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Just discovered an interesting YouTube channel: Regular EV Dad
Planning a trip from San Jose to NYC in his ID4.
Lots of other traveling topics also. Try it you may like it. Too much countryside traveling b-roll out the front window though on too many videos.
Interesting opinions on ID4 topics.
 

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Thanks but we know that. He’s also a member here. ;)

 

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Thanks but we know that. He’s also a member here. ;)

We didn't all know that. Thanks to the OP for posting this information
 

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Just discovered an interesting YouTube channel: Regular EV Dad
Planning a trip from San Jose to NYC in his ID4.
Lots of other traveling topics also. Try it you may like it. Too much countryside traveling b-roll out the front window though on too many videos.
Interesting opinions on ID4 topics.
Hi - Thats me. I put chapters in the description so you can skip the driving part. Its a personal taste thing - I enjoy the Kyle Conner videos on out of spec, but I also like actual charging time and data, so I put it all in, and then edit in the breaks for you. I cant make everyone happy, I am married :)

Btw, you have two hours left to enter the contest to win the Muddy Buddy Cargo Liners - please subscribe

I hope you all enjoyed the memorial weekend with your co-pilots.

 

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Hi - Thats me. I put chapters in the description so you can skip the driving part. Its a personal taste thing - I enjoy the Kyle Conner videos on out of spec, but I also like actual charging time and data, so I put it all in, and then edit in the breaks for you. I cant make everyone happy, I am married :)

Btw, you have two hours left to enter the contest to win the Muddy Buddy Cargo Liners - please subscribe

I hope you all enjoyed the memorial weekend with your co-pilots.

Jon, nice meeting you semi-formally 😉. I just skip through all the beautiful scenery until I see your commentary of which I enjoy and learn. I am subscribed. It's so brown in SOCAL compared to the green in central MD.
I'm waiting for WeatherTech's cargo mat but I understand your needs. My family has 2 Newf siblings and a rescue German Shepherd Dog. We go through a lot of dog food 🙃. Hoping to see your dogs competing in NYC.
You have a great sense of humor 😂 and London is a hoot.
 

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Welcome to the forum Paul !!

As you're new here you're understandably not used to my [attempt at] tongue in cheek humor. And also understandably there's a torrent of info to get thru from our many insightful and talented members, Jon being one. I have a number of his videos in my ID.4 playlist as they're down to Earth practical yet with a nice family humor presentation.

As Jon reminds do also check out Kyle Conner's Out of Spec 'tube videos:

And of course VW's own tutorials playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8OSEy0q-LfdAWC6biT4PPD0Nzpgt8fcw

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And related to charging:

We didn't all know that. Thanks to the OP for posting this information
 

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SoCal ??? Did I call your mother ugly, not open a door for your sister. That's NorCal. Not to be confused with anti culture , ********* of LaLa land. They steal out water and give us nothing but TMZ !!!?
 

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SoCal ??? Did I call your mother ugly, not open a door for your sister. That's NorCal. Not to be confused with anti culture , * of LaLa land. They steal out water and give us nothing but TMZ !!!?
😂🤣😂
Sorry. What do I know, I'm just a dumb right coast guy who drank too much Natty Boh and ate too many MD blue crabs after watching UVA beat UMD in the NCAA Lacrosse championship 😖.
 

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@jongarusa I may have missed it but did you ever share what steering wheel cover you are using?
I am also interested in this. I want something to protect the white steering wheel, but I am worried it will interfere with the capacitive touch required to use Travel Assist. It would also be nice if the steering wheel heat comes through effectively.
 

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Here is a link --- https://amzn.to/3yRytqh

And yes the heat comes through, and the capacitive touch is fine

JG
I ended up giving this steering wheel cover a try. It looked nice in person and felt fine to the touch, but in actual use I didn't like holding it. After about two days I took the cover off to find that the grey portions of the steering wheel cover had bled onto my white steering wheel. I was able to get most of it out, but there is a very faint grey circle around the front of my steering wheel now. I think I'm the only person that can really notice it, thankfully.

Anyway, I figured I would report my findings in case you hadn't checked under your cover yet. I figured a grey leather wouldn't bleed too much, but in my case it did a little. Maybe a white steering wheel needs a white cover?
 

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Jongarusa: Love your vids! Thanks! Especially set up, apps, etc. Following your cross country drive now. Discovered your youtube after slogging through a lot... and its a keeper. Don't mind the out-the-window stuff so much 'cause you're right.... you can just fast forward if you want. Your "it's just a car English dourness" seems to fit the VW where some of us bought it simply to have an EV that doesn't scream "I'm an EV!!!! and definitely not EVil."

Second Kyle's OutofSpec vids. Wish he'd detail a bit more on the Infotainment apps he's using on his drive home from Amelia Island, but otherwise, I'd credit his review with why I went ahead and bought the car. And Kyle has plenty out-the-window driving (too much?)... but his bubbly enthusiasm carries you through some of that. Oddly, he's NOT offering a review summary of the EA chargers as critical as he probably should - as he's optimistic the issues will get fixed.

The TwoGuysandaRide dig into the infotainment is excellent, too. Great intro - especially since the VW Know-your blah blah blah is a bit breezy and less helpful and detailed than it might be.

Of course, Tom's charger and charging reviews are fabulous.

And FWIW, I'd confess that it's sometimes the annoyingly simple, traditional control stuff that throws me: Headlights (I'd been using the toggle arm on the right side of the wheel... which works, but is clumsy), Front and Rear windshield wipers (again the toggle arm on the right side of the wheel... but nevertheless, not as simple as it usually is on cars), and that rear trunk.... I'm good with it opening using my leg... but gollee.... never gonna get it to close.
 

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Jongarusa: Love your vids! Thanks! Especially set up, apps, etc. Following your cross country drive now. Discovered your youtube after slogging through a lot... and its a keeper. Don't mind the out-the-window stuff so much 'cause you're right.... you can just fast forward if you want. Your "it's just a car English dourness" seems to fit the VW where some of us bought it simply to have an EV that doesn't scream "I'm an EV!!!! and definitely not EVil."

Second Kyle's OutofSpec vids. Wish he'd detail a bit more on the Infotainment apps he's using on his drive home from Amelia Island, but otherwise, I'd credit his review with why I went ahead and bought the car. And Kyle has plenty out-the-window driving (too much?)... but his bubbly enthusiasm carries you through some of that. Oddly, he's NOT offering a review summary of the EA chargers as critical as he probably should - as he's optimistic the issues will get fixed.

The TwoGuysandaRide dig into the infotainment is excellent, too. Great intro - especially since the VW Know-your blah blah blah is a bit breezy and less helpful and detailed than it might be.

Of course, Tom's charger and charging reviews are fabulous.

And FWIW, I'd confess that it's sometimes the annoyingly simple, traditional control stuff that throws me: Headlights (I'd been using the toggle arm on the right side of the wheel... which works, but is clumsy), Front and Rear windshield wipers (again the toggle arm on the right side of the wheel... but nevertheless, not as simple as it usually is on cars), and that rear trunk.... I'm good with it opening using my leg... but gollee.... never gonna get it to close.
I agree with you 100%.
Jon is humorous as he presents technological tidbits of his experiences.
Kyle is so optimistic about his "trials and tribulations" during his comparisons and crossings of America.
Both are so filled with information and findings that I would never discover on my own.
2 👍👍 up.
 

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I ended up giving this steering wheel cover a try. It looked nice in person and felt fine to the touch, but in actual use I didn't like holding it. After about two days I took the cover off to find that the grey portions of the steering wheel cover had bled onto my white steering wheel. I was able to get most of it out, but there is a very faint grey circle around the front of my steering wheel now. I think I'm the only person that can really notice it, thankfully.

Anyway, I figured I would report my findings in case you hadn't checked under your cover yet. I figured a grey leather wouldn't bleed too much, but in my case it did a little. Maybe a white steering wheel needs a white cover?
Sorry to take so long to reply, but you know, roadtrip. After reading this, I did remove, thankfully no problem. There was a bit of dirt, but that babywiped away.
 

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Jongarusa: Love your vids! Thanks! Especially set up, apps, etc. Following your cross country drive now. Discovered your youtube after slogging through a lot... and its a keeper. Don't mind the out-the-window stuff so much 'cause you're right.... you can just fast forward if you want. Your "it's just a car English dourness" seems to fit the VW where some of us bought it simply to have an EV that doesn't scream "I'm an EV!!!! and definitely not EVil."

Second Kyle's OutofSpec vids. Wish he'd detail a bit more on the Infotainment apps he's using on his drive home from Amelia Island, but otherwise, I'd credit his review with why I went ahead and bought the car. And Kyle has plenty out-the-window driving (too much?)... but his bubbly enthusiasm carries you through some of that. Oddly, he's NOT offering a review summary of the EA chargers as critical as he probably should - as he's optimistic the issues will get fixed.

The TwoGuysandaRide dig into the infotainment is excellent, too. Great intro - especially since the VW Know-your blah blah blah is a bit breezy and less helpful and detailed than it might be.

Of course, Tom's charger and charging reviews are fabulous.

And FWIW, I'd confess that it's sometimes the annoyingly simple, traditional control stuff that throws me: Headlights (I'd been using the toggle arm on the right side of the wheel... which works, but is clumsy), Front and Rear windshield wipers (again the toggle arm on the right side of the wheel... but nevertheless, not as simple as it usually is on cars), and that rear trunk.... I'm good with it opening using my leg... but gollee.... never gonna get it to close.
You're too kind. I'm writing this from an EA in Notes Dame that's so bad, I am thinking of using it as a urinal. More videos to come
 
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