8 yrs ago. read about Lesharo. Winnebago. Got a bad deal on ebay. So to make for it, I found several good deals. They came with easy to break transmissions. So people convert to gm motors usually. I found one converted. v6 then found a french diesel 4 cyl. had low compression. Found a good gas one at auction someone just put a lot of money in it, then gave to kidney kars?,Then one in California. all these had low miles. The had bad transmissions. To say the least, it has been an education. For 5 years I had seen a Diesel in a storage yard, Finally each year I asked about it. The said take it. It been here since 96. It is diesel runs great. may convert to veggie oil. What I want to say is you can have a big motor home comfortable,. Then Park it in cheap storage yard where you travel to. Keep your things in it. I then have a 1973 31 ft. Airstream. lived most of winter. It i half way to Arizona. By the National parks. Then I take a van or what is cheap to Gas Arizona 3-7 days at a time. Stay cheap in L.V. Nev. casino,1 day on way down. Then a week later on way back. At the dam you can stay cheap. If you are truck driver its free. So I am rambling but wanted to say this. If you want to can leave a larger motorhome or trailer vehicle, Don't burn up gas. Stay in az blm $180 for 7 months 7 different camp grounds. one has a hot sring, it s 110 to beach in San Diego. a little more than that to Phoenix. This winter I will stay longer in Az. But if you can. Follow the sun in a small mhome go in aloop, many mhomers do, or drive a van to live in larger trailer like my airstrea, is 1/2 way. Travel cheap. Did you know that if you have an old diesel. You can use veggie oil or old motor used filtered oil if prepared right. I have a small efficient woodstove, I heated airstream with it. Before that a pellet stove, it didn't do the trick. If you can email or text me 801-372-7867 would be glad to tell you places I have just found in az and utah. I can tell you where small motor homes are also.
The news is my least favorite reality show. The reporters are condescending, the stories are horribly boring and are often incorrect. Worst of all, the whole thing is just designed to make you worry.
A lot of people love to worry. Some people worry about peak oil. WHO THE HELL CARES? Gas is incredibly cheap. Three dollars a gallon. You can go 30 miles with that if you have a decent car. $3 to go 30 miles. What a deal! I think I've already ranted about this before, so I won't go on about how cheap gas really is.
Global warming is just as bad. What are you going to do about it? NOTHING. If you're a multibillionaire or are an actual global warming researcher, this doesn't apply to you. Everyone else - shut up about global warming. You'll be dead before it has any effect. The fact that people actually concern themselves about this boggles my mind.
This post was originally posted by me on a different blog on May 21, 2012:
My wife and I took a road trip from San Francisco to visit the Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ this past weekend. The best way for me to describe it is a mecca for overlanders with copious amounts of offroad vehicle porn. If you’re at all serious about overlanding, it’s a can’t-miss event.
We’ve been considering a slide-in pop-top camper (like the one Tom & Janet put on a Nissan Titan in this article), so we went primarily to learn more about slide-in pop-top camper vendors. Here’s a review of what we learned, and what we experienced at the event.
About the Overland Expo:
This is a three day event in its third year. It’s a mix of exhibitors and attendees who participate in overlanding, or want to get into it. Overlanding is a somewhat new term to describe self-reliant overland travel where the journey is the goal – what one might’ve called “traveling the world” before. Although we’re interested in taking a boat around the world at some point, interestingly there is almost no overlap between overlanders and those who travel by sea, despite the vast similarities. The closest we came to seeing a crossover is the Turtle V vehicle created by Gary & Monika Wescott, who have been traveling the world in various vehicles for over 30 years. I took a video of Monika describing how they used marine-grade equipment in their Turtle V vehicle because the typical RV gear isn’t strong enough for extended overland travel.