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RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Nowhere did I say to add another vehicle to the existing household fleet. In case I wasn't clear, I meant an ICE vehicle can be replaced with an EV for short commutes and errands. It goes without saying this scenario won't work for everyone.
gemsworld 08/17/19 09:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Many households have 2 or more vehicles, and having an EV for short commutes or running errands makes a lot of sense, in my opinion. And just like some of you here that are always preaching about buying used RVs versus new, you can do the same with EVs and hybrids. Prices on 3 year-old EVs and hybrids: 2016 Nissan Leaf with 84 to 107 mile range - $10,991 in Autotrader 2016 Tesla Model S with 208 to 315 mile range - $44,600 in Autotrader 2016 Chevy Volt hybrid with 53 mile battery range and unlimited on gas - $15,697 in Autotrader. My personal choice would be the Chevy Volt since you can have the best of both worlds and not have to suffer from range anxiety. Too bad GM killed it.
gemsworld 08/17/19 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

An EV makes sense for many households. "According to ABC News, the average American drives 16 miles to work each way, with a daily commute totaling nearly an hour round trip." How Far Do Americans Drive to Work on Average?
gemsworld 08/17/19 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thinking of a Mercedes Class C

I owned a C on a Ford chassis and now own a C with the MB Sprinter chassis. They are both good, in their own ways. You can't directly compare them to each other as they are apples and oranges. It's up the individual to determine which is one is best for his/her needs. Many of the Sprinter mohos can tow 5,000 lbs.
gemsworld 08/13/19 01:57pm Class C Motorhomes
Confessions of an RV Salesman

Confessions of an RV Salesman
gemsworld 08/12/19 12:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

and when you sell/trade in your old EV do you think that the value won't be lessened by the loss of value in your battery system? What do you think happens to ICE vehicles? Many of them lose 50% or more of their value in three years. Too bad GM killed the Chevy Volt. It offered the best of both worlds. You could run on electric power for 50 miles, which is more than adequate as a grocery-getter or commuter car, or drive across the country using gasoline without having range anxiety.
gemsworld 08/11/19 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Portable Solar Smoking

I used a 120 watt suitcase kit with the controller attached to the back of one panel for years and I connected the batteries to the controller after I had the panels set up. I never had a problem and never heard anyone mention having to hook up the batteries before the panels were exposed to sunlight.
gemsworld 08/08/19 08:54pm Tech Issues
RE: New GPS needed

Don't get a Rand MacNally GPS, they are junk.
gemsworld 08/03/19 05:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Quality of Class C

I'm on my third Winnebago and never had the roof leak, let alone blow off.
gemsworld 08/03/19 11:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Glacier National Park

We got in last year at peak time. What saved us was having a small moho.
gemsworld 08/03/19 10:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sprinter Carrying Capacity

When we were looking for a Sprinter based moho we encountered some units with extremely low carrying capacity. The Forest River products (the Isatas were the worst) had very low CCCs and the Thors were only marginally better. We ended up buying a 2019 Winnebago Navion 24V with 1,368 pounds of carrying capacity and 5,000 pound towing capacity.
gemsworld 08/03/19 10:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quality of Class C

Get the Winnebago.
gemsworld 08/02/19 06:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hubodometer

https://www.amazon.com/Stemco-650-0598-Hubodometer-500/dp/B002D469TC
gemsworld 07/31/19 09:46pm Tech Issues
Dish Network has tough road to become mobile carrier

Doesn't look like Dish will be gone any time soon, as predicted by Timmac. Dish Network has tough road to become competitive mobile carrier
gemsworld 07/26/19 05:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

FAIR is requiring any product entering your Country to be made with the same environmental and labor regulations imposed on your own companies. We would probably be trading only with Canada, if that were the case. And we would also be paying through the nose for even the most basic products. This country already transitioned from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. We sell services and technology to other countries and we buy many of their manufactured goods. No amount of tariffs is going to change that. For the record: I have been involved in manufacturing all my life and my livelihood was mostly dependent on other manufacturers.
gemsworld 07/24/19 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Furrion rv air conditioner, anyone have one yet? Or Attwood?

intriguing...but I rather not be the first to have them....these new units need to prove them self in service...IMHO They might be better than the other Furrion stuff like their TV's, Audio components, shore power connectors, and appliances, but I doubt it. They're a partner of Lippert. Two peas in a pod, or two peas in a junkpile. Contract junk from China manufactured by the lowest irresponsible bidder, then branded. X2
gemsworld 07/23/19 05:57pm Tech Issues
RE: How do you feel about your corner bed?

Had a corner bed and the only thing we didn't like much was making the bed. We now have twins beds and we like the set up much better.
gemsworld 07/21/19 11:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stuff in your storage compartment?

Propane grill.
gemsworld 07/20/19 03:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vehicle for Pennsylvania to Arizona and back

If you don't want to tow, I recommend looking at a 24 to 26 foot class C and use it as a toad. We did this 3 years ago and never looked back. We recently completed a 7,500 mile trip across the US and Canada and got along just fine without a toad. We easily navigated the narrow streets in Old Quebec City with our Sprinter motorhome.
gemsworld 07/20/19 03:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

Fuzzy math at best to think a 25% tariff translates only into a 2.5% price increase at the consumer level. The article states tariffs are responsible for a 5% increase in the cost of new RVs. A 5% increase on a $30 purchase isn't noticeable but it certainly is when considering a new $100K+ toy. There is a link in the article worth checking that shows the different price increases on components used to build a typical cargo trailer in the US.
gemsworld 07/18/19 09:54am General RVing Issues
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