I have a local guest staying 4 days who has asked, AFTER check-in, to slow-charge their Tesla. I have ZERO idea the cost to me so I said yes, as an experiment & because he asked nicely. Here’s the rub…
I do NOT allow garage access & he asked to run his Tesla cord in there. This is clear in the listing & House Manual (he said he read). I told him to use the porch outlet. He says his cord is probably too short (they were out to dinner; will let me know). I found out the 110 cords are 10 ft long. That’s also too short to run the cord from my garage to the driveway (90% sure it won’t reach; I could be wrong but I don’t care…I’m no garage access!).
I told him I have a 14 AWG 3-prong extension he can borrow tomorrow (almost 1 hour round trip for me!) if he doesn’t have a 12 or 14 of his own (note: he lives very close to my listing & Home Depot is literally 5 minutes away; oh, and there is a supercharging wall 12 minutes away).
I’m not mad…but I do feel stressed about it…like I’m doing something “wrong” by not letting him in the garage or for not bringing the cord tonight. I already hustled to get it ready for same-day booking and allowed 3 kids…2 things I do not normally do (but hey, 1st booking of the year…not going to say no in the midst of Omicron and a slow December).
Would you take the cord tonight? Not have offered a cord at all? Just said “No”? I JUST came off of holiday break and it was so peaceful. Now, here we go. I am grateful for the booking. I was just hoping it’d be a smooth one.