Posts By: James

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 5: We’re Done!

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 5: We’re Done!

Eventually, all good things that make your knuckles bleed must come to an end, and so it has with our refrigerator replacement project.  The Nova Kool RFU 7300 is in, the dual compressors are...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 4: Building Cabinets

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 4: Building Cabinets

When I set out to replace our absorption fridge with a 12-volt Nova Kool model, Stef and I had this idea that we could put up webcams in the shop and in the RV for people to watch the progress.  I...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 3: Making Room

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 3: Making Room

So far, I’m doing a pretty good job in getting these videos up in near-real-time, so here’s the third installment in the Fridge Replacement Video series:   This video is not nearly...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 2: Demolition!

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 2: Demolition!

It seems like there are about 200 “home remodeling” shows on TV these days.  It’s totally a gimmick shot, but the one staple you’re absolutely guaranteed to find in every...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 1: The Old Fridge Sucks

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 1: The Old Fridge Sucks

I tried to like our RV’s fridge.  Really, I did.  I even went so far as to cut the door down to make it less ridiculous.  In the end though, I just couldn’t make myself love absorption...
This Is How It Goes Around Here – And, How We Got a New Cabinet

This Is How It Goes Around Here – And, How We Got a New Cabinet

If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to lately, wonder no more!  Here are all the gory details (and pictures of Travato innards) to fill you in. It started off with an RV electrical gizmo...
Folding Bikes for RVers: Now, you’ve really got no excuse…

Folding Bikes for RVers: Now, you’ve really got no excuse…

When we went to the Good Sam Phoenix RV Super Show last week, we expected to lead seminars on healthy RVing (and we did). We expected to meet up with fellow Travato owners and circle the wagons (and...
What’s In Your RV’s Lithium Battery: A Visit to Lithionics

What’s In Your RV’s Lithium Battery: A Visit to Lithionics

If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you know by now that we’re rolling with a 420 Amp Hour Lithium battery in our motorhome.  Maybe I’ve even mentioned that the battery is...
The ProMaster Second Alternator Skid Plate – Version 3

The ProMaster Second Alternator Skid Plate – Version 3

If you’ve been around here a while, you probably remember my last post on the skid plate to protect our ProMaster’s second alternator.  But just in case you haven’t, let me bring...
Truma Takes Over the World!  (of RV heat and hot water, at least)

Truma Takes Over the World! (of RV heat and hot water, at least)

Score one for RV consumers! What do I mean by that?  Well, back at the 2015 RVIA show, we made a video introducing people to Truma (the company and the products).  One year later in 2016, we...