Solar panels are only half the battle... You next need something to take the sun juice and squeeze it into your batteries. There are plenty of reasonably priced basic solar charge controllers, and if you have small panels or you are not overly concerned about every last … [Read more...] about Solar Charge Controller Options
One of the biggest challenges to living a solar powered technomadic life in a trailer as small as the Oliver is the lack of roof space to mount solar panels. The Oliver's fiberglass roof isn't just small, it is not even flat. It rises up in the middle to allow for … [Read more...] about Oliver – Solar Panel Ponderings
The universe lined up the perfect Jeep for us - right when and where we needed it. Who am I to say no? Introducing our new 2006 Diesel Jeep Liberty CRD, Jeep v2 (VeeTwo?): We spent a long sweaty day in the hot Texas sun yesterday moving EVERYTHING from Jeep v1 to … [Read more...] about Introducing Jeep v2… (Diesel!)
Jeep needs four new shoes. And though I had planned on waiting until California to buy them for her, the spinout and unrepairable flat from last week have accelerated the timetable dramatically. She also needs an alignment, and an oil change. And likely soon a new … [Read more...] about Amazing $13k tires increase fuel economy by 50%!!!