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Supercharger - Walsenburg, CO

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest Supercharger locations' started by MileHighMotoring, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. MileHighMotoring

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    #1 MileHighMotoring, Jul 2, 2017
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    This is up on Tesla's site. Does anyone have any info or ETA yet? I'm hoping to do a Fall Break trip from Denver to Albuquerque with a stop at the Sand Dunes, and this would save me backtracking to and from Trinidad twice... In fact, I'm not even sure my 85D can make it from the Trinidad SC to the Dunes and back. Using EV Trip Planner it's very tight.

    If they open the Alamosa Supercharger in time, that could work as well, if anyone has info on that one.
     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    When it says "Target opening date to be confirmed", just take it to mean "Not this year, hopefully next year, but plans could change."
     
  3. MileHighMotoring

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    It was put online in 2016, so maybe 2017 is the "next year" :)
     
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    @MileHighMotoring , I don't know if you are planning to spend the night at Great Sand Dunes, but if you are, book a spot at the Oasis RV Park. I did this with my MX 75D and used their NEMA 14-50 to charge overnight. I was able to to this roundtrip from Monument CO without diverting to the Trinidad SC.
     
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    If you just counted all of the unfinished "coming in 2017" sites it looks like there is at least a couple years of work. So Walsenburg should get one in about 2019 or later.:)
     
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    I'd certainly consider staying overnight but I'm not camping.. Where did you sleep?
     
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    I had my 2-man backpacking tent but I arrived at 10 PM in 40 mph winds. I gave up and slept on the floor of the X in a sleeping bag. I stayed at Oasis for 1 night just to charge, then moved to a campground in the GSD National Park. The park campgrounds are much nicer, but don't have electrical hookups.
    If you want to stay for the day, you could call Oasis and inquire about renting a 50 amp spot just for the day while you sightsee.
     
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    The Tesla site for this SC now reads "Target opening by end of 2018" Ugh. That's another year of not doing this vacation :(
     
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    There's a supercharger 37 miles away in Trinidad.
     
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    Thanks, I know that. Doesn't help me for this trip.
     
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    @MileHighMotoring : don't know if this would work out logistically for you, but on my recent camping trip to Lathrop State Park, just west of Walsenburg, I charged at Dakota RV. Details are on PlugShare. Definitely call first to make sure George has an open 50 amp spot for you.
    Great folks. For payment it was "give me what you think it's worth."
    I was able to get normal 14-50 charging rate of 26 to 27 mph (40 amp) because it's a 240 not 207 volt circuit.
    RV spots at Lathrop also have power, but I was in a tent site with no hookups.
    Like you, I am really looking forward to a Walsenburg Supercharger!
     
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    Don't let the lack of a Walsenburg supercharger prevent you from taking a vacation!
     
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    It's stopping me from taking this particular trip. We are only going south once in the foreseeable future, and combining Sand Dunes, Santa Fe/Albuquerque, and the Grand Canyon, and doing it over 8-9 days. If they can get Walsenburg up and running by next fall, we'll do it for fall break 2018 (which was our plan this year that I canceled).
     
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    I learned a while ago to NEVER depend on any target date that Tesla provides. For a smart guy, it amazing that Musk never learned how to tell time. They were 3 years late on the Model X, for which I had an early rez, which actually turned out to be a good thing, because I love my S and don't like the way the X turned out.

    I'm also waiting for SCs to hit southeast NM (Roswell?), so I can visit Carlsbad Caverns without a campground overnight charge. Looking at the bright side of that one, I'll have my Natl Park senior pass by the time this trip is doable :)
     
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