When we purchased our RV in Nov. 2012, one of the first things I did was replace the old batteries that were in the RV. They were corroded and tired, reaching the end of their useful life. I considered sealed batteries, but at about twice the cost of flooded cells, […]
Prior to crossing the border into Canada, we spent a couple of weeks preparing for our Alaskan/Canadian adventure in Great Falls, MT. One of our tasks was to add a spare tire to our RV, which did not come with one from the factory. This is pretty common with modern […]
Once we got on the road and have spent more time dry camping ( no hookups ), we’ve become more energy conscious. Yes, we have solar power, but if you don’t use the power at night, you don’t have to put it back the next day. And while its not […]
Part 3 – Results, lessons learned and component list with pricing I had to work the next day, but when I tested the system the following weekend, I saw a max of 26.2A going into batteries that were just 3% drained by heating a cup of water in the […]
Part 2 – Installation As mentioned earlier, UPS damaged one of the panels, so there was a delay while AMSolar shipped another one. In the meantime, I laid out all of the other components on a table like a big schematic and walked through all of the steps I […]
Last year, after some thought and planning of future trips in our RV, we decided to install solar power on our 29’ Holiday Rambler Traveler class A RV. This document is going to cover my experience with my DIY installation and the decisions I made in the process. About me: […]
The tires on my 29′ Class A are 245/70R19.5 and need to be inflated to 100 to 110 PSI, depending on the load, so this is significantly more difficult than a normal 35 psi car tire. Many coin operated compressors at gas stations aren’t up to the task and we […]
I’m not the first one to say it, but there’s Something Special about Cedar Key, FL. Originally, we were planning on just Christmas, but after hearing about the place from online friends and realizing we had the opportunity to meet a community of other travelers, we decided to stay for an […]
June 13, 2012 After breakfast we visited the Reál (Royal) Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral. Seville is another of those Johnny-come-lately cities that’s only been around since about 700. BC, that is. It was important because of its location on a major shipping route (the Guadalquivir river), and so it […]
June 11, 2012 Our first full day at Sterling and Teresa’s. We spend the morning exploring Olvera. Southern Spain was contested territory for years, going back & forth between Moorish and Spanish control. As a result, nearly every village was built near the crest of a hill and has a […]
June 10, 2012 After walking around old-town Barcelona and having lunch on a beautiful shady plaza, we caught the train to Antequera and were met by Sterling and Teresa. We spent the the trip to Olvera admiring the countryside and catching up. The high speed trains in Spain were awesome […]
June 9, 2012 The climb up the hill was worth it though – for one thing, we had the hotel to ourselves. The hotel is beautiful, built in the traditional Art Nouveau style. Our bathroom, in black marble and white porcelain, was big enough to hold a small party. We […]
After arriving in Madrid on the morning of the 8th, we went straight to the train station and headed out to Barcelona. High speed rail service here is a great way to travel, and we just couldn’t face cramming ourselves onto another flight – enough is enough! We […]
It’s that time of year again – we have to party to put the Whammy on the upcoming storm season. May 19th, Be there! Invitation also available here.
All the drivers from Team Keys Disease after coming in 14th in the Chumpcar Spring Break all-nighter.