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Posted: 10/25/21 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jplant4 and randysan are a couple of boobs
https://giphy.com/explore/boob

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When I need actual answers, this is the place to go, not FB.


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Posted: 10/25/21 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yup, you can ask a question here too, and get ten different answers. Then pick one.

But, I agree, RVnet is more productive than FB ever hopes to become.


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FB is the worst thing to ever happen to our society and the world over. It’s like a bad addiction. I use it to keep in touch with old friends and coworkers and even distant family. Unfortunately, it has revealed that some are off the deep end with hatred, lies and conspiracy theories. Far worse than the firearms site I gave up on. We don’t have that here. Aside from one or two know it all’s, this is the most civil site I visit. The one or two who dominate the site discourage me from posting near as much as I used to. That the rules are strict and strictly enforced is a good thing. All good people here.


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Was listening to a radio show yesterday with a technical reporter outlining how FB's algorithms actually perpetuate mis-information and often in turn results in violence. Apparently India is the largest FB user population on earth and FB is the only source of internet in some parts of the world. Yes FB runs an actual internet in some parts of the world to access FB of course with no other competing "news" outlets. Most notably Ethiopia. Detailed that their algorithms purposely delayed important governmental information and when it was finally released due to the timing and misleading content it caused riots where a lot of folks died. Researchers created test FB profiles to see what sort of information these algorithms threw at it. The test profile randomly selected news topics and was then immediately bombarded with misleading and violent information. Investigations are underway, but FB has long gone from being a people connector to a conduit to perpetuate mis-information. They claim they are simply a forum for users, but turns out their own algorithms promote negative and misleading content. I am sure it makes them more money than just old friends reuniting. The addictive portion is a whole other story also under investigation. But back on topic, I am not sure how FB is a competitor for an RV forum.

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FB is not now nor ever will be a competitor for RV.net, as least in my mind. We open RV.net for information about camping, RV's, equipment, and just friends that enjoy this lifestye.

FB we use for family/friends communications, sharing family photos-events, and we ignore the rest. Too much fake news or sales pages selling us something we don't want or need to take it seriously.

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Posted: 05/18/22 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think its a combination of the RV Life network and FB is slowly killing RV.net, who hasn't updated anything in decades.


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Facebook has its place. Forums like this are good for archaival data. But generally speaking RV forums are resistant to new technology. There are literally tens of thousands of people towing various types of trailers with electric vehicles. None of them are joining this board although many have checked it out, found it toxic and never bothered to sign up. It gets talked about on the various EV towing Facebook groups. People will still come and do key word searches to help them repair appliances, deal with various EV issues etc. But the electric vehicle towing component will never be discussed here. Even the mods discourage it. We downsized from a Motorhome so we have some history here. But I’m pretty sure we are the only members towing with an EV. There is still good info on the archives here and a few open minded folks looking forward to the future. But it’s nothing like it was yea years ago.

It’s all good. It’s an old boys forum. Nothing wrong with that. It’ll fade away over time and either be replaced by newer more progressive boards or social media like Facebook.

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Reisender, would love to see a photo of your rig. And present a description as to how it all works. One of my questions to you would be how many total miles would you drive before it is necessary to recharge, and how long does it take to recharge your rig.

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charlestonsouthern wrote:

Reisender, would love to see a photo of your rig. And present a description as to how it all works. One of my questions to you would be how many total miles would you drive before it is necessary to recharge, and how long does it take to recharge your rig.


Sure. We count on losing about half our range when towing although it’s probably not as bad as that. We have been touring thru BC right and haven’t actually used the full range in a day but I’ll take a guess and say 220 to 240 kilometres ish. Our longest travel day so far has been about 150 kilometres and most days are probably half that. We’ll be on the prairies in a week or so and we’ll see then. We anticipate charging a couple times a day as we’ll probably do around 500 or so kilometres a day thru Saskatchewan and Manitoba until we get to eastern Manitoba and then we’ll be touring again till we get to Quebec City. Last week we ran into a fellow from out east towing a similar sized trailer with his Tesla and he was doing the same kind of thing although he blasted thru most of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in one long 14 hour day. Not for us.

Re your question on charging. Most charging for us is at campgrounds overnight as we are usually a couple or three days at each stop. But if we use a supercharger it’s typically 15 to 20 minutes.

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