Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username
  

Password
  





Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Forum Statistics
» Members: 333
» Latest member: joshschott
» Forum threads: 3,282
» Forum posts: 69,518

Full Statistics

Online Users
There are currently 98 online users.
» 1 Member(s) | 95 Guest(s)
Applebot, Bing

Latest Threads
Where we @ now
Forum: Travel Log
Last Post: rvpopeye
5 hours ago
» Replies: 23
» Views: 2,329
Thought For The Day
Forum: YARC
Last Post: rvpopeye
8 hours ago
» Replies: 2,482
» Views: 310,547
YouTube Music Video Links
Forum: YARC
Last Post: Texjbird
Yesterday, 08:13 PM
» Replies: 1,783
» Views: 287,850
Good Morning!
Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic
Last Post: RoamerRV428
Yesterday, 03:17 PM
» Replies: 2,037
» Views: 128,712
thinking rv roof coatings
Forum: Recreational
Last Post: RoamingKat
04-10-2021, 07:02 AM
» Replies: 20
» Views: 308
Shuttle Bussin', Bitchin'...
Forum: Builds,Modifications and Restorations
Last Post: Cammalu
04-07-2021, 08:43 PM
» Replies: 358
» Views: 48,610
Good statement by a dwell...
Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic
Last Post: American Nomad Patriot
04-07-2021, 07:43 PM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 286
A little more camera fun
Forum: Blanch's Gallery
Last Post: Cammalu
04-07-2021, 06:36 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 136
Meet Faith
Forum: Recreational
Last Post: GypsyDogs
04-06-2021, 07:48 AM
» Replies: 407
» Views: 20,896
Getting Ready to Hit the ...
Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic
Last Post: rvpopeye
04-06-2021, 03:34 AM
» Replies: 26
» Views: 2,711

 
  A little more camera fun
Posted by: Blanch - 04-06-2021, 07:37 AM - Forum: Blanch's Gallery - Replies (4)

[Image: 3e678b2c70ce18ef40c1df2002a36948.jpg]
[Image: 556ac26f900982daa2a458567b250e0b.jpg]
[Image: 5164c587102022740dc7d3f64436a6a9.jpg]
[Image: 7eb075f21e08a2701d989089c1c8c340.jpg]

Had a little fun with a couple of very professional models!!!!
When they saw the pictures one of them said “that wasn’t there when you took the picture!”

[Image: 3b4fa2e8caa3b19f4f8d002acda0641f.jpg]

This was too much fun!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Print this item

  thinking rv roof coatings
Posted by: Blacktank - 04-04-2021, 11:07 AM - Forum: Recreational - Replies (20)

i'm thinking again so watch out

thinking about getting a 4x8 sheet of whatever and cut off my delamed bubbled with hairline cracks roof off and fiberglassing in a new one,also would give me a chance to put some proper insulation in,but lots of work

then again

might just get a couple gallons of rubber roof coating

anyone have experience with the coatings? would need a nice thick one,off white or light tan preferably

Print this item

  Feeback Sought – Roof Solar Affixed vs Brackets
Posted by: roadsideresident - 03-30-2021, 07:22 PM - Forum: Solar/Electrical - Replies (20)

Hi. If any of you have a recommendation for a place that installs solar atop van roofs around the areas between Southern CA / UT / AZ please share. I have medical conditions and cannot do it myself.

Also, is it better to have the solar affixed flat to the van or secured with brackets?

I have a new van (2020 model) under warranty so I want to reduce the risk of voiding the warranty. I just want to be able to be inside my large, tall cargo van for the day and have heat/cooling and do my e-chores on my laptop (150w).

I’m considering 2 places but I can’t pick one. I’m 50/50:

1) Solar Bill in Quartzsite, AZ
2) Solarzing in Saint George, Utah

Both companies guarantee their work.

➤ Pros & cons of Solar Bill in Quartzsite, AZ (they want to do secured with brackets)

• Pro: friendly staff, good follow thru with call backs
• Pro: seems confident
• Pro: adaptable to wiring thru rear back up camera instead of drilling as they initially wanted to do
• Pro: They have their own parts in-store (no need to wait for ordering)
• Con: They close from mid-April until sometime in November – it’s unclear if they’d be reachable during that 8 moth closure if a problem occurs 
• Con: Of 27 reviews they have 3.5 stars yet they reply do the bad reviewshttps://www.yelp.com/biz/solar-bill-quartzsite
• Con: Website is under construction

➤ Pros & cons of Solarzing in Saint George, Utah

• Pro: friendly staff, good follow thru with call backs
• Pro: adaptable to wiring thru rear back up camera instead of drilling as they initially wanted to do
• Pro: No known closures
• Pro: Website conveys professionalism  https://solarzing.com/Home
• Neutral: They order supplies/parts from a company – they check to ensure parts work before scheduling me to arrive
• Con: I find no reviews of them – no Yelp for example

What do you think? Thank you.

Print this item

  Photo Liz took just now
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-29-2021, 09:03 PM - Forum: YARC - No Replies

[Image: 52988958fbd18ad1a0d93327e67a4f65.jpg]

Print this item

  Nomadland Review By A Man Living In A Van
Posted by: roadsideresident - 03-28-2021, 07:05 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (25)

I review the film Nomandland which appears to be the first substantial film on the topic of a person opting to live out of an automobile instead of traditional housing. Living out of a van myself, I appreciated seeing this thoughtful depiction of vanlife. However the film omits addressing the criminalization of homelessness and how that impacts nomads living out of autos.

The film also omits acknowledging the co-existing types of people who live out of non-recreational autos: people who live in them due to poverty and are in-effect homeless; people who are in poverty and yet opt to live out of autos by choice; and people in property also opting to live out of autos by choice.

In the video I also share my experience meeting Nomadland actress Frances McDormand in 2018. 

I hope you enjoy my review of the film. How did you feel about the movie?



Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
   
Print this item

  A notch and the big story
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-28-2021, 06:59 PM - Forum: YARC - Replies (8)

This morning, while minding my own business, I saw a shocking site! I was supposed to pick up Maki at her camper to take her to the petroglyphs so headed out. It was 9 AM and looking to be a beautiful day until everything went caterwonkas. I had Kay, another nomad who parked in YARC Camp the previous year, with me so I wasn’t the only witness.

As we were heading into Spark camp, which is at least a mile from naked camp, and where Maki is parked, I was almost blinded by the site of JiminDenver with his pants down bending over and mooning someone! There were many people out and about and I decided to turn him in to the rangers.

Unfortunately it did so much damage to one of my eyes that I had to go to the ER in parker. They gave me medicine and a parch for my eye but I have to go to an eye Doctor tomorrow.

He ain’t right and a nomination is in order. I hereby nominate Jim In Denver for another ain’t right badge.

And now I’ll turn this over to Popeye and then the Badgenator.

Print this item

  Heeeeeeeelp ME Puuuuuuhleeeeease!
Posted by: Texjbird - 03-28-2021, 02:38 PM - Forum: Solar/Electrical - Replies (9)

This is the second time today I'm trying to post this also the third time in a week I've tried to post first two went into the black hole of where the hell they go before I can actually get them posted.

I have figured that I need probably at least 200 watts of solar to start with.  
I know that I am not up to mounting any solar panels anywhere at this time.  Also I'm not sure how long I'm going to have the a-liner and I do hope to travel later in the spring to Kentucky if even only with the van and Queenie and a tent and a sunroom at a generator and solar system I hope.

I'm thinking eventually of a 300 to 400 watt system.

I have a friend here in Alabama who has ordered a lot of things off of website called Wish SHE TOLD ME SHE'D NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH ANYTHING THAT SHOULD ORDERED OFF OF THAT WEBSITE HOWEVER I WAS GOING DOWN THE ROAD ABOUT 70 MILES AN HOUR AND I DIDN'T QUESTION HER ON IT I HAD FOUND IT AT HOME.

WISH SEEMS TO HAVE SOME OF THE CHEAPEST SOLAR I HAVE EVER SEEN OF COURSE I HAVEN'T SEEN A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT.  TODAY I SAW A I THINK IT WAS A 400 WATT PANEL WITH THE CONTROLLER AND IT WAS LIKE 50 BUCKS OR SOMETHING?  I JUST WONDER IF IT'S A GOOD DEAL.

THEY'RE ALSO ARE LISTINGS ALL NEW ITEMS FOR THE I THINK IT'S KAIROBI OR RYOBI MUAMO?  PORTABLE WI-FI ROUTER FOR $14 OR $25 OR $55 FROM VARIOUS SELLERS.  THE CHEAPEST PRICE ON THEIR OFFICIAL SITE FOR JUST ONE ROUTER IS $79 OR $89 SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AT THE EYELINER I HAVE NO INTERNET ACCESS.  AT MY FRIEND BOB'S PLACE THERE'S INTERNET OUT THE WAZOO HE HAS GOT A HUGE SYSTEM MAINLY BECAUSE HIS PACEMAKER NEEDS INTERNET TO COORDINATE WITH THE HOSPITAL AND HIS CPAP MACHINE THAT IS NOW BEEN UPGRADED TO ONE THAT NOT ONLY BREATHE IN BUT BREEZE OUT FOR HIM ALSO NEEDS INTERNET ACCESS.  HE HAS GOOD SERVICE WITH CENTURYLINK HE OFTEN HAS A 60 SOMETHING INCH FLAT SCREEN RUNNING MOVIES OFF THE INTERNET AND THEN HE'LL BE LOOKING AT SOMETHING ELSE ON THE INTERNET ON HIS CELL PHONE AT THE SAME TIME I WILL HAVE MY CELL PHONE UP HOOK TO HIS INTERNET AND SOMETIMES ONE OF MY TABLETS ALSO AT THE SAME TIME.  NO ISSUES SO FAR.

I WILL REALLY APPRAISE SHE ATE <<<<<I SWEAR IF I HAD A GOOD BB GUN OR A NICE 357 BLACKHAWK REVIVAL I SAID REVOLVER I GO HUNTING FOR A GOOGLE ASSISTANT I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO GET A LICENSE TO SHOOT ONE OF THEM AND I THINK IT'S OPEN SEASON ALL YEAR SOMEBODY COULD GET BACK TO ME ON THAT.

ANYWAYS ANY SUGGESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE OF ANY KIND WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED AND QUEENIE WON'T BITE YOU THE FIRST TIME WE SEE YOU.

OF COURSE I'M JUST SPEAKING FOR HER CUZ I'VE BEEN THE HEAD OF THIS PACK FOR TOO MANY MONTHS NOW THERE'S QUEENIE AND RAT DOG AND SIRE THE PITBULL AT TIMES SOMETIMES THE TWO LITTLE ONES SLEEP IN BED WITH ME IT'S A TWIN SIZE BED RAT DOG CAN JUMP OFF BUT CANNOT GET BACK ON SO HE WILL WHINE UNTIL HE WAKES ME UP AND THEN HE'LL FLOP OVER ON HIS BACK LIKE HE'S A DEAD DOG AND I EITHER HAVE TO TAKE A CHANCE ON FALLING OFF THE BED ON MY HEAD TRYING TO DRAG HIM BACK TO IT ONE HANDED WITH MY STUFF WITH MY HAND AROUND HIS STOMACH OR I HAVE TO ACTUALLY GET UP AND GET OUT OF BED WHICH DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A BAD DEAL UNLESS IT'S BEEN A REALLY BAD DAY AND MY ANKLES ARE LOCKED UP AND MY RIGHT KNEE IS TRYING TO GO OUT AND THEN IT COULD BE AN ISSUE I DON'T THINK SMUSHED RAT DOG WOULD WORK WELL WITH ANYBODY INCLUDING MYSELF.  THEN THERE'S CLEANING SHE CAN'T JUMP THAT HIGH AND SHE HAS REFUSED TO JUMP OFF OF ANYTHING EXCEPT A LOW CHAIR SINCE SHE WAS A PUPPY WHEN INSTEAD OF JUST GOING TO THE SIDE OF THE BED AND JUST JUMPING OFF SHE WENT AIRBORNE LANDED  LANDED 3 FT AWAY FROM THE BED ON TOP OF A THROW RUG THAT DID NOT HAVE A RUBBER BACKING ON A TILE FLOOR.

SO BASICALLY SHE BECAME AIRBORNE WHILE SHE WAS FLYING AND THEN SLEDDING WHEN SHE HIT THAT RUG.

HOSTA LUMBAGO JOLENE
I'VE BEEN PRACTICING ON MY SPANISH

Print this item

  The E BIKE Thread
Posted by: rvpopeye - 03-28-2021, 12:19 PM - Forum: Other - Replies (16)

I know some of us already have some of these and they are getting more popular .

Now , with so many types to choose from and one style (folding) recently taking over so it's hard to tell them apart too.

Are any real good , are any real bad , a great price or costs too much ?
Do ya love it but wish one thing was different ?
How many miles per charge , top speed , type of motor , HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGH ?
Basically anything E Bike.
Post vids of cool ones , or of your new toy .

Inquiring minds want to know.

Is there a "guru" among us ? 
A mad inventor ?

OK , I found one that actually looks cool too.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Ql3IJgyhg

Print this item

  Snapped this photo today
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-27-2021, 08:31 PM - Forum: YARC - Replies (5)

While going through the assembly line to get my second shot today I noticed the hat of the gal who was taking down my info. I asked her if I could take the photo. [Image: ef9490338d8d6c4531577ba75b9b9747.jpg]

Print this item

  Are Vanlifers Welcome To Post Our Videos Here?
Posted by: roadsideresident - 03-27-2021, 03:51 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (2)

Hi. Are those of us who make videos about living out of our autos (or related vids to nomad life) allowed to share posts with links to our videos? If yes, what's the best sub-section to post at?

Thank you.

Print this item