Dec 23 - Dec 26 Death Valley Camping Trip

Travel Forums Travel Companions Dec 23 - Dec 26 Death Valley Camping Trip

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1. Posted by Vamanchi (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I am planning Death Valley camping trip on Dec 22 and be back on Dec 26 from SFO, ca. If I don’t find a partner, I plan to leave on Dec 21 evening to Bakersfield or Mojave to cover some distance.

This is my first time with Tesla. I am hoping I can survive with the limited chargers available in Death Valley.

Dec 22 is no moon day so the plan is to drive there by Dec 22 night so we can watch the starry night.

anybody interested please message me.

[ Edit: Edited on 18 Dec 2022, 20:54 GMT by Vamanchi ]

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3. Posted by Vamanchi (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

The plan is to meet and greet at Starbucks or any coffee shop
before the trip.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 7254 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Please, no private contact details in the forum. If people want to get in touch, they can send a private message.

5. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2972 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I suggest you dry run the trip using the very accurate A Better Routeplanner https://abetterrouteplanner.com/ to see how much spare battery capacity the trip would leave you with.

The key thing when trying not to lose charge is to leave the car alone so it goes into a deep sleep. Each time you open a door or check the Tesla app on a phone you wake the car up and it'll use power having the computers awake. I've left mine a week at ports with only one percent battery lost.