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Old 08-27-2017, 04:03 PM   #3141
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Why not? To each his own.


Exactly. But I would still ask the owner why.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:15 PM   #3142
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Exactly. But I would still ask the owner why.
With the hand shifter, I would say the rider has a handicap and it probably affects his balance as well, thus the modified trike. As to the auto rear end, no telling.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:21 PM   #3143
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I wonder what the range is while pulling the TT.
Now to answer my own question about the Tesla X towing range.

https://www.tesla.com/customer-stori...amping-trailer

A couple in Canada is towing a Alto 1723 cross Canada trip of 10,000km/6,200mi with the brand new Model X. This is what they have to say.

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"Instead of 405km/250mi fully charged, we now only got about 220km/140mi. It turned out, though, that by going slower (70km/45mi/h) without air conditioning and on range mode, we could cover even distances that brought us higher into the mountains. Since then, we discovered that we can even make up to 300km/185mi with the trailer on a full charge on the highways through Saskatchewan where there’s little in elevation changes. Some tailwind is required for that, though."

They even have a blog listed in the article above.

I know several years ago a fellow converted a Ford F150 or F250, I don't remember which and cannot find the article anymore. He converted it to a series-hybrid with a 4 cyl diesel turning a generator to power the traction motor. His tow capacity was 100# less than stock and I believe performance was the same or better than stock and mileage was 35-45 mpg.

I thought both articles were interesting and I still searching for the Ford conversion article.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:27 PM   #3144
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Volvo says within a year or two they will no longer sell gas-only cars. All hybrids and full-electric. The times they are a-changin'.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:27 PM   #3145
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Volvo says within a year or two they will no longer sell gas-only cars. All hybrids and full-electric. The times they are a-changin'.
They might be, but "Theres no substitute for cubic amps" makes for a strange t-shirt at the swap meet.

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Volvo says within a year or two they will no longer sell gas-only cars. All hybrids and full-electric. The times they are a-changin'.
Volvo's US auto sales market share hovers somewhere around one half of one percent. I agree that hybrid/electric will continue to become more and more prevalent...in time, but Volvo's change is largely insignificant to the big picture. Just my thoughts/opinion.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:05 PM   #3147
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They might be, but "Theres no substitute for cubic amps" makes for a strange t-shirt at the swap meet.

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Maybe "There's no substitute for Megawatts"?
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And I have to wonder... Isn't pulling a toad kinda defeating the purpose of a truck camper? I mean... ain't the main reason for truck campers so you can drop the camper at the campground, and use the truck to roam around?

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I'd rather have 1.21 jigowatts and a flux capacitor.
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Maybe "There's no substitute for Megawatts"?
Or maybe "There's no substitute for full torque at zero rpm."
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I'd rather have 1.21 jigowatts and a flux capacitor.
Then you could camp anywhere, any time!
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:55 PM   #3152
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Volvo says within a year or two they will no longer sell gas-only cars. All hybrids and full-electric. The times they are a-changin'.


What they all need to do is go back and look at the 1984 Ford Escort diesel.

I had a new one in upstate New York. Used to put the seats down and fill with firewood for the house etc.

Around town even in the mountains up there I got 50 mpg no matter how I drove it or loaded.

Trip from Saratoga springs to Pittsburgh I got somewhere between 65 and 70 mpg.

Wasn't a race car and probably wouldn't tow much but that is what I use to compare all the new "fuel efficient " cars against now and nothing comes close that I've seen plus that was over 30 years ago.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:20 PM   #3153
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Why not? To each his own.
Well yeah, but why a Toyota Corolla. He could have picked something cooler than a Corolla.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:33 PM   #3154
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Well yeah, but why a Toyota Corolla. He could have picked something cooler than a Corolla.
Sometimes you work with what you got. That's how a lot of creations like this start.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:38 PM   #3155
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Well yeah, but why a Toyota Corolla. He could have picked something cooler than a Corolla.
Maybe it's what he had available.. maybe it was sentimental.. who knows. I got it.. maybe his wife told him he couldn't have a motorcycle and bought him a car instead.. LOL!

All I'm saying is that anyone capable of melding those two vehicles has some serious skill and I respect that.

It's more of an art form than anything else..
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What they all need to do is go back and look at the 1984 Ford Escort diesel.

I had a new one in upstate New York. Used to put the seats down and fill with firewood for the house etc.

Around town even in the mountains up there I got 50 mpg no matter how I drove it or loaded.

Trip from Saratoga springs to Pittsburgh I got somewhere between 65 and 70 mpg.

Wasn't a race car and probably wouldn't tow much but that is what I use to compare all the new "fuel efficient " cars against now and nothing comes close that I've seen plus that was over 30 years ago.
Back then they didn't have to deal with the epa. The exhausts on new diesels are so restricted now.. They wouldn't get 50 mpg back then if they had to deal with today's emissions restrictions.
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Nice. Love the red and white Shasta.
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