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Posted: 07/31/19 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

The electric is included in the price. It is by no means "free". It is, however, and "all you can eat" buffet.
No take out containers for your electric vehicles allowed at a lot of places.
On a different note, what do you and Canada consider a single use plastic container? Milk jugs? How about the packaging bread, hotdogs, pudding cups, meat on the shelves And everything else wrapped in plastic? My guess it targets only plastic cups, which is pretty much a feel good, do little gesture to attract attention rather than solve a problem.

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I don't know the details--but at least it is a start.


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rgatijnet1 wrote:

I believe that disposing of the old batteries can be a huge environmental headache.
I can also see the value of this RV decreasing quickly with time and that it may be difficult to unload once it gets close to battery replacement time. The cost for the new batteries and for disposal of the old batteries MAY exceed the total value of the coach.


I don’t understand the environmental headache statement. Maybe if it was a lead acid battery but a lithium ion battery is mostly aluminum. Not considered to be hazardous.


Lead acid battery is highly recycled.

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azrving wrote:

Reisender wrote:

rgatijnet1 wrote:

I believe that disposing of the old batteries can be a huge environmental headache.
I can also see the value of this RV decreasing quickly with time and that it may be difficult to unload once it gets close to battery replacement time. The cost for the new batteries and for disposal of the old batteries MAY exceed the total value of the coach.


I don’t understand the environmental headache statement. Maybe if it was a lead acid battery but a lithium ion battery is mostly aluminum. Not considered to be hazardous.


Lead acid battery is highly recycled.

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Exactly. Great article. Lead acid batteries are an environmental nightmare if they hit the landfill. Not the case with Lithium ion batteries. Used EV batteries also get a second life in other power storage applications so the life cycle is close to 30 years. Lots of interesting reading on this stuff.

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But but there are no tailpipe emissions lol

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What will the diesel idlers do when they can't make noise from 5 am to 6 am as they pack up to roll?


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azrving wrote:

But but there are no tailpipe emissions lol

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That’s kinda cool. Looks mostly portable. Could be setup fairly quick almost anywhere. Can’t see the manufacturer name. Would be handy in an evacuation scenario etc. Can’t tell the connecter either although it maybe a CCS

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Reisender wrote:

azrving wrote:

But but there are no tailpipe emissions lol

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That’s kinda cool. Looks mostly portable. Could be setup fairly quick almost anywhere. Can’t see the manufacturer name. Would be handy in an evacuation scenario etc. Can’t tell the connecter either although it maybe a CCS
Actually, that goes on a trailer that you tow behind you so you do not run out of power. There is no free lunch.... If you want to save the planet, sell you RVs, buy a tent, stove and ice chest, and don't forget the 5 gallon bucket and roll of plastic bags for your waste to take home with you. If you really want to save the earth, figure a was to reduce the population by 1/2. After that you have only delayed it for a few thousand years, or whenever our Sun turns into a red star.


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wildmanbaker wrote:

Reisender wrote:

azrving wrote:

But but there are no tailpipe emissions lol

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That’s kinda cool. Looks mostly portable. Could be setup fairly quick almost anywhere. Can’t see the manufacturer name. Would be handy in an evacuation scenario etc. Can’t tell the connecter either although it maybe a CCS
Actually, that goes on a trailer that you tow behind you so you do not run out of power. There is no free lunch.... If you want to save the planet, sell you RVs, buy a tent, stove and ice chest, and don't forget the 5 gallon bucket and roll of plastic bags for your waste to take home with you. If you really want to save the earth, figure a was to reduce the population by 1/2. After that you have only delayed it for a few thousand years, or whenever our Sun turns into a red star.


LOL. Definetly not meant to be towed on a trailer. Looks like it’s on a forkliftable pallet though. Kinda hard to see but maybe a bowser fuel trailer parked behind it. I’m kinda guessing it is shot in Germany or maybe Australia (Nullarbor) as the connecter on the right looks more like a nennekes type 2. Hard to tell. Maybe a mobile unit for when there are power outages etc. Great idea though and would be handy for national emergency evacuations etc. Kinda cool.

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Reisender wrote:

wildmanbaker wrote:

Reisender wrote:

azrving wrote:

But but there are no tailpipe emissions lol

[image]


That’s kinda cool. Looks mostly portable. Could be setup fairly quick almost anywhere. Can’t see the manufacturer name. Would be handy in an evacuation scenario etc. Can’t tell the connecter either although it maybe a CCS
Actually, that goes on a trailer that you tow behind you so you do not run out of power. There is no free lunch.... If you want to save the planet, sell you RVs, buy a tent, stove and ice chest, and don't forget the 5 gallon bucket and roll of plastic bags for your waste to take home with you. If you really want to save the earth, figure a was to reduce the population by 1/2. After that you have only delayed it for a few thousand years, or whenever our Sun turns into a red star.


LOL. Definetly not meant to be towed on a trailer. Looks like it’s on a forkliftable pallet though. Kinda hard to see but maybe a bowser fuel trailer parked behind it. I’m kinda guessing it is shot in Germany or maybe Australia (Nullarbor) as the connecter on the right looks more like a nennekes type 2. Hard to tell. Maybe a mobile unit for when there are power outages etc. Great idea though and would be handy for national emergency evacuations etc. Kinda cool.


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