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We have a JDM Delica L400 van which has taken us to El Paso in the past. We still have it but it is being used very little now as we are driving a 2017 Bolt which we love. Tenting works! Now the problem is getting to El Paso again next March. Can I make it with the Bolt? The Route Planner gives me a plan going home to Vancouver but says no workable plan the other way around (bug report submitted). Maybe we can leave the US but going there is a bad idea? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

On the plan, there are two red sections with red notices about maximum speed. Looks doable but I have to look a bit closer at the elevation change.

Anyone done such a long trip? Also, I haven't looked at RV hook up yet and should figure that out.

Great service and hope to use it for bigger trips soon!

Bolted.

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3 hours ago, Bolted said:

We have a JDM Delica L400 van which has taken us to El Paso in the past. We still have it but it is being used very little now as we are driving a 2017 Bolt which we love. Tenting works! Now the problem is getting to El Paso again next March. Can I make it with the Bolt? The Route Planner gives me a plan going home to Vancouver but says no workable plan the other way around (bug report submitted). Maybe we can leave the US but going there is a bad idea? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

On the plan, there are two red sections with red notices about maximum speed. Looks doable but I have to look a bit closer at the elevation change.

Anyone done such a long trip? Also, I haven't looked at RV hook up yet and should figure that out.

Great service and hope to use it for bigger trips soon!

Bolted.

This is an interesting little quirk of the planner, there's several charging deserts out in the western US, and the default route the planner tries first takes you right through one of those, and is unsuccessful.  A problem which will go away as we get more charging stations in the US, but we'll investigate a fix either way.

In the meantime, if you add some interim stops, it should resolve the issue!

You'll probably want to add some stops for overnight charges (I would definitely recommend stopping at a few campgrounds with RV plugs near National Parks, there are a lot of absolutely beautiful areas along your route):

https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_uuid=56ac073d-e019-4c24-ad23-a5ae4dfa9408

Lots of ways to do this trip, that last leg between Albuquerque and Las Cruces is going to be a little iffy until someone builds a charger in that gap.  I would suggest having a few RV parks in mind to pick up another 25 miles of range, or just plan one more camping stop in the gap:

https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_uuid=59621955-6dc7-46db-8016-477832426d45

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