rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:15 pm

You got me Joe. Monday (yesterday's)
Report has yet to be posted. So I will do it now
Spent an entire morning with Aerowhatt (Tony) in Albuquerque at Breakfast and his home discussing all things imiev and others. He was most gracious allowing us to charge L2 in his garage while he, I, and Selinda went out to Breakfast.
Just after noon we headed out. Went up 9 mile hill and topped off at American RV park. Nice people, didnt charge us a penny. Then we drove mostly on old 66 through Laguna and Paraje to North Acomita. As we were pretty tired Selinda stayed at Sky City Casino Hotel while i charged to full at Sky City RV park. Charged at a NEMA 14-50 outlet for 5 hours ($10.00) .
Overnighted at N Acomita. On this day we drove 43 miles.
By the way the previous day includes 10 miles each way to Tony's...thus the additional mileage.

JoeS
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:26 pm

Got it! Trip data spreadsheet updated.
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 Apr 11, 2017 7:13 pm

Thanks Joe!
Today was day 26. After charging L2 for $10 in N Acomita, we left on old 66 for Grants, NM. Explored all the small towns on Route 66 enroute to Grants.
At Grants did some exploring and had a great breakfast at the 1st Street Cafe.
After breakfast decided to top up our charge at the nearby Grants KOA RV park. The park was nearly empty so we figured it would be easy. Asked the rather gruff attendant if we could charge. He took my card and ran it for $34.50, saying it was 11.50 an hour.
Incredulous, i asked him why he was charging more than TWICE than even the most expensive KOA we have charged at. He said "because you are taking up an RV site." Seriously.
He even wrote the "check-in time on the top of the receipt so we wouldnt steal his precious electrons for more than 3 hours. Of the 45 spaces in the park 4 were being used. Highway Robbery.
Anyways we left after charging for Gallup. We had been led to believe that the Continental Divide would be hard to make in the imiev. No problem!
We had 46 miles left RR at Continental
Divide, 20 more than we would need to
Get to Gallup. We arrived in Gallup, ready to stay at the El Rancho hotel,
But it was CLOSED due to the city working on a water main. No water.
They were letting people in the lobby to see and photograph it. Awesome!
We are staying at the Gallup Comfort Inn and charging L1 for free. Today we drove 64 miles.

Aerowhatt
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:04 am

rkarl89203 wrote:After breakfast decided to top up our charge at the nearby Grants KOA RV park. The park was nearly empty so we figured it would be easy. Asked the rather gruff attendant if we could charge. He took my card and ran it for $34.50, saying it was 11.50 an hour.
Incredulous, i asked him why he was charging more than TWICE than even the most expensive KOA we have charged at. He said "because you are taking up an RV site." Seriously.
He even wrote the "check-in time on the top of the receipt so we wouldnt steal his precious electrons for more than 3 hours. Of the 45 spaces in the park 4 were being used. Highway Robbery.


Wow, that is unfortunate! I think that might have something to do why they have 41 RV spaces EMPTY. Never have had a good experience in Grants, NM. The rest of NM sends you our apologies.

Aerowhatt
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2014 Labrador Black Pearl ES, acquired new 3/2016

rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:13 am

Yep..
Actually the Cafe was very nice. Other than that most everything was closed.
Got some fotos.
Agree with your overall assessment.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:48 am

rkarl89203 wrote:Got some fotos.
Have you figured out where/how to publish the photos from this fantastic trip? Hope you took a picture with Aerowhatt and the i-MiEVs. Last year when I met up with Don in Biloxi I simply forgot to snap a photo of us with our cars.
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

Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:10 am

I tried 3 different photo sharing sites and gave up.
I joined Facebook and joined the Route 66 Electric Car Club. You can find most of our best photos there.
I went back to day 1 and posted a Bunch of stuff.
Just as you did i forgot photos with Aerowhatt. I will get them on the return trip.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:59 pm

rkarl89203 wrote:I tried 3 different photo sharing sites and gave up.
I joined Facebook and joined the Route 66 Electric Car Club. You can find most of our best photos there.
Link? I went looking, but am Facebook illiterate after giving up in disgust a few years ago at the randomness and inanity of the majority of family and friends' postings. :evil:
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

Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:29 pm

https://m.facebook.com/groups/191353127 ... =bookmarks


Not my fave site either but works so far!

rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:33 pm

Also at the end of this EVERYONE will get a free CD of all the fotos and videos with commentary just for the asking.

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