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8.1 Van

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Posted: 05/03/19 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Follow the money, oil companies, tobacco companies etc have all of the DC people in their pockets so gas, diesel etc will be around long after you are turned off.


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azdryheat wrote:

A hearse perhaps.


Electric of course!

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Judging by the prices on the new trucks that I like....probably the same truck I'm towing with now. [emoticon]

Based on the miles I've put on it in the last few years it will just barely be hitting 200K miles by then.

How successful this next group of big gassers is will probably tell us a lot about what will be in trucks in about 10 years. I'm sure manufactures are hoping to get at least 10 years out of them.

I have no idea where diesels are going...they keep making more power, but the government really seems to be trying to kill them.


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big_jeff wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

A hearse perhaps.


Electric of course!


At that point, who the heck cares?

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

big_jeff wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

A hearse perhaps.


Electric of course!


At that point, who the heck cares?
The funeral home?

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colliehauler wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

big_jeff wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

A hearse perhaps.


Electric of course!


At that point, who the heck cares?
The funeral home?


LMAO....


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Lets see...I bought Red about 10 years ago and she was almost 20 years old then with less than 90K on the clock. So buy that template; if I replace red with a newer...say 2011+ truck with low miles on it....in 10-15 years I will be driving another regular truck.

They will NEVER eliminate the internal combustion engine in your life-time...or your children's.


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Posted: 05/03/19 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Parked!


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10 or 15 years from now the green house emissions pablum we've been getting fed will be replaced with some other hysteria.

31 years ago environmental experts Ted Danson & Whoopi Goldberg stood on the stage of the Democratic National Convention and told the crowd if global warming wasn't reversed in 10 years the planet would be inundated. Yet, here we are.....

ICE engines are going nowhere unless outlawed by the gubbiment.

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IMHO...ICE or a hybrid of some sort

Same issues with an all-electric semi, but a semi has more room for batteries. Even in light of their higher GVWR/GCWR

Maybe if they standardize on a replaceable battery pack, but “they” most likely won’t work together

Just decided...going to rebuild my 1996 K3500, 7.4L Suburban, which is at +169,000 VERY, VERY HARD miles....Maybe it will go another 169,000 very hard miles

Do wish for an electric motor to stuff into my Suburban, as first few careers were in variable speed, electric motor controls.


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1980 Chevy Silverado C10/long bed/"BUILT" 5.7L/3:73/1 ton helper springs/+329Kmiles, bought it from dad...
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