Part One: Springs I've been traveling with my 2006 Fun Mover since 2015 and apart from oil changes and two sets of tires, I haven't had to do much work on the chassis side of things. The house side is another story... there is always something that needs fixing. When I bought the rig in … Continue reading Motorhome Maintenance… Springs, Brakes and Driveline
There has been a notable drop in the rate of new content being posted here at travelingwithtools. That’s because I’ve been back at work for a few weeks, and despite thinking I would be able to do two things at once, I have not. I've landed at the same Northern California shop that I worked … Continue reading Get to Work Ya Bum!
TLDR: Not. I was looking for a spot closer to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where there was a kart racing event that I wanted to visit, and literally across the street is a large BLM managed area for off road riding. Nellis Dunes is listed on the BLM website as Dispersed - Nellis Dunes. It … Continue reading Nellis Dunes: OK for Camping or Not?
Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada is a wonderful stop for lovers of desert scenery and petroglyphs, but I did not stay at the campgrounds in the park. Instead, I boondocked at an area a few miles outside, that's listed on many of the free camping websites... freecampsites.net campendium.com ioverlander.com I had previously … Continue reading Boondocking Valley of Fire
Government Wash, Lake Mead National Recreation Area The two weeks that I spent at Stewart’s Point on Lake Mead were relaxing and productive at the same time. The only fault in the experience was that the cell connection for my Verizon hotspot was really intermittent, which meant I could only work at night or early … Continue reading Boondocking at Lake Mead, Government Wash
Stewart’s Point, Lake Mead National Recreation Area When I was trying to decide where to go this Fall as it got too cold to remain in Montana, part of the calculus was to not stray too far from Reno, where I have family to visit at Christmas. Last winter, I went south from a work … Continue reading Boondocking at Lake Mead
I’ve been parked out in the Nevada desert for a few days now, since finishing my look-back series on our trip to Africa in 2016. I’ve been poking through my photo archives and infrequent journal entries, looking for the path forward for the blog. I have a pretty good idea what I want to do, … Continue reading A Note From the Desert
"The fishing was great! The catching, not so much." So I overheard as an angler came off the water back at Bakers Hole a while back. Yuk yuk yuk. He was so pleased with his joke, I heard him repeat it to another tourist a few minutes later. So it was. My plan was to … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans…
The first day of fall is approaching fast, Wednesday the 22nd. I've spent the last days of Summer 2021 around the northern part of Yellowstone National Park. Yesterday the weather took a marked turn and this morning the hills and mountain peaks are all frosted with snow. The overcast skies and and push of fresh … Continue reading Last Days of Summer
This April marked the beginning of my sixth year living out of this 2006 Funmover. They really don't build these things for full time living, and it actually voids the warranty if you do so. Some of the cheap materials and poor construction techniques are really shockingly bad. Chipboard held together with staples, for the … Continue reading Home Renovations for 2021