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My "Round the West side trip" - Extended

Discussion in 'Canada' started by RAM_Eh, Jul 13, 2017.

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  1. RAM_Eh

    RAM_Eh Member

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    Ok all planed and leaving one week from today:

    Highlights :

    Toronto to Denver
    Denver to Las Vegas
    Las Vegas to San Diego
    San Diego to LA
    LA to San Francisco
    San Francisco to Vancouver
    Vancouver to Calgary
    Calgary to Toronto

    Distance not including side trips: 11,600 KM

    Days: 30 or more

    Bucket list stuff: Long road trip in Tesla, Helicopter ride into Grand Canyon, California, Yosemite, Tesla factory, Redwood forest, earthquake maybe?, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore.

    Results: Anticipated sore Ass, new tires at end, ..............
     
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    Awesome.

    What's the plan for accommodations? Camping along the way?
     
  3. RAM_Eh

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    No mostly hotels and Air b&b. have the wife and kids with me. If it were just me I would sleep in the car a few nights.
     
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    What is your plan from Calgary to Toronto? Back to the USA or ???
     
  5. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    holy crap !! Wish I had the time to pull that off !! When are you in San Fran/Portland areas ? Fam and I are planning to be there from Jul 26th to Aug 4th ish
     
  6. RAM_Eh

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    Drive south into the USA and pick up the charger network.
     
  7. RAM_Eh

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    San Fran area around the 3rd to the 7th and then north up hwy 101. Factory tour on the 4th. Need to be in Calgary for a wedding on the 10th.
     
  8. Ugliest1

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    What!!!!!!! You don't want to drive in the morning for 3+ hours, have a nice loooooooooong relaxing lunch for 4-5 hours on a 100A Sun Country L2, and finish your day with a 3+ hour drive???? Where's the challenge in not doing that? :)

    (But I have to say, thank you thank you to Sun Country for at least making a cross Canada trip *possible*.)
     
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  9. Hugh Mannity

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    Nice we are doing the 101 run south and factory tour on the 27th, hopefully will catch a glimpse of some 3's being built.
     
  10. f-stop

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    sounds like a great trip! Have fun!

    of those legs, I've only done Vancouver to San Francisco (& Fremont tour) and back, last fall.
     
  11. Drone Flyer

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    I would never sleep in the car in the States unless I'm at a designated state park campground!
     
  12. RAM_Eh

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    Trip over. Will post pictures later. 30 Days and 15,500.00 KM later.

    Car ran great. Tires...not to much. Blew two coming out of Revelstoke. Guess the heat and ware and tear were to much for the 21" tires.

    Yes sore ass too.
     
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  13. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    Nice!
    Want to get on the supercharger usage wiki?
    Superchargers Visited
     
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  14. dmd2005

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    Sorry to hear you blew two tires. Exactly what blew on the tires? Sidewall? Puncture? Pothole or bump? Did you repair it yourself with a plug kit or had to get a tow/roadside assistance?

    I swapped out the 22" Turbines down to 20" wheels on my 7500KM down to Palm Springs and back recently. I had to constantly adust tire pressures and saw my cold pressures go from 42PSI one morning to 49PSI in the afternoon after driving...good for range but I let out a few PSI to 46 at the next Supercharger. It was 63 degrees C on the temp gauge while I was charging in Indio CA at one point. Only took a pic at 59 degrees C one afternoon.
     

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    basically through ware and tear and heat the steel bans started to ware through and the heat popped them both. Did not notice as I looked at them 1000 Miles earlier in LA. Towed back to Revlestoke and waited overnight to get a set of 4 from Vancouver.
     
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    No update. One year of recovery
     
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    Anyone considering this may want to look at Muir Woods National Monument just north of San Francisco for this (about a 30 minute drive). Redwood National Park is quite a ways off the beaten track whereas Muir Woods is 15 minutes off PCH. Muir , the park's namesake, was a Scottish naturalist who founded the National Parks system in America.

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    On my list now. Had seen similar suggestion on Fodor's.
     
  19. mrElbe

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    Will be touring the Fremont factory in 2 weeks. Starting out on Sunday. Trip details here: Fremont
     
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    Wondeful..Enjoy your drive.
    I will be entering U.S. from Seattle July 3rd, Fermont Friday July 6th
    Planning to stay at Marriott Fremont. which is close to the factory and apparently a shuttle will drop you to Tesla factory.
     

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