Wednesday, December 20, 2017

My Rovers Wagon Has A Few More Bells...

Got the windows cut in and insulation, ceiling, floor and walls, placed. Then got a new pair of 230 amp hour, 6V, batteries set in place and the controller wired back up.

Hooked the batteries in this afternoon and flipped the breakrs. No sparks or smoke let me relax a bit! 😆

Though a total gloomy overcast that good 270 watt Kyocera panel is making power. Not much, but any on a cloudy day is a good thing.

Been planning on a second pair of batteries very soon... But I have been living on only two batteries for more than two years in the Lakota.

The fiver had six to run the furnace, microwave and all that junk... this rig will only have lights and a USB station. No furnace blower and No microwave. No refrigerator controls or other draws... so a pair just might do the trick. I'm wanting to be zero generator so we'll see what happens.

A pair of cabinets for my pantry/kitchen hardware will get hung in the next few days.

Still waiting on the title and plates for the Raider, the Yukon and the Rovers Wagon to get here from South Dakota...

Just after Christmas I'll hang the new interior paneling and get it varnished up. Not putting it behind the cabinets. They'll be hung on poplar boards secured to the steel wall posts. See no reason to bother with the weight of paneling behind them.

... a counter and my couch/bunk to build after all that... much to do yet but I am seeing some real progress at this point!

This Rovers Wagon have this old drifter back wandering a Ribbon of Highway in No Time! 😆

- Brian

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Odds and Ends...

Only took the credit union a month to release the title they had a lean against... even though they'd been paid with cash 😕 buuut no matter. I have the title now!

Be another couple weeks I expect to get the paperwork sent to South Dakota and get a plate back.

In the mean time I've been keeping busy working on the build of my Drifter's Wagon and replacing some gear. a fresh Bell Star Series Helmet... It's a little different catagory than I've rode in the past__sort of a hybrid between sport and touring, so quite a bit snugger than I'm used to... gonna take a little while to adjust I think...

Just got the solar panel mounted on the roof today... waiting on ordered windows to arrive...

I am anxious to get this work done and get back on the road! Looking forward to __Hopefully rolling out in February and finishing out the last of the winter, warming on the Arizona desert!

- Brian