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RIVERSIDE, CA, November 29, 2011 -- MVP RV, Inc. of Riverside, California has introduced the pre-production E Tahoe, the world’s first Class C zero emission motor home solely powered by electricity produced from life source rare earth lithium-ion batteries, one of many new advanced technology RV products to be manufactured by the forward-thinking company.

The E Tahoe was on display November 29th through December 1st in Louisville, Kentucky at the 49th annual Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) trade show, at booth #3220. In late 2010, MVP RV was the first company in the world to introduce an all-electric Class A motor home at the EVS 25 Show in Shenzhen, China.

MVP RV, Inc. President and CEO Brad Williams said that the energy efficient all-electric drive vehicles produced by the company will help the environment by having zero emissions, no carbon footprints, and low noise, among many other environmentally friendly characteristics.

The pre-production E Tahoe is fitted with a drive train, charger and battery system developed by Harbor City, California-based Balqon Corporation (OTCBB:BLQN), a leading developer and manufacturer of zero emission heavy-duty electric trucks, lithium battery packs and electric vehicle drive systems.

The company expects that the production models will feature higher capacity batteries that will dramatically increase the range between charges and also reduce charging time.

The MVP RV manufacturing facility, which has almost 500,000 square ft. of manufacturing space on 37 acres, is located in Riverside, California. MVP RV, inc. builds travel trailers under the brand names Sonoma and Summit, fifth wheels under the brand names Jazz and Destiny, toy haulers under the brand names Impact, Vortex and Envy, and motor homes under the brand name Tahoe.

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Re: RV industry bubble - just like housingPatty O CamperI enjoyed reading the interview with Randy Potts, the new CEO of "Winnebago". His comments confirmed the feeling I had about the economy and it's impact on the RV Industry. I also noted he ignored the interviewer' s question about "how president Obama could help the RV industry" the question was stupid. The best thing government can due for the economy in general is to back-off on all the regulations that have strangled the American spirit of self-reliance. The crash in the economy was the result of government involvement in the housing industry. Insisting that banks loaned money for real estate to people who could never make the payments....all in the name of "equality". Banks started to fail, the housing market went into a depression and all because too many unqualified mortgage holders failed to make their payments. During this crisis the government continues to print money every week reducing the value of our currency on the world market and fueling inflation in this country. It is good to see Winnebago isn't in line for any government handouts like too many members of our dependent society seem to be. Reduce regulations, build the Keystone pipeline and the price of fuel for our RV's will go down....and get the ethanol out of our gasoline....it is reducing gas mileage and destroying our motor vehicles!
Re: Roadtrek Is Number 1 In Class B Sales YTD For February 2014Johni would like to find out how I can get a Manuel showing how to operate everything.Also would like know how i can buy the seat that go behind the passenger seat.It was taken out.
Re: RVing with Your PetCoryWe travel with 2 senior Goldens and a young one... It is very important that our Fur Babies stay cool, I would have not thought to leave a key with the camp host or a note... We usually don't lock the door when we leave them... And a ramp is very important to have to help get them in and out so the steep stairs don't hurt their hips.
Re: What's The Reason Behind The Shortage of RV DriversTheresaDo you have a phone number. I can't get no info on the net. Thank you much.Drive RV'S Theresa.
Re: Getting Your Kicks at Age 66, the RV LifeCHUCK AND LIZWe were full time RV'er for 7 years while I was still working. My job included travel so the RV was perfect. Retired now (67) but have COPD and require oxygen. Bought a house as a home base. Have the house concentrator and bottle charger in washer/dryer compartment. Have a rented backup portable concentrator in living room. We still love our RVing and getting older may mean moving a little slower, but no reason to stop. Just make sure you got your meds and a way to get refills.
Re: Getting Your Kicks at Age 66, the RV LifeJodiAfter reading this article-I am reminded of how wonderful the RVing life is. My husband and I were RVers for 7 years - We never regretted a minute that we spent travelling around and seeing the country. I agree with the writer that when you pull into an RV park - you can make instant friends if you want to. Most people are basically friendly and helpful.
Re: RVing with Your PetKayI have 2 older dogs who are big (84 pounds each) and I'm new to RV'ing with them. Can someone tell me the best way to travel with older dogs? What to look for in a campsite and what ramps are best? They both have hip dysplasia. Thanks!
Re: Gasoline prices set to rise next month but fall overall for the yearcoachman99So the less gas I use the more I pay. What a Rip. We are supposed to get rid of Ethanol, get better mileage, but now raise the price.
Re: Retail sales heat up with new Super C RVs from Thor Motor CoachSuper C Motorhome FanThese new Thor Motor Coach Class Super C Motorhomes looks fantastic, the PowerStroke diesel engine is the best choice for mpg, power, and quality. I'm happy to see Thor start building Super C RVs, I'm sure the will also dominate the other Super C Motorhome manufacturers like they have in the other classes.
Re: Top Motorhome Manufacturer Unveils 2 New Diesel Super C MotorhomesPATI LIKE THE SUPER C CONCEPT WOULD BUY ONE OF THESE IN THE FUTURE.THE NEW FOUR WINDS REMINDS ME OF THE 2010 SILVER BULLET BY GULFSTREAM A SUPER C CAME OUT A FEW YEARS BACK. THAT UNIT CLAIMED 16 MPG W/52GAL TANK 832 MILE RANGE. IF FORD GETS 16 MPG WITH 68 GALLONS SHOULD GET 1088 MILES OF RANGE. WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHO ELSE COMES OUT WITH A SUPER C TYPE RV.
Re: Solar Keeps Rising: Stoltzfus RV and Marine Goes Green With SolarShannon ScottsFor the past 3 weeks I have been asking Dometic and Atwood for the efficiency rating (Coeffiency of Performance (COP)) for their heat pump/AC units for my 2002 Carriage. No one, Dometic nor Atwood, will give this data to me. Stating it's unavailable. This date is basic data. All one needs is the input in Watts and the output in BTU per hour when the heat pump is operating without a electric heat strip. It seems that they are trying to hide something. The new heat pump technology is the world most efficient way to heat anything (space or water) period if you have a source of electric (generator or say a fuel cell). If everyone who wanted to buy a heat pump demanded this information then they would have to provide it. The standard GE heat pump at about 9,000 BTUH((Window and PTAC) has a COP of 2.9 to 3.7 resectively at 47 degrees F. That means that for every 1000 watts of electricity used you could get more than 10,000 BTUH of heat. To compare to a stardard electric heater the same 1000 Watts would only produce 3413 BTUH of heat. The COP drops when the outside temperature drops because the heat pump compressor has to work harder to harvest the available ambient heat in the outside air. Are the RV AC/Heat Pump manufacturers trying to hide the fact that they are selling people very low COP heat pumps compared to standard house units out there where as they might have to increase the COP to really compete? PS If anyone out there has access to this data please post it here. Thanks.
Re: Rand McNally and RVDA Dealer and Service Location AppfmprdwgJust purchased 2012 Jayco Seneca 38 foot. Cummins diesel and Freightliner chassis. Lots of power, mileage is a true 10mpg. I have over 4000 miles of travel to prove it. King bed, fireplace, 2 slides, 4 TV's. Only thing I do not like is 2 fuel tanks but not same sized and must use DEF (Diesel Emmision fluid). A real pain on the trunk !!!!
Re: EcoMotors Secures Investment for OPOC EnginelesterndOpposed piston diesels are not new technology. They were used in the 60's in Europe in Dodge trucks. They have a compact height advantage and the engine was under the flatbed.
Re: Minnesota residents evading sales tax by registering RVs in MontanaFritzUsed to live in the Peoples Republic of Minnesota. Vote with your feet. Democrat Farm-Labor says it all. Don't set up a shell corporation; move there, or to any state with a favorable tax structure. I moved when I saw that the state was sucking me dry.
Re: Futuristic Motorhome eleMMentGaryugly.
Re: Minnesota residents evading sales tax by registering RVs in MontanaTwoA corporation is a legal entity. A corporation can own property. If you incorporate in Montana and your corporation is the registured owner of your vehicle and it is registured to the corporation at the Montana corporate hq address you have commited no crime or fraud. You have the legal right to do the above.
Re: The Outdoor Foundation Special Report on CampingGailI don't see the relativity in a report based on a survey done four years ago. A lot has changed in four year - gas/diesel prices, cost of camping. If the Outdoor Foundation is collecting information yearly - why does it take four years to publish this report?
Re: For RV travelers, Cracker Barrel is a home away from homeBUZZI went to school with Dan Evins at Castle Heights -- Lebanon, Tn. He restored the old Mitchell House to corporate offices. I lived in the Mithcell House 1944 and 1945. Had the privilige of spending the afternoon with Dan remembering old times
Re: ADP LightspeedRV Dealer Management SystemHarryWe had a real succesful elimination of "unnecessary" when our dealership made a changeover, from our old dms provider, Reynolds, to this free provider we found with autoeasydms.com It was a very important step we took but it turned out just fine...
Re: RV industry bubble - just like housingJoeyWe are in a DEPRESSION. The global elite want to break the back of the middle class and bring in the New World Order. The economy is going to drastically change this December. The Amero will be our new form of money. L.L.B.B.
Re: MVP RV electric propulsion RVCraftyRV Lot at Hilton Head Island, SC with Owner Finance, $59,900. (hiltohheadharbor.com). Contact crafton@usit.net
Re: MVP RV electric propulsion RVCraftyRV Lot at HiltonHeadHarbor.com with owner finance. Lot 85 for $59,900. Contact crafton@usit.net
Re: Minnesota residents evading sales tax by registering RVs in MontanaStellaWe always heard about people doing that but we never had the nerve.
Re: RVing with Your PetPanchitoI am a pet bird and will be traveling with my parents to California. What do I need to tell my parents, about preparation for my trip?
Re: Futuristic Motorhome eleMMentDuaneWhat an RV should be
Re: Futuristic Motorhome eleMMentsunshine Does this unit have a kitchen? I don't see any in the layout. Not sure why anyone would want to travel without a kitchen especially a fridge.
Re: Futuristic Motorhome eleMMentRichard H ZentgrafAs long as thease dreamers think that the majority of RV'rs want to take their Manhatten or Hollywood penthouse along, they are mistaken. Get back to basics, a comfortable ride, sleep off the ground, a one burner stove is Ok and scrap the carpets. And, oh yes. Leave the damn TV at home.
Re: Futuristic Motorhome eleMMentTaraThis should inspire new thinking and uses for an RV.
Re: RVing with Your PetsSteveI just love that dog climbing out of the lake!
Re: Fuel-cell cars go commercial 2015 - implications for RVsARoachHoly cow this sounds promising, my wife absolutely hates living without AC in the summer, she also hates me and the kids gone every weekend. I hate burning diesel unnecessarily. This might make everyone happy in my family.
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Re: Palomino Bronco folding truck camperGerry FranklinRecently bought a 2012 used bronco. Many problems with the door. The hinges are off and despite repeated attempts by service people it is still out of alignment. Our first major trip, the water pump quit and had to be replaced and then the topper, 1,400 miles from home, the crank mechanism for the pop up failed. A plastic gear broke. Can you imagine making a crank gear out of plastic? The part was only available in the US. We had to cancel our vacation and head for home. I have no confidence in this unit and am selling it. cancel our v
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Re: Coachmen Shasta travel trailerAnne MarieI have a 2009 Shasta Airflyte 12 for sale in Indiana. I'm asking $9,900 OBO. Call or email me if you are interested! 317-690-3688 or annemarie.chastain@gmail.com
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Re: Jayco Eagle fifth wheelScrewed customerJust bought a new Jayco 3912 Seismic. Having owned motorhomes, travel trailers, park models, and fifth wheels for over forty years, I can say without a doubt, that this is the worst piece of junk I have ever owned. I made the mistake of assuming an 80k unit would be usable and something to be proud of. I bought the unit 3 weeks ago and it hasn't even left the dealers lot as they try to fix all the noticeable problems present. I have even spent 2 days of my own, just going through the unit and trying to fix scratched and dented woodwork and appliances, furniture that doesn't fit, wiring that isn't hooked up or stowed away, filling nail holes, filling in gaps in the woodwork where they couldn't even cut things properly, cutting down drawer handles so they don't hit appliances or other cabinets, cleaning up paint overspray on moldings and slide outs, and the list goes on and on. Between the dealer and I, I'm sure that 40-50 hours have just been spent on cosmetic and interior issues. I am very concerned as to the infrastructure and all the mechanicals that haven't been used yet. I have written and spoken to Jayco 4 times so far and the best answer I got was "Sorry". If anybody is considering a Jayco unit, stay away and buy an old used unit as it can't be any worse than a new Jayco one. They should fire all their quality control people(if they have such a thing), fire the engineers, and get rid of anyone that is supposed to help their customers. I have been in sales and service for 40 years and how a company can stay in business, and in good conscience sell such junk, is beyond my understanding. I know that once the warranty expires I will be getting rid of this unit ASAP, probably at a considerable loss. And in the meantime I will do everything in my power to steer buyers away from their products. My next step is to get the officials in charge of our state's lemon laws to get involved. My disgust with this product is overwhelming and has turned what should be an enjoyable experience into one of the worst episodes of my life!
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SOME OF THE LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT RVING NEWS ITEMS:
(See also general comments further down this page)
Re: RV industry bubble - just like housingPatty O CamperI enjoyed reading the interview with Randy Potts, the new CEO of "Winnebago". His comments confirmed the feeling I had about the economy and it's impact on the RV Industry. I also noted he ignored the interviewer' s question about "how president Obama could help the RV industry" the question was stupid. The best thing government can due for the economy in general is to back-off on all the regulations that have strangled the American spirit of self-reliance. The crash in the economy was the result of government involvement in the housing industry. Insisting that banks loaned money for real estate to people who could never make the payments....all in the name of "equality". Banks started to fail, the housing market went into a depression and all because too many unqualified mortgage holders failed to make their payments. During this crisis the government continues to print money every week reducing the value of our currency on the world market and fueling inflation in this country. It is good to see Winnebago isn't in line for any government handouts like too many members of our dependent society seem to be. Reduce regulations, build the Keystone pipeline and the price of fuel for our RV's will go down....and get the ethanol out of our gasoline....it is reducing gas mileage and destroying our motor vehicles!9/2/2014 8:56:00 AM
Re: Roadtrek Is Number 1 In Class B Sales YTD For February 2014Johni would like to find out how I can get a Manuel showing how to operate everything.Also would like know how i can buy the seat that go behind the passenger seat.It was taken out.7/29/2014 10:35:00 PM
Re: RVing with Your PetCoryWe travel with 2 senior Goldens and a young one... It is very important that our Fur Babies stay cool, I would have not thought to leave a key with the camp host or a note... We usually don't lock the door when we leave them... And a ramp is very important to have to help get them in and out so the steep stairs don't hurt their hips. 7/18/2014 12:23:00 PM
Re: What's The Reason Behind The Shortage of RV DriversTheresaDo you have a phone number. I can't get no info on the net. Thank you much.Drive RV'S Theresa.6/9/2014 9:14:00 PM
Re: Getting Your Kicks at Age 66, the RV LifeCHUCK AND LIZWe were full time RV'er for 7 years while I was still working. My job included travel so the RV was perfect. Retired now (67) but have COPD and require oxygen. Bought a house as a home base. Have the house concentrator and bottle charger in washer/dryer compartment. Have a rented backup portable concentrator in living room. We still love our RVing and getting older may mean moving a little slower, but no reason to stop. Just make sure you got your meds and a way to get refills.5/25/2014 10:04:00 AM
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