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Is it acceptable to block parking spots at a Supercharger?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by CmdrThor, Sep 22, 2015.

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Is it acceptable to block parking spots at a Supercharger?

  1. Never, unmount any hitch or trailer if the cord doesn’t reach

    19 vote(s)
    23.5%
  2. Only if you are not blocking Supercharger spots

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  3. Acceptable only if you stay with your car

    54 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Member

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    What would your opinion be of this vehicle if you arrived at a Supercharger to charge? What if you were just someone who needed to park in the parking lot where the Supercharger was?

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  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    I voted acceptable if you stay with your car because I think it's closest.

    My slightly more detailed answer would be that it's OK if you're with the car and there's a high probability that you won't have to move.

    Order of importance:
    (1) Don't inconvenience others
    (2) Don't inconvenience yourself
     
  3. jaguar36

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    Your poll choices are quite biased...

    Its highly dependent on circumstances. If the parking lot is empty, sure go ahead its not hurting anything. If its a packed parking lot, then no, not acceptable. If you stay with the car and quickly move it if you see someone else looking for a spot thats fine too.
     
  4. kort677

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    the poll is poorly conceived. the proper response is that it is ok to use the SC as pictured as long as it isn't impacting/inconveniencing others.
     
  5. BrianC

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    That picture is actually taking three spots as well, all because someone wants a bike ditch on a car not really designed to even have one on it.
     
  6. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Member

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    That is pretty much the gist of option 3. It implies that you move if someone needs the spot. If you leave your car then you have no idea whether others are impacted.
     
  7. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

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    I've done it multiple times - I just stay with the car. This could be easily resolved with a charger port in the front too.
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  8. JenniferQ

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    I've yet to go to a SC as my car has just been ordered, but is it not possible to back in with the bikes on there? is the lead that short?
     
  9. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

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    Yeah its short like T-REX's front legs. If its four feet long I would be surprised.
     
  10. pgiralt

    pgiralt Active Member

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    Sometimes if you park too far to the opposite side of the parking space it doesn't even reach. It's really short. I've heard the newer liquid cooled ones might be a little longer.
     
  11. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

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    Yes, it is possible.
    I use a Metal Rack Carrier on my car for hauling things (not bikes) and it sticks out FURTHER then those bike racks and I still can back in and the charge plug will reach no problem. However, if no one is around, it is vastly easier to just park like in the photos. If other cars are charging, or busy lot, then I back in.
     
  12. roblab

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    Or by putting the bikes on a roof rack. Which the car WAS designed for. I would personally like to try backing up in the charger spot and just missing the charger with the bikes / hitch, but seeing if the cord would still reach. Or maybe coming across the lawn to the other side. Oh, so many possibilities!

    But, I agree. If you're not bothering anybody, who cares?
     
  13. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I voted acceptable if you stay in the car. But I still think it is lazy, sloppy, annoying and inconsiderate. Why should others have to wait for me to move so that they can pull in?

    It gives the rest of us a bad name.
     
  14. AWDtsla

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    ...if you want to let everybody know that you don't actually know how to drive a car, sure. Looks like there's enough room to back in and still reach. Especially in the first picture.
     
  15. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I completely agree.

     
  16. stevej119

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    Those bikes weigh 60 lbs., each, which would be incredibly difficult to lift onto a roof rack for most people. Also, I doubt the roof rack would accommodate that tire size.
     
  17. Xenoilphobe

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    My Pedegos weigh 50 Lbs each - no way I'm putting that over my glass sunroof.
     

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