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Sammamish to Centralia on 60kwh

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by iridium, May 22, 2013.

  1. iridium

    iridium Member

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    I'm looking at a trip down to Great Wolf Lodge. It is 89 miles each way from Sammamish. Do you think I could pull it off using a range charge and not recharging along the way? Technically it should work. The total distance is 178 miles and a range charge should give me around 208. Seems like it might be cutting it close. Would you do it?
     
  2. 100thMonkey

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    how long are you planning on leaving the car parked?

     
  3. iridium

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    Maybe 12 or 14 hours.. just staying 1 night.
     
  4. Puyallup Bill

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    Having had a few sweaty palms trips in the LEAF, I would plan a long lunch in the Olympia area. Or, skip Oly on the way down, see what you use getting to Great Wolf, and then plan accordingly. Always J1772s on the way back.
     
  5. iridium

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    Yeah.. it seemed borderline. I'm guessing the fam won't tolerate a long lunch.. might have to take the ice for this trip. Hopefully on the next run the Centralia supercharger will be up.
     
  6. ChadS

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    There are Roadster chargers with Model S adapters in Bellevue and Centralia (map HERE); but being near the ends of your trip (but not at your destination) they don't help much. (Unless while you are there you can let your spouse supervise the kids for an hour while you head to Burgerville in Centralia for a charge?)

    If the weather is good, and vampire losses aren't bad, you should indeed make it. But I'd never count on both of those - you could hit headwinds, cold rain, etc. For any trip over 139 miles in a 60kWh, I would plan for a charging stop even if it may turn out I don't need it. If you have to stop at all, you shouldn't have to stop long. There are EVSEs in Tacoma (Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum) and Renton (Renton City Hall, The Landing) so you could head out and just stop at those places on the way back if it appears necessary.

    For way more details than you want on trip planning, see the link in my signature.
     
  7. v12 to 12v

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    If you are staying overnight, you might call the Lucky Eagle Casino/Eagle's Landing Hotel in Rochester. They have an RV lot with power. I believe there is a shuttle between Great Wolf Lodge and the Lucky Eagle Casino.

    You might give them a call and reserve an RV spot with power. I'd give them a call anyway just to let them know there is demand. The casino was talking about installing charging stations but I don't know how far along they are with the project.
     

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