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    Take 101 for the Rabobank chargers just in case and do it at night so you can drive slow enough. My house to the Tesla LA store is 408 miles.... So you're talking what... 10 hours w/ a few stops?
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    That would be a big trip. I guess it would be safest to have someone follow you behind with their hazard blinkers on and have a tow truck on standby.

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    Having the wind behind you would be huge. Remember 60 mph with a 20 mph tail wind is the same ad 40 mph in still air! Also high altitude for low air density. I think traveling east from Denver or Calgary would be a good run (not that I live there). Charging at the end could be problematic, but one could scope out an RV park.

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    Sarasota to Dania Beach and back, just over 400 miles, elevation less than 65ft all the way, and nobody in Florida will see anything unusual in a car doing 40mph on the I-75 (although I might have to disguise myself as an old lady or put Canadian plates on the car!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    ... and nobody in Florida will see anything unusual in a car doing 40mph on the I-75 (although I might have to disguise myself as an old lady or put Canadian plates on the car!).
    This is so sad but true. Just make sure you are in the left lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm363 View Post
    That would be a big trip. I guess it would be safest to have someone follow you behind with their hazard blinkers on and have a tow truck on standby.
    And if you had two trucks in front and back you could draft the S and go a bit faster.

    Option 2 has all ten new S owners drafting to LA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vfx View Post
    Option 2 has all ten new S owners drafting to LA.
    This would be awesome. Model S owners should get together and form a train, taking turns with who is in front.

    That'll turn some heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen-T View Post
    This would be awesome. Model S owners should get together and form a train, taking turns with who is in front.

    That'll turn some heads.
    Who wins the prize? The guy in front when he hits 400?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnOutsider View Post
    Who wins the prize? The guy in front when he hits 400?
    10 owners can win, so just make sure the peleton is no larger than 10!

    I think the best place to set a record is starting in Byers, Colorado and heading east on US Highway 36 towards St. Joseph. That's 520 miles of straight, flat road, descending from 5,200 ft to about 1,000 ft. Choose a day with strong winds, drive conservatively (possibly with police escort to ensure you never need to stop), and you might just be able to get all the way to St. Joe's.

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