Monday, March 12, 2012

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So much to say

I had been waiting for my government money to come for so long I had truly believed it wasn't going to. I had 2700$ hit my bank account and in five minutes half was gone. I ordered a 1800w solar generator from amazon and got some camping / survivalist gear. I now have 1k left and will probably be using it for its intended purpose, rent.

I also found a few ecovillages that I would love participate in in MO. Ones in the Ozarks they make their own milk.

I was also offered a job at a local RV dealership but idk if I am meant to be working with people. I still plan on asking more about it.

I have made a follow up video of the RV but I haven't had a chance to upload it yet.

I can't wait to see what's next.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

She's official

Yesterday I finely insured the rv. It was like 30 bucks for 6 months.

Today I went to the dmv and got her registered and plated; that was about 40 bucks.

So now she is an official vehicle and legal to drive. I also shopped around in a couple of rv trailer type parking court things. I found 1 half way to franklin that's pretty reasonable and it will accept an older rv. Also had two ponds that are stocked with fishes.

I got a air filter from auto parts store and that was like $6 so all in all it has been really inexpensive to fix this mini winnie up. I was expecting it to be crazy like most things in life.

I still need to get everything out of the house but I am confident I can do that in a day or two. I will be working on it some today and once I have everything ready to go I plan on making another video to show the completed interior.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I find that spring has sprung early for Indiana. I have found at least two leaks in the roof Of the RV. It is 7:14 p.m. and darkness has already descended on the world and I am driving into town to get a tarp. I'm going to attempt to put a tarp on tonight as I get back to the house. I don't really have the weather to seal up the roof with anything permanent but a tarp might help to avert some of the rain for at least this week.

Wish me luck.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pick a part

Yesterday I went to pick a part in Indianapolis for the first time. It is a junk yard where you just pick what you want off of any vehicle in the lot and buy it. I found some hubcaps I thought would fit the RV… they didn’t and some blinds off a camper van. The blinds fit the bathroom window perfectly and look great.
I was planning on using a home security camera I have laying around as a rear view camera on the RV but after hooking it up for the first time in months I found that the screen turns to snow after a few minutes.  I found a cool wireless cam and monitor on amazon for around 99$ but I really didn’t want to spend more money on that idea. I can think of other cool applications for a wireless security cam though.
I should be posting the aforementioned video on here today as I have finally figured out how to work youtubes. I hope it works well… the cam on my phone is pretty crappy.

I got it up on the youtubes but it will be evolving as the video editor cleans it up but the rough copy is now available for viewing... new video will be done in landscape, sorry I didn't realize how bad it would look.

I also got the water heater tank out of the tub to find that it had a huge slit in it on the side... I will now have to hunt for a new water heater. The water heater was the reason for going to pick a part in the first place but alas they do not have RVs there so I will be looking for other junk yards in my area.

I also managed to get the hood off the engine and started to put the air filter back together. I discovered the reason they prev. owner took off the air filter was so he could manually open the chock as he was driving.
The hoes that went from the air intake to the filter was a dryer hose. this maybe ok but I am going to try to fit some I found at pick-a-part. I will be fixing all these problems soon I hope. I now have a mechanically minded person helping me, now I just need an electrician.