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Old 11-27-2019, 08:41 AM   #1
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tow vehicle II

This might be something to pull your camper into a state park with.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/thor2...143500210.html
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:47 AM   #2
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Elon Musk did a tug of war against that truck with the Tesla truck and won! Amazing!
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:49 AM   #3
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Pretty hard to beat Elon.
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:14 AM   #4
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Elon Musk did a tug of war against that truck with the Tesla truck and won! Amazing!
I believe your thinking about the Tesla truck and a Ford. At a curb weight of 30000# the Tesla would not stand a chance.
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:04 AM   #5
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What a HUGE waste of paint & chrome!!!
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:51 PM   #6
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What a HUGE waste of paint & chrome!!!
You may think it a waste but I'd say he did ok. He spent 7 mil and 7 yrs and got 12 mil for it. A 5 mil profit isn't bad
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:58 PM   #7
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You may think it a waste but I'd say he did ok. He spent 7 mil and 7 yrs and got 12 mil for it. A 5 mil profit isn't bad

Not only that, he probably had tons of enjoyment building something so unique. The sense of accomplishment must have been tremendous.
Hats off to human ingenuity.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:12 AM   #8
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What a HUGE waste of paint & chrome!!!
I agree, very ingenuous!
My point though was that with all that time/money/ingenuity too bad he didn't build something more useful! The only use of that thing is to sit in a building somewhere collecting dust & people walk by & say "WOW, look at that thing" then keep walking.
As someone said "there's one born every minute", in this case there were 2 born that same minute, the builder & the buyer.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:22 AM   #9
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Fact remains---he made 5 mil. Likely more then any working man makes in a life time.
Plus he can say--I made that.
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:17 PM   #10
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As of last Sunday, he had 200,000 orders for the truck. So I think there were 200,000 born that minute. Don't think all will be sitting in the garage. As for me, the technology is great, but the appearance is just plain ugly.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:54 AM   #11
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I think one of those would look just GREAT sitting in your yard/driveway.
You could sell rides, give guided tours. Mark, you would more then likely pay for it in a year or so.
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