Posts By: James

Preparing for an RV Fire!  The Voice of Experience

Preparing for an RV Fire! The Voice of Experience

No, Stef and I have not experienced an RV fire, and hopefully never will.  But recently, one of our readers mentioned in a comment that his RV caught fire and tragically burned to the ground.  I...
A Look Behind the Panel:  A Tour of Zamp Solar

A Look Behind the Panel: A Tour of Zamp Solar

Last Fall, we found ourselves traveling through Bend, Oregon, when we realized… “Hey – isn’t this where Zamp Solar is?” Being the “anything-RV-related nerd”...
Cool Teardrop Alert!  The Safari Condo Alto 1713R

Cool Teardrop Alert! The Safari Condo Alto 1713R

For our typical RV content, we usually only focus on Class B and smaller Class C RVs.  We’ve never done a review of a towable RV, and this isn’t one now.  But we saw this teardrop...
Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 7:  Moving Back In!

Building the New Fit RV Shop – Part 7: Moving Back In!

Well, the day has come, the shipping container is gone, and I’m moving back in to my shop space.  On some level, this makes me happy, but it also stresses me right the heck out.  It’s...
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...