Your suggestions are good and must follow during driving. It will make your journey comfortable and safe. Keep it up.
You just try towing a glider trailer at that speed, especially downhill! It's pretty frightening when they start snaking! Aren't caravans, like other trailers, limited to 60mph?We tow our caravan at 50. Slow enough that lorries can easily overtake us without any issues.
We often see caravans being pulled at 70 mph and then you hear of snaking and accidents.
Agreed I am planning a 600 miles trip and we are heading into major towns vs the EH stops - lots and lots of 22-43kWh options - at some nice peaceful places. The last one is going to be a Lidl with a free rapid 10 miles from our destination (where I won't be driving at all)my 2p. Forget EH and route plan using an alternative with chargers located just off motorway junctions. Usually much more pleasant eating and toilet facilities, more modern charging equipment with live status via zap map.
I don't make a habit of it, but my glider trailer (a Cobra) tows like a dream even at well over 70...! I have no qualms pulling out and overtaking if needs be. Haven't had it snake yet. Obviously the wing roots are at the hitch end.You just try towing a glider trailer at that speed, especially downhill! It's pretty frightening when they start snaking! Aren't caravans, like other trailers, limited to 60mph?
I did this once on the M1 - same situation - I put my foot on the brake and we went over - indeed accelerating is the right things to do.Infinity towing fails out there.
Presuming this truck is travelling at 60mph, the SUV/trailer is travelling about 70mph (3 secs to travel ~12m past the truck)
This dude appears to try to accelerate hard out of the fishtail.
Doesn't do too well.
No, don’t try to accelerate out of it, nor slam the brakes on either! The best technique is to ease off and reduce power gently as as possible whilst steering into the skid. That is to say as the tail end swings out to the left, you also steer left (and right vice versa) sufficiently to keep the towing vehicle front wheels heading forwards. Accelerating once a fishtail starts is liable to feed energy into the pendulum effect and make things worse.I did this once on the M1 - same situation - I put my foot on the brake and we went over - indeed accelerating is the right things to do.
I had literally just brought the caravan and was towing it home - never been near once since and never will
100% correct. Pick the right tool for the job.Reading the pre-planning needed on long EV trips indicates how important it is in the current state of technology to choose the right vehicle type for the use you are going to make of it. In 10 years time we will probably have a reliable charging network across Europe and much better battery technology allowing for much faster charging times.