Posts By: James

Our RV Air Conditioner Upgrade:  The Dometic Penguin II

Our RV Air Conditioner Upgrade: The Dometic Penguin II

Maybe you should watch the video first, and then I’ll explain:   Our Winnebago Travato, Lance, is just a little different from most others.  (OK, it’s a lot different.)  One of the changes...
Cassette Toilet vs. Composting Toilet Smackdown!

Cassette Toilet vs. Composting Toilet Smackdown!

Sometimes, my RV experiments turn out exactly as I had planned; and sometimes I’m surprised.  This experiment turned out to be a case of the latter.  See what I mean in this video: So here’s...
5 eBikes for RVers

5 eBikes for RVers

eBikes are popping up everywhere these days, even in the RV community.  So when we saw there was an eBike expo going on just downtown, we had to go see if we could find anything that would be of...
Laundry, Sewing, Something Something Something…

Laundry, Sewing, Something Something Something…

I’ll just admit it up front; this post is going to be all over the place.  Yes, it’s an RV project.  And yes, there’s sewing.  But beyond that, it’s going to wander.  I can’t tell you...
How Much Solar Do I Need On My RV?

How Much Solar Do I Need On My RV?

Notice, that’s “need” not “want”.  There’s a difference. This post grew out of a well-received seminar I’ve been presenting at RV shows.  And that seminar itself grew out of my...
How We Carry Bikes Inside Our RV – The Bike Gurney!

How We Carry Bikes Inside Our RV – The Bike Gurney!

Our road bikes are precious cargo to us.  They need to ride inside.  So I’ve tried **A LOT** of different ways  to transport our bicycles inside RVs over the years.  This one is by far the...
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...