Saturday, January 30, 2016

This Simple Van Mod, Makes my Knee Happy.

Driving long distances can be a bit of a pain.
This mod will help with that.
I thought was ingenious. 
Check out DanTravels on his channel
He had the same idea. 
He has other interesting van videos - 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Make a Super Insulated Van Console Cooler Box with Spray Foam!!

Make a Super Insulated Van Console Cooler Box with Spray Foam!!

So, I should you one of my favorite things in my simple, practical, DIY, campervan.
The Van Console Cooler Box- Here's how to make it even cooler!
You need 2 cans of spray foam, a cooler box, a cooler and some patience. By doubling the insulation of the cooler box- should increase the time that it takes to melt our ice. Maybe even by 2 days. The spray foam is nifty stuff. The cast was about $3.50 per can. So, 7 bucks to super insulate our Van console center box. 
Very Nice!
Here's a link to Amazon to read some reviews on Great Stuff brand spray foam- 
Lowes has a much better price........

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Have Van, Can Travel....

Our simple campervan has given us the ability to explore on a budget.
We can explore on weekends and holidays or for more extended adventures.
It's easy to pack and go. 
It's easy to park and stay.
It can be driven everywhere.
It's not a motor home.
It's not a travel trailer or rv.
It's a daily driver vehicle.
It's a van and that opens the door to stress free adventure.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

USB Chargers! Here's My Favorites for under $10.00

Published on Feb 8, 2015
USB Chargers! My Favorites....
Here's a link to the USB Chargers seen in this video.
Chargers don't have to be single purpose or boring...
Here's my favorites under $10.00
They are multipurpose and work well...

Creative Edge USB Charger with the the blue LED screen

Rocketek® 4.8A/24W 4 port USB Car Charger monitor

Here's a Random Quad Copter-

Maxboost 4.4A/22W 2-Port USB Car Charger

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Great White Buffalo Cockpit Photo

Every Travelling vessel needs a cockpit, a bridge, a command center. A place to set the course.
Here's mine, in the Great White Buffalo.


  • dashcam 
  • gps 
  • tablet 
  • rear camera 
  • monitor 
  • bluetooth stereo 
  • CB radio

Thursday, January 21, 2016

3R Blind Spot Mirror.

I thought it was goofy looking.
I decided to mount it to the mirror and try it out.
I was going to use it for my drive to work and then return it. ($7.48 is the cost)
It's still on there and it works great!
Once it's mounted to the mirror, you can adjust the mirror up, down, left and right.
You make the adjustment using the glass itself not the housing.
I mounted mine to the top of the mirror like is says and it really doesn't look as goofy as I thought it would.
It has a nice wide viewing angle and the mirror objects are large enough to see.
There's a point where a smaller blind spot mirror isn't effective and the main mirror needs to used.
This mirror very usable and is the right size for me and my older eyes.
When I used it to merge on the highway, I was able to see across all 4 lanes at the same time.
Very nice. I like it and its staying. (It is removable)
I'm finding I like this better than the stick-on blind spot mirrors I've used in the past. 
Amazon Link

Monday, January 18, 2016

Car Won't Start? Loud Clicking Sound? Always Check this first!

Car Won't Start? Loud Clicking Sound? Always Check this first!
Clicking sound and the inability to start can usually be caused by low power being supplied to your car's starter motor. 
Open up the car hood and check the car battery. 
If you see, crusty sometimes white, yellow, blue, green deposits on the terminals, clean the terminals to restore proper voltage supply from the car battery. 

Check the battery connections for corrosion and or looseness.
Clean the battery terminals and tighten the connections.
Check the Battery Voltage. The battery should be over 12 volts.
If not, charge the battery. 
Or use battery jumper cables to jumpstart the car.
If the battery is charged and battery voltage is sufficient, the problem may be in the starter.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Car Alarm Remote Key Fob Not Working?

Car Alarm Remote Key Fob Not Working?
This can be an easy fix..
Our Chevy / GM key fob is really easy to fix.
Replace the battery or buy a new one. 
Not that expensive to replace on Amazon.

Here's a link to Amazon if you're interested
It's for Chevy- yours may be different. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Saturday Drive Time Lapse (Canon Vixia Mini)

Since the weather was nice, we decided to take a Saturday drive in New Mexico. 
I decided to use my Canon Vixia Mini and make a timelapse video of our adventure. 
It was shot at 30 second intervals..

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Waterproofing Wax for Clothes! Cheap DIY!

Waterproofing Wax for Clothes! Cheap!
Here's an easy, cheap way to make Waterproofing wax for clothes!
This is my recipes and it works well.