Hello Everyone, Just finished full renovation on the old Shasta. I picked her up in November and am Just finishing it up. Now has a shower in the bathroom with aluminum custom holding tanks along with all proper dual auto switching electric and dual source pex tubed plumbing. Getting ready to take the first trip out....other than bringing it home from Indiana. I'm excited to get on the road!
Looks like our Hamlet isn’t the only one out there with a Tesla to tow it. We’ve been on a couple trips so far. We put a carrier for our tandem bike on the roof so we can take both the bike and the canoe. We’ll head down to Oregon on Sunday after church for four days and a few weeks later to Idaho. Your trailer weighs a lot more than ours does. The dry weight for our Compact is 1100 pounds, I’m assuming your trailer has brakes? (The ham-style Compacts didn’t come with them.). Our Y towed Hamlet effortlessly and the electric motor is a godsend on hills as is Tesla’s “Tow Mode.” You’ll notice a significant difference in the range, but not much different from an ICE car. We found the supercharging network very helpful. We usually dry camp, but we’re going to try out getting a spot with electricity so we can plug in. Over a couple days, it should get a full charge which will eliminate at least one Supercharging session.
Have a wonderful trip and be prepared for lots of stares and questions!
Awesome. We have a model 3 with almost 40k miles. We have been cross country a couple times and love the supercharger network. Our trailer doesn't have brakes. We're mostly staying at sites with 220 connections so that eliminates one charging stop. I'll report back with numbers in a couple weeks from our first big trip to Myrtle Beach. An interesting number we're looking at is our friend with his new F150 will spend 250 to tow his 19' coleman and we'll spend $30 round trip to tow our little shasta. When I took the shasta in town to get tires and weighed I got two offers from people to buy it...people thumbs upping like crazy. I'm waiting on my cybertruck. I ordered the night of release. Our son is buying our model 3 when the truck comes in.
Your trailer is certainly a head turner. What adapter are you using for the 220? Are most 30 or 50 amps? The Cybertruck is very cool, but gIven our penchant for all things small, and a single car garage that barely has room for the Y,, for us at least, the truck is a non starter. Can’t wait to see one pulling a vintage trailer, though. Enjoy your travels in your little beauty!