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

Must be more to this story. Too many issues in play. Seems there is more to the story. Now Amazon
mich800 08/23/19 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

It's the only midsize truck I would seriously consider other than a Tacoma, if I were in that smaller truck market. The blend of off-road capability and towing capacity is pretty appealing. I assume you'll give up a little bit on suspension flex and ride quality with stiffer springs compared to a Wrangler, but in return you get better towing ability plus all the cargo space in the bed. Ride quality it very comparable. Not much difference. Maybe a little less wandering in the Gladitor. But comparing similar trims like Rubicon/Rubicon or Sahara/Overland you probably will not notice much difference.
mich800 08/23/19 12:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

It still rides and drives like a Wrangler. So having a V8 is not a big deal for extra towing. The engine performance seems in line for the intended use. If you like the capabilities of the Wrangler but looking for more cargo space this is a good option.
mich800 08/23/19 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping on my lot against zoning law

" I’m so worried I’ve buried my power line and sealed my windows. " ^WTH does this mean anyway? OP hasn't been back in 2 days for something that appeared to be a pressing matter for him. Breakin' the law? Yeah he already knows that. Bringing down the neighborhood? Doubt it or he wouldn't have been able to Cousin Eddy it near this long. Just more RVnet entertainment... Completely missed that. Intriguing, maybe protect from a teargas raid.
mich800 08/20/19 06:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Air bags/shocks and the anticipated ride.

Ok, here is MHO. But, I have no idea what you mean by "movement?" Ya you're going to feel movement. You have a heavy 35' 5er in back of you. You're going to feel movement. If I were you I would start by put a set of Bilstein shocks on. Chevy OEM shocks are junk right out of the factory IMHO. Start with that and see how the ride is. If your truck is sagging then I would put a set of bags on it. Can you describe what you're feeling or what you want your truck to do better? The movement is minor. In an attempt to characterize the movement...I guess I feel tugging on the truck when going over dips in the road and some slight side to side pulling in cross-wind towing. To be honest, I may be too picky because the ride is quite comfortable. I'm trying to tweak it a bit. I thought maybe the movement I'm feeling is a result of weak shocks. You may be an individual that is in tune with the vehicle and notices things that many do not or just ignore. I am more curious of this "tugging" you feel. I feel that or something similar with various towing combinations. The closest I can describe it, is it is like the truck and trailer are being pulled apart. I think it is just a function on how the trailer axles hit and go over the bumps slightly breaking the stride of the tow vehicle. But this may be entirely different from what you are feeling.
mich800 08/20/19 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping on my lot against zoning law

That question is like asking if I will get a ticket if I speed. It all depends on if you get caught and how severe the out of compliance is/was.
mich800 08/20/19 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Nowhere did I say to add another vehicle to the existing household fleet. In case I wasn't clear, I meant an ICE vehicle can be replaced with an EV for short commutes and errands. It goes without saying this scenario won't work for everyone. I agree. Yes it can. Providing the one it replaces did not have the same drive requirements as the other in the fleet. Much the same way I could replace a F150 with a Prius.
mich800 08/18/19 06:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

That's weird, I can both click on link by wnjj, or directly view the photo I posted. Anyway, the L8T makes just over 400 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm, but dips sharply down to 340 lb-ft @ 1000 rpm, in a fairly linear fashion. The 7.3 holds on much stronger at low rev. Are you a member of that forum? Most likely it links and logs you into the forum giving you authorization. Many forums make you have an account and logged in to view users pics.
mich800 08/18/19 06:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Many households have 2 or more vehicles, and having an EV for short commutes or running errands makes a lot of sense, in my opinion Based on what financial metric. By 2 or more vehicles that is typically equal to the number of drivers. It doesn’t matter the efficiency, drivers+x vehicles, is very hard to justify cost. If you want electric do it. But good luck doing the math adding a vehicle just to do errands that nets less cost than doing the errands in the vehicles you own.
mich800 08/17/19 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Sorry fan bois, no lidar no FSD cars. There may be more truth to that than some give credit. I was testing a vehicle today. And the semi's were not setting off the blind spot indicators. Seems they did not recognize the long flat sides. And these vehicles were far enough in design where this should not have been an issue. But it picked up every other vehicle type on the road today. And yes this vehicle had some self driving tech testing.
mich800 08/16/19 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Sorry but you guys are arguing EV will not replace because there is no place to plug them in ? I fixed it for you. No one said they would not continue to grow.
mich800 08/12/19 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Tesla car owners having solar roofs are already off grid -- and don't have to defend on the electric infrastructure to charge their cars for their daily commuting.Are they really? That's a hoot.Probably not many off-grid. However EV owners have a strong correlation with solar power generation. Many are grid-neutral such that over a year they generate as much as they consume. Maybe on the west coast. That is definitely not the typical owner around here. They are typically associated with the same owners that have to have the Mercedes G class that never sees a dirt road. The Model 3 is changing that somewhat in this area.
mich800 08/12/19 04:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

It seems many are applying micro analysis based on Tesla or personal experience. The question of "Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas" is a macro analysis. This if far different than Tesla will sell a ton of cars because they are fun to drive, efficient and different. Jay Leno's thesis is the eventual demise of ICE where he gave his reasons. Giving it a timeline is putting words into his mouth. So the debating point is as simple as to whether you agree or not. I am filling in the missing piece and gave you a timeline. 15+ years and that is IF an intervening technology does not supersede electric. That is 2-3 purchase cycles for the average consumer. That is my prediction unless you want to revisit the perpetual motion auto. ;)
mich800 08/12/19 03:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

I don't know why it's doing that on edit.:S But I'm not complaining when it is treated as a new post. If you are using your phone I have had it do weird things posting.
mich800 08/12/19 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

It seems many are applying micro analysis based on Tesla or personal experience. The question of "Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas" is a macro analysis. This if far different than Tesla will sell a ton of cars because they are fun to drive, efficient and different.
mich800 08/12/19 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Meh. A 20 amp 240 volt plug is a pretty easy install in many homes. But yah, not going to work for everybody. Then again, most people don’t have 100 mile commutes. Home ownership is still in the 60% range. And not all of those have parking conducive to in home charging irrespective of ability to run 240v.
mich800 08/12/19 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

There will never be a need for as many DCFC stations as there are gas stations. Some companies like shell and Petrocan are installing DCFC units at their gas stations. A better location is Starbucks or Walmart. Already getting quite common. True. But the assumption is you always have the ability to charge at home. That just is not the reality for a significant population of drivers.
mich800 08/12/19 02:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

To the remaining Mr Magoos, you can at least concede to how (at least for Tesla) achieved the technological hurdles and skeptics: 1. It can't be done (even by his best friend who lend him $50K and wrote if off but got the first Tesla and his money back in return). 2. Range anxiety (now on comparable with a full tank of gas 335 to 360 miles). 3. Charging infrasture all over the US. At the point not just the US, but Europe but cities in China as well. 4. Cheaper version. Well, Model 3. You know you cannot quote yourself as evidence. :B The lighter side of debate.
mich800 08/12/19 02:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

A full charge? No idea. For the first couple years of owning an EV we used a 120 outlet on a 15 amp circuit on our outside spot. Namely our Christmas light soffitt plug. Our daily commute was under 30 km. Worked fine. Plugged it in every second night or so. Again. Many people’s commute can be serviced by a 120 plug. We have a 240 EVSE in the garage that gets used occasionally. That's why I'm wondering why they are still insisting on their inaccurate and Mr Magoo dark clouds stance when you are already living through it. At least for me it's 2nd hand -- from my daughter's experience with her Tesla X. You seem to be very confused on what is being discussed. Sure in Reisender's commute of a couple miles he can tolerate 5 miles per hour charge. I don't understand your condescending attitude and not once answering the question. The question is not one of dark clouds. But legitimate questions on when/if the infrastructure can support an all electric vehicle market. You apparently live a sheltered life where you don't see the millions that don't have access to the charging that would be required to own an electric vehicle. Or simply grossly underestimate the time and costs to cure that limitation. I could predict the perpetual motion machine and call you Mr Magoo just because it has not happened yet. You misread my post. Our typical commute is 30 km or under. Not a couple of miles. Many not all have commutes that would be well served with a 120 volt connection and the supplied EVSE. (Comes with the car). Most people do the vast majority of their charging at home. There will never be a need for as many DCFC stations as there are gas stations. Some companies like shell and Petrocan are installing DCFC units at their gas stations. A better location is Starbucks or Walmart. Already getting quite common. No, I understand your position. 18 miles is a nothing commute. It works well for you. At home charging and you can replace 50 miles on an overnight 110 charge. I don't divert my time to find places to charge. It is not a good fit for me (as of now) along with millions of others that rely on their vehicle for work. In a couple decades if Electric continues to be the alternative energy source there will be work arounds. But that is not today and will not be in 5-10 years. It's simple economics the amount that will need to be spent over this time period to transition to an entirely electric fleet.
mich800 08/12/19 02:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

... You proved my point. Which is? Seriously! So you did not read any of my posts? Go back through and it is clear what I am discussing for the electric vehicle to replace ICE vehicles. And when you are re-reading my posts. Here is the statement topic of this thread "Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas."
mich800 08/12/19 02:27pm Tow Vehicles
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