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Old 09-27-2018, 05:50 PM   #41
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To this point of range, many motorhomes get driven so little that it would be very expensive compared to small internal combustion engine. To me, a hybrid system is more economically viable than pure electric.
Yeah I agree. If you think about it a hybrid system would be a no-brainer: The coach builder could take advantage of all the power the OEM has already put/stored in the hybrid battery system. You'd be able to run things a lot longer on that battery than current 12V batteries (simply because it takes a lot more power to move the thing around that running refer, A/C, etc.).

In addition to all that the engine that charges everything is automotive spec...including the muffler. Thus when the AGS eventually does kick in...nobody hears a thing.
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:12 PM   #42
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Jamie, all we need is for Ford to install the upcoming 2020 F-150 plug-in powertrain in a Transit or E-Series motorhome chassis, or similar.

The advantages, as previously discussed in various threads, are so many. Battery temperature control, auto start for battery recharging, built-in converter (high-capacity battery charger), very high charging power levels from engine to minimize run time, etc.

One logical possibility I really like for RVs is an OEM electric air conditioner(s) run off battery bank. With a rear A/C option we can also get rid of those loud roof A/Cs, their condensation down the side of RV, etc.
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:24 PM   #43
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Maybe tow a trailer with 18,000# of batteries?
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:43 AM   #44
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I guess it would!
It's better than forgetting to add a relief valve...


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Actually, I like it. Course I'd want to run around in a Jolly Green giant suit for Halloween parties.
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:36 PM   #45
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Actually, I like it. Course I'd want to run around in a Jolly Green giant suit for Halloween parties.
Hey, maybe they can hitch a few of them together for a parade maybe?
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:40 PM   #46
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Hey, maybe they can hitch a few of them together for a parade maybe?
Imagine you go inside and some body moves your car and puts this in its place. That would make you stop whatever you you were doing and stare. Then you would pull out your hidden whisky flask, sigh and throw it away.
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