Says the President of the United States (whom I shall be referring to as the “#lyinglunatic” or simply, “the lunatic”) in reference to GM announcing in 2018 that they plan to launch 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023. Here is what the #lyinglunatic said: “They’ve changed the whole model of General Motors. They’ve gone to … Continue reading “All-electric is not going to work”: Says Who?
I chose this hike almost at random from a long list of many possible hikes in the Sedona area. It exceeded my expectations. Here’s how to do it... To reach Brin Mesa you can start from either the Jim Thompson Trailhead at the end of West Park Ridge Dr or the Soldier Pass Trailhead on Shadow … Continue reading Brin Mesa, Sedona’s Roof of the World
Sedona can be a frustrating scene of spectacular rock formations that are so popular it is impossible to enjoy them up close without being exposed to noisy crowds, droning helicopters overhead, and loud jeeps full of chattering people to whom the idea of walking a trail to reach a destination is apparently so novel that, … Continue reading Sedona Hiking: Avoiding the Tour Jeeps at Chicken Point, Sort Of…
Naming a publicly-accessible wilderness area a “secret” may add an unwarranted air of mystery but the name is otherwise accurate; there are mountains and plenty of red rocks! The Long Canyon trailhead is easy to find on Google Maps. There is a limited amount of parking, but this trail is not nearly as busy as … Continue reading The Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness: Hiking Long Canyon
Sedona is full of “energy vortex” absurdity and noisy off-road Jeep tours. But the hiking is free, and it is spectacular!
Ano Nuevo State Park is home to one of the largest mainland elephant seal rookeries in the world...
Towing a camper trailer with an electric vehicle is a relatively new phenomenon. The Tesla Model X is the first EV that I am aware of to be offered with a factory installed towing package option that includes a 2” hitch capable of towing a camper trailer with a weight up to 5,000 lbs and a tongue … Continue reading Towing with a Tesla
When it comes to personal living spaces; whether it be a house, boat, or trailer, there is always room for improvement.
That was the goal for our Alto F1743 trailer solar/battery installation project. After almost four years of driving cars powered entirely on electricity, charging them from solar power generated on our house roof, the trailer just had to be powered entirely by electricity generated from solar.
From the moment we put the deposit down on our Safari Condo Alto F1743 trailer I planned to cover the roof with solar panels and install lithium ion batteries so that I would not have to burn any propane.