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Four Corners Monument

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  1. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Hello everyone.
    My beautiful Model 3 and I are driving to Moab Utah, but I want it to go to two additional states (NM, CO) So I will be detouring to the four corners monument. I have two options
    1. Stay at Moenkopi Legacy Inn (Destination Charger) then go next day to four corners-
    220 miles Moenkopi-Four Corners-Blanding
    LA-Blanding 14:35hrs total inc. charge time

    2. Stay somewhere on the 40, Gallup or Holbrook.
    Gallup-Blanding stopping at 4 corners 195 miles
    Total Drive time: 15:53 inc. Charging

    Would it be worth the extra hour to stay on the 40 and rely on SC network and not the destination charger. I am leaning towards option 2. Anyone want to chime in?

    Also, it would be 15 mins
    extra to take the I-10-I-17 passing through Phoenix and not the I-40. Worth it?
    15:53 for I-40
    16:10 for I-10– I-17– I-40


    Also,
    should I get my lowering springs installed before trip for better efficency. Any tips for the drive? Any concerns/suggestions.
     
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    I would. You never know what the condition is on the destination Charger. Kinda risky.

    What’s the deatination Charger?
     
  3. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Gonna take the 40 to Gallup. Anyone taken their cars there yet?
     
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    #4 Randy Spencer, Aug 13, 2018
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    I went thru there

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    I was coming from the Farmington Supercharger going west. My next charger was Page, AZ, but I was thinking of going to see Mexican Hat from the Forest Gump movie. To do that I would have had to drive pretty far north to the Blanding charger, maybe next time.

    You should be able to get to Gallop just fine, according to Tesla.com/Trips. Visit Shiprock, take pics. I missed the entrance so I will have to go next time. Perhaps I misunderstand your plan.

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    -Randy
     
  5. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Thanks, can you re-try the pics, they dont work
     
  6. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    I live in the 4 corners area.

    Have you been to Mesa Verde ? It is a special place worth an entire day and a guided walking tour.
    If not, consider Gallup (SC) -> Farmington (SC) -> Mesa Verde (DC) -> Bluff, Blanding, Moab ...
     
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    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Changed the trip. Doing Page-Four Corners-Antelope Canyon-Monument Valley-Zion. Should I take the 40 through Needles and Kingman or take the 10 to the 17 near Phoenix. Both around the same time but If I take the 17 I could stop in Sedona. What is the best road to take?

    Also,
    I have a radar detector but I may or may not try to top out my car somewhere, hows the presence of cops.
     
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    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    May or may not be present.
     
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    I was really bummed that they prohibit dogs at the Four Corners monument. I had her in the car and was wanting to take a picture with her standing with one paw in each state.
     
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    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Thanks for advice. Will buy a service dog jacket for mine
     
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    You better have a well behaved dog then as few dogs act as responsible as a service dog.
     
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    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Very well behaved she is super calm
     
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    Definitely Sedona, I17 into Phoenix sucks coming down the hill any time after 2PM on a Sunday
     
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    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Would be heading up the hill around 2pm saturday.
     
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    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Taking the 10-17. Any chargers to avoid. I drive quite quickly and I have a radar detector. What speed should I go thats not too crazy (I know 86+ is a criminal citation in AZ).

    Bought a car jack, and stuff just in case on my way to four corners. Any other advice considering front end bug protection and glass cleaner.

    Leaving Saturday morning. Let me know if anyone wants to meet up and see the car! Got me some new carbon mirror caps!
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    The window film must make driving the desert more fun, but weird that no one can see you.

    -Randy
     
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    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    No visibility difference. Heat resistance is great.
     
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    You see out just fine, but people trying to look in will not be able to see you. That is what's keeping me from doing it.

    -Randy
     
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    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Why? I like the privacy, especcialy when people take photos of my car and I do not always want to be seen as the douchebag in the modified Tesla.
     
  20. Don TLR

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    Away from Phoenix you'll be fine and see how slow ICE cars are going up the hills..

    Small section going into Camp Verde where I've seen cops and a few of those cut overs at the top of the hill where they hide but most of the trip is wide open where lots of people are doing well over 80 myself included..
    Enjoy!!!
     

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