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Fun With Acronyms: DIY RV LEDs

For the layperson: That’s Do It Yourself Recreational Vehicle Light Emitting Diodes. Sounds like a party am I right?? Well, it was much like a party, by the time we were done. And as is the case with most of our home renovations, by “we” I mean Kelly (thanks Kelly).  Kelly and I decided that we…

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Stuck Between a Rock and a Taco Bell

It’s been a while since I have written an update! I am going to be better about writing more, I promise… Since our last post, we left Glacier National Park and travelled through Idaho and on to Washington, where we currently are residing. Unfortunately the trip out here was not without its complications, which I…

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Excuse Me Sir There’s a Fly in My…. Toilet

I almost don’t want to write about this because 1. It is pretty gross and 2. No one else should have to relive what happened. But here we are anyway. One word: Flies. Let’s change it to two words just to start you off with a little more detail: Shit Flies.   Let me go back to…

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Glacier and Various Fires

It seems that our mechanical problems like to crop up in the midst of only the most beautiful scenery, so it is appropriate that while in the stunning and serene Glacier National Park all hell would break loose. That might be a BIT of an exaggeration, but anytime a piece of your vehicle melts, I think it…

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Deadwood, Lead and More Repairs (1993 RV, You Sneaky Devil)

Kelly and I have been staying about 6 miles down the road from Deadwood, South Dakota. Deadwood is interesting. It is an old gold-mining town in the Black Hills where back in the late 1800s prostitution was rampant and people like “Wild Bill” Hickock and Calamity Jane lived and thrived. Life in Deadwood allegedly looked much like it…

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Go West Young Max! (so much has happened)

These last few days have been an absolute whirlwind.  After nearly a full month in Minnesota, both Kelly and I were feeling the itch to get going and see some new things. We may have gone a bit too far, literally. We have travelled over 800 miles since Thursday. We have seen forests, grasslands, Badlands, and Black Hills….

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Everybody Get Your Lean On

About a month ago, back in Cincinnati, a nice old man camping nearby came over to chat with us. He wanted to let us know that the rubber pieces attached to our rear suspension looked a bit worn. He was familiar with the problem because he had just replaced his own rear suspension recently.  As…

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The Ghost of Sinks Past

As you may have read previously, Kelly and I managed to pull off a little DIY painting project where we updated our sink and shower. We have been pretty happy with how everything turned out, but one unintentional consequence reared its ugly head. When we painted the sink, we had to take the faucet off…

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The Dream of the 90s is Alive in This RV

When Kelly and I made the leap and bought our RV, we had a number of concerns about it. One doesn’t simply buy a well-used 1993 RV for $6,500 without losing a few nights of sleep wondering whether or not one is crazy. Common worries include: “Is it going to run for 200 miles and crap out on…

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