The companies describe the Pottery Barn Special Edition Travel Trailer as “the perfect blend of comfort and style.”
The two companies worked together on the design, which incorporates Pottery Barn hardware and furnishings into a trailer made by Airstream. Furniture includes a custom-made sofa inspired by Pottery Barn’s Big Sur Collection …
Travel trailer maker Polydrops – which designs its tiny homes on wheels to look like spaceships – has taken a new approach to road travel vehicles by unveiling a trailer that can be towed by EVs, including Teslas.
The P17A has since been a hit with the public since before it was officially unveiled.
“We are getting an enormous amount of emails through our website,” Kyunghyun Lew, Polydrop’s founder, told Insider in an email interview. “We’ve sold to the local customers even before we officially launch the product, and one of them purchased it only with the 3D rendering images.”
Like other road travel vehicle makers, Polydrops saw a boom in popularity following coronavirus-related lockdown measures.
However, it closed its sales soon after to meet its orders and to create the P17A and the upcoming P21X, the latter a larger trailer model, according to Lew.
The trailer has reduced air drag, rolling resistance, and weight to make it more EV friendly, according to Lew.
During a test road trip from Los Angeles to Lone Pine, California, a 2018 Tesla 3 Long Range rear-wheel-drive towing the P17A logged 306 watt-hours-per-mile, according to Polydrop.
As a result, the 2018 Model 3 could travel 245 miles on one charge even while towing the P17A.
Of course, this range varies per electric vehicle and model year, but on average, an EV towing a P17A has an energy consumption of 298 watt-hours-per-mile and a range of 251 miles, according to Polydrops’ website.