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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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rmay635703
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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



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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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Re: EV motorhomes

Tue May 01, 2018 5:51 pm

A real motorhome cannot be too far away now. Check out Winnebago commercial shell ready for outfitting.
100 mile range is a bit short yet for real travel but great to see this coming.

https://winnebagoind.com/products/specialty-vehicles/2019/commercial-shells/overview
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Re: EV motorhomes

Fri May 04, 2018 11:03 pm

Considering the whole point of a motorhome is to get away with it all, I'm not quite sure how useful an all-electric one can be, unless you want to limit your excursions to a fairly close area from home. There are many sections of this country where even Tesla's network is sparse if non-existent, and often those are areas where people tend to want to camp.

What would have been better is a PHEV motorhome, allowing you to drive on electric in traffic (where an ICE has the worst efficiency) and have a liquid fuel for long distance travel and quick refueling. When you get to your campsite, the motorhome's batteries (hopefully recharged enroute) can then be used to provide campsite power, limiting if not eliminating the use of a noisy generator.
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