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#11 Wallowa


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 11:27 PM

Seems to me that FWC caters to the boondocking crowd that  prefers to spend vacation time away from civilization, so would have no way to charge it. As Ski suggested, if it can be charged via solar, that would work. Even if it took a few days sunshine to charge, that would work for me for some if not most of my camping. No idea if that is doable with current solar technology.


Truly boondocking in a solar powered vehicle assumes there is sunshine....sufficient sunshine to get you out of the boondocks.  Even our FWC onboard batteries supported by solar sometimes necessitate running the vehicle motor.

Edited by Wallowa, 31 January 2020 - 11:31 PM.

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#12 JaSAn


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 11:40 PM

A Tesla Model S gets about 4 miles per 1KWh.

So for every 100W of solar, you can get a about 2 miles added range per day of good sun.

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#13 rando


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 12:05 AM

My Tacoma/Fleet has about a 300 mile range - which is actually less that what the 4wd Cybertruck gets (300 - 500miles).  

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 01:47 AM

My Tacoma/Fleet has about a 300 mile range - which is actually less that what the 4wd Cybertruck gets (300 - 500miles).  

That is probably empty.. with a camper, add a little wind and cold...some mountains.. and you probably can go 200 miles..


36 gallon tank in F150.. easily gets me 500+ miles per tank, with camper..

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 02:20 AM

Someday, sure. But not anytime soon for back of beyonding.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 04:19 AM

The Tesla Cybertruck makes the AMC Pacer look like a Rolls Royce.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 12:34 PM

I've been temporarily stranded for many reasons over the decades...


But now too old to call the tow truck guy and explain my "dilithium crystals" are toast due to a lack of sunshine the past 3 days.


In all seriousness, for me to make a complete move away from fossil fuels in a multi-week adventure platform (truck/camper/ALL accessories), a tremendous technological leap in energy storage must occur.  I know many folks/companies are working on the storage problem, but, a rock solid solution must exist before I make the jump.  And even then, not sure I could afford the technology as a fixed income retiree!


But heck...dreaming is half the FUN!!!   

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 05:21 PM

Otoh, calling in to work would be fun. I'll be in as soon as the sun comes out to charge my batteries. 


I can see an upside. Guess I'll just have to stay here at the hot springs until I'm recharged (literally and figuratively) :)

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:29 PM

Well, I'm now thinking a wind generator charging system should be added. The faster you drive, the more electric power produced for the batteries. Could this become a perpetual motion machine? I hope not. I don't want to leave Craig's hot springs.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:43 PM

Nah, I avoid Ver.1.0 of everything, every time.

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