A Video Review of the Lantern I Use in My SUV

This is a basically a video version of this review about the lantern I use in my SUV when I’m sleeping in it. I use it instead of the vehicle’s built-in lights to make sure I never run down the car’s battery. I’ve had the lantern for a year and a half now and think it’s a really great thing to travel with. I never leave home without mine. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

This isn’t a sponsored review. No one is paying me to review this, and I bought the lantern with my own money.

Let me know what you think. Thanks!

DIY Curtains for Your SUV, Van, Car, etc.

I did a lot of research on making curtains for my SUV before actually doing it, and nothing really appealed to me. A lot of the solutions involved drilling buttons or screws into the interior of the vehicle, and that was not something I was interested in. Other solutions had to do with using adhesive Velcro, but I didn’t want any gooey residue left behind. What I ended up doing and then refining over the subsequent months of traveling was a hybrid approach that involves a few different curtains, poster board cutouts, and more, as shown in the video below.

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DIY Steering Wheel Desk for Holding Up a Laptop

I work online, and while that means that I can work from anywhere, it also means that I work when I’m on the road. After realizing that there were times when I preferred to stay in my SUV rather than make the trek to a coffee shop or library, I set about making it easier and more comfortable to work from my laptop when in my SUV. The result? The steering wheel desk that I show in the video below:

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DIY Window Screens/Bug Screens for Your SUV, Van, Car, RV, etc.

In this video I show you how I make window screens for my SUV to keep the bugs away while still getting some nice air circulation:

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Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

How I Watch Videos Hands-Free on My Tablet When in My SUV [VIDEO]

I mentioned in the last post that I rigged up a system that lets me hang my tablet from the ceiling of my SUV so that I don’t have to hold it up with my hands. Below is a video of the setup and how to make it yourself: Continue reading “How I Watch Videos Hands-Free on My Tablet When in My SUV [VIDEO]”

Using a Laptop vs. Using a Tablet on Trips

In my day-to-day life, I use my laptop pretty much all day, every day for work, entertainment, and communication purposes, but I’ve found that it was less than ideal for using on the road. It’s getting longer in the tooth these days, and its battery isn’t what it used to be. On my extended SUV RVing trips, I had to be very selective about what I chose to do once I powered it on, and I had to start up the SUV whenever I wanted to charge the laptop back up. On top of that, it was too big and bulky to use it to watch a movie before bed. Laptops are machines that excel at being used on a desk or on a comfy couch, not in the confines of an SUV.  Continue reading “Using a Laptop vs. Using a Tablet on Trips”