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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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  What the hell?
Posted by: animalcannibal - 05-16-2018, 07:08 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (7)

Just reading about Amazons fighting tooth and nail to prevent a 20 million dollar tax to help the homeless in Seattle.Bezos is worth more than $130,000,000,000.I just can't get my mind around this kind of greed.

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  RV salvage yards
Posted by: Motrukdriver - 05-15-2018, 07:37 PM - Forum: Links/Apps - Replies (2)

Big list of salvage yards in the US and Canada.


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Posted by: smrtrvlr - 05-15-2018, 04:56 PM - Forum: Generators - Replies (1)

Thought I would share this. I bought a Ryobi green 2200 generator 2 years ago. Fired it up and let it run for a bit. Shut it down and put it away fully expecting to be using it soon. Life got in the way and I didn't get back to it for a year and a half. Pulled it out, fired on second pull. Really quiet, very inexpensive and can be linked with a second gen like Honda. Ryobi, I think is a Home Depot only product which is where I got mine.

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  ABS Plastic rv parts helpful links
Posted by: American Nomad Patriot - 05-15-2018, 03:41 PM - Forum: Links/Apps - Replies (1)

I found these websites while trying to plan out my shuttle bus build. The second one can even make custom sizes of things like shower pan/toilet/ holding tanks (black & fresh) . Hope it helps someone out here. 
Pelland Enterpises



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  Bear fence - What should I know?
Posted by: Wabbit - 05-15-2018, 03:14 PM - Forum: Other Systems - Replies (40)

Looking for info on a diy portable bear fence setup. Have done abit of reading on them, but need more Intel! Lol.

I have read about some portable setups using a Speedrite AN20 Energizer. It uses 2 D cell batteries. I want more "punch" than this. 

What do I need to have to setup a 50' square(50' x4 sides = 200' total length x2 wires) around my van using my house bank as energy source?

Is this doable for around or under $200 and last 5+ years(hopefully)? If so...

What would you suggest as an Energizer for wire? Needs to be weatherproof and run off 12v or 120v.

Suggestions on poles. (Durable and can be pounded into hard ground. Will have one wire about 8-12" from ground and another wire about 30-36" from ground.)

Insulators for poles?

I want it to be...

1"+ Equine fence tape(for visibility but not a must)
1 wire "hot", so touch just one wire and zappo!(this is a must)
Useable in wet weather.(this is a must)
Wire easily rolled up and reuseable for years.

Hopefully this makes sense to someone in the know. I am thinking on using 2 strips of 200' fence wire so if area won't fit 50' square, I can make fence smaller with 25' square using just one wire for top and bottom.


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  Renogy 50 watt poly down for the count
Posted by: Mr.LooRead - 05-15-2018, 06:27 AM - Forum: Solar - Replies (5)

The diode has failed. 

"I'm a man, but I can change (a diode), if I have to, I guess."

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  "Wildlife" on the hiking trail, LoL
Posted by: MN C Van - 05-14-2018, 09:19 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (9)

So i was just about at the busy State Park parking lot after a 7 mile loop hike-
And right, smack dab in the middle of the trail- was, ...
Well, i said "Excuse Me" and kept walking.
They hadn't noticed me until i was past them.

Not sure if they get a badge for every state park, and were in a hurry to knock out a few in a day, so didn't want to spend time taking a few steps in the woods, or if the moment just struck!

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  Miles Irving Adventures mia
Posted by: GypsyDogs - 05-14-2018, 05:26 AM - Forum: Travel Log - Replies (3)

We got the opportunity to go to my old home town and urban 'stealth' camp for the weekend... visit with the in-laws, and hang out and catch up with friends.

Found a lovely spot about a block and a half between the river and a 24hr grocery.
On a side street that is little used, mid block, pull-out space. In an area that has, over the last 5-10 years, been 'gentrified' by building a Marriot and a high-end rental apartment building. lol  I was under a tree, so my panels were not immediately visible from the upstairs apartments.
I blame you guys (and some YT channels) for all this going so smoothly.   Cool Big Grin
This was our view-    

Dogs were totally kewl with the whole street-camp idea.
Occasional head-lift during the night to listen - but uneventful night.  I slept great.

No one even looked at us twice.

Except for a local barista that thought what I was doing was  - "Amazeballs that you have the guts to do something like this!"

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