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  1. L

    Road trip with the Thule Cargo Hitch Box (Transporter Combi)

    Hi All, I wanted to document a recent 2,200 mile road trip with my Thule hitch-mounted cargo box for anyone who is interested. Notes: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD with 18" Aero wheels. 5.8% battery degredation. Roughly 70 kWh usable at 100% SoC. Stealth Hitches hitch with trailer package...
  2. J

    Bay Area -> SB Road Trip

    Hi folks, Taking a staycation road trip this week with the family. I was wondering if anyone has any good routes and/or recommendations on how to get down there. - Dec 2018 75D Model X - will be traveling with wife + two kids under 5 so 1-2 breaks should be fine, if not better for the kids to...
  3. L

    Planning a trip from Toronto to Vancouver in Model 3 SR+

    Hey all, Me and my wife are moving to Vancouver next month and we have decided to drive since we have two dogs and we have always wanted to do a cross country road trip. (We actually thought about selling the Model 3 and buy a gas car for the trip, but we only got the Tesla in December last year...
  4. MrWattson

    My First Road Trip (MY LR)

    Picked up my MY Long Range in November had my first road trip this weekend. We had go head from Central NJ to Baltimore so not a particularly long trip but longer than my other COVID-era Philadelphia trips, which I can do roundtrip without a Supercharger visit. Being my first trip (and to...
  5. intrepidtoo

    Ultimate EV Road Trip - Circumnavigating North America

    In response to a recent question on Quora about the inconvenience of charging on a roadtrip, I posted this response. As it seemed to elicit a favourable response I thought I would share it here, particularly as prior to my trip TMC members provided some very supportive and reassuring advice...
  6. W

    Peak Time Alps Road Trip - Charger queues?

    We are (hopefully) travelling to the Alps in the Easter holidays next April and I'm perfectly happy to road trip in the M3, my concern is that it's a busy day for travelling to the Alps and if there are queues for the chargers on our 4/5 charging stops, then it's going to be a very long journey...
  7. O

    Over inflate for better milage on road trips?

    I am considering over inflating tires to 50lbs for an upcoming road trip from Austin to Denver. First, is there an advantage and will it get me better milage? Second, anyone done this road trip and had any issues with range etc? This will be my first long trip in the model 3.
  8. dauger

    5252-mile Road Trip through the Pacific Northwest

    Hello my TMC friends, I am very happy to share how I took my family of four on a 20-day 5252-mile road trip entirely using my S this summer: Tesla Model S - Pacific Northwest Road Trip Our travels through the Pacific Northwest took us to see National Parks, beautiful sites, and scenic byways...
  9. BBQSean

    1000mi Road Trip Tire Advice

    We're planning a 1000mi road trip from PNW to Central US (Link to Route) with a Mid '18 Model X100D and Late '18 M3P about first week of October. Seeing as we're getting into Fall weather, we're trying to decide which tires to put on the M3P. The X we'll take with the all-seasons + chains in...
  10. lestager

    Cross Canada Road Trip - BC to Quebec & Back

    Hey All! I finally got around to completing the video from all our footage this summer. We drove from Kelowna, to Quebec City and Back in 18 days. Driving across Canada had long been in the back of our minds, but it took purchasing a Tesla followed by a global pandemic to get us there. Being...
  11. Gwgan

    Maine Scenic Drive convoy

    My plans for the Katahdin Scenic Byway Rally October 2021 with dinner and a meetup is still on the calendar for October 2021 (you might want to look at reservations now if you want to make a weekend of it) BUT… is anyone interested in a simple physically-distanced convoy along a more southern...
  12. Techno-phile

    Driving round Australia on Route 1

    Since we could not travel to Europe this winter, we decided to drive Route 1 round Australia from Perth, and packed our S100D for a leisurely 8 week trip with a maximum of about 500kms per day (so minimal day charging), and lots of eco-resorts. Initially we were only given 48 hours to transit...
  13. mionske

    Colorado to Delaware Cross Country Road Trip Suggestions

    Planning on taking off early next week with my girlfriend and our dog in my Model Y. We are planning on taking I-70 all the way back east. I've worked out some rough trip plans with A Better Roundplanner, but was interested to see if anybody had any personal experiences making this trip that...
  14. Lee K.

    Road Trip Range with Bike or Cargo Rack

    Sorry if this is redundant. A search did not find any similar threads. We are taking our first real road trip in our 2019 Model X. We are considering a Cargo Tray Hitch Rack or a Hitch Bike Rack with 2 bikes. Both would be under the recommended 120lb max weight. Has anybody kept track of...
  15. rossfboyle

    Round Trip Cross Country Camping Road Trip

    Hi, friends— My wife and I began doing a lot of research at the beginning of Covid-19 about taking a road trip with our M3 SR+. We thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do a round trip cross country road trip knowing that all we need is an internet/hotspot to keep up with work. We...
  16. antdun

    Video series with all the details of our nearly 6,000 mile road trip with a young family

    Today I published the last video from our Tesla road trip series going to Orlando Florida from Salt Lake City Utah with my young family with three girls ages 2, 3, and 5. Here's the link to check out the entire playlist of videos if you're interested in checking it out Our 5,883 Mile Tesla...
  17. surfaholic

    Long Road Trip Advice - Ottawa, Canada to Naples, FL

    Always second guess the route the car gives on the fly. It will not always give the best option. One time it had me going the longer way around to a supercharger at a further exit. It clearly looked faster to take the approaching exit, so I just went for it. I was correct, and shaved off any...
  18. univ

    Model S roadtrip: From Germany to Israel and Jordan

    Note: I posted this roadtrip diary to the German Tesla forum TFF originally in May 2018 in German language but since I still "owe" a few people an English version I'm now finally taking the time to translate it into English and post it here on TMC in January 2020 as well. :) Hi TMC! After my...
  19. J

    How did I ever do a road trip before the Model 3?

    My fiancé and I just got back a couple days ago from our Christmas road trip: 1,400 miles to, from, and all around the state of Ohio. I picked up my M3 SR+ exactly 7 days before we were due to depart, and I was thrilled to take my dream car on this trip. I put together a few thoughts for folks...
  20. J

    Safe to charge SR+ to 100% and sit overnight before roadtrip?

    Hi all—I pick up my SR+ in a week and then I’ll be taking it on a 900 mi r/t road trip for the holidays. I usually don’t look forward to the drive but this year, there is no place I’d rather be than the driver’s seat of my new Model 3! Question for the group: I know you aren’t supposed to...
  21. jkirkwood001

    3 country, 7,800 mile road trip in 15 days - SAFELY. Range anxiety, oh no! (yawn)

    (©2019 photos are copyright) I recently completed a 7,800 mile (12,500 KM) road trip from Eastern Canada, to Mexico, up to California, and home to Ottawa, ON. I haven't heard of many trips like that so thought I'd post - enjoy! I didn't record a blog for this trip, so I'll just add some notes...
  22. J

    My North Coast 500 summary

    We’re now back to Edinburgh after having driven the entirety of the NC500 (plus the miles from Edinburgh to Inverness) in our Model 3 SR+ and, as promised, here is my write up of the journey… (long read) Our plan was to do the trip over 5 days, stopping for the night once on the east coast...
  23. J

    Winter Road Trip with dogs?

    Has anyone done a significant road trip in the middle of Winter? With dogs? For the lunch stop with warmer temperatures, I would try to find a "dog friendly" restaurant, which translates into one with a patio. In the winter it would be too cold to sit on a patio. Unless you have a service...
  24. G

    My Tesla Adventure

    A couple weeks ago I bought my first ever car, a Model 3. After 6 years of waiting and saving, I decided to immediately take off on a road trip around North America. The car is driving like a dream so far, I'm now 13 days (and over 7,000km) in to my adventure. I'd love to hear recommendations...
  25. srs5694

    EV Road Trip: Stopping-Time Poll

    Several recent threads have made me curious about peoples' road-trip habits. The question: Given enough EV range or a fast enough charging time, how much time would you spend stopped on a long road trip -- say, something that involves ten hours of driving (actual on-the-road, wheels-spinning...
  26. E

    Just completed a Canadian road trip on my Model 3 RWD+. 2500klms

    It is doable. Ottawa Ontario to Sackville NB and back. It was a bit tight on the stretch between Edmundston and Fredericton (the range is about 300klms and there are no superchargers in between). Apart from a software bug causing the monitor to flicker (which went away after the update)...
  27. grayguy

    Cooler for Model S Trunk Well or Frunk

    Looking for the cooler with the best fit for either the trunk storage well in the back, or the frunk in the front of a 2017 Model S. The ideal cooler would have the following: Utilize as much of the space as possible for maximum storage and/or insulation. Have high quality thermal insulation to...
  28. intrepidtoo

    Driving To Alaska

    As the next stage of our Round North America road trip in an S85D, we are heading from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island by ferry to Prince Rupert and then via the Cassiar-Stewart Highway and the Alcan Highway through Whitehorse to Fairbanks and down to Anchorage. If anyone has any experience of...
  29. J

    List of Unique Supercharging Stations?

    We are moving from NJ to CA next month and driving our Model 3 out there.... with 3 kids (i know- crazy!). In addition to mapping out our route on ABetterRoutePlanner - I was trying to find a list of unique Superchargers, or ones with amazing views/nature trails/etc nearby. Anyone know if...
  30. ammulder

    4 kids: Minivan -> X...?

    So it's like this. We got a Model 3 to replace my old sedan. The "family car" is an Odyssey minivan. It's taken less than a week for my wife and I to repeatedly say to each other, "if only the Tesla could fit six..." Our main concern is that we take 1-2 road trips a year to spend 1-2 weeks...
  31. K

    Charging...

    OK, As I get into "Road Trip" season, and I sit here looking at ABRP, I come to a question I'm heading from Queens to Utica NY later this summer. IF I charge to 100% at home (call it 'Road Trip Mode') in theory, I can make Utica with 17% battery non stop. If I leave with 90%, I have to make...
  32. billionaiire

    EXPERIENCE: 2400 miles trip Model 3 SR Plus

    In the first week of April, I bought a Model 3 in white, rear wheel drive with 18 inch wheels, Partial Premium interior, standard range plus (240 miles EPA rated range), and Autopilot. I want to share some experiences as I am living them in our first ever one way trip to Reno, NV from...
  33. Spudford

    Ice storm story

    This story is a few months old already, but after telling it at a party this afternoon, it occurred to me that it is worth sharing. I took delivery of my Model 3 AWD in early November, and the day after Thanksgiving, I took off on my first road trip from Pensacola. My first objective was to see...
  34. Eevee

    Your Best Tesla Road Trip Advice?

    A month and a half ago I bought a used Model S. Over the holidays I flew to visit my sister. While I was there I got a bit frustrated with my ICE rental car and thought, "Why didn't I just drive instead of fly?" So now I'm thinking about what road trips I want to take with my Tesla. My normal...
  35. T

    Trip Report: Tysons VA to Ft Lauderdale FL and back

    AWD-LongRange-Aero Day1: Charged to 100% at home (50F) Drove 230 miles, (~50F) (Climate ON at 70F) Rocky Mount NC (Supercharger) - Arrived at 14%, Charged to 80%. Drove 180 miles, (~55F) (Climate ON at 70F) Florence SC (Supercharger) -...
  36. dauger

    4647-mile Road Trip through the American West

    Hello my TMC friends, I am very excited to share how I took my family on a 20-day 4647-mile road trip entirely using my S this summer: Tesla Model S - "American West" Road Trip Starting from California, we traveled through 10 western states to see National Parks and beautiful sites including...
  37. BLKMDL3

    1100 miles in one day?

    Hello all, I have a dillema. I have 4-5 days for a road trip next week and I ma taking my Model 3 to Yellowstone. But I want to do the drive in one day. I would leave LA at around 5:30AM and make it there around 9:30PM. But is it reasonable to do that? I would rather have more time in the park...
  38. BLKMDL3

    The BUGS! AAARGH!

    For some strange reason, my car's favorite food is bugs. He loves to just munch them up traveling to Kettleman City and around. He for some odd reason attracts more dead bugs than any other car I've had, even my Model X. Every time we go places in my car it gets splattered with bugs. Overall...
  39. BLKMDL3

    Four Corners Monument

    Hello everyone. My beautiful Model 3 and I are driving to Moab Utah, but I want it to go to two additional states (NM, CO) So I will be detouring to the four corners monument. I have two options 1. Stay at Moenkopi Legacy Inn (Destination Charger) then go next day to four corners- 220 miles...
  40. mainecoon

    San Francisco Tesla Club Meet Up #3

    Hi Everyone, hope you guys are having a good summer. Are you guys interested in getting together soon for another ride? I'd like to put together another meet up before the end of summer. My original thought was the Napa Valley region and tour some wineries, however, it is unfortunate there's a...
  41. BLKMDL3

    Road Trip Fellas!

    Hello, Right now I am in the planning stages of a road trip with my Model 3. We have about 4 days in total. We want to go to Bryce/Zion or somewhere else. Does anyone have any advice on taking the trip/ or any suggestions on where we should and shouldn’t go. Thinking we go to Bryce first (stay...
  42. aikisteve

    Driving down one of the steepest roads in Norway

    Going down Stalheimskleiva, near Gudvangen. This is one of the steepest roads in Norway, with an 18% downgrade and dropping 218m!
  43. aikisteve

    Video of our 2018 family road trip to Norway

    First part of our 2018 #Tesla family road trip to and through Norway. This part takes us from home to the natural beauty of Preikestolen. Stay tuned (and subscribe to the channel ;-)) for the rest of the series with even more natural beauty.
  44. Whisky

    One Year Anniversary Thoughts on my Model X75D Configuration--Recommendations for new buyers

    Lots of stress went into my final configuration. When I ordered my car in April of 2017, my wife was pregnant with twins and we were moving into a new place (eventually). Lots was “up in the air.” I wanted to go with the 100D, but as Nicole made the great point that with twin babies, we were...
  45. Sprandt23

    Road Trip coming up - STL to Orlando - SC tips

    So as the title suggests, getting ready to embark on a road trip with my two daughters from St. Louis to Orlando. I've done a pretty lengthy trip already when I first got the car (Phoenix to STL) so familiar with the process. I was just looking for any tips or advice on the SCs I will hit...
  46. BLKMDL3

    Drive Space X-Kettleman City

    Hello Everybody, We are taking a road trip to Kettleman City from LA on Sunday, May 6! We meet at Space X SC at 8:45AM and leaving for Kettleman City. I will bring snacks and my chrome deleted Model 3 and maybe my Model X. I also have squeezes like at the gas station for bugs off windshield if...
  47. BLKMDL3

    Model 3 Rally to Kettleman City: Everyone Invited!

    Anyone want to do an organized drive from LA to Kettleman City or somewhere else? Did one last weekend and it was amazing. Left at noon, was home by 7. I think would be fun with multiple 3's and maybe an X or S or even non-owners who want to feel what a long distance drive is like. Rally up...
  48. Vawlkus

    Planning a road trip, looking for input

    I was gonna post this in the NS club, but I think I need a more broad outlook. I’m planning a road trip from Halifax NS to the Tesla service center in Montreal PQ. Lacking the supercharger network, I’m gonna have to rely on DCFCs to power this little trip. With that in mind, I’m looking for...
  49. 510Red

    Personal safety while charging

    As a woman, I have to consider my personal safety when traveling. If I am alone in an ICE vehicle and facing a threat, I can start the vehicle and drive away or use it as a weapon. If there were a threat while charging my Tesla at a Supercharger, it would be unsafe for me to get out of the Tesla...
  50. WannabeOwner

    You You Xue - Model-3 UK Roadtrip

    In case not everyone knows? You You Xue took his M3 on a road trip across USA kindly showing it to people, and giving rides etc. That must have been a small "taster" project, because he is now shipping the car across the Pond to do a tour of Europe :cool: Dates have seemed to be a bit fluid...

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