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East Coast convoy to TMC Connect & shipping cars back group discussion

Discussion in 'TMC Connect' started by andrewket, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Starting a thread for those on the East coast who are interested in convoying together to TMC Connect 2014 and then shipping our cars back. Reply here with interest. Once we have a sense of how many ppl are interested (vehicles) I'll start calling around to see if I can negotiate a group deal.
  2. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Skaneateles, NY
    lol why would we pay for it to have it shipped back? then how do we get home? plane? then I'd have to pay for a plane ticket. didn't they establish this network so we can drive coast to coast for free? seems kind of silly to do the complete opposite! :)
  3. bhuwan

    bhuwan Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Driving back takes time. Budget at least 6 days for a comfortable ride back. Not everyone has that much time avaiable
  4. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2013
    Redmond, WA

    And there isn't an alternative route back yet, which makes the 6 days even harder to justify just to backtrack on the same route.

    I'm just waiting for the I90 to be done between Washington and South Dakota, as well as a southern route back across Louisiana / Texas / New Mexico. That will give a nice round trip.

    I'd love to have the first Tesla with WA plates photographed in front of The Southernmost Point buoy in Key West, but brianman would probably beat me to it :).
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Nov 10, 2011
    Go for it. I don't have enough vacation for such a trip. :(
  6. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

    Oct 7, 2011
    Portland, Maine, USA
    I've been doodling a crazy trip to TMC Connect, starting in my (current) home in Boston MA and ending in my summer home in Maine. Why is it crazy? Because it travels through each of the lower 48 states exactly once (cheating a bit by using Ontario and Montreal to get back into New England), and charging (at least once) in each state/province. 10,690 miles, about 167 hours of driving time. But unless Tesla gets super-busy installing SpCs, I think I'll wait until next year to do this.

    Route to California – 50 States 22.7 hours 1,470 miles
    · Boston MA
    · E Greenwich RI
    · New Haven CT
    · New York NY
    · Edison NJ
    · Woodlyn PA
    · Newark DE
    · Hagerstown MD
    · Charles Town WV
    · Woodbridge VA
    · Durham NC
    · Santee SC
    · Savannah GA
    · St Augustine FL 54 hours 3,470 miles (1 ferry)
    · Seminole AL
    · Pascagoula MI
    · Baton Rouge LA
    · Corsicana TX
    · Broken Bow OK
    · Little Rock AR
    · Memphis TN
    · Hickman KY
    · St Louis MO
    · Topeka KS
    · Grand Junction CO
    · Farmington NM
    · Flagstaff AZ 50 hours 3,255 miles
    · St George UT
    · Las Vegas NV
    · Hawthorne CA
    · Woodburn OR
    · Centralia WA
    · Coeur d’Alene ID
    · Butte MT
    · Lusk WY 40 hours 2,497 miles
    · Crawford NE
    · Rapid City SD
    · Fargo ND
    · St Paul MN
    · Lansing IA
    · Mauston WI
    · Rockford IL
    · Mishawaka IN
    · Maumee OH
    · Detroit MI
    · London ON
    · Magog QC
    · St Johnsbury VT
    · Bretton Woods NH
    . Portland ME

    Driving time 167 hours (7 days)
    Distance: 10,690 miles

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