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Gjac wrote:

Very interesting report. What would you say the added costs of towing your trailer would be? I'm guessing the weight of the trailer would be at least 3500lbs loaded for travel. For example, if your tesla alone can go 100 miles on 30 KW would the trailer add another 10 KW? What is the tow rating of the car?


Hi Gjac. The trailer weighs about 3420 ish pounds loaded for camping including beer and smokies. (The two most important food groups). I’m not an expert but I would say the car loses half its range when towing. So instead of apx 6 kilometres to a kWh we see apx 3 kilometres per kWh depending on conditions.

I think the trailer shape has a lot to do with it. We ran into folks in Ontario towing the smaller [email protected] 320 which has a lower profile and is narrower and they are getting about 20 to 30 percent better efficiency than us. We thought about that trailer but we wanted a made up bed, separate booth and little bigger bathroom.

The cars tow rating is 3500 pounds.

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Beautiful photos, looks like a great trip and thank God that is a Canada Goose statue. Can you imagine the pile of............otherwise [emoticon]

Nice setup as well. Think the NASCAR expression is you're riding high, wide and handsome.

No mechanical issues with the X, drive unit or otherwise?

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thomasmnile wrote:

Beautiful photos, looks like a great trip and thank God that is a Canada Goose statue. Can you imagine the pile of............otherwise [emoticon]

Nice setup as well. Think the NASCAR expression is you're riding high, wide and handsome.

No mechanical issues with the X, drive unit or otherwise?


No issues with the car. (Model Y). We had an intermittent tire pressure sensor which was annoying as I check pressures everyday. But it went away after a few days. Weird. And I got my 7 pin trailer connector really wet one day and the car thru a controller code when I hooked it up. It also went away after the connector dried out. Apparently that happens according to the Tesla towing forum.

There is a 19 kilometre hill on highway 3 in southern BC going from east to west. Coming down that hill we gained 9 percent charge. [emoticon]. Some parts of the hill were 6 and 7 percent grade. Kind of amusing at the time. [emoticon]. We never have to use the brakes on hills regardless of the grade. Kinda cool. Anyway, we decided the easy resolution to all these energy issues is just to always be going down hill. I mean, I can’t believe nobody ever thought of this before. [emoticon].

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Sounds like a perfect trip with a well thought out combo of car and trailer. It's nice to read a report on EV use in the real world with numbers included.


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bucky wrote:

Sounds like a perfect trip with a well thought out combo of car and trailer. It's nice to read a report on EV use in the real world with numbers included.


Yah it was a lot of fun…and a lot of hiking. [emoticon]. We’ll wait for the summer heat to subside before we head out again. We do a fair amount of dry camping which means no chance of air conditioning. The fantastic fan helps but after a few days it can get wearing.

Cheers.

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