Friday, June 24, 2016

Goal Zero Yeti 400, power option

I saw this Goal Zero product when checking vanlife videos on Youtube. Though it was pretty handy, converter and battery and a display showing input and output. Not bad. Pretty expensive though..

It has a AGM battery of 12 V 33 A.

Main advantage is the easyness I guess. You get like "all in one", But I guess you need contacts for your solarpanel and so on. (To be able to use it as charger)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Old Volkswagens when Aircoolers had a meeting.


I´m not on the road but in an appartment when writing this. Anyway.. The association "VW Aircoolers"  had a meeting in the town (Lögarängen) where I live. I decided to go check them out, hoping for some nice VW T3, but no.. To bad.. No such one in the meeting.
Nevertheless.. Here are som pictures.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

On the road in a Kia Sedona / Carnival (video)

Found a new Youtubechannel! Great tips for us who likes being on the roads. This is a nice simple build using a Kia Sedona 2008, known as Carnival here in Sweden.

Nice Helinox chair, and Ryobi gets good reviews also.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Toilet for the road?

Here´s the solution, hahah.

No, acctually, I have never poped like this when I´ve been on the road. Here in Sweden, there are always toilet here and there, you just have to keep your eyes open.

Found the picture on FB. Dont know the source unfortunatly.

It´s harder when your out sailing.. I´ve had to do number 2 in the nature then..(no toilet onboard) (if you must know) :)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Roadtrip 2014: Going home again

Time to hit the road again. Why, cause I was tempted to be on my favorite training camp, starting 18, so I decided to go home again. Had only about 150 kilometers to go. And also my body was aching to be trained after being in a car doing the roadtrip. The seats in the Toyota are not as good as in a Volvo.

Going back to Vaxholm with the carferry Rindö-Vaxholm, yes again. Yes, I do like to go on ferry. You called me.

I had to do take a detour past the toll devices (road fees), so there were some more miles to drive, but here I think I´m on the right track after some wrong turns..

A truck has broken down by the side. I´m still glad I´m in my Toyota who wont let me down. (I think). :-)

By now I´ve been driving many hour every day and my knee started hurting, so I had to handle the gas throttle with my left leg. :-)

Look! A Nice Old volkswagen T2. These cars have huge charm. But the quality leavas a lot to be wish (I think). Yes, I´ve read lots of VW-forum about issues. Because they are old. With new motor it becomes more reliable. There a lots of options, atleast for the newer model T3.

Nice sidewindows also. Really well maintained.

Well that´s about it for now. We will see when the next roadtrip will be.

Bye, bye! Take care on the roads, Cee Ya! :-)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Roadtrip 2014: Early morning enjoying Stockholm archipelago

Rindö again. This morning were just perfect. Sweden at it´s best. Then sun was warm and lovely, the views great and the solitude available.. Love it! And a perfect example when Less is More. :-)

Extremely good weather, warmth and a some beatiful scenery to see. This is the best moments in life. To remember during winter.

What can you say? Wonderful? The bridge looks a bit unsteady though.

Getting more D-vitamins is something my body likes. I feel so good in sun and warmth!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Overloaded on the road... :)

How much can the vehicle carry? Lets find out.
Transport on the road, funny pictures

Too many bananas broke the car?

Brick transport

To be continued with more...

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Friday, December 25, 2015

My set up on the road

What set up do I have on the road? Lets go through it in a fast way.

When sleeping in the car I pull out some black curtain. Thats makes it hard to see into the car (obviosly).

I have an extra leasure battery, 80 amps of 12v power. Tudor. I charge the battery from the car generator or the solar panel.

Lens mosquito? Ya, thats me. This is what the car looks like inside, car curtains and so on. A bit messy, but it is easy to move around some boxes so the bed gets "clean".

I have a book called "Experience Sweden". In this I can find interesting thing that I might "need" to check out.

Okay, so one thing you always need is water. I usually have about 15 liters so I can get by a couple of days without having to refill. Use it to drink, and brushing teeth and so on. I do not bath in it. I try to find a shower or take a bath in the see somewhere. Usually no problem in Sweden. There are always some lake or sea to use. I also have a "brassestol", do you call it "scissors chair"? The mattress you can also see a bit from.

This is when the solar panel is in use. I have a charger and controller connected to the leisure battery.

Well thats a litte tour of the setup. :)