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Old 07-08-2022, 10:02 AM   #1
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EV truck real world test fail...

Not sure about the validity but did find this interesting. EV Truck failed big time. Not a hater either, I am rooting for EV's...

https://www.westernjournal.com/journalists-tow-camper-behind-electric-truck-end-stunning-failure-make-85-miles/
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This has already been posted numerous times.
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Old 07-08-2022, 12:41 PM   #3
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The F-150 is not meant to be a long-distance RV tow vehicle. It is meant to be used around town with only occasional towing. I think that pretty much goes for any type of battery powered vehicle. Because of limited range we won't be seeing widespread use for towing trailers or powering motor homes.
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Old 05-25-2023, 11:11 AM   #4
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Towing is a large EV problem. I'm not sure how any manufacturer is going to overcome the range loss associated with it.
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Old 05-25-2023, 11:20 AM   #5
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Old news. Everyone points to niche use cases and then proclaims the sky is falling.

In my last week of driving I saw lots of F150 and similarly sized other brands, probably a majority of the personal vehicles. Of the non-commercial users almost all were occupied by only the driver and was towing nothing. Nothing. Probably more than 80% of private pickup truck driving involves no towing, little hauling, and mostly 1 person.

That is who the EV versions of these trucks are aimed at. Not folks pulling a big 5th wheel or even a travel trailer. Maybe a utility trailer to move stuff from the Big Box Store to the house a couple times a year. Maybe.

Not every owner of a pickup truck uses it the way we RVers do. Most do not, and our idea of what is suitable is vastly over-spec'd for daily driver use.
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Old 05-25-2023, 11:29 AM   #6
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If they want to make an EV tow vehicle out of a truck, give it a payload of about 2k, close the bed in and put as much battery in it as possible. Trying to a do-everything EV truck will be too difficult.
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Old 05-25-2023, 12:16 PM   #7
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We are experienced EV RV haulers. I wouldn’t recommend any of the current 1/2 tons to folks with larger profile trailers. They are fine for hauling to the local lake or whatever but A cross country trip would be a hassle unless you are touring.

Smaller profile lighter trailer are fine though and many folks with lightnings and Rivians are achieving reasonable results towing 18 to 20 footers like escapes or casitas or tear drops. We tow a tear drop. Good fit for us.

I think the next generation of electric half tons will see significant improvements in towing range. But larger heavier trailers will stay in the realm of gas or diesel trucks for a few more years.

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