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Month: November 2016

Safe Heating Solution for Living in a Vehicle

Safe Heating Solution for Living in a Vehicle

We went back and forth on heating for the truck.  We were set on a Camco Olympian Wave Catalytic heater, but not sure which one.  Catalytic heaters are great because they do not emit close to as much carbon monoxide like a standard propane heater would (however, they do burn oxygen and produce a small amount of carbon monoxide so we still have a Combination Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Alarm and keep our windows cracked whenever the heater is on).  But yes, they…

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Designing, Constructing, and Installing Truck Bed Storage and Drawers

Designing, Constructing, and Installing Truck Bed Storage and Drawers

Once we had our trailer and truck topper, we were able to move into the trailer while building out the storage and bed for our truck.  So, we moved all our things into the trailer in a Lowes parking lot and began the build.  I had done a bunch of research on people who had built storage in their truck beds, so ours is just a mish mosh of other truck camping ideas with some modifications we made along the way….

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Cost and Installation of Solar Power on Our Truck

Cost and Installation of Solar Power on Our Truck

Once we had our trailer and truck topper we bought a solar/battery setup for our truck.  We wanted to have two separate power systems on the truck and trailer so when we disconnect from the trailer we can still charge computers, phones, etc.  Here’s a list of items we purchased for our power for the truck:   Description Price Topoint 190W Monocrystalline Solar Panel $135 Tracer 20A Solar Controller $140 Roof Brackets for Solar Panel $15 (2) 15A Fuse $34…

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How and Why We Decided on a Pickup Truck and Cargo Trailer as Our Home

How and Why We Decided on a Pickup Truck and Cargo Trailer as Our Home

After living in a truck camper for just over 6 months, we spent some quality time looking into all the various options and configurations of living in a vehicle on the road.  The basic options we considered were: (1) sprinter van (2) truck and trailer (3) truck camper (4) pop up truck camper (5) rv.  We decided on a truck and trailer setup because it gives us the best compromise of all important components we were looking for.  If you…

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