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RE: Looking for revelstoke recommendations

We stayed at the Lamplighter years ago when travelling across the country. Nice spot, nice people, full hookups but maybe only 30 AMPs. Close to town, lots of trains but it is Revelstoke after all. We've also stayed at Blanket Creek Provincial Park. Nice park on the lake but a long way from anything and no hookups.
wilber1 01/28/20 08:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

My year 5.9 showed the gross combined would be increased by 2,000# with the 4.10 0ver the 3.73. That year used 3:54 and 4:10 gears. I switched to 4:10's on my 2001, 4X2. The OP says his is a 4X2 so it is a cost effective way of getting more towing capacity when you only have to pay for one set of gears. The limiting factor is the auto transmission. Manual transmission models have higher tow ratings with both ratios. The OP says he has a beefed up tranny so he should be good for more weight than stock anyway.
wilber1 01/28/20 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

What kind of documentation costs $1200? No idea. I think the line entry says something like destination and documentation fee. I still font know what that means. Bottom line is it’s 36300 plus tax if applicable. On our Nissan it was called freight and pdi and was more than that. Ugh. But... but... it's Tesla, so it must be evil. Even if other car companies charge more, documentation, freight, inspection, cleaning, etc., etc. I hear ya. For many Tesla is a four letter word....until they drive one. Too funny. :). The whole doc, shipping, pdi thing never bothered me. They can do their accounting however they want. The final number is the only thing you have to be happy with. We change out vehicles every 5 or 6 years. Sometimes we trade sometimes we don’t but it seems those extra fees are a constant. Meh. If it is a charge applied by the factory, that is part of the price as far as I am concerned. I think Tesla has done some great things and because of what they have done to advance EV's, hope they continue to do well because they put pressure on other manufacturers to do better. I just like my Kool Aid with a little less sugar.
wilber1 01/27/20 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

"When the Model 3 was finally unveiled 10 years later, in March 2016, Tesla promised that it would start at $35,000." Didn't happen. What are you talking about it did not happen?:S:h It's even happening right this very moment. I just been to my Tesla website and the standard Model 3 is still at $35,690.Geeze, are you dense, or just being obtuse on purpose? IT DID NOT HAPPEN! It was promised to be priced at $35,000 when the model debuted. IT DID NOT HAPPEN! You could not buy one for $35,000 until 3 years later. Yes, you can buy them now for $35,000 but you couldn't buy one at the promised price when the first came on the market. Which is my whole point. And even your post shows that it isn't available at $35,000, it's over $35,000. Now I'm done with you with this topic. Well, technically it’s 35000 plus 1200 documentation and 100 special order. Although it may have happened I don’t ever remember seeing a promise of 35000...or a promised date. Sure it wasn’t a forecasted or targeted price? $1200 for "documentation"? Ya right, the price is 36,200. Nope. In the US the bill is broken down as 35000 for the car, 1200 for documentation etc and 100 for special order. In Canada prices are inclusive of all fees. What kind of documentation costs $1200?
wilber1 01/27/20 01:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Steps vs side step bars

Side bars.
wilber1 01/27/20 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

"When the Model 3 was finally unveiled 10 years later, in March 2016, Tesla promised that it would start at $35,000." Didn't happen. What are you talking about it did not happen?:S:h It's even happening right this very moment. I just been to my Tesla website and the standard Model 3 is still at $35,690.Geeze, are you dense, or just being obtuse on purpose? IT DID NOT HAPPEN! It was promised to be priced at $35,000 when the model debuted. IT DID NOT HAPPEN! You could not buy one for $35,000 until 3 years later. Yes, you can buy them now for $35,000 but you couldn't buy one at the promised price when the first came on the market. Which is my whole point. And even your post shows that it isn't available at $35,000, it's over $35,000. Now I'm done with you with this topic. Well, technically it’s 35000 plus 1200 documentation and 100 special order. Although it may have happened I don’t ever remember seeing a promise of 35000...or a promised date. Sure it wasn’t a forecasted or targeted price? $1200 for "documentation"? Ya right, the price is 36,200.
wilber1 01/27/20 12:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla has track records of meeting the prices they promised customers. Not with stock vehicles they don't. You can buy a Tacan today. They didn't meet the prices they promised with the Model 3, although they probably aren't over priced. What price did they promise for a base model 3 SR? Currently cheapest Tesla available is 35000 plus 1200 destination and documentation fees plus 100 special order fee. So 36300 The 3 SR is only available by special order, you can't buy it online like other Teslas. Meaning they don't want to sell any. My guess is they lose money on every one just so they can say a $35k model is available. The least expensive 3 you can buy online is $41,100.
wilber1 01/26/20 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla has track records of meeting the prices they promised customers. Not with stock vehicles they don't. You can buy a Tacan today. They didn't meet the prices they promised with the Model 3, although they probably aren't over priced.
wilber1 01/26/20 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I think it’s a two seater so probably gain a little room there. I haven’t heard what the timeline is. My guess is there priorities are resupplying Europe with model 3’s and then the model Y production. Lots of rumours on when that starts. We know a couple folks waiting for theirs. Waiting list back up to 9 weeks in Canada for a model 3. I think it’s a bit of a balancing act dispersing the cars to the various markets. So more than the Tacan which starts at $104K for the 4S, $!50K for the Turbo and $185K for the Turbo S.
wilber1 01/26/20 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

[ It is a Brute. And love that colour. But I’m guessing north of 200,000 grand. :).[/quote Yup. Supposedly the first thousand are priced at $250K. Base price after that will be $200K. $50K deposit if you want to reserve one. Who knows when you will get it. There is also some skepticism that a 200 KWH battery will fit in a frame the size of the Roadster but who knows, it is a rapidly changing technology..
wilber1 01/26/20 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Taycan Super Bowl commercial. Kinda cool. Now if they can just get it to catch the model S. Just ribbin. Cool car. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=537EwXTdipM Seems to me a marketing faux pas unless they are targeting the brand faithful. It's also counter-intuitive. Premium priced performance cars are bought for performance and it should at least match and better if it exceeds something already out there. There is more to performance than just going fast in a straight line. The Model S is noted for having to reduce power because of battery over temping when driven flat out for any length of time. I bet the Porsche dosen’t.
wilber1 01/25/20 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Or they could just stop building them so high. They worked fine before.
wilber1 01/24/20 09:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Who wants a truck where you have to access everything from the tailgate because the sides are too high to lift anything over? Not me. Meh. With the height of trucks nowadays I would think many aces from the back. Heh heh. My wife at 5’6” could never access anything from the side in any of our trucks. Besides with today’s tonneau covers you still have to go to the back to unfasten it and start folding it back. With the cybertruck you just push a button. I do, I have a couple of small folding step stools that tuck in either side of my bed box. I'm not lowering the tailgate and climbing over everything else every time I need to get at something small that is in the front of the bed.
wilber1 01/23/20 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Who wants a truck where you have to access everything from the tailgate because the sides are too high to lift anything over? Not me.
wilber1 01/23/20 10:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla is not the second most valuable car company on the planet. The 10 most valuable car companies in the world. Toyota Motor Corp. ( TM): $211 billion. Tesla (TSLA): $106 billion Volkswagen AG (VOW.DE): $80 billion. General Motors (GM): $52 billion. Daimler AG (DAI.DE): $49 billion. Honda Motor Co. ( HMC) $42 billion. BMW (BMW.DE) (BMW.MI): $42 billion. Ford Motor Co. ( F): $36 billion. I finally sold my GM stock yesterday. After holding it for 5 years all that I have to show for it is the dividends. No, I did not buy TESLA. I am not quite as optimistic as some people but I do plan to buy one in about a year. It's the stock market. When it comes to production numbers, Toyota and VW are the largest by far. Hyundai #3 and GM #4.
wilber1 01/22/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Tesla problem

Shades if Audi in the eighties. I had a friend who said he would click his garage door remote every time he passed an Audi.
wilber1 01/17/20 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Humans are good at doing but suck at monitoring. Computers are great at monitoring, they never get distracted or tired, yet we keep trying to make it the reverse.
wilber1 01/16/20 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

I seem to get about seven years out of my truck batteries. The voltage may look good but a load test can tell a different story. If I may, what's a load test and how do you do it? Would that indicate if the battery is dying or about to be dead? Yes it would. You need a load tester. It puts a load on the battery for several seconds and measures the voltage drop under load. I bought one at Harbor Freight on sale a few years ago. Less than 30 bucks if I remember right. I know, Harbor Freight but it's good enough for the amount I use it. At least it should tell me if I need to get a battery checked with a good quality tester. The dealer does a load test on our Audi battery every time it goes in for service. Six years and still good but it is located under the cargo compartment floor where it isn't exposed to weather or engine heat.
wilber1 01/16/20 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

I seem to get about seven years out of my truck batteries. The voltage may look good but a load test can tell a different story.
wilber1 01/16/20 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Yes, explain that to Dadoffourgirls. I just think it will be very difficult to make self driving cars compatible with existing roads. I don't think self driving cars are impossible, just the vehicles and roads will need to be designed to work together.
wilber1 01/15/20 08:32pm Tow Vehicles
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