Extending towing range with Assist motors in the trailer.

Okanoganjim

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Towing, even with a Diesel pickup takes a heavy toll on range. My truck seems to go 1/2 as far on a tank when towing my Fifth wheel. A way to improve upon this could be for Towed RV manufactures to include electric motors on two wheels of the trailer, and s structural battery pack in the floor. These motors would not need to be super powerful, but enough to provide an improvement in towing range. The motors could be controlled by the Towing vehicle through the standard connector. I think a CT towing a electric assisted Airstream would be fantastic!
 

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Towing, even with a Diesel pickup takes a heavy toll on range. My truck seems to go 1/2 as far on a tank when towing my Fifth wheel. A way to improve upon this could be for Towed RV manufactures to include electric motors on two wheels of the trailer, and s structural battery pack in the floor. These motors would not need to be super powerful, but enough to provide an improvement in towing range. The motors could be controlled by the Towing vehicle through the standard connector. I think a CT towing a electric assisted Airstream would be fantastic!

Maybe steerable traction and batteries could be part of a detachable 5th wheel module that makes a non-swivel lock to trailer 5th wheel pin and then has adapter for Cybertruck bumper hitch.
 

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