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Old 10-13-2016, 11:30 AM   #31
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I have often wondered if installing this https://www.tesla.com/powerwall in a motorhome would be an option, it would seem useful ln a tailgate or race track setting where the generator noise might be prohibited. I wonder how long it could run the rooftop a/c for the night etc.I also wonder if they could bounce down the road and stay in tact LOL.

I know if I was a race fan or other event type motorhome user I would be looking into it.
Don't fall for the hype.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:35 AM   #32
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Funny. Originally the whole idea was to recycle Tesla battery packs when they dropped below 75% capacity. On the road that loss of range is a problem. So...it might have already spent a lot of time "bouncing down the road" anyway.
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:38 PM   #33
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Not sure what you are talking about?
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:39 PM   #34
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Tesla battery pack for homes and RVs
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:23 PM   #35
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Not sure what you are talking about?
Does it make sense to charge a battery to charge another battery????

And they want several grand to do it.

And Tesla hasn't turned anything even CLOSE to a profit yet.

That's hype to me.
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Does it make sense to charge a battery to charge another battery????

And they want several grand to do it.

And Tesla hasn't turned anything even CLOSE to a profit yet.

That's hype to me.
I was thinking if you had the tesla unit and you were at a race track using your generator all day, a lot of people have to turn them off at night so you can't run your A/C at night, having the unit may let you run the a/c for a long time into the night. I was thinking the motorhomes used by people that really are not concerned about a couple grand. According to what I have been reading the Tesla wall unit would provide you the 110 you need.

As far as not turning a profit I don't know about that or care, i think Musk has pretty deep pockets so I think he is shooting for something out of the ordinary.

Wouldn't that unit charge up from your generator during the day?

I never said anything about charging a battery from a battery, not sure where you are getting that.
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I was thinking if you had the tesla unit and you were at a race track using your generator all day, a lot of people have to turn them off at night so you can't run your A/C at night, having the unit may let you run the a/c for a long time into the night. I was thinking the motorhomes used by people that really are not concerned about a couple grand. According to what I have been reading the Tesla wall unit would provide you the 110 you need.

As far as not turning a profit I don't know about that or care, i think Musk has pretty deep pockets so I think he is shooting for something out of the ordinary.

Wouldn't that unit charge up from your generator during the day?

I never said anything about charging a battery from a battery, not sure where you are getting that.
If you've got deep pockets, it would probably work for what you're describing.

I believe part of their advertising was you would use them to recharge your Tesla in your garage, hence "charging a battery from a battery."
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I once knew of someone who would run their generator while they were driving just so they could plug the crock pot in and have dinner ready when they got there....
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I like the old school simple approach... Heavy case iron pot with lid on the propane stove set very low. Could run for a week without draining your batteries!
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Someone here once posted about thermal cookers. I'd never even heard of them. Here's a link to one of them.

https://jet.com/product/detail/419a1...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

Basically you pour some boiling water into it and 6 hrs later your food's cooked.

Google "thermal cooker" and you'll get some other brands.
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