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Camper Mode & Long Distance Travel

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by brewster, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. brewster

    brewster Member

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    #1 brewster, Jun 3, 2015
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    I'm interested in the 'Camper Mode' made famous by Bjorn Nyland.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu0eufTNLvQ

    Have any of you tried this out yet?
    I reckon it would be better if Tesla allowed you to be plugged-in when you were in camper mode, especially if you were sleeping in your car at your destination and you could have your external lights switched off completely.
    I was thinking of this use when I venture off the Supercharger trail and at a destination such as a caravan park and a powered site, where I could charge up while sleeping in the car for example.

    Also have any of you tried any 12V accessories such as ....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbgeGaU-niY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMht0wCbYco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-vvq8K0sn4

    There are other reviews of similar products I just grabbed a couple.
    I understand buying this rather expensive car, these things probably wouldn't fit the norm, but I would like to try some of these things should I travel outside the Supercharger range. :eek::cool:

    Thoughts anyone?
    (Something else to help past the time waiting ....)
     
  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I say go for it. I have not truly camped in my car. But I have slept in it in my garage in camper mode just to try it out. It was great. Very comfortable. Surprisingly so. Especially using my phone to control climate while I am lounging in the back watching videos.

    The fry pan seems looks OK, but I have a small portable propane burner that works just great and even has a little briefcase to store it nicely. Of course, you couldn't use that inside the car, so would be good when raining (except for the car being saturated with food smells forever). The espresso maker and kettle looked great.

    Have fun!
     
  3. brewster

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    Thanks CHG-ON. Got some day-dreaming to do :) while I wait.
    Yes food smells would be an issue, I guess picking up Pizza is reserved for the Frunk!

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    Thanks CHG-ON. Got some day-dreaming to do :) while I wait.
    Yes food smells would be an issue, I guess picking up Pizza is reserved for the Frunk!
     

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