the travelogue of a technomad
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
Rawr

testing geolocation from the iphone app.

18
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
Solar!

Here is the preliminary rundown on my solar rig for the curious. The gear I’ve got is 2 sunmodule mono 250 watt pv pannels (roughly 250 watts @ 31 volts each for a combined total of 500 watts @ 31 volts) 4 trojan t105 deep cycle golf cart batteries (6volt @ 225 amp/h in pairs….

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
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