Building The Ultimate All-Electric Road Trip Kit – Gear Guide!

In this article, we will be looking at a full collection of products to compliment your EV road trip. I will rate most products from good, better to best. 🙂

Table of Contents

Ideal All-Electric Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 AWD 322 mi range link

Tesla Model 3 Performance 310 mi range link

Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 316 mi range link

Tesla Model S Long Range 402 mi range link

Tesla Model X Long Range 351 mi range link

As of this writing, Model S & X include Free Unlimited Supercharging, also the Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD 325 mi range is presently not in production any longer.

Using my link gives you 1,000 free Supercharger miles!

I recommend if you’re looking at a used Tesla to verify that it has Autopilot and ideally Autopilot hardware 3.0 as well which is the current (latest) version as of this writing. It has the ability to make your roadtrips far more enjoyable and bring ease to the long driving sessions.

Bed Kit

Model 3 & Model Y

Photo: Dreamcase | Tesla Model 3

BEST:
Model 3: Dreamcase link
Addon: Glass Roof Sunshade link
Addon: Windshield Sunshade link

Supercharger Nap for Model 3 and Model Y

Photo: NEW Tesmat (2nd Gen) | Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

Model 3

GOOD:
Tesmat: (Enjoy up to $25 OFF!) link
OR use coupon code ‘GRAYDON20’.

You can watch my unboxing of the Tesmat at: https://youtu.be/XHM2GY0FiQA

Tesmat Addon: Privacy Screen for Model 3 link
Also, bedsheets are available from their shop. 🙂

Model Y

GOOD:
Tesmat: (Enjoy up to $25 OFF!) link
OR use coupon code ‘GRAYDON20’.

You can watch my unboxing of the Tesmat at: https://youtu.be/XHM2GY0FiQA

Tesmat Addon: Privacy Screen for Model 3 link
Also, bedsheets are available from their shop. 🙂

Model S

Model S: Dreamcase (only suitable for 5 seater version) link

Model X

Model X: Dreamcase (only suitable for 5 & 7 seat fold-flat interiors) link

Model S | Model 3 | Model X

GOOD (S|3|X):
Topfit Car Camping Air Bed Car Travel Inflatable Mattress Vehicle Mount SUV Seat compatible Model S and Model X 5 Seater and Model 3 link

Travel Charging Kit

Gen 2 Mobile Connector Bundle link
This product comes standard with purchase of any Tesla vehicle.

NEMA 14-50 plug Charging Cable
Corded Mobile Connector link

2018-2019 Tesla Model S/3/X
Gen 2 NEMA Adapters link

Pre-2018 S/X only
Gen 1 NEMA Adapters link

ChargePoint | Electrify America | EVgo
CHAdeMO Adapter link (sold out)

ChargePoint
CCS Adapter (Hopefully coming soon)?

  • Newer Tesla Model S,X,3 cars have an 11.5 kW (48 amp) onboard charger.
  • While the Model 3 Standard Range Plus has a 7.7 kW (32 amp) onboard charger.
  • Gen 2 Mobile Connector supports up to 32 amp charging speed.

Note: The following adapters will likely require you to set the Tesla to lower amperage PRIOR to attaching cable and charging, but keep in mind I am not an electrician!

NEMA 10-50P to NEMA 14-50R Adapter
Conntek link

SS2-50P/CS6365 (50A Locking) to 14-50R Adapter
AC WORKS link
Conntek link

NEMA 14-30P to NEMA 14-50R Adapter
Conntek link

USB HUB

Model 3

BEST (Model 3): Jeda Hub
Check price of the Jeda Tesla Model 3 USB Hub (COUPON CODE: GRAYDON10)

Jeda is the original hub for the Model 3. You can learn more about it in my blog post:
Jeda USB Hub vs TAPTES USB Hub – Features, Pricing, Thoughts

GOOD (Model 3): TAPTES
Check price of the TAPTES Tesla Model 3 USB Hub:

Designed for Tesla Model 3 before June 2020 Model 3: link
Designed for Tesla Model Y and Model 3 after June 2020: link

Model Y

BEST (Model Y): Jeda Hub
Check price of the Jeda Tesla Model Y USB Hub (COUPON CODE: GRAYDON10)

Jeda is the original hub for the Model Y. You can learn more about it in my blog post:
Jeda USB Hub vs TAPTES USB Hub – Features, Pricing, Thoughts

GOOD (Model Y): TAPTES
Check price of the TAPTES Tesla Model 3 USB Hub:

Designed for Tesla Model Y and Model 3 after June 2020: link

NOTE: Be sure to make sure you select the correct model that corresponds with the build year of your Model 3 or Model Y. Enjoy!


View Sentry Mode & Dash Cam Videos From Your Phone:
Check price of the AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Gen1 Female Adapter Cable – White
Check price of the AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB 3.1 Gen1 Female Adapter Cable – Black

Note: Your phone might have came with this adapter already and you may not need to purchase it. Check the box that your phone in.

Floor Mats

Model S

BEST (Model S): 3D MAXpider
Check price of the 3D MAXpider Complete Set Custom Fit All-Weather Floor Mat for Select Tesla Model S Models – Kagu Rubber (Black)

Also available through TAPTES!

Model 3

BEST (Model 3): 3D MAXpider
Check price of the 3D MAXpider B07D9GMYG8 Complete Set Custom Fit All-Weather Kagu Series Floor Mats in Black for Select Tesla 3 Models

ALTERNATIVE BEST (Model 3): TAPTES
Check price of the TAPTES All-Weather Floor Mats for Tesla Model 3

Taptes has come out with a very similar floor mat like the 3D MAXpider which is on sale right now for $129.99 USD:

GOOD (Model 3): Vanku
Check price of the Vanku Complete Set Floor Mats for Tesla Model 3 2017, 2018, 2019 with Cup and Center Console Liner Accessories Black
$10 OFF Coupon Available

Also, they have floor mat for trunk as well: Vanku Cargo Mat/Gargo Trunk Liner Custom Fit Tesla Model 3 Gargo Mats All Protection Durable Heavy Duty(Tesla Model 3 2017-2019)

Model X

BEST (Model X): ToughPRO Floor Mats
Check price of the ToughPRO Floor Mats Compatible with Tesla Model X (6 Seater Built 10/17/16 and Older) – No Center Console – All Weather – Heavy Duty – (Made in USA) – Black Rubber – 2016 (Complete Set)

EXTRA PROTECTION (Model X): Taptes
Check price of the TAPTES Front and Rear Trunk Mat and 2nd Row Seat Back Protector for Model X 5 Seater

Note: Be sure to double check that floor mat fits your specific year/model/trim before making purchase.

Mudflaps

Model 3

BEST (Model 3): Carbon Fiber Splash Guards
Check price of the Protect My Tesla – Model 3 Carbon Fiber Splash Guards, available with protection film, ceramic coating or combination of both added for extra cost.

GOOD (Model 3): Mud Flaps Splash Guards (Set of Four) link
Note: There appears to many different vendors selling the same looking mud flap / splash guards on Amazon so it might be worth finding one with the best coupon or discount and going for it.

Touchscreen Screen Protector

Model 3

BEST (Model 3): Touchscreen Screen Protector
Check price of the Tesla Model 3 15″ Center Control Touchscreen Car Navigation Touch Screen Protector, P50 P65 P80 P80D Tempered Glass 9H Anti-Scratch and Shock Resistant

Door Sill Protector

Model 3

BEST (Model 3): Door Sill Protector
Check price of the Tesla Model 3 Door Sill Protector – Clear

Camera Kit

GOOD: Google Pixel 4 / XL
Check price of the Pixel 4 XL (6.30 inches, 2960 x 1440 pixels, 64GB)
Check price of the Pixel 4 (5.70 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 64GB)

BETTER: Panasonic DMC-G7 Camera
Available at Focus Camera for $498 $597.99: Panasonic DMC-G7 Camera w/ 14-42mm & 45-150mm Lenses + 128GB Memory & Hard Case

BEST: Sony A7R IV
Check price of the Sony a7R IV Mirrorless Camera (61MP, Full Frame)

Action Cam Kit

BEST: GoPro HERO9
Check price of the GoPro HERO9 5K Video 20MP Streaming Camera & Bundles

Update: GoPro.com has GoPro HERO9 Black 5K Action Camera w/ 32GB SD Card + 1 Year GoPro Subscription on sale for $349.98. Shipping is free. Thanks SociableFog138 from SD.

Window Mount: GoPro Suction Cup Mount (GoPro Official Mount)

I have used this mount with most of my YouTube videos to have a steady capture of the dash and the Model 3 infotainment screen. When stuck to a clean, smooth surface, this mount does a great job for not too much cash.

GOOD: DJI Osmo Action Camera:
Check price of the DJI Osmo Action Camera (2 Screens, 4K HDR Video, Waterproof):

Batttery Kit Add-on: DJI OSMO Action Charging Kit

This kit adds:

  • OSMO action charging hub × 1
  • OSMO action battery × 2
  • OSMO action battery case × 2

Drone Kit

First off, I would like to mention you can get $10 off main product at the DJI Online Store with this coupon link!

GOOD: Mavic Mini (2.7K Camera, 30-min flight time)
(No FAA Registration Required!)
Check price of the Mavic Mini on (Amazon| DJI).

BETTER: Mavic Pro Platinum (4K Video, 30-min flight time)
Check price of the Mavic Pro Platinum on (Amazon | B&H | DJI).

PolarPro Cinema Series Filters (6-Pack) Amazon

BEST: Mavic 2 Pro (4K Hasselblad Camera, 31-min flight time)
Check price of the Mavic 2 Pro on (Amazon | B&H | DJI).

PolarPro Camera Filters (6-Pack) (Amazon | Best Buy)

BEST: Mavic 2 Zoom (24-48mm Optical Zoom Camera, 31-min flight time)
Check price of the Mavic 2 Zoom on (Amazon | B&H | DJI).

PolarPro Cinema Series (6-Pack) Amazon

Seagate DJI Fly Drive for Drone Footage Amazon

Protect Your RFID Car Key

The Ridge Wallet Authentic | Minimalist Metal RFID Blocking Wallet with Cash Strap | Slim Wallet
Check price of The Ridge Wallet in Black | Gunmetal | Navy | Rose Gold.

Traveling with kids?

Best Seat Protector: Munchkin
Check price of the Munchkin Brica Deluxe Kick Mats Car Seat Protector, Black, 2 Pack

Post-Trip Cleanup

Car Wash Wax Kit link

All Purpose Cleaner link
Viking Mesh Bug Cleaning Wash Sponge link