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Tesla Supplies

Discussion in 'Model S' started by freddie_la, May 21, 2016.

  1. freddie_la

    freddie_la Member

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    Hello,

    I pick up my Tesla Tuesday. I was wondering if anyone had a list of supplies they keep in their car? Things like quick cleaning wipes. I have a dog that will travel in the car as well. Maybe there are something people bought that are helpful.

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  2. kirkbauer

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    Do you have third-row seats?

    I don't think I have any special supplies in my car besides a backup inflatable booster seat for the third-row seats. Oh and a tire repair kit since there is no spare tire, along with the tire lock for my wheels.

    However the frunk is a great place to store anything you decide to keep handy.
     
  3. ediot

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    the frunk is great for keeping anything that's smelly/ muddy, since the compartment is externalised from the cabin of the car. none of the smell will go inside the car.

    having a load of newspapers in the car would help soaking up any weird smells from the dogs - i'd recommend NOT to use air fresheners since the nose of the doggies are so much more sensitive than ours.
     
  4. Model S M.D.

    Model S M.D. Ludicrous Radiologist

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    Even with a dual motor car, I can still fill up my frunk with emergency supplies and leave my trunk and storage below trunk available for everyday groceries, etc.

    Here's what's in my frunk:
    • Tire repair kit/inflator from Tesla
    • Chademo adaptor and UMC cable/adaptors
    • Emergency supplies such as paper towels, gloves, flashlight, ice scraper (used to live in Dallas when this was more commonly used)
    • Cleaning supplies, such as spray bottle filled with optimum no rinse (for bugs on road trips, quick cleanup), window cleaner, microfiber towels
    • Thinking about adding first aid kit and blanket/big towel to it as well.
    Love having the frunk to store emergency supplies to free up my huge trunk for everyday needs.
     
  5. kevinf311

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    Here's what I have in my S (RWD), lots of it is carryover from what I used to haul around in the trunk of my Town Cars:

    Under-trunk and side cubbyholes:
    • Twin inflatable mattress
    • 6' x 8' 10oz Canvas Tarp
    • 4-Way SAE Tire Iron with a length of paracord lashed to the cross
    • Ice-scraper/Brush combo
    • 25' Heavy duty 5-15 style extension cord
    • UMC cable/adapters
    • Tire repair kit and compressor from Tesla (free because Maryland! :D )
    • Baseball cap (I don't know, it was in the Town Car so it went in the Tesla)
    • Small Craftsman tool-bag including Metric and SAE socket sets, small hammer, rubber mallet, socket driver, the more useful wrenches, box cutter, gloves, and of course... duct tape (actually might be Gorilla)
    Frunk (this is in the microwave space that refreshed and AWD cars don't have):
    • Small Cooler
    • Front license plate bracket (didn't want it screwed into my nose cone!)
    • Zip ties
    • (Occasionally) Groceries, backpack/laptop bag, small luggage
    Cabin/Glove compartment:
    • First-aid kit (nothing fancy, just what you can buy pre-made; be sure to periodically update expired items)
    • J1772 adapter (there's a cutout in the glove box that holds it pretty well and having it there keeps you from having to dig through your UMC bag in the trunk)
    • Small pencil case with 1 ink pen, 1 felt pen, 1 pencil, scratch paper, some length of string, and a can opener/bottle opener/wine key ( ;) )
    • Insurance card/registration and HOV lane sticker (haven't put it on yet...)
    • Matchbox Lincoln Town Car to honor the best car (and platform, Panther body what-what!) ever produced by Lincoln and to remember what got me from A-B before Tesla!
    Also, in the cabin I bought a cigarette adapter USB charging thingy. I have a couple different cables to choose from should anyone need a charge. The built-in USB ports I use for thumb drives with music. I made one that has high-energy music for fast driving and one that has down-tempo and jazz/classical for more relaxed trips. They are labeled "Red Pill" and "Blue Pill" :cool:

    Congrats on the new Tesla! You're going to love it! :):):)

    Edit: Clarification and errant comma
     
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  6. StaceyS

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    Here's my supplies:
    In the Frunk:
    An old furniture moving blanket (quilted, usually used as padding for cargo, can be used to keep warm in emergency)
    Front license plate.

    In the glove box:
    A roll of toilet paper that fits in the space where the j1772 adapter goes.
    Tire pressure gauge, pencil style.
    Pen, pencil, small note pad.
    A few business cards.
    Registration/Insurance cards.
    A minimal paper Tesla Owner's Manual.
    A pair of thin gloves (for driving in the winter!)
    A tin of Altoids mints.
    A USB cigarette lighter adapter (more powerful so I can charge my tablet).

    In the back seat:
    Front windshield sunshade.

    In the back:
    UMC bag with a bunch of adapters.
    First aid kit.
    Collapsible shovel (military entrenching tool).
    Snow brush/scraper.
    Mylar/plastic tarp, about 4x8 (emergency blanket style)
    Universal tire iron.
    Compact scissor jack.
    Trailer hitch coupler, ball and 4-flat wiring connector.
    A couple ratchet straps.
    A few rag wipe cloths.

    When on a long distance trip, we also add the Chademo adapter, a spare tire (a summer or snow tire, basically whatever is not on the car), and depending on where we're headed, maybe a 30' NEMA 14-50 extension cord. We try to keep the heavy/bulky items out of the car for regular day use.
     
  7. int32_t

    int32_t Tesla Spotter

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    400 Wh/km? Try unloading your car! I'm sure you'll be glad you came prepared when you use that stuff, though. :p
     
  8. kevinf311

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    I forgot to list the shovel!

    Mine is not collapsible though, just short with a flat head.
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    You guys put me to shame! So I have to up my game and make it sound good.

    The frunk:

    UMC and std adapters
    CAMCO 30Ft extension cable
    14-3 adapter
    3 wheel chocks
    compact scissor jack
    Tesla tire inflator gunk
    puncture plug kit that has come in very handy
    thick micro fiber blanket for padding and cold safety
    two bottles of water
    heavyweight hoodie
    heavy socks
    first aid kit
    compact tool kit with the basics
    thin shop jacket thing to keep clean
    lots of nitrile gloves
    window cleaner
    MF towels
    glass cleaning special paper towels
    regular paper towels
    toilet paper
    I store much in the Tesla frunk box, which can double as a cooler

    The glove box:

    J1772
    one MF towel
    Tesla quick start
    not much else. Rattles around too much.

    Driver's seat pouch:

    parking garage card
    company badge
    biz cards
    my state park passes

    Pass seat pouch:

    all my EV charging cards and mini cards
    Wheel lock
    BlackVue micro sim adaptor

    Center armrests:

    gum...

    Center console:

    Change
    A little trash container
    Great spot for my DSLR when out for a photo sojourn...

    Trunk:

    Grocery and Costco bags for errands

    Needed:

    Ice maker
    Kegerator
    Microwave!
     
  10. Canuck

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    I keep this in the "basement" of the trunk:

    EcoReco Electric Scooter : State-of-Art Last Mile Electric Vehicle

    It's great for trips when you drop the family off at the hotel/mall/restaurant/etc. to make your way back to them quickly, and then back to the charger to pick up the car when it's done. It also fits nicely in the trunk's basement, along with my Chademo adapter, and I think even if the vehicle got broken into, no one would know it's there. I have the Tesla all-weather trunk mat that covers the carpet so you don't see that there's another compartment below.
     
  11. Gizmo17

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    Wow, you guys have a lot of stuff in your car! I feel like I need to buy more stuff now!

    How does the Tesla tire inflator, work? I get a flat, I use the gunk first or in combination with the inflator and inflate tire+gunk to seal and inflate? Do I need a jack also?
    Also, do all Model S's have the spot for the J1772 plug in the glove box? I don't see a spot in mine (early 2016) that it fits into securely.

    Planning a road trip next month, wanted to have everything I might need.
    Thanks!

     
  12. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    The gunk is in a bottle that attaches to the inflator and get blown in. You don't need a jack for it. The J1772 spot is on the left side in the back of 2014 glove box. It just friction fits in. Not perfectly. But well enough that it doesn't move around.
     
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  13. Eugene Ash

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    Could you please elaborate on the inflatable booster seat? My son (3,5 y.o.) complains that he cannot see the cars, and thus refuses to use the 3rd row seats. Thus i wonder if the booster seat would help and which one you use.
     
  14. bmah

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    The newer cars don't. My 2015q2 S85D doesn't have a spot for the J1772 adapter in the glovebox, so I put it in the round UMC bag (there's even a place to hold it IIRC).

    I carry a fair amount of stuff when I go on trips (maybe not as much as some people up thread!) but if I'm close to home I travel a lot lighter (no CHAdeMO adapter for example). I have a checklist to tell me what to load back in the car for a typical road trip.

    Bruce.
     
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  15. kevinf311

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    That's really interesting to me that the J1772 adapter spot went away. I was pleasantly surprised when I found it. My car is March 2015 but not a D. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?

    First day I had the car, I charged at a J1772 spot in the lot next to their apartment (for the novelty, really) and was digging around in the satchel for the adapter. After the car was done I decided I would be clever and keep it in the glove box. To my surprise there was a little cutout that looked sorta close to the adapter shape! Regardless, I would've kept the adapter in the glove box, space allotment or not ;)
     
  16. Eugene Ash

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    I'm a fan of checklists, would you mind sharing yours? Got a new 70d this week and a hyper-organized wife 5 years ago :). Trying to impress her :)
     
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  17. bmah

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    Sure...here ya go. Once again this is my "trip" checklist, defined as a journey where the plans involve an overnight stay or at least two charging stops. Obviously adapt to your own situation. A little bit of customization and I'm sure she'll be impressed. :)

    Trip Checklist
    Service
    - [ ] Check tire pressure (48 psi)
    - [ ] Clean windows and mirrors
    - [ ] Clean backup camera
    Charging
    - [ ] UMC
    - [ ] NEMA 14-50 (240V RV)
    - [ ] NEMA 5-15 (120V)
    - [ ] NEMA 5-20 (120V)
    - [ ] NEMA 10-30 (240V dryer)
    - [ ] NEMA 14-30 (240V dryer)
    - [ ] J1772 adapter
    - [ ] CHAdeMO adapter
    - [ ] evGO card
    - [ ] Chargepoint card
    Other
    - [ ] Fastrak transponder
    - [ ] Tire repair kit
    - [ ] Windshield cleaning supplies
    - [ ] Screen cleaning wipes
    - [ ] Kleenex
    - [ ] Paper towels
    - [ ] Wet Ones / Hand sanitizer
    - [ ] Trash bags
     
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  18. Model S M.D.

    Model S M.D. Ludicrous Radiologist

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    @bmah

    Nice list! These aren't actually supplies, but don't forget to range charge the night before (scheduled to end soon before you depart so the battery doesn't sit at 100% for too long) and turn 'range mode' on for your trip.
     
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  19. Gizmo17

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    Thanks for the reply, no wonder I wasn't able to find it! ☺️
    Thanks for the list, it'll come in handy this summer.
     
  20. syosh

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    Just curious. Why 48psi? Compromise between 45 and 50psi?
     

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