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RE: Electric vehicles

Wet acid batteries don't like cold, and are oversized to start an ICE. Lithium batteries HATE cold. Using energy to keep them warm, especially if plugged in helps a lot. Driving an electric vehicle requires some driving behavior changes, but people have to be aware it is different. There's a huge move to electric. Given the current technology, there is not enough raw materials to produce the demand that is being created. Rare earth materials are strip mined in China, which is the biggest source. Limited amounts of material are available elsewhere in the globe. This is the first limiting factor. Second limiting factor, the grid can't sustain much of an increase in electric vehicles. Third factor, an electric vehicle costs more to produce, a lot more. Govt subsidies have masked it until now. That is changing, and customers are voting with their pocket book.
philh 11/13/19 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Who says I need to take up space for a Gooseneck Hitch!

Common you statics gurus, give it a shot. :B Free Body Diagram wouldn't be difficult... but stress analysis could be a bit more challenging
philh 11/13/19 09:59am Towing
RE: Electric Pickup?

This kinda went off the rails
philh 11/12/19 07:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

put on a digital lock!
philh 11/12/19 07:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

dup
philh 11/07/19 05:16pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

worth it??? I bought a new TT after visiting a local show to dream about my future 5th wheel.
philh 11/07/19 05:16pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Ford reaches tentative UAW contract.

So at what point does it not become bashing to you? What if the UAW asked for $120k salaries and $15k bonuses and paying no health care? At what point would you say they are being greedy just like we are or do they get a pass simply because they are union? It's greed when they make more than I do ;)
philh 11/06/19 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing 12-volt batteries with 6-volt

You must change out the convertor charger and get rid of the POS WFCO. I love my 2 6v batteries. Haven't run anything heavy, but they have performed well for me.
philh 11/04/19 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Campground Theft

In most states that would also get you jailed. It is unlawful to use deadly force to protect property life and the lives of others is what deadly force is to be used for. State law prevails. In some states, use of deadly force to protect "some" property is permitted. You are correct, that even with rock salt, it's deadly force.
philh 11/04/19 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

My heater carries five rounds of .357 mag. Too limited for my tastes. Prefer higher capacity heaters.
philh 11/04/19 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Load Distribution

Interesting... and makes me wonder if why one leg at my primary campground was way low on voltage. If everybody is pulling off of the same leg...
philh 11/03/19 09:46am Tech Issues
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Nose-heavy aircraft is nothing new. Setting ALL trims according to the take-off weight-and-balance data is nothing new. Hand flying during takeoff, and and trimming the aircraft as necessary during climb-out is nothing new. Granted, in order to do it safely, you not only need to be systems knowledgeable, but you also need to be an experienced aviator,...not just a pilot. An aviator knows the limits of elevator and stabilizer authority, and the difference between full power and takeoff power, and the limits of rudder authority,.....plus hundreds of other important related things. In aviation, it's easy to learn that if you go too slow, you might fall out of the sky. It takes a lot more time to learn that if you go too fast you might go into Mach Tuck, from which you will problably NOT recover. Completely off topic, I'm on a charter flight, don't recall the plane, but it was a turbo prop. Also happen to be PPL-IFR. I'm sitting in the back of the plane, clear view of the cockpit and the right seat is stiff arming the yoke. I muttered that's not good, my VP of operations of VP, also PPL looks over and says no it's not... first lesson, think before speaking. Bottom line, they washed the airplane before picking us up, and during the climb to flight levels, trim froze. When they leveled off, plane wanted to keep climbing.
philh 11/01/19 06:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: My daily trip to Walmart

That's 3 minutes I'll never get back. LOL Speed reading classes may help :)
philh 11/01/19 05:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Propane winterizing

disconnect them leaves the pigtail susceptible to spiders and their webs. Leave them connected.
philh 11/01/19 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

That is not how it works. The CEO cannot override the board of directors. Board members are elected by shareholders(owners of the corp) to act on behalf of the shareholders. Spot On The Board members are responsible to the shareholders. Their primary responsibility is to increase shareholder wealth, not protect FCA or PSA. I would not be surprised to see Jeep spun off, but I don't know who would buy jeep brand. Chrysler will be a mere shadow in a decade.
philh 11/01/19 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mileage observations

A few years ago, I had to follow my father who only does 60 mph. It was annoying to drive that slow. After doing the math I saved less than $6 and arrived over half an hour later than I normally do. 23 minutes later assuming the entire trip was at 60mph.
philh 11/01/19 09:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 ACA ("Obamacare") Update for Full Timers

At what age do you plane to retire? You get Medicare at 65. 62 - 65... Wife is likely eligible for SSDI, and she's 5 years younger than I (61). My retirement won't happen until she has medical coverage outside of my employment. It would likely take us a year to get the house truly prepped to sell, so now I'm at 63+. It's kind of leaning towards just waiting until 65.
philh 11/01/19 09:13am Full-time RVing
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

I don't know much about PSA, but I do know that FCA is way behind in product development of BEV and hybrids. They have been milking the high horsepower revenue without much new development. Jeep is a valuable commodity. Trucks are doing well. Cars not so much.
philh 10/31/19 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 ACA ("Obamacare") Update for Full Timers

This is going to play a part in our retirement plans. How does the income subsidy work, on the prior years income level? Once I retire, I will only be receiving SS... but the prior year, it will be higher.
philh 10/31/19 06:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

FCA is in huge trouble. This is not a merger of equals.
philh 10/30/19 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
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