I've read elsewhere in IRV2 that the Aspire is about 1000# heavy on the battery side.
Motorhome engineers tend to be more system integrators than researchers. They're probably not going to just jump on-board with a developing technology unless it is proven in other applications and cost-benefit analysis matches what customers demand.
I assume that my new Aspire is going to be heavy on the battery side of the coach. One way Entegra COULD eliminate that problem would be to replace lead/acid flooded cell technology with Lithium Ion storage technology. It would not be without cost, however, because the battery is more expensive. Of course, if you factor in Entegra and Spartan Chassis having to pony up for bigger tires and a more expensive front axle (their current solution), then the cost-benefit becomes more reasonable. Even so, I don't look for that to happen in the immediate future. I would however, volunteer to be a test vehicle if Entegra wanted to explore that solution. Lazy Days is a dealer that could effect that change as they are a dealer for Lithionics Battery.
- Clearwater, FL
Pat & Medarda Bauer; Tess and Tighe (our fur kids)
2013 Entegra Aspire/FL/Allison/Edge
Entegra Coach Owners Association
Sun City Center, FL