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  cool old buses
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-11-2019, 11:47 PM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (4)

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  Dodge Conversion Van
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-11-2019, 11:44 PM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (1)

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  1961 Ford delivery step van
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-11-2019, 11:43 PM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - No Replies

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was thinking about getting something like this but would have to get a modern truck to swap the body onto

chevy has an all aluminum model https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-c...-kurbside/

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  Is Google Taking Over?
Posted by: Texjbird - 03-10-2019, 04:58 PM - Forum: Wifi/Cellular/Computers - Replies (3)

Well I'm not sure how I did it      I've managed to get YouTube on a Poloroid tablet without going thru Google Play Store.

Now when I want to comment I'm being notified that by posting a comment I am making a YouTube channel and accept their terms of service.  That my full name will be noted with my public comment.

Huh  To Me This Is a WTF Moment To  Infinity   Angry

I have no idea why this is happening or how to stop it.

Any   Ideas or instructions will be  deeply appreciated.

I still can't get YouTube on the Verizon Ellipsis tablet.  Its 4g. ( whatever that means ) It has way more features that I'd like to use.  Although on this one I can type using a microphone.  Goggle struggles to understand my accent.  That's a PITA for real

Jewell Ann

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Posted by: rvpopeye - 03-10-2019, 12:28 PM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (4)

Can't get rid of it all ?
Take it with you ! Wink


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  NC is a crappy place - for solar
Posted by: TWIH - 03-10-2019, 05:59 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (10)

Hi all,

Having left Phoenix to come out to the Raleigh NC area to be with my son’s family, I’ve noticed something... duhh. Its green here and brown there. I know, startling.   Tongue

Anyway, I have been thinking that it’s been an extra wet and overcast winter, which it probably has, yet I finally got around to looking up climate data and “what do you know”, the Raleigh area averages between 3 and 5 inches of RAIN every month, all year. That means unless its near the tropics and gets daily afternoon deluges (which it isn’t), the days are not particularly clear and sunny here...  Huh

I’ve noticed that there isn’t a single house anywhere in my driving area that has solar panels installed, nor any business.  I have seen 2, count em’, 2 commercial solar “fields” that were quite small, like sub 30 panels.  That’s it.  

Here’s Raleigh climate data (from currentresults.com):
% of sunreaching the ground: 58%. Hours of sunshine annually: 2606. Clear days annually: 111

Here’s Phoenix:
% sunshine reaching the ground: 85%. Hours of sunshine annually: 3872. Clear days annually: 211

Sheesh!  I’ve often thought that “today would stink for trying to charge batteries” over this fall and winter, recently (February) after a streak of 9 days basically without visible sun I realized that solar out here frankly isn’t very viable.

If I hang out around here most of the year (likely), I won’t be installing solar on any van I end up with, which begs the question, “what am I going to do if I want a 12v compressor fridg and other electrical items?”  Running a gennie isn’t going to work in an urban area, and I’m not confident that a battery to battery charger system would gain me much either.  Poo.

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  Night Owls
Posted by: Texjbird - 03-09-2019, 10:31 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (8)

Smile  Hi Y'all

Are Q and I the only nocturnal creatures here?

My natural circadian rythms have always been up at night and sleep in the day time.  Even as child I struggled with this.
I'd lay there with my mind going like a whirlwind while those around me slept.  When I was older I'd hide in closets and under beds with a flashlight and a blanket and read.   Sometimes I'd get caught and was punished.  When I was older and had my first pony I'd roam the fields and creekside at night.  A few times I was caught sleeping beside my pony.  Then all hell really broke loose Huh

Luckily when I met my future husband he worked from 4pm to 12am.  We actually had to take my Mama/Grandmother out with us after Gary got off one Friday to show her that not only Motels and Honky Tonks were open for business after the Seven Eleven stores closed at 11pm.   We took her to the Circle Bowling Alley just off Harry Hines Blvd. In Dallas Texas.  Mama and Papa were both league bowlers in the 1940s if not earlier.

 If you Google  Harry Hines It's now noted as the Street to Tough to Die in Dallas Texas.  It wasn't so rough when I was sixteen.  Gary was raised within blocks of Harry Hines and two of our first homes were in the area and also two Honky Tonks where I bartended. During many years of Bar/Club work I only had to call for LEO help once.  I was usually able to settle things down on my own.  Being the Gentle Southern Flower that I am.  I think my Attitude and Demenor may have had something  to do with that.

So am I The Lone Stranger here or not?

Quiet night Boondocking will be a challenge for me. 
 I'll need some lights to read by.  Or music or YouTube or my sewing machine powered up.

  Now if I had some sort of night vision apparatus that might keep me occupied.

Jewell Ann and QUEENIE

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  Help Me Rhonda! Or Anyone!
Posted by: Texjbird - 03-09-2019, 09:32 PM - Forum: Vandwelling News - Replies (3)

Angry   For some reason I keep getting logged out on CRVL.   


I've tried three times tonight jumping through the hoops to get a new password.

Can anyone here with " Dual Citizenship " reach out to someone there and get me a new password sent to my email?

In the past it has taken days for me to get help. Patience has Never NEVER been one of my virtues  Angel

Thanks if you can Help and it's O.K. if you can't

Jewell Ann and QUEENIE

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  U Tube rabbit holes
Posted by: Blacktank - 03-09-2019, 12:12 AM - Forum: YARC - Replies (20)

You know when you start watching utube and after an hour or two you end up watching stuff you never knew about by clicking on the recomended? well this thread is about discussing what you came across

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  Starting another quilt
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-08-2019, 08:49 AM - Forum: Hobbies - Replies (6)

I started another quilt. The fabric is very thin (Indian sari stuff) so its kinda delicate. Can’t throw it in the washer every week that’s for sure. I bought the fabric several years ago not knowing that I had to have a certain type of fabric for a quilt. I bought it off of eBay which means I didn’t know how thin it was anyway.

So, I’m thinking a light summer quilt. Very simple pattern. [Image: d0490ec452b7a1e2eee0b05286c5bd2f.jpg]

I have a long way to go but this is the start.

My other quilt top is finished and I wanted to use thinsulate for the batting as my mother is a 100 lbs popsicle that needs the extra warmth. I thought of using the thinsulate after reading the van forums forever as insulation of various types is so often mentioned.

I’m working with traditional quilters and everything I do differently gets me a sideways eyeball. They all use poly or cotton or wool blended batting and the mention of anything different well...

They also (mostly) send their quilts out to be quilted on a long arm machine. It’s super expensive but the results are beautiful and intricate. I got to looking at them and realized that all the batting would be super squashed down as the stitching is not very far apart at all. I asked them wouldn’t this take away from the warmth of the quilt to compress the batting to nothing. More sideways eyeballing.

Anyway, I’m going to do the quilting and it will be done as far apart as Is reasonable to keep the insulating properties for Mom. I like pretty but
want functional also.

This is a good example of what they want in quilting. I’m afraid I’m going to fail miserably

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