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

rajibaji

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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?
 

glide

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Jun 6, 2018
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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.
 

rajibaji

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Mar 14, 2021
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cupertino
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.
 

glide

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Jun 6, 2018
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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.
 

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