About Us

"Not all those who wander are lost" J. R. R. Tolkien

We are Robert, Gail, and our four-legged companion Terra. We possess a strong desire to wander.

We were tent campers for many years and in 2009 decided to "get off the ground." After some time searching "the Google," we chose a Little Guy 5-Wide teardrop trailer. It spoke to us; that was who we were at that point in time. We traveled the country in our Little Guy and loved it, but over time, decided we needed more room.

Again, after searching the Google, we discovered the R-Pod; it also spoke to us. We loved it too. What we found out is that we didn’t know how much room we needed until we didn’t have it in the R-Pod. After searching the Google again, we settled on a Jay Feather 24T, and we think we got it right this time.
This blog is about our wanderings, traveling with our Jay Feather, and making modifications and upgrades to become "half-time RVers," as we prepare for retirement to a wan-der-lust lifestyle, in the not too distant future.

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1 comment:

  1. Hello Robert, Gail and Terra,

    My wife Maria and I have the same travel trailer as you, a 2010 245RBS Starcraft Travelstar by Jayco. I was surfing Youtube when I came across your inspiring videos. Did the programable thermostat upgrade and would love to install the skylight in the kitchen. Love's probably too strong a word... Put it this way, since you've demonstrated the courage free of the constraints of common sense AND achieved success! I thought I would give it a try. However, "Apprehension" still remains the word of the day. I have contracted Jayco for the roof truss plans but they no longer have them.

    Would you be able to forward a copy of the plans you received from Jayco?

    Also, I am currently installing a 250Ah 24V AGM Battery Bank (6.0kWh). The battery bank will consist of four Rolls S6-275AGM 6V golf cart batteries with a combined weight of 304lbs. They will be contained in a sealed and externally vented 3/4" plywood box measuring 14"W X 14.5"H X 46"L. This box will be mounted across the foot of the under bed compartment and screwed to the floor.
    When completed with cabling, I believe the installation we be in the range of 350lbs in the under bed compartment. I intend to run the cabling under the floor and into the compartment under the fridge where I intend to install the AIMS 3000W/24VDC/120VAC inverter/charger to integrate with the trailer's existing power management systems. This system will be backed-up with a Westinghouse iGen2500 Portable Inverter Generator, (2500W Starting/Peak Watts & 2200W Running Rated Watts, AC Output – 60Hz, 120V AC @ 18.3A, <5% THD).
    Unfortunately, I again was not able to acquire floor joist/trailer chassis frame plans from Jayco.

    If you have any such plans I would greatly appreciate it.

    If you like, I will forward you photos and specs of the ongoing 120VAC installation.

    Cheers & safe travelling,

    Glenn & Maria