As a test I have survived devoid of a travel trailer in Design X in Colorado now for sevelral winters at Telluride, Aspen, Vail , Beaver Creek, Steamboat , Copper Mountain, Winter Park, Loveland, Park Metropolis, Mammoth, Snow Summit, Big Bear, June Mountain, Wold Creek and so on, . I have it down to a science at this level. My will need for a travel trailer is now additional centered on a GF’s diminished bladder measurement, and that there is definitely minimal house for two peoples wintertime equipment and clothes, and cooking in negative temperature (wind, rain, snow) . Frankly I have the past component solved as nicely as showering, in 4 years of Tesla winter tenting, I have never ever had to go even a single day with out a clean sizzling shower. I even have a way of putting a shower accessory kit in my Design X that heats the h2o employing the cellphone application and makes it possible for for a completely wind shielded shower that even a incredibly tall human being can stand up in.
But in phrases of my European snowboard tour, I was misled by the income associates at Manner Island . . 3 period charging in Europe will make this tricky with out further electronics , supercharging accounts could not be world-wide , and service will not likely get the job done globally both, my guarantee would be void if I provide the vehicle to Europe, while X treatment has an extended guarantee program that presently works in the Usa , Canada, and Mexico. Reduction of Europe seems a disgrace mainly because if any one automobile company could make this happen or even now could make this come about it would be Tesla.
But let’s not neglect the thought of owning some habitable place towed at the rear of me. Towing just a bed in a tear fall seems silly. A shower and toilet is essential, and cooking would be awesome.
I’m not absolutely sure I would bother with a journey trailer staying solo. But car camping is not for anyone,
I have tried 6 distinct kinds of mattresses, many unique shower merchandise, irrespective of whether it’s worthy of it to carry folding chairs, yeti cooolers (every dimensions and type and blend ) Engel fiberglass coolers that keep ice for 2 months , 5 diverse varieties of stoves and distinct fuels at distinct temps and altitudes.
And I have seemed at the Winter ready journey trailers accessible to us , all the present-day versions, frequented the Bowlus factory, talked with ESCAPE, and Oliver , regarded as New airstreams , vintage airstreams , Avion, Silver Streak , Silver Stream, I am attempting to avoid stick constructed trailers like Lance, and other choices that won’t past far more than a ten years or so right before delamination , mould and other difficulties would signify it would have to be discarded.
And in the end…. almost nothing definitely performs.
In an suitable entire world…I’d obtain a salvaged tesla , mount a trailer on the skateboard platform that is collapsible so it can slip stream my Product X . Not even connect them with just about anything over and above basic safety chains , and use the fleet computer software of Tesla SEMI to make the trailer follow my motor vehicle like networked Tesla Semi. Both equally would charge at the superchargers and in a best earth when heading downhill maybe the front Tesla would get regen from the rear to enable stability out vary.
Why do this? Since variety from Supercharger to Supercharger would not be so impacted. If I could immediate regen and perhaps transfer electric power among the two I could arrive at a campsite with a trailer total of charge, and then go off and recharge the guide auto. Or in the scenario of making the entire trailer out of solar panels I could maybe go into a extra remote spot, and then fall the trailer to demand up with sunlight and then cost the push motor vehicle far too.
Present day travel trailers are a horrible layout. As a trailer drops underneath 30 toes the residing home location shrinks significantly . At 26 toes the residing place is a dinette abutting a couch, Abutting a kitchen area , and last but not least abutting a mattress. Below 22 feet you are towing a mattress up towards a dinette and kitchen. Showers are uncomfortably cramped as are toilets. And nothing at all is there to acquire edge of a Fully Electrical Mentor.
All the collapsible journey trailers are unsuitably insulated for Colorado Winters.
And of training course , paradoxically, checks in other threads exhibit shorter tear fall trailers tow with better electricity use per mile than for a longer time trailers that weigh much more but have a tendency to be more aerodynamic with rounded corners and for a longer period duration.
A Bowlus 26′ vacant tin can with no insulation that prices as much as two Product X can make ZERO sense to me,
So significantly of the classic trailers remind me of some grandmothers property with old quilts and dowdy upholstery.
Elòn Musk at the time mentioned that hoping to adapt the primary roadster Lotus chassis was a great deal extra labor than if he constructed a single from the floor up.
So in its place a Reason Developed TRAILER FOR EVs wants to be designed . There should really be. Way to integrate their aerodynamic Envelopes into a person.
I have some brilliant tips.
The risk of getting, extensive sizzling showers.
Most of the coach being residing house and the kitchens and bathrooms only becoming set up as desired and currently being ready to be set up in considerably less than 30 seconds.
Radiant heated flooring. ( considerably more economical )
Photo voltaic hot water warmth banks with heat exchangers.
Approaches to management drinking water heating remotely from your telephone devoid of getting to load any new application.
A collapsible and expandible.trailer for improved aerodynamics that sets up swiftly and is freeze proof. Modular to even allow storing in a garage.
Audiophile good quality sound and a small throw projector that is both equally integrated into the trailer and can be brought outdoors to turn the side of your trailer into a mini drivein.
The selection to get rid of h2o from the air working with solar and battery electric power to prolong boondocking.
Built-in washer dryer that operates mostly while charging.
New means of running refrigeration other than just relying on a fridge box which is far too small and uncomfortable in a little house.
The way I see it Design X in a shorter trailer version has the MX as the bedroom and the trailer as living space, kitchen area rest room . And in a longer variation as a way to have a mattress in the trailer with the possibility of utilizing MX as a “guest bedroom ” or just storage.
I would not do this as a a single off. But if sufficient were being intrigued it could be a venture truly worth undertaking. The other working day I fulfilled a battery pack designer from Rivian , and I am pretty great friends with a former skateboard racer buddy who now owns EV West (seller of Tesla parts To change ICE cars to EV) so Tesla generate trains and battery packs are accessible . I have entry to a multi axis CNC milling machine with software cassettes. As properly as obtain to picket lamination presses for snowboards and longboards . And a mate I used to coach , who sells 3 d printers. Other pals of mine have intended Wine fridges, I know which compressors to use that are very peaceful, successful, and trusted .
I will not want a adhere designed trailer. It must be aluminum or possibly some mix of aluminum , and fiberglass and 3D printed parts. Sections really should be modular to allow for components sharing.a lot of redundant walls and cabinetry walls ought to be eliminated. In
sulation really should be also portion of the structural factor,
And lastly , it may well be good if component of the collapsible part of this also enables for the tin can to be opened in very good temperature like a section of a wall that hinges to variety at after an overhang and a bar.
Surfaces and furnishings should be simple to clear as dust and wind seems to conspire to make all RVs quickly filthy ina. Dust storm . I see seating surfaces created of one density foam for sitting down in 1 facet and softer foam for sleeping on the other. All cushions should really have a slight overhanging skirt of about an inch to retain dust from receiving beneath them.
I tend to style things to steer clear of complications prior to other individuals even consider the dilemma from happening, nonetheless I don’t around design and style for things which will under no circumstances be problematic.
Everything considered for the coach need to have multiple usage thing to consider . There need to also be redundant methods devoid of Incorporating ANY additional excess weight to include some systems in circumstance of failure, For instance an pair of independent induction cooktops could be utilised as two burners, or also for heating a drinking water tank. Ought to just one ingredient fail the other could do double obligation , and be quickly inexpensively replaceable . The induction cooktops could be simply put outside and be in temperature evidence containers which would enable for a shower or toilet established up a lot more permanently in the space vacated by the kitchen area (wonderful for boondocking). Or vice versa. (But never go away kitchens out in Bear country). I just want men and women to sense no cost to make the most of and configure their campsite to give them the most pleasure for the least volume of hard work.