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Tesla RV

You’ve built a semi. Have you considered a RV motorhome?

My wife and I recently went on trip in our RV and it occurred to me it would be a perfect platform; plenty of room for batteries, solar roof panels with 500 mile range it could charge at any campground.
A 24ft model, interests us more With. All the standard features: fresh/grey/black water tanks, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom(king size bed)
Tesla touches:: awd, carbon fiber construction, twin slide outs, kayak storage capable,, mini utility cart. Unique style

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  • Yes, that would be an excellent platform.
    However the extra weight from all the utility and the limited demand for those vehicles wouldn’t accelerate that much the world to sustainable transportation. For greater impact they have to address the biggest vehicle segments first.
    But that would be something ai would be greatly interested in for sure
  • I keep expecting Earth Roamer to come out with an all EV RV, partner with Rivian would make the most sense.

    https://earthroamer.com/

    ER makes solar powered RV's and you can run the Diesel on synthetic fuel and be about 80% fewer emissions than if you lived in 2,500 sq ft home with a 25 mpg ICE car (today's averages for both metrics) . That gets you a ticket to Kyoto.

    The LandMaster is probably a case where hydrogen powered will work better.

    https://itcamefromblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/g341-e1510037726864.jpg
  • RV's are on the road monthly. A package delivery van is delivering 6 days a week, they do not need 500 mile range. The batteries used in a package delivery van are where the focus should be. Or garbage trucks, or ambulances, or busses, or smaller shuttle buses, or service vans, or anything that is driven daily. Same issue with personal boats, they are not used enough to justify the battery cost in today market. Ferries would be an excellent application for converting to battery electric service. The occasional use applications will make sense after daily use applications have become accepted and the price has become competitive with other methods,
  • Instead of building an RV, Tesla should provide a chassis, on top of which other manufacturers can build RVs or other specialized vehicles.

    After researching and then deciding against getting a lightweight trailer to tow with our X 100D, we ended up buying an RV several months ago, built on top of a Mercedes Sprinter chassis - which is used for a variety of commercial applications, in addition to RVs.

    If there had been an RV built on a Tesla EV chassis, we would have seriously considered that. But Tesla would have to do much better than the 150 miles of range an X has when towing a trailer (at 55 MPH), so the chassis would need to be something like a Cybertruck - not a longer range S/3/X/Y - with at least 300-350 miles of range at full highway speeds.

    Another factor that could work against an EV RV is boondocking - operating for days without connecting to the grid. With solar panels, it's possible to generate enough energy to operate the RV (except for air conditioning) for an extended time. But there wouldn't be enough solar energy to do much in recharging EV batteries.
  • > @bp said: With solar panels, it's possible to generate enough energy to operate the RV (except for air conditioning) for an extended time. But there wouldn't be enough solar energy to do much in recharging EV batteries."

    Run AC and charger batteries for days. If you want to see how it 's done look at Greenline Hybrid boats. Some videos of a week at the boat show in Miami, AC's running, showing off the boat so AC with lots of door openings, lights on, demoing equipment. These also run the propulsion motors.

    And relatively small systems, 1.5.-2.4kW systems.

    Another one to look at is Earth Roamer who builds RV's with big solar systems for RV's that made for off road.
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