Recycling Shower in a Sprinter Van

Watch all my videos on YouTube! Taking an ordinary shower in a Van remains an unresolved issue. Two things come to mind, when designing a minimal Van shower: The actual shower pan. Multiple solutions are available, like the Shower-In-A-Drawer that I installed recently. A more elegant way is shown is this video, but this is… Continue reading Recycling Shower in a Sprinter Van

Spanish Missions of the South West

The Spanish expansion into the southern states is forever part of US history and the great number of existing missions and presidios are a permanent legacy, which with a little effort can be found and visited in all of the border states, including Florida. As the build of the van is progressing, I’m adding more… Continue reading Spanish Missions of the South West

Two Great Hikes in AZ

The two planned hikes were Sara’s Crack at Lake Havasu City and Signal Hill in Saguaro National Park near Tucson. During the RTR, I spent most of my time at the event, watching some of the presentations and walk among the RV’s, meeting and talking to many interesting people. But about midway, I needed to… Continue reading Two Great Hikes in AZ

my trip to the 2019 rtr

Watch all my videos on YouTube! The conversion of my van has been a slow-going process, primarily because the weekly videos on YouTube and the other social media are taking too much time away from the conversion. But that was all part of the planning as I had decided that 2020 should be the year… Continue reading my trip to the 2019 rtr

ATSC 3.0 Means Better OTA TV

Improved Free Over-The-Air TV May Benefit RVers This new OTA television standard promises many improvements over the current free Antenna-TV and two features are significant for the average Boondocker or RVer. TV reception in an RV is at best acceptable, but more often non-existent. Particularly, when your home-on-wheels is parked far out-of-town or at that… Continue reading ATSC 3.0 Means Better OTA TV

Flexible Solar Panel Installation

Watch all my videos on YouTube! One of the major steps of this van conversion, is the addition of solar panels to the roof of the Ford Transit. It creates an independent source of energy, which in turn, makes vandwelling or boondocking a possibility. I chose flexible solar panels for their light weight, bendable and… Continue reading Flexible Solar Panel Installation

The Current State Of Flexible Solar Panels

A few years ago, flexible solar panels became popular with RV owners as they represented a innovative solution for smaller RV’s, where weight reduction played an important role. Less weight meant more panels and more power to stay off-grid longer. With a weight difference of about 20 lbs per panel, easy installation without holes in… Continue reading The Current State Of Flexible Solar Panels