Sunday, December 21, 2008


Well we have been here for a few weeks now and where starting to get settled in. Here is Jason and the kids sitting down to have dinner. it gets a little crowded at times but we make do with what we got.
We have one of the few spots in the park with shade trees. the rest of the park is mostly open. I really like our little spot that weve got. Were nice a tucked away from most of the other rv's . theres not much for grass down here in the "hole" so we dont bother with cleaning up the leaves, its just dirt under them anyway, so it cuts down on the dirt tracked into the rv.
Right now we have plenty of room to ourselves. There room as you can see to park the trailer behind the rv and still drop the ramp to load and unload the bike, and in front of the rv we park the truck. so the sites are pretty long. The managers of the park so far seem to be pretty decent people. It took a few weeks to get the cable company out here to hook up our internet though. but were up and running with high speed broadband, so now i can spend my days surfing the net and beign lazy.

Here is the view out the front door. The park cut this tree down some time ago but have yet to remove it. So we have been cutting some of the smaller stuff up for camp fires. The kids love to go climb all over it like little monkeys. Course there isent much else to do around here till summer when the pool opens.

Its been pretty nice down here for the most part. in the 70's most days still. Even got the bike out for few rides around town. Ive already found out that between 4-6pm is not a good time to be in a hurry when going through Jacksonville, Well i dont think there really is a good time to go through Jacksonville anyways.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Now Living in the South

Well the dream of leaving home and getting away from it all as been realized. Ive made the move from Elkhart to Jacksonville, NC. living in the RV with my brother. its going pretty smooth for me but I've been living in the RV for several months so it was just a change in view out the window for me. it was really easy to make the move. starting out parked in my parents yard for a few months until now. by brother also live in a RV for a few months with his wife and 4 kids plus 2 cats. so it wasn't anything new for him either. just more room now that the kids are only here on the weekends.

the trip down went pretty smooth even hauling my converted pop up to cargo trailer. i wasn't sure what kind of mileage the RV would get, with it having a 454 in it and all. but the price of fuel dropped from $4 a gallon to around $2 just in the nick of time. the first take of fuel i averaged 4.7 mpg but there was probably a 1/4 tank used up just in the yard before we left. we had to move the RV around the yard a few times and extension cords wouldn't reach so we had to use the generator. the second take got 8mpg and that was alot of mountains. so i figured that was pretty good. (well it could of been worse) i bet it would get pretty good mileage without the trailer, that is for a big motor home anyways.

right now were in a buddy of my brothers driveway for the next week till we can get into the RV park we found. we were looking at one park that had access to the waterway but found a better and cheaper park down the road a ways. the site is pretty nice too. lots of tree coverage and from the looks of it the neighbors are right up my alley. rednecks through and through. funny thing is that our neighbor at the park converted a pop up to a cargo trailer too. were going to copy his idea of using vinyl siding on the outside.

an added bonus of the new park we found is its within walking distance to the boat launch. my brother has a boat but needs a motor with controls so that will be on the list of things to start bartering for. i might end up looking for a replacement for the motorhome aswell. its in worse shape than i had orginal thought. the side wall is comming away from the floor in the front by the door. its out a good 1 1/2" so that will have to be taken care of soon. even down here its going to cost a bit to heat and cool this old thing even without the gaps to let air in. not to mention creatures that we might not want in.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

another deal

i couldnt leave things alone. i ended up trading the ford for this motorhome. its a 27ft. 1985 with a 454 with 76,000 miles.
i had to clean it top to bottom. it had been sitting for a few years and had cob webs all over.
the side was coming loose so with typical fasion i tore into it to find a heck of a mess. all the wood was rotten and had to be replace. ants had made several nests in the walls.
even around the onboard generator was rotted. it took a few weeks to get the outside put back together. now im working on the back bedroom. ive been staying in it and sleeping on the couch. everything works in it. fridge, stove, microwave, ac, heat, everything. the generator works great, runs quite, and will power the whole coach.

some people have all the luck.

some more dealin i did. i traded the silver fzr for this truck. its an 82 f150 4x4. 3" lift with 33" tires.
pretty solid truck over all. just a little rust starting to come through.

63 chevy short bed fleetside

some more wheelin and dealin, traded my big 88 chevy blazer for this 63 chevy pickup.
it does run, but needs some work. nothing i cant handle. it should keep me busy for awhile.

yz490 yz400

white and red is a 88 yz490 yellow is a 79 yz400
i got these by trading the slide in camper for them. i had to take it to indy and pick these up. not too bad of a deal i think. ive had these for a few months. the 400 i traded off for a carb and intake and the 490 runs pretty good. lots of power.