Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cool new ladder. Extends to they say 13 feet, really only 11 but folds down to a small 3 ft. Great for travel.

New LED bulbs. use a fraction of the electricity and can last for 20 years!

Some of the wires I need for the solar project.

I have some work to do. The seals are supposed to be smooth, and that roof is supposed to be snow white. They will be soon.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The upgrades begin.

I'm planning to setup the new 5ver to be boon-dock ready. I ordered the solar panels, inverter, and cables/accessories over the last few weeks. I have already purchased a Trimetric meter and 30 amp solar controller.

 I'm planning to replace the roof seals this weekend with Eternabond and after cleaning and priming, giving the roof a few coats of Kool Seal. It's pretty black up there. Anxious to get it new and white again before I mount the solar panels.

Other upgrades are all interior lights are now LEDS, new water pump, and new 12-volt stereo/dvd player. Also new outside speakers. Eventually going to replace the RV toilet with a composting one.

I should have some pics to post this weekend. Stay tuned.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The dream still lives, and so do I.

I found a great deal on this new rig. This is going to be our home for the adventure. So far I have replaced the truck tires, and upgraded the stereo system. I have ordered all LED interior lights, and a Trimetric 2030 RV battery monitor. I am still looking at solar panels and controllers. Shooting for October 2015 for the adventure to begin.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dora's Replacement

 I found a deal I just couldn't pass up. I have a new rig.
1996 Jayco Designer 5th Wheel and 1996 Ford F350 Diesel dually.