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Canadian Trip Planning

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Doug_G, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. Phillip L

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    I second that. Every year our trips back home to NS get easier. First it was the Rivière du Loup SC, then the NB Chademos. Can't wait for the Chademos coming for NS; not to speak of the mythical Maritime SC's that have been prophesied by the mysterious Tesla Oracle.
     
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    I don't have the Model 3 yet, so no charger to bring with me. Still wondering how you would do it - where to charge, at what rate, how long does it take. I guess this becomes obvious after getting the car and learning more. Right now I'm wondering IF I should get the car, given the lack of TESLA superchargers in the Maritimes or places to get service. Bringing a car to Montreal on a flatbed for service when it fails, doesn't sound good.
     
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    Chargers are sparse on Newfoundland. How do people manage to cross from ferry to city, Port aux Basques to St John”s?
     
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    There is the Level II Sun Country network which can get you coast to cost on the island, now that the Grand Falls-Windsor charging station is installed.

    When we drove across in 2015, we used a friend's NEMA 14-50 up in Twillingate, and a NEMA 6-50 welding jack in Grand Falls-Windsor.

    Newfoundlanders are great hosts, and will not hesitate to call ahead to a friend to help you out with a non-conventional charge at a friend's place or business!
     
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    #305 Gwgan, Dec 15, 2017
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    Charging 4-6 hours at each avaialbe stop and still not able to go between Clarenville and St John’s in my P90D (according to EVTO, not based on actual miles) means the trip would take far to long.
    How is the ferry experience to Argentia?
     
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    #306 Jaff, Dec 16, 2017
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    We travelled in July, not this time of year, so winter results obviously will differ.

    We stayed at the Hampton Inn, in St. John's...in our P90D, we left with a full range charge, and were able to make Hickman's in Clarenville (approx. 200km). (You're right, the stops are long as you only have Level 2 charging...the Hickman people were great as well).

    We were on vacation...had a schedule, but built in the longer charge times when we planned things out.

    We fully range charged at North Sydney at a Nema 14-50 at a campground called "The Arm of Gold"...great, brand new service, and friendly owner!

    We took the ferry the long way over to Argentia (about a 16 hour trip)...we were able to travel non stop to the Hampton Inn in St. John's upon landing.

    Once you park your car on the ferry, you won't get access to it until you reach your destination...we stayed overnight in Port aux Basques at St. Christopher's Hotel and left Port with a with a full range charge...It is a stratch to get all the way from North Sydney to Truro (where the DCFC was at the time), the Claymore Inn in Antigonish had a nice restaurant and a Sun Country SC 90 charger.

    It was a great trip, and we hope to do it again soon.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    #307 Gwgan, Dec 16, 2017
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    Planning a trip in June, but only have a few days to get to St John’s but with more time after the weekend for sightseeing. The long ferry first could make this work. Thanks for the idea.

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