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FinWednesday December 30, 2015
FinIt's done.   At least for now.  We are no longer nomads.  We're still full time rvers just stuck in one spot.  My kid is enrolled in school so we're going to be here 9 months out of the year which means owning a house/land becomes a sane proposition again.  I plan to keep the motorhome and travel still for business, racing, and summer vacations... Read More...
Long Range Wifi Gear in an RVSunday November 15, 2015
Just buy a better antennaSo any self respecting geek is going to want internet access.  The average LTE plan is ridonculously fast anymore (I've seen 50Mbit down in rural areas) and feels like a home connection.  That's great but they are usually limited unless you are particularly crafty.  As a result most people tend to try to use wifi.  For many people this involves turning on... Read More...
Hey BuddyEvery now and then I have the rare treat of geeking out with some of my most technical readers.  This is one of those times.  LOL I'm kidding, nobody reads this.  But anyway, if you don't understand what I'm talking about here I would recommend hitting Google and figuring things out.  Knowing this stuff can earn you lots of money as full time RVers. ... Read More...
Nearly a YearSaturday September 19, 2015
Born RacerSince my last post that is.  We're still alive and kicking and all of my intent to update this blog has been met with a combination of apathy and extreme busyness.  I suppose I could summarize things pretty well though.  In 2014 we travelled all the way to California and back.  We broke down in Iowa, I had other issues there besides that and then we also... Read More...
Off Road 4x4 on Federal LandsWednesday October 1, 2014
PDF MapsWhen we set out to full time, one of the things I wanted to do but wasn't sure I'd be able to do was to go off roading in our toad.  It was an important part of my decision to select the Lexus GX470.  The car we bought had aged out tires so we replaced them with Goodyear Wrangler mud/snow tires as well so we were really ready.  But finding out how to do this... Read More...
We've Made it to CaliforniaSunday September 28, 2014
Bonneville Salt FlatsWe decided to drive immediately and as quickly as possible across the country.  After we got to California we would slowly make our way back towards PA with a mid November deadline.  I'm trying to be back on the east coast to run my M3 with Track Daze on Virginia International Raceway and then it would be nice to have Thanksgiving with the family.  After our... Read More...
Burning TruckWe decided to save a bit on lodging along the way, and stay in a few Walmart’s overnight. We use a very helpful RV Parky app on our iPhones to see overnight friendly spots to stay along our route. We drove for a little over 300 miles today, and our day was very peaceful sans any surprises. We started driving around 10 in the morning, and experienced mostly empty roads. We... Read More...
CampgroundA short drive from Des Moines, we stopped at a nice campground in Kellogg, Iowa. It is located right by the highway I-80. The park is very clean and has nice and level pull through sites. We were able to secure a site the furthest from the highway and it provided for a very peaceful stay. The cars driving by offered a faint white noise that we actually enjoy especially during... Read More...
And We're Still StuckFriday September 5, 2014
BackorderedSo as it turns out, not all problems are solvable quickly.  The airbag we need for our Ridewell RIA-207 tag axle is the Goodyear 1R11-202.  If you look on a popular site like SD Truck Springs it shows as being available and same day shipping.  Well no.  As it turns out all of these sites drop ship directly from Goodyear who happily informs them that this is... Read More...
We're Stuck in a Good PlaceTuesday September 2, 2014
From outside you can tell something is amissIt's been cold all summer long.  All summer long I would have had an enjoyable time performing repairs on the bus.  But nooooo it has to break when it is 90F outside.  But I'll get to that in a minute.  My festidious planning seems to be helping as of late.  First we were to attend my younger brother's wedding on Sunday (just before labor day). ... Read More...

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