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Christmas Road Trip 2015

Discussion in 'Model S' started by breser, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    #1 breser, Dec 17, 2015
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    I haven't been posting much. But my 85D has about 26,000 miles on it and tomorrow we start out on a road trip from North Bend, WA to Topeka, KS. Which is 1,876 miles and 16-18 super charger stops (there are 2 that are optional in there but look like we can skip them) each way. Bought a GoPro to make a video and will be posting some thoughts along the way here.

    Raw Data North Bend, WA to Topeka, KS December 19th - 21st






    SLC* SLC* SLC* RR** RR** TP*** TP***
    Location Driver Time °F Odometer Miles kWh Wh/mile Range Mode No Range Mode Battery % Estimate %
    Leaving Home breser 7:53 46 26085 0 0 0 256 254 98 62
    Arriving Ellensburg, WA breser 9:29 22 26163 78.4 31.5 401 141 140 53 N/A
    Leaving Ellensburg, WA breser 10:28 23 26163 0 0 0 261 259 99 16
    Arriving Pendleton, OR breser 13:24 38 26341 177.6 61.8 348 35 33 13 N/A
    Leaving Pendleton, OR breser 13:49 38 26341 0 0 0 156 155 59 14
    Arriving Baker City, OR breser 15:12 34 26432 90.9 37.9 41.7 18 17 7 N/A
    Leaving Baker City, OR breser 15:50 34 26432 0 0 0 190 187 72 20
    Arriving Boise, ID breser 18:41 39 26559 127.1 42.9 338 33 32 12 N/A
    Leaving Boise ID breser 19:19 41 26559 0 0 0 193 191 73 15
    Arriving Twin Falls, ID breser 21:14 35 26688 129.2 50.6 391 9 8 2 N/A
    Leaving Twin Falls, ID breser 22:20 43 26688 0 0 0 247 244 94 30
    Arriving Tremonton, UT breser 0:45 36 26838 149.9 54.7 365 48 46 17 N/A
    Leaving Tremonton, UT breser 7:47 36 26838 0 0 0 239 236 91 58
    Arriving South Salt Lake City, UT breser 9:03 32 26917 79.3 31.5 397 123 121 46 N/A
    Leaving South Salt Lake City, UT breser 9:24 32 26917 0 0 0 195 193 74 22
    Arriving Price, UT breser 11:20 31 27035 117.9 41.6 353 42 41 15 N/A
    Leaving Price, UT breser 11:36 31 27035 0 0 0 126 124 48 25
    Arriving Green River, UT breser 12:42 35 27103 67.3 18.7 277 58 57 22 N/A
    Leaving Green River, UT breser 13:06 35 27103 0 0 0 172 170 65 21
    Arriving Grand Junction, CO breser 14:27 37 27202 99.2 37.6 379 34 33 12 N/A
    Leaving Grand Junction, CO breser 15:05 46 27202 0 0 0 202 199 76 35
    Arriving Glenwood Springs, CO breser 16:23 36 27294 92.5 33.6 364 79 77 29 N/A
    Leaving Glenwood Springs, CO breser 16:48 36 27294 0 0 0 183 180 69 22
    Arriving Silverthorne, CO breser 18:34 24 27388 94.3 36.2 384 50 49 19 N/A
    Leaving Silverthorne, CO breser 19:22 24 27388 0 0 0 233 230 88 31
    Arriving, Limon CO breser until 27,449 then creser 22:11 30 27547 158.4 47 297 59 57 22 N/A
    Leaving Limon, CO creser 22:33 30 27547 0 0 0 163 161 62 21
    Arriving Goodland, KS creser 0:06 28 27657 110.2 36.2 328 32 30 11 N/A
    Leaving Goodland, KS creser 0:58 28 27657 0 0 0 235 232 89 31
    Arriving Hays, KS creser 4:01 30 27803 146.1 53.1 363 41 40 15 N/A
    Leaving Hays, KS breser 4:30 37 27803 0 0 0 173 171 65 26
    Arriving Salina, KS breser 5:48 28 27899 96.1 37.6 391 36 34 13 N/A
    Leaving Salina, KS breser 6:23 28 27899 0 0 0 192 191 73 26
    Arriving Topeka, KS breser 7:51 35 28007 107.2 40.9 381 44 42 16 N/A
    breser drove 1568 miles
    creser drove 354 miles
    total driven 1922 miles
    trip duration 45 hours and 58 minutes (46 hours rounded up), includes charging and sleep stops.



    Raw Data Topeka, KS to North Bend, WA December 26th - 28th







    SLC* SLC* SLC* RR** RR** TP*** TP***
    Location Driver Time °F Odometer Miles kWh Wh/mile Range Mode No Range Mode Battery % Estimate %
    Leaving Topeka, KS breser 5:47 46 28118 1.3 0.5 349 230 228 87 40
    Arriving Salina, KS breser 7:12 44 28225 108.2 44.2 408 70 68 26 N/A
    Leaving Salina, KS breser 7:34 44 28225 0 0 0 173 170 65 21
    Arriving Hays, KS breser 8:57 33 28321 96.4 42.2 438 19 18 6 N/A
    Leaving Hays, KS breser 10:09 53 28321 0 0 0 257 254 97 31
    Arriving Goodland, KS breser 11:26 21 28467 145.6 67.2 461 12 11 4 N/A
    Leaving Goodland, KS breser 12:50 21 28467 0 0 0 264 261 100 50
    Arriving Limon, CO breser 14:22 17 28582 114.6 58.7 512 49 47 18 N/A
    Leaving Limon, CO breser 14:51 17 28582 0 0 0 183 180 69 36
    Arriving Denver, CO (Airport Way) breser 16:06 19 28660 78.2 32.8 420 63 61 23 N/A
    Leaving Denver, CO breser 16:45 19 28660 0 0 0 216 213 82 37
    Arriving Silverthorne, CO breser 18:09 -1 28742 81.9 34.1 416 90 87 33 N/A
    Leaving Silverthorne, CO breser 18:36 19 28742 0 0 0 185 182 70 38
    Arriving Glenwood Springs, CO breser 20:11 10 28835 93.8 26.9 286 86 84 32 N/A
    Leaving Glenwood Springs, CO creser 20:40 10 28835 0 0 0 197 195 74 36
    Arriving Grand Junction, CO creser 22:04 14 28928 92.6 34.5 373 71 69 26 N/A
    Leaving Grand Junction, CO creser 23:13 19 28928 0 0 0 264 261 100 24 (Price)
    Arriving Green River, UT creser 0:36 21 29028 99.4 42 422 111 109 42 N/A
    Leaving Green River, UT breser 6:49 14 29028 0 0 0 157 155 60 26
    Arriving Price, UT breser 7:58 10 29095 67.1 30.5 455 44 43 17 N/A
    Leaving Price, UT breser 8:35 10 29095 0 0 0 198 195 75 26
    Arriving South Salt Lake, UT breser 10:48 19 29213 117.9 41 348 46 45 17 N/A
    Leaving South Salt Lake, UT breser 11:18 19 29213 0 0 0 182 179 69 34
    Arriving Tremonton, UT breser 12:25 14 29291 78.4 28.4 363 78 76 29 N/A
    Leaving Tremonton, UT breser 13:21 14 29291 0 0 0 254 252 96 32
    Arriving Twinfalls, ID breser 15:45 17 29442 151.1 55.6 368 50 48 18 N/A
    Leaving Twinfalls, ID creser 16:33 45 29442 0 0 0 230 227 87 31
    Arriving Boise, ID creser 18:22 16 29573 131.1 50.9 388 43 41 16 N/A
    Leaving Boise, ID creser 19:16 16 29573 0 0 0 239 236 90 29
    Arriving Baker City, OR creser 20:13 17 29701 127.7 51.8 405 49 47 18 N/A
    Leaving Baker, City, OR creser 20:47 24 29701 0 0 0 180 177 68 35
    Arriving Pendleton, OR creser 22:19 29 29791 90.3 26.9 298 82 80 31 N/A
    Leaving Pendleton, OR breser 22:38 28 29791 0 0 0 161 160 61 31
    Arriving Kennewick, WA breser 23:45 30 29863 72.1 26.0 360 67 65 25 N/A
    Leaving Kennewick, WA breser 0:25 30 29863 0 0 0 217 215 82 32
    Arriving Ellensburg, WA breser 2:49 22 29974 110.7 45.3 409 51 49 19 N/A
    Leaving Ellensburg, WA breser 3:15 22 29974 0 0 0 169 166 64 31
    Arriving Home breser 4:47 31 30052 78.2 26.7 341 72 69 27 N/A
    breser drove 1392 miles
    creser drove 542 miles
    total driven 1934 miles
    trip duration 49 hours (exactly), includes charging and sleep stops.
     
  2. MarcG

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    Welcome back to the forum Ben!
    Wow, 26k miles.. and I thought I had a lot on my 1-year old P85D!
    I'm also taking a long road trip over the holidays, though probably not as far as yours.
    Enjoy the time off, and keep an eye on AP once in a while :wink:
     
  3. Screwbal

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    Subscribed! As a fellow Washingtonian I'm curious how things go along the way as some day I'd like to do some long range driving east from here.
     
  4. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Hey Breser this trip appears interesting and I will be looking forward to your vids with the GOPRO... which model GP did you get? What mounting hardware? Best of luck.
    ARTinCT
     
  5. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    I got a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver. Costco had the Hero 3+ Silver's for fairly cheap and with 2 batteries and the dual battery charger. I've bought another set of batteries so that hopefully I can stay ahead of the power needs for the trip.

    I'm using a suction cup mount to put it on my windshield. So the view for most of the trip will probably be similar to what a lot of people would have with the permanently installed dash cam. It's my understanding that the suction cup mount is good enough to go on the outside of the car, but I'm not sure I'm brave enough to do that at this point. I do expect to experiment with mount points during the trip.

    I've been running it during my commute for the last week or so to get some experience. I think the quality comes out reasonably well. Here's a short clip I put on twitter:
    Ben Reser on Twitter:
     
  6. Zextraterrestrial

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    you can potentially mount to a roof rack point if there is a 1/4-20 mount screw w/ the gopro. The suction mounts work really well from what I have seen on autocross cars. Haven't ever seen one fail
     
  7. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Don't have one but that's a good idea.

    Looks like we're delayed a day. Snoqualmie Pass is closed and they're saying it won't reopen till 8pm. Don't really want to cross the pass in the dark so we'll leave tomorrow unless something significantly changes.
     
  8. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    I know very little about the route you are going to take nor the countryside you will be passing thru.
    For instance, that pass which was closed... was that due to SnowFall?
    Also, have you done this trip before in the past?
    In other words, ... DO we have an ADVENTURE here?

    How many minutes of record time do you have per storage device?

    Are their various video quality settings such as 1080P or 4K (SHDV)?

    Is there a sky filter for certain lighting conditions or is that done post production?
     
  9. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    It's actually currently closed due to an accident, but they've gotten 19 inches of snow today.

    I've done this trip in an ICE but never in a Tesla, so yes I consider this an adventure. The Twin Falls, ID supercharger going in earlier this year makes this trip relatively easy. Our initial plan was to use destination charging and spend the night there.

    I have 4 64GB cards which hold about 5.5 hours of 1080P video. The GoPro can record different levels of video. I bought an older model that doesn't support 4K, but am planning to record in 1080P. I also am taking my laptop and have a 1 TB drive to move data to. So I don't anticipate having an issue keeping all the video.

    No idea on the sky filter. I've been using the camera in our usual Seattle weather so this hadn't even occurred to me. Guess we'll find out how it deals with that.
     
  10. cpa

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    Have a blast, and safe passage! If you will be taking Interstate 70 west on your return trip, be extra careful with your state of charge leaving the SCs in Kansas. I drove west in May with the temperature around 50 and 30-40 MPH winds out of the northwest, and that leg from Hays to Goodland (143 miles and 1600-feet of elevation gain) was dicey, even with a 96% charge. I cruised for about 75 minutes at 48MPH to ensure that I arrived safely--18RM upon arrival.
     
  11. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Yup there are 4 legs that are somewhat difficult. 2 of which there's a SuperCharger that I'm hoping to skip. 2 of which you just have to make it Goodland/Hays is one of those.
     
  12. Screwbal

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    I'm curious did you head east over the pass up and over I 90 or did you go south off the start? With the weather we've had in this area this week if you went over 90 no doubt you likely hit snow on the pass. If so how did it go and which tires are you on these days?
     
  13. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Screwbal, we ended up not leaving due to the situation on the pass. Eastbound was closed so and it wasn't going to open until 7 or 8 so we're just now getting ready to head out since I'd rather have not gone over the pass in the snow.

    As far as tires I have to Pirelli snow tires that Tesla sells. It looks like it's still somewhat messy up there so I'll let you know how it goes when we get to Ellensburg.
     
  14. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Made it to Ellensburg. Car handled great going over the pass. Didn't have cruise when we got into the clear roads because the radar was blocked.

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    Welcome to my world!

    It looks like you drove through some freezing rain or something, as your entire front end is caked in ice, so it is understandable that the radar unit would be too. The frustrating thing for those of us who drive through snow all the time is that the radar unit is often the first thing to have snow or ice covering it or the last thing to be clear of snow and ice, I'm guessing due to the way it was designed. There are some pictures in this thread that illustrate what I'm describing.
     
  16. vvanders

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    No worries about having to obscure your plate, yeesh.

    Did you have any issues with the louvers getting iced over? I'd be curious if Supercharging in that cold of weather would cause the pack management to kick into high gear like normal during a < 35% SoC.

    Considering we took delivery at pretty close to the same time you're beating me on miles, I think we're just about to break 21k here soon.

    Best of luck on the rest of your trip!
     
  17. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    #17 breser, Dec 19, 2015
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    Made it to Baker City, OR. Didn't have good coverage at Pendleton, OR and weren't there long so didn't post.

    As far as the louvers didn't think of it and it got warmer and everything melted. I cleaned off the radar and AutoPilot has between working well since. This is what I looked like after my ice removal.

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    Baker City whoever did the snow removal left snow piles in front of the super chargers. [emoji35]

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    I was still able to reach the car with the cable without backing over the snow too much. But cold be an issue if pulled higher. I'll send a note to Tesla.
     
  18. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Arrived in Boise, ID. Super charger 2A was down but 1B is working. We're dirty but no more ice or snow.

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  19. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Enjoying the shiny new SuperCharger in Twin Falls, ID. For some reason car gave me this pop-up.

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    While sitting here:

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    They also need to fix the stupid bug where it tells you to go back to the SuperCharger you just left.
     
  20. DougH

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    That will drive you crazy. it will tell you to turn around and head back even if there is a supercharge 50 miles ahead. It's a wacky glitch.
     

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