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  Ain’t right at all
Posted by: Cammalu - 06-27-2022, 07:23 PM - Forum: The Lost Y.A.R.C. - Replies (1)

Definitely chimp shenanigans and not gorilla like it says.


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  Becoming a Hobo
Posted by: Gypsyjoe - 06-27-2022, 05:23 AM - Forum: Chat around the campfire - Replies (17)

Some of you will find my story rather bizaar and hopefully a little interesting. My story begins at a rather young age also, I grew up on a farm and one of my "chores" was driving around the farm in a tractor trailer or better known as a semi. My step dad had a "hammer" which is nothing more than a pile driver and is used on oil rigs to drive in the casing for oil wells. He had to work all the time and when I was 10 years old he had just worked a 90 hour week and needed to get the hammer down to Texas right away and we lived in northern Michigan. He came to me and said, "you've been driving the semi around the farm for several years now, do you think you could handle it on the highway?" I said I could, so began probably the biggest adventure of my life, I drove from Michigan to Texas. The rules were simple if I came up to scale or got pulled over I had to be sure he was sitting in the drivers seat. Thus I made that long drive.[/size][/font][/size][/color]

Nothing much happened for the next four years other than driving the occasional trip in the semi then came a low point in my life. My step dad was killed in a oil rig accident.

At this point I began giving my mom gray hair, she would send me to school in the morning and hope and pray I made it to school. As I was notorious for walking out to the highway and sticking my thumb out and calling my mom a week or so later and saying "hey mom, guess where I'm at, I'm in Florida or I'm in California" or wherever I happened to be at the moment. Mind you I was never a runaway, I always went home. Mom gave up calling the law after the 2nd or 3rd time as she knew I would be home shortly.

Life continued like this until until I found my calling, I hooked up with a carnival and became a rider in the "Ball of Death" which is a large cage shaped like a ball that 5 motorcycles ride around in at the same time putting on a show for the audience. Traveling with the show I have lived in everything from the bunkhouse which is a semi trailer with a lot of bunks in it to travel trailers to vans. My favorite is a class b RV which is basicly just a hi top van with the ammenties. I have owned numerous of them, all chevy's except one Ford or as I call it the mistake. By the way the crowds love it when you crack up in the ball although I prefer NEVER to crack up, it hurts.

Some place in the early years I got a tatoo on my right forearm of a hobo, because that is what I am. I don't know if any of you know what the difference is between a hobo and a bum is, but a bum is a bum, but a hobo is far more noble. They also travel, but a hobo works for a living! I was 30 years old when I got that tatoo in prison. Yes, I said in prison, I'm not proud but yes I tried that out too.

I continued living in my vans and riding my motorcycle in the ball up till 2007 when I tried out my ultimate motorhome, a "Dixie Chopper" lawnmower trying to break the Guinness world record for the worlds longest lawnmower ride and raising funds for my favorite charity the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Here are a couple links to newspaper articles about the ride. https://www.telegram.com/story/news/loca...948979007/ or https://www.stignacenews.com/articles/la...s-america/ or https://www.sunjournal.com/2007/03/19/la...ower-ride/  any one of the 3 links basically covers it. My avatar is a picture of me on the lawnmower.

I continue in the ball until 2010 when I retired because of a injury in the ball that made me a quadrapalegic for the better part of 2 years. Since then I have traveled up until about a year and a half ago when a semi turned over on my MH and took my legs. Now I live in my prius until I get my passport and then its off to Switzerland.

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  LiFePo4. 12v 400amp
Posted by: RoamingKat - 06-08-2022, 04:39 AM - Forum: Member buy,sell and trade - Replies (2)

I am replacing my batteries.   They are 5 years old.
About 18 months ago I nearly drained them completely.    After charging back up, they appear to be working fine…but, as I have added a bigger load this summer,  I think I am seeing that they might have lost 10-20% of their original capacity.    They were fine until I added a freezer and then swamp cooler.   (My daily use when to about 240 amps)

So…I figure they still have 50% lifespan left in them.    

They have the bottom balancers built in.   I am including the top balancers.    There is no BMS….but easy enough to handle.   

I will offer them free to this community first.   pickup in Deming, New Mexico.

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Posted by: GotSmart - 06-04-2022, 03:00 AM - Forum: Health,Fitness and Hygiene - Replies (15)

I believe that I already has started this thread once, but it “vanished “. 

Alpha Gal is the short name for a condition caused by the bite of a Lone Star tick. It creates an allergy to mammal products. Milk and cheese. Beef and pork. Anything containing a trace of one of those products.

99% of candy contains some milk products. Lactose pharmaceutical filler. Anything gummy   McDonald’s French Fry’s are pre cooked in beef tallow. So anything cooked on their fryers is cross contaminated. Zaxbys chicken is prepared in a milk bath.  Even the Italian dressing at Olive Garden has dairy. 

Most food places have a disclaimer saying that they are unable to protect against cross contamination so sorry if you die. 

I will be posting alternative foods for those unlucky enough to get bit. Use your Deet folks.

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  Just another white van
Posted by: VanlifeWired - 05-31-2022, 10:38 PM - Forum: Welcome Center - Replies (21)


New inmate joining up.  Looking forward to learning new stuff and sharing some of my building.

Thank you!


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  scary smoke
Posted by: Kyz - 05-30-2022, 07:17 PM - Forum: Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp - Replies (23)

Was outside for a bit, came inside to no power. Found the outside breaker tripped. Came back inside and kept hearing a clicking noise from under my sink. Found this thing was making the noise and some smoke coming from it (not constant but every few seconds). Slightly warm to the touch but not hot. I've asked in the owners group what it was to, but all I get is that it needs to be replaced, it failed, etc. I've turned all breakers off except the main, AC, and "GP." The yellow part has 20 amp on it and my only 20 amp breaker is the microwave, but when I tested that, it wasn't the problem. So far with just those breakers on I'm getting no clicking and no smoke.

No outlets are on now with what I have off, but my 12v stuff is working and the coach batteries are charging (so my fridge will keep running).

I leave Wednesday to get the mobile tech guy to fix other things, so hoping he's qualified to fix this too. Ugh. I'll be sending him another message with these pictures.

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  YARC stuff
Posted by: Cammalu - 05-30-2022, 04:11 PM - Forum: The Lost Y.A.R.C. - Replies (9)

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Posted by: GotSmart - 05-30-2022, 05:52 AM - Forum: Chat around the campfire - Replies (6)

The US did not manage to crack the top 10 list of places to live that the quality of life was up to the work environment. 

Perhaps that is contributing to the number of forced nomads. What do you think?

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Posted by: GotSmart - 05-29-2022, 05:01 PM - Forum: The Lost Y.A.R.C. - Replies (4)

This is no way political,racist, or advocating harm to animals. 

Who else wants Cow Tipping as an Olympic sport?   Big Grin

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  Meteor Showers early am May 31st
Posted by: rvpopeye - 05-27-2022, 04:17 AM - Forum: The Lost Y.A.R.C. - Replies (10)

Massive meteor showers.
Up to 100,000 per hour !
 peaking ~1am 

Hope you have clear skies .. Big Grin

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