Tesla Semi as an RV platform

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Curious to see how many of you there would consider or think it would be feasible to use a Tesla semi as an RV platform? Having seen the truck in person I can't imagine it would be incredibly difficult to stretch the rails and relocate the drive units further back (no drive shaft!).

My wife would consider travelling NA in an EV but she's insistent it would have to be electric.

Thoughts?
 

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Thanks, fixed the title. My eyesight isn't what it used to be....
 

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Maybe if Tesla made this platform available to or in partnership with RV manufacturers. I can't see them trying to develop and manufacture a niche product like this on their own. In addition to Supercharger access presumbly for a Semi-based RV, a lot of campgrounds already have "shore power" to provide charging. It would make one helluva RV!
 

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Maybe if Tesla made this platform available to or in partnership with RV manufacturers. I can't see them trying to develop and manufacture a niche product like this on their own. In addition to Supercharger access presumbly for a Semi-based RV, a lot of campgrounds already have "shore power" to provide charging. It would make one helluva RV!
What's the purported starting price of the semi? $250k? By the time you add all the things that make a luxury RV a luxury RV, what might the total price be? $375k+, IDK, mighty pricey!
 

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Starting price is $190K USD. Too rich for me but just spitballing. Some RVs out there cost a LOT of money...
 
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Curious to see how many of you there would consider or think it would be feasible to use a Tesla semi as an RV platform? Having seen the truck in person I can't imagine it would be incredibly difficult to stretch the rails and relocate the drive units further back (no drive shaft!).

My wife would consider travelling NA in an EV but she's insistent it would have to be electric.

Thoughts?
I love the idea, but I think it’s a bit of overkill. I think I would be happier with the Tesla Pickup pulling some awesome trailer.
 
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I think it would be a relatively easy conversion in some senses. The drive portions would be the easy part, as would the dash controls. If you put all that in a big (I forget what class) rv and did a full body-builder body around it I don't see it as a problem. If you where talking about taking an actual semi and stretching it, that's a real PITA, even with a regular diesel semi. Using the tesla cab would largely depend on how it's constructed and there's no real info on that yet. But as a powertrain vendor I think it would be easier than cat/cummins/detroit to be honest. I say this as a CDL holder, Semi owner, and model 3 driver.
 

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Pure speculation here...

I believe Tesla is working on a self sustaining mobile home solution behind the scenes with its Tesla Tiny House program. Hopefully they have plans for bigger homes as well.

Or if White Knight has enough towing capacity, maybe use it to tow a customized tiny house with a Tesla solar roof + Powerwall. Would be cheaper than customizing a Tesla Semi.
 

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The saying goes “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, that isn’t enough words for the likes of me! So for my answer to @TrevP ’s question, here is a picture with ADDITIONAL words to it! Hope you enjoy 😊
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Wow! Look at that majestic beast!!! Just look at all amenities it has and IMAGINE all the things you could do with it. Like....

Take it camping:
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Go and visit one of Elon’s mansions:
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Travel across the map to visit close friends:
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Or go BEYOND by teaming up with SpaceX, the possibilities are endless!
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This is a hot topic on a RV forum I’ve been on for a couple years. The issue is most RV parks offer 30A/220 service. As it sits now the semi uses multiple charging port (pre-megacharger) so at 30A is May take a while to charge.
 

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The issue is most RV parks offer 30A/220 service. As it sits now the semi uses multiple charging port (pre-megacharger) so at 30A is May take a while to charge.
I would have thought that most people who go to an RV park stay there for several days. So "plugging in" is mostly for making sure your air conditioner works while you stay there.

For any travelling portion of the road trip, you'd want to stop at a mega-charger (or use 6+ superchargers at once).
 

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Here is a bare bones, no words, no nonsense*, no background copy of my new Tesla RV... ready for everyone to download and put it in the setting of your choice!!!

*ok, some nonsense.

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