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RE: 400 mile electric RV

3 Tons, The incredible, ridiculous and insane amount of debt has many unintended consequences; including hamstringing the next generation of leaders (our children) to just one single task: paying the debt's interest. There won't be any extra funds to implement their great ideas--cuz it was used to implement "our" grand ideas. Will they cancel the debt? Why not, their argument is clear, "we didn't do it, so why should we pay for someone else's foolish folly?". Remember, this next generation is all about being "woke", and "woke" they will be. I agree Sir, I believe that some of my positions fall in the round receptacle of ‘ALL Knowing’ wokeness - Sun Tsu’s genius was to understand how to achieve victory without the danger of bloodshed… Our younger generation(s) often tend to exploit their inheritance (unrealized without sacrifice or awareness…) without a sufficient world view, these are the social warriors that have cogitated MMT (modern monetary theory) etc, yet are devoid of the Socratic Method (e.g. Critical Thinking skills)… 3 tons - self reliant, and minus any ‘empirical evidence’ very much against imposing my personal activism of choice (I.e. popularized mandates) upon others - this, in the interest of the fading of personal Freedom…JMHO… 3 tons
3 tons 10/14/21 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

And BTW, I wouldn’t dare take a ‘Freedom lesson’ from arm chair ‘Experts’ who are functionally ill-informed- kinda makes me laugh if it weren’t so sad…(see my previous on the sad state of education affairs in academia…) 3 tons
3 tons 10/14/21 10:54am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

“How many trilions $ in debt is US now ? Printing money and or stealing other countries riches is ending.” Be nice, I spent 20 hrs providing safety and security to Kanucks…. It pays to be a bit introspective… 3 tons
3 tons 10/14/21 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

“But keep up on those conspiracy theories. That foil hat should continue to protect you from progress.” Lol on that Sir, Your personalized pejoratives are no substitute for intelligent discourse (R.I.P) - But I suggest that there’s a significant logic gap between ‘smarts’ and ‘wisdom’…Note that it’s often the ‘Smartest folks’ (fully immersed in idealism rather than vocational wisdom gained from experience…) that have guided us to near-endless and unfolding policy precipices across the realm…(simply review Western History). Either way, you might consider a cursory review of my previous…Note, that I have absolutely zero dislikes whatsoever for either BEV’s, battery tools or solar…My points have only to do with: (disparage or deflect as you choose) … 1) No objective science exist to support the suggestion of a lowered carbon production (e.g. the policy lurch towards BEV’s). 2) ‘Forced’ neighbor-to-neighbor purchase subsidies (minus supporting science) equates to vote harvesting). 3) An already overly taxed grid that likely cannot sustain a ‘rapid’ mass transition to BEV’s….Solar-wind is Great as long as it happens, but now (per the OP’s original post) add EV trucks to the mix! 4) No public dissemination of or review of the supporting carbon reduction science - no scientific peer review of such equates to a Rasputin-like practice of scientism… 5) Policy by unilateral edicts rather than by input from an informed public - should not the public be informed ?? (this is not how a democracy is designed to work) - Hey, what could possibly go wrong - lol… What I find ‘generationally alarming’ is a general lack of policy curiosity enquiry, maturity and engagement, and a near complete and willing submission to unfounded green mandates - While (I’ve read here…) there are those here who seek to impose forfeiture of one’s Individual Rights upon others for the ‘perceived greater good’ of the collective…Sadly, Skepticism (aka, ‘the Socratic method’ - seemingly displaced by the inertia of popular narratives (aka, Group-think)…Skepticism is no longer deemed fashionable or even permitted…It’s unclear what this wholesale trend of “my way or the highway” will mean for or dear progeny - will they also not be inquisitive??… From my perspective, this type of ‘new think’ is a particularly poor, results based example of our uber costly, post-modernist curricula investment…A study of western history will verify my concerns, but then again who’s much concerned about history anywaywhen it’s far easier to outsource one’s own critical thinking skills… 3 tons - currently ‘off-grid’ enjoying self-reliance and the solid benefits of 200a/hr LFP, 440w of Solar, and very capable Li leaf blower :)
3 tons 10/12/21 07:33pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

You think I'm exaggerating about the impact of new green laws?https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/California-law-to-eventually-ban-gas-powered-lawn-16522118.phpMore health issue than green. In reality it has very little to do with health, and much more to do with the Orwellian impulse to constrict individual rights ….In this particular incarnation, the leveraging of one’s ‘eco-guilt’ (a reactive impulse) equates to open acceptance and conformity of what is the official disseminated narrative (minus supporting science)…This is why there’s little to no public interest to determine and demand the ‘supporting science’…Nothing whatsoever new here, historically a well practiced tactic that’s been devised in various forms to achieve otherwise unachievable agendas, but to the subsequent regrets of the many…”Where’s the call for the supporting Science?? - Subsidies are the paths necessary to quell these demands - incentives today, edicts tomorrow… 3 tons
3 tons 10/11/21 08:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Xantrez ProSine 2.0 Inverter Charger 2000W

Theres a switch on the face of the unit - set it to OFF for about 15 sec then return it to remote.
3 tons 10/11/21 08:10pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Homey, could not verify what they have personally, but I bet they recycle their empty White Claw cans. It does not surprise met that a hoity toity ivy league university that churns generations of pontificators that speak about all things woke (aka elites), has such a teensy weensy solar footprint. Why spend their endowment bucks to go 100% solar, just wait and pretty soon the Feds will start giving them away. Right?Fair enough. My local university has similar size system. Although it is all on top of the buildings and parking structures. ZERO additional land use. Not saying this is the end all solution.... however as more people and businesses participate it will go a long way with NO additional land use, NO additional transmission lines. Enough Santa Claus with incentives... need more Grinch with mandates. One watt per square foot required for all new residential and all additions is my suggestion. Similar for business. “I’m from the Gov’t and I’’m here to help (minus their gifted subsidies??)”… We’ll, with this current incarnation of overly pedigreed (pampered) guru’’s - are these the same Wizards of Smarts that have created 90% of our current maladies (incl. forest management, ‘theories’ et al) based on faux promises??…With a demise of Adults in the room, it’s kinda difficult for me to see how any real solutions (devoid of their Purple Unicorn ‘Scientism’) might materialize, especially since they’re not interested in objective findings - JMO, but based on aged results based real world observation… 3 tons
3 tons 10/10/21 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Wiring Question

Congrats for using 0004 to satisfy the inverter… 2 AWG is good for the inverter ground.. 3 tons
3 tons 10/10/21 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Fyi 80% of forest fires are started by humans. The rest by lightning. Powerlines are nowhere near as dangerous. Some might disagree: The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history, and the most expensive natural disaster in the world in 2018 in terms of insured losses....Ignited by a faulty electric transmission line. Camp Fire - California In last years annual Calif forest fires, it was reported that PG&E still had transformers in use that dated to 1929, and that the reason their grid system was in considerable need of upgrade was because the State had previously forced PG&E to redirect sizable amounts of their resources to fund so called ‘Green initiatives’, forcing grid maintenance to be deferred…On the eastern Sierra slope (near my Nevada residence) Calif no longer maintains it’s fire trails (now mostly impassable) nor do they clear up decaying forest debris, while heavy dense smoke and ash drifts into neighboring States (impacting other’s health) and million of acres of Calif forest land are thoroughly immolated - an annual reoccurrence …These months long fires are likely the #1 source of Calif carbon production, yet, their carbon production is conveniently ignored and exempted from Calif’s own industry regulated carbon calculations, a fee based carbon trading and credit gambit that entirely dismisses forest fire carbon emissions… One dimensional Policy makers try to conceal actual fire causes (conveniently pointing to the Global warming boogyman) while pre-occupied with solar and wind activism.. Still no empirical science exist (or has been publicly disseminated) to support their tenured Bureaucratic activism, and no accountability exist whatsoever for their intransigence or forest management malfeasance … 3 tons
3 tons 10/10/21 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

You Buying at the beer summit ?? 3 tons Upon edit, “ Ya need a pair of chest waders to negotiate this thread lol.” What do you think the implications of ‘chest waders means’??
3 tons 10/09/21 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Ya need a pair of chest waders to negotiate this thread lol. This ‘outta sight, outta mind ‘lack of consensus… I would submit this is the result of a lack of objective scientific review, thus a woefully disengaged citizenry… 3 tons
3 tons 10/09/21 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

“EV opponents dont realize or cant comprehend how eficient electric cars,motors are.” Who are these people?…Maybe this a phantom war??…FWIW, I only know folks who question the ‘imposed mysticism’ surrounding claims of a ‘net carbon reduction’ (“my way or the highway” inquisitors), shameful neighbor-to-neighbor wealth transfer (‘votes for subsidies’ scamming * ), long term grid capabilities (those who regularly live with blackouts), and juvenile ‘virtue signaling’….Other than that (in which opponent's are often viewed as neanderthal eco-Terrorist for their questioning of mass group-think), EV’s are surely fun to drive engineering marvels, but exist without any independent proof of a net carbon reduction… Having said that, my guess is that folks who generate their own power independent of the grid may be over a time significantly closer to achieving a ‘net carbon’ reality :) * (while accepting of other fuzzy theories - what could go wrong, eh?? 3 tons
3 tons 10/09/21 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

It’s reassuring to see this debate taking place, but for the energy infrastructure to be able to meet all of our energy needs with absolute accident free perfection is just patently unrealistic…No one savors accidents, and accident avoidance is forever an on-going science - yet our personal energy ‘demands’ (lifestyles of ‘choice’) are mostly an ignored culpable element of the accident matrix…Bottom line is that we all have skin in the game, but the decisions (and subsequent policies…) we make are only as good as the information we receive - poor science (and a near lack of citizen oversight) leads to poor decision making, and near impossibility of arriving at a sentient practical consensus…This is why I’ve stated “show us the objective (non- politicized) science” - we (and our progeny) deserve full disclosure to a non-partisanized point of view - a net carbon analysis would be an obvious place to start…Otherwise, all Good Points :) 3 tons
3 tons 10/07/21 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

I just got this from a pal: The Keystone pipeline upon completion would carry more than 800,000 barrels or 33.6 million gallons of oil through the pipeline per day. With no harmful emissions. A Barrel of Oil is 42 gallons, not to be confused with a Drum which is 55 gallons. Because a gallon of oil weighs between 7.5 and 7.8 lbs. per gallon, most trucks can't carry but up to 130 barrels of oil at a time without violating our department of transportation laws of 80,000 lbs. on our roadways. That's truck and cargo weight, It would take 6,154 more trucks going just from Canada to the Gulf Coast for that same oil and that's every single day. Now a rail car holds approx. 30,000 gallons or 700 barrels. It would take trains every day pulling 1,143 more rail cars per day. just pulling the oil from that pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Trains and Trucks emitting more emissions and burning more fuel that would be eliminated by the pipeline. So when they tell you this is about the environment, it is not; that would be false… 3 tons
3 tons 10/06/21 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

All this fuss about the environment (deservedly so…) found me yearning for a bit of ‘environmental humor’ from the Late Great George Carlin (disclaimer, no pretense of real science - lol)… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHgJKrmbYfg 3 tons
3 tons 10/06/21 01:37pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

“Now go visit Orange County beaches and let everyone know that they can rest assured that in a few decades, they'll hardly see a sign of the oil.”…So moving forward your point is??… 3 tons
3 tons 10/06/21 12:45pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

No doubt spills are not harmless (for the record I’ve yet to meet anyone who’s suggested they are) , but they are not permanent - are we to suppose that natures remediation process is not still underway??… And in a way aren’t we all somewhat responsible for this accident due to our relentless First World life style cravings??…On an RV forum, it seems strangely odd to not sense a kinda virtue laden “fault thee but not me” contradiction here (but admittedly that’s just me)…Either way, the accident did result in the requirement for double hulled oil tankers (a good example of cogent Gov’t Regulation), but as far as EV mandates go (i.e.based on notions of lowering CO2, but minus any non-politicized proof), cogent policy making has yet to make manifest…In my view it’ll take an informed citizen-body to demand such… 3 tons
3 tons 10/06/21 12:35pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

The Keystone pipeline shutdown was simply to appeal politically to the incoherent greenies, in exchange for increased political power ($$)…America is using the same amount of energy with this artificially created deficit coming from overseas sources, along with a loss of well paying jobs, and paying a surcharge at the pump and across the entire economy to do so… So please explain to the ‘unenlightened’ how ‘political meddling’ in the energy infrastructure produces less (P.C. boogyman) Carbon, and how this is the cogent way forward…. BTW, two years ago we took a cruse ship through Prince William Sound (recall Exxon Valdez spill…) , whereby the Cruse Director stated that the sound had returned to it’s original condition…I was kinda doubtful, but with otters, whales and dolphins in the waters, I could see no signs of residual oil anywhere or on any shoreline, in fact the entire area looked absolutely pristine - thankfully, this is nature’s way… 3 tons
3 tons 10/06/21 10:28am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

“Ask a park ranger in RMNP about the effects of air pollution drifting in from SF & LA.” Agreed, but the primary source of his angst comes not from vehicles but from Calif forest mis-management - we’ve suffered more than 5 years of this dreaded policy malfeasance in my Nevada neighborhood, with Calif ash even coming into our house, yet this goes totally unabated, in fact Calif doesn’t even count the CO2 resulting from their wildfires… “Stupid is as Stupid does” comes to mind… “The sooner the oil wells in CA are decommissioned the better”… Lots of emotion here (a NIMBY syndrome??), but then who’ll provide the fuel for our RV tow vehicles, and for those who accept without any personal examination whatsoever that CO2 is a ‘pollutant’ - regardless the source, how do we replace oil with a 24/7 steady, reliable energy supply without going nuclear?? “Today is Clean Air Day in CA” … Huh??…I only wish Calif would declare a Clean Air Reparations Day for the weeks and even months others elsewhere are in a virtual lockdown over devastating AQI !! Even the sky's in our friends region in Delaware had turned brown!!…(Yet, not a single solitary word from the greenies - lol). As unfortunate and ugly as it is, oil and natural gas seeping up from the ocean floor is a worldwide centuries old phenomenon, yet nature has it’s ways and means of digesting such… The ugly truth is that there’s no free lunch, no one gets a pass…We all bear some degree of personal responsibility, mainly because of the first world lifestyles we partake in and enjoy, yet outsourcing energy production offshore causes far more pollution…So on the one hand one might ask of themselves “what am I willing to give up”, but much of this paradox can be properly mitigated were there to be a coherent, multi-facited, non-politicized energy policy (but environmental fear sells), the best initial investment might be modernization of the grid.. 3 tons
3 tons 10/06/21 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

... Understand that almost any modern new ICE automobile is very nearly an actual zero pollution vehicle with only some occasional minor exceptions (like transiting up-hill on-ramps), and there’s no solid evidence whatsoever that BEV’s achieve a lower net footprint…Thus (regarding a multitude of current issues) we must acknowledge our captivity in this now ‘Post-Truth’ era…JMHO 3 tons No offence but thats the most idiotic load of nonsense ever. Lock yourself in garage w ICE engine runnin, Ill do the same w EV,will see whos more poluting. “Idiotic” how so?? Your argument ‘pretends’ that EV’s are not responsible for the carbon created to electrify them…That notion seems a bit idiotic to me… 3 tons
3 tons 10/06/21 06:31am Tech Issues
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