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Towing 4500lbs Yamaha AR230 ski boat with Model X (371 mile range version) from SFO Bay Area to Tahoe

Towing 4500lbs Yamaha AR230 ski boat with 2021 Model X (371 mile range version) from SFO Bay Area to Tahoe.

Hi, I didn't find this exact information, so I'll post.

I want to tow the following:

AR230 Yamaha ski boat (3000lbs dry weight) + trailer + misc (4500lbs total) from SFO San Jose Bay are to Tahoe.

Just curious if anyone has experience doing this?
 

glide

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Towing 4500lbs Yamaha AR230 ski boat with 2021 Model X (371 mile range version) from SFO Bay Area to Tahoe.

Hi, I didn't find this exact information, so I'll post.

I want to tow the following:

AR230 Yamaha ski boat (3000lbs dry weight) + trailer + misc (4500lbs total) from SFO San Jose Bay are to Tahoe.

Just curious if anyone has experience doing this?
You’re gonna need a bigger battery.

You will get far less than half the rated range with the load you are pulling and the elevation. I would wager you’ll make it 100 miles before needing to charge.
 
You’re gonna need a bigger battery.

You will get far less than half the rated range with the load you are pulling and the elevation. I would wager you’ll make it 100 miles before needing to charge.
I've tried 55mph on flats, I get approx 1.7 to 2.1 miles per Khw (so approx 170 to 190 miles with 20+ miles reserve). There is a supercharger in Placerville and only 60 miles to South Lake Tahoe, I should be good. But will be collecting some good data on this trip.
 
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glide

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I've tried 55mph on flats, I get approx 1.7 to 2.1 miles per Khw (so approx 170 to 190 miles with 20+ miles reserve). There is a supercharger in Placerville and only 60 miles to South Lake Tahoe, I should be good. But will be collecting some good data on this trip.
As you mention, speed is a huge factor on range when towing. If you keep it to 55 mph on the highways that should help a bit.
 
I've tried 55mph on flats, I get approx 1.7 to 2.1 miles per Khw (so approx 170 to 190 miles with 20+ miles reserve). There is a supercharger in Placerville and only 60 miles to South Lake Tahoe, I should be good. But will be collecting some good data on this trip.
Hello! Curious if you made your trip from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe? Make it without a problem to next Super Charger in South Lake Tahoe? Also wondering what type of ball hitch did you use to tow your boat? I have used this one with 6" rise for short trips to Lake Folsom to pull a ~4,500 lb Sea Ray Sundeck 200 Boat w/Trailer...been thinking about a trip from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe. https://www.amazon.com/CURT-45090-T...27-a8b0-712a1d010a83&pd_rd_i=B0007M30BW&psc=1
 

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Hello! Curious if you made your trip from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe? Make it without a problem to next Super Charger in South Lake Tahoe? Also wondering what type of ball hitch did you use to tow your boat? I have used this one with 6" rise for short trips to Lake Folsom to pull a ~4,500 lb Sea Ray Sundeck 200 Boat w/Trailer...been thinking about a trip from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe. https://www.amazon.com/CURT-45090-T...27-a8b0-712a1d010a83&pd_rd_i=B0007M30BW&psc=1
I would suggest you read the owner's manual regarding the hitch. There are very specific limitations that you need to be aware of
 
Hello! Curious if you made your trip from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe? Make it without a problem to next Super Charger in South Lake Tahoe? Also wondering what type of ball hitch did you use to tow your boat? I have used this one with 6" rise for short trips to Lake Folsom to pull a ~4,500 lb Sea Ray Sundeck 200 Boat w/Trailer...been thinking about a trip from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe. https://www.amazon.com/CURT-45090-T...27-a8b0-712a1d010a83&pd_rd_i=B0007M30BW&psc=1
HA, good timing. I going try to make the trip today. Changing to 100% at work right now. Looks like I consume 600-700W on flats at 55mph without the mooring cover. I should have kept this on! DANG!

I'm hoping to make it Placerville and charge to 90%, it's approx 50 miles to the summit.

I'll keep you posted on how it goes.
 

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