In this video, we travel from Kamloops to Clearwater establishing the average energy consumption at 80 km/h. At the campground, we deal with our first charging challenge, before we set off hiking to three waterfalls in Wells Gray Park. Finally, we discuss our options for the upcoming ‘nail-biter’ trip from Jasper to Lake Louise.
Really enjoying your videos. A great combination of information and entertainment
Thanks, Jim! We’re loving it! And it’s good we’re taking it slow, so much to do and see! Getting more and more into a routine, which will help with time management 😉
Really informative video on adaptor options. The analysis, data collection and planning that you are doing will serve you well, and the data will serve as benchmarks for those that decide to undertake similar trips.
Thanks! That’s what we are hoping! Also, if you have any questions, let us know and we’ll try our best to answer them. Thanks for following!
Consideration to extend your RANGE while pulling your trailer;
First of all many thanks to be able to experience your wonderfull travel initiativ being on route with your nice Model X and trailer!
Being a 4Wheel driver (presently still producing diesel fume) pulling my trailer I’ve experienced fuel savings by increasing the pressure of all tires.
I would suggest to increase the front wheel tire presure of the car by 0,3 bar, the rear by 0,5-0,6 and trailer by at least 0,8-1,0bar.
This measurement has no negativ influence on your safety, certainly not keeping in mind the moderate travel speed you apply needless to mention the ambient temperature you experience. Besides, the combination of your moderate travel speed and ambient temperature will call for a much longer time before the intended operational tire design temperature to be understood during driving will be reached. As the tire temperature will be lower, the pressure will be too = higher rolling resistance = less RANGE according your Tesla language..
Finding the best pressure increase values might be a bit of a test case and choice beween RANGE improvement prioriteit and comfort, as the pressure aspect is also linked to THE type of vehicle suspention and tire dimensions and brand.
Anyhow, I just wanted to pass on my tire pressure topic as I trust that it could help you guy’s.
Sorry that you most probably have to go and visit a gas station again in order to get some free of charge compressed air, but maybe they can sell you another nice Belgian Waffle..
Another motivation to drive by…
All the best and have great fun!
Thank you, Patrick, that’s a really good point! Luckily, we have our own little, portable air compressor with us. 👍🏻 But, we still have to stop at a gas station to clean the car inside 😉 No vacuum cleaner on this trip… I doubt they’ll be selling real Belgium Waffles there, though! I fear that might have been a one-time treat. We might have to switch to beef jerky… Oh no, can’t do that, that’s not vegetarian 😉
I have a question about the adapter which you found needed to be rewired… As I prepare for our first travel trailer trip, I’m thinking about 30 amp adapters for our Tesla charging cable. While I have the Nema 14-50 adapter, and the 5-15 adapter, I’m concerned about not having a 30 amp adapter. I saw what looked like the one you had that needed to be re-wired (beyond my knowledge), and am considering its purchase from the Cord Depot (http://www.corddepot.com/shop/ev-products/tt-30p-to-14-50r-evse-ev-adapter/). It seems to be set up for Tesla charging. Do you have any thoughts about it? Thanks, and hope things are well. Jim Vandegriff
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Thanks, Jim. Rolf will get back to you tomorrow. Silke
Yes – that looks like the inside wiring has already been changed to work with the Tesla Universal Mobile Connector. Just remember to dial the Amps down. The NEMA 14-50 adapter ‘tells’ the UMC that it is safe to ramp up to 40 Amps. However, TT-30 (30A) should not be loaded beyond 24 Amps. In many places I had to dial back even more, which is a pain in the butt, as 120V/24 Amp is already slow. You car will monitor the voltage as it slowly increased the Amps from 0 to 24. Say it starts with 125V at 0 Amps and then it drops to 110V as it approaches the 24 Amp mark. That is a drop of over 10% and outside the specifications of the electrical code. So the car will abort the charging. If it drops that much, try to get a camping spot that is closer to the electrical breaker panel, or you have to dial back more, try 20A or less.
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