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valhalla360

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afidel wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

“According to the company, that amount of range will accommodate 54 percent of new RV buyers who prefer to make trips under 200 miles.”

125 miles maximum…I prefer making short trips too but to really see this country that’s not workable mileage.


I think they are confusing
- 54% of trips are under 200 miles
versus
- 54% of campers never go more than 200miles.

I can certainly believe the first. Lots of people I know do weekend trips and a lot of those are under 200miles.

But most of those same people will take a trip or two per year that goes well beyond 200 miles.

Of course, it's the marketing department, so it may not be confusion so much as intentional misleading.


Nah, there are plenty of folks who buy an RV to go out 3-5 times a year to party near their house. I'm not sure how they justify the expense, but it's not my money. I've put just under 10k miles a year on my tow since I got my fist trailer, but I know that puts me in the top 1% of owners.


I don't know. I've done my share of tailgating and such. I know people who do nascar races... and I've not met anyone who doesn't have at least a trip or two per year in excess of 200miles.

The only ones I can think of who don't have seasonal sites and the RV never moves, so the propulsion fuel is irrelevant.


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At the Florida RV show:

https://youtu.be/gQQSBj1h7GY?t=113


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Also - another possible drawback for those not constantly on the road: I'm under the impression that EVs need to be driven regularly. We looked into getting a small SUV/EV, but it was advised to not let it sit for a few months at a time, and we're Snowbirds. Our RV's sat for a month or more between trips - we camped when we could rustle up the free time to get away.

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Deb and Ed M wrote:

Also - another possible drawback for those not constantly on the road: I'm under the impression that EVs need to be driven regularly. We looked into getting a small SUV/EV, but it was advised to not let it sit for a few months at a time, and we're Snowbirds. Our RV's sat for a month or more between trips - we camped when we could rustle up the free time to get away.


I don’t see why you would have to drive them regularly. We have been driving only EV cars for 7 years. Our leaf sat for 4 months 2 years in a row. No issues. Out tesla has sat for a few weeks. No issues. The only thing I can think of would be vampire drain from the processors. On the Leaf it was pretty low, on the tesla it’s higher. Maybe a couple percent per week. If I was gone for a few months I would probably just set the max charge to 70 percent or so and leave it plugged in.

We had our 12 volt battery on the leaf run down one winter to the point the car wouldn’t activate. I just used our little 12 volt power pack and jumped it. Worked.

Personally I wouldn’t worry about leaving it unattended for a winter. Just leave it plugged in.

* This post was edited 01/21/22 03:50pm by Reisender *

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