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



Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Forum Statistics
» Members: 120
» Latest member: advanturesome
» Forum threads: 1,220
» Forum posts: 22,367

Full Statistics

Online Users
There are currently 45 online users.
» 4 Member(s) | 41 Guest(s)
GotSmart, Motrukdriver, Vesper

Latest Threads
Hummingbird visit
Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic
Last Post: Wabbit
17 minutes ago
» Replies: 8
» Views: 75
YouTube Music Video Links
Forum: YARC
Last Post: CosmicVanna
24 minutes ago
» Replies: 444
» Views: 13,889
Little House on the Road
Forum: Vandwelling News
Last Post: Motrukdriver
26 minutes ago
» Replies: 0
» Views: 7
Fully Encrypted Email
Forum: Links/Apps
Last Post: CosmicVanna
29 minutes ago
» Replies: 1
» Views: 18
96 Dodge - fuel gage stop...
Forum: Mechanical Problems
Last Post: CosmicVanna
41 minutes ago
» Replies: 17
» Views: 130
I’m launched
Forum: Travel Log
Last Post: Cammalu
58 minutes ago
» Replies: 32
» Views: 817
What made you happy today...
Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic
Last Post: Queen
4 hours ago
» Replies: 44
» Views: 2,962
Targa Newfoundland Rally ...
Forum: Gatherings and Meetups
Last Post: Mr.LooRead
5 hours ago
» Replies: 1
» Views: 23
Another reason to hate ge...
Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic
Last Post: justjim
6 hours ago
» Replies: 40
» Views: 905
Verizon unlimited 4G $5 a...
Forum: Wifi/Cellular
Last Post: Blanch
6 hours ago
» Replies: 13
» Views: 281

  Little House on the Road
Posted by: Motrukdriver - 26 minutes ago - Forum: Vandwelling News - No Replies

Looks like Rob and Carolyn have their new truck shell built after the fire that destroyed their pop up camper.  If you don't know them or visit their YT channel or FB page, they left to go do their weekly live YT broadcast and when they got back someone had set their pop up on fire.  Burned to the ground and they pretty much lost everything.  That was several weeks ago.  Rob got busy and build a camper shell to live in on the back of his pickup truck and last night they spent the first night in it.  Pretty awesome recovery.  If you get a chance, look up their channel and send some love....  good folks.  Oh, and they are doing a lot of east coast camping so if anyone has questions about how to go about that they would be a great resource.

Print this item

  Fully Encrypted Email
Posted by: CosmicVanna - 1 hour ago - Forum: Links/Apps - Replies (1)


Free encrypted email. 
Has apps available for smart devices, tablets/phones, both Android and majority of the others.

Print this item

  Targa Newfoundland Rally 9/17-21-18
Posted by: Mr.LooRead - 6 hours ago - Forum: Gatherings and Meetups - Replies (1)

Who's with me for a road trip to maritime Canada (NB NS NF PEI) starting in August 2018?


On the Rock with the Trailer Park Boys: 
The Targa Newfoundland Rally


Print this item

  a complete solar hydronic van heating system
Posted by: Mr.LooRead - 9 hours ago - Forum: Heating/Air Conditioning - No Replies

[Image: m808675036_1.jpg?1478785270]

Print this item

  Upstate NY gathering
Posted by: VanTraveler - Today, 05:12 AM - Forum: Gatherings and Meetups - No Replies

This will be our third NEVR (NorthEast Vandweller Rendezvous. Space is limited but there is room for a few more rigs. If anyone is in the area and would like to stop by let me know. The dates are May 17-20 and it is held about 45 minutes southwest of Albany NY. It is a small venue with a handful of good folk sitting around the campfire having a good time. That's all it is.


"Where trees Outnumber Man is a Good Place"


Print this item

  Shameless research request. AC Air Cond.
Posted by: Scott7022 - Today, 12:53 AM - Forum: Heating/Air Conditioning - Replies (4)

Ok, I need a hand or help even. I have been doing research on an AC for a camper.
Can't be on the roof. 
Can't be hanging out of a window or wall.

It can be a split system.
It can mount on the floor and go out into the unused space provided by a slide in camper. Or directly out if I flatbed the build.
I don't care what it costs. 

I need 8000 to 12000 btu and I thought I had found the solution going with a boat split system but all the ones I could find use a seawater intake. Obviously, that cooked that idea. Surely this is possible in 2018. 

The issue is searching from the Ukraine I get European results I find all sorts of cool Truma units that would work but I have to ship it here and then bring it there (so many items can't ship to the USA) and while I can get around the 220-volt issues by putting the Mac computers video editing equipment from BlackMagic designs, and AC on the same circuit (Mac and Black M is Aussie company and will take 220) and going 12 volt for everything else i'd rather not.  

The issues are:
Space or lack thereof 
Design challenges of the build
lack of equipment availability that side of the pond. 
Lack of sufficient grey matter in this area of expertise. 

Right now I am set on a Truma Saphire AC unit with a soft start system. But that pushes the 220 requirements. Power won't be an issue as I have 500 usable amp hours of battery and can pull 500 amps continuous at 12 volts. A thirty amp service generator and a hybrid inverter (allows part of the load to be pulled from the batteries if the generator can't keep up). But everything being 220 it gets a lot stupid very quickly and limits later use for other stuff. Scott can I plug into your rig for a bit? Sorry, It will only release the magic smoke if you do. Or the inevitable OPPS factor with this stupid design. 

But I can't find anything searching from here! Even if I plug USA only I get European or Aussie stuff.

Can we mash our collective squishy grey matter's together on this issue?

Russian saying "If you can solve a problem with money then it wasn't a problem."


Print this item

  Damn it hot
Posted by: justjim - Yesterday, 10:25 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (6)

It was 97 F at the Quechan casino the last few days. It was 100 F here in Ehrenberg and will be 106 F at Mohave Valley where I visit a friend tomorrow. The little Air conditioner gave up the ghost a few days ago and I worry about Max. I have been wetting him with a spray bottle and then putting him in front of the fans but I know he is getting stressed.

A cool shower may have helped if the water in the fresh tank wasn't so warm that I didn't need the water heater.

The A/C is under warranty but it will take too long to get a new one so I think I will pick up a Chico 6400 BTU A/C that pulls 500w and putting it back in the front window. Even the 5000 BTU was more effective up there and could keep the trailer down to 80 F in 105 F heat. It just was not that effective mounted in the center or the trailer and was lucky to knock 10 degrees off.

Stay cool kids

Print this item

  Hummingbird visit
Posted by: Wabbit - Yesterday, 03:14 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (8)

Sitting outside in the shade browsing the internet and I hear a real close fluttering. Thought it was going to be a big bug flying around. Looked up from my screen and there was a Hummingbird about 6 inches from my knee. Stayed about 2-3 seconds then flew of. The Pic is the pants it was checking out, must of thought maybe flowers. Had a big fat Hummingbird land on a Risk(board game) board in Iowa last summer. The game board and playing bits are pretty colorful to, so pretty sure the colors is what attracts them. Gave me one of those silly grins you get sometimes. 


Print this item

  96 Dodge - fuel gage stopped working after big bump
Posted by: Wabbit - Yesterday, 12:07 PM - Forum: Mechanical Problems - Replies (17)

I bottomed out on something leaving an area in Prescott NF. I thought the rear bumper had hit at first. Fuel gage stopped working. Am not positive the fuel tank hit anything. Was a solid thunk and it makes sense that the rear bumper caught the road because of the road condition. 

Will just fill up before I hit 300 miles, but any ideas if it's something silly? I'm thinking wires got knocked off or something inside tank. Don't have the inclination to drop the tank atm(never done it), hoping it can wait till late fall. Thnx. 

96 Dodge B3500 5.9l 360 with a Z Vin.

Print this item

  FREE! Sound Effects from the BBC
Posted by: Optimistic Paranoid - Yesterday, 06:27 AM - Forum: Pictures & Photography - No Replies

Those of you making YouTube videos may find this useful:


Print this item