Saturday, January 30, 2016
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!!
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.
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
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
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
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.
Monday, January 18, 2016
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?
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
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..