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Posted: 12/05/21 12:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ferndaleflyer wrote:

Since CA is already having brown outs and rolling blackouts because their grid cannot support current use what happens when everyone plugs in their EV at night? LIGHTS OUT!
Rolling blackout for lack of generation is actually quite rare in CA.
Rolling safety blackouts due to weather conditions to prevent wildfires is a different story.

Plugging in your EV is not an issue.


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Parts of LA County (specifically Topanga Canyon and Malibu) had their power shut off on Thanksgiving day because of high winds and dry conditions. Pretty nasty timing.


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Posted: 12/14/21 03:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are they charging for the power that is used?

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Posted: 12/14/21 04:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

Impossible according to many many posts right here on RV.net claiming a small substation would need to be installed near each campground.
Or maybe this stuff is not all that difficult?


Or maybe they are using govt funding to install the substation.

Lots of money being thrown around with the new infrastructure bill.


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valhalla360 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Impossible according to many many posts right here on RV.net claiming a small substation would need to be installed near each campground.
Or maybe this stuff is not all that difficult?


Or maybe they are using govt funding to install the substation.

Lots of money being thrown around with the new infrastructure bill.



What? lol

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propchef wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Impossible according to many many posts right here on RV.net claiming a small substation would need to be installed near each campground.
Or maybe this stuff is not all that difficult?


Or maybe they are using govt funding to install the substation.

Lots of money being thrown around with the new infrastructure bill.



What? lol


OK, I'll spell it out for you.

New Infrastructure Bill includes $7.5 Billion (with a "B") for EV charging infrastructure.

KOA is a large corporation with lobbyists, lawyers, other staff to facilitate capturing a nice chunk of that money.

Existing campgrounds tend to have substandard electrical systems because most were built back in the days when RVs were 15 or 30amp @120v and now a large percentage of RVs are 50amp @ 240v. This gives them a way to capture govt money to upgrade their electrical system.

Of course, nominally it's for EV chargers but by default, they will wind up with an improved system for the RVs.

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The government has subsidized game changing infrastructure since the beginning of time. Highways,bridges,tunnels,airports,broadband have all been jump started with gov't money.


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I hope the costs are not passed on to all sites. I'd hate to pay a higher camping fee to pay for the EV chargers I am not using.


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I think we're all going to pay for this stuff even if we never use it. Just like paying School taxes even if you don't have kids, everybody pays.


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1320Fastback wrote:

I hope the costs are not passed on to all sites. I'd hate to pay a higher camping fee to pay for the EV chargers I am not using.


You already are. BurgerMaster drive-in in WA offers free plug in if driving up to eat. WHY should I subsidize someones driving choice.


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