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Model X towing test 2

Our latest outing (test) went something like this. A Better Route Planner said we could make it to the Colorado Springs supercharger with 14% battery left from our house in Brighton. I used the numbers from my previous test to calculate, but didn’t trust it all the way so I played it safe and charged in Centennial 38 miles away. Newly installed chargers pictured. Consumed 977 Wh/m.

We charged and moved on to the Springs for more charging. Had to unhitch to use those chargers located in a parking garage, not a very convenient location so looking forward to Monument opening. Used 821 Wh/m for that leg now totaling 873 Wh/m so far.

After charging up we headed to our final destination at the Royal Gorge KOA. Total trip was 146.2 miles consuming 884 Wh/m. Not to shabby pulling a 25 ft full size trailer at pretty much max weight. There was some wind at times but nothing bad and I kept speed under 68.

On the return we had to unfortunately stop at the Springs again to charge. From the KOA to there used 917 Wh/m.

This time we decided to roll the dice and go all the way home without stopping to charge. ABRP said we could do it with about 20% battery left but there was a headwind in places. Well we made it with 17% battery. That leg was 92 miles using 823 Wh/m and totaling 149 miles consuming 857 Wh/m.

Overall, very pleased with the consumption. Yes, of course I’d like better but all things considered I’m content. I’ll continue to hunt for aerodynamic advantages to help usage. I guess that’s part of the fun. 501FF122-0DB0-4552-9239-A1CF5059CC70.jpeg40408CCA-7EF0-4637-85F7-145D4AE140C8.jpegF9A6563F-D375-47C7-8FA5-2EC00468EC62.jpegE6EFDA5C-9B55-438C-8CBB-AE980DD1D3FA.jpegA992F179-497F-443D-BBF7-53F65A9FF0DD.jpeg02396C3A-74B6-4F27-9CF8-A358BBD7E480.jpegFBEB3ADB-869D-48CF-AB44-870F6F68F407.jpegC63C6C5D-4C8B-4EAE-9593-A05FE4DE0212.jpeg828E3909-394E-4ECB-A59C-C7300443DC29.jpeg
 
We also pull this trailer with our Legends race car. Fully loaded puts us at right around the 5,000 lbs limit. Usually around 700 or so.
Ok now I really need to know what consumption is like with that thing, because that's more like what I *want* if I can manage it. Would still be nice to get crap out of the weather at the track and not change in some nasty bathroom stall

I also need to know specs on it. Legends cars are pretty narrow but I'm sure it'd work for my car as it's an open cockpit so you just crawl out after you get it in. I'm having a heck of a time finding something like that from a manufacturer - they all want to sell you extra height and extra everything and I'm like what do you have that barely fits a fully grown hamster. Is that technically what tehy call a motorcycle trailer?
 
Technically it is considered a motorcycle trailer. Forest River is the manufacture, 14 x 7 plus the extra in the V nose. The inside stands at 5 ft tall. The Legends car in 60” wide so we have room for extra tires and such on both sides. The consumption usually is in 740 range per mile but I could easily drop into the high 600’s if I would keep it around 65.
 

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It looks like you have the 22" rims, is that correct? If so I don't think they recommend you pull 5,000 lbs, more like 4,500 as the shorter sidewall cannot support the extra weight. Also the efficiency with 22" is worse than 20", maybe 10-15% difference. I got 600 wH/mi pulling a 19' airstream on my X with 20" rims. Thanks for posting!
 
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