Just thinking about the Lightning and its ability to tow heavy trailers.
A few years ago we would have called a 6500-lb truck with 2000 pounds of payload and >700 lb-ft of torque a “3/4 ton diesel.”
Range limitations aside, I think the Lightning will perform very well.
Yep it’s going to be a bit of an unknown. Possibly a universal kit will work with or without some modification. Might need to get something fabbed up. It would be great if B&W or any of the other hitch companies make something pre-fabbed. Not sure if the market is big enough for them but we’ll see.
I think the most adventurous part for me is going to be getting the fifth wheel hitch installed, just because the frame design is different from the ICE/Hybrid F-150.
The electric part of it I’m honestly not too concerned about. Plan on range being cut by 50% and I shouldn’t be disappointed...
80% our camping trips are within 30 mi / 50 km of home. Unserviced sites are easier to get. I could run the trailer from the truck for a weekend trip.
We take one or two long trips each year (to a serviced site) where I might have to fast charge once each way. Maybe a bit inconvenient but so...
Naw, the grid will be fine. If everyone switched to EVs overnight there would be a problem, but we’re talking a slow transition over 20 years or more.
There’s plenty of time to forecast demand and upgrade transmission and distribution as needed.