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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
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.
Reisender 11/26/21 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Good to see KOA getting on board. Nice.
Reisender 11/25/21 09:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I was referring to the idea of hauling a gas burning generator along. I mean now you have to haul gas for the generator so you can recharge the electric truck. A large supercharger network is a necessity if EV's are to be realistically useful. Ahh you are referring to the Rivian tests. I think that was an extreme durance test kinda thing. Pre-production. If it’s the one we watched it was mostly engineers proving out the truck. From what I remember it was pretty remote and extreme conditions. I would think many manufacturers do that. It was fun to watch.
Reisender 11/25/21 11:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Range - a prototype Rivian travelled from Ushuaia Argentina to San Diego USA That’s pretty far. See “The Long Way Up” Ive seen that vid. they had suport vehicle with gas burning generator to REcharge Rivian Truck. Not a very clean way to travel. Lol At least Tesla has the advantage of largest SCharger network in the country.That kind of makes you wonder, "What's the point?". the point of a large supercharger network? For accessibility during road trips. Not sure what your asking.
Reisender 11/25/21 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Hummer Edition 1 — the only version available for the first year — will have a 329-mile range, tow up to 7,500 pounds and haul up to 1,300 pounds. I'd love to see real world towing range. I'd bet it's between 100 and 150 miles. Then what happens after you run out of juice? I shoot for at least 500 miles a day with two or three fuel stops. On this trip to FL, not a single day has gone by that we haven't gotten stuck in multi mile backups. No idea on actual range. Wait a few months and I'm sure there will be lots of real world reports of hummers towing RV's. Running out of juice?. Well, that just shouldn't happen assuming the software of the vehicle is working. The vehicle knows where all the charge points are. Its just a matter of telling the vehicle where you are going. The vehicle will figure out where you have to stop for charging. If there is no infrastructure on the route you would know that and you simply wouldn't do the trip. No different than a gas half ton. Charging infrastructure is excellent in some places and crappy in others. It will get better. Getting stuck in a multi mile backup, or blizzard, or natural disaster. This is where EV's do quite well. You can sit in an EC for days with the heat or AC on. In a truck the battery would be huge. You could probably truck camp for a week in the truck with the HVAC on. I know our car uses about 8 to 12 percent over a 12 hour period when in camp mode. That is from personal experience. The 7 pin trailer connector stays active in camp mode on those vehicles with towing packages so one can send 12 volts back to the RV to keep the trailer battery up The rivians are already in (slow) production so I'm sure there will be some real world reports out in the next 3 to 6 months.
Reisender 11/24/21 09:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Wow, 3 million orders!! Uh, how many on the road? :) LOL :). I think still only 2. One with mirrors and one without. Coincidentally the same amount of GMC hummers. :) You are incorrect on the number of GMC Hummer EV Pickups on the road. There may not have been the first customer deliveries (those come in December), but there are many on the streets. Officially, I believe that there was a photo of Joe driving one, and at least two in the background. Therefore, there are more than 50% known Hummer EV Pickups than CT. (Besides all the one's running around in Metro Detroit). I suppose you believe that there are no F150 Lightening. (Another OEM that has built electric pickup) I have photos of one from the Costco parking lot last weekend. When do you think Tusk will invite Joe to that plant in Texas to drive one of the manufactured trucks? It would have to be after they build one - if Joe is still the commander. Looks like actual hummer production starts in a couple weeks. From what I gather its the midline. The high line to follow in spring. They’ll sell em as fast as they can make them. Already let my buddy at the GM dealer to let us know when one comes in, just to see it up close and personal. I know there are bunches of F150 lightnings out there. You tube has videos of 6 at a time showing up at CCS stations. CT is going to be the last to dinner. Still like it, wife loves it. We have one on order...but still don’t think it will fit in the driveway. And sure as heck won’t fit in the garage. :).
Reisender 11/24/21 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Converting Honda generator to propane

I guess for some of us the other pro is transporting and storing gas vice propane. Propane is just easier for us. To each his own.
Reisender 11/23/21 05:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Wow, 3 million orders!! Uh, how many on the road? :) LOL :). I think still only 2. One with mirrors and one without. Coincidentally the same amount of GMC hummers. :)
Reisender 11/23/21 05:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Looks like Pepsi gets the first Megacharger. https://www.teslarati.com/pepsico-tesla-megacharger-semi-installation-permit/
Reisender 11/23/21 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Converting Honda generator to propane

cons propane is more expensive than gasoline. generator is some what thirsty for propane output wattage is some what lowered. pros no worries about varnish build up in carburetor oil changes less frequently spark plugs last a lot longer. I'd get a trifuel one--so that natural gas could be used. Just have fun! Did not know about the less frequent oil change and spark plug. How less frequent for oil change. We use ours exclusively on propane. Never had gas in the tank.
Reisender 11/23/21 08:37am Tech Issues
RE: Residential Refrigerator question

We used Velcro. I suppose it would depend on the style of handles.
Reisender 11/23/21 06:36am General RVing Issues
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