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Murphy's friend

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Posted: 08:04am 13 Mar 2023
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  Godoh said  I would like the EH holden version of an electric car.
No frills just a good car.

Pete


Well, you could always find an old Hilux etc. 4WD and convert it to electric. Would be just the project for you    
 
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Posted: 08:19am 13 Mar 2023
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Here is the Chargefox screenshot for Cameron Park Plaza. Free charge.



Then head west.

Next stop was Coles Huntley. Not far down the road, but it looked like the next after this would have to be a wall outlet. After the wall outlet the distance was 280km. A huge stretch, so had to top up in Huntley.

Coles Huntley also free.




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Posted: 08:33am 13 Mar 2023
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While at Coles Huntley, I rang Mackellar Motel. Plugshare website listed Tesla destination outlets. They confirmed that one of them was in Legacy mode.

So I drove 253km to Mackellar Motel in Gunnedah.

Didn't get any details from the battery screen. It was somewhere near 20% left.

Steve was happy for the education session, and let me charge for free. Thanks heaps Steve and Mackellar Motel, Gunnedah.


Edited 2023-03-13 18:54 by Trev
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Charging here at Mackellar Motel, Gunnedah, and lots of wind and lighting. A storm is coming in.
From the bom website


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Posted: 10:17am 13 Mar 2023
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Typical western storm. Plenty of wind, rain, lighting and thunder. And still....... but has eased off a bit now. I did unplug T-Rev just in case a voltage spike came down the line.

Some times it looked like daylight with sheet and strike lighting all around us.
The worst part (red on the radar) was just north of us. Thunder just kept rolling some times too.

I am sitting in T-Rev.




Edited 2023-03-13 20:19 by Trev
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Posted: 01:26am 15 Mar 2023
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Time for a catch up.

Waited for the storm to pass. It came in heavy again after my last post.

Put on a rain coat and headed out in the rain and the dark.

Got to Moree around 12.50am. Set up swag on Dad's front lawn, so as not to wake him in the house.

Day 10.

First up was to see Mum in the hospital.  Then walk around the house yard and see what Dad's been up to. Spent the afternoon fixing Dad's EV. Just before dark, picked a couple buckets of mangoes.



Day 11.
Packed up T-Rev and left at 8.10am. Charging in Goondiwindi showgrounds.

$15 (bit steep). Probably only fit $4 in.

Someone posted on plugshare that Millmerran showgrounds charged him $20, but is advertised as $10.

Goondiwindi showgrounds

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Murphy's friend

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Posted: 02:27am 15 Mar 2023
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Just curious, does that Trev have doors? Can't recall seeing any in your pictures.

Without doors it would be a bit drafty doing 100 on the highway.
 
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No doors, Murphy's friend.

Charging in Dalby, at Dalby Trailers.

Free charge. Thanks heaps.


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Posted: 10:13am 15 Mar 2023
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Charging Kingaroy.

80A to the batteries. Same too, back at Goondiwindi showgrounds.


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Posted: 11:25pm 15 Mar 2023
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Chargefox screenshot for charging at Kingaroy. Cost $5.31



Arrived at Childers at 12.10am (just after midnight)

Charge while I have a rest.
Picture taken at night with camera flash.



Day 12.
Birds were singing happily at 5.30am.
Got up and start packing up. 2 people to talk to. Got driving at 6.00am.

Sky was overcast and started raining down the road a bit. Yesterday I drove through a few storms. At Moree it stormed as well.

Charging at Miriam Vale. Thousands of flying foxes all around here. And they are all squawking.


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Posted: 03:18am 16 Mar 2023
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I lost the chargefox page for a screenshot, so wait for invoice in the email.
Screenshot for Miriam Vale
Cost $5.91



Charging Rockhampton
Stocklands shopping centre
Free charge


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Posted: 09:31am 16 Mar 2023
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Charged at Marlborough. Big storm brewing in the background of the picture. Thunder and lighting. I left before the storm came over.
Cost $3.30.





Now charging at Camilla.
Picture taken with camera flash. Very little street lighting.


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Posted: 09:50pm 16 Mar 2023
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Lost the chargefox screen, so here is the e-mailed invoice.



Homa again.
I was not in any accident and I never saw anyone else in an accident. Thanks all for your safe travel prayers. (For the who don't know, check the Canberra trip). T-Rev performed like it should. No need for any repairs. Arrived home at 10.30pm. That about 1/2 hr quicker than going down for the same distance- home to Childers.

Speedo reading 26397.7km



Total distance travelled
26397.7 = 22350.4 = 4047.3km

Total paid for electricity $62.76
Quite a few free charges.
Edited 2023-03-17 07:54 by Trev
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Revlac

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Posted: 09:13am 17 Mar 2023
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Nicely done Trev, Good to have a safe and trouble free trip.
Cheers Aaron
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This is what the return trip looks like on the map.



It is now 1 month since the Fully Charged Live show. If you google Fully Charged Live show, there are quite a few videos that come up. I found 2 that do a full walk around, showing everything that was on display.
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