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I don't know what it will be like with a Cybertruck because of the bigger battery, but with a model 3 we don't stop to charge. We just charge while we are stopped.


You are so wise Obiwan.[emoticon]

My plans too.


Quite honestly the time it takes to get a fresh scone comes into play as well. I’m really wishing there was a Starbucks situated at every supercharger by law. But alas it’s not to be. Probably a good thing. [emoticon].

But seriously, I think your and our bigger challenge will be the parking configuration at chargers. We are only planning on pulling a little trailer, either with the model 3 or the Cybertruck. So the pull through sites at Superchargers would work although it will take up two stalls. I have seen pictures of newer installations that will lend themselves well to towing, but the length of the trailer is going to come into play. What are you planning on pulling?

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Reisender wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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I don't know what it will be like with a Cybertruck because of the bigger battery, but with a model 3 we don't stop to charge. We just charge while we are stopped.


You are so wise Obiwan.[emoticon]

My plans too.


Quite honestly the time it takes to get a fresh scone comes into play as well. I’m really wishing there was a Starbucks situated at every supercharger by law. But alas it’s not to be. Probably a good thing. [emoticon].

But seriously, I think your and our bigger challenge will be the parking configuration at chargers. We are only planning on pulling a little trailer, either with the model 3 or the Cybertruck. So the pull through sites at Superchargers would work although it will take up two stalls. I have seen pictures of newer installations that will lend themselves well to towing, but the length of the trailer is going to come into play. What are you planning on pulling?


I will be pulling a 25-foot on the Cybertruck at 5,000 pounds. I was hoping Tesla Semis will launch ahead to hasten development of. pull through re-charging stations.

Ideal and planned driving distance between campsites will be like driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco (380ish miles) with one stop for breakfast or lunch (and with ICE, gas up).

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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I don't know what it will be like with a Cybertruck because of the bigger battery, but with a model 3 we don't stop to charge. We just charge while we are stopped.


You are so wise Obiwan.[emoticon]

My plans too.


Quite honestly the time it takes to get a fresh scone comes into play as well. I’m really wishing there was a Starbucks situated at every supercharger by law. But alas it’s not to be. Probably a good thing. [emoticon].

But seriously, I think your and our bigger challenge will be the parking configuration at chargers. We are only planning on pulling a little trailer, either with the model 3 or the Cybertruck. So the pull through sites at Superchargers would work although it will take up two stalls. I have seen pictures of newer installations that will lend themselves well to towing, but the length of the trailer is going to come into play. What are you planning on pulling?


I will be pulling a 25-foot on the Cybertruck at 5,000 pounds. I was hoping Tesla Semis will launch ahead to hasten development of. pull through re-charging stations.

Ideal and planned driving distance between campsites will be like driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco (380ish miles) with one stop for breakfast or lunch (and with ICE, gas up).


I think those numbers will be on the edge with that weight. Depends how boxy it is. But San Francisco to LA also goes past a bunch of new Superchargers including Kettleston which I believe either has or will be getting some Cybertruck with toad friendly sites. Avoid the long weekends and you shouldn't have a problem with having to take up two sites. But the length will be iffy unless it is a parallel type site that are apparently showing up at some of the new sites. Here is a pull through. Hmmm. I am guessing this trailer is about 19 or 20 feet. You could pull forward a little but V3 cables are not real long. I would say you'll be sticking out about 4 feet but probably wouldn't be a big problem...I guess.

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I think those numbers will be on the edge with that weight. Depends how boxy it is. But San Francisco to LA also goes past a bunch of new Superchargers including Kettleston which I believe either has or will be getting some Cybertruck with toad friendly sites. Avoid the long weekends and you shouldn't have a problem with having to take up two sites. But the length will be iffy unless it is a parallel type site that are apparently showing up at some of the new sites. Here is a pull through. Hmmm. I am guessing this trailer is about 19 or 20 feet. You could pull forward a little but V3 cables are not real long. I would say you'll be sticking out about 4 feet but probably wouldn't be a big problem...I guess.

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If there is a lounge nearby, this will be a re-charging heaven for me.

I think you posted a photo of a service-area like lounge being operated by Tesla themselves.

I won't mind re-charging in truck stops and taking lunch at the fastfood and browsing on their stores -- as long as they are not selling signature shoes, bags, dresses, jewelries... lol

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I think those numbers will be on the edge with that weight. Depends how boxy it is. But San Francisco to LA also goes past a bunch of new Superchargers including Kettleston which I believe either has or will be getting some Cybertruck with toad friendly sites. Avoid the long weekends and you shouldn't have a problem with having to take up two sites. But the length will be iffy unless it is a parallel type site that are apparently showing up at some of the new sites. Here is a pull through. Hmmm. I am guessing this trailer is about 19 or 20 feet. You could pull forward a little but V3 cables are not real long. I would say you'll be sticking out about 4 feet but probably wouldn't be a big problem...I guess.

[image]


If there is a lounge nearby, this will be a re-charging heaven for me.

I think you posted a photo of a service-area like lounge being operated by Tesla themselves.

I won't mind re-charging in truck stops and taking lunch at the fastfood and browsing on their stores -- as long as they are not selling signature shoes, bags, dresses, jewelries... lol



Yah, kinda nice. But they are the exception to the rule. Generally if there is some other kind of service industry they don't do this kind of thing. The good news is the Kettleman site which I believe is about the halfway point for you on your trip has a lounge. Don't count on them though. This is the literally the only one I have been in. But then again, for us any fast food place with a bathroom and coffee is good enough for us. Maybe a scone? [emoticon]

[image]

Google Kettleman Supercharger and click on the map.

That stretch from Frisco to LA is Supercharger Alley. You'll have lots of options. And there are a tone of Chademo/CCS stations, but you'll have to buy an adapter and they are slooowwwwweeerrr.

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Yah, kinda nice. But they are the exception to the rule. Generally if there is some other kind of service industry they don't do this kind of thing. The good news is the Kettleman site which I believe is about the halfway point for you on your trip has a lounge. Don't count on them though. This is the literally the only one I have been in. But then again, for us any fast food place with a bathroom and coffee is good enough for us. Maybe a scone? [emoticon]

[image]

Google Kettleman Supercharger and click on the map.

That stretch from Frisco to LA is Supercharger Alley. You'll have lots of options. And there are a tone of Chademo/CCS stations, but you'll have to buy an adapter and they are slooowwwwweeerrr.


Harris Ranch was my favorite stop in between SFO and LA. Heard there is a Tesla charging station there.

But have not shuttling in between lately although my son (who used to work for Tesla) lives in the Bay Area. And so is a sister.

Wisened up. I just ask them to visit me instead, lol. Well, maybe, when I get the Cybertruck where my excuse that I have difficulties driving in the evening (macular degeneration) is no longer valid with it's FSD).

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Yah, kinda nice. But they are the exception to the rule. Generally if there is some other kind of service industry they don't do this kind of thing. The good news is the Kettleman site which I believe is about the halfway point for you on your trip has a lounge. Don't count on them though. This is the literally the only one I have been in. But then again, for us any fast food place with a bathroom and coffee is good enough for us. Maybe a scone? [emoticon]

[image]

Google Kettleman Supercharger and click on the map.

That stretch from Frisco to LA is Supercharger Alley. You'll have lots of options. And there are a tone of Chademo/CCS stations, but you'll have to buy an adapter and they are slooowwwwweeerrr.


Harris Ranch was my favorite stop in between SFO and LA. Heard there is a Tesla charging station there.

But have not shuttling in between lately although my son (who used to work for Tesla) lives in the Bay Area. And so is a sister.

Wisened up. I just ask them to visit me instead, lol. Well, maybe, when I get the Cybertruck where my excuse that I have difficulties driving in the evening (macular degeneration) is no longer valid with it's FSD).


Yah, we know Harris Ranch well as we overnight there with the motorhome. Not sure about charging with a trailer there as I can't remember the layout of the sites. There is also a bunch of non tesla fast chargers there.

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The short squeeze is still in progress. Once the capitulation is complete with the shorties this run up could be subject to some adjustment. Hang in there Bezos [emoticon]


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For what to expect while towing this is a good read. I dont know if someone posted it before.
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122487_towing-a-camper-with-a-tesla-model-x-thank-elon-for-superchargers


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