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RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Typhoid and cholera are both bacterial diseases, this is a virus.
wilber1 03/29/20 10:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

Lots of diesel talk here... nothing about the OPs question. I'm curious as well. Had a friend that bought the 6.4 with the 6 speed and he didn't like it because of the gearing. It would drop into 4th pulling a grade, then slam into 2nd as speed dropped. For whatever reason, it would constantly skip 3rd when downshifting. Now, he only had the 3.73 gears because he couldn't find 4.10s anywhere nearby. The 6.4 seems like a great powerhouse, it just needs the right trans to make it a very good vehicle. Hopefully the new 8 speed is the ticket, but we still await on topic answers. The 68RFE in my truck will often go directly from 6th to 4th when pulling. It seems to hold 6th too long and then goes directly to 4th. I preempt it by shifting to 5th with the ERS and then it will make a nice civilized downshift to 4th when it needs to. The 8 speed ZF is a great transmission.
wilber1 03/27/20 11:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

They should have a chart, based on time, how many people are still in denial! What I am reading in this thread is pretty remarkable.The other side of the coin is that you're just gullible to media bloviating, while the rest of us are more pragmatic. The other side of the coin is the military taking bodies to mass burial sites because mortuaries can't keep up with the numbers, as they are doing now in Italy.
wilber1 03/22/20 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insanity in the grocery stores...

Things changing rapidly here. One major grocery chain is limiting customers and purchases. Seniors only between 6 and 8 AM. Province is also banning resale of certain goods.
wilber1 03/19/20 07:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Gasoline vs Battery Energy Density Explained

Yes thanks for the HS chemistry lesson. All of the gasses contained in air go through the combustion cycle and a few things are created besides CO2 and water vapor due to the heat. Some of which are considered pollutants but that was not the point of the video. Gasoline contains some nasty stuff also but that is not the point either. My point is the battery in and to itself releases the stored energy. Nothing else required. Gasoline needs to be fed oxygen from some other source to burn and release energy. My point is that all the elements to get the energy from that gasoline are not contained in that gallon jug. Yes but from a practical point of view, an ICE vehicle getting 30 MPG requires less than 70 lbs of fuel to go the same distance as a Tesla S 85 with a 1200 lb battery. With 140 lbs of fuel, it can go twice as far.Yes and the Tesla can go further on $100 of fuel. Choose what you prefer. Not much good if you can't carry it and that is why there will be no medium or long haul electric aircraft. Yes, it is a matter of choosing what best suits your needs.
wilber1 03/13/20 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gasoline vs Battery Energy Density Explained

Yes thanks for the HS chemistry lesson. All of the gasses contained in air go through the combustion cycle and a few things are created besides CO2 and water vapor due to the heat. Some of which are considered pollutants but that was not the point of the video. Gasoline contains some nasty stuff also but that is not the point either. My point is the battery in and to itself releases the stored energy. Nothing else required. Gasoline needs to be fed oxygen from some other source to burn and release energy. My point is that all the elements to get the energy from that gasoline are not contained in that gallon jug. Yes but from a practical point of view, an ICE vehicle getting 30 MPG requires less than 70 lbs of fuel to go the same distance as a Tesla S 85 with a 1200 lb battery. With 140 lbs of fuel, it can go twice as far.
wilber1 03/12/20 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gasoline vs Battery Energy Density Explained

You think the CEO of BMW rides an electric scooter? I don't think you understand what I am saying. It is not about who pollutes the least or most. It is about who is being the hypocrite. Somone who chastises others for their carbon footprint or lobbies congress to have more carbon credits while flying hundreds of miles on a jet and using kerosene rocket fuel because the lower emissions rocket fuel is too expensive even though he can afford it is a hypocrite. Someone who doesn't chastise others for their carbon foot print and doesn't lobby congress for more carbon credit money while flying hundreds of miles on a jet and shooting kerosene rockets into the air isn't a hypocrite.You think BMW CEO does not send a lobbyist in with the others to negotiate emissions and fuel economy requirements? The lobbyists don't ride an electric scooter to the meeting either. Reminds me of GM flying private jets to beg congress for BK money. They all do it. The original video still did not include the air that is burned in the example shown. Air isn't burned, the oxygen in it supports combustion. The same amount of "air" comes out of the engine as went in.
wilber1 03/11/20 10:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gasoline vs Battery Energy Density Explained

Amazing that not one enterprising company is interested in such proven technologies. Why would they? Who wants to buy a car that uses 50% less fuel than the competition? It would be crazy to produce such a vehicle, would never sell! BTW, where is the link to the 100 MPG carburetor? Some are working on it. The Mercedes F1 hybrid power plant has exceeded 50% thermal efficiency. It puts out the same amount of power as the 2005 V10 engines on just over half as much fuel.
wilber1 03/11/20 06:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Preparing for isolation to avoid contact with Corona virus

How many have they tested. I suspect they have no idea how many people are infected. As of today, the US had tested just over 4000 people, the UK 20,000. The province of BC with 4.5 million pop had tested more than 1000 on its own by the end of February.
wilber1 03/09/20 08:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Investment Gurus-thoughts?

Today I am glad 70% of my portfolio is fixed income and the rest pay a decent dividend. For now.
wilber1 03/09/20 04:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: GM said : Hummer EV 1000HP & 11,500 lb. ft. tq. !

For how long?You will exceed the speed limit in 5 seconds. Pretty useless in the real world. Then what? How long will you be able to draw 1000 amps from a battery dragging a trailer up a mountain? This is a TV forum after all.
wilber1 03/07/20 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM said : Hummer EV 1000HP & 11,500 lb. ft. tq. !

1 HP = 750 watts. 1000 HP = 750,000 watts. What what will be the operating voltage of this thing? At 800V it will still be drawing almost 1000 amps. The wiring will weigh a ton. Will it need a trailer to carry the batteries? A Tesla model S operates at 375 volts 416 hp which is 310 kw. That calculates to 827 amps. For how long?
wilber1 03/06/20 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM said : Hummer EV 1000HP & 11,500 lb. ft. tq. !

1 HP = 750 watts. 1000 HP = 750,000 watts. What what will be the operating voltage of this thing? At 800V it will still be drawing almost 1000 amps. The wiring will weigh a ton. Will it need a trailer to carry the batteries?
wilber1 03/05/20 09:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help with propane connection to external cooker

Depending on how easy it is to access the lines, tapping into the propane system can be pretty straight forward. One consideration is if you do it downstream of the coach's propane regulator, you will have to remove the regulator on the cooker and install some other kind of control valve. If you run coach regulated propane through the cookers regulator as well, there won't be enough pressure for the cooker to function properly. Lines and disconnects are easy to find, I have a 12 ft line and quick disconnect where my home grill connects to the house natural gas system.
wilber1 03/01/20 11:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Ram Ditching Aisin Tranmissions

I'm really happy with the 68RFE but I only tow 12K.
wilber1 02/29/20 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Ram Ditching Aisin Tranmissions

They better danged well be considering some kind of upgrade to more gears or the market is going to pass them by. While I agree that they need to update and get more gears, they did do better than the GM on the Ike. It's not pulling hills that the extra gears help, it's cruising unloaded on the freeway where the extra gears result in lower RPM's. More gears allows you to find one that allows the engine to operate at WOT with out over reving or lugging.
wilber1 02/22/20 10:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Ram Ditching Aisin Tranmissions

The ZF 8 speed is a great transmission but I don't think there is a version that can handle the Cummins torque.
wilber1 02/22/20 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Insurance Denying Claims

Don't know about cracks but extended warrantees don't cover delamitation.
wilber1 02/20/20 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Gates bought a Taycan, Elon is miffed. I would say that this guy is miffed that he bought one. Taycan burns down garage I hope that Porsche figures out the problem soon. Seems to have been an occasional occurrence with all EV’s so far. The Taycan does support 800V, 270 KW charging which so far, no one else does.
wilber1 02/18/20 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Gates bought a Taycan, Elon is miffed.
wilber1 02/18/20 10:56am Tow Vehicles
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