the travelogue of a technomad
Wasteland Weekend

The latest adventure was going to Wasteland Weekend in the apocolyptic scrub deserts of California. It was a fun excuse to make costumes and drag the trailer out of the drive way and make sure everything is still humming along. It was hot as balls in southern cali but we had the generator and the….

15
Nov
2015
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 ┬áthat has a hose to vent out the hot air. I set it up to vent out of my….

12
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
New Stealth Cargo Trailer!

    The Dodge has been reclaimed by the city, due to draconian policies regarding parking in Berkeley my RV was towed and the tyrants in charge of the tow service wanted thousands of dollars to get it back (no thanks, keep it.) Unluckily for them I was still renovating, so I had my solar….

11
Dec
2013
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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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
Before and After Shots Part 1

Here is some before and after shots to give you an idea of how much work has went into the vaxrv so far. Here is a shot of the kitchen before I went to town on it. I know it looks like a 16 year old got loose in there with some paint. Here it….

18
Apr
2012