With the smashing of a “champagne” bottle on the hull, I’m off! The AFE (Awesomest Fort Ever) has launched. A couple thousand miles later, I can say the trailer is doing quite well. Continue reading Launch!
Construction continues. All kinds of parts and pieces are coming together. No epiphanies on anything else because I’m too busy working in Texas heat to think of anything else. Continue reading Even More Construction
Construction continues, every day. If I’m not doing client work or sleeping, then I’m probably working on the trailer. I figured it’s about time for a photo dump here to show some of the projects I’ve been working on. Continue reading More Construction
I got back to Tyler near the end of March, and I’ve been working on the trailer ever since. There’s definite progress, but I feel like it’s going slowly. A zillion little details, and the logistics of the correct order-of-operations is kind of crazy too. Continue reading Construction
I haven’t been posting much because I’ve been too busy with construction. So, since I don’t have any new insights to share, I figured I might as well share some photos. Continue reading Construction Update
Many of the upgrades and updates I did on the truck camper were actually performed before my last trip. Because of that, I was basically climbing the walls with boredom waiting for my next trip since I didn’t have the budget to continue buying tools and supplies for the trailer build. So, I disregarded the budget (for now), and I’ve continued with the trailer build! Continue reading Budget? What Budget?
I’ve made some real, visible progress! Took down the ceiling panels, adding 2″ of additional insulation, cut out holes for the lights, ran the wiring, put the ceiling panels back up and wired up the lights. Hooked it all up to a temporary battery and flicked the switch – first time, no issues, all the lights turned on! It was a beautiful, gratifying moment. Continue reading Let there be light!
I was at a fork in the road (metaphorically), and I needed to figure out whether I’m going to frame the wall stud extensions with aluminum or wood. They each have their advantages and disadvantages, and if I’m going to go aluminum, that means I need to buy a lot of tools and equipment and learn multiple welding techniques. Continue reading To weld or not to weld
So, it’s warm in Texas. OK, more than warm. It’s hot enough to thoroughly wear one out long before the day is done. Regardless, I’m out working in the shop; the RV isn’t going to build itself. Continue reading Texas heat in August
I should not be allowed to go the Home Depot unsupervised. It’s far too easy to spend a couple hundred bucks, every time I go. Shop vac, miter saw, a bunch of lumber, accessories… it adds up! Continue reading Unsupervised at Home Depot