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Model X Road Trips

Discussion in 'Model X' started by xkwizit, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. jpoet

    jpoet Member

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    I am hoping to receive my Model X before my trip next month.

    When using Google maps, you can ask it to show the rest stops available along the route. Does the Tesla navigation system offer that feature? I will be traveling with a puppy and it is highly unlikely that I will make it all the way to the next supercharger before needing to stop for awhile.
     
  2. Silicon Desert

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    I have not seen rest stops on the Tesla Nav. It's mainly about finding destination chargers and superchargers. Would be nice to have because often I want to hit a rest stop from time to time and need to pull out my smartphone to find one. Or use the browser to find one.
     
  3. Silicon Desert

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    Oh gee, are those people still around? Clearly knows nothing about this type of energy. Maybe you should ask him why is he comfortable constantly driving around while his groin is being toasted by "EMF rays"? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Saghost

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    Pretty sure it'll find them easily using either a voice command or a text search.

    Tesla Nav doesn't really have a traditional Points of Interest index, but it will find anything Google Maps knows about if you search for it.

    Also, you can locate things you want to see on any app on your phone, and use the share option there to hand the destination to the car.
     
  5. idoco

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    Try the "nearby" command. For instance if I'm in a city and say, "Navigate to parking lots nearby" it will show me parking lots and offer the option to navigate. Also works for coffee shops, tacos,etc.
     
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  6. jpoet

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    Nice! I will try that when I get my X.
     
  7. gigawatt1010

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    First day back to work after about 16 days on the road with our Model X. NY - CA (SFO) and everything in between.

    Here are some stats:

    7,300 miles
    52 Superchargers
    2 Destination Chargers
    16 States
    16 days

    Our major overnight (multi-day) stays were Fort Worth, TX, Las Vegas, NV, San Francisco, CA, Lake Tahoe, CA, Moab, UT and back tracked our way to the east coast. No range anxiety whatsoever, except for that leg between Fort Worth and Childress, TX. I think it was about 245 miles and 108 degree weather in the middle of the day. I had to choose between a cool cabin vs getting to the next SC stop, but we made it with 6% SOC and we kept the AC on 72. I think the windshield sunscreen would've helped cool the cabin better had we had one in our MX.

    We did the Factory Tour and it was amazing - highly recommended!

    For the pics-or-it-didn't-happen-crowd, I'll do you one better, here's a Vlog that my daughter put on her YouTube channel, please consider subscribing (shameless plug - LOL).




    And below are some choice pics:

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    Bakersfield Supercharger.JPG

    Fort Worth Supercharger.JPG

    Golden Gate Bridge.JPG

    Moab UT.JPG
     
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  8. Saghost

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    Sounds fairly similar to the ~8300 mile roadtrip I did a couple months ago, which I've mentioned before but never really posted much about:

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    Raven Efficiency is crazy. Somehow this massive roadtrip, including a lot of 70 mph and significant 75 and even 80 mph legs averaged 315 Wh/mile - in a Performance/Ludicrous car!
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    Lane Motor Museum is a great place to explore - and offers free charging for all EVs in their parking garage. I got some pretty amusing sentry videos from here I may have to post somehow at some point.
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    I really wasn't expecting to find a life size X-Wing in Denver, but I did. :)
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    Turn off A/C next 15 miles? Nah, it'll be fine. Climbing out of Death Valley to the west was crazy consumption, but the car took it without missing a beat, including keeping me comfortable at temps well into the triple digits.
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    That big windshield must be good for something... :)
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  9. ohmman

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    Fellow Delaware dude in my neighborhood and didn’t even say hi?!
     
  10. Saghost

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    Figured you'd be off on a grand adventure with that fancy trailer of yours. :)
     
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  11. gigawatt1010

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    That looks like a great trip as well @Saghost. Your westbound route looks very similar to ours. As a matter of fact, one of your supercharging pics, we were at the very same supercharger in Strasburg, VA and had breakfast at Denny's. :)

    What were the temps in Death Valley when you were there? I saw 120 degrees last week and we're just in Baker, CA. :eek:
     
  12. Saghost

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    My eastbound leg is pretty similar. I went west through Denver and across the Rockies. (As expected, a Ludicrous X is a great tool for canyon carving.)

    It was only 110 or so in Death Valley when I went through, but that was quite enough and I didn't wait for the heat of day to arrive (was there in the late morning.)
     
  13. gigawatt1010

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    Yes, it was brutally hot, I would've loved to drive through death valley to SF, but it was mid-day and didn't want to be in a position where I have to turn off the AC and drive 50mph through 120+ degree heat. LOL

    @ohmman - inspired by your airstream, me and my family stopped by the Airstream of Fort Worth and got seriously intrigued with the Flying Cloud that they have with the bunk bed. I believe it's 22ft and it's a shy over 4k #'s. Part of me plotting to see how I can make it happen. Will certainly pick your brain when the time comes. haha.
     
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  14. blove

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    Just finished a 2300 mile roadtrip in my X from Denver to glacier national park with the family. Car did amazing, and I only drove a few miles (rest was NOA). Definitely happy I got a full wrap ahead of the trip so I didn't destroy the paint: Xpel Stealth Blue Tesla Model X: We got Pam Stealth wrapped!
     
  15. gigawatt1010

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    Sounds like a great trip @blove I bet Glacier National Park was an amazing sight to see.

    I have Xpel PPF and Cermaic Coating on mine too and it definitely saved my paint! My daughter referred to the front bumper as the bug cemetary. :)
     
  16. blove

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    Lol @ bug cemetery. Thats’s pretty accurate. Even wiping the bugs off at each charge stop, I couldn’t believe how many there were.
     

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