At the end of last year when we moved into the apartment, the RV had a lot of little annoying things wrong with it that we kept saying “we’ll fix that before we head out again next year.” They were like paper cuts, individually not show stoppers, but certainly annoying especially in large number. So… Read More Fixing Paper Cuts
When we were preparing to hit the road, we knew we needed WAY less stuff. We got rid of almost everything and embraced a minimalist lifestyle, which has been great for RV life. Some of our ideas about what RV life would look like have ended up being different than the reality. So, what things… Read More RV Stuff We Really Needed: Gadgets and Technology
We installed a fairly large (for an RV) completely custom solar power system all by ourselves for right around $3000. It has 660 watts of panels, 540 amp hours (~6.5 KWh) of AGM batteries, and a 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter. This should be more than enough for us to have 2 people living… Read More DIY RV Solar
We completed 3 major projects this weekend. First, we got all of the electrical system in the RV (minus the solar panels themselves) working together. The batteries are in, the inverter/charger is installed and the 12V system is working correctly. But that’s boring stuff. Next is the flooring. Originally we were planning on doing laminate… Read More Painting and Flooring
Normally the back room in our house isn’t a very useful room. In fact it usually just causes a lot of frustration. But not anymore. Now it is the home of my not-so-secret lab… Read More The Lab
This is going to be a big project and I’m totally going to nerd out about most aspects of it so I’m going to break it up into a few parts. In this post I’m going to try really hard to keep very high level. Hopefully Allison can even read this and know what I’m talking… Read More RV Solar – Overview
We did it! After saving for a while and flip flopping so many times on what we wanted (“travel trailer behind a truck, no behind a van, no behind a truck, no a slide in truck camper, no a class C, no a class A, no a class C with a bedroom, without a bedroom,… Read More We bought our rig!