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south okanagan (BC) camping in a Model Y

duggadugga

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Oct 15, 2020
49
18
central okanagan, bc
Hello, brand new MY owner checking in with my first post-ownership post! Super thrilled to finally join the club.

My significant other is super excited about the camping feature after I showed her on Youtube. In fact, she pretty much wants to do it right away, if only for a night. We are thinking either Osoyoos or Penticton on a warmish day/evening.

We will have a 3-year-old in tow.

Any thoughts on this? Where does one actually "camp"? At a regular RV / camping site? How close should we be to a charger? (I see no superchargers in the south Okanagan).

Are there any things to consider? Any essentials to pack that we might not think of?
 

Bspalteholz

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Nov 27, 2018
11
9
Victoria, BC
Any campsite will work. I would recommend fully charging before you go, account for the drive there and back of course. When I camp in my model 3 at around 0degrees Celsius outside, I usually set the camp mode to about 18-19 degrees. Then I manually turn down the fan to setting 1 or 2 so it’s nice and quiet. That’s it. You can expect to use about 1-2% of the battery charge per hour, depending on temperature outside and your battery size. It will shut off at 20% so as long as you can get to a charger with that range it should be fine. Have fun! It’s really a great feature.
 

Casmium

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Sep 14, 2018
340
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Mississauga
if you get a camp site that has power, you can bring your charger and just plug in and not worry about the battery, you may need an adapter if it's a 30 amp connection, but most have a 120v outlet as well which is find if your staying long enough to add some range or at least maintain what you have when you got there.
TT-30 Adapter for Tesla Model S/X/3/Y Gen 2 – EVSE Adapters
and may want an air mattress
 

Biscuitman

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Oct 22, 2019
300
135
Ottawa
Hello, brand new MY owner checking in with my first post-ownership post! Super thrilled to finally join the club.

My significant other is super excited about the camping feature after I showed her on Youtube. In fact, she pretty much wants to do it right away, if only for a night. We are thinking either Osoyoos or Penticton on a warmish day/evening.

We will have a 3-year-old in tow.

Any thoughts on this? Where does one actually "camp"? At a regular RV / camping site? How close should we be to a charger? (I see no superchargers in the south Okanagan).

Are there any things to consider? Any essentials to pack that we might not think of?
Have fun... good luck with the 3 year old! That should be cozy;)
 
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CFinVancouver

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Jun 3, 2016
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Vancouver
I read or saw a YouTube video saying you should avoid a 220v RV connection as they will charge you too much for the use of that type of connection. You are better off using a 110v connection just to maintain the climate control in the car overnight. You can always charge at a supercharger or level 2 charger elsewhere. I think with a near full charge you could manage to camp off the grid overnight as mentioned above.
There are plenty of Tesla destinations chargers at the wineries in the area (Oliver comes to mind).
 

randomcomment

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Feb 24, 2021
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Vancouver
Does anyone have recommendations of the types of plugs/adapters that would come in handy for camping trips? Any insight on the difference between BC campground hook-ups versus U.S. campgrounds would be appreciated too!
 
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duggadugga

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Oct 15, 2020
49
18
central okanagan, bc
I read or saw a YouTube video saying you should avoid a 220v RV connection as they will charge you too much for the use of that type of connection. You are better off using a 110v connection just to maintain the climate control in the car overnight. You can always charge at a supercharger or level 2 charger elsewhere. I think with a near full charge you could manage to camp off the grid overnight as mentioned above.
There are plenty of Tesla destinations chargers at the wineries in the area (Oliver comes to mind).

Oh interesting, 110v is enough to keep the climate control from draining the battery?
 

Bspalteholz

Member
Nov 27, 2018
11
9
Victoria, BC
Yes, 110V Is enough to stop your battery depleting with climate on overnight. Depending on temperature it will either charge very slowly or deplete a tiny bit but should stay pretty much the same.
 

Casmium

Member
Sep 14, 2018
340
335
Mississauga
Most campground will have a regular 15 amp outlet, tt-30 outlet(120V 30 amp) or Nema 14-50, usually when you are booking the site it will tell you 15, 30, 50 amp service.
 

BJCanadaMax

Member
Dec 28, 2020
50
-6
Canada
Hello, brand new MY owner checking in with my first post-ownership post! Super thrilled to finally join the club.

My significant other is super excited about the camping feature after I showed her on Youtube. In fact, she pretty much wants to do it right away, if only for a night. We are thinking either Osoyoos or Penticton on a warmish day/evening.

We will have a 3-year-old in tow.

Any thoughts on this? Where does one actually "camp"? At a regular RV / camping site? How close should we be to a charger? (I see no superchargers in the south Okanagan).

Are there any things to consider? Any essentials to pack that we might not think of?
How do you plan to pee and poop
 

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