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    Supercharger - St. Louis, MO (BarK)

    You should definitely buy a hot tub while you're charging. We bought one from Aspen Spas there in about 2005. Trouble free until we moved in 2017, when we bought another for our new house. They're honest, responsive, and reasonably priced.
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    Supercharger - Brentwood / Nashville, TN (Old Hickory Blvd)

    Thanks, that makes sense. You're certainly right that those chargers are miserably crowded and tricky to access. I wonder if it will be like the old downtown Chicago location, where the chargers aren't really restricted, but Tesla doesn't acknowledge them publicly.
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    Supercharger - Brentwood / Nashville, TN (Old Hickory Blvd)

    Just curious: do you know this, or is it speculation? It makes some sense, but 6 SC pedestals seems like a lot to reserve for dealer use.
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    Long term EV storage

    I have a vacation house with a garage. Right now, I don't keep a vehicle there. Overall, I'm concerned about the hassle of a car needing service every time I travel down there, so I just rent cars instead. I'm thinking about buying a used Leaf to park in the garage. It would be used for a...
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    Supercharger - Gainesville, FL

    I see that supercharge.info has listed this as "under construction." Any idea why it got the cone, rather than just the blue dot?
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    Supercharger - Bethany, MO

    @Cringgen: Thank you!
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    Supercharger - Bethany, MO

    Anybody seen the site recently?
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    New Superchargers Proposed in Greensboro and Raleigh, NC

    Wow, I'm very pleased. I have to travel each year for a week to an office building right across Six Forks Road. Kind of a substantial road trip from St Louis, but might be fun...
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    2017 Supercharger Plan: New Chicago city location?

    Yeah, it's annoying... but then again... who drives right through the middle of downtown Chicago on a road trip? Anybody not actually stopping in Chicago would be driving up the interstates, with several other SCs to choose from. (Well, it's not a very *good* rationalization, but it's...
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    Supercharger - Effingham, IL

    Well, my daughter is 15, so I don't think she'd be tempted! No; somebody bought it, will (I hope!) refurbish it, and make it part of a playground in Kansas City. As far as I know, nothing is happening to the lot in Effingham.
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    Supercharger - Effingham, IL

    I had a funny incident at this charger today. Figured I'd share: 3 weeks ago, my wife and I charged here. We were driving back from dropping our daughter off at camp in Michigan. It wasn't meal time, and we were killing time by walking around. A few hundred feet from the chargers, there's a...
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    Supercharger - Ludington, MI

    Well, this is ironic. I drove through Ludington on Saturday evening. I was coming off of the SS Badger and heading up to Interlochen to drop off my daughter at camp. Never even noticed it on the in-car map. Could have saved myself stringing an extension cord to trickle electrons at my hotel...
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    Hold Grocery Bags Upright in the Trunk

    I usually just make my kid ride in the trunk and hold the grocery bags, but maybe your solutions are better.
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    Supercharger — Traverse City, Michigan

    Thank you very much for the kind offer. Cadillac is close enough that it's not really a problem, but I will be pleased once they build the SC in Traverse City.
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    Supercharger — Traverse City, Michigan

    Well... well... this is disappointing. I'm driving my daughter up to Interlochen in a few weeks, but I guess I'll just have to hit Cadillac on the way in and out, instead. We drive up Illinois and Wisconsin and take the SS Badger over to Michigan. I get a kick out of seeing the electric car...

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