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Please post towing scenarios from experience

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by EcoHeliGuy, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. EcoHeliGuy

    EcoHeliGuy Member

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    It would be interesting for members to post towing scenarios that they have had with the Model X.

    Frontal area of a trailer and weight will have huge effects, but tandem axles should also effect energy usage.

    I would be interested in what owners have towed (I know at the moment the only a couple have) and what the results are.

    Small airstreams, single axle inclosed trailers. Tandem flat decks ect will all have varying results.
     
  2. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    2.5 miles, 4.9kWh, 1976Wh/mi
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    Truck Yeah! One more day the Tundra does not need to burn gasoline. Also easier to do with a more gentle tug to start and camera helps position the rig just right,
     
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  3. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul Active Member

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    This is a classic picture. Luxury people mover multi-tasking as a farm implement.
     
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  4. MikeL

    MikeL some guy

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    That's my new favorite picture. :) The one that just became my new avatar after 3 yrs comes in a close second;) towing pics (19' outboard runabout) will show up here eventually.
     
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    I tow a 7'x10' single axle open landscape trailer periodically with various loads (currently full of stuff that needs to go to the dump) that I'll post pictures and details of... in a few months when I actually have my X!
     
  6. mblanshard

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    Well since you can get a tax credit meant for farm equipment why not
     
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  7. ccutrer

    ccutrer Active Member

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    Question: the X only has a 7 pin wiring harness, right? I've yet to see a clear picture of it. Does it face straight down, being hidden behind the bumper? My trailer is a 4-pin, so I'm wondering if an adapter like http://amzn.com/B000CPI6VI will not work out well because it will be too close to the ground.
     
  8. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Can't wait to get some longer range experience (on smaller wheels)!
     
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  9. ABCD

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    That adapter will work fine, it's the same one I use to connect my boat trailer (21" Sanger V210). The only issue is the plug connector is recessed back a bit (as is the connection point for the safety chains) I had to get about 12" longer cables than what I'd been using on my original tow rig (a GMC Acadia)
     
  10. ccutrer

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    Thanks for the info. I'll probably wait until I get my X. I might need the adapter with a bit of wire between - my wires on my trailer seem to keep getting shorter...
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    So we decided to take a trip up to a campsite/amusement park since the weather cleared up. Didn't get a close enough shot of the dash when we left but I believe we max charged to 244.

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    The trip was mainly uphill as we had to climb a couple mountain ranges to reach here.

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    We are still on 22s. Will see if the trip home is any different
     
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  12. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    Waiting for @bonnie to chime in with some pics of her towing her sylvan sport go trailer! :D;)
     

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