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RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Speaking of hooligans, how about the ones that park their Diesel bombers in the charging station parking spots just to mess around with electric car owners? These have to be some of the dumbest people I’ve ever heard of. Should I be ALLOWED to park where it says "low emissions parking" ??? https://i.imgur.com/WCzcjIIl.jpg Hell no. A Dodge Ram 3500 is not a low emissions vehicle and it doesn't even fit in a single spot either. You need to park way out in the lot. Just like I do with my Ram 2500 that also takes up a little over one spot. We have no right or moral authority to park our very large trucks right at the front. Have some courtesy.
HadEnough 06/22/19 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Speaking of hooligans, how about the ones that park their Diesel bombers in the charging station parking spots just to mess around with electric car owners? These have to be some of the dumbest people I’ve ever heard of.
HadEnough 06/22/19 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: How do I add a pic to my post?

They should really upgrade this form to the 1990s. Lol
HadEnough 06/21/19 10:12pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Quick and Easy Camper Life

Living in SW FL, we had to evacuate our home for hurricane Irma. We towed our tt to Alabama. When the storm was over we came back to no damage on our house but almost everyone else had quite a bit of damage, many homes are still covered with tarps waiting for a new roof. We hooked the generator up to the tt in our driveway. Had a/c, hot showers, refrigeration, and cooking abilities with HD tv, for over 2 weeks till the power came back on and water was cleared for drinking. Nice to have a back up plan. Did that too! Ha ha Drove from NY to FL to save my boat from the hurricane. Bought jugs for extra diesel since all gas stations were closed and stocked up. Then drove into Georgia to avoid the main eye after securing the boat. Plan worked perfectly and in total comfort. Felt pretty tippy in gusts to 60mph but not enough to tip the TC.
HadEnough 06/21/19 11:26am Truck Campers
RE: Quick and Easy Camper Life

Literally how I use my TC every single day. It's the best! Small enough to fit anywhere. Like a mobile apartment
HadEnough 06/21/19 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Of course it all depends on your needs. And I’m talking about the on topic needs of someone with an RV. Not a commuter. Not someone going to get groceries. I’m talking about someone making a trip across the country towing A fifth wheel. A truck camper. A class C. A class a.. Any of these. There is no way an electric vehicle would work for any of that. Don’t get me wrong. If I had a house and was just going around grocery shopping, dropping off kids, going to a job. I would have solar panels on my roof and I would charge my electric car from that. Without a doubt. But I am concerned that there will be some regulation coming soon that will require all vehicles sold to be electric. Or zero omission. What does that do for RVs? If you look in Europe, there are plenty of places RVs simply are not allowed because they are zero emission areas. This concept could come here very easily. Especially with all the hype about electric cars.
HadEnough 06/20/19 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

“Sane energy has to come from somewhere.” Obviously. Energy made centrally is more efficient overall than energy made individually. Many are concentrating on storage of energy made during the day via solar for use in the night. Those storage ideas may well translate into vehicles. Your TC couldn’t be carried by a Model T but it can be carried by today’s vehicles. Don’t fear the future. Without change there will be no progress. I understand with scales of production, but what about the losses in the powerlines? I have a hard time believing that it is more efficient and environmentally sound to make the energy elsewhere. Unless of course, there is a lot of solar involved in the grid. I think it's more of a NIBMY thing. Can you show me where my gut reaction is wrong? Anything I can read online about that? Self contained parking lots. A parking lot like this will supply twice the daily power needed for every commuter in this lot. The existing technology will adapt and grow to cover the additional 20 percent needed for EV's in most modern countries. Many members on this forum report the US grid is more of a third world affair and constantly on the edge of collapse but where there is a will there is a way and it'll eventually catch up. https://live.staticflickr.com/7870/45876347484_be82c10be0_z.jpg These are really cool. I've started noticing these recently. I had assumed they were not for the cars but for the company. I didn't realize the power was for the cars. And... It's not grid dependent, but locally produced, distributed power production, which is the best way to go. I've been off grid for decades now. Haven't paid an electric bill in decades. Plugged in my RV one time last summer for a couple nights when the generator broke and we needed air conditioning to live. . Never had a power failure because my electricity is made locally. I guess it's the charging time that's the real issue to me, as someone that likes to travel large distances with a truck camper. Would make that impossible with current charging schemes.
HadEnough 06/20/19 02:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

There seems to be quite a push lately for zero emission vehicles and electric only vehicles. How on Earth would these ever work for us? You can't go cross country in an electric vehicle in a practical way. You don't get great range when towing or hauling a TC. What are we going to do when these become mandatory?? I'm also not sold on them in general as I think it's less carbon not to manufacture a new car (with lithium batteries) in the first place and continue running your old car. Especially given people forget it still takes the same energy to move a car from the bottom of the hill to the top. Sane energy has to come from somewhere. It's just being made remotely and pollution somewhere else. What are we going to do when it's all electric and zero emissions becomes mandatory? I'm a very off grid person and I'm disgusted by the on grid nature of this trend as well as the requirements in a few places that all vehicles must be electric now. I doubt Ev will be mandatory anytime soon, But once EV trucks are available at reasonable price youll forget about diesels quickly https://youtu.be/5n9xafjynJA But it doesn't work for RVing. How do I take off from the east coast and drive to Wyoming or something? I can't. It doesn't have range or any ability to refuel (charge) in a reasonable amount of time. Simply doesn't work for travelers. And I think I'm definitely one of those anti Elon Musk people. Kind of annoyed that everyone thinks he invented anything at all. He just took old ideas and marketed them with new sizzle. Some of the first cars invented were electric cars. That's a different off topic topic though. Ha ha ha. Point is, this stuff doesn't work for RVing. No range, long recharge times means a terrible traveling experience.
HadEnough 06/19/19 09:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

“Sane energy has to come from somewhere.” Obviously. Energy made centrally is more efficient overall than energy made individually. Many are concentrating on storage of energy made during the day via solar for use in the night. Those storage ideas may well translate into vehicles. Your TC couldn’t be carried by a Model T but it can be carried by today’s vehicles. Don’t fear the future. Without change there will be no progress. I understand with scales of production, but what about the losses in the powerlines? I have a hard time believing that it is more efficient and environmentally sound to make the energy elsewhere. Unless of course, there is a lot of solar involved in the grid. I think it's more of a NIBMY thing. Can you show me where my gut reaction is wrong? Anything I can read online about that?
HadEnough 06/19/19 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

What do the Europeans drive on farms or into the oil fields? As an arrogant selfish American, I don't really care if the Europeans loose their ability to haul campers around. :) I care because new laws and regulations come into play every day. They may only be in Europe now, but they could easily be creeping their way over here too.
HadEnough 06/19/19 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

I really doubt many of us will live long enough for the electric cars to be the norm. UNLESS they do become cheaper and more practical. I had a Volt, it was fun, it was fast, it got charged at a free spot at the casino we go to. Yes I worked it into our world with little problem. Long drives took the truck. We will see many new cars in 2021 that are electric and will fit the mold BUT they will be to costly at 42,000 for a base model most will not be able to afford them. I for one (being retired) will get one although I really hate SUVs. They are like soccer vans of yesterday everyone has one. As a car, I like the volt. I drove one as a rental. But for my long trip I could gas it up when it ran out of battery power. You could drive a volt cross country AND use it for emission free local trips. Love that idea.
HadEnough 06/19/19 05:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Wait, what? How many of us RV owners are towing with sedans and compact SUVs right now? That's the market electric vehicles are currently targeting. It'll be a long while before pickup trucks get "outlawed", but they'll quickly become more expensive to run. Well, my European travel thread got me thinking. Over there, pick up trucks are definitely outlawed in many urban areas. And some of them are electric only zero emission areas too.
HadEnough 06/19/19 05:08pm General RVing Issues
Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

There seems to be quite a push lately for zero emission vehicles and electric only vehicles. How on Earth would these ever work for us? You can't go cross country in an electric vehicle in a practical way. You don't get great range when towing or hauling a TC. What are we going to do when these become mandatory?? I'm also not sold on them in general as I think it's less carbon not to manufacture a new car (with lithium batteries) in the first place and continue running your old car. Especially given people forget it still takes the same energy to move a car from the bottom of the hill to the top. Sane energy has to come from somewhere. It's just being made remotely and pollution somewhere else. What are we going to do when it's all electric and zero emissions becomes mandatory? I'm a very off grid person and I'm disgusted by the on grid nature of this trend as well as the requirements in a few places that all vehicles must be electric now.
HadEnough 06/19/19 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck camper mileage

Always 10 miles per gallon with the truck camper. 5.9 L Cummings turbodiesel. Doesn’t matter what elevation, what speed I drive, nothing. Always 10 miles per gallon. Somewhere around 15 without the truck camper on.
HadEnough 06/19/19 05:49am Truck Campers
RE: Getting More Serious About Shipping Truck Camper to Europe

That is just what we deal with whenever we go somewhere. Collect information and pay. Mainly pay, that seems to be the important thing... I just remembered one thing: generally, over 3500, the truck speed limits apply to you. Thats 80kph/50mph max. - I believe everywhere. But, being a motorhome, you may go a little faster - 100kph or 62mph. That could vary by country... Whether a pickup with a truck camper is legally a motorhome or not is in the small print, but I am pretty sure the police would take your word that you are actually an RV absent local paperwork. The actual big rig trucks tend to run at 89 to 93. We just stay with the flow. We are legally an RV, but usually feel no need to hurry. Ha ha ha!! The first part is very funny. You are good at jokes in all languages it seems. :) I don't think I should post my USA cruising speed on here, but I will anyway. The truck camper I drive now cruises very comfortably on the highway between 110kph and 130kph. This is my typical cruising speed in the United States and Canada. At least on the highway. When I am on secondary roads of course I need to slow down quite a bit. Do they mix the very slow trucks and the very fast cars on the autobahn? I have driven there before. But it was in a car and I don’t remember the trucks being that slow. I do remember driving what I considered to be fast and having several very nice Mercedes fly by me at much faster speed. Same on the Italian autostrada.
HadEnough 06/19/19 05:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Please confirm what I think I already know

Unless you are living in the 1990s, there is no need for a surge protector for a computer. Not at all. Aren’t you working on your laptop? The power going into the laptop is DC already. It is converted by the little Transformer that you plug into the wall that has a different sort of cord that you plug into the laptop. All major devices these days run on DC power. And that DC is created outside of the device itself in the power cord and associated transformer. I’d save my money for something that is useful. It is somewhat baffling to me that someone in technology doesn’t know this.
HadEnough 06/18/19 05:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Getting More Serious About Shipping Truck Camper to Europe

Wow! I cannot believe what I just read. They charge you a toll to be off the road in a campground? So you have to pay a toll every day you are in the country even if you are parked? Americans often complain about crazy regulations in Europe. I have always said it is almost the same thing. Not a big deal. Surely this thread is changing my mind. Ha ha ha. I'm shocked at the concept of paying a toll just to exist.
HadEnough 06/18/19 05:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting More Serious About Shipping Truck Camper to Europe

Interesting! And I found out Switzerland has no lez areas. I guess this will be doable. On the upside, sometimes it is nice to go the long way around on the small roads when you are a tourist. You find undiscovered things.
HadEnough 06/18/19 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Getting More Serious About Shipping Truck Camper to Europe

Yes, we have the same problems in the states. Each state has its own laws. So you have to know what you’re doing going from state to state. It can be confusing as well. So I understand that. Thanks for your input again. I looked at an app. I put in all of the information for my RV. Euro Class 1 diesel, no retrofit, USA registration, 3991kg. It shows you in real time where you can drive. So, all of France is open to me today except Paris. All of the LEZ areas seem to be in effect only when pollution is bad in France. For some reason, the app does not have information for Italy or Switzerland. It does however, show Germany. The zones are permanent in Germany and do not seem to depend on pollution levels. And they are more numerous. However, it looks like I can drive around them for the most part. And I hate to break laws, but I wonder if they have a connection to send any type of fine to me in the states. It would seem the local authorities there and my local authorities probably do not talk to each other. LOL
HadEnough 06/17/19 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Getting More Serious About Shipping Truck Camper to Europe

I think the pollution sticker is what will kill this. All the places you try to go seem to exclude my RV. Seems no major or secondary cities will allow a larger diesel truck to visit. Pollution stickers would typically be to enter the city centers. If you stay on the outskirts and use transit to get in, you should be fine. Typically that's what we do anyway, but what about these cases where you are trying to travel through places and the entire area is a low emission zone? In Germany, looking at the app, there are many, many Autobahn routes that motorhomes are prohibited on. Am I really making too big a deal of this or will this make travel really difficult?
HadEnough 06/17/19 06:28am General RVing Issues
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