Some travel trailers, like this A-Liner, are already great options for EVs to tow.

There’s no denying that “glamping” in an RV is a lot of fun, writes Jennifer Sensiba at CleanTechnica.com.

While camping in a tent can be a lot of fun, too, the temperature swings, the lack of a bathroom and not having a mattress as you have at home can all make the experience a lot less exciting for many people. Having a travel trailer to carry along can give you the comforts of home while still being able to experience the great outdoors. Plus, there’s the growing world of urban “boondocking,” where RVers stay overnight in the parking lots of friendly businesses and you can’t usually do that in a tent.

But, the world is changing. Back in the day, nobody cared that their tow vehicle got its MPGs slashed in half because fuel was cheap, available practically behind every utility pole, and most of us didn’t know that we were causing so many problems with all of those emissions. Today, gas and diesel are both expensive (especially diesel as of this writing), nearly all those rural gas stations closed down, and most of us know now that we can’t keep burning fossil fuels like it doesn’t matter.

The seemingly obvious answer to this is electric trucks and SUVs capable of towing, but there’s a catch. Coming up with the torque to tow big trailers is easy. Electric motors can make enough torque to snap your neck. But, continuing to make that kind of power over hundreds of miles? Not so much. Losing half of your range in an ICE pickup isn’t a big deal, but losing half of your electric range (or more) is a deal breaker when the whole point of camping is to get away from civilization (you know, where most of the charging stations are today).

Think I’m exaggerating? I ran the numbers in 2021, and they’re not only grim but have been proven accurate as electric trucks come to market. People are either going to have to ditch the big triple-axle travel trailer, or they’re going to have to find more efficient ways to RV on electric power.

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