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wiiawiwb

It would be an awesome vehicle for use on your own property.  Great torque, speed, clearance, and approach angle. Its range of 120-200 miles is limiting which would make its use for travel to an outdoor location a tad limiting.

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norseman
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200 miles per day would not be bad off road. It would be the problem of plugging it in each night that would suck for sure.

 

Too bad portable solar panels could not get the job done in like 4 hours or something. It could be charging through breakfast and again once you make camp for dinner.

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NatFoot
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Just watched a show with a young couple building off grid a couple hours from Boulder, CO.

 

Built a massive solar tracking system as well as one for heating the water and floors in the home. Spent $165k on. $525k total build. 

 

Said their solar sail could power their house and up to two solar powered cars...but this might be a bit much for their 7 acres!!

 

:D

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Kiwakwe

Outside of a mint diesel Mercedes G230 on a galvanized frame, the Bollinger is the only vehicle i'd consider trading the 110 for. That is the way a truck should be, bare-bones and badass capable. And with 6100lbs of cargo capacity, an extra battery set or more practically, a generator is nothing to lug around.

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SWWASAS
On 11/28/2018 at 3:42 PM, norseman said:

200 miles per day would not be bad off road. It would be the problem of plugging it in each night that would suck for sure.

 

Too bad portable solar panels could not get the job done in like 4 hours or something. It could be charging through breakfast and again once you make camp for dinner.

The Mars rovers were a good parallel on how to make use of solar panel energy and available daylight.         I have a 100 watt solar panel for a emergency / BF base camp power supply.     For those that are familiar with battery chargers, the  7.1 amps the panel is capable of will do a lot of charging.     You could probably mount enough panels on a trailer to charge the Bollinger in less that 4 hours.   Panels are getting really light because they have figured out how to make them with thin film plastic instead of glass.    Matt Damon in the Martian solved his problem by charging all day and driving all night.     Electric vehicle would be the ideal thing to roam logging roads at night with low light camera running.   

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bipedalist
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On 11/29/2018 at 12:04 AM, NatFoot said:

Just watched a show with a young couple building off grid a couple hours from Boulder, CO.

 

Built a massive solar tracking system as well as one for heating the water and floors in the home. Spent $165k on. $525k total build. 

 

Said their solar sail could power their house and up to two solar powered cars...but this might be a bit much for their 7 acres!!

 

:D

 

You couldn't buy a million dollar home 20 years ago in Boulder, sounds like a bargain to me!

On 11/28/2018 at 6:42 PM, norseman said:

200 miles per day would not be bad off road. It would be the problem of plugging it in each night that would suck for sure.

 

Too bad portable solar panels could not get the job done in like 4 hours or something. It could be charging through breakfast and again once you make camp for dinner.

 

If they lost the uparmour on the grill they could get an extra 100 mpd, lol!

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