Category: Toolbox

Our experiments with equipment, mechanics, and appliances

Back on the Horse

I took the van into Becker Buick/GMC this morning for a regular service check. These guys were recommended by a few different people and were organized and friendly when I dropped of the van. A very different story from the New Orleans dealerships I’ve… Continue Reading “Back on the Horse”

Back on the Road

So. The bumper and the wench are officially part of Team Gleason. We have become at least 30% more redneck. After hanging out at Sportsmobile since we woke up in their driveway early this morning (and peeing on the driveway without realizing there were… Continue Reading “Back on the Road”

New Bumper & Winch

We are in Austin this morning getting a custom bumper installed. The bumper has a winch on it, which was our primary goal. During install: We got in late last night to Sportsmobile Austin. We wanted to stop by Colonel Quinn’s house north of… Continue Reading “New Bumper & Winch”

The Pack List

Below is the pack list we have built. We definitely won’t be taking everything on the list. We’re trying to be thorough. Henry David Thorough. I posted it as “large” to be sure you can read it. I guess we need to laminate that… Continue Reading “The Pack List”

Prestige Audio

I had the van taken to Prestige by recomendation from Brian Young. Just picked it up. Prestige put a screen in the dash where I have XM radio and can run music (iPod, pandora, rhapsody) via bluetooth and video from my phone or iPad… Continue Reading “Prestige Audio”