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Electric vehicles do have the benefit of all the torque they can generate available as soon the the go pedal is depressed.

I'll be interested to see what the direct, personal experiences will be with the towing and all. And Canada, it can't get much colder. So the battery performance in a Canadian winter will be interesting. I know ICE vehicles have a tough time of it in Alaska. Sometimes, just getting the thing started is an adventure.
 


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Yes, Diesels can be quite pain to start in freezing temps, need a good battery and heavy duty glow plugs, lol, and ether

Pretty much all vehicles in the North are EVs already, have to plug them in to keep them warm enough to start :)
 

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He has a 2014 Ford Superduty crew cab diesel, he uses now for towing

Our fuel prices in Western Canada are the highest in North America, almost double of the highest prices you are paying in the US
$100k+ plus charger would buy a lot of diesel...

If he is getting a Rivian he probably doesn't have a whole lot of trailer though.

Yes, Diesels can be quite pain to start in freezing temps, need a good battery and heavy duty glow plugs, lol, and ether
Glow plugs OR ether, don't use both...
 

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If he is getting a Rivian he probably doesn't have a whole lot of trailer though.
I think Ron said the trailer weight was 7k.

Not a horse trailer expert, but I would guess a medium size horse is probably 1500lbs, so that would be a decent size trailer. Even if they guy has the Budweiser Clydesdale and it weights 3500lbs you still have a decent amount of trailer.
 

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I think Ron said the trailer weight was 7k.

Not a horse trailer expert, but I would guess a medium size horse is probably 1500lbs, so that would be a decent size trailer. Even if they guy has the Budweiser Clydesdale and it weights 3500lbs you still have a decent amount of trailer.
Around here if it isn't a gooseneck with sleeping quarters/tack room in the front it isn't much.

Bumper pull livestock trailers in general are an oddity.
 

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Yes, Diesels can be quite pain to start in freezing temps, need a good battery and heavy duty glow plugs, lol, and ether

Pretty much all vehicles in the North are EVs already, have to plug them in to keep them warm enough to start :)
The ones I saw struggling were gas engines. The oil was thicker than honey, it was so cold. Even with a heater on for a good while, the engine was struggling to start.
 

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I think Ron said the trailer weight was 7k.

Not a horse trailer expert, but I would guess a medium size horse is probably 1500lbs, so that would be a decent size trailer. Even if they guy has the Budweiser Clydesdale and it weights 3500lbs you still have a decent amount of trailer.
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This trailer was 2500 empty. Granted it was heavy for a 2 horse but 7000 isnt out of line for a well built bumper pull with some heavy horses in it.
 

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Hey, that's my 88!
 

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On the topic of electric trucks, some here might find a youtube channel called Edison Motors interesting. They're building electric logging trucks
 

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Read the first post.

This guy towed a 7000lb camper 500 miles. He stopped to charge 6 OR 7 TIMES!

Thats less then 100 miles per stop.

By comparison towing my 7000lb camper with my 25 yr old 460 i could eaisly go 200+ before stopping. At 60-65mph...AC on, O/D off and loaded with camping crap (8-8.5mpg 38 gallon fuel capacity)
 

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Read the first post.

This guy towed a 7000lb camper 500 miles. He stopped to charge 6 OR 7 TIMES!

Thats less then 100 miles per stop.

By comparison towing my 7000lb camper with my 25 yr old 460 i could eaisly go 200+ before stopping. At 60-65mph...AC on, O/D off and loaded with camping crap (8-8.5mpg 38 gallon fuel capacity)
I read through that thread, seems like some stops were longer than others. A couple times he only went 30 miles before he stopped again.

seemed like the cost to operate the was close to something that gets 8mpg at $3.50 a gallon. Except it took him twice as long with all the stops.

The conclusion was to not do it unless you have a bunch of time to kill.

Then someone else who complained they couldn’t make it home from the place they bought their travel trailer because they ran out of battery
 

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I read through that thread, seems like some stops were longer than others. A couple times he only went 30 miles before he stopped again.

seemed like the cost to operate the was close to something that gets 8mpg at $3.50 a gallon. Except it took him twice as long with all the stops.

The conclusion was to not do it unless you have a bunch of time to kill.

Then someone else who complained they couldn’t make it home from the place they bought their travel trailer because they ran out of battery
Not to mention the buy in cost vs a used 3/4 ton
 

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Not to mention the buy in cost vs a used 3/4 ton
Keyword used.

My neighbor bought a new 250 a few years ago and paid around $120k. So the price new is about the same.
 

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Keyword used.

My neighbor bought a new 250 a few years ago and paid around $120k. So the price new is about the same.
Thats why i said used.

Im guessing (hoping) it was a platnium? Or atleast a high zoot lariat?

Im way to abusive to my pickups to spend that kinda money on one lol
 

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