I had my first “Battery seminar” Saturday, Feb. 4th, at the SEA Brooksville RV Rally. About 110 people showed up. My approach was not a “formal presentation” with “Powerpoint” as I usually do but just casually told them my “story” of my experience with the batteries. This included why/how I got involved and what happened through the year including my most recent visit to Clearwater.
Then I opened it up for questions and there were LOTS of questions – nearly 40 minutes of consistent questions. There were a few from people who had no information whatsoever (“What is lithium ion?”) but the majority were from a fairly knowledgeable crowd. They had done some reading/research/looking somewhere and were asking good questions. Many wanted to know how to contact Lithionics Battery.
One person said he had lithium ion batteries in his coach and loved them. I don’t know where he got them or anything about him.
I thought this was a very positive session. It seems as though the crowd knows that a change (upgrade) in battery technology is needed and they are not completely happy with the existing situation (lead acid and AGMs), but first and foremost, they are hesitant because of the price, then the fact that the batteries are rarely used (not many are in use out there yet), and are somewhat hesitant concerning the normal “unknowns” about a new product or technology.
I also presented a seminar at “The Rally” in Phoenix late March. This is the national “Good Sam” gathering. I was surprised to find about 150 people in the room. My approach was the same as described above and we had the same outcome. Lots of information was heard.