the travelogue of a technomad
Making Changes

Winter is thawing and it was time to get some projects done on the Ambo. Up first is a proper swinging table, and getting the solar put in. I went with a victron mppt charge controller so I can get stats over bluetooth and a Canadian solar CS6P-250PX-ZEP 250watt panel to start. Future improvements will….

08
Apr
2021
Exterior shots gallery

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

21
May
2012
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
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
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
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

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