What should you bring on a Tesla road trip?
By Charles Morris
If you love to read about Tesla road trips, there are great stories about family road trips, road trips in Europe, winter road trips, ski and snowboard trips, and many more. There are also some useful tips and tricks for electric road trips from several road veterans, including Brad Templeton, who had explained some useful charging strategies, and Steve Sasman, who had an epic road trip in 48 states, visiting 107 Tesla stores.
But what should you bring on a Tesla road trip? To make Tesla road trips much more convenient, stress-free, and fun, many road warriors bring a Travel Charging Kit on their travels. There are superchargers almost everywhere these days. But there are still times when you can’t easily find (or access) them.
The Road Trip Charging Kit gives you access to charging in unconventional places. The kit includes a 30-foot extension cable that connects directly to your Tesla charging cable and four UL-certified charging adapters that will allow you to connect to almost any power source – all 240-volt connectors the most. more common, including those you find in RV parks. Individual adapters are also available separately.
Above: Road Trip Charging Accessories for Tesla Owners (Source: EVANNEX)
The NeoCharge Smart Splitter is a handy electrical gadget that’s really designed for home use – it lets you share an appliance outlet in a garage with your Tesla, avoiding an expensive panel upgrade – but you’ll want to maybe take it on the road with you as well. In certain situations – for example, if you are staying with relatives or friends who don’t have an EV charger but have a dryer in the garage – this could really save the day.
We hope you don’t suffer from any blowouts or breakdowns on the road, but if you need to jack up your Tesla some Jack Pads are a must have. Since the battery compartment is located under the vehicle, you need to be careful when using a jack. Special custom designed Tesla grip pads are made from a strong, hard rubber compound to provide safety and protect your battery, body and paint job.
A precision tire gauge can also give you extra peace of mind on the road, and loading hang tags and courtesy notices can foster friendly relationships with fellow EV drivers.
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