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  1. https://vimeo.com/346859348 A video on pod 'communal' life in CA. Pod living may be the future for the slightly more well to do as our population skyrockets and land is at a premium. I had heard on the radio some communities are outlawing single family housing and only zoning for multi family buildings. Pods in CA are renting for the prices of apartments in other cities. In the big cities, tents and communal showers may be what the average Joe or Jane lives in someday. ...just never know how things will turn out...huh? (The content in this video was used under the auspices of 'Fair Use'...for non-commercial educational, editorial and historical purposes.)
  2. Problem is not being rich and being able to afford $110 a day NOW to park. Even their dirt parking lot for boondocking is $75 a day...just to park. Pretty soon it will be $150 a day to park with hook ups and $100 a day for the dirt lot. ...you don't think that is disgusting??
  3. OP...2 or 4 oz nitrogen powered pepper spray. Get cone spray.
  4. When were the first motorhomes made? Thanks
  5. I met lots of RV'ers at a show I went to in Pitts. First RV show I've been at. Everyone friendly. Same with RV'ers on the road. But I boondock and seldom go to campsites. RV'ers seem pretty nice from my limited experience over the last 2 decades. But I don't hang with them, busy working. Just short chats. Was working in NYC and had to camp in Jersey City. They had a mini Airstream convection. Talked with tons of Airstreamers. Everyone friendly. Some seem to look down on regular campers, but in a joking way, not mean or prejudicial. BTW, I'd say a full timers is someone that lives in their RV year round that has no house or apartment. But it does not matter how tight the definition is.
  6. I use my camper for work more or less on short work trips. Can't afford pleasure trips much in time or $$. I used to do more pleasure trips a decade ago. I don't want to be a full timer, but I would like to do more pleasure trips. If I had nothing to do I could go fuill time and enjoy it with a bigger rig. But have to work.
  7. Looks like their International Rally was at their highs in the 70's and 80's. (3000's to 4000's) Then all downhill from there for last 20 years. (1000's and below.) https://wbcci.org/past-rally-locations-and-attendance/wbcci-publications/past-wbcci-international-rallies-and-attendance
  8. An early NY Photo League exhibit from the 1940's showcasing photographs by Weegee.https://danieldteolijrarchivalcollection.wordpress.com/2018/01/25/weegee-at-the-ny-photo-league/
  9. I've been drinking this stuff regularly. Getting hard to find clean water nowadays. https://danieldteolijrarchivalcollection.wordpress.com/2017/10/08/kroger-purified-water-has-gone-from-one-of-the-best-to-one-of-the-worst/
  10. A RV mechanic told me if the rig is level enough for sleeping it is good enough for the fridge? True or false? I don't get mine perfect level, but I try to get it half-ass level. I am only off-kilter a little, for a few days at most anyway. Is one off level way worse than the other for the fridge? Like sideways unleveled or level from the front to rear of the rig?
  11. Never knew about this issue. Thanks for the heads up OP.
  12. Latest report... Went on roof to see if I could clean out chimney vent. Took big plastic cap off. The whole thing has a screen on it and I can't access. Took off side cover and I used a skinny plumbing drain brush to go up part way on the chimney. I took off the little burning pot that has the thermocouple and gas going into and tried to blow it out, but could not disassemble it. The nut holding the gas pipe in looks like it is lockttited and I didn't want to bend it up forcing it. I can't find any label as to model in the fridge or in the side access area. It is a little Dometic 3-way fridge 12v, 110 and propane. It is working now on propane in any case. Something I did must have fixed it. I will keep looking for model tag to download the instructions. I checked the flame in the dark and it is nice, big and blue. Thanks again for all the help!
  13. I carry in the rustbelt. (SW Airlite) When in CA, NJ and NYC I have pepper and 600 lumen tactical light. I also have collapsible baton in the rustbelt. Never have had to use them as of yet. But have had many close calls. If trouble is brewing I try to move out asap.
  14. Here is the water rundown with some filter tests as well. Test results are shown in photos. https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/6035/ While boondocking at Liberty RV in Jersey I saw a lot of rigs using filters at the faucet hose outside. I wonder how good they are. I don't have any interest in them. I bring bottled water to drink and use tap water for non drinking.
  15. OK thanks for all the help, I will check it all out. I looked at it in the daytime so hard to tell if the flame was one. After hearing it click to fire up, it looked like the flame was just on just a little and the chimney was warm, but not hot. I will have to study it up at night when I can see the flame better. Or should the flame be very visible in the daytime?
  16. On 12V or house electric the fridge works fine. When I switch to propane the freezer is kinda cold, maybe 50 degrees, but the main fridge is hardly cold. (Maybe 10 degrees below room temp) . Even when temp is set to max. Any ideas what is wrong? I hear it sparking to light and I think it does lights, but I don't think it is firing up on high.The pilot light may only be on, but am not sure, it is hard to see what is happening. It is a 2010 vintage fridge in a truck camper. I plan to put on insect screens, as there was some bug debris in the box when I looked at it. Thanks
  17. The white grab handle where I go up the steps is mildewed. The lights have white plastic around them that is mildewed. What is good to clean the plastic with? Or does plastic last longer if it is left alone with the plasticizers as is.
  18. OK, thanks for all the help. For me sounds like it is worth it. I have a bunch of 20's and to get them in and out to weigh em out of my truck camper takes a step ladder. Just too much hassle, plus the tanks are wedged in so tight in the propane box I skin my hands or get pinched getting them in.
  19. http://www.levelcheck.com/us/ Any issues or is it worth the $
  20. I found this, great resource for rubber roof info. http://www.bestmaterials.com/RV_roof_repair_info.aspx?gclid=CjwKEAjw2qzHBRChloWxgoXDpyASJAB01Io0ftc-lExChAX5UICFxHvk9J8IHzcLYyA2HuIgI4_YFxoCUlrw_wcB ...off to get the self leveling stuff!
  21. Thanks for the help. A local dealer said to redo the rubber roof on a truck camper cost about $3000, but he can recoat it for about 20% to 25% of that. My roof is all white, but the caulking started to crack last year, so I figured the roof may need replacing soon. But the main rubber roof still looks OK, just a little dirty. I had a few cracks in the caulk and was going to use white silicone but was told not to use silicone, so will have to get the self leveling caulk. Has anyone used non silicone caulk on the rubber roofs? Anything marked RV seems to be overpriced, so I was wondering if there were any less expensive caulks that worked OK. He said Spic and Span works good for roof cleaning. I may clean around the caulks that need redoing. Last year I just caulked over it as-is. It was enough of a job doing the caulking without more work. I don't like working on vehicles or RV...I just like using them. But I can't afford to replace the camper, so am trying to take better care of it. The only marathon job I did when I got it was to replace most of the exterior and interior screws and nuts with stainless steel. On my old Aliner camper they rusted up in no time.
  22. Both of mine batteries (truck camper and Ford F350) are original and will be 7 years old in August. Thinking they are getting near the end. Do you think they would be OK for year 8?
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