Don on December 18th, 2005

For some reason it took a really long time to get ready this time. Of course, we did reorganize just about everything. Stuff that hadn’t been used or was seldom used stayed home. Somehow we seemed to eventually get everything into place. Friday I wired the Hughes Autoformer into a compartment. Since I got it, […]

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Don on November 3rd, 2005

I added a couple of new articles to our RVexperience. Both these articles are related to yesterday’s experience, sort of. One is about our macerator pump that is used to drain the holding tanks using a small hose and when the drain point may be up to 20 feet higher than the RV.The other article […]

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Don on July 12th, 2005

We’ve had a cool spell the past week here in Bakersfield, highs in the mid 90′s. Today it is supposed to be the mid 100′s, as in possibly 106 degrees (not possibly 150 degrees, just to clarify).I received the Hughes Autoformer that I ordered last week. I plugged it in and it works as expected. […]

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Don on May 7th, 2005

Friday, I had to dash down to Camping World to get a missing shelf for the new refrigerator. Several other errands and some shopping and I made it to Dawn’s house in San Jose to do a little more work on the fence. I installed the lattice work on top of the fence. The neighbors […]

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Don on March 17th, 2005

I finally completed the solar panel installation.I installed two 120 watt and two 80 watt Kyocera solar panels which provides a total of 400 watts of power. I used Unirac 990002 Tilt mounts that allow tilting the panel either to the left or right of the vehicle for maximum power output.The SolarBoost 2000E MPPT charge […]

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Don on February 26th, 2005

It looks like rain in San Jose through Wednesday. Don went to Bakersfield to see his ailing Uncle Doug. Stopped for dinner at Harris Ranch near Coalinga. They have the worlds best chicken fried steak so that was dinner. Staying at the Wal-Mart Astoria Hotel (Wal-Marts) in Bakersfield.Visiting relatives and the hospital to see Uncle […]

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Don on January 24th, 2005

One of the main reasons I came to Quartzsite was to get a deal on my solar system. As it turns out, Quartzsite isn’t the place to get a deal on solar. Their prices for panels are 25% higher than the normal low prices from reputable dealers on the Internet. They also didn’t have the […]

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Don on December 9th, 2004

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Circuit City and bought a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) device for the Vonage telephone service. When we were down at the Pinnacles last month, we had no service on our cell phones. The VOIP phone seemed like a way to have phone service almost anywhere because […]

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Don on October 28th, 2004

I’ve just completed some updates to the RV. I installed 6 AGM deep cycle batteries to replace to 2 wet cell Trojan batteries. This should allow for up to two days of our heavy use without the need to run the generator. AGM Batteries are no maintenance low internal resistance batteries that are great for […]

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Don on October 25th, 2004

We found a deal at Office Max and got an LCD/TV monitor for the bedroom. I made a bracket so it is mounted to the wall at eye level so I can setup a desktop later and it can be used for a computer as well.

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