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September 8, 2017

While camping at Wickiup Reservoir last year, a hummingbird visited the painted red sections on the outside of our trailer.   He would buzz by, stop....hover near the trailer.....zip to the other side....and then would take off!  This would happen several times a day.  We were surprised by the visit...

September 1, 2017

We installed a 2000 watt Go Power Inverter to go along with our 3 Trojan T-1275 batteries in our Bighorn, but after a while we felt the need for a more efficient converter.   We also wanted to cut down all the extra wiring in the RV.

Go Power! IC-2000 was the answer!  It's a 2000...

August 27, 2017

The wallpaper in the Bighorn is nice, but we wanted to make the area over the stove stand out more or as Melinda would say, "jazz it up a bit".   We found “Peel and Stick” Vinyl Tiles at Lowes (but later found it cheaper at Amazon) that looked like it would be the perfect solution.  We bought three...

August 20, 2017

We LOVE this device!  Before getting the Intel Compute Stick, we connected our laptop to the TV with a very long HDMI cable. This created a frustrating situation, as the cable was always in the way. We would have to continuously toss or adjust the cable so that we could get in and out of our chairs....

August 14, 2017

In order to provide a secondary solar solution to our RV, we were fortunate that Go Power loaned us a 120w portable solution (Model number GP-PSK-120) to review.

We took the portable solar panel with us on an extended camping trip, with the understanding that our RV would be in shade in several locat...

August 3, 2017

With all good intentions, Melinda and I got up early in order to beat the 100+ degree temperature today.  Gear on, check!... GoPro's aligned, check!...Gas tanks filled, check!.... Warm up engines, silence.  Nothing!   What??!?   Melinda's motorcycle started perfectly at home!   It was time to proble...

July 25, 2017

As we"dry camp" about 80% of the time, we decided it was time to add an additional battery to our 5th Wheel.   We already had two Trojan T-1275 batteries and they were  doing a great job, but I wanted to add one more...just to be safe.  Who wouldn't want more power? 

Her...

July 19, 2017

This is our first “how to” video, so please be kind with the comments.   I’m sure I said something incorrectly while trying to look at the camera and speak at the same time.  😊

We created this video as we just completed adding the GoPower TS-50 Transfer Switch in our Bighorn 5th wheel.  Th...

July 14, 2017

We started our 4th of July vacation  camping in Eastern Oregon for 5 days and then came back to Bend Oregon for the last 5 days.   We stayed at Crown Villa RV Resort.   This place is probably the nicest RV Resort we've stayed in so far, but we only done about 10 RV Resorts as we boondock most of the...

June 29, 2017

La Pine, Ore. – Forest Service employees discovered a large sinkhole near a campground on Wickiup Reservoir over the weekend.

The 10-foot by 12-foot hole is about 4 1/2 feet deep.

“Be aware this is highly unstable ground,” said Gregg Garnett, manager of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Bend Field Offi...

June 17, 2017

No camping....but a great weekend away from home at Melinda's parents house in Cannon Beach.   Weather held out and was just overcast...so everyone had a great time.  We waited for the judging to complete then went down to the beach so the crowd had died down some.   If you look close you can see th...

June 10, 2017

I installed a Rexing Dashcam, as it seems we are always getting cutoff by drivers that can't wait to get past us.  The other great thing is we can use the footage from this camera for possible blog postings...showing entrance to campgrounds and actual video of sites.

The installation of this Rexing 1...

June 1, 2017

Part of our RV With The Tanners blog will focus on camp grounds and places we

visit!   We want to share our experiences with you.  By creating an interactive map on our web page, it will make it easy to find our camping locations if interested!  Will add that feature soon.  Soooo much to do....

May 25, 2017

This is my "MUST HAVE" list for installing a Transfer Switch, EMS and Inverter.  

May 13, 2017

The image above is just 1 of the 11 pages for this document.  This document has been something I have been sharing on RV forums for years.  I had it on my Comcast personal web page for many years, until Comcast decided they no longer wanted to provide personal web page services.   At that point, I h...

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