Starry Skies

I have always loved sitting outside and watching the sky. It was something that my late mother and I enjoyed together. Some of my fondest memories involve being under the night sky. Michael is more interested in the technicality of Read more…

California Dreaming

We left Las Vegas in the middle of May before the triple digit weather started. We started our California tour in Greenfield, CA at Yanks RV Resort – it is a nice little place to stay. There is some construction Read more…

20 Years & Counting

I met Michael on the Internet. That should tell you where I spent a lot of my free time. I was working on websites, and all of the code was beginning to blur. I had installed the most recent version Read more…

Safety Check-In 2018-08-11

Just a quick note. We are in Las Vegas at our lot in the LVM resort which is within 1/2 mile of the Ross where an active shooting situation happened earlier today. At this time, we understand that this was Read more…

MOD: TESLA Powered Tiffin!

That is not a typo… our RV is now powered by TESLA! Well, Tesla battery modules that is! Oh, and the Sun! Yes, the Sun, too!

WARNING — This post is full of technical content. Here’s the TLDR;

Our original House batteries only powered part of our coach via the inverter, and could only power the coach in a boondock situation for about 4 to 6 hours. After that, the battery voltages were below 11.8vdc and we’d have to start the Generator.

Our new Tesla batteries can power ALL of the coach, not every load in parallel, but 2 of 3 ACs can be running at the same time! Given the same loads that would only last 4 to 6 hours on the old batteries, we can now last indefinitely on the batteries / solar combo!

Check the bottom of the post for loads of photos!

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