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RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

I think the most important part of this discussion is being left out. Do you have a pot of gold to work with or are you on a shoe string budget? If money isn't a problem and you don't want to worry about a hassle, either buy something there that fits your needs or find a reputable RV rental company in Europe and rent from them. That way you get something that you know will work in that country. American vehicles are HUGE compared to European vehicles. The last thing you would want to do is bring in a Huge American Truck and Camper and stick out like a sore thumb and have trouble navigating the narrow streets over there. Bringing your own vehicle I don't see as any sort of practical solution to this problem. Nothing extreme here. Not broke but no pot of gold either. Renting long term is just awful financially from what I've looked at. Just like here in the States. Cheaper to just get Airbnb apartments and low cost hotels than to rent RVs. So, I'm looking to make a long term stay more reasonable, which is what I use my RV for in North America.
HadEnough 08/23/19 03:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

Thanks for all the input and first hand experience. I have a severe breathing problem. I can't be outside in times when the air quality goes "yellow" for particulates. Ozone isn't as bad for me. I actually can't breathe in these instances and my lungs fill with fluid. So, I need to (ironically) run an air conditioner these conditions. This only happens when it's humid and hot downwind of cities. To avoid a medical emergency, I'd need air conditioning in the rig. Are at least some of the RVs doing AC these days?
HadEnough 08/23/19 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

One more thought - if you have money to buy new RV, buying in Europe and shipping to US can save you a bundle on taxes. There is a timeframe, so not sure if that would work for you, but Mercedes has "European delivery program" for generations, where you can order new car in US, then they will pay for you airfare to Frankfurt, where you can see your car leaving assembly lane, see the MB museum and enjoy few days of driving your car in Europe, before dropping it off at several possible points and then flying back to US. Your new car will arrive to US few weeks later and whole adventure cost several thousad$$ less, than buying new car in US. The taxes you save by bringing "used car" to US pays for your vacations and still leave something. I think you should open a university or something. How do you know all of this?? Another fantastic idea. Tricky part is, I don't think Mercedes makes any RVs. They go off to conversion, right? I did see it allows a full year to tour Europe before the Mercedes needs to be brought to the States.
HadEnough 08/23/19 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

In the interest of "buy it there then maybe export it to the USA", does anyone have any links to good online motorhome/camper listings in Europe? I'm not seeing any. Any thoughts as to motorhome/caravans that are climate controlled with generator for AC? And not ridiculously tiny?
HadEnough 08/23/19 05:22am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

4 meters seems to be the standard max height in Europe by the way. My TC is about 3.9 meters.
HadEnough 08/23/19 05:17am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

Stop and make couple steps back. Sounds like you are planning to spend some money on the idea, so why not change the idea? ClassC base on Mercedes Sprinters are exported to USA and sold at high premium. So why not research availability of Sprinters in the country of your destination, use it in Europe, then when you are done on Europe, ship it to USA and sell for potential profit? Brilliant! This sounds like the best idea of all, actually. I'm somewhat concerned though as it's diesels that are the target of the emissions rules over there. Some places only allow electric vehicles. Others, only gassers. Also, the European RVs have no generators or air conditioning typically. And it was over 100F this summer there. Sounds terrible. I also have breathing problems when the air pollution gets going. I have to be inside a closed, air conditioned environment when this happens or I can't breathe. I realize this is silly because I need to create more pollution to breathe, but it is what it is.
HadEnough 08/23/19 01:47am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

There is no gasser to replace a Cummins. That's what I thought. But what about the emissions situation? Am I just screwed on that? Europe is done unless I pay through the nose to rent some inferior RV?
HadEnough 08/22/19 06:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

Buy a Rivian. Sounds great but I have a 2002 Dodge RAM 2500. Do I seem like the kind of guy that would buy a brand new vehicle? ;) No idea what those are costing but they don't look like a very good deal. Looks massively overpriced and like you'll get creamed on depreciation. If they ever start making them.
HadEnough 08/22/19 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

So no tips on what gasser to replace a Ram 2500 diesel? And yes, we'd stay there for a year or 2. I am under the impression that the Electric motor would be connected to the same clutch and transmission. But that's a side idea. Looking for gasser advice
HadEnough 08/22/19 06:26pm Truck Campers
Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

I have a 2002 RAM 2500 hauling my Arctic Fox. The AF is a little small inside but with some mods I think it's getting more comfortable. The problem is, I want to ship it to Europe for some adventures, but it can't be driven anywhere because it's subject to so many issues with emissions over there. I'd be banned from most of Germany, lots of Italy, etc. Now, I think I have 2 options to fix this situation and the likely similar situations coming to the USA eventually. 1) Buy a gasser to replace the 2500 Cummins 2) Convert the Cummins to an electrical, zero emissions vehicle ( Let's not debate that one, I'd rather keep the diesel but I want to be able to stick my TC in the center of Berlin if I feel like it... That's the advantage of a TC.) First, what gasser can possibly replace a Ram 2500 with 24v Cummins turbo diesel? It would be nice to have a 3500 so I didn't have to do all the crazy mods to a 2500 that have.been done to mine. Is it going to completely suck up hills? How about down hills? I use an exhaust brake now. Am I going to have overheating brakes in mountains? Also, what's the lowest emission gasser to be able to replace a Cummins truck? If I do an electric conversion, can I regenerate through the main electric motor by down shifting? It's a manual transmission. Do they sell aftermarket regenerative brakes? That are heavy duty?
HadEnough 08/22/19 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace RV Refrigerator with Residental Model

What's a "smoke sniffer?"
HadEnough 08/22/19 03:23am Tech Issues
RE: Camping on my lot against zoning law

Can't locate behind the garage? Make yourself invisible?
HadEnough 08/18/19 05:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping fridge cool in high 90s temps

Typically, this means a Norcold is installed wrong. There are very specific installation instructions on how big the vents need to be as well as how big and what geometry the "chimney" is. Unfortunately, if you don't follow those to a T, the Norcold can under perform. I've had all my Norcolds over the years in well over 100F temps keeping ice cream frozen and foods cold. You may have to fix the bad install to get the proper performance.
HadEnough 08/17/19 11:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: NYC - Central Park

HadEnough - this is great! The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the number one item on our itinerary. So glad to get info on the park... Last time we were there we did check out the Dakota and popped into the park from there. Now we've got ideas on where to go and what to see. And we've got the burger joints whittled down too, lol. Thanks a bunch! Thanks to the other responders also - guess I could have mentioned that we have our itinerary pretty mapped out - except for the park and the burgers. :) Glad to be of help. Have a great trip! PS: I'm a rabid BareBurger fan. Was trying to be unbiased. Ha ha ha
HadEnough 08/17/19 09:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NYC - Central Park

Thanks! I have never been to the 9/11 memorial and will never go. I got to see, hear and smell it all in real life. That was enough 9/11 for me. :/ Wow! What am I reading?? If anyone thought there was nothing to see in central park, they should have made a post like the op did above to get some help. It's one of the best and most interesting places in all of NYC. Places to see: I suggest starting (or ending) at Columbus Circle. Southwest corner of the park. There is a whole foods where you can pick up a nice prepared lunch for a picnic on the lawns. Carousel* Central Park Zoo The Mall Bethesda Terrace and the singers in the steps area there* Strawberry Fields for John Lennon fans Loeb Boathouse (and The Lake)* The Ramble Belvedere Castle* The Metropolitan Museum of Art* Conservatory Garden *denotes a must see If you didn't think Central Park was amazing, you had no idea where to go. It's probably the best thing in NYC. Burgers: Best high quality burgers and incredibe shakes are at BareBurger. Most popular is Shake Shack. Surprisingly good but simple is Schnipppers. Very nice list, Before retirement work took me to NYC many times starting in 1997. Back then I was several pounds lighter I would run the loop road inside the park (6.2 miles) the park is a lot more than the side that faces 59th it extends to south Harlem. Enjoy your visit to NYC, but also visit the 911 Memorial very moving.
HadEnough 08/17/19 08:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class C with only overhead bed

Good thread. The thing I don't like about most class C RVs is that huge waste of space for what I'd call a quarter berth on boat. That undersized, wide open main bed to the back opposite the bathroom. Eliminating that would make sooo much sene for couples, freeing up an incredible amount of room.
HadEnough 08/17/19 08:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: NYC - Central Park

Wow! What am I reading?? If anyone thought there was nothing to see in central park, they should have made a post like the op did above to get some help. It's one of the best and most interesting places in all of NYC. Places to see: I suggest starting (or ending) at Columbus Circle. Southwest corner of the park. There is a whole foods where you can pick up a nice prepared lunch for a picnic on the lawns. Carousel* Central Park Zoo The Mall Bethesda Terrace and the singers in the steps area there* Strawberry Fields for John Lennon fans Loeb Boathouse (and The Lake)* The Ramble Belvedere Castle* The Metropolitan Museum of Art* Conservatory Garden *denotes a must see If you didn't think Central Park was amazing, you had no idea where to go. It's probably the best thing in NYC. Burgers: Best high quality burgers and incredibe shakes are at BareBurger. Most popular is Shake Shack. Surprisingly good but simple is Schnipppers.
HadEnough 08/17/19 01:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rvers beware

Doesn't seem that different from most rules for camping in public areas. Not many town allow you to set up camp on the public streets or in public parks. PS:. I read the law, didn't watch the video.
HadEnough 08/15/19 05:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Arctic Fox 811

It's going to depend on the truck bed height which will vary. I'm 12'6" or 12'7"
HadEnough 08/13/19 05:59pm Truck Campers
RE: RV Service and Repair??????????????

Sounds about right. Same experience here when I thought I could save time by paying someone to fix things. As it turns out, it's always significantly faster and cheaper as well as a higher quality repair to learn it and do it yourself.
HadEnough 08/13/19 01:43pm General RVing Issues
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