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    Details of Bow and Stern Lines for Kayak, Canoe, etc on the roof: Tow eye? Attached Hood Loop? Quick Hood Loop? Hitch? Attaching some other way?

    My second sea kayak trip used my new Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier. I will say the JayLow is much faster and easier to install and remove from the bars than any of my previous carriers. Unfortunately, they do not sit flat on the aero bar, but they do seem very secure. The only thing I miss from...
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    Details of Bow and Stern Lines for Kayak, Canoe, etc on the roof: Tow eye? Attached Hood Loop? Quick Hood Loop? Hitch? Attaching some other way?

    Definitely no other passengers. The passenger side seat needs to be moved forward. The rear seats obviously need to be folded down. Here is a picture from my Model Y test drive, where I test fitted the kayak. The white water kayak in question is a Wave Sport model Fuse 64, now out of...
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    Details of Bow and Stern Lines for Kayak, Canoe, etc on the roof: Tow eye? Attached Hood Loop? Quick Hood Loop? Hitch? Attaching some other way?

    Because of your post I kept some notes when I took my sea kayak to the ocean. I knew I was driving past multiple superchargers, so I wasn't worried about range, but I did precondition and bump my charge limit up to 85%. The round trip was 126 miles, and I still had 30% left when I got home. If...
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    Details of Bow and Stern Lines for Kayak, Canoe, etc on the roof: Tow eye? Attached Hood Loop? Quick Hood Loop? Hitch? Attaching some other way?

    I went out yesterday with just the folded J-Racks, no kayak. I was surprised how noisy the bare racks were.
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    Details of Bow and Stern Lines for Kayak, Canoe, etc on the roof: Tow eye? Attached Hood Loop? Quick Hood Loop? Hitch? Attaching some other way?

    I did my first dry run today, and took some pictures. First I took the cover off my hitch for the first time. It was reasonably easy using the tools I purchased when I purchased my SnapPlate. See this YouTube demo: Note that I did NOT trim the hitch cover or receiver. It came as shown from...
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    Camping in a Model Y

    I'm 6'3" as well. Did you ever remove the rear seat cushions, and did it help? My main questions concern the Napier Backroadz SUV tent: Can you open and close the Model Y rear hatch while connected to the tent? Do you think one person could setup and connect the tent, or is it really a two...
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    Latest Road Trip Success

    Is that the Sportz SUV Tent w Screen Room (Model 84000)? Are you putting an additional fly over the Model Y in the first picture, or did that come with the tent? Can you open and close the Model Y rear hatch while connected to the tent? Do you think one person could setup and tear down your...
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    Stopped Roof Rack Noise & Whistle

    Any experience reports from someone using the AeroGrips with Tesla crossbars? I do notice a slight whistle noise with my Tesla bars. Though only if the radio is off, and I am driving at highway speeds. So I am considering buying these AeroGrips. However, they look difficult to remove if I...
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    Details of Bow and Stern Lines for Kayak, Canoe, etc on the roof: Tow eye? Attached Hood Loop? Quick Hood Loop? Hitch? Attaching some other way?

    Preliminary report. Now that I have my MY, I better understand the comments by @smatthew and @Bill135 about just using the front locking loop. It certainly looks sturdy. However, my fear is that perhaps one time in a thousand something might go wrong and jamb the locking loop in the closed...
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    Supercharger details popup obscured by list of nearby superchargers. Workaround?

    Seems to be fixed in software version 2022.12.1. The popup now centers over the portion of the map that is not obscured by the supercharger list.
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    CNICK Tesla Ring wearers might be interested in this, especially if frustrated.

    The MY is still a new toy, still wearing temporary tags. I hope to own it for more than a decade. Spending a little time now learning how to use it well seems worth my time. Especially in this case, because in one week I probably wasted more time trying to open the car with the ring than I...
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    Supercharger details popup obscured by list of nearby superchargers. Workaround?

    How on software version 2022.8.3. Still seeing the same bug.
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    Will it hold my garbage cans? (I miss Wagons and SUVs, not liking CUVs.)

    I took my first trip to the dump this week with my new MY. The solution I somewhat reluctantly went with was to wash out my big garage trash cans thoroughly, line them with these bags from Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JVPJ634/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
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    CNICK Tesla Ring wearers might be interested in this, especially if frustrated.

    As a new MY owner, and a new CNICK Tesla Ring owner, I was thinking stupid user error when my ring always worked great at the inside console, but only usually worked on the door pillar. I started thinking I wasn't putting the ring in the right place on the door pillar. To find the sweet spot...
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    Using anything with NFC as a Tesla Key?

    I ended up returning the size 11 ring I thought I needed for a size 11.5. Today I drove around with my phone's Bluetooth turned off and the ring worked well. I wear it on my right hand's ring finger. For use I tend to slide it up near the joint, put the joint on the target, and tilt my...
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    Supercharger details popup obscured by list of nearby superchargers. Workaround?

    I believe that is the button I was pressing @Big Earl . Along the right of the map below the Satellite, Traffic, and Points of Interest buttons. When I press that icon the nearby Superchargers list does pop up, as well as displaying the Supercharger pins on the map. When I dismiss the nearby...
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    Supercharger details popup obscured by list of nearby superchargers. Workaround?

    I can scroll the map. However, regardless of where the Supercharger is located on the screen, the details popup centers itself on the navigation portion of the screen half obscured by the supercharger list.
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    Supercharger details popup obscured by list of nearby superchargers. Workaround?

    I just received my new MY LR currently running software 2022.8.2, aka V11 last week. Today sitting in my garage with the car at 80% charge, I was practicing with the navigation and planning a day trip. Navigation said I would arrive at my destination with 38% remaining, and the round trip would...
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    Payment method: Plaid vs direct draft

    FYI, The last page of your Tesla MVPA (Motor Vehicle Purchase Agreement), one of the documents you can review, has payment instructions. Including full details for Mailed Check and Wire Transfer options. I didn't really want to use Plaid, but the decision was taken from me. My credit union...
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    Out of state delivery to receive Model Y Built in Austin Texas

    I'm in NH, a state Tesla does not directly sell in. So instead I will "buy" my Tesla in NJ, a state that does not tax EV sales. At one point my Sales Rep told me that until the VIN is assigned, they could change which Tesla sales location would receive my car without additional charge. Though...
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    Details of Bow and Stern Lines for Kayak, Canoe, etc on the roof: Tow eye? Attached Hood Loop? Quick Hood Loop? Hitch? Attaching some other way?

    I plan to frequently haul sea kayaks, a white water kayak, or a canoe on a MYLR with a tow hitch and Tesla roof racks. I will always use bow and stern lines. This post is seeking information to help me decide where and how I am going to attach my bow and stern lines to the MYLR. My EDD is...
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    Delivery times of Tesla Model-Y (June-July orders)

    Since your signature says your EDD is 12/2022, you will probably get to console yourself that you are getting the February price. Not to mention a bunch of other newly added upgrades by then. I will be jealous if you get projector headlights. I originally told my wife that I wanted to put...
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    Using anything with NFC as a Tesla Key?

    I was thinking I might just RING it!
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    Delivery times of Tesla Model-Y (June-July orders)

    Yes I can! I just searched for rebates and found a website that will let me "Print Grocery Rebates!" For example I can save 50 cents on Windex, and the fine print does not disqualify Tesla owners!
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    Delivery times of Tesla Model-Y (June-July orders)

    I might have to stop reading the forums and EV news so I don't get jealous myself! Though I am very glad that I didn't take the December VIN. Mostly because I discovered a few days later that studded tires which fit the Gemini wheels were sold out in the USA for the season. With my steep icy...
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    Delivery times of Tesla Model-Y (June-July orders)

    Check out this thread. There is an aftermarket fix for the no data console ports. https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/6439814/ Though it may not give you Sonic.
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    Delivery times of Tesla Model-Y (June-July orders)

    Recap, I ordered in July. About an hour before Manchin killed Build Back Better, after being matched with a VIN, I convinced my SA to put my order on hold till Jan 1, instead of my taking an X-mas eve pickup. Since then I continued to not fill out the Trade-In portion of my paperwork. My EDD...
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    Using anything with NFC as a Tesla Key?

    Given that using Bluetooth as a key is not 100% reliable, I imagine that being able to simply tap the B-Pillar with your phone when Bluetooth doesn't work would occasionally be useful as a backup. I am considering only setting up the NFC option, not the Bluetooth option, so that I could just...
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    Using anything with NFC as a Tesla Key?

    I ordered a Model Y LR. Did you get all three rings from the same place? TeslaRing.com aka CNICK? What did you do with the 3 different rings? P.S. I need a size 11 ring.
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    Using anything with NFC as a Tesla Key?

    Do any of you routinely leave your phone in your car? I currently do when I go kayaking, but I haven't taken delivery of my Tesla yet. Once I receive my Tesla, I'm debating if I should setup passive unlocking or walk-away door locking with my phone. I've read the fine manual, but I still don't...
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    What’s your main reason for buying a MYLR or MYP

    Why BEV? Front loaded costs, lower running costs, hopefully higher long-term reliability, better safety, performance, environment. Why Tesla? Before I ordered, I tested my usual long trips with A Better Route Planner using the cars I was considering. I quickly concluded that only the...
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    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    I suspect this and the "Acceptable" rating by IIHS on the MY LR headlights will push Tesla to use the new headlights in the MY LR, if they haven't already started the cut over to the matrix headlights...
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    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    Since I am still waiting/postponing my MY LR delivery, I definitely hope this Drive Tesla Canada's report that "Tesla did make one other change to specs page, updating the image of the Model Y LR to have the newer matrix LED headlights." means the LR will be shipping with the Matrix headlights...
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    4680 Model Ys?

    According to Elon during the Q4 2021 call, they are CHIP constrained in 2022, but not CELL constrained, and not 4680 constrained. Of course the reason they don't feel 4680 constrained may be because they are not immediately switching all MY car production to 4680 cells. On the other hand, they...
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    4680 Model Ys?

    I agree with you that the MY 4680 and MY 2170 vehicles are likely to be extremely similar initially. Especially when it comes to range. However, I do think there is a good chance the MY 4680 will weigh a little less, which should improve payload and efficiency a little bit. Eventually, an...
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    EDD just says "September". What does it mean?

    Now showing: "Estimated Delivery: June 07 - July 05" Despite my still not having completed the Trade-In portion.
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    4680 Model Ys?

    If you bought a Model Y today shipped to Europe from China you would be getting the highest build quality Model Y currently available. The battery pack might actually be more repairable than the upcoming "structural" battery pack. Though reliable details about the new structural pack are...
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    EDD just says "September". What does it mean?

    You are right! Today mine is showing "September 2022," Before I think it was just "September." Definitely reassuring 😀 Of course, I don't want it too soon. I would prefer to get the 4680s, the new processor, the lithium 12 volt, not to mention waiting for the snow to melt since it is too...
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    EDD just says "September". What does it mean?

    Update: I just checked and my EDD is now September.
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    EDD just says "September". What does it mean?

    When I clicked the order button in July 2021 the EDD was November 2021. The date moved out, disappeared for awhile, then moved to September. The Saturday before X-mas it was showing September. The next day I was matched with a VIN which I declined. My SA put me on hold until January 1st...
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    Anyone use this Romex 6/3 cable during install?

    Unless the opposing attorney shows that you had KNOWLEDGE of the code violation. For now, most Tesla owners are at least perceived as having deeper pockets and better liability insurance than most electricians.
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    Anyone use this Romex 6/3 cable during install?

    I saw something similar for my Eaton 60 amp, then found my nearest HomeDepot had 2 in stock and grabbed one. It is a long shot, but check online searching individual stores within driving range. For example right now Home Depot "North Nashua #3484," in zipcode 03063 currently shows 13 of the...
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    Delivery times of Tesla Model-Y (June-July orders)

    The roller coaster continues. On Monday 12/20 after receiving an automated select your appointment reminder from Tesla, I asked my sales rep if I had been unmatched. He said he had, but that he would try again. When I looked later that afternoon my account showed On Hold until January 1st...
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    Delivery times of Tesla Model-Y (June-July orders)

    Yesterday I posted about my EDD currently being September. (I hope for BBB, Austin, and 4680s, so I never completed the Trade-In section.) Ironically, today I received the text message: My account now shows: I did NOT click the ACCEPT AND PROCEED button. Instead I immediately sent a text to...
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    Anyone use this Romex 6/3 cable during install?

    I had forgotten, but now I vaguely remember unwrapping BX back in the 1990's before switching to a hacksaw, and then buying my first rotary cutter. In an emergency, I could probably still eventually start a fire using a cord to make a bow like they taught me in the Boy Scouts. However, I...
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    Anyone use this Romex 6/3 cable during install?

    This post is to share my experience installing a Gen 3 Wall Connector using MC 6/2 cable in the United States. My install officially passed inspection yesterday. Though don't read too much into that; the inspection was rather superficial. I trust this forum to provide "constructive...
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    Delivery times of Tesla Model-Y (June-July orders)

    Yes. (Model Y LR, White, 19", +tow, +FSD -- Ordered July 29, 2021) Though I haven't completed the Trade-In portion of my order yet. I'm waiting on BBB, Austin, and 4680s before I "complete" my order. Initially I didn't think when I completed the order would make any difference, but now...
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    Cold weather charging: charge at arrival or before departing?

    I think your strategy is reasonable. However, I think that you are treating those "charge every now and then during the night" events as each nearly equivalent to the full initial charge after arriving home. Instead I think you should think in terms of "Full Cycle Equivalents," which are...
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    Cold weather charging: charge at arrival or before departing?

    Keeping the car plugged into power means the car does not have to draw down the battery to satisfy standby demands like sentry mode, keeping an internet connection live, etc. To some extent you can think of your battery has having a limited number of charge/discharge cycles. So limiting those...
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    Anyone use this Romex 6/3 cable during install?

    Thanks. The two videos I linked above disagree about whether the plastic bushings are required for MC. One video thinks they are only required for AC cable not MC cable as I recall. However, the electricians doing both videos personally always use them with MC cable! Since I am not an...

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