Clifford Power

Today I am going to talk about installing a house battery system in our Wayfarer van Clifford. There are literally dozens of websites, videos, manuals, etc you can find online on how to wire up your van for some “off grid living”. Some of those websites charge money for schematics or detailed PDF documents (so…

Happy Birthday Clifford

It was one year ago this week that I flew out to Colorado Springs, CO to pick up our new van from Wayfarer Vans. I spent two nights and two and a half days driving back to Oregon with Clifford the Big Red Van. In the past year we have put just under 9,000 miles…

COVID-19 Wk 51: Rail(ing) Trailing It

It is getting to that time of the year/season when I am tired of “riding” my bike on the indoor trainer. As I get more and more rides outside, and daylight savings approaches, returning to the garage for another trainer session becomes less and less appealing. Work really wore me down this week. I was…

COVID-19 Wk 36: Where Do We Go From Here

In COVID news: over 1,500 new COVID cases reported yesterday and 7 new deaths. Thanksgiving is just days away and I’m saying it now, within a week of Turkey Day, we will be over 2,500 cases. It seems inevitable at this point. I also read that ranch sales are booming across the west. The whole…

COVID-19 Wk 34: Clifford

I’d like to introduce everyone to Clifford the Big Red Van. Clifford comes to us via Wayfarer Vans. This has been a purchase almost four years in the making. Originally inspired by our friends The Manvilles and their Mercedes Sprinter conversion van. Mia and I spent lots of conversations on the pros/cons of a Class…