Living my long standing dream, I've joined the ranks of the esteemed RV Fulltimer

Monday, May 30, 2011

If you thought the QT Caravan was special...

you gotta see the K-ai Small Camper the website is Japanese, I believe. I used google to translate, it didn't make a whole lot of sense.

It's got a pop-top!

There are two floor plans available

Mixed among the translation were the words, "Mazda and Suzuki." Perhaps the engine and chassis is a combination of the two?


As always, you can click to biggify

The specs and pricing wouldn't translate, I think, due to the format.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day
and a
National Moment of Remembrance

Please join me, at 3pm local time, in a "National Moment of Remembrance'' . This memorial observance represents a simple and unifying way to honor those who have sacrificed everything and commemorate and honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.

Then, take just another moment to remember our men and women who fight, today, to protect our freedom; and the families who have made the sacrifice with them.

Moment Of Remembrance
In 1996, a humanitarian organization based in Washington, D.C., known as 'No Greater Love' conducted a survey on children and asked them why do they think there is a holiday on Memorial Day. It was agonizing to hear their remarks that were all associated with barbecues and extended weekend parties and celebration, while they hadn't the vaguest idea about the sacrifices of the soldiers in whose honor it is celebrated. One of the children was even quoted as saying that this was the day when swimming pools open!

Thus, the organization came up with the idea of 'National Moment of Remembrance' to remind and especially, let the future generations know about the real meaning of the holiday. The idea clicked with the President and Congress and since 1997, it became a standard American tradition. National Moment of Remembrance requires everybody to keep silent for a minute, exactly at 3.00 pm (local time) when 'Taps' is played and reflect on the glory of those who have shed blood for us. The federal government hopes to raise public awareness about the heroes and their valor by introducing this moment.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free TV and movies, online

I'm not on the road yet, but dirtville is about as rustic as it gets. I won't pay for cable so a lot of my television watching is done online.

Below are websites I have collected, where you can watch TV episodes and/or movies without a subscription. Watching will still cost you data-time. I've been told that a movie uses approximately 1 gb.

Let us not forget our local libraries! You can borrow movies, at no charge! Generally you have a whole county, city or state system to borrow from!








Watch-Series (lots of pop up and annoying add-ons) but I can watch Criminal Minds, here, so I put up with them.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Blogger Blues

I can post, but I can't comment. I can't comment on your blog and I can't comment on my own blog. Weird.

Is anybody else suffering the same frustration? Got a fix?

In the meantime, I'm reading. If I have an earth shattering, mind boggling comment to make, I'll email you!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Filed under dreams: sheep camps

Sheep camp, Box Elder Creek, 1910. Photo by H. R. Daniel.

Last year, I picked up my lil Ford Ranger for a trip to the East Coast. I had been looking for an RV, but as the summer began to wane I decided to buy something I could tow, later. I looked at some larger trucks and decided against them since I was really focused on a Class C.

As you know, I'm still shopping for the RV. I look at all kinds of vehicles but am more focused on something the Ranger can tow, or something that can tow the Ranger.

The other day I ran across these beauties.

This is the Timberline XL, a 23' trailer.
Below are pictures of the standard package, including a wood stove.

All of the Timberline trailers can be customized.

Below, is the 14' Old Timer.

Standard equipment includes:
•14’ Camp
•Wagon Style running gear
•Fifth wheel turn table (not tie-rod)
•Full Bed
•Large tinted windows
•2-12vdc lights
•12vdc outlet
•Solar panel
•Dutch door
•Large wood stove w/oven
•Gas light
•2 burner gas cook top
•Benches and Cabinets w/plenty of storage space
•Pin type draw bar and hitch on rear
•Painted interior
•Vinyl flooring
•Galvanized exterior
•Metal lined under carriage
•5gal propane tank
•2 stage propane regulator

It doesn't have the pretty wood interior of the larger model, above. Nor does it have a bathroom. If I haven't found the RV I want by the end of the year, one of these could be at the top of my list.

I'll be calling for the specs, tomorrow. I'm wondering, too, about hauling that on a highway. A little top heavy in the event of a stiff breeze?

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm going to take a chance and just throw this out there...

If there's anyone out there, expecting to be called to the Rapture, that will no longer need their Class C RV (preferably a late model, 23 or 24 ft. Lazy Daze with low mileage and solar panels) I'll be happy to take possession immediately!

I wouldn't turn my nose up at a house on a beach, ANYWHERE, either! (It doesn't have to be fancy)

I'd be happy to care of any pets that come with the RV or property, if it will ease your mind.

Hey! You never know unless you ask, right?

If you have a FaceBook account THIS is pretty amusing

Monday, May 2, 2011