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RE: C12 starting batteries

My C-12 has two 8D starter batteries. I have no idea what the CCA is. I just replaced the original ones with similar when they went out ten 1/2 years ago and then again 2 years ago. When I bought the coach it was 7 years old and the batteries were original. BTW on the second pair they worked fine until they did not. No warning for failure. Likely yours need replacement.
RFCN2 03/01/20 07:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

Electric cars are not new. There were a bunch of them made 100 years ago. But the technology has improved drastically in the last ten years. The main technology that has improved is the batteries. The drive hardware for electric cars is much simpler and cheaper than gas motors and transmissions. Teslas don't even have transmissions. The cost of the battery packs is down by half in the last ten years. And that cost is supposed to half again in the next five. There are several other types of batteries using other metals like aluminum sue to come into use this year. I do not have a crystal ball but my guess is that electric vehicles cars and trucks, and potentially RVs is today where the internet was in 2001. Basically on the launching pad and ready to blast off. Even little Tesla was able to ship almost 100,000 cars in the last quarter. I would guess half the cars bought in the USA in ten years will be electric. I do not own an electric car or work for anyone in that industry. I am thinking about getting a new car soon and have been researching them.
RFCN2 07/07/19 09:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor homes and earth quakes.

I was driving a car down the Santa Ana Freeway in the 1990s big LA quake. Felt like my tires had lost air and the handling got worse. By a long margin the worst I have felt is the 1971 which woke me up when I was at school in Santa Barbara. I was awakened from sleep and my room was shaking all around. I spent about 10 seconds trying to decide if I should get up and get out of the building or go back to sleep. Sleep won. I would be concerned about bridges collapsing and that sort of thing in a motorhome in a big earthquake, but much more likely lightening will strike you.
RFCN2 07/07/19 09:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice for a trip up the west coast

I have driven these roads a lot in both cars and RVs up to our 42' current coach. The last time we came down 101-1 from up by Canon Beach it was a beautiful although slow drive. When we crossed into CA the roads on this route got slower / rougher still. It was fine till we got to about Santa Rosa and then the traffic was terrible all the way through San Francisco. We took the route that goes across the Richmond Bridge and south through Oakland. That was a rough road south through the east bay but traffic not bad. Then we went through San Jose and on route 17 to Santa Cruze. Route 17 last time we took it was below substandard and more like something your would expect in the poorest country in the World. Just above a Jeep track. We stayed in Moss Landing which has a pretty nice but very crowded KOA. My recommendation is that you skip this part and go inland at Oakland. Go slower through Oregon and the north park of CA. There are a couple of nice RV parks in the redwoods along 101. There is no possibility I would ever drive a large motorhome and tow through SF. Driving a car through that area is bad enough. I think most of the billionaires have a helicopter. Vegas to 158 to Bakersfield should be fine in your rig. I also like very much going down 146 just north of Bakersfield towards Morro Bay. There is a nice campground near the water in Morrow Bay.
RFCN2 07/06/19 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Length restricted rv parks

We have had length issues lots of times in the 10 1/2 years we have owned our coach. I would say most public parks in National Parks and some States spaces big enough to accept 40 foot is rare. Most newer commercial RV parks are fine with over 40, but I always tell them the size of our rig in case some of their sites will not fit.
RFCN2 07/06/19 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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