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Test post
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Exclamation A message to our NON Posting Account Members
Posted by: Kyz - 11-30-2022, 09:21 AM - Forum: Forum News - Replies (12)

We will be pruning the forum member database on 1 Feb 23. If you have an account but have never posted, the account will be deleted.

This forum has been running for a few years now, and it’s time to cull the member database. As a group of “bandwidth challenged” individuals, we want to reduce bandwidth in the areas we can without sacrificing content. Of importance also is the fact that this forum runs on the lowest bandwidth tier available on the hosting site. And while we are not in danger of hitting that data cap, we want to stay proactive. Also, we are a small, tight-knit community and we want to feel confidence in sharing our personal lives (as so many of us do). As a result, we ask two simple things:

1. Register to see posts below the first section (Forum Announcements).
2. Post at least one post, preferably introducing yourself. (We accept all members…from those currently living in a vehicle, those thinking about it/planning it, or anyone mildly curious. We do hope to hear from you more than once.)

A quick review shows that more than half the member’s database is composed of non-posting accounts. We are deleting those accounts starting 1 Feb 23. The Registration Agreement has been updated, informing new members of the requirement to post at least one post within 2 weeks of joining.

If any accounts are being held by spammers, it’s likely to be in this group, so it helps clean that up also. The end result will be invisible to current users, except that the site may get a tiny bit faster after cleaning up the list. These people have never posted, so no content will be lost.

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  GETTING READY TO FOLD UP AND MOVE THE EYELINER ALSO WORKING ON T
Posted by: Texjbird - 11-29-2022, 08:21 AM - Forum: Vandwelling News - Replies (1)

MY FRIEND DEB IS CURRENTLY STAYING HERE AT THE HOUSE WITH QUEENIE RATT 
 DAWG AND I.

YESTERDAY AFTER CLEANING OUT THE MIDDLE PART OF THE VAN WE WENT OUT AND TOTALLY FILLED IT UP WITH THINGS FROM THE.   EYELINER MAINLY FOOD STORAGE AND THINGS FOR THE VAN AND A LINER .   SOMETIME THIS WEEK PAUL, BOB'S BROTHER WILL BRING HIS BIG MONSTER FORD TRUCK TO TOW THE EYELINER OVER HERE.PARKING IWHERE I CAN HAVE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY. THEN IT WILL GET A GOOD CLEANING AND THE NEW AIR CONDITIONER INSTALLED IN THE SIDE OF IT.  ALL THE SYSTEMS ON THE EYELINER WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE WE TRAVEL WITH IT.   AT LEAST I HOPE WE GET TO TRAVEL WITH. I'VE BEEN PAYING ON IT PAYING ON IT FOR YEARS AND IT'S ONLY BEEN MOVED TWICE ONCE FROM MARIANNA FLORIDA UP TO ALABAMA AND THEN FROM STORAGE IN ALABAMA OVER TO THE RV PARK.

I STILL SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO RAISE IT BY MYSELF.   RIGHT NOW THE SAFARI NEEDS MORE ATTENTION THAN THE EYELINER DOES. THE 25-YEAR-OLD CARPET DEFINITELY NEEDS TO COME OUT ESPECIALLY ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE. THE REAR SUSPENSION ON IT NEEDS TO BE BEEFED UP AND IT WOULD REALLY BE NICE IF MORE THAN ONE WINDOW IN THE FRONT OF IT ROLLED UP AND DOWN AND MORE THAN ONE DOOR COULD BE OPENED IN THE CAB OF IT.  I REPLACE THE BACK DOOR LOCK ALL THE LOCKING MECHANISM INSIDE THE DOOR AND HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO OPEN THEM FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW. IT'S JUST ONE THING AFTER THE OTHER. IF ALL MY THINGS WERE FULLY OPERATIONAL AND I WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO TAKE THE EYELINER AND GO SOMEWHERE I PROMISE SHOCK WOULD PROBABLY KILL ME AND I DIE OF A STROKE AND THERE WOULD BE RAT DOG AND QUEENIE I JUST WONDER WHICH ONE OF THEM THINKS THEY'RE BIG ENOUGH TO DRIVE THE DAMN SAFARI.

I WAS A LITTLE UPSET AT ONE POINT A COUPLE DAYS AGO AND JUST WENT AND GOT IN THE VAN AND HAULED ASS UP THE ROAD.  I WASN'T GONE LONG AND WHEN I CAME BACK PAUL ASKED ME WHAT SIZE ENGINE DO YOU HAVE IN THAT VAN?  I TOLD HIM IT WAS A 4.6 AND THAT SOMEONE ON THE FORUM HAD EXPLAINED TO ME BASICALLY THAT IT WAS AN OLD SCHOOL GM 350 WITH THE TWO FRONT CYLINDERS CUT OFF OF IIT SO I COULDUNDERSTAND THE TRUE POWER/POTENTIAL OF THE ENGINE.   HE WAS SMILING AND SHAKING HEAD HE SAID DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU STEP ON THAT GAS IN A HURRY THAT YOUR FRONT WHEELS ALMOST COME UP OFF THE GROUND?  MY REPLY WAS ONLY ALMOST.......... DAMN THING MUST NEED SOME MORE TWEAKING.

BREAK TIMES OVER AND A HALF FULL VAN IS CALLING MY NAME FROM THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE.


SO FAR THIS MORNING THE ONLY EXCITEMENT AROUND HERE IS WHEN A SCHOOL BUS DROVE DOWN THE ROAD OUT FRONT. ALL OF A SUDDEN CLEANING AND RAT DOG COME BUSTING OUT OF THE HOUSE LIKE THEY WERE TRYING TO TO FIND SOMETHING OR SOMEONE TO GIVE A GOOD CHEWING ON. HE GETS REAL EXCITED WHEN HE HEARS LOUD OR BIG ENGINES.  THEN THEY CAME RIGHT BACK IN AND TOOK ANOTHER MORNING NAP.  THESE ARE TWO SPOILED PUPS, HOWEVER THEY ARE WELL WORTH IT. 

JEWEL I AM ......... I SAID JEWELLANN!!!!!!!!  STUPID TALK TO TEXT

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  Test post
Posted by: Texjbird - 11-29-2022, 07:38 AM - Forum: Vandwelling News - Replies (1)

I'm looking to see if a new post actually pops up first or goes to the end of the line past pages already in the thread

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  The Q and I have lost another friend
Posted by: Texjbird - 11-22-2022, 09:36 PM - Forum: In Memoriam - Replies (3)

I am invoking the plausible diability clause on any misspelled words, miss used words, or lack of punctuation on both this and all future posts that I make here.

Y'all May notice that Queenie and I still have our eyeliner to live in.

Early this last Saturday Bob passed away.  I first met he and his family back in 1981 when I moved from Texas back to Alabama where my grandfather who adopted me was born up around Birmingham.  I reconnected at that time with one of my half sisters.  Our biological mother and her father in various other relatives that I had never met previously.

Bob's father and my biological mother or in the same orphans home in 1939 in Oklahoma.     Many years later Paul my sister's father and Roland Bob's father were in the military in the army and we're based at various places all around the world.  They ended up buying property just outside fort Rucker and building homes on it.  The ironic part about that is neither one of them knew who their neighbor was going to be.  The story is Bob's dad looked out one day and saw the property next door being cleared and he thought oh thank God somebody's bought the jungle next door and is clearing it out.  A few days later he saw the same pick up again I went next door to invite his soon-to-be new neighbor to either a cold beer or a cold glass of sweet tea.

Bob had stage 4 cancer in both lungs and that was on top of being nearly blind a really bad diabetic and having a pacemaker.  He died the way he wanted to in his own home in his bed and had given orders that his body was not to be displayed that if any family wanted to come and say a final goodbye that would be fine but he was scheduled for a rapid cremation. Since I'm such a night owl I usually stayed up all night doing laundry washing dishes sitting in the kitchen at the table working on various things and The neighbor next door would come in around 6:00 and have breakfast and speak with Bob and visit with him and then she would go home I'd usually get up summer time around 9:00 or 10:00 after a good nap and he passed away sometime between her leaving around 7:00 and another friend of mine who had come to stay with us to help with Bob called at 9:00 a.m. and talk to Bob and let him know that she was on her way back to the house and he passed away before she got here.

He didn't dwell on his pending death a lot not verbally with others and he kept a good sense of humor even up until the night before he passed away.  Sometimes he would use two different types of oxygen and he would have a canola going into his nose and then he would have a mask over his nose also to assist in his breathing.  He was a restless sleeper sometimes the first thing to go in the night would be his mask if we were lucky he didn't turn over and pull off the whole machine into the floor that was okay I knew how that's a tough machine I've had to put two or three pieces of plastic back on at once but it didn't stop.

Usually in his restless sleep he'd take the mask off and pitch it over his shoulder and it land somewhere on the bed if not the floor.   I'd often fuss at him and ask him depending on where that mask and landed if he could breathe better through his butt than he could so his nose with the mask back there and he he would always laugh at that one and he'd say well I don't think it's working well tonight and we'd get him all put back together and he'd go back to sleep.

Queenie's brother Ratt Dawg is joining our Merry Band.  We may stay here at Bob's home or we may hit the road in the Safari & eyeliner<<<<<{some things never change} Angry  they both need some work the Safari more than the eyeliner I believe.

Jewellann and the Merry Band

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  Can't see some threads?
Posted by: Kyz - 10-21-2022, 05:15 PM - Forum: Forum News - No Replies

Are you an unregistered guest? Want to see more threads? Join us! Membership is free!

If you're a member who has forgotten your password or having some difficulty, use the contact us link at the bottom of any page and send a message. Please be patient as we don't check e-mail daily.

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  Changing Password and other things on this forum
Posted by: Kyz - 09-30-2022, 01:59 PM - Forum: Useful Information - No Replies

We've had a few questions on how do I change my password, etc. I've attached a PDF of how you can get to the area to make changes to your account. Also, you can always ask one of the mods/admins, especially if you've been locked out of your account (look for the "contact us" at the bottom of any page on the forum).

Hope this helps.



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  Finally found this Forum
Posted by: Nctry - 09-14-2022, 01:21 PM - Forum: Welcome Center - Replies (14)

Expanding my horizons an added this forum to keep an eye on. Already spent time in pirate camp, have my yarc sticker... got a good taste of the good life. Probably spend a lot more time out west and on this forum if you’ll have me.

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  Video Embedding Seems Not Working
Posted by: roadsideresident - 09-05-2022, 08:18 PM - Forum: Forum Issues/Suggestions - Replies (4)

Hi Mods, 

The forum offers an option to embed videos it seems (film looking icon above text feild). 

Yet when I try to post with an embedded vid from YouTube I keep getting error message: "You cannot post clickable links to this forum threads and posts."

Please help.

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  Vandwelling in the blood
Posted by: Unlocking Freedom - 09-04-2022, 12:21 PM - Forum: Welcome Center - Replies (14)

It is 4th September, summer is ended, raining in the UK.

Despite my home that i am renting, elderly father upstairs (who is doing well), I prefer to be outside every night in van conversion.

The rock'n'roll bed appeals to me more, feeling the presence of the outdoor atmosphere, rather than being in the brick home i pay the landlord for.

Even as a child i always wanted a motorhome, just wanting that freedom.

It is not easy to put into words, so that is why the forum is required.

Are we just different? Connecting to some deep power and electromagnetic energy in the Earths "Ley Lines". Cool

Or are just sad weirdos typing on their laptop in a van. Huh

   

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  sizing down and solar
Posted by: Unlocking Freedom - 08-28-2022, 01:04 PM - Forum: Welcome Center - Replies (2)

My first build was an Iveco Daily LWB, high roof, 6 solar panels permanently fixed to roof, inverters, charge controllers, multiple batteries, fridge, large custom made bed that fold down from wall, washing machine dryer, diesel heater under floor, simple shower tub, LPG gas tank cooker, 12 volt water pump, curtain, porta potti, lived in that for 3 years full time, traveled many countries.

Now I am in a much smaller Vauxhall Vivaro 2016, rock n roll bed, portable folding solar panel, small jackery that charges during driving, LPG gas tank heater,porta potti, folding shower tub, 12 volt pump, water container that i pick up hot water from a tap during travels.

Once you have lived with large vehicle you can decipher what is essential. The only main difference is folding bed sheets inside a large vehcile or folding bed sheets outside in a smaller vehicle.

printernational.co.uk/timmann/vans.htm

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