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RE: PRICE DROPS coming on new GM small diesels

Had a read on the GM engine and it looks really interesting. One thing did give me a pause. The belt for the variable flow oil pump has to be changed every 150,000 miles. Changing it requires removing the transmission as well as the transfer case on 4WD's. Might be an issue for high mileage drivers.
wilber1 09/18/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nikola and GM team up to make 900 HP Electric Supertruck.

Tesla stock down 21% today, down 34% this month. Competition is on the way, VW's first MEB platform cars are coming out in the new year and look like they could provide some real competition for the 3 and Y. The looks of the ID3 is kinda cool. I’m not sure why they decided not to sell it on this side of the pond. The ID4 and Audi Q4 e-tron SUV's and e-tron Sportback are due out next year in North America.. The MEB platform has high floor and low floor configurations which allow it to be used for sedans and SUV's. I think the ID4 will find a market. Checks a lot of boxes for the medium sized SUV bunch including a towing capacity. Looking forward to seeing it. As long as you aren't towing very far.
wilber1 09/09/20 01:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nikola and GM team up to make 900 HP Electric Supertruck.

Tesla stock down 21% today, down 34% this month. Competition is on the way, VW's first MEB platform cars are coming out in the new year and look like they could provide some real competition for the 3 and Y. The looks of the ID3 is kinda cool. I’m not sure why they decided not to sell it on this side of the pond. The ID4 and Audi Q4 e-tron SUV's and e-tron Sportback are due out next year in North America.. The MEB platform has high floor and low floor configurations which allow it to be used for sedans and SUV's.
wilber1 09/08/20 09:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nikola and GM team up to make 900 HP Electric Supertruck.

Tesla stock down 21% today, down 34% this month. Competition is on the way, VW's first MEB platform cars are coming out in the new year and look like they could provide some real competition for the 3 and Y.
wilber1 09/08/20 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nikola and GM team up to make 900 HP Electric Supertruck.

"using both batteries and hydrogen fuel cells..." He's a hybrid, like the Toyota fuel cell powered Kenworth that has been hauling containers out of Long Beach CA for years... Fuel cell vehicles are electric, They convert hydrogen directly into electricity, the only byproduct is water..
wilber1 09/08/20 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Thank You I wish statistics could be released that provides percentage lethality of the 70-79.5 age group without underlying risks of morbidity. Old age increases the risk of morbidity.
wilber1 09/06/20 11:05am Around the Campfire
RE: 4 maybe 5 weeks....

Muncho Lake is beautiful if you go that way, but stay away from the logging and mining trucks. Despite the economic positives, seeing that destruction will ruin your trip. As a retired airline pilot who spent a lot of time flying up and down the coast between Vancouver and California, I can assure you that there are lots of clear cuts in Washington and Oregon.
wilber1 08/31/20 01:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tesla crash (2 years ago but in news today)

Aircraft autopilots have been around for over seventy years and can be depended on to operate within their design parameters. They have to be certified by the FAA and other national aviation authorities and maintained according to a schedule. Pilots are trained in their use and use established procedures when using them. Vehicle automatic driving is still experimental and drivers receive none of those things when they buy a new car. How many people even read their operating manual when they buy a new car.
wilber1 08/30/20 01:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla crash (2 years ago but in news today)

Maybe it would be a good idea if Tesla stopped calling it an autopilot. They say it is just driver assist but the name suggests otherwise.
wilber1 08/30/20 09:23am Around the Campfire
RE: 6.7L Cummins Engine Brake

I use it all the time.
wilber1 08/25/20 04:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tailgate

I don't know that I've ever seen a factory lock on a tailgate, but I'm not up on the latest models. Mine came with one.
wilber1 08/23/20 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tested your LP detector lately?

False alarm or end of life chirp? Mine started chirping just short of the expiration date on the detector. And I replaced it immediately. X2
wilber1 08/08/20 07:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Japan is a series of Islands. They wore masks. They have had much better results than North America. So, to protect others, I wear a mask. I worked in Japan for several years during the 90's and mask wearing in public was quite common.
wilber1 07/26/20 11:46am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Sitting here watching a Super League rugby match from Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand with 34,000 people in the stands. This happened today. New Zealand is an island so it's a little easier to eradicate an infectious disease and maintain that status. But they took active measures testing, isolating infected individuals and pretty quickly dealt with this disease. It can be done. Ya, I’m just envious.
wilber1 07/26/20 09:11am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Sitting here watching a Super League rugby match from Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand with 34,000 people in the stands. This happened today.
wilber1 07/25/20 11:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: those with boats

Our grand daughters have been out alone on EZ skis at three years old and on tubes with adults even younger. Keep the speed down and don't scare them and they love it. Tubing isn't a success for our older grand kids unless you can get them off.
wilber1 07/23/20 09:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I do wonder about those. I have a 2013 Audi and have had a few recalls but the only thing that has gone wrong with it is a burned out adaptive steering light bulb.
wilber1 07/23/20 09:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

The same WHO that said in Jan 2020 the CV19 pandemic was just a "moderate global risk." That WHO? Lets see how much "value in making informed decisions" the WHO had back in Jan.Would you prefer the medical and public health leaders continue to promote what they were saying at the beginning of the pandemic or adjust their recommendations as they gain more knowledge about the virus? I would prefer they get all the facts and know what they are talking about before saying anything. (But that's just me) I'm even ok with saying, "sorry, we can't release info because we don't know all the facts yet." There is an old saying in race car racing and flying airplanes. "Guessing kills people." The WHO was guessing back then.......and continue to do so. In all fairness; so are a lot of Dr's. You don't think the people who built and flew the first aircraft engaged in a some guess work?
wilber1 07/21/20 10:37am Around the Campfire
RE: US/Canada border still closed.

No problem but it got me to thinking about it. They would both need an additional boat to do the exchange so each would either need a helper or bring a dingy to get out or get back. If they made the exchange right on the border (pretty easy with GPS) and both reported to their respective customs on return, would it be illegal? Also, would they both have to self quarantine for 14 days after they got back? Beats me. For all practical purposes, if all parties reported to their respective agencies that should satisfy reporting requirements as long as their vessel was available for further inspection if that was required by U.S. CBP or Canadian CBSA. As far as the 14 day quarantine, I have no idea. Not a Federal requirement. Seems lately these orders / requirements are issued by state or city authorities. Good discussion. Lakeside With few exceptions (essential workers etc) persons entering Canada are required to self quarantine for 14 days. Persons transiting to Alaska are one of the exceptions, that is why there are strict rules about how how they are to do it. I didn’t know if the US has similar rules. Some neighbours of ours who returned from Arizona in May received a visit from police to see if they were complying.
wilber1 07/19/20 09:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: US/Canada border still closed.

Changing operators at sea would be a solution if you had an American who was willing to do it for you. I don't know how legal it would be.Changing operators at sea would be a solution if you had an American who was willing to do it for you. I don't know how legal it would be. In this case, the fellow was doing maintenance on the boat when the border was closed and had to put it back together before he could return it to Canada. As an aside, American boaters are quickly getting a bad name in BC because of their using the Alaska loophole to cruise Canadian waters. People are very concerned they might bring the virus to some of the remote coastal communities that don't have the medical facilities to handle it. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/they-should-not-be-going-ashore-u-s-boats-in-b-c-waters-rattle-vancouver-island-boaters-1.5653722 Vessels entering the United States from a foreign country (Canada) and / or any US citizen having 'contact' with a vessel coming from a foreign country (Canada) MUST report to US Customs for inspection. Failure to present oneself for inspect could result with being charged with 'Illegal Entry' into the United States. An infraction that could reduce the greenbacks in your wallet from $500 to $5000 and a permanent record of your 'illegal entry' will ALWAYS be tied to your name for returning US citizens and a period of or a permanent inadmissibility status into the United States for citizens of other countries. If you feel lucky, try sneaking into this country without reporting to a sanctioned Port of Entry or better yet, buy a lottery ticket. You will be further ahead and much safer. Good luck with your decision OP. Lakeside Why do you think this is about me? I was referring to a problem someone else had getting their boat back to Canada. He couldn't drive a mile from the border to the marina but he could fly from Vancouver to Seattle then charter a San Juan airlines float plane to take him there. BTW. I have had NEXUS for years and used to own a light aircraft which I used to take to the US quite often. I am quite familiar with customs procedures at ports of entry. Sorry, not about you. I was making general comment about contact with foreign vessels on the open waters. No offense intended toward your post. Lakeside No problem but it got me to thinking about it. They would both need an additional boat to do the exchange so each would either need a helper or bring a dingy to get out or get back. If they made the exchange right on the border (pretty easy with GPS) and both reported to their respective customs on return, would it be illegal? Also, would they both have to self quarantine for 14 days after they got back? Beats me.
wilber1 07/18/20 12:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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