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Our RV Air Conditioner Upgrade:  The Dometic Penguin II

Our RV Air Conditioner Upgrade: The Dometic Penguin II

Maybe you should watch the video first, and then I’ll explain:   Our Winnebago Travato, Lance, is just a little different from most others.  (OK, it’s a lot different.)  One of the changes...
Cassette Toilet vs. Composting Toilet Smackdown!

Cassette Toilet vs. Composting Toilet Smackdown!

Sometimes, my RV experiments turn out exactly as I had planned; and sometimes I’m surprised.  This experiment turned out to be a case of the latter.  See what I mean in this video: So here’s...
How Much Solar Do I Need On My RV?

How Much Solar Do I Need On My RV?

Notice, that’s “need” not “want”.  There’s a difference. This post grew out of a well-received seminar I’ve been presenting at RV shows.  And that seminar itself grew out of my...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 5: We’re Done!

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 5: We’re Done!

Eventually, all good things that make your knuckles bleed must come to an end, and so it has with our refrigerator replacement project.  The Nova Kool RFU 7300 is in, the dual compressors are...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 4: Building Cabinets

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 4: Building Cabinets

When I set out to replace our absorption fridge with a 12-volt Nova Kool model, Stef and I had this idea that we could put up webcams in the shop and in the RV for people to watch the progress.  I...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 3: Making Room

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 3: Making Room

So far, I’m doing a pretty good job in getting these videos up in near-real-time, so here’s the third installment in the Fridge Replacement Video series:   This video is not nearly...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 2: Demolition!

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 2: Demolition!

It seems like there are about 200 “home remodeling” shows on TV these days.  It’s totally a gimmick shot, but the one staple you’re absolutely guaranteed to find in every...
Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 1: The Old Fridge Sucks

Replacing our RV Fridge – Part 1: The Old Fridge Sucks

I tried to like our RV’s fridge.  Really, I did.  I even went so far as to cut the door down to make it less ridiculous.  In the end though, I just couldn’t make myself love absorption...
What’s In Your RV’s Lithium Battery: A Visit to Lithionics

What’s In Your RV’s Lithium Battery: A Visit to Lithionics

If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you know by now that we’re rolling with a 420 Amp Hour Lithium battery in our motorhome.  Maybe I’ve even mentioned that the battery is...
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...