Posts By: James

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...
The Flatpack Grill – so small, we’re out of excuses!

The Flatpack Grill – so small, we’re out of excuses!

Owning a Class B Camper Van is a lifestyle full of compromises.  And since our Winnebago Travato doesn’t have any outside storage, we have to compromise with our “stuff”.  So...
It’s Curtains for the ProMaster!

It’s Curtains for the ProMaster!

I got a new sewing machine last week.  A Janome HD 3000.  I like that name; sounds like a full-size truck.  It’s an awesome machine, and putting it through its paces reminded me that I never...
Meet the Campfire Defender – Portable Campfire Management and Safety

Meet the Campfire Defender – Portable Campfire Management and Safety

OK.  How many times have you started a campfire not realizing it was already 10:00 at night, and then later dreaded having to wait it out or put it out so you could go to bed?  If you’re like...
Our Review of the new Winnebago Era 170M!

Our Review of the new Winnebago Era 170M!

One of the things we really like about Winnebago’s Touring Coach division is that they are continually improving and tweaking their various models.  I’m sure this is exasperating to the...
Our Review of the 2017 Leisure Travel Vans Wonder!

Our Review of the 2017 Leisure Travel Vans Wonder!

We’ve reviewed several Ford Transit based RVs before, both Class C and Class B models.  But there was one Transit based Class C that we’ve been meaning to review for a while, and at the...
The Coachmen Crossfit – Our First Look

The Coachmen Crossfit – Our First Look

As far as I can tell, this review is the closest we have to a “scoop” from this year’s (2016) RVIA show in Louisville. Just days before the show, Coachmen announced that they would be debuting...
The Straight Poop on our Composting Toilet

The Straight Poop on our Composting Toilet

We’ve had a composting (dry) toilet in our Class B RV, Lance, for over a year now.  Folks have been asking us for a review on it since practically day one.  Finally.  FINALLY… we got...
Protecting the Second Alternator – A Skid Plate for the ProMaster

Protecting the Second Alternator – A Skid Plate for the ProMaster

If you read my post on our Generator Free RV, you know that one of the main components of that install is a second alternator.  You also know that said second alternator rides pretty low up front. ...