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  1. charliepmayer

    Supercharger - Johnson City, TX

    in FB: https://www.alexandervineyards.com/ Destination charger, munchies, pretty good wines, too.
  2. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Similar on my Plaid, but more on top right corner. Ranger came out to my house and replaced the yolk. Checked out the whole car, downloaded new software - 30 minutes - all good. Do you think any legacy OEMs would do this? I think not.
  3. charliepmayer

    Don't trust automatic gear selection on refreshed Model S.

    My Honda pickup trained me to verify the gear selection before taking my foot off the brake. The push buttons are inconsistent and poorly placed. Transition to the Plaid autoshift was pretty easy thanks to the Honda. Autoshift will occasionally choose "Drive" in an empty parking lot because...
  4. charliepmayer

    Model S Plaid range discussion.

    Plaid trip report - 3200 miles (West Texas - Jackson Wy - Keystone SD - Central Texas) Pdf versions of spreadsheets uploaded for examination - comments, please. Old news summary: flat batteries charge faster. News: Plaid can routinely get sufficient charge with little or no tapering - great...
  5. charliepmayer

    Model S Plaid range discussion.

    (Plaid w 19s) Can't corroborate the reports of low range. May be different scenarios - who knows. Range seems similar to my 2018 100D after the first 5000 miles- will assemble a spreadsheet for documentation. Plaid mode may be less efficient than sport or chill - book says Plaid keeps battery...
  6. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Nope. Worth every penny. Congrats on your first new car - good choice!
  7. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Plaids at Truth or Consequences, NM yesterday. Stunning green one had a California plate, Signature badge. Black one from Texas. Same 2 showed up in Albuquerque later in the day. Albuquerque needs more Superchargers.
  8. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Not crazy. My refund was $1,000.
  9. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Yep. Started after the last update.
  10. charliepmayer

    Yoke Steering

    From another post: Yoke: before delivery, thought I would be neutral. Hated it for first 150 miles. Took a 416 mile trip the day after delivery. After many frustrating miles, I changed my hand position from top of yoke to bottom - everything changed. No more false turn signals, horn, or washer...
  11. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Yep. Driver door icon was not lit - had to use manual release. Went around and tested front passenger door. Worked fine. Went back to driver door - worked fine. Rebooted anyway. Ok now. Firmware gremlins?
  12. charliepmayer

    Model S Plaid/LR 2021 Refresh Issues Thread

    No issues for me at delivery - none. Did see battery overcharging (92% with 90% requested) and range irregularities. Car sat in the garage, plugged in, drawing 5-8 amps for two days but showed no charging - curious - never saw this with my P85 or 100D. 32.5 loaded yesterday. Overcharging...
  13. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Efficiency report: Used 3 years of TeslaFi data from old S100D to compare with new Plaid (19") (only 1 trip's worth of Plaid data so far). Similar speeds and weather conditions - as close to a valid comparison as I can achieve. Used Chill mode for entire trip. Leg 1: 121 miles - 1/2 curvy...
  14. charliepmayer

    2018 Model S 100D - Texas - Free Supercharging

    Don't know how Tesla handles trades with anyone else, but my first offer was $56k, expired after 30 days. Second offer was $51k, expired after 30 days. Final offer was $52.6, executed on Aug 27th. Texas charges 6.25% sales tax and value of trade-in is not taxed. Net to me is 6.25% more...
  15. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    My San Antonio delivery: Trade-in: upon entering SC, 2018 100D immediately connected to Tesla wifi and locked me out of my car's account. She proceeded to revert all settings to factory default - verified by me before I left the SC. Kinda creepy, but efficient. Glad I documented all...
  16. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Order/delivery timeline below. Will followup with more. original Plaid RN113950065 unknown order date call from Tesla & cancellation 05/31 New Plaid order 05/31 RN115065248 Black/Black/19" nothing on acct page until: 07/30 am: August 11-25 07/31 am: August 12-25 08/01 am: August 13-25...
  17. charliepmayer

    2018 Model S 100D - Texas - Free Supercharging

    Traded-in on a new Plaid.
  18. charliepmayer

    Wiki Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Glad to hear that jbcarioca. Thank you for the post. Yes, similar story here. I heard nothing from my usual contacts for a week - emails not answered - so this afternoon I called my local service center - San Antonio. A human answered (this person was in Fremont). He had my full account at...
  19. charliepmayer

    2021 MS 19” Tempest Delivery Tracking

    Anybody here with first-hand experience with Plaid 19s and aftermarket hub and lug nut covers?
  20. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    I think the "soft paint" issue was directly addressed by Elon several years ago. IIRC Elon was surprised by the subject and commented that the paint was a standard product - not "softer" than industry standards. Perhaps someone here can dig it up in old posts - 2015 maybe? I couldn't find it.
  21. charliepmayer

    2021 MS 19” Tempest Delivery Tracking

    Thank you cwanja! All good - 438xxx.
  22. charliepmayer

    2021 MS 19” Tempest Delivery Tracking

    RN11506xxxx Plaid+ convert to Plaid all black, wood, 19" this morning's EDD Aug 15-21, San Antonio VIN assigned late this morning Comms with Tesla order/delivery folks started May 31, all positive, no issues whatsoever. would still like to know reason for the delays I suspect Tesla is...
  23. charliepmayer

    Off topic galore

    Same experience with new battery powered chainsaws - amazing power - no noise. 1 hour of cutting per battery.
  24. charliepmayer

    Falcon Super Heavy/Starship - General Development Discussion

    I suspect the lighter ones are engines that have not been fired, or are new nozzles on tested engines.
  25. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    Read something about HW4 coming very soon - perhaps a legitimate cause for the delayed shipments? We could make up something else - seems to be what we do here. :)
  26. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    My reason for 19s: ride comfort and 42 miles of range. And yes, I need both. Hope the wheels are not as ugly in person as they are on the screen.
  27. charliepmayer

    Wiki Model S Delivery Update

    New Pirelli HL: just a thought - are we perhaps being delayed for a for a suitable 19 inch tire? 19 vs 21 range: can't be just the tire, eh? How much range is lost to wheel drag compared to tire drag? (extreme example attached)...
  28. charliepmayer

    Investor Engineering Discussions

    Any thoughts on SpaceX COPV expertise bleeding over to the COEM (I made that up) in the Plaid?
  29. charliepmayer

    2018 Model S 100D - Texas - Free Supercharging

    mikemarmer: list of all services performed by Tesla: left fender camera was loose, fixed, left headlight had some dead LEDs, fixed, FSD computer upograded to 3.0, yellow-edged main screen, fixed. No scuffs, 1 very minor dimple in the hood where my wife hit a buzzard - pic attached. Interior...
  30. charliepmayer

    2018 Model S 100D - Texas - Free Supercharging

    Heard from Tesla - looks like $60,000 is more inline with current resales.
  31. charliepmayer

    2018 Model S 100D - Texas - Free Supercharging

    Yep - FUSC not transferrable. Asking $70,000 to start - hard to find comps out here. More pics available. New Plaid scheduled to arrive in late June (ha!).
  32. charliepmayer

    2018 Model S 100D - Texas - Free Supercharging

    Trying to come out ahead on a new trade-in offer from Tesla - still waiting on Tesla. from Purchase Agreement: Model S 100D Dual Motor All Wheel Drive Solid Black Paint Glass Roof 19" Silver Wheels Black Premium Interior...
  33. charliepmayer

    Michelin will making EV specific tire for the U.S.

    Made in Z rating for Plaid +? Didn't have much luck searching for 200 mph street tires.
  34. charliepmayer

    Updated my model Y dash trim

    Scott Fairchild: thank you! I can confirm that "butt" and "crotch" also work. I think I'll stop there...................
  35. charliepmayer

    Supercharger - Fredericksburg, TX

    St☰v☰: Pleasant alternative listed below, might work for you, might not. Not SC rate of charge, but not too bad: September 23rd: Alexander Vineyards, 6360 Goehmann Ln, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, United States Added 21.75 kWh (73.75 miles) in 1 Hours 19 Minutes according to my Teslafi...
  36. charliepmayer

    Far West Texas Charging

    Sent rideincircles a PM. Will proceed - Merry Christmas!
  37. charliepmayer

    SpaceX Starship SN9 experimental test vehicle

    Tease! Please continue. We won't tell anyone. I promise.
  38. charliepmayer

    Texas and Michigan buyers

    Is correct. Strong ICE dealership lobby. In reality an obstacle easily overcome.
  39. charliepmayer

    Yellow Screen border, poor quality & workmanship, and poor customer service -- Arbitration

    Yellow border: much disinformation or obsolete information in this thread. Remember that old TV show where the the detective says: "only the facts, ma'am"? The facts: I used the app to set up a "yellow border on screen" appointment. Delivered the car to Service Center at 10:18 am. Red box...
  40. charliepmayer

    Far West Texas Charging

    I would love to have my spare wall charger (still in the box) installed at an appropriate place in Terlingua or nearby (for free). Group request: please contact anyone you may know down there and inquire about hosting the charger. I would prefer a 100 amp breaker to feed the thing - for older...
  41. charliepmayer

    Adding Range( batteries)

    Coming soon: SparkCharge Portable Ultra-Fast EV Charging – Range Anxiety Ends Here – Portable EV Chargers and On-Demand Charging Service
  42. charliepmayer

    Wiki Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Zsozso: "Cramer does not get that 400-500 mile range-per-charge (present in S - coming in cybertruck/roadster) is enough and you do not need longer, pointless." I must respectfully disagree that longer range is pointless. I have a 416 mile route that I travel several times a month. There are...
  43. charliepmayer

    Far West Texas Charging

    Ferrari ex: you bring up a good point - when you visit out here you'll find that restaurants and other businesses don't keep the same hours as more populated areas in the country. COVID conditions only make things worse. Please come back when the area opens up again - Planet Marfa and some...
  44. charliepmayer

    Far West Texas Charging

    Two Tesla chargers had green lights - but I couldn't test them in the Jeep :). Didn't bother checking the Clipper Creek.
  45. charliepmayer

    Far West Texas Charging

    I'll go check the chargers at the Hotel Limpia today - stay tuned.
  46. charliepmayer

    Far West Texas Charging

    Info on Plugshare is your best bet - plenty of charging options out here - relatively speaking of course. Hotel Limpia / Blue Mountain Bistro is now allowed to reopen - but no info on when they will. Hotel Limpia and El Cosmico chargers are right on the street - might be accessible even if the...
  47. charliepmayer

    HW 3.0 Upgrade Tracker

    2018 S 100D w EA ($5,000) and FSD ($3,000) Received this at 9:22 this morning: Hello, Tesla is thrilled to announce your vehicle is now eligible for the Full Self-Driving Computer Retrofit (although vehicles may be eligible for this hardware, features of Full Self driving are only available...
  48. charliepmayer

    Anyone interested in a TooT Shiner brewery tour?

    Nice tour, see here: Shiner Website If you are doing the tour only - then one day should do the trick. If you are a history buff or if you are into antiques, spend the second day in nearby Gonzales. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Gonzales - 2020 (with Photos) - Tripadvisor Antiqueable
  49. charliepmayer

    Anyone interested in a TooT Shiner brewery tour?

    Mrcarcrazy: you have my attention! I was born in Shiner in 19?? - still go there quite often. Brewery tour is a hoot. I recommend https://oldkasperhousetx.com/. My Mom went to Shiner high school with the owner. 110 v charging only there. Nearest SC is Flatonia. This was once a farming...

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