Author Archives: trekkingtess

THE 5TH WHEEL PLUMBING

Gonna freeze tonight and for the next couple of nights so I went over to double check my winterizing of the 5th wheel.  I was still confused about what I saw from the back of the hot water heater (HWH).  … Continue reading

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SEALING PROBLEMS AROUND THE FANTASTIC FAN

I needed something to think about instead of electricals, so I took a good look at the fiberglass roof.  It’s not leaking, but I’d like it to be in good shape before we get into the winter. The back fan, … Continue reading

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ADVENTURE VAN INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS, GRRR

With plans to turn the adventure van into a rolling electrical generator with portable solar, I turn to the subject of interior lights.  The van has ten if I recall correctly.  They are all incandescent and get branding iron hot … Continue reading

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SHOULD I GET A SIMPLE RADIO OR MORE?

Travel across New Mexico and you will quickly become aware that the mountains and low population density conspires against your audio entertainment.  There’s many places you don’t get a signal.  Then again, you can’t pick up a signal when there’s … Continue reading

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THE VAN PLUMBING

It’s getting near freezing so I must postpone my electronics education and concentrate on the plumbing.  So far, in my crawling through the van I’ve found a fresh water tank and inlet, a pressurized water inlet, a pump which pushes … Continue reading

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SMALLER KNIVES FOR THE VAN

It appears that I must pare everything down to a smaller size if I want it in my van.  My favorite knife is a large chopping knife from a super store.  One piece.  Stainless steel.  Easy to sharpen and clean.  … Continue reading

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FOUND THE VAN PART THAT CHARGES THE HOUSE BATTERY

I started searching under the hood for electronics that run back to the house battery.  For such a simple engine, there sure is a lot of wiring and it’s wiggling everywhere!  Tracked a cable from the battery to below it.  … Continue reading

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