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RE: RV Batteries - Lithium as Option

Theres also ,,DIY solar power with Will Prowse,, chanel on YT Highly recomend checking that
free radical 08/12/20 08:13pm Tech Issues
RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

1) stainless steel roof (NO rubber!!!!) 2) big solar and lots of solid state batteries 3) paid off (I LIKE this feature a LOT) Stainless is very pricey, More so then aluminum even,Airstream uses .035 thicknes I think Check the price of that and see why no one uses SS. Certain types of ruber is totaly aceptable as roofing material In case you want to build a house truck :) https://www.dayusroofing.com/services/rubber/ Plastic roof might be even better https://www.polysand.ca/slate.html
free radical 08/12/20 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

A Body structure strong like this https://youtu.be/srgE6Tzi3Lg
free radical 08/11/20 08:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Totaled vehicles...sometimes surprising.

We know someone(friend of a friend) who bought a salvage Tesla. Got it for a song. Model S. The problem is once it is written off Tesla removes supercharger privileges and he can only charge L2 or use a Chademo adapter at non Tesla fast chargers. For the most part he and she use it for commuting but like to do road trips as well and have to put up with the slower Chademo chargers. Good thing the Chademo network is getting better but would still suck without Supercharger access. Tesla won't budge on their position. That's a shame. I imagine that Tesla would no longer support that car with updates either. Might be fun to get a salvage titled Tesla to swap into an old car to make a really cool restomod. :) Tesla does this to protect their rep,, Salvage vehicles battery may not be safe to use when charging and Tesla would get all the blame if it blew up or caught fire. The owner might even want to sue Tesla Buyin new battery and geting whole car REcertified could work tho.
free radical 08/09/20 08:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Horrible customer service

Pandemic schmandemic, there are stil places where customer is god Tokyo movers https://youtu.be/q0RX59G2jaA
free radical 08/08/20 09:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: How does RV Insurance work? How to get around my Catch-22?

Fwiw Id go to a Profesional truck driving school to get whatever licence you need. May cost you more $ but good school will also teach you lots more about safety and other things related to driving then some budy friend.
free radical 08/07/20 09:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Losing home & need to immediately relocate to truck camper

Until you experience “roll and sway” don’t try to fix it. An adequate truck won’t require modifications. Remember your budget....what is your budget? Our budget is $15K so we are going to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. WE? So its two people? Imo TC is too small for two people for fulltime livin. And 15K wont get you ANY camper for ALL season living,unless you chase and stay in warm weather places. Id get small MH not sure what 15k will buy you tho.. or buy School bus in good shape and convert it into MH Plenty of vids on YT on how to do that and all your other questions too. One main advantage Skoolies are built tougher then any RV and you can customize it any layout you want. You could live in it while building,just get Gym membership to use showers etc. Good luck Btw I had good experience drivin Chevys oved 40 years now,but then I buy new or almost new and dont abuse or race it. https://youtu.be/HpqG4pKBTd8
free radical 08/01/20 09:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Nikola is building a factory,watch out Tesla :B https://youtu.be/7JA2Mf2rDWQ
free radical 07/30/20 09:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Hummer has crazy good specs. 1000 HP and 1150 torque.

Cut and paste from the article. Wow. Just wow. 1,000 horsepowers 11,500 pound feet of torque Open air infinity roof Modular sky panels 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 3 seconds Adrenaline Mode Crab Mode Ultium Battery Super fast charging Next Gen SuperCruise Ultra vision camera Here’s a link. https://electrek.co/2020/07/29/gmc-hummer-electric-pickup-new-pictures-features/ GM sure makes lot o promises and exagerated claims while Tesla is eatin their lunch Ive been drivin Chevy for many years but Tesla Cybrtrk will be my next truck Hummer looks way too ugly plus they have no SCharger network Also aerodynamics play big role in geting good mpg/range Make a truck like the old Holden UTE and I might be interested https://youtu.be/whoAXWlbUSg
free radical 07/30/20 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A nice change from Social Media

I was just telling my bride how coming here to ask questions is so nice. To get the answers to your questions with out all the drama and misdirected answers. Thanks to all who give me straight answers and I'll try to do the same. Save camping all You can also find answers to almost anything on Google or YT. Its like a big huge library.
free radical 07/30/20 08:19pm General RVing Issues
Interesting TC build

Alaska truck camper,, or truck cabin? https://youtu.be/ENZ2KjlN71A
free radical 07/28/20 08:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Quality isn't anything Tusk is interested in...and the higher the complexity of the product, the harder it is to design in quality and to maintain quality... snip.... So it takes unskilled labor to build the sophisticated Tesla, and maintain the robotic equipment that I'm sure does a lot of the assembly? So a guy could go from building Big Mac's one day to building a Tesla the next day? Maybe the bus tickets from Neuvo Laredo will be comped by Tesla. :) Seems like there's lots of complaints from people buying RV's, about the quality of those RV's that are built with unskilled labor. Sometimes you have pay more for a quality work force. Why Tusk is dead last in the JD Powers rating that is based mainly on quality Dead last in the 2020 JD Powers ratings https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/06/teslas-are-the-most-unreliable-new-cars-in-the-us-survey-finds/ https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020070a.jpg width=680 Dodge is above Tesla As Scotty Kilmer would say :B :B :B You see Tesla does NOT pay JD Powers any advert revenue thats why theres a litle bias against them. Now you know how the world works
free radical 07/23/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Whoa, "start at $35,000 annually, counting benefits". Looks like Elon isn't big into the "share the wealth" ethic. That's about $15/hour. Looks like the people building 'em won't be able to afford to buy 'em. Curious. What does unskilled labour get paid in Texas. Around here it is just under 15 but headed for 15.20 this year.So it takes unskilled labor to build the sophisticated Tesla, and maintain the robotic equipment that I'm sure does a lot of the assembly? So a guy could go from building Big Mac's one day to building a Tesla the next day? Maybe the bus tickets from Neuvo Laredo will be comped by Tesla. :) Seems like there's lots of complaints from people buying RV's, about the quality of those RV's that are built with unskilled labor. Sometimes you have pay more for a quality work force. Id think building RVs one would need to have some carpentry experience at least to do a good job or be very handy. On the other hand how much brainpower does one need to keep turning power wrenches on auto factor asembly line ?
free radical 07/23/20 08:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing vehicle Ford vs GMC Dually Super Duty (used)

Id buy brand new and take good care of it,starting with proper undercoating. Have 08 Silverado that stil runs like a dream,but then I dont race or let it overheat and change all fluids at recomended intervals.
free radical 07/23/20 08:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mechanical Mystery...

If you were close to Tx Id sugest to see Scotty Kilmer or just hit his site on YT and ask. Even simpler solution is to put your pants on when driving ! :B Ive been in minus 30 winters and never needed seat heater,simply wear thermal underwear.
free radical 07/22/20 08:35pm Tow Vehicles
Pls respect Canadian laws

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/florida-couple-self-isolation-charges-1.5648703 Staff Sgt. William McMullen says a 68-year-old and 70-year-old were charged with failure to comply with Section 58 of the Quarantine Act, which puts limitations and conditions on entrance into Canada.  They were also each issued a Provincial Offence Notice that includes a fine of $1,000. The maximum penalty if convicted is $750,000 and/or six months in prison.
free radical 07/15/20 10:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Bikes???

Heres an interesting ev bike eRockit https://youtu.be/C5UB4AtKY7s
free radical 07/14/20 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Achates opposed piston engines

Probably wouldnt pass the emisions..two stroke run too dirty Heres a better engine working on completely new thermodynamic cycle in which Power stroke is Longer then Intake and Exhaust stroke making for improved power 11 cyl one intake one exhaust no valves,no cams no crank. Ive seen this thing run in big car with 4 speed tranny back then when Kristiansen and his team invented it in 77 http://www.freepatentsonline.com/RE30565.html
free radical 07/11/20 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
My Covid 19 nightmare

Ok,not mine but a traveling friend, Take the virus seriously wherever you go and at least wear a mask for protection https://youtu.be/clscC120ZQM
free radical 07/09/20 07:51pm General RVing Issues
Chinese RV factory visit

Skip to 54 min if you dont like to watch airport procedures Looks like class B built on Isuzu trucks, dont say anything about price unfortunately or if they will export here. https://youtu.be/wVB-FtGGBqo
free radical 07/07/20 08:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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