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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Should be an interesting earnings release. This article indicates a demand problem in the US. But does not include all states in the analysis. Trailed off in August/September in both registrations and average price. Seems the demand is not there sans government subsidies. Have they ever hit that 10k per week target that was so heavily relied on when the Model 3 was ramping up. I cannot find that calculator that was always posted here unless they gave up.
mich800 10/15/19 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla Model Y vehicles with new wheels spotted on carrier near factory In March, Tesla unveiled the Model Y, an all-electric crossover with up to 300 miles of range. Tesla plans to bring the vehicle to production in spring 2020. The automaker has achieved an annualized production rate of about 400,000 cars at the factory, and it has talked about raising the capacity to 500,000 units per year. CEO Elon Musk previously mentioned that he sees potential for Tesla making up to 1 million cars per year at the Fremont factory. https://electrek.co/2019/10/15/tesla-model-y-pre-production-wheels-spotted-carrier-factory/ https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/10/Screen-Shot-2019-10-15-at-9.47.18-AM.jpg width=640 Is that the Model 3 hatchback? Or is that what the kids are calling a cross over now, adding a strut assisted rear window. :B
mich800 10/15/19 04:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with bicycle

Not enough bike. Sure maybe as a grocery getter. But no one that cares about their family or others on the road would tow with a bike without full floating axles.
mich800 10/14/19 06:44am Towing
RE: rolled MH onto the side - and the towed

People get too wrapped up in liking or disliking Carfax. It's no different than any other tool. It should't be your only tool in your box and misused can lead to issues like any other job where you do not have a solid plan.
mich800 10/12/19 03:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I don't envy anyone that flies 150,000 miles on business per year. Even if some is personal... no thanks. With any luck this will taper off as the business structure and production gets more routine. G3 in China seems to be going well. Unless you are talking a bunch of short Detroit to Chicago type trips that is not a big deal for business. Now a few trips per year can be a PITA. Flying that many miles you don’t even need to buy first class as your status will get you upgraded 90% of the time.
mich800 10/11/19 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

You don't actually need to care about the environment to enjoy the smooth, quiet, effortless power an EV provides. Lower fuel cost and fewer trips for scheduled maintenance is a bonus. And you don't even have to buy a Tesla. Plenty of choices on the market. I already have that with my current diesels aside from the quietness. I don't like a completely quit car. There is a reason why I generally don't listen to the radio when I am driving. It is because I like to hear my car/truck while I am driving. It is apart of the whole experience that I enjoy. I also like doing my own maintenance modifications and upgrades on vehicles. Reminds me of when I was a kid helping my pops with his race cars. So to some, these things may be a bonus. To others it may not. There are also negatives to owning an EV so you can't just point out the positives.That is wonderful. Keep on truckin' I still find it odd to be put off by Tesla if they basically have no effect on your life. The tax subsidies don't have an effect on people's lives? The millions Tesla gives to one political group does not have effect on people's lives? The millions spent on lobbying for more money or peripheral treatment does not have effect on people's lives? The fact that these cars are not only taking money, but are not paying for road usage through fuel taxes not effect people's lives? The fact that their CEO logs 150k miles a year on his corporate jet and sends up countless rockets into the air polluting the atmosphere even more not effecting people's lives? Pulling in investors with propaganda events making empty promises and then not delivering making your investment decrease don't have an effect on people's lives? There are probably many more reasons not to like Tesla just like there is with any other car company. Here is my take on Tesla. I love the fact they are living the American dream and showing the spirit of American entrepreneurship, creativity, and problem solving. The things I am not so big on. Tax payer subsidies. But this is really more on my disagreement of the government picking winners and losers and what technology should be emphasized. They have picked (govt) electricity where maybe a better alternative is an option but may never be realized because the capital has already been earmarked. Musk as a risk taker with focus on the big picture yes. As a leader/manager no. I have worked for micro managers like this in the past and it almost always ends bad. You can perfectly execute a plan from management but if by doing so the project fails, guess who takes the fall? Not the one with the plan and power. But the ones who successfully carried out the faulty plan. That is my synopsis of Tesla and their leadership.
mich800 10/11/19 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: How to tell if fuel pumps are running by current draw?

If they are having that many issues with vapor locking they are attempting to rig up a gauge just to determine if the fuel pump is operational, I would just tackle the symptom of heat in the engine bay. That is assuming they already troubleshot the issue and determined it is a vapor lock and not a fuel delivery problem. Just because the pump is running does not mean it is delivering adequate fuel pressure under load.
mich800 10/10/19 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Base model Mustang is not exactly going to put down a 12 second quarter. Shelby is at least $75,000. So go ahead and compare base Model S to a top Mustang to get a little more equalized on money. I don't think you are up on your current Mustang performance. Unless you are suggesting base=v6.
mich800 10/08/19 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla P100D ludicrous raven edition taking over zmax 1/4 mile dragstrip and resetting the stock tesla record. vs mustangs, camaros, corvettes and more Ludicrous Tesla Raven Edition 1/4 Mile RECORD! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48570898831_9b96e4ef30_o.png The hot Mustang looked like it was in a coma compared to the full size Tesla S. All that noise and they still got their asses handed to them by a stock 4 door 5 passenger sedan. Too funny. How much was that Telsa? There are bountiful Mustangs and Camaros running those times for far less invested. I don't think I would use this as a proxy for speed or quickness vs an apples to apples comparison. Now if it was an analysis of what can someone do with more cash than brains you have something.
mich800 10/08/19 04:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: exhaust manifold leak

I don't really have anything to add other than make sure the shop you have do the service has experience performing this job. The good shops will have experienced the various breaking of the studs and how to get them out efficiently not causing you unnecessary labor fees.
mich800 10/08/19 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

I get a great laugh watching these diesels on the street. Except for those on rev.net, I’ll bet the most that 99% of these tow is a load of mulch on a utility trailer. Speculation is that many will never tow and just be a $75k daily driver. Ah well, to each his own. Isn’t that the beauty of America? But you never know when you may get a bigger yard and need to haul/tow more mulch. According to rv.net purchase the vehicle for the job you may do in 10-15 years. :B
mich800 10/07/19 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram overtakes GM

I will gladly pay more for a truck that is "Made in the USA". To be honest. I think you would buy a Ford Powerstroke regardless if it were assembled in the US or not, and you just use the "assembled in USA" because you feel it gives you a one up on the Ram guys. I for one don't care, but I know a few that get their feathers ruffled because of it. But he buys Michelin tires. I do.... I purchased a set for my wife’s Edge Sport But they are a foreign owned Company. :B The ole where do the profits go scenario... Wait, were you talking about Michelin? I thought you was talking about Ram.
mich800 10/07/19 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

All of my vehicle tires are aired up to the max = Mini Van, K3500 Suburban and Frontier crew Performance is on my have to have list and ride quality isn't....ride quality is at the bottom of my nice to have list All personal choice topic and how/where/etc you drive...there isn't a one size fits all on this topic...as it is with most topics... Also remind folks of what Ford did solely for ride quality (not for performance) on the Explorer and the subsequent federally mandated dash & tire PSI monitor/warning lite...have to maim/kill folks before it sinks in... I hope you never have to make a emergency stop in a low traction situation with a pickup with with 80 PSI with no load in the bed. In talking with Michelin about inflation a couple of times they stated that beside low traction issues, and over inflated tire for the load in more likely to receive impact damage when over inflated for the load. I do know having owned my 2001 RAM 2500 std cab lb for 14 years that with 80 psi in the rear empty it handle a bit squirrely. But to each their own. And please do not tailgate me if you are ever behind me. I agree with you. It depends on what your primary "performance" trait you are trying to maximize. Because everything is a compromise. Ben's definition of performance is load capacity. Where others may be traction, ride quality, tread life or some combination thereof. There is never any one perfect answer when dealing with multiple mutually exclusive (to some degree) options.
mich800 10/05/19 05:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Well... I see a new trend

Just got home from work. All I wanted to do was watch some football. But kept getting interrupted by commercials. I am officially done with tv and all these companies begging me to purchase their products.
mich800 10/05/19 12:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Can anyone figure this article out for me. It says they took delivery of 15 Tesla semis but no pics in the press release. Are they trying to say there will be 15 semis on the road now or just they want 15 on the road. Who does a press release like this and completely forgot to post a pic of the fleet. And if they were delivering how is this not all over Elon’s twitter?No Semi has been delivered. Just a few more orders to talk about. Some would call this article misleading. That is what I was thinking. More like a lot misleading. Could have wrote the headline "Telsa made $500 billion in net profit last quarter"...at least that is the plan.
mich800 10/05/19 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Can anyone figure this article out for me. It says they took delivery of 15 Tesla semis but no pics in the press release. Are they trying to say there will be 15 semis on the road now or just they want 15 on the road. Who does a press release like this and completely forgot to post a pic of the fleet. And if they were delivering how is this not all over Elon’s twitter?
mich800 10/05/19 09:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

While doing some more smart summon testing with our Tesla Model 3 Performance we get an unexpected surprise from the local police. Police Pull Over Driverless Tesla Model 3 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48843536768_654c325d4d_z.jpg Amazing that it could back out of a parking spot and drive off. You forgot to post all the failed attempts. I am shocked how many have chosen a busy parking lot to attempt and have it go badly.
mich800 10/04/19 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram overtakes GM

Looks like we have a new Big Mac in town. I guess the lowest in sales in no longer a badge of honor. :B
mich800 10/04/19 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I am more interested in cash flow excluding equity and debt. I am also. From the limited things I have read is that lease takes are higher and the mix is moving more to the Model 3 and fewer high margin models. Even though they had a nominal quarter over quarter delivery gain the revenue and cash may have taken a big hit. Also, more concerning for me (investors) is the very small quarter over quarter delivery gain. They are valued as a growth company and if this trend keeps up the bottom may fall out of the Wall Street market.
mich800 10/04/19 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

So 8 minutes is the perfect time. Sorry GM guys your new multi speed truck performs no better than the heavier truck. Nope not loosing any sleep. RAM is next to release their 2020. I’m thinking they may bump the TQ again. It clearly bothers you for some reason. You have brought it up several times. The new crop of trucks have adequate power to maintain the speed limit. Now they will add ways to differentiate themselves. Things like comfort either real or perceived by having the different gear selections, noise, smoothness and other tangible and intangible traits. You are getting too wrapped up in a test that will add less and less meaningfulness as more and more vehicles achieve perfect scores.
mich800 10/02/19 07:45pm Tow Vehicles
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