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Missouri / Fort Leonard Wood

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by Tripple_T, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Tripple_T

    Tripple_T Cincinnati Member

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    Anyone know of charging options on the base? I will be spending 4 month there over the winter. I'm planning to take a ICE car because I can't find any information on charging at the base. It looks like getting there could be a challenge as well.
     
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    On base probably ZERO. I work at Scott AFB and have queried the Base Commander twice about on base charging and the DOD has no authority to allow a POV to be charged.

    Suggest getting the PlugShare app and find local off base charging.

    Good luck.
     
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    #3 jdo, Jul 10, 2015
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    Do you know what your living arrangements are going to be? If you know where you're going to be staying, you might try calling ahead to see if there's parking near a 120V outlet.

    I just got back from a month at Fort Knox--similar situation--and took my Tesla without a real plan. I was able to find 4 spots that were within reach of a 120V plug near the barracks, and since I wasn't doing more than 20-30 miles a day it worked out fine. However, the first couple of days before I found those spots were a little stressful, and it could have been a real disaster.

    Of course, if your daily mileage is going to be a lot more than that, the 120V won't cut it. Another option is to look into local RV camps, which often aren't listed on Plugshare.
     
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    Tripple_T Cincinnati Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I've been on "PlugShare" and have the app on my phone. Rolla does appear to be the closest, but I'm not comfortable with that distance/plan. I will be there over the winter months and the cold weather concerns me, without the car plugged into at least a 120v outlet. I think Tom had the answer I was worried about. However, the base RV camping sites is a good idea. Many of the bases have spots for them. I will be there for 4+ months so some recon on my first trip with an ICE car is probably needed before I attempt the drive in the MS.
     
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