Anybody towing with a Ford Lightning EV?

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mrgalaxy
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Anybody towing with a Ford Lightning EV?

Does anyone tow their Scamp with a Lightning?
Would you be willing to share your efficiency numbers in miles/kWh?
Up elevation? Down elevation? Cold weather? Warm Weather? Batteries plugged in? Not Plugged in?

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Ford Lightning

Hope someone is, cause I'd love to see their answers. The EV truck mfgrs, only seem to give towing capacity and never speak about range when towing......

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i have looked into the Tesla

i have looked into the Tesla Model Y.  Basically it gets 400 miles and tows 3500 pounds, so it would work fine for a scamp 13 or 16.  Everything i've read/watched on this says half the value and that's what you will get.  So 200 miles.  I'd round down to be safe at 180 miles.  That's 3 hours drive time which is about what we do before we stop for bathroom/gas/break.  You just need to plan your trip around charging stations and make sure that 3 hour limit ends with a station.

 

i'm not in the market now to do the switch but will hopefully in the next few years.  i would love to hear more about EV owners with Scamps

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I tried to rent one in my

I tried to rent one in my area (Texas), but was unable to find one that was available for rent. (I already own the Lightning). So, instead, I rented a "Sunray" Model 109, which is very similar weight to a Scamp ........a little bit smaller, actually.

I towed it in Winter (right now) when it was 40 degrees outside and the aerodyamics of this thing are MUCH worse than a Scamp. I was able to get 1.4 mi/kWh fully loaded with my wife and kids in the truck towing it.

I am suspecting I would get a similar efficiency with the 13 foot scamp, but I would really like to see someone put it to the test.