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Old 07-09-2022, 11:18 PM   #1
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Our cross Canada trip in our Tesla T@B 400 combo. Downsizing successful. Pics

Hi folks. Figured we would share this here on this forum as well. We are back from our apx 7 week trip from the Okanagan Valley of BC to Quebec city and back. Great trip. A combination of touring and visiting family we haven't seen in awhile. Although we made a few shakedown trips earlier this spring with the new trailer this was the first big trip since we downsized from the motorhome. I figure we are like goldfish and we get used to the size of our bowl.

The transition was a success for us and we had a great time. We had no issues with the trailer and everything went smooth. This is the first rig we bought that had no fit and finish issues. Hats off to Nucamp for making a good trailer.

A few shots of the trailer and interior first and then we'll post a few pics of the trip.

Our new little wandering house. 18 feet of fun.



We wanted a separate booth and sleeping area and a made up bed.















And on to the trip. I'll keep the commentary to a minimum.

Revelstoke Dam is a must see. Takes about an hour and a half for the tour. They have room for one more turbine which they think they will need within 12 years. You can see the missing number 6 tube on the right.





Also in Revelstoke is a great rail museum.



And the award for the prettiest DC fast charger in Canada goes to Field BC. Its worth hiking the town and reading the history. Heads up, one hour max parking on the fast charger before you get idle fees. its a reasonably slow charger (50 KW) so allows for some hiking thru the town.





We went to Drumheller to see the Royal Tyrell Museum. Very worth it as well. Really, don't miss it. Some very interesting hiking thru the badlands as well.



We'll jump ahead a few provinces as other than visiting family we kind of went thru manitoba and northern ontario pretty fast.

A free beer if someone can identify this land mark.



We did a little driveway camping visiting family in eastern ontario and then on to Quebec. We haven't been to Quebec city since our military days so it was good to get back. My french was a little rusty but within 5 or 10 minutes I was back in the groove...mostly.







Like going to europe.











A little poutine for energy.











On the road again. These Superchargers with trailer stalls made the recharging quicker as there was less chance of having to unhook.



The other end of the lake is in the US. This is waterton national park in Alberta. We had to hike the bears hump to get to this spot. Tough climb. Maybe an hour or so.



This is the bears hump from below. Its the flat mesa about halfway up the mountain.



Easy to soak up a week in Waterton. So many hikes and things to do.







We stayed in a lot of provincial parks. Usually 20 to 30 dollars. Some had power, others had no services.





Some of the Superchargers had back access for trailers. Handy.



Anyway. A few pics from our journey in our downsized combo. We are home for 7 weeks and then on the road to Vancouver island for a month of touring up to the north end. Hope you enjoyed our journey. Great to be back in BC.



Stay safe on the road all.

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Thanks for letting us tag along on your journeys.
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Our pleasure. I like reading about other folks trips, especially when there are pictures so this was our chance to post about ours.
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Wonderful to see this. Thanks for posting. Don't you wish that Tesla would lay out their charging stations for EV's pulling trailers?
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Wonderful to see this. Thanks for posting. Don't you wish that Tesla would lay out their charging stations for EV's pulling trailers?
Yah it would be nice. Most of the times itís manageable but dedicated pull thrus would be nice.
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Nice! Might have missed it but what was your range between charges? Looks like a really great setup.
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Nice! Might have missed it but what was your range between charges? Looks like a really great setup.
Hi Jondrew. The time between charges was determined by the spacing between superchargers which on average was probably around 160 kilometres. Sometimes more and sometimes less. I would guess max range is somewhere around 220 kilometres but we never had the chance to confirm it. Charge stops were typically 20 to 40 minutes. We typically charged once per day except for the 4 days each direction of dead heading across the prairies and north western Ontario. Those days we would typically charge three times and usually at the campground overnight. We tend to not travel more than 550 to 600 kilometres those days. When we are touring it’s more like 100 kilometres.
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Looks like a great time! Iím amazed how featured your camper is. Iíve never been in one of those. Very cool.
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Looks like a great time! Iím amazed how featured your camper is. Iíve never been in one of those. Very cool.
Yah we are pretty happy with it. It has basement air conditioning which helps with aerodynamics. It also has hydronic heat and hot water so no noisy fans and limitless hot water. Built in inverter, 2 AGM batteries under the bed. Just really well done. And not a single glitch. Good combo for us.
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