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EV charging at Florida Campgrounds

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Larry Chanin, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Good suggestion, but it will take some research to find those locations that are ameniable. Many of the RV parks in this area are exclusive gated community resorts. I did reach out to two of them and never received the courtesy of a response.

    The KOA may not be a problem. It's about 9 miles South of the event towards Marco Island.

    Larry
     
  2. ClearwaterBchSteve

    ClearwaterBchSteve P445 / VIN 1794

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    Larry, when you think about it, campgrounds would make good charging stops for EV owners. They likely will always have some plugs available and it would be a fun environment to discuss the Model S with folks at the campsites. Is there another thread regarding campground charging? Somehow we need to make the industry aware of EVs seeking electrons.
     
  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Hi Steve,

    To the best of my knowledge we don't have a Florida campground charging thread.

    We should start one when we have an actual experience, good or bad, to report.

    Club member Arthur took a trip to Louisianna and stopped at some RV parks. I'll see if I can find more information and start a thread.

    Larry
     
  4. NigelM

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    I carved this out as a new thread and it's a good place to share local experiences given the relatively high density of RV parks in Florida.

    Most RV parks are amenable; smaller and more rural ones will tend to let you charge for a small cash donation. Most campgrounds require that spots are vacated by 10.00am or 11.00am and new entrants are usually after 1.00pm or 2.00pm so lunchtimes are a good time to find an available spot. However do note that in season many of the parks are full and they might have trouble finding you a spot.

    Tropical Palms in Kissimmee told me they would try to accommodate EV owners plugging in for an hour or two. It's a short walk to restaurants and Old Town Kissimmee.
     
  5. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Hi Nigel,

    Thanks for setting up this thread.

    Larry
     
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    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    In my set of Tesla-related apps on my phone I have the "Allstays" Camp and RV app. It's great because you can filter on 50A charging. One thing I've noted is that many of the campgrounds in Florida say "50+", meaning age-restricted. It's not really surprising...Has anyone here who is under 50 had any success in getting one of those parks to allow you to charge?
     
  7. TampaLiam

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    Thanks for the tip! The app looks awesome. At $9.99 though, I think I will wait until I really need to plan around campground access.
    At current, the Tesla related apps I have handy are: Tesla, ChargePoint, PlugShare, Recargo, Tapatalk 2 (forum reader)
     
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    Does the Tesla app show charging locations??
     
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