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How To Build A Solar Powered Battery Box

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How to build a solar powered battery box for a van with a few simple tools without being an electrical engineer. This simple battery box powers our 60 quart Arb 12 volt fridge freezer, lap tops, cell phones, and battery chargers.  Add a 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter and you can power electrical appliances.The most expensive component of...

How To Clean A Dirty Vehicle Carpet

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Looking how to clean a dirty vehicle carpet that looks hopeless?  The carpet in our 2004 van was so filthy and grease stained that I almost tossed it out and bought a new carpet for $200.  Cutting the seat holes in the carpet and making sure they lined properly kept me from installing a new carpet.Searching online on how to deep...

Roofnest Hard Shell Roof Top Tent Review

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Adding a roof top tent to my camping arsenal is on my bucket list. Often, it’s nice to pull over next to a gorgeous alpine mountain lake or endless desert vista and sleep for the night without having to set up a tent.Tents are great for extended stays. Taking them down is a pain in the rear. I break camp early in...

How To Build A Pull Out Slat Bed For Van

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Looking to build a spacing saving pull out slat bed for van?  I searched Pinterest and Google images to learn how to build a pull out slat bed for less than $100 using 2"x2"s for the frames and and 1"x3" pine slats for the sleeping portion.  I have limited construction and engineering skills and I understand many people reading this post are...

5 gallon stainless steel water container

Dinuba 5 gallon stainless steel water container
We carry at least one 5 gallon stainless steel water container for drinking and cooking on car camping trips.  Stainless steel water containers are proven to keep your water better tasting, free of plastic toxins, and leak free.Don't let hazardous plastic chemicals from water storage containers leach into your drinking water.  You don't need a scientific report telling you...

3 Tips On How To Find The Best Free Boondocking Camping Sites.

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Do you stress out thinking about how to find the best free boondocking camping sites? I have an easy method that almost guarantees you will find the best free boon docking camping sites. It’s so simple that you will wonder why anyone including yourself overlooks this method.I started boon docking in the 1970’s before boondocking was a familiar camping term. I camp legally in...