Category Archives: Electronics

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO CHOSE THE BATTERIES FOR SOLAR?

Slight deviation from plans.  The batteries will come next. Through my solar reading I quickly understood that I barely scratched the surface on understanding 6v and 12v batteries.  I visited four nearby businesses to get prices and warranties.  I looked … Continue reading

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UNDER THE KITCHEN SINK

After I got the van, I was looking under the sink and there was a thing about a foot and a half long and 8″ in diameter.  I pulled it out as far as I could, and here it is.  … Continue reading

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STORING ANY VAN PLACE I CAN

A 17-foot van doesn’t leave much room for storing stuff.  Time to start looking beyond cabinets and all the van cubbies. Typically I won’t be using the microwave unless I’m at a campground with electricity.  So until I do, cloth … Continue reading

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SNOW IN CLOUDCROFT, NM JAN. 10, 2018

Cloudcroft, NM which advertises fun at 9000 feet had a fast moving storm drop about two inches of snow since early this morning.  I thought I’d get on the village cam page and check it out.  Got a choice between … 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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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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