I’m looking to buy the base model lightening, and I want to put a shell on it that can hold easily a 9 foot paddleboard. By easy I mean so I can access it easily. Any thoughts on a good camper shell?
I don't know of any of the small fiberglass shell type of camper shells that go over the cab of the truck. For that you'd need a full-on RV-style in-bed camper that does indeed have a bed over the cab. You wouldn't have to sleep in it, but it would cost a lot more than just a "shell."
Are you looking for a way to keep the paddleboard secure inside the vehicle for storage when not transporting the board to the beach? There's just not space for that in the Lightning. Maybe an ICE F-150 with the 8-foot bed, loaded diagonally to fit. But the Lightning can't be configured with a long bed.
A wild guess it's going to whack at least 20% off the range. Nobody really knows because the evs today don't really accept attachments like this. Maybe you could do a search for tesla roof rack range reduction for a similar comparison.Thanks. Any idea what the weight will do to the range of the EV?