World travel with CT Camper?

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I want to world travel with CT Camper.
Of course, I plan to go when the world has completed the COVID-19 vaccination and world travel becomes much more free than it is now.
Can I world travel with a truck camper mounted on the CT?
Is there any problem with charging the battery in various regions of the world?
In order to world travel with CT Camper, what should be supplemented and prepared?

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Well, your camper doesn't need to have expansion space over the cab, for one. The Cybertruck is a unibody, there's no flex to avoid. There seem to be six anchor points on the Cybertruck with the top pair being just behind the peak of the cab. Yould be able to balance more weight lower using them.

Anything that sticks up will reduce your range, so a camper will want to be sleek. You don't want a square back if possible, and you don't want your jacks hanging off the side and costing you miles of range.

A Tesla can be charged at 48a at 240v or it can be charged at just a few amps at 110v. You don't get much range on the latter, but it does keep you from losing range and powers the internal heating/cooling. It comes with a wall-adapter so you can just plug it into a standard 15a outlet. There's settings in the car that let you tune the amperage draw to your source capacity in one amp increments, so it's pretty awesome.

An EV doesn't care where the electricity comes from. In fact, a Tesla won't really care the voltage or even the Hz, although they say not to charge off personal generators, they'd have to prove the generator was the cause of the damage (if you live in the US, and most European countries.) So as long as you're providing enough power, it shouldn't care.

So for fast charging (AC) - up to 11kW AC - a Tesla car doesn't care where it's from... Mostly. There's some weirdness with phases which would make it tamp down (but still work) from place to place. The early Model S also supported higher level AC charging, but very few fast chargers support the 80a standard. But for DC rapid charging... The news is not so good.

US Tesla can only Supercharge in the Americas and Korea; EU Tesla can only in the EU and Australia, China only in China because the DC standards are different. (I couldn't figure out which standard Tesla uses in Japan, other than 'different from Korea')

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Join Hobotraveler.com to see how the world travels. Explore the Pan American Hwy from Ushuai AR to Kodiak AK on the YouTube channel Expedition Overland. There’s a ton of logistics, paperwork and route tips out there.
 
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Well, your camper doesn't need to have expansion space over the cab, for one. The Cybertruck is a unibody, there's no flex to avoid. There seem to be six anchor points on the Cybertruck with the top pair being just behind the peak of the cab. Yould be able to balance more weight lower using them.

Anything that sticks up will reduce your range, so a camper will want to be sleek. You don't want a square back if possible, and you don't want your jacks hanging off the side and costing you miles of range.

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Would the wedge style camper below be better?

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Sure! All that matters is that to maximize range, it needs to present the best curve while traveling.
-Crissa
Can I understand that the best curves are lightweight loads, including campers?
 

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Can I understand that the best curves are lightweight loads, including campers?
No.

Weight matters at slow speed, sure.

But aerodynamics' impact upon range is exponential. Every little bit faster you want to go you're doubling the energy you need to move the air past you.

That's why for EVs, you can often go farther by going slower. Teslas will actually calculate that for you.

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Would the wedge style camper below be better?

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For some people, yes. For other people, no. It really depends on your use-case and where you camp.

Both hard-sided and popup truck campers are available for conventional trucks, and folks choose the one which fits their needs.

Personally, I would prefer a hard sided camper because one of my use-cases with my TT is quick R&R at highway rest stops when crossing the vast distances of prairie which exist between me and interesting geography. Having everything set up and ready for a quick break is important, as is the non-tangible feeling of being separated from what's happening outside as the big kids come and go.

However, it's easy to imagine that someone else might camp exclusively in remote places and wouldn't care about my use case.
 
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