RV Electrical UpgradePart 1: Introduction & Goals
We knew long before we bought our RV that we would want to upgrade the electrical system. Most RVs are designed to be hooked up to shore power (or a generator) whilst being used, and the battery system is usually just to provide a bit of power during travel. As two self-confessed technophiles, living full-time in the RV and harboring aspirations of off-grid living, this wasn't going to work for us.
Installing Magnetic Dry-Erase RV Fridge / Freezer Doors
In a small trailer like ours, everything must be multi-purpose. It was surprising to us therefore that the fridge and freezer doors should be made of heavy dark wood - sapping the light out of our small kitchen area and providing no utility! They had to go - and for under $27 we replaced them with magnetic dry-erase doors!
Ultimate RVers Guide to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
In early October every year, Albuquerque, New Mexico plays host to the world's largest hot air balloon festival - the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF). With more than 500 balloons, the event attracts nearly 1 million visitors over the 9 days it runs. Let me walk you through how to make the most out of the event, with our ultimate guide to the balloon fiesta, written with RVers in mind.
Leaving California and Driving to Texas
Day 1 - Tuesday (Fremont, CA) It's 5:15am on Tuesday morning and that sound is the alarm clock. We need to get out of bed and get rid of this mattress.
Sunny Acres RV Park, Las Cruces, New Mexico
We stayed at the Sunny Acres RV Park in Las Cruces, New Mexico one night as the base for exploring the White Sands National Monument. The RV Park by itself was quite quiet, however there are train tracks nearby. There were trains going through the night and they make really loud noises that did wake us up several times.
Justin's Diamond J RV Park in Tucson, Arizona
We stayed at Justin's Diamond J RV park for one night on Feb 19, 2017 to explore the nearby Saguaro National Park. This park seems to be catered towards longer term stay as it has lots of activities, for example mini-golf, bocce ball and walking trails that start right off the RV park. The sites were reasonably large, though there wasn't much vegetation to separate the sites. We were at site 39 and our 24 foot trailer and truck fit fine. When we stayed here in February the park was packed, but it was still quiet at night.
Coyote Howls WEST RV Park in Why, Arizona
We stayed at the CoyoteHowls WEST RV park for one night on February 18, 2017. We were on our way from Phoenix to Tucson and chose this RV park for its proximity to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. We arrived at the campground at 1pm and the camp host was helpful and friendly in setting us up with a site.
Prewitt Ridge Campground, Big Sur
We hadn't planned on going to Big Sur. Originally the plan was Kings Canyon & Sequoia, but due to the fires, that seemed unwise. Then we looked at Pinnacles National Park, but the only campground there was full. So we looked at Big Sur - and I'm so pleased we did! Whilst researching campgrounds in the area, I stumbled upon Wis Siler's blog post about Prewitt Ridge Campground: How To Find The Most Beautiful Car Camping Spot In The World - and he's not lying!