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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! (more…)

By Michael, ago
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Tire Pressure: Great to see it, but what should it be set to?

A couple months back, we posted about how a TPMS saved our bacon (link to that post).  A TPMS is great, but what should your tires be inflated to?  This is a question that many new RV'ers have because, in their regular drive around town car, they just inflate to the pressure listed on the door post of your car (you do.. right?). The right answer for RV's is a bit more complicated. Warning: Lots of words ahead! (more…)

By Michael, ago
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23andMe

We sent in our DNA to 23andMe a few weeks ago, and I’ve received mine and we are anxiously awaiting Michael’s.  I am so impressed. It is amazing to see all of the detailed reports, fascinating. To see where my story started,  looking over the “TRAITS” reports. And yes, there Read more…

By Lehnanne, ago
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A new addition to our stable (on order)

As much as we love our Tesla Model S, we've decided it's time for a change and will be trading our beloved Tesla in this summer. After much test-driving, measuring, test-fitting (in the car hauler), re-measuring, discussing, more test-driving, etc...  We've ordered our next vehicle. (more…)

By Michael, ago