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Nashville to Memphis and back

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Ray-Baby, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Ray-Baby

    Ray-Baby Member

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    I am planning my first road trip with my 85 model S, if I left Nashville will a full charge with the intention of getting to Memphis, is this doable? My plan includes staying two nights in Memphis and hopefully getting recharged. Any comments or tips would be greatly apprieciated.
     
  2. N4HHE

    N4HHE Member

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    Depends on from where in Nashville to where in Memphis. Google Maps says its 212 miles from one center to the other. Interstate between is not particularly difficult so what you propose is practical even driving prevailing speeds on interstate.
     
  3. jozegovich

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    Yes, you should.
    You will have greater range heading to Memphis, due to going down hill.
    However, heading back might be tighter.
    You can charge at Casey Jones village in Jackson (Exit 80A) for a little supplement.
    Only about 15 MPH charge rate though.
     
  4. flyeyes

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    I just did this (in the opposite direction) with my 85D. It's definitely doable at the posted speed limit if the weather is OK. I arrived in Nashville with about 50 rated miles, after stopping for a bit (just to see how it worked) at a Nissan dealer in Dickson, TN and adding about 10 miles. Cruise control on 70 most of the way, and intermittent light rain. We charged overnight at a friend's house.

    Came back with cruise control at 75 most of the way, which was working very well until we hit several miles of very heavy rain east of Jackson which eroded our range buffer. From Jackson to Memphis had to slow down to 60-65 but arrived with 35 miles of rated range.

    There is a charger as noted in Jackson (we didn't stop) and a very friendly Nissan dealer (Victory Nissan) in dickson just off I-40.
     
  5. bevguy

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    Parkers Crossroad RV Park Yuma TN Good reviews 50 amp 731-968-9939 smallish (35 sites) nice staff. North 1 1/2 miles on Hwy 22 (exit 108)
    http://www.parkerscrossroadsrvpark.com
    I have contacted them (not recently) and they are Tesla friendly RV 50 rate

    Charging in Memphis isn't easy
     
  6. CSFTN

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    I posted in at the Nashville thread ... My home is very close to the interstates in Memphis - specifically I am within 3 miles of I40/I240/Sam Cooper interchange. 80 amp HPWC in the garage. Not on plugshare. PM me, with some warning, if you need.

    Also, anyone in Memphis area have a Chademo to loan out (or be part of a group buy)?
     
  7. Ray-Baby

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    Thank you for the tips. My plan is to leave Nashville with a full charge(as I will stay at the Hutton Hotel that has a HPWC). I then have two nights at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis that shows a J1772 Ev plug, so hopefully that will get me back up and going. Great to hear that there are are options in between.
     
  8. bigdomer

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    There are two new Chaedmos at Nissan dealers in the Memphis area. They just aren't convenient.
     
  9. Zroiron

    Zroiron Poodle Pack Leader

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    I am considering making the trip from Vegas to Memphis this fall! I had no idea there was someone in Memphis who would share their HPWC! If you every drive to Vegas, I am on Plugshare and would be happy to return the favor.
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    We really need some destination chargers at some of the nicer hotels in Memphis-especially downtown near the Bass Pro Store in the Pyramid!
     

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