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Seminole coconut creek casino

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Shane, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Shane

    Shane Member

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    Heading to Coral Springs this weekend. Going to hit the Port St Lucie SC on way down. Anyone used the Coconut Creek Casino chargers? Is it safe to leave car overnight? There are several Tesla owners in area that I may call.
     
  2. sunkat

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    If you're a member of the Florida group, look at this thread:

    Tesla Motors Club - Enthusiasts & Owners Forum

    I shorted out the chargers several months back (they were at 20 amps and I had the charge settings much higher); It has been reported that the casino has since upgraded the chargers to accommodate Teslas....let us know how it works out!
     
  3. Shane

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    Good news and bad news.

    The chargers work. 30 A charge (18 mph). No issues.

    The bad news - other than a Volt , the other three spots were taken by gas cars. It was Sat evening at 6pm.

    It was a dry run and a waste of 18 valuable miles. I parked in a yellow lined space (next to gas car occupying spot) , plugged in. I saw a security guard walking around and flagged him down. He said nothing to do about the EV spaces being occupied by gas cars and said if I stayed in the "illegal spot" , I would likely get towed.

    It is great that it is free, safe and open 24/7.

    They just should not have put the EV spots in a prime location next to entrance. The EV spots should be far away to dissuade people from parking there. Would also be nice if Valet had a charger, I would have gladly paid to valet car if they could have plugged me in.
     
  4. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Hi Shane,

    The following Florida law made it illegal to park an ICE in an EV charging space.

    However, unfortunately I assume this doesn't apply to private property and that the owners can do what they please. I find it ironic that they would tow you, but not the cars parked in the EV spaces.

    Larry
     
  5. NigelM

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    Actually, I believe that it does apply to private property or at least to commercial property. Don't parking regs apply if you park on a disabled spot at the supermarket? That's not public property.

    Of course the casino likely has no way of tracing who owns the cars and they're not going to call for a tow away against paying /gambling guests.
     
  6. Larry Chanin

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    That's an interesting thought. So if the law applies to private commercial property, then what do you think would happen if someone phoned the local police? Would they at least get a ticket?

    Larry
     
  7. NigelM

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    I suspect the police would do nothing whatsoever unless you managed to convince them it was somehow an emergency.
     
  8. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Yes, I think you're right.

    So I sent the facilities manager of the casino an email soliciting his assistance in more aggressively addressing this situation.

    Larry
     

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