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  Summer 2018, where to?
Posted by: Queen - 05-20-2018, 01:00 PM - Forum: Other Topics - Replies (10)

Thought it would be fun to see where everyone is headed this summer.

We're leaving for Florida the last week of June, staying at a friend's beach house for July.  Then down to Key West for a couple of weeks, then roam up the gulf side to visit a friend.  After that who knows, may head home, may get to I-10 and turn left.

How about you??

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  Summer travels
Posted by: animalcannibal - 05-20-2018, 12:33 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (11)

Last year we spent 3 months in Co,Wy,and Mt.Gas prices are getting a little concerning so we are thinking about western N.C. and north Ga. this year.Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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  Your Vehicle, MPG, and mileage now
Posted by: MN C Van - 05-20-2018, 09:28 AM - Forum: Other - Replies (11)

'07 Grand Caravan 3.3L 4spd OD slushbox

24.5 MPG consistent at consistent 65MPH (accelerate like a grandpa on Valium) over 10,000 miles

231,000 miles

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  First road trip in 2012 Ford TC
Posted by: Mr.LooRead - 05-20-2018, 08:56 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (3)

I left last Thursday for NEVRland and returned early on Saturday due to the rain which limited the outdoor activities.

The TC averaged 28 mpg for the trip in which most of the return trip was in heavy rain with a headwind.

I bought a 20"x40" metal and plastic outdoor/indoor folding table (black in color to match the TC and which stows perfectly between the frig and rear door drivers side) at Walmart in route which provided an outdoor cooking area where I displayed my two stoves (alcohol and propane) but did not actually cook anything.
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As this was my first night sleeping on my new cot I had some comfort issues with my pilot's case (clothes storage) which was under the middle of the cot for support but my new XL orthopedic cushion from my driver's seat made for a luxurious accommodation.

I left my remotes for BOTH my 19" 12v TV AND my digital video player back at my Eagles Mere (nest) visithistoriceaglesmere.com/ condo so my new entertainment system as not operable and therefore cannot be reviewed at this time. My AM-FM-SW portable radio was my only entertainment and was hampered by not having my coaxial splitter installed therefore I did not have use of my outdoor magnetic mount antenna.

Upon arriving at NEVR (it's much like Bohemian Grove but only for part-time vandwellers) I secured my traditional parking assignment and my use of my new OxGord

Leveler Ramp Chock Multi-Leveling Blocks (Pack of 2) for RV and Trailer Wheels
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And finally I was able to use my two Dutch Military Surplus Cot Size Mosquito Netting, Olive Drab doubled up hung in both of the side sliding door openings via a bungee cord fastened to the roof racks with clothes pins that provide exception flow thru ventlation with the van in full sun.

And always remember that 
"Black Flies Lives Matter"

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  Which is better?
Posted by: Mr.LooRead - 05-20-2018, 07:05 AM - Forum: Solar - Replies (6)

One 20a charge controller with two 50 watt panels and two 30 watt panels


One 20a charge controller with two 50 watt panels


One 10a charge controller with two 30 watt panels

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  Blown tire
Posted by: animalcannibal - 05-19-2018, 10:01 AM - Forum: Mechanical Problems - Replies (12)

Blew a tire yesterday on the way to see the grandkids.Lucky that I was only 4 miles away at the time.I found a tire at a Walmart for $38.Of course the son in law doesn't have the 2 large screwdrivers and can of ether I need to change it.Sometimes I wonder about these kids.

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  Have you named your rig?
Posted by: Motrukdriver - 05-18-2018, 09:01 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (9)

I know a few folks have names for their rig.  Maybe we can start a list of rig names to go with member names.  Anna and I have been going round and round on what to name our TT and I think we've settled on one.   Desert Rose is the official name of our trailer.

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  Will it be the one?
Posted by: American Nomad Patriot - 05-18-2018, 11:54 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (11)

As many of yall know I'm searching constantly for the "right" shuttle/transit bus for my new home. I'm sick of the huge 5th wheel I am in. The last couple buses I looked at were either too much money (out of my price range) or were piles of crap. But I keep looking. That's half part of the adventure isn't it?  Well, I was headed to a "Mom& Pop" restaurant today to pick up lunch for the work crew and I. I passed this bus. I noticed it before about 2 weeks ago. This time I slowed down and took down the address. Either time it didn't appear there was anyone home. But seeing as the there is no tall grass growing around it I will imagine that it moves. Well, since the eatin' place is a small town diner I talked to the owner and left my name and # with a note that if he could fond out how I can contact the owner and meet with them that I would reward him $50.00 for his trouble. He said it may take him a day or two. But there enough local people that come through there that he should be able to get the info soon.  So we'll see where this "road" takes me. 
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  Gunny update
Posted by: Gary - 05-18-2018, 10:05 AM - Forum: Vandwelling News - Replies (1)

made the first post into a little memorial https://vandwellerforum.com/showthread.p...9#pid23999

dont know about a burial site or if they are going to release him back to nature,if we find out it will be added to the post

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Posted by: Texjbird - 05-16-2018, 07:17 PM - Forum: YARC - Replies (10)

Angry  On a old video by "BC truck rebuilder" or some such guy I commented  "Not Funny" four days ago.  Reckon it was a good thing I didn't go with my gut reaction which was "N_ T _ F_ _ _ _Y M_ _ _ _ _R F _ _ _  _ R.  Took the pore ol' thang 4 days to come up with F___ Y___.

I wonder what he'll come up with next?  My response included but was not limited to " "Bubba, Yo Mama, and the horse you rode in on.


Some folk just can't take criticism.  Wink

I gots way too much time on my hands since I'm sposed to stay out of the sun, don't over do things, and stay on top of my food intake and insulin 4 X daily.  DRs are party poopers! Tongue


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