Posts By: James

Keeping the Chassis Battery Charged with Solar

Keeping the Chassis Battery Charged with Solar

We’ve done a lot of work on the electrical systems in our camper-van, Lance.  Our house battery is a large lithium-ion battery, and we’ve got 300 watts of solar, an inverter/charger, and...
How To Fix A Failing Cabinet Latch

How To Fix A Failing Cabinet Latch

We’ve had our Winnebago Travato for about 3 years now.  In that time, some things have started to show normal wear and tear.  (This is in addition to the things I’ve torn up on...
Can Our RV’s Lithium Battery Get Too Hot?

Can Our RV’s Lithium Battery Get Too Hot?

People spend a LOT of time talking about how various RV lithium batteries work in the cold. “How cold can you charge it?” “How do you warm it up if it’s cold?”...
See You at the Hershey RV Show!

See You at the Hershey RV Show!

One of the biggest RV shows of the year is held each September in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Stef and I will be there on Friday and Saturday of the show (September 14th and 15th) hanging out in the...
Ask The Fit RV: Are Our Tires OVER-inflated?!?

Ask The Fit RV: Are Our Tires OVER-inflated?!?

We got a really good question on our RV Tire Inflation post, and I thought it deserved an answer in video form.  So, without further ado, here it is:  an “Ask The Fit RV” first: ...
The EASY Way to Weigh Your RV

The EASY Way to Weigh Your RV

Weighing your RV is the “flossing” of RV ownership. I mean, yeah, we know it’s good for us.  But it’s kind of a bother, and you get your hands all dirty (or wet), and so we...
REMIS Cab Shades for the ProMaster – Installed!

REMIS Cab Shades for the ProMaster – Installed!

Even back before I made my curtains to shade the ProMaster cab, I had been trying to get the company REMIS, from Europe, to adapt their Fiat Ducato cab shades so that they could be used in a US-Spec...
Why Won’t the Dutch Be Quiet?  – and other cycling stories from France

Why Won’t the Dutch Be Quiet? – and other cycling stories from France

The Dutch are truly lovely people, but they really need to learn to be quiet when other cyclists (like yours truly) are suffering badly up climbs… So, I’m back from France.  I actually have been...
Why Do These Roads Only Go UP??!!??

Why Do These Roads Only Go UP??!!??

Being from Utah, I’ve got a somewhat jaded perspective when it comes to cycling climbs. Many of the climbs that are accessible right from Salt Lake City top out at nine or ten thousand feet. In...
Complaining My Way Across France: Watch Me Suffer!

Complaining My Way Across France: Watch Me Suffer!

I’m convinced Lycra has some effect on brain chemistry. There’s something about putting on a cycling kit that makes people want to take a normally pleasurable activity, like riding a bike, and...