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I'm an environmentalist who drives a plug-in Toyta Prius hybrid, with a Dodge Dakota as a wood hauling truck. I'm nearly 70 and only need one vehicle going forward and want it to be an EV truck for overall versatility.

We plan to haul a lightweight (1700 lbs.) Camp365 tenting trailer. Our retirement travel goals include trips to Alaska, all across Canada and across the US, along with a tandem e-bike and a tandem fishing kayak. Some mild off-roading but nothing extreme. Our kids are located from PA to OR and in between, so lots of travel planned in a few years.

I want to have a vehicle that meets all my needs without overbuying. Its the remote camping trips that make me interested in the 400 mile range, and the larger truck bed that is particularly intriguing about the Silverado.

I've also got reservations on the Rivian R1T (Max pack 400 mi. range, now not due until 2024) and the Cybertruck. Had a reservation on the Lightning but passed on it this summer. Thought the larger range Rivian would be here by now. :mad:.
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Our retirement travel goals include trips to Alaska, all across Canada and across the US.
I live in Alaska, and have driven the Alaska Highway many times, including twice this summer. I can tell you that range for an EV would certainly be a concern for that trip -- especially in northern BC and the Yukon. I had some range anxiety in a few stretches with a HD ICE truck pulling a heavy load. But I'd expect that to be changing in the next few years. Plan the trip carefully, based on needed stops. If there's anything I can do to help with you plans, let me know.

I also am waiting on Silverado details to decide on how I can use one. I'd like to pull a larger camper, but will decide when I know more details. I have Silverado reservations in AK and GA, and will decide which to use when details are available.
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