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Old 12-01-2022, 08:47 PM   #1
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For anyone interested, about 6 months ago I bought my 2922KS and towed it to New Orleans with my Tesla Model Y, and then this September I towed it from New Orleans to San Diego (took about six days). My range while towing went from 320 to 150ish (max I went was 144 miles between charges). Car had no trouble pulling it, my only head ache was having to disconnect at superchargers to charge.
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Old 12-01-2022, 09:31 PM   #2
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Interesting, but why do ya need to disconnect?
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Old 12-06-2022, 11:59 AM   #3
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Was that a calculated range or based off of battery percentage?
Still pretty interesting that it halved.
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Old 12-06-2022, 12:25 PM   #4
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Interesting, but why do ya need to disconnect?
Presumably, because there isn't enough room to park with a trailer in parking spots where there are chargers, at least not where it would be easy to get in/out, or not block other spots.

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Was that a calculated range or based off of battery percentage?
Still pretty interesting that it halved.
Yes interesting indeed. I assume this means the same laws of physics still apply to any kind of motor doing work. No matter the energy source whether battery or fuel powered.
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Old 12-06-2022, 07:25 PM   #6
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I think this is cool but I think it will kill RVing. Diving 100 miles and having to unhook to charge. Waiting to charge would be a killer.
I hope I am wrong.

There is a YouTube video done by a person who drove his Tesla across country pulling a Casita.
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Old 12-06-2022, 10:14 PM   #7
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There is a YouTube video done by a person who drove his Tesla across country pulling a Casita.
Can't find the video. Got a link?

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Old 12-07-2022, 09:42 AM   #8
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Thanks for sharing that towing with an EV is possible.


I don't think it will be adopted by the masses until inductive charging becomes a possibility or there are significant changes to battery chemistry allowing faster charging/longer range.

I know that Airstream has shared a concept camping trailer which would carry its own battery bank and could provide drive power assist to the tow vehicle, but that seems to be really a niche product not likely to materialize due to dependency upon direct communication to the TV power (and safety) systems. EV manufacturers would have to be on board for a standard for communications between the TV and the camper and there's just too much that could go wrong unless the tech piece is owned by one entity.
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