Tiny Camper #3 Update – Progress

Since having the new lock installed and putting the tiny table together I have been working on the electrical and insulation. On the outside I installed the 30 amp electrical plug to bring power into the camper, a 15 amp outlet, a 12 volt light, and the coaxial cable connector. I have mostly worked with wood in the past and quickly found the metal siding on the trailer to be very unforgiving compared to wood. Drilling holes in the metal was not difficult, but trying to cut out larger holes with a jig saw was not fun. Perhaps in time it will get easier.

On the inside I removed the plywood walls and cut out foam insulation panels (1 inch thick blue foam) to fit into the metal channels. I filled any gaps with spray foam insulation. After the spray foam cured I trimmed the excess and notched out a channel in the foam for the electrical wires. Then I put the plywood back on and mounted three outlets, the cable connector, and a TV mount. I also put a small breaker box on the floor to connect all the AC wiring. A DC electrical panel is due to arrive any time. For DC electrical I will have the outside light, an inside light, a ceiling fan, and a accessory plug. (The inside light, ceiling fan, and accessory plug will be installed later.)

My next focus will be to build the frame of the bed. I want to be able to store stuff under the bed (spare tire, electrical panels, batteries, etc.) Then I will start putting some finishing touches on the walls, corners, and floor.

Leave a comment »

Cargo Trailer

Again while driving home last week (sitting in traffic once again) I saw this neat looking cargo trailer being pulled by a “Power/Energy” utility truck.

Leave a comment »

101 Reasons Not to Go to Work Today

Reason #3

No More Zombies

As soon as I get to work I go through this transformation into a Zombie. You know… you let go of whom you really are and what you really think in light of merely making it through the day with only a light pulse so that you don’t cause any ripples in the waters. Don’t ask any questions. Don’t wonder why things are the way they are. Don’t ask a co-worker to explain what the logic was behind the meeting you both attended, but walked away clueless. Instead of asking questions and challenging ideas you must instead be a Zombie just as the rest your co-workers. Just laugh and giggle at the ideas of management, offer them praise for such brilliant stupidity.

Leave a comment »

101 Reason Not to Go to Work Today

Reason #2

LETS GO TO THE MOUNTAINS INSTEAD

I always say that any day spent in the mountains is a good day. And definitely better than a day at work. I don’t care if it is windy, rainy, snowing, freezing, or all of the above it is great to be in the mountains. All those types of weather bring out the natural beauty that God intended for us to enjoy.

I had a chance to make a quick visit to Boone this weekend. Here’s a couple pictures.

Leave a comment »

101 Reason Not to Go to Work Today

In honor of Dan Miller and his “No More Mondays” at 48days.com I am starting 101 Reasons Not to Go to Work Today.

Reason #1

NO MORE COMMUTER TRAFFIC

Yeah, you know… It is Friday afternoon and time to punch the clock and hit the highway. Your all geared up to knock out the next 50 miles so you can relax in the comfort of home.

However, as soon as you get past that one and only stoplight you quickly find out that your going nowhere fast…

Yep, traffic is at a standstill. What should be a 50 minute commute has become an 1 hour and 45 minutes of agony…

Good Grief!

Leave a comment »

Winnebago Camper

While commuting to the big city everyday I see a lot of interesting things. Here is a really nice Winnebago camper. You just don’t see many of these around.

Leave a comment »

Cargo Trailer – Texas Style

I spotted this interesting cargo trailer on the way home from work the other day. It has the Texas flag on each side and a nice rack/basket on top. Looks much better than a plain white trailer.

Leave a comment »