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SF to Toronto (7/30) and back (8/30)

Just finished a round trip to Toronto area from SF.

No range anxiety, plenty of superchargers along the way. I did sometimes charge a bit extra, when I did not feel comfortable rolling in to the next super charger at 4%.

I did do some strategic (or so I thought) charging around motel stops.
If motel was near the supercharger, I would charge, before checking in, with enough range and a bit extra to make the next charger the next day.
If the motel was between chargers, I would always make sure I had a bit extra to drive around locally to food or shopping, to arrive at the next charger, next day.

Sometimes trip planner would say ok, at motel, 11% is good, but I always had to take into account that this was not my final destination and needed more juice to start the next day and reach the next charger.

I would use the in car planner to guess where I would be at the end of my travel day, I forgot (heading east) to account for the loss of 1 hr per time zone. I would book the motel with the motel's app ahead of time. There were several times this proved worth it, sometimes arrived late eve. (will plan earlier end of day next time) and I had a room, but the motel was booked.

Supercharger stops best to worst,
Best at travel centers or gas stations. Like Sinclair, Kumngo, etc. always had restrooms, coffee, snacks, food.

Second best at stores like, Meijr, Hy-Vee, Raleys. stores had restrooms, and well a store full of snacks and many had deli/hot food counters.

Least favorite was at motels (unless staying overnight), always felt awkward using the restrooms, like I was sneaking around. At this time covid was not a major concern, during that time, many motels closed their restrooms.

Autopilot worked well, but sometimes freaked out or did not always leave clearance for oversized loads. Yup, always pay attention.

Highway rest stops are great, not much diversion and easy on/off.

I have done other road trips from SF, to Dallas, to Washington, LA, Sierras, Big Bear, etc. but this was my longest so far.

I did not have charging at my destination.
I turned off sentry to save 3% day loss.
I was able to charge at a local j1772 for about 30-50min each time I went to the local store. gained back 2-3%
I was 15 min away from a local supercharger, did not use unless I went on a local trip, had to charge to and from sometimes.

Any other questions ?


Awesome (and inspiring). I am planning a Toronto to San Francisco return trip starting next week! I couldn't figure out the total number of days that this trip took including overnight stays. Also was the trip done solo or with a partner?
I was by myself.

It would be much better with another driver, I had to make sure to take rest breaks instead of alternating drivers and in car resting.

I have done the drive a few times in a gas car with another driver, once we just burned through the night, and once with one overnight stop for shower/refreshing.

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