Out here on the Arizona desert I wanted to see the affect of tilting the solar panels that are on the top of the motorhome. The total solar panel array is rated at a theoretical 1280 watts although the best I’ve seen was around 1100 watts and that was in the summer. It December now … Continue reading Tilting Solar Panels
Welcome to the new Moto-Treks blog site. I’m working on updating the site by migrating the information from my old site and cleaning up the existing posts. In the meantime, I’ll be adding new content as a Full Time RVer Continue reading Site update
For the past few months I’ve been investigating solar and lithium batteries for our Fleetwood Excursion. After reading about different systems and visiting websites of other folks that have does similar installs I decided to go with Victron equipment for both the batteries and the control/monitoring components. Today everything arrived Continue reading Solar and Lithium Batteries for a Motorhome
I arrived in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, after four days of riding across the US and a stop in Saint Catharines, Ontario to visit Kevin, my riding buddy in Central America. Baie-Comeau is where my journey to ride the Trans Labrador Highway (TLH) starts. Another day and 580 km, and I would reach the province of Labrador and the start of the TLH.
In 1999, the first phase of the TLH was completed. 549 km of gravel road between Labrador City and Goose Bay. In early 2010, phase three of the project was completed between Goose Bay and Cartwright. This phase is 250 km of gravel road, and for the first time, enables you to travel form Labrador City to Read Bay – a total of 1200 km through the remote province of Labrador.
There is only one, maybe two, places for food and gas before reacting Labrador City, so I filled my 41 liter gas tank and grabbed a bite to eat before taking off on Hwy 389. The first 211 km is paved, and by the looks of this sign, was going to be fun.
As I get the free time, I continue to review the video footage I took during my trip to South America. Remember Paso Cristo Redentor in Chile? Continue reading Paso Cristo Redentor
My route to and from South America: To Tierra del Fuego from Spokane Washington 19,251 miles (30,974 km) 177 days 5 mph average To Spokane from Atlanta 4049 Miles 14 days 12 mph average Total Miles Ridden: 23,300 Daily expense: $65 Cost to ship bike from Panama to Colombia: $900 Cost to ship bike from … Continue reading South American Trip Stats