RV SolarPart 4: Adding More Capacity
Sooner or later, you may find yourself wanting to add more capacity to your RV's solar system. For us it happened sooner, but not for the reason we expected!
Keeping your RV locked and secured is important, especially for full-time RVers like us. Here's how we do it.
RV SolarPart 3: Installing Rooftop Solar Panels
Rooftop solar panels means effortless, free electricity whenever the sun is shining - and that lets us stay off grid for longer!
RV SolarPart 2: Renogy 100W Portable Solar Panel
Buying a portable solar panel can be the easiest and quickest way to get started, but there are some things you should know first.
REDARC BCDC1240D DC to DC Charger Review
Installing a DC to DC charger in our RV is probably the most unusual but best upgrade we've ever done!
RV SolarPart 1: Introduction & Goals
Installing solar panels on your RV is essential for boondocking off-grid. We've learned so much in the last year!
Installing a Double Kitchen Faucet and Ultrapure RV Water Filter
Upgrading our kitchen faucet and adding a dedicated filtered water spout for the Ultrapure under-sink filter system.
Installing 12V Outlets in our Slide Out
Adding 12V outlets in our slide to make our dinette area even more usable.
Upgrading to a Smart WiFi RV Thermostat
Most RV thermostats are cheap, low-end units - certainly nothing like the fancy domestic WiFi models. Find out how we added a WiFi-controllable thermostat in our RV.
RV Electrical UpgradePart 4: Installing Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C
Installing the Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C surge protector is the last item as we connect our Battle Born Lithium batteries and Victron MultiPlus inverter to our RV.
Carrying Bikes on our RV
Want to take bikes on the road but not sure the best way? Here's how we do it.
Essential Off-Road Gear
Before you hit the trails for some off-road fun this summer, make sure you have the right gear.
Why we love our Ford F-150
It's hard to find a vehicle that's a comfortable daily driver, performs well off-road and is able to safely (and legally) tow our trailer. Our Ford F-150 manages it all and we love it!
Sometimes you come across a gadget that looks like a gimmick, but you decide to give it a go anyway. That's how I felt about the LevelMatePRO - but boy was I wrong! This simple item has revolutionized the way we park our RV.
Unsafe Zamp Solar Combiner Box
Many RVs nowadays are coming with rooftop solar pre-installed, or at least pre-wired for you to add solar panels later. If you have solar on your roof or are considering installing solar, you should DEFINITELY read this...
6 Surprisingly Useful RV Accessories Under $30
In an RV, there are many items that are considered essential - hoses, power cables, leveling blocks and so on. But since we started living full-time in our RV almost 6 months ago, we’ve found several unexpectedly useful gadgets and accessories! And best of all, none of these will break the bank, so read on for our top 6 surprisingly useful RV accessories for under $30!
RV Electrical UpgradePart 3: DC Charger & Truck 12V Socket
With the Battle Born Lithium batteries and Victron MultiPlus inverter installed in our trailer, we turn our attention to how we're going to charge the batteries whilst we're off-grid. Although we do plan to install solar panels, they rely on clear sunny skies. But what about the rest of the time? Can we charge our batteries from the truck? You bet we can!
Parks Ranch Campground, BLMCarlsbad, NM
We were looking for somewhere to boondock near Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, and we stumbled upon some BLM land not too far away. What looked simple turned into a fun-filled and muddy journey to an epic boondocking spot!
RV Electrical UpgradePart 2: Battle Born Lithium Batteries & Victron Inverter
In Part 2 of our series on upgrading the electrical system in our RV, we're going to be jumping straight in with the biggest components - the Battle Born Lithium batteries and a new Victron MultiPlus inverter / charger. We'll also be laying the groundwork needed for installing the remainder of the system later on in the series too.