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RE: Cost of RVing

How does stuff like that even get published.
lbrjet 05/24/21 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Las Vegas

The Oasis is worth the extra money. Nice, safe and very close to the strip for your Uber ride.
lbrjet 05/21/21 09:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lithium Ion Batteries...Yikes

A Chevy Bolt did the same thing about a week ago. Could have easily burned down the house.
lbrjet 05/09/21 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: voting and driver license issues with full time

Florida just enacted new voting laws that place additional rules and restrictions around mail-in ballots, so be sure to ask how a forwarding address would be treated under the new laws. The state will mail the requested ballot to your address. (The same address on your DL and everything else that is supplied by the mail service) The mail service sends it to you wherever you are. You send the ballot to the state. I don't see an issue.
lbrjet 05/07/21 05:22pm Full-time RVing
RE: State route 20 near Panguitch Utah - 89 to the 15.

20 is not bad. 14 is steep.
lbrjet 05/06/21 04:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 12 in Utah between Torrey and Bryce -- amazing!

The most spectacular drive the US.
lbrjet 05/02/21 05:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: If it works for EV commercial trucks will it work for EVRVs

If you want to save money and the environment... get a tent and a bicycle. And yes people actually do this and no one gives them grief. Otherwise yes. An EV RV will work for some. I wish them well, same as the cyclist. X2
lbrjet 04/27/21 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: GM Spokesperson admits energy to charge cars comes from coal

So, it is "green" to... 1. Consume millions of gallons of water to mine lithium via a production processes that my native state, California, would never permit--due to the environmental destruction. (OK to destroy land that is far away?) 2. Mine an element that has an extremely limited supply. Lithium makes up 0.0007 percent of the Earth’s crust. Chile produces most of the element for the world market, with Australia coming in second. 3. Consume 3,000 - 32,000 gallons of water to extinguish an EV fire (while at the same time requiring installation low flush toilets in new homes requiring 2-3 flushes). 4. Create an energy cell (lithium battery) that is both a fire hazard and has killed many people (including 34 people that burned alive in the dive boat Conception). 5. To recycle said energy cell at near 100% efficiency, the material must be smelted at 1500°C (over 2700°F). 6. To fire said smelter to over 2700°F, will surely require fossil fuels (transported by those ugly diesel truck tankers, as pipelines are no longer chic, Keystone). 7. When I was young, I remember being told that nuclear power is a great source for alternative energy (it burns no fuel and no greenhouse pollutants are emitted). Problem was what to do with the spent fuel rods, as there was no operational plan to transport and store them. 8. What is the plan to transport, store and recycle the nearly 13 million tons of EV batteries when they are replaced during 2021-2030? IMO, strategies of "hope" are usually destined to failure; as not everyone will do the right thing, at the right time.Oh, you're just being a hater and naysayer. Those problems will all be worked out, just ask the EV proponents, just don't expect specific answers. Rather, you'll hear "We've faced problems before and got through them", "Technology is progressing faster every year, those issues will be solved too", "If you constantly nitpick, you'll never get anywhere". :) I guess when you have no counter argument it is time for name calling.
lbrjet 04/27/21 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck has a yoke

That is the ugliest thing I have seen! It's the future, not the past. Now if they will only build one ... then 649,999 to go.
lbrjet 04/17/21 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: New River Gorge bridge rv pks?

We stayed at Summerwind Wind in Dawson in 2014. There were not many parks around.
lbrjet 04/16/21 08:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: US 395 in California

Either way is fine. Grades aren't that bad. More ups south to north and more downs north to south. You will enjoy the drive either way you go.
lbrjet 04/08/21 08:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: GM announces their Electric Silverado half ton.

I wish they would give a realistic range when being used as a truck. I'm guessing 400 miles is empty, no trailer, no tool boxes or ladder racks to mess up the aerodynamics, not in four wheel drive off road, and no heat, AC, lights, wipers, defroster, etc. being used. What's the range when loaded with 1,500 pounds of tools and supplies while towing a skid loader on a trailer at night in a snow storm. That's how I seem to end up using my trucks. Do they do that with gas half tons? Look, I wasn't insulting the truck or the technology. All I'm saying is since this is something new that people aren't nearly as familiar with a much better metric of describing range would be VERY useful. I think most people have been around gas powered vehicle long enough they know what to expect. Not so with electric. For instance, today I drove 100 miles to a rural construction site, worked all day, hooked up to a 6,500 pound trailer, and drove 100 miles back home. I have absolutely no idea if an electric truck could have done this or not because they don't publish any kind of data like that. Yah I get that. Unfortunately I think we will have to wait until there are real world trip reports out there. Lot's of towing tests have been done already. The EV companies just don't the publish the results, for whatever reason, which leads me to believe it is not good news. On the flip side Ford and GM don't say anything about getting 8 mpg towing either.
lbrjet 04/08/21 08:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Glacier National Park starting ticketed Entry

The major parks have been crowded for years. Mornings not so much. Plan your must do/see activities in the mornings and you won't be disappointed. I totally disagree with limiting folks from other countries.
lbrjet 04/05/21 06:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canadians: 65+ are getting vaccines now

The US is stting on millions of doses of astrazeneca, someone might as well use them. Hopefully many more millions will cross the border and be put to use.
lbrjet 03/24/21 08:19pm Snowbirds
RE: If you are from Texas...Cybertruck can power a house

Hi, we had our power out for 3 1/2 days as well. My 3500W Champion portable generator ran 80 hrs non stop to power my 3400sf house as normal. Fridge, 15cf deep freeze, satellite TV, internet, WIFI, propane furnace, water well, lights, etc. The only thing we couldn't do was run the furnace and well pump at the same time. The only problem I had was driving 50 miles round trip to find gas. As someone else mentioned, if the gas station doesn't have power they aren't pumping gas. We ran our house on about 3KWh. The Ford truck discussed here should power my house 24/7 for at least 60 days. If you were using 3KW per day, instead of per hour, your 60 day math would be correct.
lbrjet 03/13/21 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Heavy tongue weight - change from PP 3P?

I would not change anything.
lbrjet 03/11/21 04:37pm Towing
RE: Cybertruck: Musk "better than what we showed."

Most in TX have fixed rate contracted electricity. What are those reports of household billings of $17,000 for just a month? Those that rolled the dice with wholesale variable rate contracts.
lbrjet 03/11/21 04:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

How is a truck stop going to be configured for EV? All trucks back into the spaces today. Why would it make a difference with electric...or hydrogen. Are you talking fueling or parking. I assumed the fueling would be an over night affair. Especially in the winter to keep the heat on while sleeping.
lbrjet 03/10/21 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

How is a truck stop going to be configured for EV? All trucks back into the spaces today.
lbrjet 03/10/21 04:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

No one said that change is not possible. The timelines are just being arbitrarily set and will change in the future. How many years is the Tesla semi behind schedule?
lbrjet 03/09/21 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
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