Posts By: James

Difficult but Worth It – Relocating Our Light Switch!

Difficult but Worth It – Relocating Our Light Switch!

The light switch for the EKKO bathroom, in a stock configuration, is located outside the bathroom itself (because it’s a wet bath and you don’t want to get it wet).  I thought that was a...
Monitoring Your RV’s Batteries (for RV Newbies)

Monitoring Your RV’s Batteries (for RV Newbies)

Author’s Note: A version of this article was featured in RV Magazine in the June 2021 issue. I write regularly for RV Magazine, to subscribe, CLICK HERE! “Uh… How much battery do we have...
VB Air Suspension Install in our Ford Transit/Winnebago EKKO

VB Air Suspension Install in our Ford Transit/Winnebago EKKO

It seems that when people see the Winnebago EKKO, their thoughts turn to larger tires and lift kits.  We had sort of the opposite reaction, and wanted to improve the ride of our EKKO for the 99.99%...
RV Central Vacuum Review!  The Dirt Devil CV 1500

RV Central Vacuum Review! The Dirt Devil CV 1500

Our Winnebago EKKO RV is only 23 feet long, but that doesn’t mean we can’t install Big-Rig style appliances… like a CENTRAL VACUUM!  Now, before you think I’m weird,...
The 20k Project:  Part 4 – Rebuilding the Dinette!

The 20k Project: Part 4 – Rebuilding the Dinette!

By this time, I had been working on the 20k project for several weeks in 100+ degree heat, and the transformation from “This will be a cool, fun mod!” James into “Can you please get...
Comparing RV Toilet Systems: Traditional, Cassette, and Compost

Comparing RV Toilet Systems: Traditional, Cassette, and Compost

I’ll admit it. Having our own toilet was why Stef and I got into RVing. We’re cyclists and the thought of being able to skip the port-a-john lines at events to enjoy our own private RV toilet...
The 20k Project: Part 3 – Electrical Install!!

The 20k Project: Part 3 – Electrical Install!!

OK.  First off, sorry it’s been three weeks since I put up the last video.  That’s actually about how long it took me to do the work, but I never imagined it would take me that long to...
The 20k Project: Part 2 – Electrical System Tearout!

The 20k Project: Part 2 – Electrical System Tearout!

Well, this video is not nearly as long as the last one, where I detail the project plan.  Watch here as I get down to it and start ripping electrical components out of our Winnebago EKKO!   ...
The 20k Project:  Part 1 – The Plan for 20,000 Watt Hours

The 20k Project: Part 1 – The Plan for 20,000 Watt Hours

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” – Dwight Eisenhower   People are often surprised that I’ll launch into a project without a plan.  And that’s...
How Long Can You Run Your RV AC Off Batteries?

How Long Can You Run Your RV AC Off Batteries?

Of all the questions I’ve been asked about RVing, this one is probably the most frequent.  Ever since we installed large lithium batteries from Lithionics in Lance 5 years ago, that seems to...