Submitted by Boca Steve on March 11, 2014
My big trip to CT from FL is beginning this weekend and I am a little nervous. I guess I just need some words of encouragement and advise from anyone else who has made the trip. I am looking at the weather forecast and apparently they are expecting the cold weather to be back by the end if this week. I have never driven the tesla in freezing weather so there's that, and I am also a little concerned about having 12v battery issues or a flat tire. These wouldn't be things I would normally consider but this is not a normal car. I have the tire repair and inflator kit I bought from Tesla, and am planning on bringing a battery charger/compressor unit which actually has a car battery in it, however, I wonder if there are other things I should consider. On another post I tried to get help identifying hotels which have chargers, but no successes. I do have a chargepoint account so I'll use that for reference for now, but I guess if anyone has an idea of good locations to stop in the NC/VA border, please let me know. Lastly, does anybody think that calling tesla and letting them know that I'm taking this trip would help in any way? At minimum maybe they could tell me if there are issues with the supercharging stations on my route? Actually, is there something available which would let me know the avaialbility of superchargers?
Any help is appreciated.