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Better to pull in or back into a Supercharger stall?

Discussion in 'North America' started by franklandfield, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. franklandfield

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    Pulling in to a supercharger nose first?!
    Or backing in to a supercharger?!
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  2. spentan

    spentan Active Member

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    Backing in if I can
     
  3. Denarius

    Denarius Active Member

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    Backing in.
     
  4. pgiralt

    pgiralt Active Member

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    Backing in. Don't like the Savannah, GA supercharger that requires pulling into nose first. I feel like I'm going to crash into the supercharger.
     
  5. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Backing in. Use the HD rear camera, center the Tesla sign, and stop when the curb gets to the bottom of the camera; it's all very easy. Also, where there is snow, it's way easier for the snow plows to clear the snow if all the pedestals are in the clear behind the curb. Cheyenne is problematic in this respect!
     
  6. wycolo

    wycolo Active Member

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    Several I've seen offer a single nose-in and the rest back-in. Nice if you have a trailer. Lacking the nose-in I park along the curb. Haven't had to disconnect the trailer yet in 27 visits.
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  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I prefer thread titles that describe the topic.

    Excuse me while I finish my first cup of coffee for the morning. :)
     
  8. scaesare

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    This.

    And I prefer to back in.
     
  9. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I prefer drive-thru....and with a cappuccino machine on the side please.
     
  10. Owner

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    At first I really disliked that you had to back into all these superchargers. But after visiting 60 of them, I am used to it.
     
  11. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I was talking to one of the Supercharger team guys in the early days of the rollout, and suggested that in Northern locations their drive-through spots would be a major hassle for snow removal. No big surprise that they didn't listen to me, but it seems they eventually got the message. Probably after complaints from site owners.
     
  12. Owner

    Owner Active Member

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    Have to admit as a Californian, I would never have thought of that!
     
  13. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    This is one area where Detroit has an advantage - they experience the crappy weather.
     
  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    (thanks for updating the title, moderator of this section)
     
  15. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    No problem. I also like clear thread titles. Makes things easier.

    For most of the Supercharger stalls I've been to you have no choice but to back in.
     
  16. fuelsman

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    I like nose first particularly since my car has parking sensors. But Rocky Mount pull in spot has a high drainage curb that will damage the bumper. Port Orange and Savannah have lower curbs,
     
  17. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    For the SCs I've been to (Port St Lucie and Fort Myers), I don't think it would be possible for the cable to reach if I pulled in forward?
     
  18. wycolo

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    Afternoon shade by swooping into Grand Junction CO SC. Backing in would have toasted us.

    Gr.Jctn.CO-afternoon.shade.jpg
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  19. wcalvin

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    Since my home setup has the nozzle suspended by a bungee cord in the rear, I have gotten used to backing in. And I now see why valets seem to prefer it: easier to maneuver in with steering on the aisle side, easier to exit later as can see the aisle sooner.
     
  20. ABVA

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    I prefer backing in, either at the SC or any other parking space. It is not that difficult and protects the front end, which is much lower to the ground than the rear of my MS.
     

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