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  1. I'm still looking for the "Like" button.
  2. JMO, but anyone who finds 550 scary during Summer months, probably has no business driving in Colorado. It's a commercial route and a super highway. Now, in Winter during a snowstorm? Well, that's different. Just drive it in a natural way, looking out in front instead of over the edge. You'll be fine. I've driven some switchbacks in your part of the country which were more of a challenge.
  3. IMO, that is not enough truck for that trailer. However, I see lot's of similarly loaded rigs going down the highway at 75 mph with no consequences. I'm sure someone will provide a more technical answer. Good luck with your new rig.
  4. And, if you eat enough donuts, it'll offset the value of the vaccine. 😀
  5. I have had THIS ONE for about 10 years, used it to wax my fifth wheel twice a year or so. I really like the fact that they can be made very small for storing and transporting. Mine is pretty sturdy, I always felt comfortable going to the top on it. Where are you located?
  6. Simple answers based on my reading various EV forums for a couple of years. Most of the EV's are now using heat pumps for cooling and heating the cabin and also for maintaining battery integrity in both hot and cold environments. From what I've read, running the air conditioner has minimal effect on mileage range, less than what I would have thought. In fact, many EV owners leave the a/c on while they're inside the grocery store or waiting in vehicle for whatever. Cold weather does have a detrimental effect on battery efficiency and overall mileage range.
  7. Good points. I don't think anyone is saying that the future won't be different, just in how and when it will happen. Technology progresses, with or without our acknowledgement. However, I doubt that California banned the sale of horse and buggy back in the day in order to push automobiles. That transition took about fifty years. There are States which are suggesting this should all happen in the next 10 to 15 years. Manufacturers are committing to no fossil fuel vehicles in 2030 or 2035. GM is not the only one. I'm not saying it won't happen, but there's lot's of work to do, and I
  8. That's interesting. Are you saying that in Texas you have to own a vehicle before you can get a driver's license?
  9. Looks like somebody better get busy building some power plants of some kind. Doesn't it take like 10 years to build one? I think the real challenge is batteries, both for vehicles and mass storage. The good news is there are a lot of people working on battery technology at this time.
  10. Wow. Did that make you think about running a small heating duct to the battery compartment? Or, can you do something like that with lithium batteries?
  11. When the time changes, I go around and reset my clocks. Twenty minutes later I've forgotten all about it until the next change. I'm retired, but it was the same when I was working. Nothing to get used to, just reset the clocks and move on. If it's dark, I turn on a light. Now, if the government could somehow pass a law where it is always Springtime with everything green and beautiful and the climate is mild, I'm all for that. But, alas, seasons come and seasons go.
  12. I'm certainly not an expert. I was just making an observation, no reason to get defensive.
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