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How Busy Does the Centralia WA Supercharger Get on the Weekends?

Discussion in 'North America' started by ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    I'm planning a trip to Bellevue WA this weekend and was wondering if I had to worry about waiting in line or slow charging at the Centralia SC.
     
  2. BerTX

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    I've only been there 4-5 times, sorry, don't remember if it was a weekend or not. It was never more than half full, but it is at a factory mall with eating establishments handy. I suspect people are more diligent about moving their cars now that the parking fee is in force, so it may be even less crowded, as people at that time were parking and shopping or eating dinner. No problem with ICEing at that location.
     
  3. ChrisPDX

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    I've been there over a dozen times (most of which on the weekend) and the most I've seen are 4 out of the 10 stalls in use. Never once was I forced to use a stall paired with an already in use stall. You should have no issues on your trip.
     
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    Never more than 50% full on the few times I've been there. Tip: try the County Cousins restaurant which is walking distance from the SC. Good food and lots of character.
     
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    Also, kudos to whoever stocks the window washing supplies in Centralia. I'm guessing that someone who lives close by takes the time and effort to keep a bucket with window washing supplies at the SC.
     
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    Been there dozens of times, even during peak Thanksgiving and Christmas traffic, no issues no lines. Also second the suggestion on the Country Cousin, great place for Breakfast. Try the hamburger steak and eggs, delish.
     
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  7. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    I once saw it just over 50% full and had to share a paired stall, but I have never seen it full. People were pulling out fast enough that using a paired stall did not reduce my charge rate.
     
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    Been to the Centralia SC only a couple times so far, only a few other cars there each time.
    Another nod to whoever provides the squeegees and fills the buckets there! Wish more of the Superchargers had them, last fall at Mt Shasta I had to pull into the nearby 76 gas station(!) to wash my windows
     
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  9. Yarder

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    I've been there à number of times on my way to Portland. Never had to wait. Most I've seen there is four cars. No ice. It's the only Supercharger that I've been t that he several windshield washer squeezes. Nice to whomever maintains those. And by far, the Country Cousins is the place to go to eat. The Country Fried steak is delicious!
     
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  10. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    #10 ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️, Jan 28, 2017
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    Arrived at 8:30 Friday night. There was an MX leaving when I was plugging in. Went to Country Cousins and had a fully charged car by the time I got back. Normally I would have driven straight through, but as many have said, that pit stop made the trip much nicer. When I got back to my car it had a green MS keeping her company.

    Not sure if the window cleaning buckets are being maintained anymore. There was one bucket next to my car but the squeegee was separated from its handle and the liquid in the bucket didn't look car friendly.
     
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