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Old 12-06-2021, 11:57 AM   #1
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New California legislation

Legislation to ban motorhome and portable generators threatens RVers.

https://www.rvtravel.com/legislation...ers-rvt-1029b/

SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 — A seemingly innocuous air pollution proposal before the California Legislature could ban the sale of portable generators in the state, and have a crippling effect on RVers who rely on them to power their rigs when shore power is not available.

According to definition of the proposal, the ban could include the use of generators installed in most motorhomes and other motorized RVs. RVers who travel with trailers and fifth wheels would be unable to use portable generators.

https://www.rvtravel.com/legislation...ers-rvt-1029b/
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If it passes just another reason to avoid California or, if you live there to leave.
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If it passes just another reason to avoid California or, if you live there to leave.
I believe itís already passed. But doesnít affect RV or portable generators as there is no equivalent technology yet. Itís in the wording of the bill. Itís a nothing burger in my humble opinion.

Should get some of those stinky noisy leaf blowers and lawnmowers out of the neighbourhoods though.

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I believe it’s already passed. But doesn’t affect RV or portable generators as there is no equivalent technology yet. It’s in the wording of the bill. It’s a nothing burger in my humble opinion.

Should get some of those stinky noisy leaf blowers and lawnmowers out of the neighbourhoods though.

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Agree (bold.)

There are several other threads besides this one, discussing this topic, and they are all based on distorted reporting of the actual law. Most articles cited are from industry sources that are concerned about their market.

Here is the text of the actual bill. I suggest everyone read it.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/f...02120220AB1346


There is so much conditional language within the bill that any definitive conclusion drawn would be highly suspect. This is not to say that some bans and limitations may not happen, it is only to say there is nothing in the legislation that states gas powered generators, leaf blowers, and lawn mowers will be banned by a certain date.
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Agree (bold.)

There are several other threads besides this one, discussing this topic, and they are all based on distorted reporting of the actual law. Most articles cited are from industry sources that are concerned about their market.

Here is the text of the actual bill. I suggest everyone read it.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/f...02120220AB1346


There is so much conditional language within the bill that any definitive conclusion drawn would be highly suspect. This is not to say that some bans and limitations may not happen, it is only to say there is nothing in the legislation that states gas powered generators, leaf blowers, and lawn mowers will be banned by a certain date.
This seems aimed at lawn tractors and other small gas engines. Nowhere does it say anything about Diesel or Propane Generators. The battery packs they are talking about seem to be for weed wackers and lawn mowers not generators as the article stated.

Of course that doesn't gore the OX that the RV industry want to gore.
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Another thread on this? Okay!

This is enabling legislation - it creates the legal basis for regulatory agencies (or agency) to create proposed regs and then put those out for public comment and eventual public hearings before being adopted. That's a multi-year process in most places, maybe multi-decade in California.

I think the cause for concern among RVers is the 25 horse power threshold in the current language as that would exclude most all generators and utility vehicles. The yet-to-be-written regulations may set a different h.p. threshold if the RVIA, Good Sams, FMCA - and California RVers as individuals - get involved early in the regulatory process.
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