8th 79,777 cases. Almost exactly the same increase.
lbrjet 03/14/22 07:21pm Snowbirds
RE: Bryce Canyon NP to the Northeast

Drive that route and you will agree that it is the most scenic drive you ever had. The Hogback is only a half mile long and was nothing IMO. Boulder mountain pass was around 8600 feet if I remember right. All types of Rv's drive this stretch every day for much of year. It is a pretty good pull to the top of the mountain, but Torrey is around 7000 ft so not as long downhill. If you have time, drive your toad to the Burr Trail road all the way to the end. Spectacular. The drive over is the hillyist (not including the drive up the mountain which is just grade-8% with no tight turns) and curvyist part of 12 so it will give you an idea whether you want to drive the MH.
lbrjet 03/14/22 06:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone second thoughts.

You will only be going through the gate once. Don't understand the issue. Yellowstone is a treasure and Fishing Bridge is the best location to explore it from.
lbrjet 03/14/22 06:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

This thread has gone on far too long. I wish Tesla would start production and start delivering a steady flow semis so it could be over and done with.
lbrjet 03/02/22 05:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian vs Tundra Tow Test

You make a good point, but the 80% will always take you back to 160 miles.I think you missed my point. After the first stop your MAX range would be 160. Only a fool would push it that far. So 80% is a reasonable cushion to prevent running out. 80% of 160 is 128. The ICE TV being able to get a FULL tank at every stop will leave the EV FAR behind. I did misread what you originally said.
lbrjet 02/09/22 04:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian vs Tundra Tow Test

You make a good point, but the 80% will always take you back to 160 miles.
lbrjet 02/08/22 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric Truck takes on the Ike Gauntlet

ICE emissions/mile are 100% fossil fuel, by your summation above EV emissions/mile are ~80% fossil fuel. That sounds like a reduction in emissions per mile. Here is some more reading. Start with this news article then go read the original research. Analysis: When do electric vehicles become cleaner than gasoline cars? It takes a typical electric vehicle about one year in operation to achieve "carbon parity" with a gasoline vehicle. Although the production of EVs and batteries generates more CO2 before the first wheel turns, the total carbon "footprint" of gas cars quickly overtakes that of EVs after 15,000 miles of driving. If the EV draws electricity from a coal-fired grid, however, the catchup period stretches to more than five years. If the grid is powered by carbon-free hydroelectricity, the catchup period is about six months. The question you should be asking is if the cradle to grave emissions per mile of an ice is more or less than the cradle to grave emissions per mile for the generation of the charge by a with the current mix of electrical generation. Second question, which ice puts fuel (and emissions) back in the tank while breaking and coasting down hill? "... with a 54 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery and a cathode made of nickel, cobalt and aluminum, among other variables." Don't know much about Tesla batteries but don't they have Lithium in them? Did you notice that the “among other variables” was a link and at the linked page it lists the variables plugged into the GREET model? These included: EV battery type: Lithium-ion EV battery size: 54 kilowatt-hours (kWh) EV battery cathode material: nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) Thanks. I have read other studies that I trust more, like MIT, where the payback is longer. The DOE is going to put out the best case scenario and probably ignore a bunch of stuff, like the inflation rate does. I went to college in Normal, and have two kids that live there and hope that Rivian does well. At least they have an actual truck on the road instead of hype.
lbrjet 02/01/22 06:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric Truck takes on the Ike Gauntlet

ICE emissions/mile are 100% fossil fuel, by your summation above EV emissions/mile are ~80% fossil fuel. That sounds like a reduction in emissions per mile. Here is some more reading. Start with this news article then go read the original research. Analysis: When do electric vehicles become cleaner than gasoline cars? It takes a typical electric vehicle about one year in operation to achieve "carbon parity" with a gasoline vehicle. Although the production of EVs and batteries generates more CO2 before the first wheel turns, the total carbon "footprint" of gas cars quickly overtakes that of EVs after 15,000 miles of driving. If the EV draws electricity from a coal-fired grid, however, the catchup period stretches to more than five years. If the grid is powered by carbon-free hydroelectricity, the catchup period is about six months. The question you should be asking is if the cradle to grave emissions per mile of an ice is more or less than the cradle to grave emissions per mile for the generation of the charge by a with the current mix of electrical generation. Second question, which ice puts fuel (and emissions) back in the tank while breaking and coasting down hill? "... with a 54 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery and a cathode made of nickel, cobalt and aluminum, among other variables." Don't know much about Tesla batteries but don't they have Lithium in them?
lbrjet 01/31/22 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Holbrook AZ to Phoenix AZ Route 377/260/87

At the top of the rim on 260 is around 7,600 ft. Steady 6% grade down to Payson from there. Then lots of down and ups on 87 into Phoenix. It is surprising how many uphills there are on that stretch of road.
lbrjet 01/01/22 09:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Are chips coming available?

. Yes. Not many companies making these old design chips anymore. The big 3 have been loathe to change to newer chip technology and now the birds have come home to roost. Tesla uses new chip tech and has not had nearly the issues as the Big 3. Of course Tesla is a fairly new company which helped them a lot with this issue.
lbrjet 12/17/21 04:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertuck - Can we take another thread?

Doesn't prove anything. GM promised 20 new EV's in 2023. Wonder how that is going and when they will walk back that promise. But I forgot they are the EV leader according to the leader of the free world. Tesla is the only EV company in the US along with a bunch of Wanna bees so they can boost their stock prices. Talk is cheap. I really don't understand why Washington today treats Tesla so poorly. You do realize that it is still 2021! There is another 24 months left before 2023. You do know that GM was including all countries, so some may be outside US, Canada and Mexico. Based on your comments, it is amazing that you think it is appropriate for Tesla to be years behind their announced dates and reservation payments. 2023 is actually 12.6 months away and 2023 vehicles around 9 months away. When did I ever say it was appropriate for Tesla to be years behind? That is false and you know it. You will find posts in other threads from me saying the exact opposite. You can spin dates and words however you want, but facts are facts.
lbrjet 12/12/21 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Cybertuck - Can we take another thread?

I am not an EV fan boy. But I do reaize EV's are coming and will revolutionize the auto world. All you need to do is drive a Tesla and you will understand. If you have not driven a Tesla you most likely do not get it. Driving a Tesla will have a game changing impact on how you view EV's Drive a Tesla and you will be enlightened to the future of EV vehicles. After the drive you will understand the "Not if but when" future of EV's. The EV revolution has started. Proven by the fact Ford and GM are all in starting 2035. Every major auto manufacture in the world is ramping up their EV research and development. Both GM and Ford have even started building their own battery plants. One thing to look forward to are solid state batteries. 3 minute full charges with 600+ mile range. Batteries for industry use are looking toward saline batteries. This is exciting. Coal will become a thing of the past. Petroleum may always be a part of our lives, but not in the forms we are use to. Doesn't prove anything. GM promised 20 new EV's in 2023. Wonder how that is going and when they will walk back that promise. But I forgot they are the EV leader according to the leader of the free world. Tesla is the only EV company in the US along with a bunch of Wanna bees so they can boost their stock prices. Talk is cheap. I really don't understand why Washington today treats Tesla so poorly.
lbrjet 12/11/21 07:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Speak the truth and get shamed. Sounds about right.
lbrjet 12/07/21 05:09pm Tow Vehicles
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