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A Bad DIY Day…

This was my second attempt changing out the bushings in our 1999 Monaco Dynasty. I should have learned my lesson the first time. Maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but nothing is more frustrating than spending all day on a project only to end up worse off.

I took the RV to a semi-truck suspension shop and they are having an extremely hard time. I feel a little better knowing that it was a difficult job for a reason, but I’m not looking forward to the extra hours on the bill.

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Drain Cleaner as Wood Stain?

For some reason my camera didn’t record that I used a very diluted lye/water mix AFTER applying the stain to make the wood appear a little darker. That’s why the cut to the polyurethane looked a little darker. It didn’t work as well as using lye directly on the cherry, but it helped a little when things weren’t looking right.

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$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.

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 🙂

Valuing Your Time (feat. Joshua Sheats, Jason Fieber, and Kraig Mathias)

Last year we made a video about how your free time cannot be valued the same as your hourly wage. This week we wanted to revisit that idea with the help of Joshua Sheats (Radical Personal Finance), Jason Fieber (Dividend Mantra), and Kraig Mathias (Create My Independence) as our special guests.

Links:
How Much is Your Free Time Worth – https://goo.gl/oZoPfG
Most Profitable DIY Skills for Beginners – https://goo.gl/B93xMC
The Convenience Paradox – https://goo.gl/TtV9BM

Joshua Sheats – http://radicalpersonalfinance.com/
Jason Fieber – http://dividendmantra.com/
Kraig Mathias – http://createmyindependence.com/

Extreme Buzz Wire Game with STUN GUN!

What would you do if someone gave you a broken stun gun? I decided to make an extreme DIY buzz wire game. I knew no one would touch it if the only option was the full 4 million volts, so I broke it into 3 stages.

Level 1 feels more like a vibration than a shock. Level 2 is a little uncomfortable. Level 3 is all the power this thing has! So far no one has finished it!

Ben’s YouTube Channel – https://goo.gl/HDK1gA

PLEASE READ: Do not try this at home. Also, I’m sure people are going to comment about letting the kids use it…Those were the parents who were standing right there and by that point the battery was so low it felt less powerful than a static shock. Still dangerous but it was their choice 🙂