Sunday, April 19, 2015

Laying out the truck bed.

Toolboxes - Check
Generator - Check
Trailer Spare - Check
Ladder - Check

All locked down - Check

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Some clouding on the top and passenger side.

Shiny new windshield!
Next up, oil change & filter, fuel filters, transmission oil & filter change.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New 16 inch wheels & tires installed today.

Very happy to have top notch Firestone tires. Should be all set for several years of travel. I actually bought them a few weeks ago but just got them installed today. Another item checked off the list. Next up.....The dually gets a new windshield. I want a nice clear picture window to look out of, during my travels.

Friday, April 3, 2015

"Cloud" Control

My solar set-up is awesome but the reality is that sometimes you get a few cloudy days. Nothing you can do about that. So I want to be able to keep my batteries charged even on those less than sunny days.

At 3100 peak watts, this will recharge the battery bank in a few hours from 50%. It will also run my roof top air conditioner should we be get caught somewhere uncomfortably hot while out in the boonies.

Another item checked off the list. List is getting shorter & shorter.

Champion Generator

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My new Empire heater arrived today.

I was very happy to see my new heater had arrived from Amazon already today. I set right to work finding the ideal location to keep it when not in use. I think you will be impressed with my ingenuity.

This is the side of the TV cabinet. The factory furnace is inside here so the bottom area is mostly used for that. One shelf I'll have to shorted but that's all.
Cutting out the new hole.
Measuring the space requirements.
Test fitting.
In it's new home. Now you see it.......
Now you don' see the Bass Island Lighthouse. The heater is safely tucked away in it's own out of the way spot. I bought a 12 ft flexible hose so I can pull the heater out and set it about anywhere in the camper.
This was pretty much just wasted space. I lost only about 6 inches of shelf space inside the cabinet.