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Tesla truck has 14,000+ lb tow capacity? Time to sell the F350.

Old 10-09-2020, 10:35 AM
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Default Tesla truck has 14,000+ lb tow capacity? Time to sell the F350.

The tri-motor Tesla truck specs are pretty impressive for any vehicle. From the Tesla website:
  • 0-60 MPH <2.9 SECONDS
  • RANGE 500+ MILES (EPA EST.)
  • DRIVETRAIN TRI MOTOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
  • STORAGE 100 CU FT
  • VAULT LENGTH 6.5 FT
  • TOWING CAPACITY 14,000+ LBS
I won't be getting rid of my PowerStroke yet but regardless of opinions on the design, those numbers will tow the great majority of the boats owned by THT members.


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10-09-2020, 11:18 AM
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Can I just get an EV that does not look like an EV? I am sure there are people out there who want the entire world to know that they drive an EV but I just want to blend in and not drive around in some stupid Delorian looking thing.
Old 10-09-2020, 10:39 AM
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EV is going to make huge waves in the truck market soon. Rivian delivery vehicle for amazon use will be the jumpstart that sector needs to get going good. Electric already dominates high utilization material handling. Maintenance cost alone (lack there of) will be a huge motivator to fleet managers to move that direction for a lot of applications.

Also....that one there....fugly.
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What's the over/under on how long it takes before there's a boat ramp mishap and it kills off 20 square miles of sea life?
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Old 10-09-2020, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Furbird View Post
What's the over/under on how long it takes before there's a boat ramp mishap and it kills off 20 square miles of sea life?
Probably slim to none.
Old 10-09-2020, 11:16 AM
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Keep in mind that the range will decrease dramatically as towing weight goes up, so it will likely be a while technology-wise before electric trucks will be realistic for those who tow long distances.
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Can I just get an EV that does not look like an EV? I am sure there are people out there who want the entire world to know that they drive an EV but I just want to blend in and not drive around in some stupid Delorian looking thing.
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Wonder what the range will be while towing +10,000 pounds. My daughter has S P100D, very impressive car.
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Originally Posted by Tabman10 View Post
Keep in mind that the range will decrease dramatically as towing weight goes up, so it will likely be a while technology-wise before electric trucks will be realistic for those who tow long distances.
Agreed. But for me, I'm averaging 2,500 miles a year on my F350 and my local ramp is 6,000 feet from my driveway.
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Speaking of towing a boat with it I wonder if they've even considered how well it will hold up to the salt water boating environment. I'd definitely want to know I'm not gonna kill the batteries backing in at the ramp.
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Originally Posted by peacemon View Post
Speaking of towing a boat with it I wonder if they've even considered how well it will hold up to the salt water boating environment. I'd definitely want to know I'm not gonna kill the batteries backing in at the ramp.
Batteries wouldn't concern me nearly as much as the drive motor(s). I'm sure they are likely fine for anything short of dunking. Would have to hold up to spray from salt/brine to even be viable in much of the US market.
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I wonder if it has solar panels built into the top of it. Your truck would sit at the ramp and recharge all day while you were out fishing. Win/Win!!!
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Guy here buries his rear fenders all the time getting his jetski on and off. Been loading next to him and it felt weird lol. My ignorance I was waiting to get shocked.
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I'm not giving up my 3/4 ton Ram yet either but I am on the "cyber truck" list. I doubt I'll feel comfortable pulling my boat with it but guess what I'm going to do the first chance I get (mainly for the photo of course, gotta do it for the Gram). Of course, I will have my truck following us with a strap rigged and ready in the event of a boat ramp mishap. I agree that the drive motors may not take kindly to the saltwater and maybe even the salty air but Elon is pretty sharp. I'd be surprised if it is not disclosed and discouraged if he expects a problem. If nothing else, I thought it was a cool vehicle to drive otherwise. We just may have to tell the wife to ditch her grocery gettin' suv and put the car seats in the back of the ElonMobile. Depending on who gets elected, we may have to give up our fuel consuming trucks anyway.
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Why can't they build a truck....that is a TRUCK!!!!!!!

That looks like a MARS rover to me.
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Old 10-09-2020, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
Why can't they build a truck....that is a TRUCK!!!!!!!

That looks like a MARS rover to me.
Yes, the tesla is to ugly to be taken seriously. I have had some body shapes grow on me, but i do not hold out much hope for the Tesla, The Rivian looks decent though.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
Why can't they build a truck....that is a TRUCK!!!!!!!

That looks like a MARS rover to me.

Because that is what trucks looks like on Elon's home planet.
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We are closing all the power plants. How am I going to charge it?
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Originally Posted by Denver Dave View Post
Agreed. But for me, I'm averaging 2,500 miles a year on my F350 and my local ramp is 6,000 feet from my driveway.

I can't quite tell what that boat is in your sig as far as size but unless you have another reason for the truck based on the above I can't understand why you needed an F350 in the first place?

I actually think that Tesla should tow very well since I believe it is a pretty long wheelbase and it will be a very heavy vehicle. However, it will not tow far. I'm guessing that the range will be 1/3 of that or less towing anything heavy so even occasional distance tows would be a problem. You have to plan your tows around charging stations and would probably have to stop for well over an hour every 100 miles or so because the the charging stations are not going to be perfectly situated to maximize the distance between your stops. You may also need to give the battery time to cool before starting to charge if not even breaks while towing between charges although I think Tesla will have enough cooling to the battery to not need to stop between charges.

This is very different from a big diesel truck which would have more range and would only need to stop 15 minutes to fuel up.
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I don't care whit it tows..that is a F'in Fugly Vehicle, I will give up towing before I drive something like that..
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i put in a deposit for one 8 months ago. i'm not giving up anything yet. but will have all ends of the spectrum covered... Tesla truck on order, 2500 mega cab dodge daily driver and F650 King Ranch crew cab pickup sits in the yard.

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