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BRAND NEW MX trip to the River - OC to Laughlin

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Chad.smith528, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Chad.smith528

    Chad.smith528 Member

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    Question for all of you TESLA MX lovers. Just picked up my MX the other day, its the Deep Blue Metallic with Ultra White. It has a full PPF expel wrap and Ceramic Coat. It has less than 100 miles on it now, and I was really thinking about driving from the OC to Laughlin to take the boat out for the week.

    Pro's: Nicer drive than my ICE Navigator
    No gas cost, as super chargers are close by
    It can tow or should be able to tow the 21ft boat with no issue ( less than 5K lbs)

    Con's: Putting 450 miles (round trip) on a brand new car
    Driving through the desert with the car (Full Wrap though)
    Taking Car to a place that doesn't normally see Tesla's.

    I know in my head probably not the best decision, but I did buy the car to be my daily driver, but I am also one who likes there car's kept in great shape.

    Any input/opinions are appreciated.
     

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  2. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

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    dont worry about it. its a fun car to drive. I've driven 33k miles in 16 months of ownership. idgaf.
     
  3. dlsspy

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    IMO, don't buy a car you don't want to drive.

    Just finished ~5500 miles across country. I would've hated that in any other vehicle.
     
  4. dethman

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    Im in oc too picked up my blue/white mx 2 weeks ago. Great color combo., congrats! Already took my first road trip last week. Covered in bugs, dust, bird sh*t and tree sap.

    Let me know how towing works out im interested in the wh/mi. A lot of superchargers along the 15 but im not sure about the turnoff to laughlin.
     
  5. Uncle Paul

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    Only concern is knowing that pulling your boat will cut your range in 1/2.

    Model X is fantastic for road trips.
     
  6. dethman

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    #6 dethman, Jul 11, 2018
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    wonder if it's possible to make it from barstow to needles in the 100d towing a boat. it's about 144 miles.
     
  7. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

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    @Chad.smith528 ....be careful driving west on i10 from the river ...headwinds will kill battery from Indio to cabazon ...You will easily use 1% per mile on P100D driving around 75...if u go via I40 same thing :eek: ...but agree with others drive the car !!!
     
  8. rohitgarewal

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    You have the car wrapped - now go drive the electricity out of it! I’m a care but, and meticulous about my cars, and just got from a Bay Area to Yosemite trip with my family.

    Fit two car seats (and kids in them), wife, my parents, and all our luggage for four days, including a yeti 45 cooler, and we were all super comfortable.

    Car was a champ, autopilot (I keep dismissing the nag upgrade), supercharging was easy, and didn’t spend a dime on gas onthe 400 mile trip.

    Best of all, driving around the heaven that is Yosemite, I was unexpectedly quite proud that I wasn’t immediately contributing to polluting the air.

    Go drive.
     
  9. Sonic_78

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    Since miles usually mean wear and tear on a mechanical drivetrain, I don’t think of miles the same like on an ICE vs EV.
     

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