Tesla Travel

Tesla Road Trip: Homeward Bound – Day 15

This post is part of a 15-day electric road trip through Ontario, Quebec, and parts of the East Coast and back home. Tesla Road Trip.

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Gear & Software:
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YouTube Edition | Day 15

YouTube video

Angola, IN Supercharger

Angola, IN Supercharger
Angola, IN Supercharger

I learned one reason to use Camp Mode vs forcing the HVAC system on and locking the doors. The alarm system going off on you in the middle of the night! It never occurred to me that this could happen and it hadn’t til this final night. Wow, that will shake you to your core! I’m guessing the car lost connection to the phone and I bumped something indicating a possible break-in and set it off.

Angola, IN Supercharger
Angola, IN Supercharger
Planet Fitness - Mishawaka, IN
Planet Fitness – Mishawaka, IN

Planet Fitness is wonderful on road trips for a quick hydromassage, stretch, shower or full-blown workout! 🙂

Mishawaka, IN Supercharger
University Park Mall

Mishawaka, IN Supercharger
Mishawaka, IN Supercharger
Nearing Illinois
Nearing Illinois

Rockford, IL Supercharger
CherryVale Mall

Rockford, IL Supercharger
Rockford, IL Supercharger

Madison, WI – E. Washington Ave. Supercharger

Madison, WI - E. Washington Ave. Supercharger
Madison, WI – E. Washington Ave. Supercharger
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Coleman Mattress
Day 1$36.77$25.37$0.00$12.70$0.00-
Day 2$31.89$26.99$7.62$0.00$0.00-
Day 3Camp$24.19$0.00$0.00$0.00-
Day 4$33.88$19.76$0.00$0.00$0.00-
Day 5Camp$10.49$0.00$0.00$0.00-
Day 6Camp$21.59$0.00$0.00$0.00-
Day 7$58.16$21.85$0.00$0.00$0.00$109.69
Day 8Camp$24.99$0.00$0.00$0.00-
Day 9Camp$21.40$0.00$0.00$0.00$132.52
Day 10Camp$38.76$0.00$0.00$0.00-
Day 11$62.00$45.35$0.00$0.00$0.00-
Day 12Camp$36.35$0.00$0.00$0.00-
Day 13Camp$16.86$0.00$15.05$0.00-
Day 14Camp$20.18$0.00$20.15$0.00
Day 15-$32.74$0.00$3.95$0.00

Not too shabby! I think this was a very low-cost trip, with all things considered. I left off the hub cap replacement, $30.50 from Tesla. Also, the day I added $30(ish) to meals because I did leave with some groceries on this trip. I skipped tolls whenever I could but found it saved a lot of time to get back home through Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York State Thruway, etc.

I look forward to a better mattress on the next adventure!

March 15, 2020 Update

If I was to do this trip again I would try to utilize the new 16-station v3 Tesla Supercharger in Bolingbrook, IL which charges at up to 250kW.

By Graydon Schwartz

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