I just got my amazing new camera, the Panasonic GF1, so naturally I wanted to put it to use and make a video. Make videos with that thing is a ton of fun, so expect more videos soon (skateboards and mopeds coming up soon).
The first video is a tour of my RV, including a couple of the modifications I've made to it. Things change fast, though, as you can see from the photo above. The moped and Aeron aren't in the video.
I have a bunch of upgrades I'll be doing around Thanksgiving, so I might post a short video update then. I'll be putting in wood floors, maybe granite countertops, and removing a bunch of heavy items (awning, heater, air conditioner).
I mentioned a while back that I was going to start writing some mini ebooks on specific topics. My first one will be about how to live in an RV and should be out in a month or two.
Enjoy the video (click through to watch in HD for maximum enjoyment):
awesome rv my man! just sold everything i owned and got a c class 28 ft fleetwood. ive rewired everthing but still have not bought a solar panel. taking it from ny to az to work on an 1904 dude ranch. almost done pimping! new 12 volt flatsceen and a insane audio system running through my tablet. i've also hung artwork everywhere and am bringing my plants and my fish. keep living the dream dude! maybe ill see ya on the road someday
i ran across your web site a few years ago when looking up the costco return policy. i have 4 adult kids and we all got a big laugh out of the penguin and pool thing. my oldest boy had a wallaby for a while so it struck a chord. i am much older than most of your followers but i do get a kick out of your stuff. i restored a 38' bus coach that is 20 years old so i love rv's. however mine has a 311 gallon diesel tank and gets 6.5mpg. but i do have a bit more room but parking is a tad harder than with yours. my wife and i spent the summer two years ago going to BC and then down the coast highway all the way and it was a ball.
and i do live in a 6br house so i dont have to pull my bathroom out to use it.
you are very entertaining to read about. happy rv'ing.
Man I love the quality of this video. It really is interested how efficiently you have learned to use space.
Notice you got a little haircut since the summer. Still looks good though!
You never have problems with just parking that on the street all over town?
Hi Tynan - love the video, it's a great look at your lifestyle. Question - I know you've said this 1996 RV is the cat's meow, but have you seen anything on the more recent market, like in the last couple years, that is comparable? Trying to track down a 1996 model RV can be tough.
I cannot wait until you post those mini e-books! My girlfriend and I have been seriously considering getting an RV and living in it. You've quite inspired us. :D All I've been doing for the past 2 weeks is researching RV's (we looked at our first Rialta, a 1998, yesterday and LOVED it!), solar power, etc. I'm having tons of fun learning on my own. I can see why you chose to do this! :) Keep up the great work and thank you so much for sharing it with everyone!
Liked the mobile wifi setup, looking forward to sprint 4G coming out in Austin by the end of the year.
I've been hoping for pictures or a video of the inside of your RV since I started reading your blog a couple months ago. Glad to finally see it happen. Looks awesome, very livable. I could totally see myself living like that someday. After reading a lot of the posts on your blog along with your book (Life Nomadic), you've inspired me to want to live minimalistically and start traveling. College is sort of standing in my way right now, though (of the traveling part). And, unfortunately, it doesn't seem like doing both is really possible.
I called Sprint to try and switch back to my SERO plan, but the SERO plan isn't compatible with the Palm Pre unfortunately. If I were to switch to an eligible phone they would put me back on my Sprint SERO plan which is pretty sweet.
@Tim It used to be unlimited... I got in on it back then and they can't change it on me now. I kept SERO with the TP2... I might not have gotten the phone if it wasn't an option.
I pay $45/mo for the data card and $23/mo for SERO. Check this out: http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/897834/
I also have a few other tricks that aren't reproducible, so I won't share them.
@Doc It's not Diesel
@Gruntie It's hard for me to explain how to make money because it varies so much from person to person. I'm going to do a video with a financial expert on Friday, though, so stay tuned for that.
@Mike They stopped making it in 2005. Starting in 1997 they made them a foot longer and added too many cabinets, which is why I got a 1996. If I were doing it all over, I'd still get the same RV.
@snackies I'm going to cover that in my upcoming book on RV living, but basically with a small RV you can park anywhere a car can park as long as you keep a low(ish) profile.
@Dave The Sprinter is a great platform with VERY high gas mileage. It is very thin, though. Six months ago I helped a friend design a Sportsmobile, which he just brought up to SF yesterday. I visited their workshop in Fresno, too. They make really top quality stuff and really listen to what you need. I recommend them highly.
When I'm off on trips I get an outdoor parking spot for the RV for about $60/mo. Outdoor is better because my solar controller will automatically condition my battery.
@Mike Thanks! Glad you liked it.
Looks like videos are a success... I will produce more of them.
I made my first video with my new camera last night, talking about about my passport situation.
Enjoy. More (and more action packed) videos coming in two weeks or so, since I'll be on a boat without good internet access until then.
This is the first of what will be a series of video blogs that I'll be posting as we ramp up a new startup called PointAbout. In each of these video blogs, I'll give the following disclaimers:
1) There may be a long delay between the time I video blog about an event and when I post it. I won't be posting any content until all of it is publicly known, and since I want to be able to give a real, full account of what's happening at the company, by definition that means that sometimes I'll have to withhold some content for a while (maybe even years). This is a long-term project, so that's OK with me. I'll release what I can, when I can.
2) I'll be using a service called Callwave to transcribe the video content into text. If you're curious as to why, you can learn about it here.
Here's my first post:
This is the first of what will be a series of video blogs that I'll be posting as we ramp up a new startup called PointAbout. In each of these video blogs, I'll give the following disclaimers: 1) There may be a long delay between the time I video blog about an event and when I post it. I won't be posting any content until all of it is publicly known, and since I want to be able to give a real, full account of what's happening at the company, by definition that means that sometimes I'll have to withhold some content for a while (maybe even years). This is a long-term project, so that's OK with me. I'll release what I can, when I can. 2) I'll be using a service called Callwave to transcribe the video content into text. If you're curious as to why, you can learn about it here. Here's my first post: