Posts By: James

Pimp My Trailer 2: Sliding Bicycle Storage Tray

Pimp My Trailer 2: Sliding Bicycle Storage Tray

I used this long weekend to replace something I had built in our trailer that had been bothering me for a while.  I tore out the bicycle storage platform and replaced it with a much better (and...
Pimp My Trailer: Adding a Bicycle Repair Stand

Pimp My Trailer: Adding a Bicycle Repair Stand

Stef frequently says that I always have to have some sort of RV project going.  She’s teasing, but she’s also correct.  In fact, when I run out of projects, I’ll sometimes do some...
Park, Pedal, Play:  Buellton, California

Park, Pedal, Play: Buellton, California

We’re trying something new here. Stef and I recently spent a week in southern California using the RV as a base camp for cycling (and for work, but nobody wants to hear about that).  We liked...
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground, Buellton, CA – RV Park Review

Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground, Buellton, CA – RV Park Review

Flying Flags RV Resort is one of the Highway West resorts, and its location in Santa Barbara wine country in Southern California put it in the ideal place for us to spend a week checking out the...
A Safer Shore Power Connection? Testing the SmartPlug

A Safer Shore Power Connection? Testing the SmartPlug

A few years ago while visiting our friends at Advanced-RV, we learned about a new type of shore power connection they were putting on their rigs, The SmartPlug.  (We like visiting Advanced-RV...
Our Experience as Pure3 /Lithium Travato Test Pilots

Our Experience as Pure3 /Lithium Travato Test Pilots

A few weeks ago at their dealer event in San Diego, Winnebago announced their Pure3 Energy Management System, which brings 48 volt lithium power to two new models, the Travato 59GL and 59KL.  Russ...
A Detailed Review of Winnebago’s Lithium-Powered Travato 59KL!

A Detailed Review of Winnebago’s Lithium-Powered Travato 59KL!

This is another really long RV review, but we are reviewing the whole coach as new.  And this is not just a review of Winnebago’s lithium Pure3 Energy Management System.  (Just to set your...
Winnebago’s Travato 59 GL – Lithium Powered!!

Winnebago’s Travato 59 GL – Lithium Powered!!

O.K.  Make yourself some popcorn before watching this video.  It’s gonna be a long one. Stef and I were asked by Winnebago to come speak at their dealer educational conference, “Winnebago...
It’s All Uphill From Here: Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 3-7

It’s All Uphill From Here: Mallorca Ride Camp: Days 3-7

Well, not to spoil the ending, but we’re back home from our Trek Travel ride camp.  The last few days of riding went by in a flash – just like my first 50 years.  Sigh…  ...
Mallorca Prologue: Getting There

Mallorca Prologue: Getting There

We’re on a Trek Travel trip right now – a bicycle training camp in Mallorca.  And as much as we love our RV, Lance, he’s not amphibious, so we had to take a plane to get here.  We had...