Rest, Recovery and Upgrades

This week has been about recovering from my surgery (going great – no setbacks).

I also was able to spend some time making some upgrades to the Airstream.

Before surgery, I added LED lights under the Airstream. This has a cool look (see some photos below), and will help to keep critters away when we are boondocking out in the hinterlands.

This week, I added a Smart remote controlled relay to be able to turn on / off the lights with an RF remote. Now turning them on is as easy as pushing a button.

While we were staying at the Range, Stuart Robertson shared a cool hack to turn on your trailer marker lights by simply putting a 5 amp fuse in your 7 way plug. See this photo. Worked great but highly manual.

I also added a 7 way switch receptacle to my trailer and then wired the trailer lights (pin 3) into the same smart relay. Now, we can turn these lights on and off easily as well. Plus, we have a nice, clean place to put the plug when not towing. Bonus.

Finally, I upgraded our clunky 2 zone thermostat with a Wi-Fi enabled unit from Micro Air – EasyTouch. Now, we can monitor / change from our iPhones. If it gets too hot inside for Billy while we are out, it will send a waring, and we can turn the Air Conditioning on remotely. How cool is that!!

Here are our pictures this month while staying at Long Island Village:

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  1. Nancy

    Looks wonderful, so happy for you two. Love the airstream all lit up -festive! Enjoy! Love ya ❤️

  2. Kate Robertson

    What fun! Merry merry!

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