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Picking Up My 85D Today

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by ABCCBA, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. ABCCBA

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    Flying from Florida to Texas to pickup my S85D. Sitting in Atlanta airport trying not to get overly excited about the 1200 mile journey back starting in a few hours. Supercharging should be old hat after visiting six or seven along the way. This trip should also provide good feedback for the actual range on a charge for the car.
     
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    Congratulations! Today is going to be a very good day ☺
     
  3. mobe

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    You are going to love it. Make sure to post lots of pics!
     
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    The drive from Texas to Florida is a nice one. Great Supercharger coverage. I've driven from Dallas to Tampa and back and posted about it here on the forum.

    You're welcome to IM me if you want more details.
     
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    Congrats! Have a great trip and enjoy the ride! Our configurations look very similar and I pick up tomorrow at 4 pm. Going to be a great Easter Weekend! cs
     
  6. ABCCBA

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    Landed in Austin late this morning. Picked up the car (insert picture but new forum won't allow). Drove to a Walmart and loaded up with water and snacks. Headed to Houston SuC 162 miles away. Used TACC and AP. AP is good, but had to take control several times. Arrived at Houston SuC which is at the Houston Service Center. All the SuC were filled. One car was a owner, the others had California Manufacturer plates. (insert picture but new forum won't allow). Went inside to see if they could spare a port. Broke my SuC cherry. Pretty simple and the SuC was charging at 240 mph. It took 1 hour to fully top off. I didn't have to, but I wanted to take the time on the first stop to fully understand the process. 162 miles @ 294w/mi driving at speeds up to 75mph. 52 minutes at Houston and now on to Lake Charles SuC. I wish I could insert images from my Android phone.
     
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    Leaving Houston North SC at 4:40 PM headed to Lake Charles. Well, I suspect you will get to experience the AP in heavy stop and go traffic! :)
     
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    #8 MorrisonHiker, Mar 24, 2016
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    Glad to hear you got your car ok. ☺

    What problems do you have when adding images? I have no problem with my Android devices. I just did a quick screen capture and added it to this message as an example.

    Have you tried clicking on the Upload a File button next to the right of the Post Reply or Reply to Message button?
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    Screenshot_20160324-155830~2.png
     
  9. Silverpnt01

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    Was that the one on swap a lease?
     
  10. Kurt Foster

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    Congradulations man! I hope the drive goes smooth and try not to make a mess of that nice new car smell! ☺️☺️

    By the way, what does supercharging feel like, do you feel like you are waiting too long? Or is the travel time vs supercharging time just right so you can get out and stretch a little. Hope it goes nice.
     
  11. ABCCBA

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    At the St. Charles SuC. 158 mi, 304 W/M and 82 mph once out of rush hour Beaumont traffic. The St. Charles SuC is right off the highway and on a shopping center with restaurants and shopping. Plenty to do. Why aren't there benches to sit on while waiting to complete the charge. Guess someone needs to create a charging stool to carry in the trunk.(insert pictures but new forum won't allow)
     
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    Ya, when i press upload, it asks for only a URL, not a browse option to select from the gallery
     
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    @Kurt Foster it is surprisingly fast. By the time you take care of business and plan the next leg, it is ready to go. It tells you how long to charge to get to the next SuC. I only needed 25 minutes at the last stop,but I actually took 35 minutes performing Tesla Ambassador duties. So, I won't have to charge as long at the next SuC in Baton Rouge
     
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    @Silverpnt01 yes
     
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    @NOLA_Mike no problems in Houston. Beaumont was absurd!
     
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    Odd. I get the URL option when clicking on the picture icon but can upload images with the Upload a File button. Hopefully you'll be able to upload when you get to your destination.
     
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    Got image upload to work. Me, Houston SuC, St. Charles SuC IMG_20160324_103747327.jpg IMG_20160324_144014553.jpg IMG_20160324_141354417.jpg IMG_20160324_180634144.jpg IMG_20160324_180801853.jpg IMG_20160324_173617965.jpg
     
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    Two screens are covering the same space in portrait. When I turned to landscape I saw the other screen for selecting from the device
     
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    The routed planned out and SuC stops with minimum suggested charge time. IMG_20160324_193342477.jpg
     
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    Awesome! I was looking hard at that one, but decided not to deal with the paperwork on state to state transfer of title and stuff. Its a beautiful ride! Congrats!
     

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