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  1. jwuwu

    Model Y Roadtrip Experience pt. 3 - Winter Drive to Aspen, CO.

    It's legally allowed to 70% for the front driver and passenger windows. Mine's at 35%. Some are at 20% or less. YMMV to being pulled over around here for tint. In my experience, more so no front license plate vs. tint.
  2. jwuwu

    No camping in your car.

    yes, the tailgate part remains pretty bug tight and doesn't look ridiculous as long as you have the front straps strapped in properly. The tailgate is elastic so it hugs the sides when you close the trunk. You can sleep inside the car with the tailgate closed.
  3. jwuwu

    No camping in your car.

    In terms of music festivals, 30' x 10' is pretty standard for camp sites. At least the ones we've been to. The car with our tent is about 22' combined in length and 10' in width. The tent is 10' x 10' by itself. We still had plenty of space to use for a beer pong table, solar panels, or sitting...
  4. jwuwu

    No camping in your car.

    I use magnets to close the gaps and make it air tight against the bugs. Yes, we closed the trunk when we're sleeping in the car. You can even use the tent separately, the tailgate portion can zip up. It's pretty easy. Takes me five mins or less to do it now. I take the magnets off, take off the...
  5. jwuwu

    No camping in your car.

    I recommend getting a SUV Tent. My wife and I went to Coachella this year and camped in the car with two other friends in the tent. We use this setup at RV Parks and campsites. Haven't had any issues with this setup. From Coachella- Napier Tent-...
  6. jwuwu

    Driving in HOV lane without sticker

    I think your flex won't be able to recognize the specific CAV discounts so you do have to order the CAV flex tag. Here's the link to order the CAV flex tag- https://www.bayareafastrak.org/en/routers/cav_existing_user.html
  7. jwuwu

    Driving in HOV lane without sticker

    It's hard to say or distinguish if people are driving in the HOV illegally, if you look at the CAV tag website- https://www.bayareafastrak.org/en/support/clean-air-vehicle.shtml Some people, including me, actually are not breaking any rules when we drive with 3+ toggled on in some areas...
  8. jwuwu

    Driving in HOV lane without sticker

    Everything is Fastrak now. If you don't have a fastrak tag or a tourist/visitor, they will send you a bill to pay based on the license plate. Just need to pay it online when you get the bill. I haven't seen any discrepancies in the discount charges. Here are the recent charges for me, all bay...
  9. jwuwu

    Driving in HOV lane without sticker

    In my experience, I've only seen ICE vehicles being pulled over a few times on the HOV lane, usually solo occupants driving in the express lane by Dublin merging right after from 560 to 680. Could be other violations though. I haven't seen an EV pulled over yet during express lane hours. I'm not...
  10. jwuwu

    Driving in HOV lane without sticker

    That’s true. My main commute is through the bay bridge from the east bay M-F which I’m not violating any rules there. IMO, I think the CHP pays more attention about an ICE car driving in the HOV without two/three people (Easier to catch and fine) than an EV with CAV stickers that’s solo riding...
  11. jwuwu

    Driving in HOV lane without sticker

    You can't double up on the discount, it charges $3.50 when you're within the time frame going through the HOV lane on the bridge. Fastrak toll booth will only scan your license plate or your tag to charge you. Technically when you drive through the the bridge HOVs with or without the stickers...
  12. jwuwu

    Driving in HOV lane without sticker

    50% off within certain hours.
  13. jwuwu

    Auto frunk options

    Not a standalone app, the stock tesla app. Third party apps (Stats) work too as long as they have the "frunk" button and ties in with your car. You can also use an apple watch and use siri to open/close the frunk.
  14. jwuwu

    Car names…

    Paul Blart
  15. jwuwu

    Auto frunk options

    I have the EV Offer auto frunk opener for about a year now. Larry installed it for me at his place on Feb 2nd, 2021. He is a pro, totally worth it, and I highly recommend it. He was done in less than an hour. He also adjusted my frunk for me to make sure they're leveled. I use the frunk opener...
  16. jwuwu

    Who can Beat my Average Whr/mile? (Over life of Car)

    Weird flex but okay. If you have Teslafi, I think the Leaderboards > Longest Drives section is more impressive than average wh/m over lifetime of miles. It's based on the longest drive on a single charge without a complete stop. The current leader for Model Y-
  17. jwuwu

    Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier NP trip from the East

    I wrote this for Grand Teton and Yellowstone- https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/model-y-road-trip-experience.197322/ and this for Glacier- https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/model-y-road-trip-experience-pt-2-crater-lake-and-glacier-national-park.232246/ I agree with everyone here...
  18. jwuwu

    Glare from side repeaters in blind spot camera?

    Yes, cars seem further away with the wider view. If adjusted the suma ones correctly, when the passing car disappears from the sideview mirrors, the car should be right next to you in your peripheral. There's no longer a blind spot.
  19. jwuwu

    Glare from side repeaters in blind spot camera?

    Got the Suma performance side mirrors yesterday. I don't have auto-dimming, literally took less than 15 minutes to unplug the old mirrors, install the new ones, and restore/adjust positions. Here are some pictures in case you're wondering what the differences are between the viewing angles...
  20. jwuwu

    Glare from side repeaters in blind spot camera?

    Wow, great idea! Going to get a set of these myself. Looks like the install is pretty easy too. Thank you! https://www.sumaperformance.com/products/tesla-model-y Found a coupon code for 10% off- KARBON Installation Video (video player shows live stream not available, just copy and paste to...
  21. jwuwu

    Glare from side repeaters in blind spot camera?

    I have a March 2020 Y and my wife has a Sept. 2021 M3. To me, there's a pretty big difference between the two. My Y has glare at night on both, the colors are a bit more orange during the day (looks more faded), and the refresh rate is slower (lag) vs my wife's M3 repeaters- clear, crisp...
  22. jwuwu

    Model Y Roadtrip Experience pt. 3 - Winter Drive to Aspen, CO.

    Yeah, agreed with the Good Years, they're no bueno. Woah, that's quite a long wait with the Quadtrac Pros. It's totally worth it. You'll definitely feel and enjoy the difference, felt like driving a brand new car. The ride is softer and much quieter than the Good Years. Utah was great! Have...
  23. jwuwu

    Model Y Roadtrip Experience pt. 3 - Winter Drive to Aspen, CO.

    No windshield tint. I only tinted the from two driver and passenger windows. Yes, it's ceramic at 35%. I guess my phone makes all the windows look nicely tinted huh? It's an iPhone 13 Max Pro. Here's a better pic to show the tint in it's more realistic shade-
  24. jwuwu

    Model Y Roadtrip Experience pt. 3 - Winter Drive to Aspen, CO.

    haha np, glad I could help. Aspen is truly beautiful and magical! The pics make the tint look really dark. It’s actually 35% in the fronts, looks way lighter in person haha.
  25. jwuwu

    Model Y Roadtrip Experience pt. 3 - Winter Drive to Aspen, CO.

    Hello all, Just got back again with another ten days Roadtrip experience in the Y (12/20/21 - 12/29/21), this time it's in the winter and snow, so much snow! We decided to drive from NorCal to Aspen, CO and hit the slopes during the Christmas season, which was a lot of fun. Colorado is...
  26. jwuwu

    Sentry Mode Notifications

    Same thing happened to my Y Christmas night in Aspen, CO. Saw a lady with a guy trying to open my rear door. I guess the screen sentry warning scared both of them off. Just saw the footage today while going through sentry viewer. Video link here- Yes! Would be nice to get a general phone...
  27. jwuwu

    Hey all!

    I just started going back to work full time from my home in SF east bay to South SF, Monday to Friday. My commute is about 60 miles roundtrip. I think my Model Y is the best car ever for my commute with FSD. I can't imagine driving another ICE car in this traffic. I calculated that driving my...
  28. jwuwu

    Opinions on this paint defect

    Got a few of them on my Y. I think of them as sexy moles ;).
  29. jwuwu

    Lessons learned from a 2300 mile road trip

    I bought the Tesla NEMA Bundle too and tbh I don't really use anything in there besides the NEMA 15-40 (RV Parks) and 14-30 occasionally at some airbnbs. My wife just got a model 3 and I bought her this- https://acworks.com/products/ac-works-evkit01-ev-charging-kit?_pos=1&_sid=7e4db7da5&_ss=r...
  30. jwuwu

    Charging near Glacier NP?

    Hello, I suggest reserving a RV site to charge your car like the KOA St. Mary's- St Mary, Montana Campground | St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday A closer RV and campground site that's near the Many Glacier entrance is the Leaning Tree Campground. Leaning Tree Campground You can also ask Many...
  31. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    Enjoy your trip to Glacier! Happy to help out! Camping and road trips are so much more enjoyable for us with the Tesla. I’m always looking forward to the next one. Hope you all can enjoy your trips with your Teslas.
  32. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    No problem. Happy wife, happy life! I checked again just now there’s a deluxe cabin available for Sept 29th and 30th for KOA St. Mary’s. I also checked KOA West Glacier, they have more reservations available with cabins that have bathroom and shower but a lot pricier avg $200-300+ a night...
  33. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    Happy retirement! Toketee falls is so awesome! Wish we could spend more time there. If you're up for it (it's kind of steep) there's a path with rope that leads down right to the falls from the viewpoint. A bunch of locals go down there to hangout. Watson Falls is also incredible, the hike is...
  34. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    I totally understand. Some RV/Camping places like Moose Creek and KOA offer cabins with running water and then you can add the Tesla(RV spot) to charge your car. It'll add an additional $50-98 a night just for the RV spot but you'll get to drive your tesla around the park without worrying about...
  35. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    Awesome! Enjoy your new car!
  36. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    Thank you. I only tinted the front windows to 35%, didn't tint the rest. No windshield but I am considering it. The weather was 90F to 115F range on our whole road trip, I got quite a nice driving tan on my arms. For SR, I don't think you'll have any issues at all. I'd say charge it to 100%...
  37. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    Ah nice. I think September will be perfect! Kalispell is really nice! It's still quite a bit of drive to the west gate though, about 40 minutes. I hope they can be like Yellowstone and build one right near the west gate or somewhere in the East. Man...the views from St. Mary's is amazing! I...
  38. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    Thank you. Okay. Here's my take on Crater Lake- We stayed at the Crater Lake RV Park in Prospect for two days. Only the West Rim was open at the time and the east side was closed. Took us about half a day to hike Garfield Peak and drive the whole west rim. We were hoping to drive around the...
  39. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    No worries, I do the same thing when I'm working. Already planning our next trip...
  40. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    Thank you. I'm using the tesmat mattress- TESMAT
  41. jwuwu

    Charging near Glacier NP?

    Oh dang just saw this post. We just got back from Glacier. We camped and charge in Moose Creek RV camp, it’s 5 minutes from the West gate, to 100% each night. That’s with the middle of the Going to the Sun road closed most of our trip and we had to go around the park some days. On the east side...
  42. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience pt 2 - Crater Lake and Glacier National Park

    Hi Everyone, A year ago I wrote about my first road trip experience to Teton National Park and Yellowstone, you can see it here- https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/model-y-road-trip-experience.197322/ Just want to pass along some information I learned along the way with my MY and this...
  43. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience

    Answered your DM. I didn't have to wait at all for all the superchargers we went through since the shut down was still in effect during that time and yes, certain areas have limited number of stalls. There are definitely a lot more Ys on the road now. I don't think it'll be much of an issue...
  44. jwuwu

    App broken?

    Tesla service trying to slide in Thick-ass Vessel's DM. ;)
  45. jwuwu

    Why a Y Needs Mud Guards/Flaps

    I have the evmudflaps, really glad I have them. They help a lot. I scrapped them a couple time already but since they're flexible they've been holding up just fine. I think they look great imo. I took the car to Yosemite two weekends ago and drove through ice, gravel, sand, and snow. Here are...
  46. jwuwu

    Model Y Road Trip Experience

    It's pretty much given before and during the beginning of Covid. Depends on which states/county you're going to now though, things might be different. In California right now, most of the RV parks you can't sleep in your car AFAIK the last time I checked since the restrooms are closed, you need...
  47. jwuwu

    2020.40.7 Just downloaded and installed

    I'm waiting as well. There are currently two MYP that are updated to .8 according to Teslafi, one in Ohio and one in Washington. I just want to see how much the mileage increase is for the performance.
  48. jwuwu

    2020.40.7 Just downloaded and installed

    so far on Teslafi I only see the 2020.40.7 updates being pushed to the Long Range DM model Ys, no performance yet.
  49. jwuwu

    Did you message me on ig? I did but I don't think you need to. There's an option to reset the...

    Did you message me on ig? I did but I don't think you need to. There's an option to reset the tpms through the system once you make the trade.
  50. jwuwu

    EV Mud Flaps for the Model Y

    Haven't really seen any posts about Model Y mud flaps. Found out about EV mud flaps from someone posting about it facebook- 4 Garde-boues Model Y The mud flaps are from Canada. It's about $120 USD with shipping, pretty pricey for what it is but I figured Y not, I'll try them out and see how...

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