RV Color Design: Where Did My Artistic Mojo Go?
Color schemes and material lists play a big role in the early stages of the cargo van conversion. All further changes to the RV have to conform to those choices. While waiting for the production and delivery of the new van, it’s time to make some final decisions and prepare for actual delivery. Design and…
The Waiting Game
PREVIOUS: How To Get A Great Buy On A New Cargo Van – The Purchase Waiting on your factory ordered vehicle is not a time to sit still. Keep the dealer engaged and be sure to regularly verify the status of the car. VIN number, build date and actual delivery date will become available at…
The Cargo Van Purchase
PREVIOUS: How To Get A Great Buy On A New Cargo Van With the homework done and the spreadsheet and prepared emails ready, it was the right time to initiate the purchase of the van. It ended up, a matter of just following my detailed plans. The Purchase It was about 10 days before the…
Fiamma Thermal Curtain
Thermal curtain between cabin and living area for more privacy and heat insulation from Fiamma.
DC-Powered Air Conditioner
Sharp will launch its first DC powered air-conditioner later this year. Marketed to the solar home crowd, this and other DC appliances may find their way into your RV. With the increasing use of solar panels worldwide, manufacturers are beginning to explore more and more DC devices for the home. The major advantage is a…
RV Electrical System: Sizing
PREVIOUS: RV Electrical System: Batteries & Solar Panels Sizing Sizing the electrical system in your RV means choosing the different components and making sure they work well together, while their relationship in terms of quantity, size and number is well proportioned. Setting up solar is fairly simple, yet involves many interdependent parts and unless done…
Are Floor Vents The Solution For A Hot Problem?
Floor ventilation for small RV’s could be an untapped resource, that has the potential to considerably reduce interior heat gain in off-grid locations and to significantly lower energy needs for 12V refrigerators. Floor Vent Research For The Small RV Boondocking is getting more popular as a cheap alternative for the full-time RV’er. For those of…
RV Electrical System: Batteries & Solar Panels
PREVIOUS: RV Electrical System: Design Batteries Central to the system and most visible are the batteries, which have to supply the electricity during the days when a hookup is not available. Two basic types are currently used in RV’s: Lead-Acid Batteries Types: Starting Battery – Use only to start the vehicle; its plates are too…
Popup Shower Replacement
RV Electrical System: Design
PREVIOUS: RV Electrical System: History Two recent developments will change the future of RV living: flexible panels and Lithium batteries. Neither will benefit everybody, as the extra cost tends to favor boondockers, who receive a greater payback on their investment. Lower prices will inevitably lead to wider use and greater implementation by most, if not…
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