Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Page  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 11  
Prev  |  Next
bucky

Raleigh metro

Senior Member

Joined: 05/07/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/20/22 06:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The day will come when all is well with energy and it's many disguises but I will be dead by then. You youngsters hash it out for us oldy oldsters OK?


2005 Cummins 3500 2WD LB quad cab dually pulling a 2014 Blue Ridge 3025RL


eHoefler

ozark mountains

Senior Member

Joined: 10/22/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/20/22 06:16am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll keep my oil burner, I can fill up 120+ gallons of fuel in less than 30 minutes, have never pulled up to a pump that didn't, and my range is 1,200-1,400+ miles. Today's diesels trucks are the cleanest ICE there ever was. My time is worth more than to stand around waiting for a charge!


2021 Ram Limited, 3500, Crew Cab, 1075FTPD of Torque!, Max Tow, Long bed, 4 x 4, Dually,
2006 40' Landmark Mt. Rushmore

mkirsch

Rochester, NY

Senior Member

Joined: 04/09/2004

View Profile



Posted: 09/20/22 06:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

I don't understand. My eyes send info to brain, decision made, the hand acts. If the subject line is something I'm not interested in the hand moves the screen to another topic, or site.
I don't understand in a country where we claim to value freedom so many want to restrict things that they can avoid.


How do you know it's not something you're interested in unless you open it and read it?

Once you do that it's too late. The damage is done.

Really though all this EV posturing and pontificating is OT for this forum and does not belong here.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

Lantley

Ellicott City, Maryland

Senior Member

Joined: 08/23/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/20/22 06:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

Lantley old boy I see you are pulling your fifth with a large gasser or diesel truck. Time for you go EV and pull your fifth with EV sport. Maybe your EV is hidden behind the house.

I'm not an over the top EV guy. But I am open minded enough to understand one day I maybe towing with an EV vs. claiming that EV towing is an impossible pipe dream.
I've already seen enough game changing technology inm my lifetime to understand change can happen quickly.
Wasn't too long ago the "Dick Tracy" talking watch was far fetched, now it is reality.
When it comes to EV, I don't own a Tesla or have any plans to buy one anytime soon. However I drove a friends Tesla and that experience changed my thoughts on EV. The Tesla is game changin g technology.
The idea of a car withincredible performance with no pistons,crankshaft,lifters or combustion of any sort is mind boggling and transformative.
Experience a Tesla for yourself and your opinion on EV and EV technology will change forever.
If you have not experienced a Tesla,you are thinking old school technology and you really can't grasp what all the EV fuss is about.
However once you exerience Tesla technology you will begin to understand what the fuss is all about.
I'm not suggesting you will run out and buy a Tesla or suddenly become a die hard Musky.
But you will have a much better understanding of what EV technology is about and where it is headed.


19'Duramax w/hips,12'Open Range,Titan Disc Brake
BD3,RV safepower,22" Blackstone
Ox Bedsaver,RV760 w/BC20,Glow Steps, Enduraplas25,Pedego
BakFlip,RVLock,5500 Onan LP,Prog.50A surge,Hughes autoformer
Porta Bote 8.0 Nissan,Sailun S637
Correct Trax,Splendide


shelbyfv

TN

Senior Member

Joined: 02/18/2006

View Profile



Posted: 09/20/22 06:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Turtle n Peeps wrote:

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

I think it would be nice to have a separate subforum for EV and solar so the fans can talk smack and sing to each other constantly. Being a person of common sense I find all the EV stuff boring but occasionally entertaining with with BS smack.

Nothing has changed as there are still 300 million gassers versus 3 million EVs on the road and most EV owners still own a gasser hidden behind the house. Cheers.


I tried months and months ago. It fell on def ears for the powers that be. All well.
So you started another one....

JRscooby

Indepmo

Senior Member

Joined: 06/10/2019

View Profile


Online
Posted: 09/20/22 07:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:



How do you know it's not something you're interested in unless you open it and read it?

Once you do that it's too late. The damage is done.

Really though all this EV posturing and pontificating is OT for this forum and does not belong here.



This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

tells me what topic likely is.

valhalla360

No paticular place.

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 09/20/22 07:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lantley wrote:

I'm not an over the top EV guy. But I am open minded enough to understand one day I maybe towing with an EV vs. claiming that EV towing is an impossible pipe dream.
I've already seen enough game changing technology inm my lifetime to understand change can happen quickly.
Wasn't too long ago the "Dick Tracy" talking watch was far fetched, now it is reality.
When it comes to EV, I don't own a Tesla or have any plans to buy one anytime soon. However I drove a friends Tesla and that experience changed my thoughts on EV. The Tesla is game changin g technology.
The idea of a car withincredible performance with no pistons,crankshaft,lifters or combustion of any sort is mind boggling and transformative.
Experience a Tesla for yourself and your opinion on EV and EV technology will change forever.
If you have not experienced a Tesla,you are thinking old school technology and you really can't grasp what all the EV fuss is about.
However once you exerience Tesla technology you will begin to understand what the fuss is all about.
I'm not suggesting you will run out and buy a Tesla or suddenly become a die hard Musky.
But you will have a much better understanding of what EV technology is about and where it is headed.


Short of a huge breakthrough in battery technology, RVs with similar capabilities are not happening in our lifetime.

"Dick Tracy" was like 80-90 yrs ago. Unless you are 400yrs old, yeah, it was a long time ago.

I had cars without pistons, crankshafts, lifters. Nothing particularly earth shattering about the idea. They were slot cars and solved the energy storage issue by electrifying the track. Electrifying our roadway system is an expensive proposition but technologically it does work.

Performance is a red herring. Modern 4 banger cars almost never use the full performance capability anyway.


Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV


Tyler0215

Iowa

Senior Member

Joined: 03/13/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/20/22 10:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No one has ever said that EV's are the answer to all needs. The ICE and Diesel will never dissappear in our lifetimes no matter how muck the greenies want them to. It took 40 years for the ICE to replace the horse, the change to EV's will not come any quicker. Nothing to debate folks.

2oldman

NM

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/20/22 10:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Semis (OTR) electric haulers will require no shifting, no jake brakes and no slowing down on hills. Cool. I would imagine all but the most hardcore crabby old drivers could go for that.

Lwiddis

Southern California :(

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/20/22 10:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"If I wanna burn coal while towing, so be it."

You are 60 years behind the times. No, you can't run your car with any fuel you choose. I remember the late 50s and early 60s when I was not allowed to be outside due to the smog caused by autos. We are not going back.


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, WindyNation 300 watt solar-Lossigy 200 AH Lithium battery. Prefer boondocking, USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, state camps. Bicyclist. 14 yr. Army -11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560) IOBC & IOAC grad


This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Page  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 11  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.