Whole House Ventilation

Back in July of 2020 I had a Home Performance Energy Audit done on my first home. During my first summer there I noticed extremely poor AC performance. It gets to a peak of lower 100° F where I live and even if I set my thermostat to 70 all day, the temperature in my… Continue reading Whole House Ventilation

Tesla Cargo Box

I wasted a lot of time researching cargo boxes for my Model Y because I didn’t realize the main criteria for the box was a fixed crossbar spread of 35.5 inches. This narrows the list considerably. Crossbar Spread: Leading edge of front crossbar to leading edge of rear crossbar fitlookup.yakima.com Box Price ($) Volume (cu… Continue reading Tesla Cargo Box

Laravel Swagger Integration

Our project at work has installed the L5-Swagger to document our API routes. The first thing to note is that documentation is scattered, the README of the project states: This package is a wrapper of swagger-php and swagger-ui adapted to work with Laravel. Installation and initial configuration are easy enough, but connecting to your authentication scheme is a bit… Continue reading Laravel Swagger Integration

Laravel API Versioning

Intro I am developing a project that resembles the application I am working on at my job. I thought it would be good to record some of my research. The first roadblock I came across was API versioning, and I realized I had no idea how the library I use at work actually functions. Another… Continue reading Laravel API Versioning

Seat Covers, Airbags, and OCS

The Model Y owners manual has at least 6 warnings against the use of aftermarket items attached to or placed between the seat and the occupant. For two big reasons: Doing so could restrict deployment of the seatmounted side air bags if a collision occurs. Doing so could reduce the accuracy of the Occupancy Classification… Continue reading Seat Covers, Airbags, and OCS

Test Day 1

Eurmax 10’x10′ Ez Pop Up Canopy with Heavy Duty Roller Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076LL4DVF Canopy Sunwall $26/side https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P6LJ4RP Eddie Bauer Tent is gigantic at 138″x116″ (11.5’x9.5′) and its highest point is somewhere above 6’1″ because I can stand straight up inside it. It fits nicely inside the rear cargo well.

Mattress Shopping

I started off with an experiment with a 12″ twin foam mattress I had on hand in my house. It is a standard size of 75 x 38 inches. Obviously it is gigantic and I want to go thinner, BUT two people can fit on top. Not comfortably – but we fit! The width in… Continue reading Mattress Shopping

Tesla Model Y Equipment

Design Options: Tow Hitch ($1000 while custom building, $1200 to install later) https://shop.tesla.com/product/model-y-tow-packageHigh-strength steel tow bar and 2” hitch receiver capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds on all wheel configurations. Price includes shipping and installation and ships to your preferred Service Center. Included: Gen 2 Mobile Connector Bundle ($275 purchased separately) https://shop.tesla.com/product/gen-2-mobile-connector-bundleIncludes NEMA 5-15… Continue reading Tesla Model Y Equipment

First Post

This is the first post of my new blog about attempting to use my new Tesla Model Y to travel, camp, and continue to work on the road. I plan to backfill a lot of my previous research into a few new posts to help other who are thinking of buying a Tesla, or a… Continue reading First Post