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Model S P85+ to Kauai

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by applegenius1, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. applegenius1

    applegenius1 New Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    Trabuco Canyon, CA
    I will be shipping my Model S P85+ to Kauai, next month to my new home.
    Any help with shipping info, battery concerns (long shipping time), would be appreciated.
  2. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

    Oct 7, 2011
    Portland, Maine, USA
    As long as you start the car with a full (90%) charge, and have the car set to allow sleep mode, you should be able to go a couple of weeks without worry about the battery.
  3. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

    May 11, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    I sent a car to Kauai about 23 years ago. They told me at the Long Beach port to make sure I removed anything loose from inside the car and to not include any personal items. When I picked up the car in Kauai, the glove compartment was opened and the contents, which I had not removed, were strewn all over the floor. There were some items missing. The tire inflator, which I had stored with the spare tire was still there, however. I would recommend taking their advice and not leaving anything loose in the car and shipping it separately. Items such as the UMC come to mind.

    They let me drive with my AZ plates until they expired, but I had to have a safety inspection done and have one of those nasty stickers on my bumper. Having the safety inspection period not coincide with the registration period became a nuisance later on since you have to have a safety inspection before being able to register you vehicle, which made the out of sync inspection and registration a hassle.
  4. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Jun 24, 2014
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    There are few places better than Kauai that I can think of for a P85+. Enjoy!
  5. dsmith2189

    dsmith2189 Active Member

    Aug 18, 2012
    That's nothing. one of my friends shipped his car from PA to CA. CA Highway patrol pulled it over and found that the people driving had stolen it from the car terminal area. my friend had to fill out piles of paperwork to get his car back when he arrived in CA.

    .... and yes remove everything and anything that is not bolted to the car.
  6. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

    Nov 26, 2012
    Welcome to Hawaii.

    If you leave the stay connected setting turned on, you probably can check its status when its in cell tower range. It will probably come to Oahu and unloaded/reloaded to interisland mover to Kauai. (This is likely because you are shipping it. TM turns remote access off before its put in the container.

    Maybe you should create a Kauai thread here and seek out other Kauai based owners. Note: Prefix your thread name with Kauai, so it draws less mainland member comments.)

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