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Replacing Coolant and HosesThursday March 13, 2014
Radiator Drain PlugFor us buying a new motorhome inevitably means doing a large amount of neglected maintenance.  Couple that with the fact that this is our first diesel and that means that this is quite the learning experience.  Our new engine is the Cummins M11 Celect+, also known as the ISM.  Ours is a pretty early (for cummins) electronic injected common rail diesel engine.... Read More...
Carmel, IndianaThursday March 6, 2014
Arts and Design DistrictOn our trip out west we meandered from Sandusky Ohio over to Carmel, Indiana. Rather than being a tourist type place, Carmel is on our list of potential places to relocate. It is a smaller city that is 20 minutes north of Indianapolis. We stayed at a very affordable campground called White River campgrond which is a private campground that was taken over by Hamilton County. It... Read More...
Our new old RV. The interiorTuesday March 4, 2014
Built in DeskPreviously I posted about the exterior of the new old RV.  In case you didn't see it, we recently purchased a 1999 Foretravel U320 42' motorhome.  Now that we're settled in and getting used to life in it, I feel more comfortable taking and sharing some pictures.  When we originally started looking for a new motorhome I gravitated towards the American Dream/Eagle... Read More...
Our new old RV. The exteriorFriday February 28, 2014
Our 1999 Foretravel U320We got a new RV!  It's a 1999 Foretravel U320 42'.  It has a tandem axle, pantograph bay doors and a monocoque chassis so it is very "bus" like.  I would say it has more bus features than non bus features.  The thing that makes this decidedly not a bus is that it has a fiberglass shell and the skin is not part of the structure in a meaningful way.  It... Read More...
We are alive actuallySunday December 8, 2013
Rewind back to our last post.  What happened?  We were travelling and the dog and the kid got sick.  Waking up every morning to a literal storm of poo combined with the child being hideously deformed enough that we felt that we shouldn't take him out in public (he had something called hand foot and mouth disease) made us decide to call the trip.  My mother... Read More...
Moving Fast - For an RVSaturday September 14, 2013
In case you haven't noticed I haven't had a lot of time to update the site lately.  The reason is because we decided in Yellowstone to head straight to Florida (we have family in Florida).  There were various reasons that I won't get into much but we have been driving 300 miles or so every other day including today.  So if you're sitting at work and bored, check... Read More...
Campground Wifi is Not Created EqualThursday September 5, 2013
One of the more interesting things I've learned as an IT worker is that a lot more of my bandwidth is consumed by the basics than I thought.  The basics are things like a OSX Mavericks developer preview updates weighing in a 1GB each.  There's been 7 so far.  I have some weird neurosis that requires me to keep my systems up to date.  I have 4 physical... Read More...
A Tale of Dead BatteriesWednesday August 28, 2013
Battery Mode SolenoidBuying a used coach comes with the unique experience of constant discovery of new things hidden away.  These things are someitmes good, sometimes bad.  Our 1998 Winnebago Adventurer 32 came with a very factory supplied looking 200 watt-ish inverter that powers the tv, vcr, etc.  One of our first modifications was to install one of our two sets of Bose Companion... Read More...
Cedar Point Amusement ParkMonday August 26, 2013
It seems almost universally agreed upon that Cedar Point is the best amusement park in the US.  Possibly even the world.  I recall going to Cedar Point as a kid but it's been many many years and I mostly forget the experience.  The place had a very "Hershey Park" feel to me.  That is to say it was super clean and very nice.  We went on an August... Read More...
Cameras Better - MaybeMonday August 26, 2013
I try to never proclaim anything anymore, but I think the problems with the cameras are solved.  Today we are underway to head to Yellowstone.  Some thorough troubleshooting during this hot week in Hardin, MT has lead me to the conclusion that the problems we have been having are not in fact the cameras themselves but the $16 ebay DVR card I was using.  Luckily... Read More...

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