JerryRigEverything: How far can the CYBERTRUCK tow 11,000lbs in Freezing Weather?

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How fast were you going on that drive? Cabin heat of 63 is also a huge factor. I find that cold air blows on my legs when I'm on the highway, and as a person who normally prefers it to be colder than normal room temp, I have to crank my heat to (sometimes) 78F on the highway to feel like I would in a 69F room
Speed limit ("It's the LAW" :) ). Mostly 55, some 45 coming into the town and a little at 30 in Cambridge (pretty small town). I was very warm but then I'm born and raised in MN. 3-10 degrees F isn't that cold for here. It was -11 F last night so the Model Y was pretty much cold soaked, but preconditioning fixes that. Far and away the best winter car I've ever driven. Thought my Subie was a hard to beat winter car, but now it sits in the garage all winter with one of my canoes on it.

Edit: My dog doesn't like it hot either in the car... 🐶😅
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Speed limit ("It's the LAW" :) ). Mostly 55, some 45 coming into the town and a little at 30 in Cambridge (pretty small town). I was very warm but then I'm born and raised in MN. 3-10 degrees F isn't that cold for here. It was -11 F last night so the Model Y was pretty much cold soaked, but preconditioning fixes that. Far and away the best winter car I've ever driven. Thought my Subie was a hard to beat winter car, but now it sits in the garage all winter with one of my canoes on it.
Thats your answer. Speed limit here is 70, and it's higher elsewhere. So when I'm going speed of traffic at 79mph, I would expect about half of your range at 63F cabin heat and 55mph and below.
 

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Thats your answer. Speed limit here is 70, and it's higher elsewhere. So when I'm going speed of traffic at 79mph, I would expect about half of your range at 63F cabin heat and 55mph and below.
The speed limit on the big highways here is also 65-70 but on the smaller highways it's either 55 or 60. I drive quite a bit on the faster roads too but usually not more than the speed limit +5. At the heat you keep the car I'd need to have the window open and my dog would be halfway out the window with her tongue hanging out. 😂 Everyone's different.
 

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The speed limit on the big highways here is also 65-70 but on the smaller highways it's either 55 or 60. I drive quite a bit on the faster roads too but usually not more than the speed limit +5. At the heat you keep the car I'd need to have the window open and my dog would be halfway out the window with her tongue hanging out. 😂 Everyone's different.
Well it's possible our cars are different as far as climate goes. I keep my ICE vehicle at 69F usually, it's just the cold air blowing on my legs that makes me cold in the model Y. And, when I'm not on the highway, 78F is far too warm.
 
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Well it's possible our cars are different as far as climate goes. I keep my ICE vehicle at 69F usually, it's just the cold air blowing on my legs that makes me cold in the model Y. And, when I'm not on the highway, 78F is far too warm.
With an ICE vehicle some heat is "free" due to the combustion engine creating heat.
 


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With an ICE vehicle some heat is "free" due to the combustion engine creating heat.
I'm well aware. But I don't have to crank the heat so high on the highway to stay warm in my jeep. A few degrees maybe. In the model Y, the cold air blowing on my legs requires about 8F of extra heat to overcome and stay warm. It's not so much about where the heat comes from, it's that the climate doesn't account for that cold air blowing when it calculates how warm it needs to be in the car. both vehicles are capable of generating the right amount of heat, even if it's costly on range in an EV.

I'm not the only one who has complained about this, but it seems not every vehicle has the same issue and nobody really knows why. Or at least last time I checked over a year ago, that was the case.

My only point in all of this was that someone put their climate on 63F and drove 55mph and said they get excellent range in their model Y. I was just pointing out both the cabin heat and the speed are huge factors.
 
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Saw on social media that some were highlighting these corrosion/"rust" spots on the door.
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Not a perfect test but JRE is pretty well respected and he recently did a towing test.

Not good news for towing with the CT, but props to JRE for doing the test and I believe Our Cyber Life for loaning the vehicle for testing.

Cold weather but above freezing.
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Max of about 65MPH some town, city, highway.
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He had to drop down to 42 on the highway in order to not run out of battery before getting to the supercharging, getting passed by cars going much faster in this 65mph zone.

The range estimation in the truck was way off.

Vault was closed
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About 10,500 lbs
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He got 90 miles taking the battery from 100% to 2%
So if using a typical 80% of the battery that is a range of 72 miles when towing a heavy load

He had previously run the same tests with the rivian and F150 lightning
Cybertruck 90 miles
Rivian 100 miles
Ford F150 Lightning 130 mile
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Acceleration 0-60 was the same for all 3 trucks

Cybertruck had significantly more road noise

Had bugs/issues with vehicle graphics
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A real bummer that the CT is the 3rd place truck when it comes to towing.
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Credit to ourcyberlife for loaning the truck and jerryrigeverything for the test


TLDR
Towing a heavy load with the CT you are going to get about 70-90 miles in cool weather, driving at lower speeds. Less range than the Rivian and Ford tests
Wow, this is disappointing. I wonder how it would do in warmer weather?

I plan to tow about 7,000 pounds with my Cybertruck. I live in South Texas, where it very rarely drips below freezing; however, I would like to tow my RV travel trailer to colder locations - so this is still relevant for those trips.
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