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Anyone have awesome suggestions for trails or locations they want to take their CT to visit? Either for camping or overlanding.

There are of course the big national parks etc. But a friend of mine was riding his motorcycle in the backwoods of Japan and took some pictures of a few ghost tunnels. Looks like somewhere I'd like to visit. Though I'd need to get a CT in Japan for this trip as I don't think that floating for a while works when transiting the Pacific Ocean. LOL.

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35°18'04.4"N 140°07'30.5"E - Google Maps

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Anyone have awesome suggestions for trails or locations they want to take their CT to visit? Either for camping or overlanding.

There are of course the big national parks etc. But a friend of mine was riding his motorcycle in the backwoods of Japan and took some pictures of a few ghost tunnels. Looks like somewhere I'd like to visit. Though I'd need to get a CT in Japan for this trip as I don't think that floating for a while works when transiting the Pacific Ocean. LOL.

The location is here:
35°18'04.4"N 140°07'30.5"E - Google Maps

Tunnel_1.jpg

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Tunnel_3.jpg
Tunnel_4.jpg
Tunnel_5.jpg
Cool pics! Plan on circling Lake Superior. At this point the upper peninsula of Michigan is a challenge with the range on current EVs (Would require plugging into 120v at a campsite or 220v if they have that at campsites?) but with the 500 mile range on the Tri it’ll be possible. Surprisingly the North shore in Canada has charging stations at realistic intervals even for current Tesla’s.
 

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220v if they have that at campsites?
Large RVs have electrical requirements that are surprisingly similar to a small (but much bigger than the RV) house.

220V split phase AC is common at campgrounds. Each campsite has a little pillar with several different electrical receptacles on it, to accommodate different sizes of RVs.

The RVs I've seen up close use a different plug than I'm used to from datacenter work, but it's just a physical difference in the shape of the plug. It's all household-grade electricity, in the same voltages and amperages you see in your home breaker box.

Adapters aren't that hard to make, assuming you understand why "neutral" and "ground" are different wires, and you can match voltages and amperages. You can probably just buy a proper adapter, too.
 
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I rode my motorcycle around Lake Michigan and I was planning on doing it with the CT, as well as follow the Mississippi to the Gulf.

I also want to visit the last few states I have never set foot in (Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nebraska) and drive to the four corners of the continental US. I would like to drive to Alaska... I had thought about doing it on a motorcycle, but think I am past that level of adventure now (Time waits for no man, and the body ages no matter the spirit).
 
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I rode my motorcycle around Lake Michigan and I was planning on doing it with the CT, as well as follow the Mississippi to the Gulf.

I also want to visit the last few states I have never set foot in (Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nebraska) and drive to the four corners of the continental US. I would like to drive to Alaska... I had thought about doing it on a motorcycle, but think I am past that level of adventure now (Time waits for no man, and the body ages no matter the spirit).
Hmmm.... A trip to Alaska.... I've always wanted to drive there. Unfortunately, A Better Route Planner tells me there is no way to get there. Maybe by the time I retire there will be chargers along the route.
 

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Hmmm.... A trip to Alaska.... I've always wanted to drive there. Unfortunately, A Better Route Planner tells me there is no way to get there. Maybe by the time I retire there will be chargers along the route.
Well, you could always do it with the Aptera ^-^

A solar powered van did the trip last year. https://www.routedelsol.com/

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Well, you could always do it with the Aptera ^-^

A solar powered van did the trip last year. https://www.routedelsol.com/

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A summertime drive would be pretty easy in an Aptera. Get charging even when I sleep from the onboard solar. On the other hand, it might still be difficult in winter. But then, is the highway even open in winter? Aptera might have difficulty in snow. And if there is very little daylight then there wouldn't be much charge other than at hotels. But the Aptera could charge pretty effectively at the hotel.

Interesting link you give. Optimized sun charges that van in 20 hours. I used to own a Honda del Sol that I really loved. I've wanted to convert one to full electric with 4-wheel drive. But I think I'll stick to a CT at this point. I had wanted to use the electric del Sol for rally racing. Once I see the CT in Baja I think the rally racing will be covered.
 

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Oh, the Aptera will be fine in snow, but it'll want it groomed or plowed. That third wheel will just glide along behind while the two wide will give a strong stance. Light vehicles are fun. Slippery, but fun.

But have some wings in the back that fold out while you nap inside where they were... I would be a fun camping trip ^-^

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Oh, the Aptera will be fine in snow, but it'll want it groomed or plowed. That third wheel will just glide along behind while the two wide will give a strong stance. Light vehicles are fun. Slippery, but fun.

But have some wings in the back that fold out while you nap inside where they were... I would be a fun camping trip ^-^

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if the snow is groomed the Aptera will probably do fine. Especially with the 3-wheel drive and off-road options. The only thing is the wheel covers go pretty low, especially in the back, so I worry about snow drifts or potholes.
 

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I've been to Mammoth Mountain a bunch of times but I've only been to the Sierras one other time. I'd like to these places:

Mount Whitney Portal Store to grab a coffee. Elevation 8,374. Only 6,000 more feet to reach the summit. I might need two coffees. ;)

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https://goo.gl/maps/tUSR9ofih7aV6YDh9

Since Death Valley is right near by, might as well check out Badwater Basin.

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I'd also like to "crash" the Jeep Jamboree Rubicon Trail party July 4th as it's only a couple hours away from my house but that's above my skill level.
 
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I'd also like to "crash" the Jeep Jamboree Rubicon Trail party July 4th as it's only a couple hours away from my house but that's above my skill level.
It would be above my skill level currently also. But there are a bunch of Jeep clubs around and they take beginners. I wonder if they would be offended by a stray CT following them around.


 

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if the snow is groomed the Aptera will probably do fine. Especially with the 3-wheel drive and off-road options. The only thing is the wheel covers go pretty low, especially in the back, so I worry about snow drifts or potholes.
The wheel covers can come off, and the production should be two-piece for easy access. Since the hubs are heated, they shouldn't have icing problems. And the default configuration is dual motor, so it'll be fine in the snow no matter what. The three-motor will be better in gravel, tho.

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