Originally Posted by OTRA15
I guess you removed the steel battery box? Wondering why . . .
My Sport 22 didn't come with a steel battery box. It came with one of these cheap battery boxes
. Obviously that wouldn't do much for storage. I get the feeling I'm going to have to weld my own box; not that I have any welding skills at all..
Photos of the space attached. I can easily move the Zamp solar connector somewhere else. The two weight distribution points will have to stay.
We just returned from a trip to Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Tesla has added three new Superchargers on that route, which makes it significantly easier to get through, but I still think I'm going to upgrade to the new long range X. My X has about a 235 mile range at this point. The new ones have 351. Realizing that those numbers are cut roughly in half while towing, it may not seem like a huge jump to go from ~115 to ~175 miles, but it is. It means I don't have to charge my battery to 100% anymore (or rarely, anyway), which is a very slow proposition. Anything over 90% is painfully slow. Also, the new X is capable of charging at 2.5x the speed mine is, so stops will be 10-15 minutes in most cases. That'll make us more capable of longer (distance) days when we're trying to go a little farther afield.