Transport Carrier

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  • Transport Carrier

     Carl Knapp updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
  • Carl Knapp

    Member
    September 4, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    When transporting the old CanAm Spyder I would use a flatbed auto carrier when it broke down which was fine for local service. This would have been the same case if I had a Polaris Slingshot which is also rear-wheel drive. Because the Aptera offers front-wheel drive would there be the option to turn off the rear-wheel-drive and offer a two-wheel dolly for the rear wheel so I could use a standard auto hauler to transport the vehicle across the country every six months instead of using a twice as expensive flatbed service?

  • Kenneth Bolinsky

    Member
    September 4, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Not to be too inquisitive, but I take it you live bicoastally or live the RV lifestyle?

  • Carl Knapp

    Member
    September 4, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    I will be retiring soon and looking at a Sprinter RV and being a snowbird.

  • Dan Stevens

    Member
    September 4, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    I’m pretty sure they could just ‘turn the motors off’ in a freewheel mode and you could flat tow the car. Unlike most other cars, I don’t think there is anything else that ‘spins’ and has lubrication issues, so this would make it easier than most with the in wheel motors.

    Unfortunately, I doubt doing this, testing it, having someone come up with the required baseplate for flat towing is not on the radar until after production is well under way.

    I also would like to have a simple method to transport the car behind my RV. It would make a great toad!

  • Carl Knapp

    Member
    September 4, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    I’m interested in a toad as well but to transport by a contract auto truck carrier it cost a lot more to ship using a flatbed because they can only ship three at a time versus an auto carrier which is up to nine.

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