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Thor pushes forward with self-propelled electric camping trailer

•, By C.C. Weiss

Parent company Thor Industries and German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen are teaming up to clear the hurdles that stand in the way of a viable production trailer that uses electric motive power to move its own weight. The self-propelled trailer promises to be a critical tool for eliminating the efficiency and range reductions a trailer makes on its tow vehicle, something that will be especially helpful in the electric vehicle age.

Before the RV world sees the realization of self-driving motorhomes, it seems it might welcome self-driving trailers. Germany's Dethleffs showed the first fruits of this work in 2018, when it followed up the original solar-slathered E.Home motorhome with the E.Home Coco electric trailer. That self-driving trailer, and Dethleffs' leadership in eco-friendly camper design in general, played into Thor Industries' decision to acquire Dethleffs' European parent Erwin Hymer Group (EHG) in 2019 to become the world's largest RV manufacturer.

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