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Do electric trucks tow well?

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Depending on how much it is charged, an electric truck’s range may range from 200 to 500 miles. The typical American travels close to 13,500 miles a year, according to the Federal Highway Administration, giving you some indication of how extensive the highway system in the US is. In terms of weekly distance, 260 miles or so is the outcome when you break it down into a number of miles each week. That many miles are driven everyday by the typical individual.

 

If RVers adhered to the 2-2-2 rule, they would be covering the typical weekly distance each day (drive 2 hours between breaks, travel 200 miles a day, rest for 2 nights). Since the weight of your RV might reduce your driving range by as much as 50%, it can be a serious issue. According to Car and Driver magazine, which evaluated the Ford electric truck’s towing capabilities, towing at maximum levels may save the driving distance by up to 50%.

Use half of the vehicle’s maximum towing capacity while towing an electric truck. Even with this perfect balance, it’s still crucial to have a reliable trip planner, like RV LIFE Trip Wizard, to find speedy charging outlets along the way.

 

Think about the case where your electric pickup truck has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and an estimated driving range of 300 miles. If you are pulling an RV that weights 5,000 pounds, like the Grand Design Xplor 187MK, you will still be able to drive 225 miles.

 

If you attach the Airstream Classic 30RB to a 10,000 pound GVWR, it will lower its range from 250 miles, which your electric truck may have, to 150 miles, assuming you don’t kill it from abuse.

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