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Posted: 04/29/21 06:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've had a barrage of new threads for Electric Vehicles. Instead of so many smaller threads, I'm opening one mega thread for discussion here.

Frankly, I don't even see the tie in to RVs, but the topic is popular enough for someone to start a new thread every day.

So here you go. EVs. Discuss. Or scroll.



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Hi,

One use is for providing power to the 120 volt side of an RV, from the BEV battery bank. There are a few units that already have a plug. I wonder if they can charge and draw at the same time a la "load support" inverter/chargers.


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pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

One use is for providing power to the 120 volt side of an RV, from the BEV battery bank. There are a few units that already have a plug. I wonder if they can charge and draw at the same time a la "load support" inverter/chargers.


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So, what better to tow with? gas, diesel or electric? I can see it now! 1 more group of owners to fight about what`s best! I cant wait!!!!


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GM getting serious?
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/busine........estment-called-slap-face-uaw/7402862002/

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Does not relate to camping? IMHO, recreational camping is pretty much a middle class, and often upper middle class activity. And it depends on a decent environment to enjoy it. So just like politics, everything can relate to camping.
Most simple relationship I see is do your commuting and grocery getting in a EV, save the gas, and gas money for camping.
Semi related, is all the talk about how great it is to have solar power on their RV. Why not use solar the rest of time in your house?
Other threads discuss how to dry camp longer with the limited fresh water in tank. Anybody use the same ideas to save water in earth's much larger, but still limited fresh water tank?

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Gritdog quote "LOL, this month alone, 5-1/2 pages of posts. About 95% of which are 100% EV related and a few random Covid and Canada....priceless."

Hey @Gritdog, asking for a friend: Is anyone forcing you to read the EV thread?

Or, anyone preventing you to redo the GM vs Ford pissing contest?

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Does EV relate to camping?

Of course it is! I ordered the Cybertruck for my trailer puller -- which if I may add I bought at Camping World complete with Good Sam membership and Good Sam insurance.

Am I a loyal customer or what? And If they'll service or Tesla dealer, I'll get it from them too and the servicing, lol,

* This post was edited 04/30/21 08:57am by Yosemite Sam1 *

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Typically how many amp hrs does an EV battery store? Is it practical to charge these batteries via solar? If so how big of a solar system would be required.

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Gjac wrote:

Typically how many amp hrs does an EV battery store? Is it practical to charge these batteries via solar? If so how big of a solar system would be required.


Typically EV car batteries range from 40 KWH to 100 KWH depending on manufacturer or model. Current EV SUV's that people use to tow RV's like small tear drop trailers, pop up trailers or boats have batteries that range from 80 KWH to 100 KWH. The EV trucks that will be coming out this year all seem to be between 140 and 200 KWH but manufacturers have been reluctant to release exact specs.

Re solar. Sure...sort of. A typical 30 to 50 kilometer commute in a car uses about 6 to 8 kwh of power. So in that case solar is quite effective for charging even with a small dedicated garage system. Minimal storage is needed if you can charge during the day...but it gets trickier for those charging at night unless you are grid connected etc.

Below is a picture of off grid solar EV chargers that, depending on weather, can charge 2 or 3 cars per day for a typical commute. It has built in storage as well. They are built in San Diego. It interesting that Rivian who will be producing the Rivian 1/2 ton later this year is going to be deploying these to popular trail heads and off grid camping areas. Their target market is the small trailer, tenter, camper, hiker fisher, kayaker crowd. Neat idea. No permitting or infrastructure needed. 10 minute set up.

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