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Model 3 camping mode?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by DavidS314, May 23, 2018.

  1. DavidS314

    DavidS314 Member

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    Does anyone know if model 3 has a camping mode yet? I havent been able to find any information on it online. Also if it doesnt, has anyone tried to sleep in it, and if so are there work arounds to it not having one?
     
  2. Jim R

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    So what is a camping mode? What is it supposed to do?
     
  3. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    It does not have it yet.
     
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    I thought you just put it in neutral instead of park and manually set the parking brake. Then you can set the climate control, stereo, interior lights, etc as long as you want to without it timing off or having to stay in the front seat. Isn't that camping mode?
     
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    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    That was the hacked camping mode. Tesla later added a feature to the S and X that allowed you to keep the climate on after turning off the car. That feature is what the 3 doesn’t have
     
  6. MrBilly

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    Ok, good to know. But back to the OPs question, this should be a good workaround for sleeping in it and the 3 does it just like the S always did.
     
  7. DavidS314

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    Yes, its my understanding that the M3 doesnt currently have this option, so im curious if there is at least work arounds in the meantime?
     
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    But I thought I saw it mentioned here by someone undergoing a car wash struggle that if you remove your weight from the driver's seat, it puts the car into park. Yes, no?
     
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  9. Thomas Edison

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    I hope that (and I doubt they would do this) that with SAS camping mode auto levels the car on all 4 corners (assuming you're not in too steep of an incline to max out the strut travel).
     
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    i'm really hoping this feature fixes the issue. one of the dumbest behaviors i've ever seen in a car is in my model 3. 3 passengers in car, driver steps out and AC, Radio, Car turn off. WHAT THE ACTUAL F! this happens even if the driver's phone stays in the car.
     
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  11. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Camper for Tesla app on iOS is what I was using for a while. Worked fine.
     
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  12. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    that's such a valid use case and something easy for tesla to fix. you should def leave feedback for that. [email protected] or do the standard executive review form in your account.
     
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    And if they try to get out while autolock is enabled, prepare to hear what your horn alarm sounds like.
     
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  14. SlicedBr3ad

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    that sounds fun. i'll try that :)
     
  15. AltLogic

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    My Model 3 will keep the radio and air conditioning on when I leave with a passenger in the car. My passenger plays their music through the car’s Bluetooth. This seems to keep it awake.
     
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    very strange. which firmware do you have? i've had 16.2 and 18.3.
     
  17. AltLogic

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    I can’t remember which I was on at the time. It was whatever I had prior to 18.3. I haven’t tried it with 18.3.
     
  18. favo

    favo P3D+ owner

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    I think all they have to do is touch the screen,, and it'll come back on.
     
  19. Adrien

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    With an android phone I just clicked the climate on button and it happened to stay on the entire night. Drained 20% of my battery overnight at 55*, but it did work.

    Not sure if it's a bug that it doesn't shut off after 30 minutes.

    I'm going to do the neutral, parking brake, etc thing soon for a test. Maybe the phone in the car with BTLE?
     
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  20. Randy Spencer

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    Uh, sorry, what is that? Sounds cool, I am tired of telling the car "Note: the car needs to include camper mode" and seeing "the car needs to include Kemper not" or some such. I'll use the feedback email, but curious what the executive review form looks like

    -Randy
     
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