And then there was Tesla (motors)

Most that know us understand we’re pretty hard core Nikola Tesla fans. So, it’s not a difficult leap to imagine we’re also fans of the Electric Vehicle company that borrows his name and technology to make amazing sports sedans (to date.. Cross over coming soon).  I’ve been in a few Tesla Studios, and each time have to pose with various Tesla gear so they can photo my Nikola Tesla tattoo.. 🙂

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We’ve been keeping an eye on Tesla Motors for a while and drooling over their offerings… deciding to pass them over for each vehicle purchase over the past few years in favor of more ‘flat-tow’ friendly vehicles. Our thought was that dealing with an enclosed trailer in addition to the RV and car would be more hassle than it was worth.

In recent weeks, we’ve been doing more research on the subject and talking with those that trailer a vehicle behind their RV. From what we’ve found.. it doesn’t seem our original assessment was accurate. One couple we spoke with said that they’ve been to 2500 RV Parks across the country, and never had an issue. Now, it’s obvious that many parks don’t have space for you to have the trailer On-Site w/ your rig… but it seems all of them were able to accommodate storage of the trailer within the park.. and even go so far as to placing the trailer into and out of the storage for you! This realization has brought us right back to Elon’s EVs.

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Build Day 4 – Main Plant stations 10 through 13

Today, we completed Main Plant Stations 10 through 13. This included the following highlights:

  • Slide room trim
  • Fireplace install
  • Interior TV Installs
  • Under-dash trim
  • Driver’s side control panel
  • Most cabinet drawers
  • Cargo Bay Doors
  • Roof rail
  • Paramount Awnings
    and tons I’m sure that I’ve left off…

NOTE: Tiffin has all of next week off for Independence Day.  The next day of work on the rig will be July 6th, so no videos are likely to be uploaded until then… 🙂

Video after the break!

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Memorial Day

It’s very discouraging that there are many people wishing others a ‘Happy’ Memorial Day.  I could understand somewhat if these were all generated from outside the US, but even in America, the vast majority of citizens don’t understand the holiday.  Most think it’s just another day for firing up the Read more…

View from my… controller?

This shot was taken of Meteor Crater, 20 miles west of Winslow, AZ (yes, we took it easy).  It was taken from a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+.  I took some video as well and hope to have it on Follow the Kidd’s on YouTube soon.  BTW… the 3 white stripes Read more…

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