How Will Electric Vehicles Pull RV Trailers: Climate religious fanatics want to get rid of gas-powered cars, but electric cars aren’t powerful enough for American lifestyles

Videos like the one shown of Castle Rock at St. Ignace, Michigan, would not be possible without the RV lifestyle that is such a big deal in my family. I like my family, my kids, the grandkids, the sons-in-law, my wife, and our dogs, I love it, and we make several trips a year, generally to some remote part of the country to see what is unique there and to return with some spectacular experience and good memories. Recently we took our various RVs to St. Ignace, which I considered an easy drive from Cincinnati. We’ve been on trips where we would do 600 miles per day, breaking camp in the morning and stopping many miles later only to pitch camp wherever that might be. And we would do that for days on end, especially traveling out West. We’ve been on trips out West where not only my whole family but members of the extended family were traveling together in a convoy of RVs, and it’s quite a cool way to see the world yet still have all the familiarity of home. Campgrounds for RVs are unique places with like-minded people who are there for all the same reasons, so the experience is usually always very good. It’s really a great thing to be able to take your home with you while traveling. But the St. Ignace trip to that region of America was what I considered close. We left in the morning and pitched our camp for dinner while family members trickled in at their convenience. And it was in that way that we were able to go see many interesting things in that local region, like Castle Rock, together. 

Usually, on these kinds of trips, I set up a little mobile office outside the camper because I typically get up way before everyone else. And at that little location, I have a little refrigerator and power for my computers, and I can also catch the news. So during that trip, there was a lot of talk on the news about electric cars and California imposing new rules that by 2035 they would make it so that only electric cars would be allowed on their roads. As I looked around from my little portable office at some of the big rigs, the Class As and Cs, and many large trailers like luxury yachts on wheels, I wondered how that would work. Obviously, the people saying such things about electric cars didn’t understand the “trailer” markets in transportation and how important they were to American life, or they just didn’t care. If you stand along a highway and count cars, you will find that about every 15th vehicle is pulling some kind of trailer, whether it’s an RV, a boat, or landscapers dragging around their lawn mowing business. Trailers are a big part of American life. And electric cars can hardly keep up with the needs of just one vehicle traveling more than a few hundred miles. The technology for electric cars isn’t even close to being good enough to hold a charge for a sustainable distance, let alone pulling  a trailer while traveling. When we travel with our RV, we get around 12 miles per gallon, which many would consider great. Some of the big trucks get under 10 miles per gallon, which climate activists find reprehensible. But Americans who prefer to travel with an RV are quite happy to pay for the bad gas mileage because it gets them off the grid enough to relax. There is nothing like stopping for gas and using your own restroom, getting drinks out of your own refrigerator, or doing like my wife and I did at a Cabela’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when we didn’t want to waste time on the road to eat at a sit-down restaurant, we just ate in our camper kitchen in the parking lot. I had to stop by and get some shotgun primers, and we were eager to get back on the road. The RV lets us live that way, and it’s one of the best ways to travel that you can imagine. 

I think it’s fair to say that my wife and I have traveled all over the world using all possible means. We’ve had a little bicycle cart pull us along in Paris, we’ve flown in big luxury aircraft, traveled in first-class seats overseas, by train, boat, and everything you can imagine. But there is nothing better than RV travel, and Americans, a lot of Americans, love their RVs. Electric cars cannot pull an RV trailer. If California ever does make it illegal to travel with anything but an electric vehicle, they will hamper their economy to ridiculous levels. They obviously haven’t thought things through, or they think they can eradicate the RV market because they hate it and think they’ll get away with it. But that is a terrible miscalculation. The kind of people who travel by RV are willing to get terrible gas mileage to take their homes with them on a trip because they want to be away from liberals and their liberal grid while on vacation. Campsite owners get it; RV campers like to be left alone. They don’t want a housekeeper. They don’t want to interact with people in the hotel lobby; every time they want to leave. They don’t want to be bothered, and any attempt to take that freedom away from them will result in very destructive political discourse.

The way we like to travel, even with gas behind much more than with just a regular car, is far cheaper. Otherwise, we would have to pay to be entirely on the grid of the Liberal World Order, the hotels, the restaurants, the toll roads, and everything we would do while on a trip we’d have to pay for. Then multiply that times the number of people we usually travel with, which is ten or more people, and you’d have a travel bill of ten to twenty thousand dollars. With the RV, a trip to St Ignace is just a few thousand dollars, which is much more practical, especially if you plan to do it several times a year. Liberals, the climate lunatics who make up all these proposed stupid rules, don’t like families either, so if something they do destroys the American family, they consider it a bonus. But before that happens, the people who use RV travel to vacation away from the Liberal World Order, the TSA agents at airports, the womb to tomb hotel accommodations where your personal space is constantly under siege by noisy people, always waiting in line for restaurants to serve you three meals a day for a week or two, and suddenly travel isn’t worth it. And places like St. Ignace would suffer significantly because it’s only because of RV travel that my family would have considered going there for vacation.   Because of RV travel, we can take the family to many such locations that otherwise wouldn’t get any attention. So this proposal for electric cars attacks more than just the gas-powered transportation industry; it attacks the basic needs that Americans have to engage in travel and adventure. To go to places like the cheesy tourist trap Castle Rock. Which would be terrible because out of all the cool places that we went, when the grandkids and my kids think back on the good memories of our vacation together, it will be the spontaneous stops like we had at Castle Rock that they remember most. And that is what is at threat through the stupidity of liberalism most and why their proposals must be defeated in every way possible at the ballot box.  

Rich Hoffman

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