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Washington state to Virginia and back in a TMS

Discussion in 'Model S' started by OTARon, Sep 9, 2019 at 6:28 AM.

  1. OTARon

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    #1 OTARon, Sep 9, 2019 at 6:28 AM
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    started a round trip cross country trip in our 2016 TMS 90D. Biggest trip before was 1500 and this should be 6900 miles. Not sure if my friend was right when he asked “Are you out of your Damned Mind?!?” Being prior Navy we have moved cross country 2 times, and North /south several. As of today we are 1545 miles in, 3 National Parks, many mount ranges and 4 states down. Found 2 broken super chargers and one with standing room only, most have been empty and one with a nice conversation with an owner from Ohio headed to Oregon. More to come if anyone cares.

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  2. St Charles

    St Charles Tesla, not TSLA!

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    I made the trip from Seattle to Washington DC last October in my P100D. The drive was delightfully uneventful.
     
  3. ChadS

    ChadS Last tank of gas: March 2009. EV miles: 254,000

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    Have fun!

    In June, my wife and I went from WA to North Carolina in an X 100D. That was 6,500 miles and it was a fantastic trip - we hit National Parks in Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. No issues with the car or charging.

    We have taken a trip like that in a Tesla every year since 2010 although they are generally more like 3,500 miles. The longest one was 11,000 miles in 2014, when we went to Acadia in Maine, with stops in Arizona and Colorado.

    We have never had a problem with any of the cars. The only time I ever had a problem with charging was in 2010, but that was before charging stations (much less Superchargers) so I was charging at campgrounds.

    We find electric road trips to be much nicer than gas ones ever were. You are definitely not out of your mind!
     
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  4. IsthataTesl.a?

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    TMS...
    Please be sure to call or email Tesla about any inoperative or underperforming Supercharger stalls you come across...
    Thanks!

    Electric road trips are the best !
     
  5. SO16

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    #5 SO16, Sep 10, 2019 at 5:21 AM
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    Instead of going through Chicago, you should go through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then stop off at Mackinaw Island and cross the Mackinaw Bridge. Then go through Harbor Springs, Petosky, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes and down the west coast of Michigan. (If you haven’t been there before.) There are no Superchargers in the UP by Escanaba yet but you could stay overnight at destination charger location through there. I have done it with my 2017 S90D.
     
  6. OTARon

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    We headed south for Indiana Sand Dunes National Park. But thanks for the advice.
     
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    It would be helpful if Tesla gave us a 800 number to call that didn’t leave you on hold for 20 minutes or better yet a number we could text with info. I have found 2 broken chargers and one where they need to fire the contractor who installed the stalls, in this pic, the furthest on the right isn’t in a stall and all the rest don’t aline with the parking spots.
     
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  8. SeminoleFSU

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    Agreed. There is an email alias you can use to report issues too. I forget what it is now but a google search would probably help you find another way to try and contact them and get ignored :D
     
  9. SO16

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    On your account page, perhaps just request help for charging and mention it in there. Then they “should” have a record of it.
     
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    Just guessing but maybe the space is on the other side for that charger as it looks like a new curb on the other side
     
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    Well I just call about two problems in Maumee, OH 2b kept stopping and 3a is missing part of its plug, and the phone was answered in less than 20 seconds.
     

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