I’ve been in MN the last couple days and have been having a great time. The weather has been a welcome relief from the Texas heat and I had a great night out with Jessie last night. It’s pretty awesome being able to travel relatively inexpensively and go see and do the things I want to do. Continue reading Good Weather & Good Times
The title pretty much says it all. I just ordered (2) 52-gallon holding tanks, one for the grey water, one for black. I’ve been shopping for these things on-and-off for probably a year now, and I finally ordered ’em! Continue reading 52 Gallon Holding Tanks!
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
Got back on the road today, heading through Minneapolis for a day or so before heading back down to Texas. Weather has been what most people would call “terrible”, but I’ve been enjoying it. 55°F, cloudy, occasional rain. It’s been comfortable. Continue reading Passin’ through
One of the major goals of having the truck camper, besides letting me RV while my trailer is being built, is to give me real-world experience living this lifestyle. By doing so, my trailer can start out at version 2.0 instead of straight from scratch, as I’m essentially doing with this camper. On this trip, I’ve learned some valuable lessons. Continue reading Getting Experience
Last night the rangers came back and had a solution from management: Move my rig over to the next campsite across the street for the night and pay the standard full-hookups rate for an evening ($31). I’m literally a couple dozen feet away from where I was, and at least for last night, abiding by their rules. But for some reason, this whole situation made me very upset, and I’ve finally figured out why. Continue reading Lacking a sense of home
So I’m leaving Coos Bay, on my way to Eugene to check out a local mall and stay the night in their RV-friendly lot. I’m in the middle-of-nowhere, just checked out one of the viewpoint locations, and the battery light comes on the dash. Voltage is dropping, and I’m on a 2-line highway in the Oregon mountains. Continue reading Death of an alternator