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RE: The end of an era.

I was thinking about starting a side bet on who will post the next Twitter Semi, Twitter CyberTruck, and 10 speed transmission post. Is it to early to post the odds?
Dadoffourgirls 11/09/22 05:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: All 2024 GM HDS get the 10 speed Allison.

Here we go again But it has 10 speeds!
Dadoffourgirls 11/02/22 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

And I’ll call BS on the 2500 gasser comment. I'll call BS on your BS call. Make up what story you want. I will call BS on the gasser concept. There is data available if you pay or search hard enough.
Dadoffourgirls 10/31/22 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

...I was thinking along those lines in the back of my head. I am stuck on longbeds. Try finding one of those in any a Ford or GM with crew cab, gas engine, and not a WT/Pro (Chevy/GMC) or Ford XL trim level sitting on a lot That was a tough nut even prior to this current foolishness. Lately I've been finding more than a few on lots or in the pipeline, and the dealers have come off of the added market adjustments of $5K or more. Most are only wanting "sticker". Screw that. At the same time they are seemingly back to the old standby of trying to lowball trades. All of that tells me they are starting to get the heebie jeebies when the current and future economic winds are taken into account. They've all but talked me out of a new truck and If I do pull the trigger on a GMC, or maybe a Ford, it will now be a 2024. GM is putting the 10 speed automatic in the 2024 truck with the gas engine. There was nothing wrong with the 6 speed, except you need 10 according to many posts. I have driven 4 different HD trucks since 2020 - one gas and three diesel - and the 10 speed has been very nice. I towed the same weight (10k-18k) with the gas and 6 sp. I had no issues in Michigan. As for your long-bed crew-cab with gas engine, you will probably need to order. I am trying to decide if my 2024 will be gas or diesel.
Dadoffourgirls 10/20/22 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

...Reading through this thread, orders for the 23 Super Duty does not open until next week? One poster said someone ordered a 22 and it's not going to be built until December? GM has had 23 HDs on the lots for at least two months, almost drove one home two weeks ago, and I received a GM email last week that the 24 Sierra HD can be ordered starting mid January for late spring 2023 delivery. Is Ford that far behind the ball and why, shortages? I don't remember Ford being behind on model year roll outs ever, usually the exact opposite? I can speculate on these model years. Ford and GM are striving to produce the most trucks. The GM 2023 is a carry-over, as GM is doing the enhancement for 2024. Ford is doing the enhancement for 2023. If they spent down time, they would produce less. This is all business strategies. Ford extended their 2013 F150 model year to produce many more trucks and offer great deals while GM was bringing on the new 2014 models. The business model is more complex than many think.
Dadoffourgirls 10/20/22 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Well, we've never heard that before. :) I think it was last year, 2021, in Q4 that Pepsi announced they would still get their trucks in 2021.
Dadoffourgirls 10/07/22 05:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: TFLEV gets disinformation from Cyber Truck fan bois.

A brand new owner of $115,000 EV Hummer suddenly stuck in high speed traffic when the Hummer just shut down and nothing would work period. A highway cop came to rescue to direct traffic around the EV. Interesting how they finally managed to get it to go. The battery in the Hummer weighs almost 3000lbs and all EVs are much heavier than their gas counterparts. This info from recent business news. If you watch the complete video, the Hummer did not "just shut down". The driver experienced several warning lights, and while sitting in a left turn lane, intentionally shut the truck off hoping that the warning lights would reset. The truck would not restart. They were correct in trying to disconnect the battery to see if that would allow a reset, but the power frunk opener was not working, and they had not located the manual release. After finding the manual release, disconnecting the battery and reconnecting, and going through the start up routine, the truck started.
Dadoffourgirls 10/07/22 05:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

Turtle Nikola is there: This past March, Nikola began US production of its all-electric Tre truck in Coolidge, Arizona, followed by first deliveries in April. The automaker only reported 11 Tre deliveries for Q1 of 2022, but ramped up to 48 more in Q2, besting Wall Street’s expectations. While the company continues to grow on its home turf, it has been developing BEV trucks for Europe as well, by virtue of a joint venture announced with fellow commercial vehicle brand IVECO that began years ago. Initially, the companies announced plans for a manufacturing facility in Ulm, Germany, to build the Nikola branded trucks for Europe. Hours later, the joint venture announced a memorandum of understanding with the Port Authority of Hamburg to provide 25 Tre BEVs in 2022. The Ulm facility is now up and running, and Nikola Corporation has begun taking orders from customers in Europe for their own unique version of the Tre BEV truck. And to think, the SEC charged the CEO for misleading investors. Seems like they have a product.
Dadoffourgirls 09/21/22 05:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

^^^ Yep, boil down all the faux science talk by folks who have never been in a physics classroom or had math beyond HS algebra and it's reduced to good old Climate Change Denial. Of course nobody will admit to being that willfully ignorant so they come at it sideways.It’s not an either/or choice. You can believe in climate change and still believe EV’s are not a panacea. Spot on Nick! That is why I have gas, diesel, and EV.
Dadoffourgirls 09/21/22 05:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many folks just want to gripe about EVs?

I just traded in my 2020 Bolt EV for a 2022 Bolt EUV Premier. My loaded EUV (everything but supercruise) was $31k out the door in MI with 6% tax. I could have bought a Equinox for about the same price.
Dadoffourgirls 09/16/22 03:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I have a reservation for a Silverado EV WT. I will use it to tow hay wagons between the barn and the field. I might even put a solar panel on it, as I only haul hay when it is nice out.
Dadoffourgirls 09/13/22 02:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Men - Get your PSA checked!

Watch the numbers. Be alarmed at a sudden spike. Don't let the primary care use the words, let wait and see. I did and it made a bad situation worse. I"m presently 64....This is an old mans disease, and I'm not an old man ;) Thanks for the reminder Phil. I know that you were getting all set for retirement, truck and trailer. Take it easy and get yourself healthy. I also believe that your retirement will come before a certain brand's semi!;)
Dadoffourgirls 09/11/22 07:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

...The latest Li Polymer battery can be recharged in just 5 minutes. It is not yet commercially available. Just like an advertised Semi and truck. Hopefully they will not have manufacturing issues like some four six eight zero battery for some model y that will be produced in "high" volume.
Dadoffourgirls 09/09/22 05:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you own an EV?

I own a Bolt EUV, that I got in July. I had a Bolt EV from Jan 2020. I have a reservation for a Silverado EV. I bought a Silverado 3500HD CC Duramax in August. I drove a gas Express to Iowa in August. We have traveled beyond the range 2 times since Jan 2020 in the Bolt. My wife has traded for my daughters Equinox to make a 200 mile trip. I am not interested in spending time to charge. If I was assured a charging point at a destination, I might actually take it. I also have electric yard tools, and use them when appropriate. I still use gas when necessary.
Dadoffourgirls 09/08/22 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Interesting article today regarding the new 4680 battery. Unfortunately, I cannot republish the information or data contained within the article. I guess that is why I subscribe to Automotive News to get real detail on how Tes is not capable of manufacturing these batteries in production volume, even though Musk told shareholders they would be producing high volumes of 4680 batteries by the end of 2022. I guess the description of high can be ambiguous. If you start with zero, then I guess you could argue that 100 is high. Hopefully we get some more pictures of the building that is supposed to build the battery.
Dadoffourgirls 09/07/22 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Ultium Cells Begins EV Battery Production In Ohio Ultium Cells begins battery production in Ohio The battery cells from this plant will be used in General Motors' electric vehicles, based on the Ultium platform, including the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and GMC Hummer EV SUV. The Hummer EV Pickup already exists. Just like the Rivian. Would anyone like me to put pictures of the plant? Ultium Cells LLC - Warren, Ohio plant in brief: General Motors and LG Energy Solution joint venture (50/50) manufacturing of lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles $2.3 billion investment and more than 1,300 new jobs 2.8-million-square-foot plant located in Lordstown, Ohio target manufacturing capacity of 40 GWh annually (with an option for further expansion) (up from 35+ GWh announced initially) cell type: large-format, pouch-style cells Nickel Cobalt Manganese Aluminum (NCMA) chemistry "reducing cobalt content by more than 70 percent" groundbreaking in May 2020 (the plant as of December 2021) production start: August 2022 as planned
Dadoffourgirls 09/06/22 11:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Scalping

I see this like the stock market. Buy low, sell high. Since OEMs cannot control dealers, they can either raise the price themselves, or let the market manage. My plan was to flip my 3500HD, but GM now requires me to only sell for a profit after 12 months of ownership. Was also planning on flipping my Bolt EUV. I see dealers adding a $5k market adjustment, and I had lease rebate and employee discount at MSRP.
Dadoffourgirls 09/06/22 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I have wondered if the projected range numbers are at 55 mph, CA speed limit for vehicles towing. Or is it at 70-75 like other states. Accuracy, details, and specific requirements do not belong in marketing woo. The engineers will have to defend getting the range that E proclaimed. Since I just did a 780 mile trip from the far east of MI to far Southwest of Iowa, I know that truck speed limits in MI, IN and IL are 65 and IA is 70. Therefore, someone should be able to run from Detroit to Davenport IA on a single charge. Or a better run, Omaha to Chicago.
Dadoffourgirls 08/31/22 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

My measure of a Tesla Semi is when Meijer has one to deliver product to their stores. All I know is they keep raising the prices since they put the deposit down for their Semi's.
Dadoffourgirls 08/29/22 12:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow vehicle parts shortage

...There is a dealer in Akron OH with a shiny black GMC 3500SRW Duramax sitting in the showroom. Sticker is $72K and change, price is $82K and change. + $10,000.00 market adjustment. ... A lot of it I chalk up to greed. Funny how late last year GM, and Ford, announced that they would be penalizing dealers by reducing or eliminating their allocation for engaging in such BS. How's that working out lol. The automakers can only do so much because of franchise laws. Then you have the customers that buy at MSRP, and sell it higher to others, making the market adjustment their profit. However, GM has set policy that employees cannot sell a vehicle for more than pay for one year after purchase. I guess I will not be selling my 3500 HD until August 15, 2023.
Dadoffourgirls 08/25/22 04:55am Tow Vehicles
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