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Old 12-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #3136
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Anyone have any info on this?


That thing is awesome!
A one off custom based on an old bus, probably someone's collage football tailgating rig. Lots of old RVs around here painted in Auburn, Alabama, or UGA colors that only roll to and from home-games.

Anyone recognize the emblem on the side?
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:19 AM   #3137
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Cool concept! It would be even cooler as a stationary concrete self contained unit.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:55 AM   #3138
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^ I thought it was a folding hair dryer at first.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:28 PM   #3139
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I built this for a French couple traveling the world a couple years ago.



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Old 01-25-2013, 07:44 AM   #3140
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Two questions for you motor home zealots:

1. Internet aces. I'm thinking about picking up a small Class B for ski bumming and dirt bike riding in the states. I would like Internet in the evenings but will be dry camping most times away from any wifi. Sooooooo how is internet accessed from a motorhome (with no cell phone contracts)? Is it possible to do without yearly contracts as I'm planning on being in the motorhome for 3-4 months per year?

2. I would like to carry my dirt bike on the rear bumper. Has anybody seen any ideas how to carry one on the bumper but protected from the elements?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:04 AM   #3141
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Two questions for you motor home zealots:

1. Internet aces. I'm thinking about picking up a small Class B for ski bumming and dirt bike riding in the states. I would like Internet in the evenings but will be dry camping most times away from any wifi. Sooooooo how is internet accessed from a motorhome (with no cell phone contracts)? Is it possible to do without yearly contracts as I'm planning on being in the motorhome for 3-4 months per year?

Technically the sat Internet people usually won't allow you to have a sat Internet setup with an RV because they claim the things are tough to aim and there are legal requirements. When I need to go to sat Internet I plan to go with these people -
http://www.MobileInternetSatellite.com . After online testing they will certify you as being a qualified installer, which strikes me as being a sane approach.

I say "usually". There are some early two way sat setups out there but they are bloody expensive.

Before you go that route however you might double check that there is no cellular service. I work in the remote parts of the southern Texas desert and have often been 40 miles from the closest US store and 10 miles from the border. Even there you can usually get a cell signal if you know the tricks. Basically everyone has a Wilson cell booster (I have a directional 115 volt one for an office mounted on top of a collapsible mast) and out here AT&T is the only game in town.



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2. I would like to carry my dirt bike on the rear bumper. Has anybody seen any ideas how to carry one on the bumper but protected from the elements?

Thanks in advance.


There are several lifts and carriers out there of various qualities. A tarp is about the best solution that I have ever seen for keeping the dirt off.



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Old 01-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #3142
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Two questions for you motor home zealots:

1. Internet aces. I'm thinking about picking up a small Class B for ski bumming and dirt bike riding in the states. I would like Internet in the evenings but will be dry camping most times away from any wifi. Sooooooo how is internet accessed from a motorhome (with no cell phone contracts)? Is it possible to do without yearly contracts as I'm planning on being in the motorhome for 3-4 months per year?
ftb, I started a thread about this a while ago. I didn't reach any real conclusion though. Might see something that will help.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846001

If you figure it out will ya let me know?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #3143
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Thank you for the link hppyfngy. That thread was both revealing and sad. I had no idea in a country packed with as many motorhomes that we have really no wealth of choices for internet access other than leeching from Starbucks or through cell phone contracts.

PirateJohn - Since i will only be in the states 3-4 months per year I was trying to get around without a yearly cell phone contract. Right now I'm getting together a few Terrabytes of movies N stuff to keep me entertained in the evening since internet access may be difficult. Now I need to find if any carriers have pay as you go options for Cell service.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:41 PM   #3144
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Thank you for the link hppyfngy. That thread was both revealing and sad. I had no idea in a country packed with as many motorhomes that we have really no wealth of choices for internet access other than leeching from Starbucks or through cell phone contracts.

PirateJohn - Since i will only be in the states 3-4 months per year I was trying to get around without a yearly cell phone contract. Right now I'm getting together a few Terrabytes of movies N stuff to keep me entertained in the evening since internet access may be difficult. Now I need to find if any carriers have pay as you go options for Cell service.

There are several smaller carriers that will offer a month to month contract on an Internet service. I had a contract with Cricket for a USB device but they don't have any signal out in the desert regions where I have been working so I had to go to AT&T, which is pretty pricey. I think that AT&T also offers a month to month USB device but be careful - some of these services make it difficult to impossible on a short-term basis and they manage to stick you with extra months.

I was chatting with the folks that have the company whose link I sent to you and they told me that satellite service for RVers has practically died this year. Reasons? The US economy has made it difficult for retirees to travel (very sad), and that more and more RV parks are offering wireless. That, and cellular Internet is becoming more and more available.

Personally, I haven't been on a site that didn't have cellular Internet since last Fall, and at that time I was 40 miles down a dirt road from any grocery store, gas station, or anything except maybe a hunting lodge or two.

When I go into town I take my iPhone and iPad and go somewhere that has Internet and download as much as I can.

If you want to watch movies and television consider getting a Dish satellite system. $250 for the receiver, about $100 for an antenna on a tripod. They do offer a month to month service for RVers.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #3145
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A one off custom based on an old bus, probably someone's collage football tailgating rig. Lots of old RVs around here painted in Auburn, Alabama, or UGA colors that only roll to and from home-games.

Anyone recognize the emblem on the side?
I think it means it is an Autobot.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #3146
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I built this for a French couple traveling the world a couple years ago.



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Thank you for including the link to the full story. My OCD would have driven me nuts trying to figure out why the hell they mounted the camper backwards.

For those that didn't click on the link, it is mounted backwards to keep the door out of the dust when traveling long miles on dusty roads.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #3147
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I would've thought they did it so they could tilt the cab for maintenance on the engine.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:01 AM   #3148
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holy cow! Looks like a work of art!


awesome!!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #3149
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My OCD would have driven me nuts trying to figure out why the hell they mounted the camper backwards.

For those that didn't click on the link, it is mounted backwards to keep the door out of the dust when traveling long miles on dusty roads.

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I would've thought they did it so they could tilt the cab for maintenance on the engine.
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hmmmm.....maybe both!
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:17 PM   #3150
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I would've thought they did it so they could tilt the cab for maintenance on the engine.
...Or because it looks like it wouldn't clear the cab without raising it up.
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