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Needs longer straight sections on the entrance and exit. Or make those at a 45deg angle. If I pull in there with a trailer I’m blocking the drive lane behind me. Also looks a little tight pulling out and making a hard turn. I could see the back corner of the trailer taking out the charger stall with this setup.
Yeah, Nikki over at Transport Evolved was pointing that out in Discord. Still, I think it's a start. We're just not used to 35 foot trailers. I swear, a guy was upset that the closest Skip's couldn't even change the trailer's tires while I was there getting the check engine light cleared. Second time getting a vape alert; I'm hoping it's just the loose gas cap.

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Yeah, Nikki over at Transport Evolved was pointing that out in Discord. Still, I think it's a start. We're just not used to 35 foot trailers. I swear, a guy was upset that the closest Skip's couldn't even change the trailer's tires while I was there getting the check engine light cleared. Second time getting a vape alert; I'm hoping it's just the loose gas cap.

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Get a $20 Bluetooth/Wifi OBD2 port reader if your car isn't under warranty anymore to clear the code yourself. You can also leave it plugged in and use it to diagnose. I recommend buying Torque Pro as the app, have been using for nearly a decade now.
 

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Morongo CA has had long pull-through spots for a while. It's a common stop for RVs and trailers already (gas and diesel).

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wouldn't angled pull through charging stations be more efficient of space, with more narrow enter/exit lanes? plus fifo waiting line works better?
 


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Tesla superchargers could be smart about allowing short cars to charge in long truck/trailer accommodating charger spaces.
Simple message- "Please charge at an available single car space and leave this space for a longer vehicle!" this could even use the car's own vision and parking space awareness and be a preemptive message as you pull in!
 

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wouldn't angled pull through charging stations be more efficient of space, with more narrow enter/exit lanes? plus fifo waiting line works better?
That station is huge to begin with, already accommodating a ton of RV/trailer traffic between CA and AZ. It's at the edge of the desert. There's no need to conserve land at all.

The same lot also has a couple dozen standard car SCs too. It's one of two favorite stops on the way to/from CA. Quartzsite and the Terrible Herbst is another. No trailer spaces there, but there's a row of SCs away from the main ones that could be parked across. Never seen one in use.
 

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That station is huge to begin with, already accommodating a ton of RV/trailer traffic between CA and AZ. It's at the edge of the desert. There's no need to conserve land at all.

The same lot also has a couple dozen standard car SCs too. It's one of two favorite stops on the way to/from CA. Quartzsite and the Terrible Herbst is another. No trailer spaces there, but there's a row of SCs away from the main ones that could be parked across. Never seen one in use.
You likely would only see them in use when there's a rare labor day traffic jam. I've been stuck out there. It's no fun ^-^

Build for peak use, not typical, of course.

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We’ve seen some that are medium friendly, but this one is just outright perfect for towing or if you have a bike rack.

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Driving through Idaho and Montana I was pleasantly surprised that the Superchargers were only about 20% occupied. Both days were Saturday.
 

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Driving through Idaho and Montana I was pleasantly surprised that the Superchargers were only about 20% occupied. Both days were Saturday.
Same experience I've had on the AZ-CA route, even on weekends and holidays. There's one tiny SC at a critical spot that sometimes only has an open space or two, but mostly has more. Quartzsite is so ridiculously oversized for the current need, as is Morongo. The busiest holiday weekend that I observed in Quartzsite was maybe 50% full.
 
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Morongo CA has had long pull-through spots for a while. It's a common stop for RVs and trailers already (gas and diesel).

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I just realized the moderator edited my title so it now says “The First…” which is obviously not the case. We’ve talked about the ones in Morago a while ago. I was just posting these because I thought they looked a little better laid out… but now looking again I don’t even thing that’s the case.

It is nice to see more of these stations going in though.
 

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Weird edit, I wonder why. Moderation can be pretty heavy handed here and one-sided with no ability to discuss it.
 
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Weird edit, I wonder why. Moderation can be pretty heavy handed here and one-sided with no ability to discuss it.
When they promote threads to features I’ve seen them edit it before. Usually just removing some of my puntastic titles. This is the only time I’ve seen them make the title measurably worse.

 

 
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