Posts By: James

Man Down!  Lance Is In the Shop!

Man Down! Lance Is In the Shop!

Well, I blame Stef. A few weeks ago, she offhandedly mentioned something like “I wonder what our next RV will look like” as we were driving along on an RV trip.  Well, Lance must have heard, and...
Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 6: Paint and Climate Control!

Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 6: Paint and Climate Control!

If you’ve ever sided a barn – by yourself… manually, with a hammer… with 5 inch wide tongue and groove boards… you’ll understand why it’s taken me literally...
New Tech at the Coachmen Class B Factory

New Tech at the Coachmen Class B Factory

We were recently invited to take a tour of Coachmen’s Class B production facility in Middlebury, Indiana.  We’ve done Class B factory tours on a few occasions now.  In a lot of ways,...
Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 5: The Walls

Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 5: The Walls

Well, the new Fit RV shop continues to slowly plod along.  I’m now doing something that feels pretty much like grunt work – building walls!  Have a look:    This is turning out...
Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 4: Electrical

Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 4: Electrical

Not as quickly as I’d like, but I do keep making progress on the new Fit RV Shop.  This week, I get some of the rough electrical work done, and fill you in on the final layout of the shop. ...
A New Vent Cover – The MaxxShade Plus: Watch the Install!

A New Vent Cover – The MaxxShade Plus: Watch the Install!

The powered vents that most of us have in our RVs are wonderful things.  They create a breeze to keep us cool.  They exhaust humidity and cooking odors.  They’re the best tool you’ve...
Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 3: Lighting

Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 3: Lighting

I’ve got a space and I’ve got a floor.  Time to address the lighting. Truth be told, there wasn’t a whole lot I needed to do with the lighting.  It wasn’t that bad to start...
Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 2: Flooring

Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 2: Flooring

In my last shop, I had a concrete floor.  I had dressed it up as much as practical by adding one of those epoxy and paint chip finishes to it.  It looked great, but it was cold, hard, and...
At Last! A Bike Garage! Our Detailed Review of the Leisure Travel Vans Wonder RTB!

At Last! A Bike Garage! Our Detailed Review of the Leisure Travel Vans Wonder RTB!

True story: While the main reason we started The Fit RV was to encourage people to lead a more healthy and fit-focused RV lifestyle, one of the secondary reasons was to get RV manufacturers to build...
Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 1: Cleaning Out

Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 1: Cleaning Out

If you’ve been watching our videos for a while, you might have seen my old shop space: Unfortunately, it’s also located on a property that we don’t own anymore.  You see, we moved...