Charging Iff the Grid

I camp many places that don’t have electricity. I usually charge my phone, watch, and iPad through my tow vehicle. The last time I camped I drained my car battery. In search of another solution, Rachel at harps recommended using a marine charger on my battery box. This is what I did.

New Old Stock

My bathroom light was falling down. It also was a little worse for wear. I tried to clean it up while I rewired it. It was looking pretty good, but the lens was cracked. In the middle of the process, I was wondering if I could get a new one. I only install like items when I take a part out of the trailer to maintain the original look. The light is no longer made, but when I went on eBay, there was one for sale from New Old Stock – NOS. This a a new part from an old stock of parts that aren’t made anymore.

Old light

New light installed.

Sealing Holes with Rivets


When I installed the license plate holder, it had a hole left over from the old unit.


I used an olympic rivet that leaves a tongue.


You cut the tongue off with wire cutters.


and … find off the top fo the rivet. This rivet doesn’t have the hole in the middle, so no water can get through it!