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Old 10-03-2021, 08:18 AM   #1
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If someone comes out with a electric truck that can tow a heavy fifth wheel will you buy one? I would buy the first one off the assembly line, not only could it tow your fifth wheel but it would power your camper once you arrived at your destination.
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Old 10-03-2021, 08:46 AM   #2
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No.

You’ll be ahead of the game if you buy a diesel dually and install some solar panels and lithium batteries. The negative attributes have been hashed out ad nauseum. You would need V2L capability. I other words, an inverter to provide 120/240VAC from the high voltage DC battery, and a 50A outlet on the truck.

Full disclosure: We own a PHEV and have had solar with battery back up on the house for 10 years.
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Old 10-03-2021, 10:06 AM   #3
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If someone comes out with a electric truck that can tow a heavy fifth wheel will you buy one? I would buy the first one off the assembly line, not only could it tow your fifth wheel but it would power your camper once you arrived at your destination.

I don't think anyone will be coming out with an EV 3500. It would only have about a 100 mile towing range and it would cost about twice that of a diesel 3500. Also, there are very few charge stations that can handle a truck with a trailer in tow.
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I do not see EVs coming into heavy towing vehicles. Cost and battery weight will kill this pretty soon. Once we have more power generation from renewable sources than fossil fuel generation, the small commuter autos and city busses will be more practical. Dut for now, I will even consider an EV for personal transportation. The power industry is not there yet.

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I do not see EVs coming into heavy towing vehicles. Cost and battery weight will kill this pretty soon. Once we have more power generation from renewable sources than fossil fuel generation, the small commuter autos and city busses will be more practical. Dut for now, I will even consider an EV for personal transportation. The power industry is not there yet.

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Exactly. The problem is, though, that people are talking about banning ICEs. That will be the end of RV travel.
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Exactly. The problem is, though, that people are talking about banning ICEs. That will be the end of RV travel.
A knee-jerk reaction by uninformed people...ie politicians, lawyers and environmental folks.

It is a change that is needed, but it has to eased into play as we get more renewable source power generation.

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A 2500/3500 truck will be along soon and it'll perform. Get over the weight issue (of batteries) because it isn't one compared to a full tank of diesel, a diesel I6 or V8 engine and the beefy transmission, T-case, exhaust and sub systems etc. I just saw a Tesla swapped 67 impala that weighs the same as it did with the 327 sbc.



They really do need to push forward with solid state batteries, they don't catch fire, they are lighter and you can add a zero to the range over lithium. solid state R&D is a large part of Stellantis 36 billion dollar EV investment. Imagine a Ram EV 3500, with 600hp, 1400lbft and a 1000 mile range?


Btw solid states already exist in pace makers
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Exactly. The problem is, though, that people are talking about banning ICEs. That will be the end of RV travel.
I’m not up on American policy so cut me some slack, but where are they talking about banning ice? We haven’t seen that up here in BC...yet. . Honestly I’m guessing that is decades away. Maybe in some city centres, That is already happening all over Europe. But it’s typically just in downtown cores where RV’s wouldn’t go anyway.

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I’m not up on American policy so cut me some slack, but where are they talking about banning ice? We haven’t seen that up here in BC...yet. . Honestly I’m guessing that is decades away. Maybe in some city centres, That is already happening all over Europe. But it’s typically just in downtown cores where RV’s wouldn’t go anyway.

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Banned in Canada 2035 (which is laughable, nobody builds cars for Canada and they aren't about to start, nor can Canada funnel everyones buying choices down to what EV's are offered, its a bluff that can easily be called)
I’m probably just behind the times but where did you read that Canada is banning ice in 2035? The closest I have seen is BC banning new light ICE sales (1/2 ton ICE and smaller trucks as well as cars and SUV’s). I can’t imagine anyone would want a new ICE car or SUV by then, or even a 1/2 ton. I have heard there is a push for other provinces to do the same and I think Quebec has something similar to BC. Not sure now.
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Iím probably just behind the times but where did you read that Canada is banning ice in 2035? The closest I have seen is BC banning new light ICE sales (1/2 ton ICE and smaller trucks as well as cars and SUVís). I canít imagine anyone would want a new ICE car or SUV by then, or even a 1/2 ton. I have heard there is a push for other provinces to do the same and I think Quebec has something similar to BC. Not sure now.

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I found something that indicates the federal government wants to ban the sale of new ice vehicles by 2035. Nothing about banning ice vehicles though. In my province itís been like that for awhile.

I canít see there being much call for ice vehicles by then anyway. Not to mention Iím not sure there will still be a lot of light gas vehicles being built. I may be wrong. Who knows.
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