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ten essentials

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Usatyke, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Usatyke

    Usatyke Member

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    About to pick up my 85D next week and immediately go on a three hundred+ mile road trip. I'll hit two super chargers but will also need to top up in the wild to make it home, probably looking for 50 miles worth of charge from a blink station.
    What ten essentials (yes I am a boy scout leader) would you always take on a road trip?
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    1. UMC
    2. J1772 adapter
    3. license and registration
    4. water
    5. 30F compatible jacket
    6. sunglasses and/or hat
    7. credit card and at least $50 cash
    8. mobile phone (if you have one already)
    9. change of clothes
     
  3. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    10. Decent extension cord / Flashlight / Flat repair kit (including pump) / iPhone app for Plugshare
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    11. Blink and Chargepoint cards
    12. Preprinted note(s) to leave on car when charging, so others can contact you if charging is done & they need the spot.
    13. Reservations at hotels with destination charging.
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    My "Boogie Board" worked great for this until it was stolen at TMC Connect. :(
     
  6. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    All of the above and:

    CAMCO 30FT extension cord for your UMC. Comes in very handy
    blanket
    First aid kit
    Windex and paper towels
    Tesla-specific tire repair kit. Just to be clear
    Tire tread puncture repair kit with plugs
    Reflective triangles for the road or flashers, etc

    I keep it all in my frunk.


    Oh and...Vodka and glasses appropriate for a Tesla, of course!
     

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