Category Archives: Full Time RV Life

This is the on-going story of our life in out new-to-us 1986 Rockwood home on wheels. On good days, she’s known as Priscilla from the movie and on bad days she’s known as the derelict.

Lynn Fixed our Antique RV Sharp Microwave-Convection Oven Today!

We once again have a working Microwave oven. A couple of week ago the microwave part of our RV combination microwave-convection oven went out with a roar. The 2.5KVA capacitor that acts as a voltage double and makes the magnetron … Continue reading

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We’ve been busy. Too busy, but that’s life.

It’s now 8 NOV 2014 and I’m finally catching up on my energy. I’ve slept through the nightmares and my mind is back in balance. My chest doesn’t hurt and my old man skin is mostly healed. Starting on the … Continue reading

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October 2014 Coolant Leak Found and Repaired

And we’re ready to begin another winter in New England. For the first time, fingers crossed, we’re fit for travel on the road. With the gracious permission of the Oxbow Campground in Deering, NH I’ve been able to remove the … Continue reading

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Lithium Ion State of Charge Voltages

Battery University is a source of information I’ve learned to trust. Here’s more than you probably want to know about Lithium Iron batteries. Voltages are per cell. Battery University / Cadex Corporation BU LI Charging And finally: When the battery … Continue reading

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Finished with Trailer Modifications

This is one of those jobs that if you don’t start you will never start. If I sat down and tried to do the math first I never would have gotten around to doing the actual work, so I didn’t … Continue reading

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New and old pictures of the bike trailer.

Now that spring is finally here I’m taking some time to fine-tune the motorcycle trailer I put together last November. I knew I had too much weight on the trailer hitch but I already had enough stress taking care of … Continue reading

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Art and the Quadrajet

We bought our 1987 Rockwood in November of 2011. It was a derelict about to be parted out by the new owner. The tires were high end Michelin X tires all dry-rotted to hell. The right front blew out on … Continue reading

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Luck and Life and Compassion

You have your own home or a luxury loft apartment. You drive a relatively new car that speaks to your status. You dress in clothes that you think flatter your and put forth the image you want to show the … Continue reading

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Suburban Furnace Foibles

So far so good this winter, we’re warm and comfortable but we tracked down an unexpected furnace failure mode that might be of help to others in our situation. We’ve replaced the gas solenoid valve with a newer model that … Continue reading

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And Here We Go Again!

Last night the Manchester police department stopped by and told us to move to Walmart from where we had been parked, an empty parking lot at a defunct Lowe’s. Now Manchester, NH Mayor Ted Gatsas announced in time for his … Continue reading

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