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#506 Electric Blue - Newport Beach, CA [SOLD]

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by pharma5, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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  2. Ocelot

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    That is so tempting. If only car seats could go in the front.
     
  3. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    i think one of the cars listed in the past month mentioned a retrofitted switch for turning off the passenger airbag to allow use of a car seat... someone else may be able to help.

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    got it - this one mentions an aftermarket mod that may interest you..."Airbag Shutoff (aftermarket) - child-seat friendly!":
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/12018-Last-chance-at-2011-Roadster-2-5-1196-Thunder-Gray-19K-miles-75K-Denver-CO

    I don't have any details on the mod, but if you post a message in the Roadster forum I am certain you can get the info.:smile:
     
  4. Ocelot

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    Thanks pharma! Now to run it by the wife..any links for that?
    :biggrin:
     
  5. jbadger

    jbadger Roadster #506

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    I put a deposit on this car, and should be picking up tomorrow. Drove over four hundred miles from San Jose, hope to bring another roadster into the bay area.

    Are there any specific things I should look at tomorrow before purchasing?

    Thanks
     
  6. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    Check the ideal miles shown for a full standard mode charge... usually close to 190 on a new pack. Guessing 172 on this one :confused:based on the one pic.

    Check for paint dings up front, as a low fast car with lots of miles...didn't see paint armor on the sticker. (Ask all the usual car questions about anything repaired/replaced, date of last service, warranty status).
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    Thank you pharma5.

    Any tips on how to drive it back to San Jose?
     
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  9. pharma5

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    Suppose you are on the road now? Agree with PDude... slower = more range! You may be able to do this with one stop if you head out with a full Range mode charge and do the same for your pit stop.

    Charging locations can be found on Plugshare, Recargo, and other sites. I believe there are some roadster HPC's deployed in CA(?) but don't have the info handy... possibly stop in on a fellow CA roadster owner for a few hours.

    Range vs. speed is handled on this blog, which shows idealized Range mode charge on Model S as well as Roadster:wink::
    http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/model-s-efficiency-and-range

    Range vs. Speed - Roadster & Model S.jpg
     
  10. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    HERE is a chart I made that starts with that green range vs speed line from Tesla, and shows how HVAC affects range at various speeds.
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Tesla Highway (look for the blue pins): Tesla Highway - Google Maps

    You're going to have an easier time on the 101, because you have the 70amp charging stations at Rabobanks along the way. But you WILL need a J1772 adapter for that. Most of the Rabobank charging stations have been converted.

    If you take the 5, you have a 70amp charging station at Harris Ranch. I've done both - using campgrounds to make up the diff.

    Heading north, you'll want to stop at Castaic RV Park. There are some hotels within walking distance (check google maps for more info on that). That will give you enough to get to Harris Ranch. The 70amp charger is at the Shell station. If they don't have the key inside, the security guard should be able to unlock it for you. Next stop would be French Camp RV park near Manteca.
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    Bonnie, thank you so much. I didn't end up completing the sale today, should finish tomorrow or monday, and this is a great help. I downloaded the PlugShare app and see them on the map.

    Very excited to get this baby home.
     
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    Chad and Pharma, good stuff! Thanks guys.
     
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    Chad, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article. Especially the part about going up hill since the grapevine is one very steep hill. Good to know the regen system should recoup a lot of it.
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    I've started my drive later than I had hoped today. I left Newport Beach with a 183 ideal miles at 2:30pm. I'm now at Tesla in Santa Monica trying to get a full charge. Still 336 miles to home.
     
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    jbadger - if you could post up something later with info on where you stopped, which route you took, and what adapters you needed along the way. I'm looking at other Roadsters down in the LA / San Diego area, and thinking about driving it home to Oregon. So I'll need to make the drive to the middle of Cali - and then the drive to northern Cali, and then the rest of the way home in oregon. I can follow Bonnie's footsteps for the latter two chunks, but I don't know southern Cali at all, and any insight you can provide will be greatly appreciated :)

    And congratulations on the new ride!
     
  17. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    My first roadtrip was to SoCal - but I didn't blog about it. I'll find the planning worksheet I used, with diff charging station addresses/distance between/etc. I was a little OCD about it that trip, since it was my first EV roadtrip. :)
     
  18. jbadger

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    Adiggs, I certainly will. There are a ton of options, ill let you know which I used.

    Currently I'm in Santa Barbara at the Rabobank. It's charging so fast with the J1772 adapter. I went from the Tesla in Santa Monica to here going down from 209 ideal miles to 108.
     
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    Please post some pics pharma!...
     
  20. ChadS

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    #20 ChadS, Jan 1, 2013
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    Sorry this is too late for jbadger. But adiggs, HERE is a thread with details of places I charged in a trip from Seattle to San Diego. After that trip is when I started the Tesla EVSE map that Bonnie linked to above.

    Unfortunately the trip was almost 3 years ago, so some details may have changed. For example, all the of HPCs at Rabobanks in S. Cal have been converted to J1772 units, so you need an adapter to use them AND you may arrive to find them in use by a Leaf or Volt or something. But fortunately they are reasonably close together, so you can usually make it to the next one.

    I have taken several trips to CA in the Roadster since then, and have updated the map (and I see that I updated the Tesla Trippin thread in Aug 2011) after some of the trips (several other people have also contributed data to the map; I haven't been to all of the locations!). Later this month I'll be taking the Model S to Death Valley; this will be the first time I get to use Superchargers.
     

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