The Best Laid Plans

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 162017
 

Something I learned early in my Army days was that you can plan an operation down to the last detail and spend weeks talking strategy, but it can all go out the window the minute you put boots on the ground. That’s why you should always have a Plan B. And it doesn’t hurt to […]

What We Use

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 232016
 

I get a lot of e-mails from readers asking for recommendations or advice about various RV products. Over the years many manufacturers have provided us with products to test. Some of them we have liked a lot and others we have passed on for something we consider to be better. So I thought today I […]

A Fast Four Hours

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022015
 

We got a note on our door the other day telling us that power here at the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve was going to be out from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. while they made repairs to the main line. So when we went to bed we turned off both of our computers, to be […]

Terry Calls Girl

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272015
 

Most of you already know that Miss Terry can do darned near anything she sets her mind to, from driving the motorhome to building the cabinets in our old MCI bus conversion, so it was only natural for her to be the one to help Phil Botnick with installing our inverter the other day. But […]

Electrical Upgrades

 Posted by at 2:55 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262015
 

Yesterday was a busy day doing some electrical upgrades in our motorhome. When we installed our Samsung residential refrigerator back in December I knew it would not work well with the existing modified sine wave inverter that came from the factory in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. The refrigerator requires a “cleaner” pure sine wave. Since […]

Time To Simplify

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 202015
 

I’ve been vexed by technical gremlins the last few days and it’s time to simplify. I’m about to get a map, a compass, and a tire pressure gauge and throw a whole bunch of electronic gadgets away. When we left the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa I already knew our basic route, north on Interstate […]

Honey, We’re Home!

 Posted by at 1:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282014
 

We definitely need new batteries. When we were boondocking Saturday night I ran our Onan generator for three hours. We turned everything off before we went to bed about midnight and the batteries were at 12.4 volts. When we woke up at 7 a.m. they were down to 10.8 volts. These are Interstate batteries that […]