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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I'm old enough to remember that Tesla Plaid was going to beat Porsche in the "Ring". The picture below shows how it worked out. :B So the pre production test vehicle had some issues. This is not settled yet. I expect to see a production model on the ring before the end of the year. But Tesla will probably be bankwupt by then right? Production cars are not built on one fast lap. If that were the case we would all be driving NASCAR's or Top Fuel cars. Tusk is doing an excellent job of farming the government just as I said he would. I give him an A+. Where is that semi by the way? It was 2018 and then 2019 and then for sure 2020 and now I'm sure you will say for sure at the end of 2021!! Always just a year away......and then another year away.......Do you want to do another prediction?Track record for production electric vehicles at the "ring" has now been set by an unmodified production Model S. Ball is in your court Porsche..... need to find an additional 12 seconds.
time2roll 09/09/21 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

NEMA 15A is a 15 amp plug should not neee 10ga go to an electrical supply house Skip google and go to a sticks and bricks electrical supply house. If you can take the cord, or a couple inches of it, with you. Called an actual electrical supply house and aHa! Leviton 5266-C can support 10 AWG and it’s about $10. Problem solved.Interesting that the Leviton and Hubbell have the same part number.
time2roll 09/09/21 12:42pm Tech Issues
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

The Hubbell plug will take #10 stranded wire with nickel plated clamp. Cord Grip Range .230" - .720" (5.8 - 18.3mm) Also available in 90 degree.
time2roll 09/09/21 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Man, they don't make 'em like they used to

I really want a new RV, but they're making it tough. Granted, I could correct the shortcomings of those new trailers fairly simply, but why should I have to? Especially at the price points these guys expect! OK, rant over.OK did you just rant about low quality and high price? There are some better RVs.... they cost even more. Most buyers want a low price at any cost. And that drives the quality down.
time2roll 09/08/21 10:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Shore Power Charger in 99 Jamboree

Most standard converters are fine with LFP. Just don't use the converter for long term storage. LFP prefers about 60% charge and just disconnect. Actually some of the so called "lithium" converters are worse for these batteries.
time2roll 09/07/21 09:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Tank level question

Unfortunately only one cylinder is shown. I see the cylinder gauge says 1/4 and should be enough to keep the changeover indicator green. I agree the changeover valve is functioning poorly and should be replaced. I recommend Cavagna brand as a replacement.
time2roll 09/06/21 09:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone with 12v Air Conditioning Experience?

Here is one more 12v-24v vendor to look at:
time2roll 09/06/21 12:14pm Truck Campers
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

If you keep driving, ignore any signs and pass on several opportunities to safely merge just so you can be one or two cars in front of me, don't expect me to go out of my way to let you in.OK don't be mad at me but we are doing the exact opposite. I would expect you to keep it tight until the end.... then give space to exactly one vehicle. That is what the zipper is all about. Your method allows you to bring in multiple cars as you inch forward and as they get in early more slide along the side to pass and make your line aggrivated.
time2roll 09/06/21 09:48am General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

My wait time is much longer at red lights and especially left turn lights as compared to roll in slow to a circle and out and on my way. I suppose it creates stress for many that would prefer to have some down time at a light vs think about how to blend in and merge properly and keep up without tailgating.
time2roll 09/04/21 09:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

The sign says "lane ends merge", it doesn't say "lane ends merge but wait til the end and force your way over.At the point of merge I believe the other vehicles should open a space. Yes unfortunately they did 1/4 mile back and let in 3 vehicles and people keep sliding up the side and then at the end they are tired of all the cutting in and make it hard for the person doing the right thing. Most people just don't get how this should work.
time2roll 09/04/21 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

All is moot for the people that continue to go slow after the lane opens and never allow the line to speed up.
time2roll 09/04/21 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

I tend to move slowly up the open lane and match speeds into an open space and complete the merge at the last of the space so no one passes me on the right. Yes like a zipper. Am I the jerk? It is a lost art in the US and maybe most places. Most onramps or lane ending situations function similar.
time2roll 09/03/21 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: GM and others shutting down production.

Anyone thinking to avoid these trucks as possibly problematic?
time2roll 09/02/21 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TT with its own motors!

As a rental or a bit larger for full time I really like the concept.
time2roll 09/02/21 01:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

August of 2005 I bought my F150 4x4 Lariat with every option available and paid $36k, financed by Ford's no interest loan. Today it has 77,500 miles. Drove to South Central Oregon a few weeks ago and it averaged 18.5 MPG; around town 13.5 MPG.Excellent! I gave about $31,000 in 2001 with most every option but the rear seat entertainment and no sunroof. No zero % back before 9-11. 205,000 miles now getting 8 towing and maybe 14 around town. Everything works great except the CD player. Probably my last truck with todays prices.
time2roll 09/01/21 02:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are Ground Bonding Plugs required for Each Inverter/Genny?

Just one assuming all grounds are connected.
time2roll 08/31/21 09:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical help

I would manually check the voltage at the pedestal supply. You are looking for 120v Hot to Neutral and 240 volts hot to hot. If the the auto former is not really boosting much you could just remove it from the circuit to see what goes. Check voltage on each leg with items running. If you have a bad neutral it will show high on one side and low on the other.
time2roll 08/29/21 08:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Endurance Tires

Are you forgetting tongue weight deducts from axle weight? The 7500 GVW would be closer to 6500 on the axles.That is the thoughts of many manufacturers to save a few $$ per trailer to put on the very minimum rating. I recommend tires that cover the full GVWR in every case. Hitch weight is your margin of error for safety.
time2roll 08/29/21 08:01pm Towing
RE: Power Sag/Current Issues at Seasonal Site

The two stages are a good thing, but Frank passed away about five years ago.Yes it is too bad his booster went with him. I met Frank about 15 years ago when I picked mine up at his home in Los Angeles to save shipping. Nice man. RIP.
time2roll 08/29/21 04:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Traction control systems and trailer sway bars

I agree with Grit. Will depend on the combo and how it tows without. Also read the complete towing section of the owners' manual as there could be more details than the marketing brochure. Some truck hitches want the weight distribution etc. to go over 5,000 pounds trailer weight. Plenty of larger trailers tow just fine with just a pintle hook. Give it a go and post the results. I've been towing this trailer since 2007 with 4 different trucks (1/2 ton, 2 3/4 ton diesels and now a 1-ton DRW cab/chassis) - I always used the same adjustable WD/sway-bar hitch since the trailer has been the same trailer since 2007. I was just hoping to see if I can do without the anti-sway bar on the trailer/hitch and maybe without the weight distribution as well. The trailer has a GVWR of 7,000lbs and my current truck is 8800lbs. I read my towing section of the truck manual and I understand about weight distribution in trailer and need to have 10-15% of trailer weight on the hitch. I don't think anyone can definitively say if it will work well or not with your particular combination. If you sense more sway or do not like the control effort by the vehicle it will be very simple to put the old equipment back on. Don't head into a gusty cross wind at 70+ on the first try.
time2roll 08/29/21 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
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