Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-09-2021, 04:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posts: 1,048
Laughable electric towing video

So here is a real world test by TFLC on towing a very small, 1700 lbs, teardrop trailer with an electric, Volkswagen ID.4 vehicle. Results are laughable!

https://youtu.be/WnmiFjaybBg
Johnynorthland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2021, 07:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Oakley
Posts: 129
Its gunna be a while before electric vehicles, truck or otherwise, can effectively tow a travel trailer/5th wheel.

There have been days I have been in 30 mph headwinds and getting 6.7 mpg and even with a 36 gallon gas tank I was stopping somewhat frequently. An electric truck with the current battery tech might make it 75 miles in those conditions.

That said, when the day does come where they can do it, I would pick an electric drivetrain over an ICE any day. There is a reason locomotives use electric drive motors.
__________________
Trailer: 2012 JayFeather X213
TV: 2014 F150 Ecoboost - Lariat, 4x4, Screw, 6.5' Bed, Max Tow Package
2nd TV: 2011 Lexus GX460
mass-hole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2021, 08:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Lake Huron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Port Huron, Mi
Posts: 1,451
And locomotives hold nearly 2500gal of diesel fuel to power those electric motors and make it about 500 miles.
Sure, they are pulling upward of 3000 tons of weight behind them but they are also running on rails that have an extremely low rolling resistance unlike rubber on the road.
__________________
2017 North Point 375BHFS
2015 Silverado 3500HD Crew Dually Dmax 4x4
Lake Huron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2021, 10:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Oakley
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lake Huron View Post
And locomotives hold nearly 2500gal of diesel fuel to power those electric motors and make it about 500 miles.
Sure, they are pulling upward of 3000 tons of weight behind them but they are also running on rails that have an extremely low rolling resistance unlike rubber on the road.

Like i said. When the day comes.
__________________
Trailer: 2012 JayFeather X213
TV: 2014 F150 Ecoboost - Lariat, 4x4, Screw, 6.5' Bed, Max Tow Package
2nd TV: 2011 Lexus GX460
mass-hole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2021, 06:22 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posts: 1,048
Well this test will shoot down all of those mileage claims on towing with an EV! I’m glad they did it.

It’s kinda like the old MPG on a cars sticker, yea right!


And Mass-hole, I use to drive in high winds, with my RV, but now, if I can help it, I stay put anything over 20mph. But sometimes you gotta be on time!
Johnynorthland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2021, 09:08 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Oakley
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnynorthland View Post
Well this test will shoot down all of those mileage claims on towing with an EV! Iím glad they did it.

Itís kinda like the old MPG on a cars sticker, yea right!


And Mass-hole, I use to drive in high winds, with my RV, but now, if I can help it, I stay put anything over 20mph. But sometimes you gotta be on time!
I feel like, more often than not, I have to drive in winds like that if I want to go anywhere in southern UT, ID or WY. Its just how it is. If I get a windless day its a treat.
__________________
Trailer: 2012 JayFeather X213
TV: 2014 F150 Ecoboost - Lariat, 4x4, Screw, 6.5' Bed, Max Tow Package
2nd TV: 2011 Lexus GX460
mass-hole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2021, 09:36 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Burleson
Posts: 465
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnynorthland View Post
It’s kinda like the old MPG on a cars sticker, yea right!
You said old like the new ones are any better...
__________________
Scott
2007 19H

ROOF REPLACEMENT

PARTIAL FLOOR REPLACEMENT
Scott91370 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2021, 12:10 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posts: 1,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott91370 View Post
You said old like the new ones are any better...


Lol, yes, new vehicles are better on MPG but still donít live up to the sticker expectations! Could never understand how they think these numbers work in the real world! Itís all just a selling ploy!
Johnynorthland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2021, 07:11 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Oakley
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnynorthland View Post
Lol, yes, new vehicles are better on MPG but still donít live up to the sticker expectations! Could never understand how they think these numbers work in the real world! Itís all just a selling ploy!

Because the sticker assumes highway speed is 55 mph. If i go 55 mph I can hit mid 20ís in my F150.

But who drives at 55 mph on the highway. I tow at 70 here in Utah.
__________________
Trailer: 2012 JayFeather X213
TV: 2014 F150 Ecoboost - Lariat, 4x4, Screw, 6.5' Bed, Max Tow Package
2nd TV: 2011 Lexus GX460
mass-hole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2021, 04:34 PM   #10
RPR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Owens Cross Roads
Posts: 2,008
For the test which is in a controlled environment with drive wheels on rollers on a stand manufacturers to pass the EPA minimum MPG numbers use light weight oil in transmission and engine, tire air pressure to the max and controlled speeds.
RPR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2021, 04:36 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posts: 1,048
Like I said, laughable! :-)))))
Johnynorthland is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.