Photo: Patches

December 12, 2015 | 12

At the end of my post last week, I mentioned that I’d purchased Marine-Tex from Amazon, but ran out of time to explain why. Here’s a visual explanation. These photos make me think my next project should be giving Cas a good wash, heh. * * * Thank you for doing your usual Amazon shopping…

New Toys

December 4, 2015 | 34

Last week, Amazon paid me in RV gear instead of money. Well, not exactly. Amazon paid me about $550 as usual, and I turned around and spent that $550 back at Amazon, buying the solar suitcase kit and LED lightbulbs I wanted for boondocking this winter as well as Marine-Tex putty, a carbon monoxide detector,…

Heat and Battery Woes

October 12, 2015 | 68

After leaving Caprock Canyons on the 6th, the last five days of my 1,300 mile journey from Wyoming to Texas wind to a close with little worth blogging about. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to get out and explore because I certainly have, but the weather is getting in my way. I’ve been hiding…

Three Years In A Casita

September 24, 2015 | 40

While September 14th marked my third nomadiversary, it also marks almost three and a half years of living in a small RV. To this day I get incredulous looks that a trailer only 17 feet long from hitch to bumper provides adequate space to live and thrive in, but I can now say in no…

How To Caulk Fiberglass RVs

November 12, 2014 | 30

How is it that I’ve written 349 posts (not including picture, video, and brief unplanned updates) and never done a post on caulking before now? Maybe it’s because I’ve thought of caulking as a relatively easy chore once I figured it out for myself. Which was the first time I needed to fix a leak…

Relativity (And a car crash)

January 8, 2014 | 20

This post was written two days ago on 1/6. I’m now all caught up and a more regular posting schedule will resume. Up in my hometown in Wisconsin tonight a Wind Chill Warning is in effect, with values as low as -45 to -55 Fahrenheit expected. Thousands of miles to the south, in Melrose, FL…

Ringing in 2014

January 7, 2014 | 31

On the morning of the 28th I’m on the road by noon, having said goodbye to the good folks of Little House Customs. The next few days are driving days with no stops other than overnights. I’m on a mission and nothing will derail me: ringing in 2014 on the shores of the Atlantic with…

Bound for Texas

January 1, 2014 | 29

And so it was, that on Christmas morning a small RV pulled out of an icy lot in Kansas, and sensibly, made a beeline south for warmer weather. Wednesday The temp finally creeps above freezing around 11 am and shortly after I’m on the road, having spent a good part of the day before using…

When The Plumbing Freezes

December 11, 2013 | 35

It’s the bane of cold weather RVers everywhere, frozen plumbing. Winterized, a RV can sit outside during the harshest winters and come out next spring unscathed as long as proper care is taken to prepare it, they are really quite tough. When you’re living in it though, the water system is definitely the weak point.…

Keeping Warm in my Little RV

November 14, 2013 | 39

Coffeyville had it’s first hard freeze Tuesday night, with a low of 22 and 20 mph winds. Last year, temps like that would have froze my hose up and spelled death for my water filter, but this year thanks to some kind neighbors, I’m borrowing heat tape and have foam insulation for my water hose.…

Following Spring

April 19, 2013 | 18

Greetings from North Platte, NE, where once again night time temps will be dipping below freezing, requiring me to pay for a RV park so that I have electricity to run my little heater and keep plumbing and stuff from bursting. Having a RV site also means having WiFi in this case, so yay post…

Help is Never Far Away

February 22, 2013 | 10

When I arrived back in South Carolina a bit over a month ago, the highs were in the 70’s and it felt like old man winter had decided not to visit the Southeast this year. The past two weeks have felt much more seasonable. Days where it rains more than it doesn’t, and there have…

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