the travelogue of a technomad
Operation Igloo – Insulating the trailer

In this installment of the trailer remodel series Ill touch on the insulation. I chose RMAX insulation, its the same stuff they build hexayurts out of and works well. I used 2in thick on the ceiling and 1in on the walls. Protip the broken boards are usually 20% off. find ones in the right size….

23
Sep
2014
Solar panels!

Solar power is essential to me in a trailer. I went with 2 175 watt panels and four 6v deep cycle trojan 105 batteries. I added a distro box for the DC and the ac is ran independant with the ability to plug it into the xantrex 2000 watt inverter if needed. wiring coming along….

14
Sep
2014
AC retrofit project

  So I determined that if I’m taking the trailer to burning man I’m adding AC. I’m also retrofitting it with full rmax insulation. I picked up a LG Electronics LP0910WNR 9,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner  that has a hose to vent out the hot air. I set it up to vent out of my….

12
Sep
2014
New Ceiling Vent!

So first things first it was time to add a new ceiling vent, I chose the Fan-Tastic Vent 5000 with Reverse Thermostat  which could easily be called the rolls royce of ceiling fans. Its got a reversible in out switch, a thermostat to automatically kick it on, and eats a minor 1.2amps at 12v. Heres….

03
Sep
2014
Cargo Trailer remodel

So I undertook a large remodel of the trailer for burning man. I’m adding a solar rig, wall to wall RMAX insulation and a 9000 BTU AC unit. I’ll be posting a series of blogs in the upcoming days about it. I’ll be posting back logged blogs about the adventure with links to the various….

03
Sep
2014
Exterior shots gallery

Here is a gallery of shots of the exterior of the rv since I painted her white.

21
May
2012
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New coat of paint for the living room (Finished!)

So I got the weekend off and got the itch to paint over the funky hippie rainbow living room, thank god, coat one is near done and it wont look good until I get another two or three on there! *update* I finished the last coat today, and wow I didnt realize how vast the….

07
May
2012
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Flat screen LCD arm mount upgrade!

The Issue of TV is pretty common in the RV world, and while I dont use it much, I like having the option to watch streaming movies and shows on netflix or amazon prime. In my quest for Energy efficiency I needed a low draw solution and I wanted to keep the space consumption down to a….

25
Apr
2012
the vaxrv gets a tech update

I returned home last night to find all my Amazon toys arrived. I set about getting the new stuff installed before heading to work. The coolest new addition has got to be the Cradlepoint 3g router which I got off amazon for about the same price as a usual home router, but its wayyyyy better….

22
Apr
2012
New Toys

I’ve went ahead and bought some upgrades. First up is a Alfa 1000mw usb wireless card with a standard screw in antenna port (so later on I can upgrade antennas) Its also got a 15 foot extension cable enroute with it. should improve my ability to find random hotspots = ] Second upgrade is this….

18
Apr
2012