Sleeping in a Tesla

View out of the back of a Tesla on the Pacific

Air-conditioning and roomy back make the Model Y an ideal car to sleep in. It’s great for camp grounds, boondocking (dispersed, dry camping on public land), and even urban stealth camping. It has the size of a 2 people backpacking tent. You can pull over at a rest area and sleep a few hours in…

A Bed for a Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y with bed platform in the trunk. The two rear boards are the original OEM boards, the front most is custom.

This modification provides extra comfort and space when sleeping in a Tesla, but it’s a bit more work. For about $100 and week-end worth of work you can transform your car into this: The two rear boards are the original OEM floor boards, the front is custom, and covered with automotive carpet. It’s close enough…

Electric Vehicles and Extension Cords

Manufacturer guidance is clear: Do not use extension cords to charge the car! I’ll tell you what you need to know, then you make your own decision. The Difference Between a Extension Cord and a Socket in the Wall What is the difference of plugging into an outlet right next to your main panel using…

Bed for Tesla Model Y – The Making Of

Final shape. 37.5" wide, 19" and 17" deep. Note that the front most beam is wider to reach the support.

Welcome to the making of the Tesla Model Y Bed. If you haven’t yet, check out the final product first. Requirements Create a flat surface so 2 people can sleep straight on their stomach. Maximum bed area Stable, no wiggly wiggly. Leave rear seat cushions in (for convenience and to control noise) Cross beam support for the…

Tesla Model Y vs Subaru Outback: Cargo

Will they fit? Tesla Model Y (2020) vs Subaru Outback (2011) The seats are down on this picture in the Subaru, but I loaded both cars with rear seats up (steepest angle possible)

TL;DR:, It’s a tie (with cheating on the MY side). All the suitcases in the picture fit in either car. Upgrading from a Subaru Outback to a Tesla Model Y one of the concerns was that the Y has a smaller cargo space. Do the frunk and the trunk wells make up for the tapered…