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RE: 2016 Chevy Equinox

According to the Good Sam guide. "Equinox 3,777 65 MPH/None N/A Yes 22/32 $23,495-$32,385 Run engine at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for 5 minutes. Remove fuse 32 while towing" That said, this guide is not perfect, check the owners manual for verification.
wanderingaimlessly 10/18/22 04:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2010 Cougar Fifth Wheel RV

Could you either read and then tell us what the name/brand or whatever is on the control? A photo would also be helpful.
wanderingaimlessly 10/18/22 04:04pm Fifth-Wheels
Comical EV article

It should be seen as a known issue, but this guy wants to drive a Nissan Leaf in Wyoming, and discovers it only takes 15 hours to go 178 miles.
wanderingaimlessly 10/18/22 03:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV charging quandry

"The top demographic of 2019 EV owners are middle-aged white men earning more than $100,000 annually with a college degree or higher...." Another demographic summary showed 28% of EV owners had a Doctoral or professional degree and 35% earned over $200,000. What a bunch of losers, right? LMAOROFL Or going along with the stupidity to keep their local gravy train going,,,,, Who is the fool?
wanderingaimlessly 10/09/22 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV charging quandry

Toed has now shown itself as a n old racist POS by the prior post. Nothing was racist prior to Toeds post.
wanderingaimlessly 10/09/22 03:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV charging quandry

If adoption of EVs will crash the grid, and a crashed grid would make conditions ripe for a civil war; why isn’t faux news promoting the adoption of EVs? :h IT IS
wanderingaimlessly 10/09/22 03:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV charging quandry

Toed , the real fun part is,,,,,,, If the response is only to the feasibility of the whole project, then all of Kali is out of excuses for its stupidity.
wanderingaimlessly 10/09/22 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
EV charging quandry

One of the main reasons folks that promote EVC's was home charging, and the savings. Now Stanford University has looked into it. And they are saying its the worst way to approach charging. Stanford study So, cant during peak usage, cant overnight, guess Kali is going to tell folks to charge them in Nevada.
wanderingaimlessly 10/08/22 07:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Streaming with an iPhone

As a test I bought a cheap phone and set up Visible. Unlimited data, the literature says it may be throttled during busy times, but it hasn't happened to me yet. $30 a month, and it gave us a Verizon phone to offset the ATT ones we had. Will be dropping one of the ATT lines soon and replacing it withthe visible if it keeps working this well.
wanderingaimlessly 10/03/22 06:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Closer to a head on then you ever want to be...

Drive like hell You'll get there.
wanderingaimlessly 09/15/22 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many folks want an EV

I think eventually it won't be a choice. If we want something to drive it will be an EV. When it comes to towing we may have to downsize our trailers in order to be able to tow them or take really good care of our current tow vehicles so they last the rest of our lifetime. More and more States are adopting the "California Model" which is outlawing the sale of fossil fueled cars (and most likely pickups) in the next 10-15 years. Tent/Popup trailers will certainly become more prevalent and 14'high, 40' long 5th wheel trailers will most likely disappear or be permanently parked. The reality is that even the commercial truck operators, from local delivery to over the road freight transport, are looking at electric trucks (some even driverless). Rail transport will eventually become like that in Europe and other countries with overhead power wires or locomotives with battery banks to move them in areas with no overhead power. The change is happening regardless of our thoughts or desires. FWIW, I have had a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid EV) for 5 years now and it's been great. 90+ percent of my driving is on battery and my gasoline expense down an average of $400/month before the recent rise in gasoline cost. Saving even more now. I know Virginias former Governor, a Dem, with the help of a Dem led legislature voted to blindly follow anything Cali did. But last year the Gov and the legislature changed, They are writing the new law to overturn that now. It made the local news just last week. I'm sure other states will follow in the next year or two. Electrics will take over the Northeast,. and large urban areas, but they will be a nightmare in the rural areas.
wanderingaimlessly 09/15/22 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

I don't recall a fervent anti-lithium contingent. The issue most had was more that the cost was hard to justify, especially when you had to do other modifications to accommodate the charge requirements. It's getting better but unless you need a large battery bank, it's still hard to justify over 6v golf cart batteries for most users. The only Anti Lithium cries that I recall are about the hypocrisy of the electric car promoters, who ignore the planet damage done by the mining activities for the Lithium, as well as the electric production methods. No matter how you do it, the energy is not free, no matter how much you hope for something else.
wanderingaimlessly 09/14/22 04:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery charging question.

Have charged them separately, was wondering if charging just one would cause a slow equalization with the other. The charger is good, I have 2, I may make a second plug rather than tearing the scooter apart. Thanks for answering the charge one question.
wanderingaimlessly 09/10/22 05:06pm Tech Issues
Battery charging question.

I bought a used mobility chair for M'lady, it runs well, but will not charge from the plug on the column. Fuses are good and I dont have time to sit and troubleshoot right now. It is powered by 2 12 volt deep cycle batteries wired in series. I have tried charging the batteries individually and they accept a charge, and stickers show them to only be a year old. Rather than fight the entire issue now, I was thinking I could connect a small charger to one battery at a time,,,,,,, or maybe just one period. If I slow charge one battery from a pair wired in series, will the other also be charged over time? Or must I set up individual charge points for both? It only gets used once every couple of weeks, so I thought maybe I could have one slowly charge the other?
wanderingaimlessly 09/09/22 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: EV jump start

Run out of juice in DC and see how long it takes to find six volunteers to push your ev a half mile to a charging station. You'll find six willing to take it to a chop shop, or six willing to study it for a year to find a way to subsidize longer extension cords, but to actually voluntarily help you? Naaah, get real.
wanderingaimlessly 09/06/22 06:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Furrion Chill 14.5 & 15.5 unit's both use 15.4 amps?

What's hard to believe is that none of these companies has come out with a 15+ SEER heat pump replacement unit. The mini splits show they can be built, and will surpass the current units in efficiency at similar cost. But we seem to be getting the same 20 year old designs.
wanderingaimlessly 09/06/22 06:36am Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel system fires

But,,, but,,,,, They got free 2 day shipping.
wanderingaimlessly 09/05/22 11:58am Tech Issues
RE: charging an EV at a campground

And again, an item overlooked in the discussion is how the EV draws power versus how an RV draws power. An RV can need 30 or 50 amp power due to AC usage, but those AC units only draw the max amps for a few seconds on each startup cycle, then their energy consumption drops off by half. Charging the EV will draw the maximum amps it can continuously for however many hours it is plugged in. And from what the videos show from the Ford pickup charging, it can be the many hours at a rate similar to the rate an AC unit draws for only its first 10 seconds or so. A positive on this is some campgrounds will be replacing old 30 and 50 amp plugs finally as EV's kill off the old and weak ones.
wanderingaimlessly 09/04/22 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: charging an EV at a campground

….As far as enforcement goes, you might check out what’s happening in Colorado where the electric provider has been forced to take over control of folks smart thermostats… Are we to assume Californians will gain an exemption from such??… 3 tonsThe people in CO signed up for an incentive program voluntarily. I have signed up for similar to allow my utility to turn off my A/C compressor if needed. I get paid a small credit on my bill as an incentive. This is not some unauthorized Orwellian government takeover of the thermostats as your statement seems to imply. Why not tell the truth of things? YET But you gave them the ability to didn't you?
wanderingaimlessly 09/03/22 04:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: charging an EV at a campground

Another summertime issue in many campgrounds is sure to be that EV charging may preempt the ability of others to operate their air conditioning… As temperatures rise to to 100’s (uh-o :( !!), this is sure to test the mental metal of otherwise friendly fee-paying for services campers… 3 tons - mostly (happily!) :) off-the-grid… (full disclosure, 400a/hr LFP, 660w rooftop solar - newly added 360w of portable MPPT PV..) I read this twice and I’m not sure I understand. Why would using an RV pedestal to charge a car pre-empt someone else on another site from running an AC? Maybe I misunderstood this. For starters, an AC unit for an rv, from that pedestal would hit 18-30 amps for only a few seconds before dropping down to about half those numbers, allowing others to similarly use the power source. Your EV is a CONSTANT watt sucking plague drawing near the max wattage for every second possible. Does that accurately describe the EV? Yes I know the language seems harsh, but this is the root of the issue. The long continuous draw of the EV charger is the problem.
wanderingaimlessly 09/03/22 02:15pm General RVing Issues
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