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We just returned home from a week long 3400 mile road trip with our R1T. This is our first EV. The TLDR; the truck performed exceptionally well and charging 26 times was no hassle at all.

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My wife and I live in Ann Arbor, MI. We got our R1T about two months ago and decided to take it on a road trip to a wedding in Colorado. I wanted to see what a long distance trip in an EV would be like and I wanted to get it on some trails in the mountains.

The trip was smooth with zero serious incidents. We mostly used the built in navigation to plan our charging stops with some occasional help from plugshare. One gripe with the navigation is that you can't add a stop along the route. For the most part we agreed with the planned charging stops. There was once or twice on the entire trip that we decided to override the charging location and do something that seemed more efficient.

We did have one time where trusting the range estimate gave us a scare. We were crossing Kansas on a long stretch of highway with very few fast charging options. After about an hour of driving I started to notice that our range seemed to be declining much faster than the distance we were covering. I started monitoring more closely and sure enough our range was dropping aggressively. The strong headwinds across the plains were really decreasing our efficiency. A quick check on plugshare confirmed that we had no other fast charging options between us and our planned destination. It was clear we were not going to make it if we just kept on cruising at 75mph. We ended up drafting off a semi going a little slower and saw efficiency pick up from 1.6 miles per kWh to 2 miles per kWh. By time we rolled up to the dispenser, we were at 3 miles of range. Yikes.

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IMG_20220613_220841.jpg


Unfortunately, my off-roading experience wasn't all that good. Most of the trails I wanted to go on were closed for no apparent reason. The two trails we did climb on were extremely rocky and in areas with no cell reception. I don't have a spare... I've tried my best to get one from Rivian, but they have a shortage and absolutely refuse to let me buy one. I couldn't enjoy the trails because I was too nervous about getting a puncture and being stranded without any way to do a repair.

Overall, charging was very smooth. The most problematic fast charging experience was having to wait about 15 minutes for a dispenser to open up. Seriously. We stopped to charge 26 times and nearly zero issues. Most stops did have at least one dispenser down for maintenance, but it was no problem because we could just plug into another one. One time a charger seemed to stop because the cable overheated (it was hot to the touch). We simply unplugged and plugged into the other one. Many of the NFC readers were not functioning so we had to spend the extra 20 seconds opening the app to initiate payment a few times. No big deal.

We attempted to charge overnight at hotels with mixed results. My wife has Diamond status with Hilton and we booked their properties that claimed to have EV charging. The first stay was at a Tru by Hilton in Omaha. We rolled up to the station and plugged in no problems. The next one was a Home2 Suites. It only had Tesla stations and they were both blocked by ICE vehicles. After that we got a lot more nervous and gave up on trusting the "EV charging" badge that the hotel advertised.

One night we stayed at an RV park and used the portable charger to plug into the 50a service. This was an overly expensive way to charge. We paid $85 for the site and then another $50 for a tent site because they wouldn't allow us to tent on an RV site. Had we not done this, our cost per mile would have been $0.12 not $0.15.

Here are all the charging stats:
NetworkDateLocationEnding SOCCharging MinsAvg SpeedPrice/kWhTotal CostTotal kWh
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Portage, MI96%5162.35$0.31$16.4353
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Joilet, IL87%37108.65$0.39$20.7767
Shell RechargeJune 9, 2022Iowa City, IA54163.33$0.70$37.11147
PrivateJune 9, 2022Des Moine, IA906.67$0.00$0.0010
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Waukee, IA73%30138.00$0.40$21.3969
Tru by HiltonJune 10, 2022Omaha, NE4206.57$0.00$0.0046
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Lincoln, NE81%33121.82$0.15$7.8367
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Lexington, NE90%62101.61$0.28$14.80105
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Ogallala, NE64%10174.00$0.05$2.4929
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Ogallala, NE86%2273.64$0.10$5.1727
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Fort Morgan, CO81%31127.74$0.39$20.4666
Electrify AmericaJune 11, 2022Lakewood, CO74%26147.69$0.37$19.8464
Electrify AmericaJune 12, 2022Frisco, CO15%4105.00$0.04$2.177
Electrify AmericaJune 12, 2022Frisco, CO72%33141.82$0.46$24.1878
ChargePointJune 12, 2022Estes Park, CO1584.00$0.17$9.2421
RV ParkJune 12, 2022Estes Park, CO6608.36$1.61$85.2492
ChargePointJune 12, 2022Bennett, CO3983.08$0.00$0.0054
EV GOJune 13, 2022Goodland, KS4282.86$0.53$28.3258
Electrify AmericaJune 13, 2022Hays, KS4%3160.00$0.01$0.728
Electrify AmericaJune 13, 2022Hays, KS68%40135.00$0.18$9.5290
EV GOJune 14, 2022McPherson, KS2980.69$0.25$13.4739
Electrify AmericaJune 14, 2022Wichita, KS86%57117.89$0.26$13.74112
Electrify AmericaJune 14, 2022Vinita, OK76%41137.56$0.55$29.1494
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Rodgers, AR82%36128.33$0.45$23.8777
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Lebanon, MO71%30152.00$0.44$23.5676
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Collinsville, IL75%41131.71$0.53$27.9090
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Bloomington, IL82%38129.47$0.48$25.4282
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Joilet, IL81%25115.20$0.28$14.8848
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Portage, MI75%27146.67$0.39$20.4666
Totals from Dispensers33.8109.37$0.34$518.121841.96
Rivian Trip Distance3,428
Rivian Trip Total kWh1,617
Charging Loss (kWh)225
Cost Per Mile$0.15
Average Miles per kWh1.86

Finally, a few minor gripes about the vehicle now that I've got over 5k miles in it:
  1. Only the key fob works reliably for me. We spent 15 minutes with a valet driver trying to get the key card to turn on the vehicle. It was really embarrassing that we couldn't get our truck to drive. It wasn't just that one instance. I have never been able to get it to work reliably.
  2. The A/C vent blows directly on my knee even when pointed as far away as possible. When you have the A/C cranking, that can get uncomfortable.
  3. The A/C can't keep up with the heat unless you recirculate the cabin air.
  4. The truck makes lots of annoying loud sounds when cooling itself off. Sometimes it is extremely loud.
  5. The the adaptive cruise slows down way too aggressively. Unlike other vehicles, you have to be centered in an unobstructed lane before it speeds back up. I'm used to it returning to the set speed when you put the blinker on to indicate a lane change. The truck would slow down a ton and then have to speed back up if you didn't push the accelerator when changing lanes
  6. No Android Auto or CarPlay. Just dumb.
  7. No apps; I want to watch videos while charging.
Overall it is an outstanding vehicle and we're very happy with it.

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We just returned home from a week long 3400 mile road trip with our R1T. This is our first EV. The TLDR; the truck performed exceptionally well and charging 26 times was no hassle at all.

Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 11.37.04 AM.png
original_05850a62-03dc-443f-9059-0c17eacd6ee0_IMG_20220619_111407.jpg


My wife and I live in Ann Arbor, MI. We got our R1T about two months ago and decided to take it on a road trip to a wedding in Colorado. I wanted to see what a long distance trip in an EV would be like and I wanted to get it on some trails in the mountains.

The trip was smooth with zero serious incidents. We mostly used the built in navigation to plan our charging stops with some occasional help from plugshare. One gripe with the navigation is that you can't add a stop along the route. For the most part we agreed with the planned charging stops. There was once or twice on the entire trip that we decided to override the charging location and do something that seemed more efficient.

We did have one time where trusting the range estimate gave us a scare. We were crossing Kansas on a long stretch of highway with very few fast charging options. After about an hour of driving I started to notice that our range seemed to be declining much faster than the distance we were covering. I started monitoring more closely and sure enough our range was dropping aggressively. The strong headwinds across the plains were really decreasing our efficiency. A quick check on plugshare confirmed that we had no other fast charging options between us and our planned destination. It was clear we were not going to make it if we just kept on cruising at 75mph. We ended up drafting off a semi going a little slower and saw efficiency pick up from 1.6 miles per kWh to 2 miles per kWh. By time we rolled up to the dispenser, we were at 3 miles of range. Yikes.

PXL_20220614_031258491.jpg
IMG_20220613_220841.jpg


Unfortunately, my off-roading experience wasn't all that good. Most of the trails I wanted to go on were closed for no apparent reason. The two trails we did climb on were extremely rocky and in areas with no cell reception. I don't have a spare... I've tried my best to get one from Rivian, but they have a shortage and absolutely refuse to let me buy one. I couldn't enjoy the trails because I was too nervous about getting a puncture and being stranded without any way to do a repair.

Overall, charging was very smooth. The most problematic fast charging experience was having to wait about 15 minutes for a dispenser to open up. Seriously. We stopped to charge 26 times and nearly zero issues. Most stops did have at least one dispenser down for maintenance, but it was no problem because we could just plug into another one. One time a charger seemed to stop because the cable overheated (it was hot to the touch). We simply unplugged and plugged into the other one. Many of the NFC readers were not functioning so we had to spend the extra 20 seconds opening the app to initiate payment a few times. No big deal.

We attempted to charge overnight at hotels with mixed results. My wife has Diamond status with Hilton and we booked their properties that claimed to have EV charging. The first stay was at a Tru by Hilton in Omaha. We rolled up to the station and plugged in no problems. The next one was a Home2 Suites. It only had Tesla stations and they were both blocked by ICE vehicles. After that we got a lot more nervous and gave up on trusting the "EV charging" badge that the hotel advertised.

One night we stayed at an RV park and used the portable charger to plug into the 50a service. This was an overly expensive way to charge. We paid $85 for the site and then another $50 for a tent site because they wouldn't allow us to tent on an RV site. Had we not done this, our cost per mile would have been $0.12 not $0.15.

Here are all the charging stats:
NetworkDateLocationEnding SOCCharging MinsAvg SpeedPrice/kWhTotal CostTotal kWh
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Portage, MI96%5162.35$0.31$16.4353
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Joilet, IL87%37108.65$0.39$20.7767
Shell RechargeJune 9, 2022Iowa City, IA54163.33$0.70$37.11147
PrivateJune 9, 2022Des Moine, IA906.67$0.00$0.0010
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Waukee, IA73%30138.00$0.40$21.3969
Tru by HiltonJune 10, 2022Omaha, NE4206.57$0.00$0.0046
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Lincoln, NE81%33121.82$0.15$7.8367
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Lexington, NE90%62101.61$0.28$14.80105
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Ogallala, NE64%10174.00$0.05$2.4929
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Ogallala, NE86%2273.64$0.10$5.1727
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Fort Morgan, CO81%31127.74$0.39$20.4666
Electrify AmericaJune 11, 2022Lakewood, CO74%26147.69$0.37$19.8464
Electrify AmericaJune 12, 2022Frisco, CO15%4105.00$0.04$2.177
Electrify AmericaJune 12, 2022Frisco, CO72%33141.82$0.46$24.1878
ChargePointJune 12, 2022Estes Park, CO1584.00$0.17$9.2421
RV ParkJune 12, 2022Estes Park, CO6608.36$1.61$85.2492
ChargePointJune 12, 2022Bennett, CO3983.08$0.00$0.0054
EV GOJune 13, 2022Goodland, KS4282.86$0.53$28.3258
Electrify AmericaJune 13, 2022Hays, KS4%3160.00$0.01$0.728
Electrify AmericaJune 13, 2022Hays, KS68%40135.00$0.18$9.5290
EV GOJune 14, 2022McPherson, KS2980.69$0.25$13.4739
Electrify AmericaJune 14, 2022Wichita, KS86%57117.89$0.26$13.74112
Electrify AmericaJune 14, 2022Vinita, OK76%41137.56$0.55$29.1494
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Rodgers, AR82%36128.33$0.45$23.8777
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Lebanon, MO71%30152.00$0.44$23.5676
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Collinsville, IL75%41131.71$0.53$27.9090
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Bloomington, IL82%38129.47$0.48$25.4282
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Joilet, IL81%25115.20$0.28$14.8848
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Portage, MI75%27146.67$0.39$20.4666
Totals from Dispensers33.8109.37$0.34$518.121841.96
Rivian Trip Distance3,428
Rivian Trip Total kWh1,617
Charging Loss (kWh)225
Cost Per Mile$0.15
Average Miles per kWh1.86

Finally, a few minor gripes about the vehicle now that I've got over 5k miles in it:
  1. Only the key fob works reliably for me. We spent 15 minutes with a valet driver trying to get the key card to turn on the vehicle. It was really embarrassing that we couldn't get our truck to drive. It wasn't just that one instance. I have never been able to get it to work reliably.
  2. The A/C vent blows directly on my knee even when pointed as far away as possible. When you have the A/C cranking, that can get uncomfortable.
  3. The A/C can't keep up with the heat unless you recirculate the cabin air.
  4. The truck makes lots of annoying loud sounds when cooling itself off. Sometimes it is extremely loud.
  5. The the adaptive cruise slows down way too aggressively. Unlike other vehicles, you have to be centered in an unobstructed lane before it speeds back up. I'm used to it returning to the set speed when you put the blinker on to indicate a lane change. The truck would slow down a ton and then have to speed back up if you didn't push the accelerator when changing lanes
  6. No Android Auto or CarPlay. Just dumb.
  7. No apps; I want to watch videos while charging.
Overall it is an outstanding vehicle and we're very happy with it.

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Wow, very detailed report. Thank you
 

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We just returned home from a week long 3400 mile road trip with our R1T. This is our first EV. The TLDR; the truck performed exceptionally well and charging 26 times was no hassle at all.

Screen Shot 2022-06-19 at 11.37.04 AM.png
original_05850a62-03dc-443f-9059-0c17eacd6ee0_IMG_20220619_111407.jpg


My wife and I live in Ann Arbor, MI. We got our R1T about two months ago and decided to take it on a road trip to a wedding in Colorado. I wanted to see what a long distance trip in an EV would be like and I wanted to get it on some trails in the mountains.

The trip was smooth with zero serious incidents. We mostly used the built in navigation to plan our charging stops with some occasional help from plugshare. One gripe with the navigation is that you can't add a stop along the route. For the most part we agreed with the planned charging stops. There was once or twice on the entire trip that we decided to override the charging location and do something that seemed more efficient.

We did have one time where trusting the range estimate gave us a scare. We were crossing Kansas on a long stretch of highway with very few fast charging options. After about an hour of driving I started to notice that our range seemed to be declining much faster than the distance we were covering. I started monitoring more closely and sure enough our range was dropping aggressively. The strong headwinds across the plains were really decreasing our efficiency. A quick check on plugshare confirmed that we had no other fast charging options between us and our planned destination. It was clear we were not going to make it if we just kept on cruising at 75mph. We ended up drafting off a semi going a little slower and saw efficiency pick up from 1.6 miles per kWh to 2 miles per kWh. By time we rolled up to the dispenser, we were at 3 miles of range. Yikes.

PXL_20220614_031258491.jpg
IMG_20220613_220841.jpg


Unfortunately, my off-roading experience wasn't all that good. Most of the trails I wanted to go on were closed for no apparent reason. The two trails we did climb on were extremely rocky and in areas with no cell reception. I don't have a spare... I've tried my best to get one from Rivian, but they have a shortage and absolutely refuse to let me buy one. I couldn't enjoy the trails because I was too nervous about getting a puncture and being stranded without any way to do a repair.

Overall, charging was very smooth. The most problematic fast charging experience was having to wait about 15 minutes for a dispenser to open up. Seriously. We stopped to charge 26 times and nearly zero issues. Most stops did have at least one dispenser down for maintenance, but it was no problem because we could just plug into another one. One time a charger seemed to stop because the cable overheated (it was hot to the touch). We simply unplugged and plugged into the other one. Many of the NFC readers were not functioning so we had to spend the extra 20 seconds opening the app to initiate payment a few times. No big deal.

We attempted to charge overnight at hotels with mixed results. My wife has Diamond status with Hilton and we booked their properties that claimed to have EV charging. The first stay was at a Tru by Hilton in Omaha. We rolled up to the station and plugged in no problems. The next one was a Home2 Suites. It only had Tesla stations and they were both blocked by ICE vehicles. After that we got a lot more nervous and gave up on trusting the "EV charging" badge that the hotel advertised.

One night we stayed at an RV park and used the portable charger to plug into the 50a service. This was an overly expensive way to charge. We paid $85 for the site and then another $50 for a tent site because they wouldn't allow us to tent on an RV site. Had we not done this, our cost per mile would have been $0.12 not $0.15.

Here are all the charging stats:
NetworkDateLocationEnding SOCCharging MinsAvg SpeedPrice/kWhTotal CostTotal kWh
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Portage, MI96%5162.35$0.31$16.4353
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Joilet, IL87%37108.65$0.39$20.7767
Shell RechargeJune 9, 2022Iowa City, IA54163.33$0.70$37.11147
PrivateJune 9, 2022Des Moine, IA906.67$0.00$0.0010
Electrify AmericaJune 9, 2022Waukee, IA73%30138.00$0.40$21.3969
Tru by HiltonJune 10, 2022Omaha, NE4206.57$0.00$0.0046
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Lincoln, NE81%33121.82$0.15$7.8367
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Lexington, NE90%62101.61$0.28$14.80105
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Ogallala, NE64%10174.00$0.05$2.4929
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Ogallala, NE86%2273.64$0.10$5.1727
Electrify AmericaJune 10, 2022Fort Morgan, CO81%31127.74$0.39$20.4666
Electrify AmericaJune 11, 2022Lakewood, CO74%26147.69$0.37$19.8464
Electrify AmericaJune 12, 2022Frisco, CO15%4105.00$0.04$2.177
Electrify AmericaJune 12, 2022Frisco, CO72%33141.82$0.46$24.1878
ChargePointJune 12, 2022Estes Park, CO1584.00$0.17$9.2421
RV ParkJune 12, 2022Estes Park, CO6608.36$1.61$85.2492
ChargePointJune 12, 2022Bennett, CO3983.08$0.00$0.0054
EV GOJune 13, 2022Goodland, KS4282.86$0.53$28.3258
Electrify AmericaJune 13, 2022Hays, KS4%3160.00$0.01$0.728
Electrify AmericaJune 13, 2022Hays, KS68%40135.00$0.18$9.5290
EV GOJune 14, 2022McPherson, KS2980.69$0.25$13.4739
Electrify AmericaJune 14, 2022Wichita, KS86%57117.89$0.26$13.74112
Electrify AmericaJune 14, 2022Vinita, OK76%41137.56$0.55$29.1494
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Rodgers, AR82%36128.33$0.45$23.8777
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Lebanon, MO71%30152.00$0.44$23.5676
Electrify AmericaJune 15, 2022Collinsville, IL75%41131.71$0.53$27.9090
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Bloomington, IL82%38129.47$0.48$25.4282
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Joilet, IL81%25115.20$0.28$14.8848
Electrify AmericaJune 16, 2022Portage, MI75%27146.67$0.39$20.4666
Totals from Dispensers33.8109.37$0.34$518.121841.96
Rivian Trip Distance3,428
Rivian Trip Total kWh1,617
Charging Loss (kWh)225
Cost Per Mile$0.15
Average Miles per kWh1.86

Finally, a few minor gripes about the vehicle now that I've got over 5k miles in it:
  1. Only the key fob works reliably for me. We spent 15 minutes with a valet driver trying to get the key card to turn on the vehicle. It was really embarrassing that we couldn't get our truck to drive. It wasn't just that one instance. I have never been able to get it to work reliably.
  2. The A/C vent blows directly on my knee even when pointed as far away as possible. When you have the A/C cranking, that can get uncomfortable.
  3. The A/C can't keep up with the heat unless you recirculate the cabin air.
  4. The truck makes lots of annoying loud sounds when cooling itself off. Sometimes it is extremely loud.
  5. The the adaptive cruise slows down way too aggressively. Unlike other vehicles, you have to be centered in an unobstructed lane before it speeds back up. I'm used to it returning to the set speed when you put the blinker on to indicate a lane change. The truck would slow down a ton and then have to speed back up if you didn't push the accelerator when changing lanes
  6. No Android Auto or CarPlay. Just dumb.
  7. No apps; I want to watch videos while charging.
Overall it is an outstanding vehicle and we're very happy with it.

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Great to read this as I may be doing a road trip to Denver area later this year. I just did an 800 mile trip Thursday-Saturday from Traverse City, MI to Indianapolis and back. It was my longest trip to date. My efficiency was 2.36 (pretty flat with 8-10mph headwind on the way back north). All EA charging with only one plug that would not work, plus some free RV charging (it would only pull 34 amps on a 50 amp 14-50 plug) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A highlight of the trip was parking next to 3 other R1Ts at the EA station in SE Indianapolis! Two of the owners are Rivian employees - great speaking to them!
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Great to read this as I may be doing a road trip to Denver area later this year. I just did an 800 mile trip Thursday-Saturday from Traverse City, MI to Indianapolis and back. It was my longest trip to date. My efficiency was 2.36 (pretty flat with 8-10mph headwind on the way back north). All EA charging with only one plug that would not work, plus some free RV charging (it would only pull 34 amps on a 50 amp 14-50 plug) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A highlight of the trip was parking next to 3 other R1Ts at the EA station in SE Indianapolis! Two of the owners are Rivian employees - great speaking to them!
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Thanks for sharing. Lots of great info. I just got back from Estes Park this week. I love that place. You're a great inspiration to those of us that never owned an EV and want to take a long trip. Cheers!
 

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We just returned home from a week long 3400 mile road trip with our R1T.
A wealth of data here. Many thanks!

It seems you averaged 471.7 Wh/mi. That sounds pretty good under the assumption that a fair amount of the miles were logged at high speed on the freeway.

Great to read this as I may be doing a road trip to Denver area later this year. I just did an 800 mile trip Thursday-Saturday from Traverse City, MI to Indianapolis and back. It was my longest trip to date. My efficiency was 2.36 (pretty flat with 8-10mph headwind on the way back north).
That's 423.7 Wh/mi which seems believeable. Assuming 125 kW usable battery and 314 mi rated range consumption ought to be about 398.1. A 600 mi trip I have plugged into ABRP tells me to expect to burn 406.


All EA charging with only one plug that would not work, plus some free RV charging (it would only pull 34 amps on a 50 amp 14-50 plug) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It is only supposed to pull 32.
 
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It only had Tesla stations and they were both blocked by ICE vehicles.
Get a "Tesla Tap" or equivalent. This would have allowed you to use the Tesla Destination Chargers. Note: Does not work if station is ICED.
The A/C can't keep up with the heat unless you recirculate the cabin air.
Do you run the A/C at home with the windows open? Same with a car/truck. With the vent set to allow outside air in you must remove both the sensible AND latent heat from that air. Recirculated cabin air has much less of the former and almost none of the latter.
 

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It is only supposed to pull 32.
After reading this I went back to the manual and see that you are correct about the limit being 32A.

When I opened the RV charging box on Friday and saw 50A breakers, I assumed I would be able to pull 40A. However, when plugged in both Friday and Saturday the Charging page indicated it was pulling 34A and adding 15 mi/hr based on Conserve - so the rating appears to be a bit conservative...
 

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Get a "Tesla Tap" or equivalent. This would have allowed you to use the Tesla Destination Chargers. Note: Does not work if station is ICED.
Do you run the A/C at home with the windows open? Same with a car/truck. With the vent set to allow outside air in you must remove both the sensible AND latent heat from that air. Recirculated cabin air has much less of the former and almost none of the latter.

This has saved my bacon a couple of times when destination chargers were ICED.


I leave this, and a heavy duty NEMA 14-50 extension cord in my frunk. My little Tesla tap sits on top of these for when I find a Tesla destination charger. These three items make a pretty useful "just in case charging tool kit" in the car at all times.

Great write up of your trip, and nice to see everything went well. The charging in Estes Park was a little crazy, but outside of that looks like charging was relatively smooth.

Cheers!
 
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I leave this, and a heavy duty NEMA 15-40 extension cord in my frunk.
Typo: you mean 14-50. These are available at any RV supply as they are used to connect RVs to 14-50R outlets at parks. On the subject of extension cords there are J1772 extension cords available (Amazon) which, with a Tesla Tap, will let you charge from a Tesla Level 2 EVSE even when it is ICED.
 

 
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