Saturday, January 20, 2018

CTEK D250SA Dual and the old D250S

How to fix the charging between batteries the best way, and also be able to use a solar panel.

There are however a pretty new D250SA modell out, in which it is possible to charge even your starter battery from the solar panel.

The new Ctek D250SA, the "old" one D250S is still available. Also a new Smartpass 120 have been added, the old one was just called "Smartpass"

Perhaps one of the best methods if you have start and service batteries:
CTEK D250S Dual

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Roadtrip 2016: Military all over Drottningholm

You see them all the time, the military. Why?

- Because they protect the king and the queen, yes really.

You have the guards at every entrance to the Drottningholm property.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Out on the roads again.. Roadtrip 2016

Found some pictures from my 2016 roadtrip..

First I got stuck in som ques. Why, because this i Stockholm and the trafic jams dont work.. Ques everywhere..

I wanted to check out the camping in Bromma.
It's called Ängby Camping
Here driving over the bridge hedding for Drottningholm.

Roadtrip 2016: Using innerlight or mobile phone for reading?

Reading on the road, preserving batterylife..

Innerlight is lit. Raining a bit, why not read a little?
There are not a strong light from the inner light, but enough for reading.
Perhaps a bit low on light using inner light from the Toyota Starlet. I have changed it to a led to preserve battery life. Consumes about 1 watt nowl.
Sony M4 and using its torch.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The most simple setup for privacy curtains? (for your car)

I' written about car curtains before, but this might be the simplest tip.

Use binder clips or a bit more advance use velcro.
Another method is using strong “rare earth” magnets.

In swedish:
Billigt sätt att sätta upp gardiner i bilen..
Kläm fast dessa mellan panelisterna som går mot taket. Kläm fast gardinen eller trä i en lina som du kan hänga gardinen i.
Lackerade pappersklämmor i stål. - 15mm=5mm kapacitet. - 19mm=7mm kapacitet. - 32mm=10mm kapacitet.
Pappersklämma Foldback 32 mm 12 st 
(märke: Staples) 25 SEK

Pappersklämma Foldback 15 mm 12 st
(märke: Staples) 19 SEK
Finns i diverse storlek, du får testa dig fram.
Finns hos Dustin
Bünger Pappersklämma Fold Back 32 mm 12-Pack (44 SEK)
Generic Pappersklämma Fold Back 19mm 12-Pack (29 SEK)

Finns även på Clas Ohlsson 10 st. för 20 SEK
4 st. 25 mm 
6 st. 19 mm

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Video: Convert a van in to an Off-Grid Camper

Vow! Check out this nice Ford Transit build. He must be a carpenter or something, works like a pro. He´s channel on Youtube is: PSYCHEVENTURE
I do really like the looks of this van. Superb job.

He also has a blog:

Off grid van conversion guide.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hobo Ahle about the living in a car mentality
Living in a Car: The Mentality

0:20 “Like you really have to have a positive attitude and just really really commit to the fact that if you want something badly enough you can make it happen. You have to be willing to put yourself out there and know that you probably gonna fail at something’s. It´s gonna get a little intense but I mean that shouldn’t hold you back. Just go for it dude, you might as well, like. And if it doesn’t work out the first time, like thug life, try it again.” – Hobo Ahle
1:05 ”If you are going to live in your car you can’t be scared of the unknown. Like you just have to be okay knowing that you dont know anything. You never gonna know. It´s all up to the universe.” - Hobo Ahle
1:30 “You have to learn to be okay with winging it, and things going wrong. And learning how to think on your feet. Just always prepare for misadventure. There´s a lot of people that like to plan and they get kind of anxious whenever a plan goes array, but if you live in your car, to just be completely honest with you; any time you plan something you’re basically planning how it’s not going to happen.” - Hobo Ahle
2:00 “That’s what makes an adventure, when everything goes completely wrong. Because half the time the misadventure is more fun the than the adventure it self. You´re gonna be scared, you´re gonna get lonely, you are going to be uncomfortable. It´s gonna be cold, you´re going to be frustrated, it´s inevitable and yeah, like it´s a little intense, like shit does gets kind of crazy, but don’t those thing happens in everyday life anyways? You might as well just face them out there in the big bad world. I guarantee you even though you are going to experience all those bad things there´s a trade of you know. And you´ll get some amazing things and amazing opportunities in return. You just have to be willing to go experience them.” - Hobo Ahle
5:10 “You can’t worry about what other people think. It’s just really important to keep that kind of mentality throughout this whole process otherwise its really are going to get you down. You know, because a lot of people look down on the life style. A lot of people won’t understand it. And sometimes that can kind of get to you. But it like, just do you and stay happy. Be nice and you´re in for a treat.” - Hobo Ahle

//It´s about //
Positive attitude.
Embrace the unknown. If it everything was known it wouldn’t be an adventure.
You choose this lifestyle because you wanna feel alive, explore and experience.
The disadvantage is comfort. You´re gonna be cold. But you will have an adventure and a good story.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bike carrier on a Volkswagen Golf

If you don´t have a hitch on your car.. For me bringing a bike with you on your road trip is a detail enhancing the trip, since biking is one of the simplest way of checking for nice spots. I love bicycling.

Just say this variant. Seems to work despite the small wing on the trunk . Volkswagen Golf Combi
Just say this variant. Seems to work despite the small wing on the trunk . Volkswagen Golf Combi
More of a closeup..

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Checking out Ekerö a little

Out scouting looking for nice spaces.. Trying to find some nice sleeping places. Didnt really find any.. The search continues.

Going over the brige to Ekerö
Ekerö Sommarland sounded like a nice place. Summer Country.

I was really treated like a suspect. Neighborhood watch I guess. Did not feel welcomed you might say.. 
Only able to park for a couple of hours, otherwise nice.

Didnt really find any soft spot.. The search continues.. :-)

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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