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Brian Fahrlander
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Remember when the role of Starbuck was only male? They really pulled out THAT change. This is one change; I want to see more about the movie, before I declare it 'dead'.
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Dude: take my advice: using toggle switches for your every turn will KILL YOU for the mileage you're gonna put on this vehicle.

PLEASE go to a car-guy for this; you'll not regret it.
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I think the rope-swing was a highlight of this piece...even if you didn't introduce anyone or go into any detail at all.  Being at (let's say) amusement parks or other public places and sharing the time out would be an enhancement to these videos!

Another thing that'll extend the life of your tires (until you can get'em replaced) is to SLOW DOWN. Like, 20-30 miles a day. The tires will be closer to blowing, if they're hot.  Don't be in a hurry; you can make the most of it, until you can replace them.
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I'm just catching up...but it looks like you're doing everything that I would. Except the furnace: keep it in your system and working. Where it is, it doesn't cost anything, and might one night, come in handy!

So you're headed to NY, aye? Cool.
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Actually? Having been through 11 years in a van, I was wondering how you could go BACK there! Like you, I've purchase an old Class C; they offer MUCH room without being that much bigger, somehow.

Sure, you don't get to dictate every single component of your system...but the great thing is you don't get to dictate every single component of your system! It'll make your life easier.

Don't be spooked by going slightly off-road; after all, Tilly never got stuck anywhere, aye? I would consider a $1000 worth of comprehensive insurance: getting hit by trees, that sort of thing.

But yeah, man- I'm happy for ya. Just wish you were on the Eastern part of the country, as there's SO many miles between you and me...

I once had a friend, an early Technomad. "Almitra the PhotoGypsy". She was walking "the Earth" and had walked across Australia 1200m already. I hoped for YEARS to meet her...but somewhere in Iraq, she must have gotten caught, and probably mutilated by Muslim fundamentalists. Nobody's heard from her for years. I really hope this doesn't happen to you!

I'll be on the road, eventually; think it might be fun to have coffee!
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Something about this album...I've heard it THOUSANDS of times. I've burned out several CDs...worked to it in Chicago, Evansville, and plan to take it with me on the road. And I plan to use most of it at my funeral.

Rarely is there an album I like all the tracks. Even more rare is an album part of my BEING. This one is it.
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Well, August in Phoenix; it's what you expect. I really hope you don't have a mechanical failure in that stuff.

I picked "WheelDweller" because when I first got the chance to be on the net, I figured I'd use the "obscure" term "Kilroy" from WW2 lore. Well, so did everyone else.

I met a bunch of Technomads (people who travel and share by computer) like Steven Roberts (http://Microship.com) and the late Almitra the Photogypsy. They rode the oceans, or walked the earth; I was going to stay on wheels...and so when considering terms like "Rock Dweller" it just seemed perfect:

Steve, with his Waterworld-like trimaran: SeaDweller
Almitra: FootDweller
Me: WheelDweller.
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If you're looking for imagery, the woman with the new van could be the "Granny from Mad Max!" All the rack across the back, the thing looks like some future, dystopia movie prop.  :)
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Isn't it a good feeling to know what a GOOD DAY can be?  :)  I'm happy for you- they won't always be this good.

I think you're gonna find that paying the professionals to work on your system will pay off; a propane leak is one of the things that makes me uneasy about HAVING IT on the road. But it does a LOT of good, like "rolling pizza": a conventionally-baked pizza on the road.

BOOKMARK: these are some of the best times! GoodOnYa!
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If you want to check for the presence of gas, just turn on a vent somewhere. Don't bother breaking your tank out, if you have (for example) gas at the stove.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE GAS AT THE STOVE, I'd suggest taking it to a propane-place: there might be clogged lines or more likely some kind of emergency shutoff that's gotten tripped, etc.  But be careful; if you get a solution from a company, you also get the warranty...

The you can check the water pump by voltage, and you might want to turn on a spigot while you check: some are pressure-sensitive. Still, having things-you-can-fix is better than starting from scratch.
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I was a small child when I first (tried to) watch this show...it was my first brush with substance abuse. Second was when my grand-uncle Bodie came to stay (and dry out). He was quite a performer- made it ALL THE WAY TO THE OPRY...but because he was drinking, he couldn't go on.

It's A) one of the things that pisses me off about TV and Radio encouraging substance abuse and B) a reason to be angry with Hank Williams, JR and his constant string of "let's get drunk" songs.

Bodie Williams WAS one of his friends.
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I really wish I'd document my travels; in very similar situation, I began living from my van for 11 years! I loved it! It's do-able.
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You did the right thing caring for your mom.
Class C should give you plenty of room, and it's never too late to document your travels. 😄👍🏻
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    Caregiver, 2001 - 2013
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Evansville, IN
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Chicago, IL - Huntsville, AL
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WheelDweller: A guy who almost made it back to the road.
Introduction
Fourty six states visited in just 15 years. My first 15 years. Everything was built for a trip back, living and working from the road, full time. But then mom got sick. And then I went into a coma. And now it looks like I'm just gonna loiter here until I'm done.

But the coma experience was remarkable. I was there for two months; my kids were told twice to start looking for coffins. I was given the choice to go home, or come back...I chose to come back.

With brain damage from the coma, I'm unable to do small-scale work, so I'm just looking for things to do.
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Outsmarted Anderson Computing contractors at Walgreens Corportate, was quoted in Wall Street Journal, Commended for taking charge in a bank emergency, raised two GREAT kids, and most important found Christ!
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  • University of Southern Indiana
    MIS/CIS
  • F.J. Reitz High School
    Aeronautics
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