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  1. jamtek

    The beginning of Another Airstream Adventure!

    The energy app on the big display does clearly take into account that you are towing and using more energy than normal and displays a "projected range" number in a box on the right side of that screen based on energy use during the past 15-30 miles. Unfortunately though, the binnacle battery...
  2. jamtek

    The beginning of Another Airstream Adventure!

    Thank you for the kind words! I was inspired by several giants on this forum and look forward to contributing as much as I can to the Model X towing knowledge base already established by @JimVandegriff and @ohmman :) On my 400 mile maiden voyage along the northeast coast I averaged about 570...
  3. jamtek

    The beginning of Another Airstream Adventure!

    OK...here you go..
  4. jamtek

    The beginning of Another Airstream Adventure!

    Thanks Jim! I am in very good company! :D And, thanks for the inspiration! Jury is still out on the Shocker Hitch--it is beautifully made and extremely heavy duty but the jury is still out in my mind. More details to follow as soon as I put it through some more tests. I'm working with the...
  5. jamtek

    The beginning of Another Airstream Adventure!

    Well following in the footsteps of many on this forum, I've joined the Model X/Airstream Adventure Club :) My new Airstream Sport 22FB Bambi came in this week and I picked it up in New Jersey. My dealer was Colonial Airstream in Lakewood, NJ and I have nothing but high praise for the job they...
  6. jamtek

    Road trip w/ trailer - Toronto, Wyoming (off road), Utah, Toronto

    Very cool trailer! Looking forward to following this thread!
  7. jamtek

    Model X towing: ball hitch offset

    @Padelford I think you ask a legitimate question and have a legitimate concern. I have tried to delve into this myself. I have asked this very question to Tesla engineering but am still waiting for a response from them. The offset limit may be relevant to acceptable force loads placed on the...
  8. jamtek

    Draw-Tite Aftermarket Receiver Package

    Very interesting! My factory hitch was installed by the Boston SC (Watertown, MA) in April. The part numbers used are as follows: TRAILER HITCH - NA (1027581-00-D) TRAILER HITCH ADAPTER - NA (1027582-00-A)
  9. jamtek

    Draw-Tite Aftermarket Receiver Package

    The Draw-Tite is definitely lower. The stock Bosal receiver opening is just a bit under 3/4 inch below the fascia lip edge. By my eye 11/16" below the lip to be more exact.
  10. jamtek

    Draw-Tite Aftermarket Receiver Package

    Here you go @ohmman ...
  11. jamtek

    Draw-Tite Aftermarket Receiver Package

    Looks great @ohmman ! Very clean install. Looking forward to seeing the Airstream hooked up to it!
  12. jamtek

    Bosal Hitch Adapter Loosening

    I appreciate hearing your experiences @ohmman. I will definitely keep the group posted with what I learn. I have a few inquiries pending with some industry experts so I'm anxious to hear their views on this. My paramount concern is safety. Second I want to make sure the chassis, structural...
  13. jamtek

    Bosal Hitch Adapter Loosening

    Acknowledged. But the Airstream Sport 22 weighs about 3600 lbs with LP and batteries loaded. It has a GVWR of 4500 lbs so fully loaded with gear it will still be almost 1000 lbs lighter than a Model X. That is significantly lower than a 1:1 ratio. Most of the things I read say using a weight...
  14. jamtek

    Bosal Hitch Adapter Loosening

    In my mind this really begs the question, "Is it even necessary to use a weight distribution system with the Model X factory tow hitch installed?" The Model X is a heavy vehicle, weighing about 5300 lbs and a GVWR of about 6700 lbs. As long as the tongue weight and tow capacity of 5000 lbs is...
  15. jamtek

    Towing...actually Airstreaming...with a Model X

    Yes...just looked up the Draw-tite install instructions for the Model X and seems well-engineered and straight forward. I intend to gather as much data as possible on different hitch systems and I intend to share any useful info with the group. Enjoy every minute of your Airstream...
  16. jamtek

    Towing...actually Airstreaming...with a Model X

    I just read your post detailing your hypothesis on the root cause of the stock Bosal hitch adapter loosening. Do you think an articulating antisway hitch like the Hensley is a better way to go? Probably not enough data at this point but I wonder.
  17. jamtek

    Towing...actually Airstreaming...with a Model X

    Well standing on the shoulders of giants... @JimVandegriff , @ohmman and others... I've decided to pull the trigger on a 2018 Airstream Bambi Sport 22. I've really enjoyed reading all the Model X/Airstream posts to date, and I so thoroughly enjoy road trips with my Model X that I want to take it...
  18. jamtek

    "Nikola" - Our Project Loveday Entry

    Love it! Really clever :)
  19. jamtek

    Confirmation - you can add accessory or towing package after delivery

    Essentially $1250 plus local tax...this is the actual service invoice ^
  20. jamtek

    Confirmation - you can add accessory or towing package after delivery

    I can also confirm that the tow hitch can be added after delivery on the Model X. Mine was added today at the Boston (Watertown) SC. They did a great job, as usual, and I believe it was the first add on hitch they have done. Again, 5-star service experience. Tesla service continues to be the...
  21. jamtek

    Charging along east coast trip to Washington,DC

    The Mandarin Oriental in DC has a destination charger (Tesla HPWC) and they will leave you hooked up all night so you have a full charge in the morning. Great place to stay and excellent location in the city if you are looking for good accommodations in DC. Great staff and beautiful rooms.
  22. jamtek

    New Model X Cubby Drawer...Outstanding!

    Just send a PM to member name "norm" and ask him to make you one. (Click on his name for his profile)
  23. jamtek

    New Model X Cubby Drawer...Outstanding!

    Once in awhile you are blown away by some little surprise, or something that wildly exceeds your expectations. I just had to give a shout out to Norm, who is a TMC member, who started producing handmade cubby drawers for the Model S. I ordered one for my Model X and it arrived today. Quite...
  24. jamtek

    Tesla Chrome Trim Quality Failure

    Mine is perfect.
  25. jamtek

    Model Y - let the Photoshopping begin

    I'm not sure where this notion comes from...I LOVE the falcon wing doors on my Model X! And these were a big reason why I chose the X over competing SUVs. I think the FWDs are an essential element of the uniqueness of the X. I haven't had any problems at all with them. In fact, quite the...
  26. jamtek

    FW doors rubbing through paint

    Yes, I am seeing something similar. I was thinking of putting little "circles" of Xpel film at these locations to protect the finish from further wear. The good news is that our Model X door frames are made of aluminum so we don't have to worry about rust starting here!
  27. jamtek

    Best product for removing tree sap/bugs?

    And btw, here's a pic of my Model X yesterday after an ONR "wash" ...to get all the salt, sand, and crud off after a 600 mile drive up the coast through that Nor' Easter storm last week...
  28. jamtek

    Best product for removing tree sap/bugs?

    I like Optimum No Rinse (ONR)...the best product I have found to date for washing the exterior of any car. Follow the directions EXACTLY on the bottle and use first quality, clean microfiber towels to apply. I use the 8 oz/gal of water ratio for removing bugs and sap with a plush microfiber...
  29. jamtek

    Model X 90D Deep Blue Metallic 17K miles $90K

    Private conversation message sent. Please PM me.
  30. jamtek

    LTE Upgrade, Did YOU Do It?

    I did the LTE upgrade about three months ago and it is still working great! Definitely noticeable map loading improvement and Slacker functionality. I swear the audio sounds better too. Maybe the car even drives faster?? All kidding aside well worth the $500 IMHO.
  31. jamtek

    Boston Parking?

    Hi All...I know this has been covered in the past but I need an update lol. How does it work when parking/charging at the Lenox when you're not staying there? Do you call ahead and reserve and pay over the phone via CC, do you just drive up and see if it's available and pay the valet, or what...
  32. jamtek

    LTE Upgrade from Dedham-MA SC done; Works well!

    Had it done myself at Watertown about a week ago. Works great and I always seem to have at least three bars throughout southern NH. This signal strength was rare with the old 3G where I live in NH. Everything updates faster...nav, Slacker, etc. Definitely worth it, IMO. I was told the upgrade...
  33. jamtek

    Look what I saw at the NH Hooksett Supercharger! #Drivefree

    Stopped by the Southbound Hooksett Supercharger on the way home from work today and saw this... Very cool! #Drivefree
  34. jamtek

    Supercharger - Hooksett NH Rest Areas

    Stopped by this morning on my way to Concord. Still not active.
  35. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    Ahh got it. Did not know a dedicated transformer was typical. I'm passing by again on my way to work tomorrow so I'll see what I can see on that score. BTW, all of you will be happy to know that on my way home tonight I stopped by the Southbound side and they had big lights on over the...
  36. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    Not sure what you mean exactly, as all I saw related to visible infrastructure were the electrical cabinets pictured. I did notice an asphalt section to the left of the pictured cabinets that seemed to be an area with two reserved parking spaces. I speculate this area may be for a CHAdeMO...
  37. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    Hooksett, NH Supercharger Update! 12/16/14 Pics from the Northbound side taken today...almost ready...
  38. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    On my way home tonight I stopped by the Southbound Hooksett rest area. Its construction overall is lagging a bit behind the northbound side. I did manage to snap a few pics though. The weather was getting so bad I had to make it a pretty quick visit... On the Southbound sides the materials...
  39. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    UPDATE: Hooksett, NH Superchargers Stopped at the Northbound Hooksett service area today, on my way to work, in the midst of a Nor'easter...figured I'd snap a few pics to update everybody... Looks like six SC stations are planned... The location of the SC spots is on the southeast side...
  40. jamtek

    Supercharger - Hooksett NH Rest Areas

    I can confirm!!! Saw rectangular wooden "crates" on the Northbound side. There seemed to be a lot of construction guys huddled around them. I think it is indeed happening.
  41. jamtek

    Fog lights thoughts?

    Recommended. They work well at cutting the New England fog.
  42. jamtek

    Cadillac ELR-V High Performance Version Coming in 2015???

    Agreed. Have to admit I saw a current ELR on the showroom floor of my local Cadillac dealer and it was beautiful. Fit and finish was superb. It looked like a piece of jewelry siting there. But, looks are one thing and performance is another. Still love my Model S best! As an aside the dealer...
  43. jamtek

    Coast-to-Coast Model S to go to Lars Anderson Museum

    Wow...this is fantastic. Bravo.
  44. jamtek

    Cadillac ELR-V High Performance Version Coming in 2015???

    Just read that Cadillac is testing a "high-performance" version of their ELR...maybe the 2015 ELR "V" ??? Check it out... http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/05/cadillac-possibly-developing-higher-performance-elr/ Spy pics here...
  45. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    Originally scheduled to be completed April 2015.
  46. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    I think the developers are planning on it. The proof will be in the pudding, however. I do believe it is a perfect Supercharger location for northern New England. And when I drive to Montreal from Boston I drive right past this spot :)
  47. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    UPDATE: Announced this week, construction at the new rest area project in Hooksett, NH is 8 weeks AHEAD of schedule. Still no sign of Tesla Supercharger crates on site however :( I'll keep watching and report back :)
  48. jamtek

    Calculating 0-60 mph time for an electric vehicle

    Giving this some "real life" perspective... Current Formula 1 race cars: 0-60... 2.1-2.7 sec Ferrari Enzo (basically a street legal F1 race car--cost > $1M if you can find one for sale): 0-60... 3.1 sec So, a dual motor Model S 0-60... 3.2 sec? OMG---all I can say is WOW. And, I...
  49. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    The overall redevelopment of the Hooksett NH Welcome Center is a private/public partnership. See link below for details... http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/news/2013/pr-2013-10-24-hooksett-welcome-centers.htm You can see the site layout renderings here...
  50. jamtek

    New New England Supercharger Locations

    I consider this great news! I'm impressed at how fast the new buildings are going up. They have been working in the cold, snow etc. I know there is significant private funding going into this so they have a lot to gain by keeping things moving at a brisk pace.

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