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tomman58 wrote:

Lauren wrote:

Does not bother me at all if that was the Subject of the discussion.

RV fuel can be electric . Price of doing electric can affect prices d
so other than the mundane listing of fuel prices this adds to the discussion.
Take a deep breath and expand your horizons.


I tend to agree. Although very few tow vehicles are electric yet there are more and more Tesla S's and X's hitting the streets every day. Without a doubt some will or are already towing small RV's. I don't know if the model 3's will have a tow rating like their more expensive S and X cousins but if they do we are talking about a quarter million tow rated EV's joining the car ranks every year. Maybe when the time comes a separate thread on good charging locations and kwh rates for Chademo points will be appropriate but in the mean time it will add a little variety to a somewhat mundane thread on "Fuel prices" etc. Neither of our EV's is rated to tow anything although lots of leaf owners are configured to tow small utility trailers. A tent trailer is not much heavier. [emoticon]

Saw an X towing an Aliner the other day. Oregon plates. Would have been nice to hang around and talk to him to see how its going with his little combo. He was headed for the Salmon Arm Chademo as we were headed out.


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Good idea on the new thread.


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If EV's become common toads, I suspect the campground operators will start charging for night time recharging. I think I will always have a 4 wheel drive toad for exploring in out of the way places. I did see a story today that the labor day gasoline prices were the lowest on the 4th than in 12 years.





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LindsayRichards wrote:

If EV's become common toads, I suspect the campground operators will start charging for night time recharging. I think I will always have a 4 wheel drive toad for exploring in out of the way places. I did see a story today that the labor day gasoline prices were the lowest on the 4th than in 12 years.


I agree. It would only make sense that a campground would notice an increase in their hydro bill if people are charging their toads. We tried to pay a campground owner once for putting half a charge on our Toad. Maybe 11 kilowatts. Tried to give him an extra few bucks but he wouldn't take it. He agreed though that eventually he would have to if too many folks like us were looking to fill an empty battery, especially the bigger ones. We set our EVSE to 8 amps as we were on a 30 amp site. It was full in the morning.

Tesla provides their 48 amp HPWC's for free to businesses looking to attract business. They usually provide a J1702 EVSE as well for the non Tesla folks. Having said that most EV drivers carry an EVSE with them so anything from 15 to 50 amp receptacles will work. MOst of is carry adaptors for every type of voltage and current. Some campgrounds are already adding themselves to Plugshare and making a little cash on the side. Any port in a storm for us early adaptors. [emoticon]

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Our RV is old school carbureted engine. No back fires when in Arizona start using California gas we get back fires. Octane is the same.


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TyroneandGladys wrote:

Our RV is old school carbureted engine. No back fires when in Arizona start using California gas we get back fires. Octane is the same.


Seems to me there used to be an additive that would fix that. STP product maybe?

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LindsayRichards wrote:

If EV's become common toads, I suspect the campground operators will start charging for night time recharging. I think I will always have a 4 wheel drive toad for exploring in out of the way places. I did see a story today that the labor day gasoline prices were the lowest on the 4th than in 12 years.

Forget toads, I'm hoping when my current truck wears or rusts out in 15 years or so that there'll be a Tesla semi being taken out of commercial use that I can convert to a fifth wheel hauler. Being able to go campground to campground without stopping for fuel would be great. Even better would be if they perfect level 5 autonomous driving, sleep in the back while the truck drives between campgrounds.


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Just got back from a trip from PA to TX and back. 2.35 at Flying J in PA on my way down. Went thru MD, WV, VA, AL, MI, LA and TX. All those states, fuel (unleaded 87 octane) was under 2.00 per gal. Ranged from 1.84 to 1.95. When I got back TO PA yesterday, the same Flying J in PA was 2.45.


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Funny reading this thread and remembing back to those who posted they were selling the RV as fuel cost too much. It was not that much of an additional cost to give it up. We just sucked it up and paid the freight then and now we are living large it seems with cheap fuel. It is a cycle and I am sure it will go up again some day or other but until then drive your wheels off.


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When I planned my retirement back 2005, I budgeted 7 bucks a gallon over the first 10 years...................... never happened in fact it was at the end of 08 that it hit 5 bucks and has fallen since.. That coupled with around 3% inflation my fist 12 years have been a boom financially. low fuel cost and low inflation = a great retirement.


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