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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sun May 14, 2017 4:55 am

rkarl89203 wrote:Day 19: Clinton, Ok to Chandler OK. With serious GPS anomalies in OKC, and getting hopelessly lost for 2 hours at OKC, i drove 186 miles total.
Wow, that's a significant new daily record for your trip! Yes, GPS does have its vagaries, and to think kids today don't know the world without it. It's general-use popularity started with Clinton's 1996 executive order discontinuing the signal fuzzying "Selective Availability", which congress finally signed into law in 2000.

Rick, have you tried welding shops as a source for charging? They normally have NEMA 6-50 outlets. A couple of days ago I used a 50A welder outlet at an RV campground repair shop (they only had 120vac TT-30 as their highest campsite power outlet). I bet that most farm repair shops also have these.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sun May 14, 2017 1:18 pm

I dont believe i have the welding shop adaptor.
Regarding GPS apparently its an Oklahoma thing. Went to a RV park 20 miles out of Claremore OK that just isnt there. Of course GPS didnt know that, rerouting me on numerous back country roads and dead end streets.
I spent over 45 miles RR looking for it.
Thanks to a kindly convenience store i was able to charge 110V to get back to the previous town. There i told a police officer my adventure. He told me of a NEMA-14-50 opportunity 2 miles from where i started. Go figure.
Tomorrow is another day. No 186 mile day today.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Mon May 15, 2017 10:37 am

Day 20: Chandler to Claremore OK.
I drove 131 miles. This was with considerable GPS confusion

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Tue May 16, 2017 3:44 am

Day 21: Claremore OK to Carthage MO.
I drove 126 miles total.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Tue May 16, 2017 7:37 am

Trip Data Spreadsheet updated.

Roared through 2000 miles and now in the homestretch!
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Tue May 16, 2017 8:04 am

Hoping to make it to Lebanon MO

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed May 17, 2017 10:01 am

Day 22: Carthage MO to Lebanon MO.
I drove 135 miles total.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Thu May 18, 2017 5:40 am

Day 23: Lebanon MO to St Clair MO.
I drove 131 total miles.

328 miles to go. Today...quickchargers through St Louis and Edwardsville IL.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Fri May 19, 2017 7:40 am

Day 24: st clair mo to springfield...
I drove 179 miles.

210 miles or so to home!

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sat May 20, 2017 11:37 am

Day 25 : Springfield IL to El Paso IL.
122 total miles traveled. Will take a more direct route home tomorrow.

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