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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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”

Attaching a Tarp to an Awning to Make a Shade Wall

I cover in the SUV RVing book how I use a small tarp as an awning. It works great in the rain or when the sun is overhead, but it’s less useful early or late in the day when the sun is coming at you from the side. I experienced this for the first couple of evenings that I was in Jackson and decided to do something about it.  Continue reading “Attaching a Tarp to an Awning to Make a Shade Wall”

A Guide to Jackson, Wyoming, for SUV RVers and Vandwellers

I spent about two weeks last month in Jackson, Wyoming, gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. It was my first visit to the area, and I really loved it. Jackson is an expensive place if you’re staying in a hotel or trying to buy real estate, but staying in your SUV or van is a great way to see all the area has to offer and not have to shell out too much money. Continue reading “A Guide to Jackson, Wyoming, for SUV RVers and Vandwellers”

I Found a Great Way to Store a Box of Tissues in My SUV

I’m currently partway through a multi-week road trip through Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and beyond. I’ve gone on several trips like this, and each time, I learn something new or come up with a new tip or better way of doing something. About a week ago I came up  better way to store a box of tissues: Continue reading “I Found a Great Way to Store a Box of Tissues in My SUV”