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Our first home on wheels - 16' T@B Clamshell. No bathroom.. but we had solar! I have been a fan of solar power as...

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Sometime last month we got an e-mail from a guy named Kasey, who said he was in the Elkhart area getting some work done...

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Zephyr's Battery Bay - 500Ah of Power! Has it been a year already? When we bought our bus last summer it had no house battery...

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There is an exhilarating yet exhausting game that every bus owner, RV owner, boat owner, and home owner will probably play at some point. Project...

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We've had a lot of requests for updates on our lithium battery system, but the truth is that it hasn't been getting much of...

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We are deep in the midst of a kitchen remodel this week, and we've been posting progress photos on our Facebook page as we...

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2012 Update:  This post was written based off our last RV - a 17' Oliver Travel Trailer that was designed for being off grid....

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Though we normally rely on our 200 watt solar system for power, one of the essentials in our technomadic toolbox is our small Honda...

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One particular frustration that has vexed me for over three years now is that there is no "official" way to power any MagSafe-equipped Apple laptops directly off of 12v power. But there is an alternative... Mike Lee of MikeGyver.com has made a business of taking genuine Apple MagSafe tips, and splicing them onto 12v compatible power supplies...

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When we landed in South San Francisco a while back, we had the option at the RV Park we're staying at to do a...

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There are a few important things to know about electricity when wiring up an RV or solar electric system. Electrical energy (Watts) is is...

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Boondocking or "dry camping" in an RV without a battery monitor is like driving a car without a gas gauge. If you fill your...

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I was just emailed this picture, along with this description: "Thought you might like to see one guy's solution to limited roof space. It is...

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Solar panels are only half the battle... You next need something to take the sun juice and squeeze it into your batteries. There are...

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One of the biggest challenges to living a solar powered technomadic life in a trailer as small as the Oliver is the lack of...