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  1. Shinteetah

    Can we request software updates?

    I just want to thank you all for sharing your information. I'm in this thread because my car's having serious trouble charging below 0F (battery cools, charging stops) and if I want to keep driving, I need the latest update which will warm the battery to charge in cold weather, but I'm still at...
  2. Shinteetah

    EVTripPlanner? Don't you die on me!

    Ah, thank you! I'd tried several machines and locations and so assumed it was more general. Thanks!
  3. Shinteetah

    EVTripPlanner? Don't you die on me!

    I did a quick search of the forum but couldn't find any comments.... EVTripPlanner.com has been down for a few days. Is it shuttered for good? Has anyone heard anything? I donated and asked about a mobile app, and he said he had some summer project ideas for the site, so I thought it would be...
  4. Shinteetah

    Supercharger - Little Rock, AR

    Selfishly hoping this happens in time to save me a 500-mile detour in May, running to TX. It would be the first major inconvenience in my cross-country rambles. Please, Hot Springs, let's do this!
  5. Shinteetah

    Indiana Tesla owners and future owners

    What are the odds? Saturday night I pulled off the interstate at Whiteland, IN, a small farm town and not exactly a bastion of alternative energy. I pulled into a gas station -- yep -- to drive through the attached Arby's. And what is in front of me but another Model S? Two Teslas, late at...
  6. Shinteetah

    How Does Autopilot Sense "Hands on Wheel"?

    I just arrived home after a 1300-mile run back, and I am pleased to report this thread greatly helped reduce my Autopilot nagging. :) I just had to move my grip about a half-inch up on the wheel, to add more weight to my hand (elbow resting on my leg). This was enough for the torque sensor...
  7. Shinteetah

    How Does Autopilot Sense "Hands on Wheel"?

    I'm not asking this question to get around the system. :) I'm asking because the system seems to ignore me. I frequently prop my arm on my knee and hold the steering wheel. This results in little weight/pressure on the wheel but I do have a full grip on it. When I use Autopilot -- which is a...
  8. Shinteetah

    Be honest: is SCing on a long trip annoying?

    My signature's a reference to a madcap parody tabletop RPG and occasional LARP, called Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja Educational Preparatory Super Elementary Fortress 555 (ADGNEPSEF555), which features among other things a sentai team of kids piloting oddly-named and color-coded craft which...
  9. Shinteetah

    Be honest: is SCing on a long trip annoying?

    I do a lot of long hauls. Drove 666 miles yesterday, for example. It's honestly part of why I wanted a Tesla. To be perfectly honest, yesterday's drive took me longer than it should have. I could have done it in 11 hours in an ICE, 13 or so in my Model S, per the planner. It took me about 15...
  10. Shinteetah

    How to Get Driving Data?

    Thanks, everyone! I did contact my Tesla service guy the same day I posted this, and he was able to verify that the car had been parked since my drop-off date. He could not pull GPS data from that day, as it was over a week in the past, so I don't know if it went touring before it was parked...
  11. Shinteetah

    How to Get Driving Data?

    Is it possible for a user, with Service help, to get data from the "black box"? I don't want to go into too much detail yet, but I have good reason to suspect a Ferris Bueller-style valet parking experience, only with greater effects than a mere odometer change. I have screencapped the car's...
  12. Shinteetah

    Average Annual Mileage

    A giant golden gear shift! Seriously, that's cool to hear. :)
  13. Shinteetah

    Average Annual Mileage

    Well, that's nice to hear! Particularly as I am, hm, less than stellar at remembering tire rotations, no matter what I drive.
  14. Shinteetah

    Average Annual Mileage

    Bad, bad new car owner! I am 120% overdue for my "annual" service (in 6 months of driving) and nearly 300% overdue for my tire rotation. Fortunately my warranty is unaffected by such negligence, and I'm now scheduled for pickup tomorrow. I got curious about an "annual or 12,500 miles" service...
  15. Shinteetah

    Got my Red protected with Opti-Coat....

    Sorry for the delay! I paid about $1100, which included a 10% discount for talking my friend into taking his car in too. :)
  16. Shinteetah

    Tesla moments

    Today I caught an Uber from my conference hotel to the Eastside Auto Spa where I'd left The Flying Squirrel for her Opti-Coat treatment. My driver had never heard of Tesla, but I explained it was electric, and he had a cousin who had a Volt. We talked comparisons on the drive. We pulled into...
  17. Shinteetah

    Got my Red protected with Opti-Coat....

    Posting because I asked here for advice a few months ago. I had a conference in Cincinnati this past weekend, so I dropped off The Flying Squirrel at Eastside Auto Spa for Opti-Coat Pro Plus treatment and took an Uber to my hotel. I picked her up today. GORGEOUS. As a bonus, I drove promptly...
  18. Shinteetah

    Color choice?

    I'm going to parrot everyone else -- get the color you want. My entire life I've driven white or black cars (one deep purple beater when I was 16). This was for very practical reasons and I felt very responsible and adult. When I ordered my Tesla Model S, I got it in "Why Hello Officer Red" (my...
  19. Shinteetah

    Brr! Parking in cold & battery life

    Well, I just found this in the owner's manual: And that, along with your helpful comments, set my mind at ease. Thanks, guys!
  20. Shinteetah

    Brr! Parking in cold & battery life

    It's single digits (F) here, and I'm about to leave my Model S for a week or so, not plugged in. How much battery am I likely to lose while I'm gone? Thanks, battery gurus!
  21. Shinteetah

    Tesla moments

    I've had several people walk right out in front of me (happened with the hybrid, too.) I haven't hit one yet, but that's more to my credit than theirs. It's not THAT hard to check before walking into a lane of traffic.
  22. Shinteetah

    Help me road trip near the Rockies

    I'm considering a long run along the SC corridor, but will need to break north around Missoula, MT and head to Calgary. I searched for threads here, but as charger availability seems to change frequently, I thought I'd ask anyway. PlugShare says there are some chargers along the route, but most...
  23. Shinteetah

    Road Trippin' & Planning - RV sites?

    Will check it out, thank you! Thanks! I'd missed this thread before. I really hope we can get a "camping mode" soon to keep climate control running while parked. I'm a trainer and frequently drive with dogs, and while a service dog in training can go most places, others can't, and one of the...
  24. Shinteetah

    Road Trippin' & Planning - RV sites?

    Hello, all! I'm three weeks into ownership and juuuust short of 3,000 miles. Also we've survived our first accident (rear-ended, no damage). Whew! Love the car. I'm done a couple of extended runs already, refueling at Superchargers, but I'm now planning longer trips which will require...
  25. Shinteetah

    FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

    I want to give a special shout-out to FlasherZ for this FAQ. It might have saved serious property damage or even a life. I live on a rural property, total electric, and our house is the only one on this power stub, or whatever you want to call it. We built about ten years ago, and there's...
  26. Shinteetah

    About to join the club! Best protection?

    Oh, cool! Enjoy! :D - - - Updated - - - Hate to disappoint, and that's a nice track, but it's far geekier. :) The parody RPG called ADGNEPSEF555 (Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja Educational Preparatory Super Elementary Fortress 555) includes a sentai team which comes together to form the...
  27. Shinteetah

    About to join the club! Best protection?

    I blogged about getting the Tesla Model S, and why. http://lauravanarendonkbaugh.com/news-i-have-a-tesla/ I don't quite understand the "blogs" here, and I doubt I need to explain to TMC members how I reasoned a Tesla, so I'm just posting the link. May be interesting to some. :)
  28. Shinteetah

    Tesla moments

    As I heard it, the Indianapolis lease fell through at the last minute, though I don't remember the reason given. So at least the promise was made when they thought they had a location. The net result though is of course the same.
  29. Shinteetah

    Tesla moments

    Yep, Cincy! Our IN service center is coming, they promise....
  30. Shinteetah

    Tesla moments

    Okay, reading TMC had suggested that I should be ready for some attention, but I really had no idea. I picked up the car today. My mother-in-law, not familiar with Tesla, had driven us (service center is in Ohio), and so I put her in the driver's seat for the orientation, as I'd been through...
  31. Shinteetah

    About to join the club! Best protection?

    Picked it up today. Grinning stupidly.
  32. Shinteetah

    About to join the club! Best protection?

    Thanks for the additional input, Roadrunner!
  33. Shinteetah

    About to join the club! Best protection?

    Delivery is Saturday. That's three days. Not that I'm excited or anything.... :biggrin:
  34. Shinteetah

    Model S: Clever Vanity Plates

    I didn't mention the ACLU or sides in my post, so I'm not sure why you thought I didn't read that entire article in particular or any other. You will note I specifically called out phony SJWs, those who make a lot of noise to address non-existent issues with unhelpful solutions; "liberal nanny...
  35. Shinteetah

    Model S: Clever Vanity Plates

    No more vanity plates in the state of Indiana, due to political correctness. Because apparently if someone personalizes a license plate, that becomes government speech and implies state endorsement. I would have thought it obvious that vanity plates are not official state policy documents, a...
  36. Shinteetah

    Washing my Model S - First Time

    Thanks for the info, everyone! I'm fairly new to this high-end take-care-of-the-paint kind of car ownership and I hope you'll forgive my newb questions. I know myself and my habits, and I am not going to bathe my car weekly as many here do, nor am I going to wax/seal regularly, and an automatic...
  37. Shinteetah

    Am I going to regret leaving off the air suspension option?

    Thanks for chiming in. My single biggest hesitation (aside from the obvious cost) to getting a Tesla was the clearance question. As I said in my first post, I live in a rural area and have a 1/3 mile gravel driveway off the road. Locals plow our roads, but not to super-clean standards. The Smart...
  38. Shinteetah

    FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

    Thank you for the FAQ and subsequent commentary! It helped me with my own planning. I think I'll go with the HPWC and keep the UMC for travel, as I'll likely be charging away often.
  39. Shinteetah

    About to join the club! Best protection?

    I'm glad you asked! I haven't gotten to run down a feature list with anyone yet! Model S 85D, panoramic roof, grey interior with Next Gen seats, glossy obeche (I would have preferred matte but I'm getting an inventory car), black headliner, Autopilot, Smart Air, the subzero package (heated...
  40. Shinteetah

    Supercharger - Louisville, KY

    Tesla employee told me yesterday that Louisville is coming in January 2016. So, very soon. /fingers crossed/
  41. Shinteetah

    Glove box organizer

    Sounds like a legitimate excuse -- I mean, errand requiring some extra test driving of new Model S. :)
  42. Shinteetah

    About to join the club! Best protection?

    Hello, TMC! After years of ogling and dreaming, I have finally taken the plunge and anticipate delivery before Christmas. WOOT. I have always necessarily driven SUVs -- current car is a Highlander hybrid, which is great actually -- and am anxious to see if the Model S is as good in snow as...

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