Monthly Archives: March 2016

$1100 Dollars in Fluids/Filters! (Buying an RV Without Service History)

Before we take our ’99 Monaco Dynasty on the road, I decided to perform a full maintenance service. I quickly learned there was more involved than I first thought. Over $1000 dollars in fluids/ filters and 2 weeks of research led me to this…

By the end of the weekend I changed the oil, air, and fuel filter in our Onan 7500 generator. Changed the fluid and filters in the hydraulic system, and replaced the fuel filters and diesel engine oil.

We Bought an RV!

It’s getting serious…We just dropped 32 grand on a 1999 Monaco Dynasty! Here’s a quick tour of the RV showing some of the things we like about it and a few of the necessary repairs.

We’re happy with our choice. Everything is really well built…solid cherry cabinets, instant hot water, corian countertops etc.

Details:
1999 Monaco Dynasty PBS 40′ Slide
Cummins 350HP Diesel – 119k miles
Onan 7500 Diesel Generator
Newish tires, roof, awnings, batteries, and solar panels.

DIY “Chorreador de Café” | Pre-Hipster Pour Over Coffee Maker

In just about every kitchen in Costa Rica you’ll find a Chorreador de Café. It’s a simple pour over coffee maker that’s been used for hundreds of years.

They come in many different shapes and sizes, but I wanted a compact one for our upcoming RV trip. It fits nicely in a drawer and makes one cup of coffee at a time.

Stay tuned for the video of our first cup in the morning 🙂