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DNAinaGoodWay
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EV motorhomes

Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:52 pm

First one I've seen in this size. Will be great for retirement.

https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/1/1624103 ... ffs-camper
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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Re: EV motorhomes

Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:48 pm

Only RV that made sense as an RV is the 30mpg Vixen motor coach

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Re: EV motorhomes

Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:28 pm

If I had money to throw around I thought a classic GMC motorhome would make a cool EV conversion.
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Re: EV motorhomes

Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:35 pm

Similar to Volkswagen’s plans for a new electric minibus, the Dethleffs e.home Type C motorhome combines a zero-emissions powertrain with tons of smart technologies inside. And it’s all powered by the head-to-toe solar panels affixed to the camper’s exterior.


Terrible writing, as usual. Now people will think they don't have to plug it in - ever.
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Re: EV motorhomes

Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:49 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:First one I've seen in this size. Will be great for retirement.

https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/1/1624103 ... ffs-camper
That should cause campgrounds to increase their rates on the 50A sites!
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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: EV motorhomes

Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:42 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Similar to Volkswagen’s plans for a new electric minibus, the Dethleffs e.home Type C motorhome combines a zero-emissions powertrain with tons of smart technologies inside. And it’s all powered by the head-to-toe solar panels affixed to the camper’s exterior.


Terrible writing, as usual. Now people will think they don't have to plug it in - ever.


It mentions the pack is 228 Ah but doesn't mention the voltage, and that the original chassis gets 174 miles, so if the voltage is similar to othe EVs, around 380 (just guessing) that's about maybe 80 kWh usable and it gets about 2 m/kWh or less? So, if the panels make 3 kW, then a couple of sunny days in a campground is enough to move you on to the next one? Maybe you don't need to plug in.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

'17 Bolt LT



6.72 kW Array

Yogi62
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Re: EV motorhomes

Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:10 pm


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Re: EV motorhomes

Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:14 pm

as far as a making it a good or bad idea to clad a normally white RV with black solar panels.....

A few on top with a nice air gap sure, but the first think I do with an RV at a campground is find a tree to park it under.

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