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Road trip range anxiety is still a thing?

doghousePVD

My grandfather’s car
Dec 3, 2018
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New England, USA
We have the Tesla CCS adapter on order now.

But it looks like RV hookups are the main source of electricity in Big Bend. We love to spend the nights in Chisos basin. That looks like the challenging part as there are no RV hookups in the Basin.
Yep, 14-50 only, no fast chargers. We stayed at both Rio Grande Village and Terlingua.

PlugShare shows a 6-20 available at Chisos lodge.
 
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doghousePVD

My grandfather’s car
Dec 3, 2018
701
646
New England, USA
You may also like my guide to running a 12v compressor fridge in your Tesla. Sadly it's not as easy as it should be with a battery that can run that thing for weeks. The Tesla has to turn 250w of computer on to run your fridge that averages 20w. Sigh.
But it's nice to have it and not worry about ice, and keep that meat and cheese for snacks at any picnic spot not just a supercharger.

Brad, read your article. Wouldn’t be possible to run power from the little 12v battery? I thought the car automatically recharges the 12v system when it gets low.
 

bradtem

Robocar consultant
Dec 18, 2018
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Brad, read your article. Wouldn’t be possible to run power from the little 12v battery? I thought the car automatically recharges the 12v system when it gets low.
Some have tried this but aside from wearing out that battery (which is lead acid) it apparently causes the car to issue errors because it seems that the battery is failing, always low. I don't know if this still applies.
 
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