From an electrified perspective, the new Pebble Flow travel trailer is a showstopper. This all-electric trailer includes a notable list of features including a powerful 45 kWh battery, 1 kW solar capability, and dual-motor propulsion assist. Wait. What was that last thing? Dual-motor propulsion assist? In a travel trailer? Yes, and there’s more to the Pebble Flow travel trailer. Lots more.
The Pebble Flow all-electric travel trailer is the product of Pebble, a California-based startup. The trailer was developed by veterans of Apple, Tesla, Cruise, Zoox, and Volvo, among others. The Pebble Flow is claimed to be the most technically advanced travel trailer on the market, and it aims to bring the ease of using an iPhone to the RVing experience. Quite simply, Pebble has set out to automate the hardest parts of RVing. It accomplishes this by combining electrification with cutting-edge automotive technology.
The Pebble Flow Travel Trailer is 100 Percent Electric
Don’t look for LP gas lines or tanks on the Pebble Flow. All the travel trailer’s features are electric. The heart of the system is a 45 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery. Pebble notes that LFP is the safest battery chemistry on the market. The company also says that the battery has enough capacity to power all the trailer’s appliances for up to seven days. Those appliances include a removable induction cooktop, 4-in-1 convection microwave, and a full-size fridge. Furthermore, the onboard AC power is capable of powering all the onboard appliances at once. But appliances isn’t all that it powers. The Pebble Flow has 240V AC output via a NEMA 14-50 outlet. This can be used to provide power to camping equipment, another RV, or an electric vehicle. Additionally, the Pebble Flow can be used as an emergency home power backup.
Charging the Pebble Flow Electric Travel Trailer
The Pebble Flow electric travel trailer’s battery can be charged several ways. First, there’s a 1 kW solar power system. The rooftop-mounted panels can charge the battery whether the trailer is parked or moving. Pebble says that under ideal conditions it’s like being plugged into 110V power all the time. The system can also be charged via AC or DC charging at home, public charging stations, or at campgrounds. Finally, the trailer uses regenerative charging to generate power while you tow it.
World’s First Active Propulsion Assist System
One of the unique features of the Pebble Flow is its dual-motor Active Propulsion Assist System. Quite simply, the trailer is self-propelled. It’s called Easy Tow, and it provides the right amount of power required to assist the tow vehicle. It works whether towing with an SUV or pickup truck, gas or electric. When towing with an EV, the Active Propulsion Assist System can help to retain range. The system also has other benefits. With the help of the dual-motor drive the Pebble Flow can automatically hitch itself to the tow vehicle. Pebble calls this feature the Magic Hitch. The feature uses unique robotic software to sense the surroundings and automatically hitch itself to the tow vehicle. The system also allows the Pebble Flow to be moved via the Remote Control function. With the Pebble App, users can easily park, pivot, or position their trailers using an iPhone.
Pebble App Features
The Pebble App is designed for simplicity. The company says that if you can use an iPhone, you’ll find operating the Pebble Flow just as effortless. Therefore, the app gives users control over every part of the travel trailer. For example, in addition to the Easy Tow, Magic Hitch, and remote control features, the app allows control of InstaCamp. This feature deploys or retracts an awning or entry stairs, activates or dims lighting, and activates auto-leveling stabilizers to set up camp or get back on the road. Furthermore, the app allows monitoring of the battery’s state of charge and solar charge, temperature control, and water tank level. And for those who like to boondock far from the grid, Pebble notes that the Internet isn’t necessary for the app’s functions. Communication is kept within a local network, bypassing the need for cloud or internet service providers.
More About the Pebble App
Stefan Solyom, Pebble’s CTO says, “Over everything else, we understand simplicity is key. That’s why we offer two access points to the Pebble App: your smartphone and the detachable iPad Mini that comes with the Pebble Flow. The phone provides on-the-go control, for access whenever you need it. The iPad offers a more spacious interface to display information. The choice is yours, ensuring you always have control of the Pebble Flow at your fingertips.” Solyom also says, “My personal favorite part of the Pebble Flow and the Pebble App is that, unlike typical vehicles that become outdated and lose value the second you drive off the lot, the Pebble Flow isn’t static; it’s a dynamic platform that evolves as you use it. Through Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, we’ll continually add new features and refine existing ones. Your Pebble Flow will get smarter and smarter.”
Aerodynamics and Natural Light
The Pebble Flow travel trailer weighs 6,200 pounds and is 25 feet long with a width of 7 feet, 6 inches, and a height of 8 feet, 8 inches. Pebble used advanced computational simulations to refine the trailer’s curves and lines to create an aerodynamic design. Pebble notes that the Flow is 300 percent as aerodynamic as a conventional travel trailer. Another of the travel trailer’s unique features is Active Aero. This front-of-vehicle system automatically deploys to make the Pebble Flow more aerodynamic. Inside the trailer there’s no shortage of natural light. This is due to the trailer’s wraparound windows that provide a 270-degree view combined with a roof panel that provides constant sky views.
Sleeping for Four, Kitchen, Storage, Bathroom
The Pebble Flow sleeps up to four people via a convertible Murphy queen bed and a 50×80-inch dinette convertible bed. You can convert the Flow from a leisure area to a work area. Example: The queen bed converts to an office. All-electric appliances are used for cooking. There’s a removable induction cooktop and a 4-in-1 convection microwave. There’s also a 6 cubic-foot refrigerator. The trailer features a handy flip-up service window that gives flexibility to cook inside or out. And since groceries and gear need space, the Pebble Flow has ample interior storage and exterior pass-through storage. The Pebble Flow’s bathroom has a fullsize separate shower and toilet, on-demand hot water, vanity lighting, and one-touch privacy electrochromic glass. Heating and cooling is handled by a built-in heat pump. Finally, the trailer has a 37-gallon freshwater tank and a 50-gallon black and grey tank.
Starlink and Mobile Date Ready, OTA Updates Standard
Pebble ensured that the Flow could help keep you connected and updated. The travel trailer is plug-and-play-ready for Starlink and mobile data. Additionally, the Flow evolves and improves thanks to regular over-the-air updates and new features.
Available for Preorder
At the time of this writing the Pebble Flow is available for preorder. Pebble Flow pricing starts at $109,000. If you want the Magic Pack the price starts at $125,000. Magic Pack adds the dual-motor Active Propulsion Assist System, remote control, Magic Hitch, Easy Tow, and more. Deliveries are expected to start at the end of 2024.
The Bottom Line
We think the Pebble Flow is a gamechanger and its functionality appears to be next level. The Pebble Flow could be the perfect trailer for fans of electrification and for those looking for a simplified RVing experience.