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Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:52 am
by triangles
jmueller065 I guess that makes sense. I was thinking it was more for user comfort. Using the logic that if you're at a quick charger you intend to continue your journey shorty and who wants to get into a hot car when you've stopped for a quick charge? Use grid power to precondition the car instead of using the battery to cool a hot car when you get under way again. Who knows maybe it's for both of these reasons?

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:40 pm
by jmueller065
triangles wrote:jmueller065 I guess that makes sense. I was thinking it was more for user comfort. Using the logic that if you're at a quick charger you intend to continue your journey shorty and who wants to get into a hot car when you've stopped for a quick charge? Use grid power to precondition the car instead of using the battery to cool a hot car when you get under way again. Who knows maybe it's for both of these reasons?
Well that kind of is the same thing: Perhaps the fast charger does heat the car up.

Makes me wonder: Does it do that when its -10F out?

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:32 pm
by triangles
I was thinking a hot car from sitting in the summer sun not from the battery. I'm guessing it's probably like the remote start function where it turns on the AC if it's hot and the heat if it's -10F out.

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:11 pm
by sonny917
Interesting trip.

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:42 pm
by Chrispy294ss
sonny917 wrote:Interesting trip.
Thank you.
I never had another trip last year to eclipse it.
Returned to Revelstoke at Xmas .
To chicken to try it with the FFE.
Registered my old 2002 Dakota Quad cab for the -17C journey.

/Chris

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:36 pm
by Akua
Chrispy and Ghiebert,

Seeing as you are local vancouverites, I am in Abbotsford just got a 17' FFE and was seeing if it was possible to do the drive up to Kelowna, I feel safe driving from Abby
to Hope, and Merritt to Kelowna, but that Coquihalla stretch has no Charge stations. (Crazy they don't have one at the toll booth.... There is power and restrooms up there)

Do you think it is possible to make the Coquihalla stretch with the steep hills (121K distance?)

Thanks,

Also, what year FFE you guys driving ?

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:13 am
by Chrispy294ss
2013 FFE and 2017 FFE
In my trip Chilliwack to Manning is 120+- with the peak elevation closer to the end of leg.
Hope to Merrett is also 120+- with peak closer to start of the leg.
The Manning's peak is 100m higher.
I reached the peak of the Manning's leg with 8% remaining.

It should be do able Hope to Merritt.
Pro Tip: keep your up Hill speed to 80 Kph

Cheers
Chris

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:25 pm
by Akua
Chris,
being that the coquihalla stretch has the peak closer to the beginning like you say- I wonder how much battery charge I will regenerate down the steep hills into Merritt....
That hill heading down is very long and steep... Thanks for the pro tip.

On a side note do you have any thoughts on the Thule roof racks?

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:12 am
by Chrispy294ss
Never seen a post on this forum about Thule.
However, Tesla forum can be searched. Fairly significant penalty
Are you getting a box?

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:47 pm
by Akua
I was planning on it for occasional use.... But now not sure...

On another side note: I have to silly questions-
1) In the trunk there is a cargo net, but I have no idea where its suppose to connect to at the 4 points? If you know show me a photo?
2) Under the hood at the top near the windshield are what appear to be 2 vents, what are they for? I may have accidently got water in one when I was washing the car...

Thanks again,