A Plan for Going Off Grid

A Plan for Going Off Grid
We have a rather large roof on our 1988 Tiffin Allegro. The RV is 33 feet long with a solid aluminum roof, much of it free of anything. If we want to put solar panels on it, I'm sure there is a way, though it may require some work to make it all happen. I've read a lot of information...

Henry Stop Leak Silicone Tropicool Sealant Review

Henry Stop Leak Silicone Tropicool Sealant Review
I received some products from Henry Company for review. While I have a lot to work with, I started with the smallest project first and will be doing more in the coming weeks. To start with, we used the Henry 14.1 oz. Stop Leak Tropicool Silicone Clear Spray Sealer. To start with, I do not recommend buying this product from...

2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review
It has been a long, somewhat difficult year, but fortunately, things have ended on a high note finally. We started in Kentucky ended in Florida, and seem to hopefully be getting things under control and in check. Our year started in Kentucky with a dead transmission still. It was at least at a reputable mechanics shop though, so it was...

Henry Sealant Products Review Coming Soon

Henry Sealant Products Review Coming Soon
A few weeks ago, we had a visit from a Henry Company rep who dropped off some sealant products for our RV. I'll have to get his actual title again, but he services the central Florida area and was near us, so he stopped by and chatted, explained some things about the various products, and gave us a lot to...

Projects in the Pipeline

Projects in the Pipeline
    We've got some things to work on and finally seem to be in a place to make those things happen. Some we have the products for already and just need to install it, others we have to get everything together to make it happen. Sealing the Roof     Thanks to Henry's, I have enough product to test...

A Brief Exploration of Power Demands

A Brief Exploration of Power Demands
To start with this, I'm going to delve into our power requirements of one simple subset of the whole system: Computers and internet access. I have not used anything to determine how much power everything uses yet, so I am going based on the specs for each device and the peak use. Once we can handle the peak use with...

Off Grid Power Requirements

Off Grid Power Requirements
I want to figure out exactly how much power we use a month in our RV and then figure out how to reduce that amount and prepare for living off grid on a solar and wind system. That means breaking down what uses power, what can be done in other ways, what can be eliminated, and what can be changed...

Converting the RV to Off Grid Life

Converting the RV to Off Grid Life
Since we live in our RV and want to establish ourselves on our own land somewhere, it makes sense to take the RV with us and live in it while we build our structure. At the moment, we cannot really run completely separate from shore power as we would have to run the generator a lot to keep our batteries...

Getting Fresh Water Off Grid

Getting Fresh Water Off Grid
To live off grid in a house we build ourselves, there are many things we need. We have some items that can be used and adapted, but there are still a lot of things we need to get and prepare for this next phase of our lives. We want things to be stable, comfortable enough, self sufficient, independent, and reliant...

Off the Grid?

Off the Grid?
We've been full time in our RV since August 2017. In that time, we've had many things go wrong. We tried to travel, headed south, headed north a little, headed back south and ended up at a workamping job in Florida. We are stable now, but not prospering. Our bills are getting paid, things are slowly starting to improve, but...