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Big Bear help!!

Discussion in 'California' started by Lperer, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Lperer

    Lperer New Member

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    Does anyone live in or know of a Tesla charger in or near big bear? My model x lost all 260 miles of charge on the 90 mile drive here and now we fear we don’t have enough charge to make it down the mountain. Any help is sooooo appreciated!!!!
     
  2. Mysta

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    Not familiar with area but if your trip is down hill you will use almost no charge and if it's even steeper it'll gain charge going down. Here's what plugshare shows for area.

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  3. Soey22

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    Did you remember your mobile charger? Any 110V outlets around until you figure things out?
     
  4. Lperer

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    I brought all the equipment and no chargers here. We’ve had it plugged into basic wall outlet and only get like 30 miles at night
     
  5. Mysta

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    Looks like there's an RV campground with nema 14-60 if you have that adapter
     
  6. Buddy

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    I went to the RV campground there. Did you bring your cable and 14-50 adapter?

    There are also some Air BnBs that have wall connectors. They are for guests but maybe you can ask for a favor
     
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  7. Buddy

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    The RV campground did charge me a low hourly rate.

    The owner actually owns a tesla also.

    Last year they told me they were working on getting several wall connectors installed
     
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  8. Buddy

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    Side note: dont count on a lot of regenerative charging on the way down. Because of the cold, .y car wouldn't regen brake most all the way down the mountain.
     
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    The campground is close to "The Village"
     
  10. Need

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    How much do you have left now after charging overnight? I was able to make it down with 60 miles left on the gauge in about 40 degree weather. You gain about 15 to 20 miles coming downhill and today is sunny. Just make sure you pick a route that could come down and no road closure. You won't have enough to go back up the hill and down another path.

    Next time you should charge up at Fontana or San Bernardino before going up. And you probably forgot to turn off Smart Summon standby to lose that much overnight.
     
  11. forkee

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    we got quite a bit of regen charging coming down the mountain (earlier in the year when it was snowing). started at 160 and made it all the way down at 200. didn't even need to charge by the time we were at the bottom. we also could not find a place to charge and just 120v charged it every chance we got.
     
  12. Bacalao

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    Also turn on Range Mode.

    Glad you made it down.
     
  13. dethman

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    the best western has a nema 14-50 outlet. it's locked though for guests, you'll have to ask them.
     

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