This is a handy tool that you wear on your wrist. The magnets in this wristband will hold small parts, tools, and screws to your wrist so you don’t lose them while working on your project. Kind of handy for those certain kind of projects.
I recently finished upgrading the audio/video equipment in my Airstream. No longer do I have a single DIN car stereo as the driver of my system. If you have been a subscriber on our YouTube channel you would already know that I upgraded the displays and added sound bars but I have now changed out everything but the HDMI cables to the TV’s. I have added an Apple TV 4, a Raspberry Pi running KODI, an HDMI matrix switch (which allows me to show any input to either or both TV’s), and a custom programmed RF remote control. Below is the second of three parts to this project…please subscribe, click the thumbs up, and leave me a comment…enjoy!
I recently finished upgrading the audio/video equipment in my Airstream. No longer do I have a single DIN car stereo as the driver of my system. If you have been a subscriber on our YouTube channel you would already know that I upgraded the displays and added sound bars but I have not changed out everything but the HDMI cables to the TV’s. I have added an Apple TV 4, a Raspberry Pi running KODI, an HDMI matrix switch (which allows me to show any input to either or both TV’s), and a custom programmed RF remote control. Below is the first of three parts to this project…please subscribe, click the thumbs up, and leave me a comment…enjoy!
I have seen questions asked regarding what tools should you have with you when camping and in reality there is no correct answer. A lot of this depends on the type of camping you do, the lengths of your trips, and how far away from things you end up. Those of you that are full time or go for weeks long trips you will need to have a few more items added to your kits. Most of our trips are long weekends not far from major cities so I bring a collection of tools with us that will help me fix minor inconveniences
I wanted a more robust HD antenna so I asked Lew Farber, from Solar Tech Energy Systems, to install the Rayzar while he was installing our new solar electrical system. It works great, is easy to use, and picks up more channels than the stock antenna.
Winegard Rayzar Automatic HD TV Antenna: https://amzn.to/2tsTcA3
Sharing another video in my “How to Use Our Airstream” series. As I have said before these are mainly reference videos for my wife in case she decides to or is forced to use the Airstream without my help. Once you have backed your trailer into the driveway – how do you disconnect it? This is how I do it
Are you tired of some of the cabinets in your camper not staying open on their own? I had two problem cabinets and it finally got to a point where I had to find a solution. I used gas struts which are cheap and readily available on Amazon. I should of done this after the first time I had to use my head as a door prop.
Condensation can turn into mold and give your trailer a musty smell that can be very difficult to remove. One place often overlooked as a trouble spot is between your mattress and base – this is a good preventative. For a 5% discount use this link: http://mattressinsider.refr.cc/jeffreyg and then put “hypervent” in the search bar.
I started the second phase of my AV upgrade for our Airstream this past weekend. Those of you who have followed along for a while know that I have already upgraded my TV’s and audio system which I am calling Phase 1. This is what I have already done:
1. Upgraded to larger television in main area
2. Moved original TV to replace smaller TV in bedroom area
3. Added Bose Solo 5 sound bars to both TV’s
4. Added AppleTV3 to both TV’s
5. Created a bluetooth splitter so I can steam to both Bose speakers from single source at same time.
For Phase 2 I am adding pulling out Clarion head unit and stock speakers, adding a pocket in place of the head unit, adding a 4in-2out HDMI matrix switch, replacing the two AppleTV3’s with a single AppleTV 4, adding a Raspberry Pi with Kodi for my media player, and a custom programmed remote control for the whole thing.
All of this hardware will be installed in the overhead where the current bluray player is without using any extra space. The media player will allow me to bring almost any type of media file on a portable or thumb drive and watch it on either TV. The AppleTV will give me the capability to use Airplay from my phone or ipad or even those rare occasions where I have bandwidth allow me to stream from the Internet. The matrix switch will let me watch any input on any output – so I can watch one thing on one TV and something else on another.
This past weekend I pulled out the head unit, speakers, and cleaned up the old wiring. Look for updates here as well as a full video of the project on my YouTube channel when I am all done.
Here is video of part of Phase 1