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Model X Towing a Boat

Discussion in 'Model X' started by MaxK, Dec 25, 2015.

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  1. MaxK

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    #1 MaxK, Dec 25, 2015
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    Here is my X towing our boat.
     
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    Nice!!!
     
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    Ur car works now?
     
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    How much does it change your Wh/ mile?
     
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    It has limited functionality at low speeds.

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    Once I get the car repaired, I will compare Wh/mile with and without a trailer.
     
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    Could you post what is your MX rated Wh/mile (as shown in the energy app)?
    Thanks
     
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    I will as soon as the car is repaired. At the moment, I can not drive it except at very low speeds.
     
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    Thank you for the reply! Actually there is no need to drive the vehicle in order to see what is rated Wh/mile. As an example, below is the snap shot of energy app from my car. The solid line at 300Wh/mile (noted with word "rated" on the right side of the screen) signifies that "rated" energy consumption for my car is 300 Wh/mile.

    image.jpeg
     
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    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Look at that, no drama whatsoever.

    How much does the boat weigh? It doesn't look too heavy.
     
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    She is a 23' twin engine boat. Loaded with gear and fuel she is about 4,850 lbs.

    I couldn't even feel her behind the X. Felt better than towing her with my Navigator.

    I was surprised and quite impressed!
     
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    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    That's awesome. I know that many folks will be curious to see how the Wh/mi changes when you're towing that at highway speeds. Once you're back up and running you've got a good excuse to go boating!
     
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    I suspect that is because the X has so much more low speed torque than the Navigator. The X makes towing seem effortless compared to an ICE.
     
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    I like this view of the boat through the rear view camera. Made connecting the trailer a breeze. 2015-12-25 15.35.38.jpg
     
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    What's the tongue weight on that trailer?
     
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    I am told that it is around 450 +/-
     
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    Is that within the tongue weight rating of the X?
     
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    Afaik Tesla hasn't released tongue weight rating. But would love to know if they have...
     
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    That sounds rather high for a boat of that size, and looking at the way it's sitting on the trailer I'd expect it to be much less than that. I have a 23 footer and can easily lift the tongue up, though admittedly mine should have more tongue weight than it does.

    Beautiful X by the way, the color is great.
     
  20. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    That plus no shifting jerk and engine revving.
     

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