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Posted: 07/12/22 08:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like a great trip and I like your Tesla and trailer setup
Nice photos, looking forward to more of your trips.


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Thanks for the photos. It looks like it was a lot of fun !


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J herb wrote:

Looks like a great trip and I like your Tesla and trailer setup
Nice photos, looking forward to more of your trips.


Thank you. We only have a short trip to the US (Washington state) coming up in august. We like to travel when it’s cooler. After the September long weekend we are going to follow the gold trail to Vancouver, take the ferry to the island and work our way to tofino. Then the ferry over to the Sunshine Coast and work our way back down to whistler and the back way back to the Okanagan. We are giving ourselves 4 weeks, maybe 5 weeks if we squeeze in salt spring island. Should be fun.

We are also thinking of a long slow pacific coast tour down to Malibu and then work our way down to San Felipe to escape the Canadian winter for a couple months. Time will tell. Maybe next year. We’ll see.

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Caveman Charlie wrote:

Thanks for the photos. It looks like it was a lot of fun !


Thank you. It was a blast. Although I remember some of the hikes being easier. [emoticon]!

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Nice write up, and very nice photos. Thanks for all the info and data. Always interesting to see real world information.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Nice write up, and very nice photos. Thanks for all the info and data. Always interesting to see real world information.


Thanks. All the good pics are credited to Angela. I suck at taking pics. [emoticon].

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What a marvelous report!

Any idea what percentage of charging was at campgrounds?


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pianotuna wrote:

What a marvelous report!

Any idea what percentage of charging was at campgrounds?


Hard to say for sure Don but maybe 15 to 20 percent …ish?

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harley hitchiker wrote:

other data about the tesla would be ,what was average cost per kilowatt hr. How many hours were spent charging ,and how far could you go on a average charge.
Looks like a great trip ,beautiful scenery,and apparently trouble free travel


So I found the screen shot I took of the Tesla app on day 31 of our trip. Unfortunately the app uses a sliding 31 day window so I don't have the whole 7 week trip. But this is probably indicative of the average kilowatt costs. It might have gotten a little cheaper towards the end as we were using more BC hydro and FLO DC fast chargers in southern BC and they tend to be a little cheaper than Superchargers. All numbers in Canadian dollars.

So the way the APP breaks it down is three colours.

Blue is charging at home. There is none because, well, we weren't at home [emoticon]

Red is supercharger which was most of our DC fast charging except for a little BC hydro or FLO charging later in the trip and maybe once at field BC in the early days of the trip.

Grey is "other" mostly no cost to us charging, which includes driveway charging at relatives, campgrounds and some free public charging at tourist info and welcome centres, but also a couple FLO and BC hydro stations that the Tesla App doesn't know how much they were. Probably about 30 to 35 bucks worth or maybe a little less. Looks like for at least that 31 days the average is around 38 cents per kwh. At the end of 31 days we were probably around the 2/3 point in the trip but not sure.

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Hope that answers your questions. Sorry I can't be more accurate. We made a reasonable attempt at tracking some of this stuff but were more focused on destinations and hikes etc.

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Very interesting report. What would you say the added costs of towing your trailer would be? I'm guessing the weight of the trailer would be at least 3500lbs loaded for travel. For example, if your tesla alone can go 100 miles on 30 KW would the trailer add another 10 KW? What is the tow rating of the car?

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