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RE: fantastic fan just stopped

Is there a thermistor on the fan which would turn not only it off but also two 12v ceiling lights???? This happened a couple years ago and magically cured itself after couple days for no reason. Already checked fuses light bulbs and 12v power to all and everything seems normal One thing you can check is the connections on the roof. There is a nut that tightens the connector onto the plungey switchy thingy. If you back it off, clean it up and tighten it down it may come back alive. Hope you sort it out.
Reisender 12/07/21 02:14pm Tech Issues
RE: towing with ev6

Hi Don. Depends what you are towing. If you are towing a 1200 kg or less teardrop trailer with good aerodynamics and you are keeping it 90 kmh or less probably plan on losing half the guided range and then everything else is a bonus. That EV6 has similar specs to a Tesla model Y. Most of the model Y drivers that are towing that we have talked to follow those guidelines and are not disappointed. Having said that, we are in BC. Speed limits are lower and roads are whindy and hilly, so towing over 90 is kind of rare unless you like to live dangerously. Campgrounds are close and lots of them. As well charging infrastructure is very good. Not sure what it’s like where you are but keep all that in mind. Depending on where and how you camp it may suit your needs fine. But if long regular hauls are in your future then maybe a half ton with a big tank is better suited to the job. All JMHO Don. Not an expert.
Reisender 12/07/21 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: another Bev RV

Any time you see a mileage figure on an electric vehicle see if they give you any average speed figures to accomplish that mileage. You might be surprised that most electric vehicle mileage range figures are driven at 28 to 32 MPH flat and level. If you drive it at 65 MPH the mileage range is cut in half or more. LOL. :). Your EV experience is much different than mine. LOL. :).
Reisender 12/05/21 05:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Another new generator ban bill in legislation in

Is it a purchase ban or a use ban?
Reisender 12/05/21 01:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

Since CA is already having brown outs and rolling blackouts because their grid cannot support current use what happens when everyone plugs in their EV at night? LIGHTS OUT! There is a misconception here - brown outs happen during the day when the load on the utility is at it's highest due to AC, people working, etc. At night, the load on the utility is light, so charging your EV is less demand on the overall load. In addition, there is things in the works to allow EV owners to sell power back to the utility, or company during the day, so charge at night, store the power in your EV, then sell it back to the utility during the day when rates are higher and demand is higher. The missing link is the meter on your EV to see how much power you are selling back to your company, the utility, or whoever. Most EV users don't use but a small percentage of their battery to get to and from work, so its an interesting idea. When we lived in California we would charge at night. Gotta say, never saw a brown out. Might have been where we were.
Reisender 12/05/21 10:08am General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

A little better article from an RV publication. Good picture of the pedestal as well. Made by Jamestown advanced products out of New York. https://www.rvtravel.com/koas-program-adds-electric-vehicle-chargers-campgrounds-1027b/
Reisender 12/04/21 08:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rivian towing efficiency

Am I getting the numbers about right? Comparing ICE that gets 10 MPG while towing, unhook the trailer and mileage jumps to 16.2?Sounds more than reasonable. My Dodge gets about 10 mpg towing, and about 19 solo. My little V6, the few trips made without trailer and long enough to check mileage, always ran 19-20.5. Running around town, 16-18. Towing my popup, under 62 MPH, 16-18. Never hauled a Mustang, but a '53 Chevy on a trailer took me down to less than 10. My 3406E would average around 6, but bobtailing home from Florida Mississippi, or Minnesota after dropping Red Cross trailers, she would crowd 12. What I really wonder is how many people that are bad mouthing the loss of range when towing have run the numbers; How much does the trailer shorten the per tank range of your ICE? Bingo. Our grand cherokee easily lost half its range towing well within its spec. Max range of about 250 kilometres towing.
Reisender 12/01/21 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian towing efficiency

62% range reduction sounds like much more than would expect if I were towing the rig with my F150 but as a Tesla owner I expected towing to hit an EV harder than an ICE powered one for several reasons..Is that what it said? I see this: "which evidently resulted in a 62% degradation of the battery after just 118 miles of travel." If 62% got you 118 miles I would expect the remaining 38% to get me another 45 miles. 118 + 45 = 163 miles total range. Range not towing is 300 so the real range dropped by 45% or slightly less than half was lost. I recommend the not yet available 400 mile range RT1 if you plan to tow something large for a significant distance. I saw that too but wasn't sure if I was reading that right. That is closer to what our friends see towing a teardrop with their model Y. They lose about 40 to 45 percent of the the cars range. But they definitely are not travelling 73 mph average either though. Mavbe 90 to 95 kilometres an hour. Speeds are slower here.
Reisender 11/30/21 10:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian towing efficiency

Given the weight and profile of that trailer, the efficiency took a much bigger dive than I'd expect out of a traditional truck on a similar trip. Especially a diesel truck. Agreed on the diesel. But remember, this is a half ton truck. I’m not sure how common a diesel is in half tons nowadays. (Really no idea). I know with our gas GMC 3/4 ton pulling a 7000 poundish trailer we were looking for a gas station after about 220 kilometres or so and getting panicky at 275. And that was in Saskatchewan. Course that was 20 years ago. I’m sure it’s better now.
Reisender 11/30/21 02:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian towing efficiency

Interesting. Thanks for posting.
Reisender 11/30/21 01:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nice looking small trailer rig

The dealer did a horrible job of setting up the WD hitch. Can't say I've seen a sedan of any kind towing a TT in the US since the 70s. Yeah what a joke, I would like to see a sedan pulling a 4000 lb trailer. It’s done in Europe all the time. First trip to England, about 30 years ago, we saw a VW Golf pulling a 2 horse trailer. As far as Caravans (travel trailers), mostly pulled by Mercedes and Volvo estate wagons, occasionally a small truck. Weren’t too many SUVs back then. Yep. Seen good sized trailers being pulled by cars all over Europe. Camping is big there. Many are single axle but still pretty long. Axles placed for lighter tongue weights. They tend to be lower than here and more streamlined. Much nicer inside for the most part. Speed limits for towing are much lower though. Many places are max 80 kmh when towing. Snowbird season sees a lot of north south traffic in Europe. Campgrounds are nice and well equipped.
Reisender 11/28/21 01:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

I would think that there would definitely be a charge (no pun intended) for using the EV chargers. After all it is KOA. How much does it cost to fully recharge empty Tesla anyway? Anyone here knows the real numbers? TY In BC Canada at home about 8 bucks Canadian currency. At a supercharger (in BC) probably about 24 bucks. I’m never empty when I start so a little speculation here. I think my biggest supercharger bill was around 19 bucks...ish. Prices vary depending on region. We do most of our charging at home. Interesting. And how many miles does $19 get you (or $8 at home)? JK Depends where you drive. We are in BC so speed limits are lower. A solid 500 kilometres is easy here as we average about 6,4 kilometres per kWh. If you drive American style interstates st higher speeds probably 10 percent less or so, so around 440 kilometres. We still travel like we did with our grand Cherokee, so always on the top 80 percent of the battery. We typically take a 15 minute supercharge break every 2.5 to 3 hours. Empty the bladder and fill the coffee cup. Works for us. Not every body likes that kind of pace though. Most of our road trips are under 700 kilometres and our most common road trip is 476 kilometres.
Reisender 11/27/21 06:05am General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

I would think that there would definitely be a charge (no pun intended) for using the EV chargers. After all it is KOA. How much does it cost to fully recharge empty Tesla anyway? Anyone here knows the real numbers? TY In BC Canada at home about 8 bucks Canadian currency. At a supercharger (in BC) probably about 24 bucks. I’m never empty when I start so a little speculation here. I think my biggest supercharger bill was around 19 bucks...ish. Prices vary depending on region. We do most of our charging at home.
Reisender 11/26/21 10:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

Not surprising. Aside from EVs being towed behind motorhomes, Rivian and Tesla are ramping up to produce all-electric pickups in sizable quantities, and Ford and GM both have electric variants. There are even a few folks towing trailers with all-electric SUVs. From what I read, Tesla is not flat towable. They are not. But people tow them on trailers. Some tow leafs on tow dolly’s. We towed a small EV on a trailer for 5 years.
Reisender 11/26/21 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

Forward thinking IMO. Will require “upgrading” at many parks…increased expenses at mom and pops to compete. Do electric cars “monitor” the power they are receiving? Yes, or at least the ones I am familiar with do. Charge current can also be limited to whatever the driver wants down to 5 amps. They (the electric vehicle) will however never pull more than the EVSE (charge station) says they can have. Keep in mind that these are AC charge stations (not chargers) and they feed 240 volts at max 40 amps to the cars built in chargers. As per the article they are 10 KW units. They would need their own 50 amp breaker on the pedestal.
Reisender 11/26/21 05:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

There will be some sort of upcharge for the sites, the more important issues are 1. voltage, will they be able to maintain enough volts at each site to cover 50 amps for running 2 or 3 ac units plus the ev charging? 2. Imagine all the areas you can now book because the Urban folks are now tethered to the KOA. Personally, I would look at places like Kali, and say "good", tie them to the KOA. I don’t see why they are tethered to anything. It’s just a convenient “fuel” point. Maybe I misunderstood what you meant.
Reisender 11/26/21 03:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

Are they charging for the power that is used? Most vendors do. Looking at the pedestal I don’t see a card reader so it might be a flat fee. There is a campground about an hour from here that does that although the EVSE is in a common area and not at the site. I would hope it's not absorbed by everyone that uses the park owning gas or electric. No idea, but I doubt it. KOA is typically a buffet experience. They’ll probably start with a dozen sites and add as needed. It’s getting some attention from those pulling RV’s with EV/SUV’s though. Probably a good business decision.
Reisender 11/26/21 02:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Covid 19 project completed

Nice job.
Reisender 11/26/21 02:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

I reread the article and noticed that the J1772 unit is a 10 KW unit. Which is kinda nice for the bigger batteries that are in the 1/2 ton EV pickups. That’s pretty much a full charge on most of the trucks assuming one doesn’t arrive dead empty. Nice for the overnight crowd.
Reisender 11/26/21 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

Not surprising. Aside from EVs being towed behind motorhomes, Rivian and Tesla are ramping up to produce all-electric pickups in sizable quantities, and Ford and GM both have electric variants. There are even a few folks towing trailers with all-electric SUVs. It’s definitely getting more common here. Two years ago we would see one or two a month heading out on a Friday night after work to some local campsite. This last summer it was much more common. But there are so many amazing camp grounds within 200 or 300 kilometres that I don’t think range is much of an issue. The bigger challenge is to be set up by dark. Tricky when you can’t hit the road until 5:30 or so.
Reisender 11/26/21 06:47am General RVing Issues
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