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Greg Illes

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Why would you want a lithium battery pack?

By Greg Illes Lithium batteries have truly extraordinary advantages for certain types of RV life — but they have their “dark side” as well. You need to be very well...

Solar Basics – Know how to determine your solar system

By Greg Illes Books can be written (and have been) about all the nuances of solar power. For your RV, this article is meant to be a “thousand-foot view,” a...

Definition of “boondocking” stumps experts

...boondocking, is his vision the same as that of Russ and Tiña De Maris, or that of Greg Illes or Dave Helgeson? All of us in the list write extensively...

How to save every drop of “get warm” water

By Greg Illes Here’s a story for the “fiddlers” among us. If you’re not super-handy, and not much into fiddling with your RV, this will likely be of only academic...

Why would you want a composting toilet?

By Greg Illes We’re now three years with a composting toilet. In that span of time, we’ve used the toilet continuously for anywhere from 3-4 weeks to 4-5 months. Total...

Which heater is best: Forced air, ceramic or catalytic?

By Greg Illes We were up on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, boondocking out in the Kaibab Forest at around 8,500 feet elevation. It was October, and the...

Mr. Fix-It

By Greg Illes Some folks are handy, and some others – maybe not so much. Personally, I’m the handy type. In fact I’m so handy that it sometimes can be...

Is this the year to get handy?

By Greg Illes When I was nine years old, I took apart my uncle’s vacuum cleaner. He didn’t like that much – so I put it back together. He was...

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