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Old 06-24-2016, 02:33 PM   #29
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100 mile range in Texas is pretty limiting at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea, but I'm not sure I could deal with it. But as long as you have spots that you like in your area that's all that matter.
Even with our previous RVs we found ourselves spending a lot of time at local state parks for a Saturday evening by the lake.... For example, one spot we returned to A LOT was Cedar Hill State Park, which is only about 30 miles from Dallas. It would simply be a place to go and camp out by the lake, barbecue and drink some wine, and then return back home in time for a late brunch on Sunday.

But Isle Du Bois State Park, Possum Kingdom, Lake Whitney, are also all within the 100 mile radius. Even Eisenhower State Park is within the zone. The requirement however is to find a 50A campsite, which is not so easy. And then hope that it would be possible to charge the Tesla AND run the AC in the Airstream. The big jump for us would be to head for the much more fun state parks in the hill country, but we would have to hit the Supercharger in Waco, and then hope to have a spot within 100 miles of that, because unfortunately the supercharger in San Marcos is probably out of reach. What we need is a super charger north of Austin, perhaps Georgetown or that vicinity.... Now if I lived in Austin, there would be many more possibilities.
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:05 AM   #30
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Now if I lived in Austin, there would be many more possibilities.
But then you would have to deal with the traffic and getting out of Austin. Austin today reminds me of my time in the 90's I spent working on a short project for my company that had offices in Austin and in San Jose. In San Jose, every weekend it was a mass exodus out of the area and into the surrounding countryside. Sunday was the mass return. Austin in many ways reminds me of that today. I keep hoping that I can figure out how to retire a bit earlier than planned so I can get away from this mess... Maybe since I grew up here and and seen all the changes, it's what the city has become that turns me off, but I keep wanting to go a bit further away from the city and back into more open space... and I would love to keep my Airstream at my house instead of parked at a storage facility.

If I have any complaint about the park system in the area, it's hard to get a space at times. Certain parks you can rule out during the summer, others are again more fishing than hiking and as I said, I'm more of a hiker rather than a fisherman.

Anyhow, glad to see you got things sorted out with the Tesla. Not only will heads turn when you drive by because of the Airstream, but a Tesla pulling it! Now, there's something people don't see everyday.
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:25 AM   #31
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Maybe a generator that could provide a quick charge would help?
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:04 PM   #32
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Tesla X LED Lights Curt 57300 Range?

Thanks for info!

Just bought a new 2017 airstream Sport 22FB but no working LED lights. Looked this up and ordered the Curt 57300 adapter from amazon for $21. Hoping to get on the road with my Model X soon as it arrives.

Anyone have range experience? 100 miles seems like a reasonable estimate. I was pleasantly surprised how well Model X towed the airstream though I had to quickly stop towing after getting error message and realizing LED lights were not working.
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:22 AM   #33
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Seems to work for these guys.

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/07/te...ng-airstreams/
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:54 AM   #34
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Interesting link, although I have no idea how they think they will make it between superchargers, when I occasionally struggle to make it in my X even when I am towing nothing! For example, the Wichita to Topeka stretch in the middle of Summer when the temp is well over 100 degrees....

The range is very sensitive to headwinds and terrain. Or maybe they are driving at < 55mph the whole way, that could work possibly.....
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:09 AM   #35
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That is only 140miles distance.

Tesla can't be sold in Missouri but I've seen a couple of them even around Nixa.

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Old 09-19-2016, 10:45 AM   #36
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Interesting link, although I have no idea how they think they will make it between superchargers, when I occasionally struggle to make it in my X even when I am towing nothing! For example, the Wichita to Topeka stretch in the middle of Summer when the temp is well over 100 degrees....

The range is very sensitive to headwinds and terrain. Or maybe they are driving at < 55mph the whole way, that could work possibly.....
It is exactly 100 miles between Santa Barbara and Hawthorne, CA where the project is based. Sounds like they were right on the towing range limit.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:29 PM   #37
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Out of curiosity, can you dingy tow the Tesla 4 down behind an Interstate (or larger Class A/B/C)?
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:28 PM   #38
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Just bought a new 2017 airstream Sport 22FB but no working LED lights. Looked this up and ordered the Curt 57300 adapter from amazon for $21.
My Cayenne was produced in July, 2005 when Bosch had no idea that LEDs would replace incandescents so no surprise that I have this problem. But Tesla's loaded with talented software engineer so I'm really surprised that they missed this. Software update?
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Curious, since Tesla has no dealerships where do owners take their cars for service and technical issues?
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Tesla towing airstream

Tesla has service centers to service vehicles in states that do not have dealers to sell them. They also have showrooms, they just can't make the sale. You order them on the internet. I'm not sure if these new design centers on wheels inside airstreams can go into states with such dealer laws.
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Interesting marketing concept. Seems it is being strongly fought by the other auto makers. Their high dollar lobbies are successfully getting laws passed halting their sale in some states.
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I've heard in Missouri the auto dealers are the main force fighting this. They are afraid if this becomes precedent then the other manufacturer could do the same, not so much their sales would be affected by Tesla.

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