back alley ripper
- Feb 3, 2004
It’s definitely a misleading headline because the vehicle itself is not electric. But a lot of campers and RV’s - probably most - supplement their 12v power with propane or diesel. Especially those built before the newer lithium batteries became so popular. Better solar, lithium, induction cooktops, and other developments all make an all-electric cabin more doable but it’s a fairly recent thing from what I’ve seen.Well, yeah, I read that, but it’s just a Ford Transit van. I mean, pretty much all camping rigs have ‘electric cabins’.
Last I heard, V6 wasn’t ‘electric’.
My van (built out in 2014) has propane for the cooktop and fridge (when boondocking) and a diesel hydronic hot water/house heater, which is fairly typical for the time. All electric would be pretty sweet but because gremlins, multi-source arguably has some benefits. (Kinda like diversifying risk.) As always, pros and cons however you do it.