Can the Tesla Cybertruck power a travel trailer for off-grid camping? Let’s put it to the test to find out if Tesla’s truck can power an RV.
The Cybertruck features a 240-volt NEMA 14-50 outlet in the truck bed. This type of outlet is rated for 50 amps, but the typical output is closer to 40 amps. Most travel trailers use a 30-amp service (NEMA TT-30R receptacle and the plug is TT-30P). Some larger RVs do utilize a NEMA 14-50. So, typically, you’d need a NEMA 14-50 to TT-30 adapter to plug your travel trailer into the Cybertruck.
The Cybertruck can send 9.6 kW of power from five traditional power outlets, two in the cabin and three accessible from the truck’s bed, including the aforementioned NEMA 14-50 outlet.
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The Tesla Cybertruck can indeed output enough power to run most travel trailers and this video proves that.
However, the travel trailer featured in this video appears to be upgraded to 50 amps, which is required to support the second air conditioner on the camper. The options for the Forest River Salem 26DBUD (as featured in this video) include the following:
- 50 AMP Service w/Wire & Brace for 2nd A/C
So, no adapter is needed in this case, but beware that an adapter such as this one might be needed to power your travel trailer with the Cybertruck.
One more thing we should note before we move on to the results from the video is that the various appliances and components within a travel trailer do consume a lot of juice if powered simultaneously. Here’s a rundown of some typical amperage figures:
- Coffee maker – 8.3 amps
- Converter – 8 amps
- Hair dryer – 9 to 12 amps
- Microwave – 13 amps
- Refrigerator – 2.8 amps
- Roof A/A 13.5 amps
- TV – 1.5 amps
- Toaster – 8 to 10 amps
- Electric skillet- 6 to 12 amps
It’s now time for the verdict. Yes, the Cybertruck can power a travel trailer. In the case of the video test, the Cybertruck had no problem powering the two A/C units at the same time, while also providing juice for the TV, microwave, toaster and so on. And this travel trailer is power-hungry with its double A/C setup, so the Cybertruck should be able to power most travel trailers on the market today.
And when you’re out there camping, the Cybertruck is your beer-opening buddy too. So go enjoy a cold one in the great outdoors with off-the-grid power from your Tesla Cybertruck.