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Supercharger - Fort Bragg, CA (LIVE 21 May 2021, 12 stalls)

ohmman

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There are no pull through chargers, but there are a few non-charger spots on both ends that you can probably pull through on.
And if one is concerned about charging while towing, it appears you can parallel on the back row and pull a charger cable in that direction. Assuming nobody is parked there, that allows you to charge without unhitching and still not block any of the Tesla stalls. I've done this at a number of other Supercharger locations and it works well, so long as it's not in a high use area of the parking lot. I try to avoid blocking a ton of spots in prime location and give Tesla towing a bad name...
 
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IronQQQ

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Spending a couple days along the North Coast the charge at Fort Bragg is welcomed as it allows you to bypass Branscomb road which appears even more remote than Hwy 1. Let me gives you the details. I'm really glad that Fort Bragg was built by the time my trip occured else I would have to take Branscomb road to Laytonville.

The challenge in Fort Bragg to Eureka via Hwy 1, is leaving Fort Bragg which I had charged to 90% and continuing north Hwy 1 which is remote and isolated. Hwy 1 turns inland from the coast at Rockport and goes through the mountains with some extremely winding roads (15 to 25 mph is typical) for 18 miles up and down the mountain. There were no cars heading north at 6pm on a Tuesday except for me. There were a dozen cars total heading south. This 18 mile leg takes about an hour and there is nothing through the mountains. Only a handful of houses a general store a few miles from the 101 at Legget. I then arrived and overnighted at Garberville at 55% in my Long Range RWD 3. There is no level 2 charging there. There are two CCS/Chademo nearby in Benbow which you will pass on the 101, but with no CCS or Chademo adapter, I can only worry. Leaving Garberville that morning I had 53% charge. After the Ave of the Giants and some roadside attractions, and driving at or below the speed limit. I arrived Eureka with 22%. It not much of a buffer if it were raining, winds or cold weather or if even driving at the speed limit.

Garberville really needs a supercharger for those coming from Hwy 1. The regen through Hwy 1 just wasn't there through the hills and in such a remote area, I really got super anxious with wife, kids and quickly losing daylight.

The market at Supercharger is superb stocked withs lots of camping gear, local foods and deli. I purchased a few packs of North Coast brewery beer as the North Coast Brewery in town was not open on a Tues.
 
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ChopinBlues

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The market at Supercharger is superb stocked withs lots of camping gear, local foods and deli. I purchased a few packs of North Coast brewery beer as the North Coast Brewery in town was not open on a Tues.
Yup, Harvest market is excellent, and North Coast makes some fine brews -- my favorite: Red Seal Ale.
 
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Spending a couple days along the North Coast the charge at Fort Bragg is welcomed as it allows you to bypass Branscomb road which appears even more remote than Hwy 1. Let me gives you the details. I'm really glad that Fort Bragg was built by the time my trip occured else I would have to take Branscomb road to Laytonville.

The challenge in Fort Bragg to Eureka via Hwy 1, is leaving Fort Bragg which I had charged to 90% and continuing north Hwy 1 which is remote and isolated. Hwy 1 turns inland from the coast at Rockport and goes through the mountains with some extremely winding roads (15 to 25 mph is typical) for 18 miles up and down the mountain. There were no cars heading north at 6pm on a Tuesday except for me. There were a dozen cars total heading south. This 18 mile leg takes about an hour and there is nothing through the mountains. Only a handful of houses a general store a few miles from the 101 at Legget. I then arrived and overnighted at Garberville at 55% in my Long Range RWD 3. There is no level 2 charging there. There are two CCS/Chademo nearby in Benbow which you will pass on the 101, but with no CCS or Chademo adapter, I can only worry. Leaving Garberville that morning I had 53% charge. After the Ave of the Giants and some roadside attractions, and driving at or below the speed limit. I arrived Eureka with 22%. It not much of a buffer if it were raining, winds or cold weather or if even driving at the speed limit.

Garberville really needs a supercharger for those coming from Hwy 1. The regen through Hwy 1 just wasn't there through the hills and in such a remote area, I really got super anxious with wife, kids and quickly losing daylight.

The market at Supercharger is superb stocked withs lots of camping gear, local foods and deli. I purchased a few packs of North Coast brewery beer as the North Coast Brewery in town was not open on a Tues.
Thanks for the tips. I'll be out that way soon!
 

mx_man

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Apr 28, 2021
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Spending a couple days along the North Coast the charge at Fort Bragg is welcomed as it allows you to bypass Branscomb road which appears even more remote than Hwy 1. Let me gives you the details. I'm really glad that Fort Bragg was built by the time my trip occured else I would have to take Branscomb road to Laytonville.

The challenge in Fort Bragg to Eureka via Hwy 1, is leaving Fort Bragg which I had charged to 90% and continuing north Hwy 1 which is remote and isolated. Hwy 1 turns inland from the coast at Rockport and goes through the mountains with some extremely winding roads (15 to 25 mph is typical) for 18 miles up and down the mountain. There were no cars heading north at 6pm on a Tuesday except for me. There were a dozen cars total heading south. This 18 mile leg takes about an hour and there is nothing through the mountains. Only a handful of houses a general store a few miles from the 101 at Legget. I then arrived and overnighted at Garberville at 55% in my Long Range RWD 3. There is no level 2 charging there. There are two CCS/Chademo nearby in Benbow which you will pass on the 101, but with no CCS or Chademo adapter, I can only worry. Leaving Garberville that morning I had 53% charge. After the Ave of the Giants and some roadside attractions, and driving at or below the speed limit. I arrived Eureka with 22%. It not much of a buffer if it were raining, winds or cold weather or if even driving at the speed limit.

Garberville really needs a supercharger for those coming from Hwy 1. The regen through Hwy 1 just wasn't there through the hills and in such a remote area, I really got super anxious with wife, kids and quickly losing daylight.

The market at Supercharger is superb stocked withs lots of camping gear, local foods and deli. I purchased a few packs of North Coast brewery beer as the North Coast Brewery in town was not open on a Tues.
This is pretty helpful, I'll be out there later in the summer. Usually ABRP is pretty accurate for me, it's showing about 52% battery usage between Fort Bragg and Eureka (2020 MX LR). Do you think that's way off? Should I be worried? I am on the fence about buying a $400 CHadeMo dongle that I would probably just have for piece of mind and never use. Would you recommend that?
 

ChopinBlues

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This is pretty helpful, I'll be out there later in the summer. Usually ABRP is pretty accurate for me, it's showing about 52% battery usage between Fort Bragg and Eureka (2020 MX LR). Do you think that's way off? Should I be worried? I am on the fence about buying a $400 CHadeMo dongle that I would probably just have for piece of mind and never use. Would you recommend that?
Yes, I think it's way off -- on the high side. Your MX has a 360-mile range. 52% of that is 190. The distance is about 130 -- starting and ending at sea level. I've been driving a MS for almost 8 years, up and down lots of mountains, and my experience has been that whatever extra you use going up, you get a fairly large percentage of that back going down. I think you could probably go round trip on a full charge, driving conservatively.
 
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