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Elon Musk an RVer? With his new Cybertruck, he says “maybe”

Billionaire businessman Elon Musk envisions in his future more than electric cars and trucks, and sending astronauts to Mars. He sees RV travel – for himself! Or so he has hinted.

On Twitter last week the CEO of Tesla expressed interest in the idea of traveling around or perhaps even living in a Tesla-made, all-electric Cybertruck fifth wheel RV.

The truck itself was unveiled in 2019, but now Musk is talking about its owners using it to tow and power their RVs or tiny houses. The Cybertruck, as it is now, boasts 500 miles of range and has a 14,000-pound towing capacity.

Volume production of Cybertruck expected in 2022

The enormous, pyramid-esque vehicle could see its first deliveries by the end of the year, according to Musk. “I think it’s going to be an incredible vehicle,” he said during a call in January with investors. “If we get lucky, we will be able to do a few deliveries by the end of this year. But I expect volume production to be in 2022.”

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Recently, Musk posed questions to his fans and followers on Twitter about what they would like to see in the final Cybertruck release. One of the responses included a 240v outlet that could be used to charge either another electric vehicle or even a small-sized home. This led to questions about whether or not the futuristic truck could potentially power a house. Musk responded with a Tweet that showed a rendered image of the Cybertruck pulling a fifth wheel trailer.

Karl Gesslein, an off-grid veteran and battery enthusiast, estimated that a Tesla Cybertruck, which would likely have a battery pack that’s around 100 kWh or perhaps even larger, could potentially power a tiny home or RV for hundreds of days. Coupled with the truck’s solar tonneau cover, it could even recharge its batteries from exposure to the sun.

Don’t look for many of these truck-fifth wheel combinations boondocking in the deserts around Quartzsite anytime soon. But give it a few years. This could be interesting.

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Judy S
6 months ago

If Musk’s company designs the RV I hope he gets input from a lot of experienced RVers about what works and what doesn’t.

StevenG
6 months ago

I guess whoever did the render doesn’t realize campers use the bathroom too….

Tony Barthel (@tony)
6 months ago
Reply to  StevenG

When you’re as rich as Elon Musk you can pay someone to go to the bathroom for you.

Thomas Champagne
6 months ago
Reply to  Tony Barthel

I love the response !

Robin Falkingham
6 months ago

I think that will be after Elon develops his own RV park in his Space X complex at Boca Chica in Texas……

Connie VH
6 months ago

The exterior shape is all interesting, I guess… fits with his truck. But from just looking at the cut-away in the story, I’d have to shout “Elon, NO! That’s too ordinary! Get back outta the box and restart the interior design!” WAY too blah.

I’d expect more from Elon Musk/Tesla….. more creativity and innovation. If he’s gonna do it at all, I’d like to see him SHAKE UP THE RV WORLD.

Last edited 6 months ago by Connie VH
Dave
6 months ago
Reply to  Connie VH

it was a random render that someone (non-tesla created)

Dave
6 months ago

Can’t wait for this. Will have to wait several years before this is viable but hope this exists when I retire in ~10 years. Getting RV parks to add charging stations though…

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Dave

l don’t see any RV parks putting in 440 volt Super Chargers. Another ‘yawner’ from Musk.

Bill
6 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

You are living in the past Tommy. At least 3 big casino RV parks here in Oregon have EV charging stations. (By the way, do parks you go to have gas stations at every site)?
Also, the Tesla truck battery supplies all the power for the RV so it is self contained.

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Bill

I just might be, Bill.  🙂 

And no, RV parks I go to do not have gas stations at every site. Not even in the park! Some dispense propane though. Most have 120ac, but that’s hardly enough to charge vehicles.

I’m waiting for this wonderful Tesla truck to even hit the “For Sale” stage.

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