the travelogue of a technomad
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
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
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
New Project 1975 Dodge Sportsman Tioga

  And the website is born. 1975 Dodge Sportsman chassis Tioga Motorhome 360 v8 engine 500 watts of sunmodule solar cells on top 450 amp hours worth of trojan deep cycle batteries in the house Xantrex (soon to be a mppt) charge controller Prosine 2000 watt invertor for my 110 needs. It all starts as….

16
Apr
2012