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Supercharger - Fort Stockton, Texas

Discussion in 'Texas' started by HillCountryFun, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. HillCountryFun

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    This info is from a post by vperl from the Supercharger - Van Horn, Texas thread.

    Fort Stockton, TX Supercharger permit applied
    Submitted by vperl on December 1, 2016
    Talked to city of Fort Stockton,TX 11am Pacific today, gave address and information about the next SUPERCHARGER location.

    Permit being issued.

    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fstfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-for...

    2571 I-10 Service Road (zip) 79735
     
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  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Fort Stockton, TX

    Interstates: I-10
    US Numbered Highways (<=5mi): US-67, US-285, US-385

    I-10
    From: Casa Grande, AZ - 619 miles
    To: Ozona, TX (Under construction) -109 miles
    Diversion: 1 mile
    From: Buckeye, AZ - 697 miles
    To: Junction, TX (Under construction) - 199 miles

    From: Gila Bend, AZ (I-8, I10) - 677 miles
    To: Sweetwater, TX (TX-1053, I-20) - 212 miles
    To: Amarillo, TX (TX-1053, I-20, TX-250, TX-349, TX-137, US-87, I-27) - 342 miles
    To: Waco, TX (I-10, US-190, US-377, TX-765, TX-45, TX-574, US-84, TX-6, I-35) - 383 miles
    To: Albuquerque, NM (US-285, I-40) - 418 miles

    It's nice seeing the distance on I-10 from Casa Grande, AZ get smaller...
     
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  3. jdo

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    smh that West Texas might be done before the first SC goes up in Arkansas.
     
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    ZAKEEUS Member

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    I see where u are going with this. We'll set the odds at 4-1, who's got money lol
     
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  5. mjwellman

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    I'm happy to see the west I-10 corridor start to fill up with SC but I'm also surprised that NOTHING has been done about Arkansas. jdo might be right that I-10 will finish before we see SC in Arkansas
     
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    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    You mean this one? Might be tight...

    Supercharger - Little Rock, AR
     
  7. RedRaider

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    There are several hotels clustered together here. Drove around all of them but saw no signs of construction. I also checked around the Flying J up the road. No Joy. Next stop Ozona.
     
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  8. emupilot

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    The permit for the Fort Stockton supercharger is at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, but that's in the cluster of hotels for which you found no activity.
     
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    Drove all around the Fairfield Inn yesterday. No sign of any activity.
     
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  10. BerTX

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    Thanks for that. This is a little disappointing, that Ozona is nearly finished and Van Horn construction is started, but there is a hole here in Ft. Stockton. I suppose one could go up to Midland and across to Van Horn, but that is a long span for an S60D since Pecos isn't started, either. Maybe Ozona to the destination charger at the BW in Pecos...
     
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    True, but I can only use 48 of the 75 amps, so about 36 MPH. Ozona to Van Horn would be doable without the stop if I slow down. One of those cases where going slower is faster (but not as much fun on an 80 mph road).
     
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    Still nothing :(
     
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    #14 jplasmd, Feb 4, 2017
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    Drove around the Fairfield Inn yesterday. No construction.

    The ClipperCreek in Iraan has a rated output of 70 amps. I've used it 5-6 times. With my P85, I would get about 50 miles per charging hour, due to voltage usually in the 230-235 range.
     
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    In talking with the owner of the Quality Inn in Ozona (where the Supercharger is located) , he said the tech that was passing through to commission the Van Horn SC told him there was a problem with the siting of the Fort Stockton SC. He was not clear if it was the hotel or the county government causing the issue. He said he had to fight a bit with his county -- they wanted it on their property.
     
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    Drove through Fairfield Inn today. No sign of any construction, although they have plenty of parking lot.

    This location really needs to get done! We had a rough time this week in the MS60D, dealing with the STRONG west winds on I-10...
     
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    Yep - that's why we are still waiting for our trip to Ft Davis with our P85 - since 2014.
     
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  18. Alphacrux

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    We're waiting to do the same trip in my P90D. EV trip planner shows the Ozona to Fort Davis segment via I-10 and rt. 67 and 118 to take 78 KWh of energy and 247 rated miles used @ 400 lb payload, 1.1 speed factor, but no headwind.

    After 15 months of ownership, I'm down to about 255 miles at 100% charge. No go. This isn't a great part of Texas in which to run out of energy..

    Iraan to Fort Davis shows a segment energy of 59 KWh and 188 rated miles used. This looks doable if one doesn't mind the extra charging time in Iraan (I don't currently have dual-chargers).
     
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    We did stop in Iraan, but with single charger it is of questionable value as it is somewhat out of the way. We also stopped in Balmorhea at the municipal RV park (check Plugshare) They have new 14-50 wiring and there is a decent little park to wander around in. If we were to do this trip again before Fort Stockton SC gets completed, we'd skip Iraan and just go to Balmorhea. Not free, but ridiculously close to it.
     
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    I was feeling restless yesterday... so I drove down to the Fairfield Inn to take another look around; Nothing :( I also checked out all the other usual suspects... still nothing...
     
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