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RE: everyday truck ideas needed

Anyone know (for sure) if any all electric car or truck will be flat towable or or even dollied? I suspect one will need to use a trailer to tow an all electric. Yep. Rivian announced last year that their truck will be 4 wheel towable. Neither Tesla or Ford has said anything. I know none of the existing Tesla’s can be towed four down so I wouldn’t count on the Cybertruck being towable four down. Talk about Rivian, I am watching the show Long Way Up on Apple TV+ and they are using 2 Rivians as support vehicles on this journey through South America and they are pretty impressive. I’ll look it up. Thanks.
Reisender 10/27/20 08:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: everyday truck ideas needed

I cannot imagine a cg with a charging station for that electric p/u. Those may be great but I suspect will be limited to urban areas with charging stations. Rewiring a campground for charging stations would be very costly. And where is that Tesla truck that Musk was bloviating about, one and done? Meh. Superchargers and DC fast charging is pretty widespread now. And you can get a decent overnight charge from any 50 amp RV site. EV charging is not really a big deal for most. Everybody has to assess their own use of course.Lots of complaining about voltage drop in campgrounds now. Just imagine adding the load of 50 240 volt chargers to the already anemic grid. I suppose. But change will be incremental over decades. I don’t think you’ll see 50 E-Trucks lined up in a campground anytime soon. Modernization is an ongoing thing. Campground owners will want to rent sites. They’ll do what it takes to attract clientele. They’ll be a whole new revenue stream in it for them.
Reisender 10/27/20 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: everyday truck ideas needed

Anyone know (for sure) if any all electric car or truck will be flat towable or or even dollied? I suspect one will need to use a trailer to tow an all electric. Yep. Rivian announced last year that their truck will be 4 wheel towable. Neither Tesla or Ford has said anything. I know none of the existing Tesla’s can be towed four down so I wouldn’t count on the Cybertruck being towable four down.
Reisender 10/26/20 07:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Staying home. Can't even go to New Zealand this winter like the last time we didn't go to USA. My snowblower is tuned up and my shovel sharpened. I hear ya. I bought the wife new electric socks and a new snow shovel so we are set. Do those socks come with a fifty foot cord, or a 100 foot one Guy A little pair of lithium batteries. Last about 10 hours. Not kidding. :). She’s a Tesla girl. Only seems fitting. :)
Reisender 10/26/20 05:41pm Snowbirds
RE: everyday truck ideas needed

I cannot imagine a cg with a charging station for that electric p/u. Those may be great but I suspect will be limited to urban areas with charging stations. Rewiring a campground for charging stations would be very costly. And where is that Tesla truck that Musk was bloviating about, one and done? Meh. Superchargers and DC fast charging is pretty widespread now. And you can get a decent overnight charge from any 50 amp RV site. EV charging is not really a big deal for most. Everybody has to assess their own use of course.
Reisender 10/26/20 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: everyday truck ideas needed

funnily enough we test drove a Tesla (my son wanted to see one) yesterday, and there was talk of the Cyber Truck lol....Not sure what pricing will really look like on the electrics though...the Tesla made us feel very car sick! Heh heh. Yep. If I’m in the passengers seat it can be an interesting experience. Crazy acceleration and handling. Our daily driver is a Tesla model 3. I think the cheapest Cybertruck starts at 49000 and it goes up to 69000 for the 500 mile version that is projected to go from zero to sixty in 3 seconds. You can see all the projected specs and prices on the website. https://www.tesla.com/cybertruck?redirect=no Prices here. https://www.tesla.com/cybertruck/design#battery
Reisender 10/26/20 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: everyday truck ideas needed

Hi, soon my Prius will go to our son.... I am considering a pick up truck, but it will be my daily vehicle, running kids around etc. We'd also use it to throw our bicycles in, and maybe in the future for towing... Husband loves diesel....worth the extra $? Currently we use our 7.3L Diesel Excursion to tow our 30' 2007 Jayco TT. Not sure the smaller trucks would tow this, but we have the Excursion and plan to get a smaller TT in a few years once the kids no longer come along... I don't really like driving the Excursion, would there be a truck that's a bit smaller than this, or not really? That could possibly even tow the TT? Depending on your timeline there will be 3 or 4 manufacturers coming out with electric half tons in the next couple years. Depending on the trailer and how far you haul it might be something to consider. Cheers
Reisender 10/26/20 04:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Staying home. Can't even go to New Zealand this winter like the last time we didn't go to USA. My snowblower is tuned up and my shovel sharpened. I hear ya. I bought the wife new electric socks and a new snow shovel so we are set.
Reisender 10/26/20 03:28pm Snowbirds
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Arguably zero cylinders are the smoothest. :). Our last three cars have had zero cylinders and can attest to that. :). But then again, technically I think zero is an even number...
Reisender 10/26/20 11:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

I like that little thing. In that configuration I think it would be a perfect candidate for fords new EV driveline. I’ll be surprised if they don’t have an EV version in the next 2 to 4 years. Jmho.
Reisender 10/25/20 09:37am Dinghy Towing
RE: GM’s official run at Tesla starts with its E Hummer debut.

Seems like GM is full o bufalo manure https://insideevs.com/news/450345/gm-admits-no-gmc-hummer-ev-exists-yet/Why is that a surprise? None of the EV companies would be able to "reveal" their products if it weren't for Photoshop and CGI. LOL Fair enough, but in all fairness, Tesla doesn’t do commercials or even advertise really. The only upcoming vehicles they have have working licensed prototypes driving around the freeways. Just sayin.
Reisender 10/24/20 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Spell check

Funny to see the American spelling of words like colour, humour, calibre etc. In my younger years I couldn't figure out why Americans were so bad at spelling. And then realized it depends what country you select when installing software or even a website that the spell checkers change with the country. I had to re-evaulate my assessment of American linguistic skills after that. :)
Reisender 10/23/20 02:07pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Out the door....

Thank you Gary. Now stay safe and warm. :)
Reisender 10/23/20 06:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: GM’s official run at Tesla starts with its E Hummer debut.

I worked for a company where a Chevy 3/4 ton with Quadrasteer was passed around for opinions. We were in the oilfield in the eastern US. This means miles of mud up to the doors. The truck had failures, maybe due to long periods of the steering motor being wet, sometimes submerged. Then it dried out and was surrounded by hard mud, the boots got ripped. It also seemed to want to have the rear climb up out of the ruts. It also seemed to be a weak design, when you got in too deep and the cat had to drag you out backwards. If I remember correctly the steering tie rods and rack and pinion now lead the way in reverse, and found the rocks in the mud. All that stuff was about axle height. Now for rock crawling, maybe a different opinion. Parallel parked good too. We normally did not tow trailers with "white" vehicles so no opinion on towing. Speaking of towing, any news on the E Hummer on ratings and distance? Haven’t seen anything on towing. The EV truck gurus figure that the kind of towing it should be able to do is a trailer full of quads or dirt bikes, boats etc. Weekend recreation. Not sure how valid that is. What go hummers typically tow. Guessing it’s classified as a half ton like the Cybertruck and Rivian.
Reisender 10/22/20 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Buddy’s facebook comment.... This is a true, sad story of the depression that can haunt a man Brad lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist. He was sick of the world; of Covid 19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. Brad drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station and started the car. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency services and they broke in, pulling Brad from the car. A little sip of water and, surprisingly, he was in perfect condition, but his Tesla had a dead battery. Oh my gawd that’s hilarious. I’m copying it my keeper notes. Technical note, it would probably take a few weeks or so to run the battery dead LOL. :).
Reisender 10/22/20 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I should have put in an order for a cybertruck. I was inclined to wait a couple of years anyway but I just saw this on insideevs.com: "While it's true that many (some guess as much as 50%) of the Cubertruck reservations won't convert to sales, there are already so many reservations that even if only half of them convert, Tesla may have a production backlog of about three to four years once they begin manufacturing the vehicle." Now I don't want to have a deposit tied up for 5 years while I wait for the truck. From my stressed out son who left Tesla, Elon can shift production priorities in a snap of his finger when he sees pile up of demand and higher profits for the Tesla models. With Cybertruck's reservations and, hopefully, low cost manufacturer, it could get a higher priority. We are definitely in the on the fence crowd. I would say there is a 1 in 3 chance of us completing the deal. Lots of lifestyle changes coming up in the next 3 years for us. Time will tell.
Reisender 10/22/20 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

That's why I love Tesla -- other than my obsence profit on their stocks. The continuing improvements, mostly free, when you are already on the hook. cooked and in their frying pan having bought their unit. Sam. On your cybertruck reservation did you select FSD. Not giving advice here but we changed ours to include FSD this morning. If we don't want it at the time we can take it off. But Groover is right. On monday it is going up 2000 bucks. Right on the website it states your price is locked in. FSD isn't worth it to everybody. All Tesla vehicles come stock with Autopilot at no extra cost. FSD is 8000 bucks extra right now. It is a nice to have, not need to have. Just a heads up. Cheers. Thanks. I'm not inclined to get an FSD but. I appreciate the heads up and your info on decision time line. As I might have mentioned. FSD needs to be turned off on tow mode for current Tesla vehicles. And. seems dangerous if you turn off the tow mode so FSD can work even while towing a trailer. Dangerous since the CT's computer will not be including the towed vehicle for consideration in its maneuvering. I am optimistic though it will actually be included in tow mode. How else difficult to have it in Cybbertruck when the Semis would logically have it already.. We'll see. Yah I hear ya. I was just looking at it from the point of not costing anything to select it now as an option and it leaves your options open later. Cheers.
Reisender 10/22/20 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

That's why I love Tesla -- other than my obsence profit on their stocks. The continuing improvements, mostly free, when you are already on the hook. cooked and in their frying pan having bought their unit. Sam. On your cybertruck reservation did you select FSD. Not giving advice here but we changed ours to include FSD this morning. If we don't want it at the time we can take it off. But Groover is right. On monday it is going up 2000 bucks. Right on the website it states your price is locked in. FSD isn't worth it to everybody. All Tesla vehicles come stock with Autopilot at no extra cost. FSD is 8000 bucks extra right now. It is a nice to have, not need to have. Just a heads up. Cheers.
Reisender 10/22/20 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla's Full Self Driving has been released to select beta testers outside of the company for feedback before a general release. So far the only negative comments that I have seen are cautions from Tesla reminding the testers that it is a test and they need to stay vigilant just ion case. We got a software update yesterday but alas it is just the precursur to the FSD update. We got 2020.40.8 and apparently the FSD BETA update is 2020.40.8.10. 2020.40.8 that we got consisted of a few minor updates including. * being able to put a PIN number on the glove compartment. * priority Bluetooth device so you can set it to default to a certain iphone. * activation of heated charge port for those cars built after august 2020. (not ours so doesn't count for us) * better speed limit sign recognition and integration into autopilot. . * efficiency increase which affects different cars built at different times. I'm guessing we gained 8 to 12 KM of range but its freakin cold here (minus 1 celcius) and projected ranges are based on temp etc. If I had to guess our new fair weather range would be 525 - 530 KM. The new model 3 All Wheel Drives built after September with the new battery have 569 KM EPA range now. Standard range plus is around 423 KM EPA now. There were apparently some shadow changes as well but hard to tell. Apparently zero to sixty times with the efficiency increase went from 4.4 to 4.2 for those without the boost package and I think 3.7 with the boost. That thing is hard to tell unless you have one of those draggy thingys. We had to go out for groceries last night and the only I can tell that is obviously more different is it is more gentle in the approach to stop signs or stop lights. A couple of updates ago it was too slow, then it got too fast and in my opinion waited to long to slow down approaching a stop light or stop sign or line of cars etc. Now it seems to be in that Goldilocks region. Jusssst riiiight. :) Here in Canada the FSD BETA is not expected to be released till January or so. Meh. I don't think winter and snowy roads is a good time to to BETA test this kinda thing anyway. All above JMHO Cheers.
Reisender 10/22/20 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM’s official run at Tesla starts with its E Hummer debut.

Journey to the past with GM. Don't you guys remember the Quadrasteer, in about 2000 to 2005. Nuthing new. Not impressed then. I do. One of our neighbours in Palm Springs has one. But I think the tires turn in opposite direction from front to back. They turn opposite in slow maneuvering, but in the same direction at high speeds. Ahhh. Ok. That makes sense. Thanks.
Reisender 10/22/20 07:45am Tow Vehicles
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