Posts Tagged "Motorhome"

How we came to own a grease-powered RV

I remember the conversation like it happened yesterday. Sean came home one night in January, 2012 and told me the news: He and Russ found a 1977 Dodge Travel Queen Motorhome for sale and they wanted to split the purchase, fix it up, put in a waste vegetable oil fuel system and drive it to Alaska and back with the four of us—Russ, his wife, Brittany, Sean and me. Oh, I shouldn’t worry about the fact that the motorhome was older than me…by 11 years. And that I hadn’t seen it. And that it might have a wood burning stove coming out of the roof. The original engine had been…

Day 1, Part Two: Ode to Tires

Everyone is OK. That’s the important part. Unfortunately, my bike Sarah (remember her?) took a hit to the jugular yesterday morning. Something had to happen on day one, right? Just after I’d posted my previous update, a lady waved us off the freeway because of something about the bikes—naturally we pulled over and took a tour around the TQ to be sure everything was OK. Turns out, our bike rack was about two minutes from total failure. It’s one of those models that goes into the trailer hitch and holds four bikes, and has two pins—one to keep the rack…