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Ran across this video. Kinda cool. Probably open a few doors for lighter EV SUV’s. We tow a travel trailer behind our Tesla model Y electric vehicle. But of course it does all the work. Not a problem with 447 hp but this might be of interest to some and allow for a bit bigger trailer. Wish they would have mentioned the price or what it might be if it goes into production.

Anyway. Enjoy. Safe travels all.

https://youtu.be/hTJhgserqXc

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Posted: 03/30/22 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Knowing how Airstream likes to price its products, I'd say this trailer would probably be priced at around $200K.





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Thanks for posting the link.

I just watched a price comparison video which suggested that at 5 year point a BEV is cheaper than ice. It was based on current initial costs for a Model 3 vs an Accord hybrid.

I'd love for self driving to become a reality.


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This is an interesting concept. Lots of possibilities IMO. TY for sharing.


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pianotuna wrote:

Thanks for posting the link.

I just watched a price comparison video which suggested that at 5 year point a BEV is cheaper than ice. It was based on current initial costs for a Model 3 vs an Accord hybrid.

I'd love for self driving to become a reality.


We have FSD on our model Y. It’s cool but definitely still a level 2, Does well on things like traffic circles, stop signs, stop lights, left turns and right turns etc. But if the lines on the road are worn off from snow plows etc, it struggles to stay in a lane etc. Definitely need to be ready to take over at any time, which of course is what a level 2 system is.

I would think within a year or two one might see it evolve to level 3 which is a little better. Level 4 or 5 autonomy is a ways off in my opinion. Right now we get a software update about every 2 weeks. Most times it’s better, sometimes not. [emoticon].

When towing our trailer FSD is disabled as soon as the trailer is connected to the 7 pin connector. You can still use TACC (traffic aware cruise control) and following distances are doubled. As well anti sway software is enabled which interacts with the brakes etc. Pretty cool. We use a Tekonsha P3 which is a good fit for the Tesla. Easy install. All pre-wired etc from tesla. You can see it thru the steering wheel on the left.


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Cheers and safe travels Don.

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It just seems gimmicky to me and just for the new trailer crowd. It will be overpriced and just more stuff to break is my opinion.



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austinjenna wrote:

It just seems gimmicky to me and just for the new trailer crowd. It will be overpriced and just more stuff to break is my opinion.


I hear ya. I wouldn’t want the first ones off the line. Still, interesting to see where the tech is going.

Safe travels.

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After listening to the blond for about 5 seconds, I have an idea who these are targeted at.

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Interesting and indeed novel.

But for the cost, I could hire a driver to park it. [emoticon] [emoticon]


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