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Howdy HO!!!


Hello. Currently a wannabe, doing as much reading as I can about all the topics that go into the lifestyle. Here are a few conclusions we've come to, in a vacuum, but with massive reading to help us understand everything, from changing to LED lighting, to using gray water to flush to toilet (hey, you're flushing the toilet in there, not cooking) to building a solar system (I've learned how to build a superior system to the pre-packaged stuff sold to the RV folks who don't really want to learn that much, or aren't worried about getting the most from the system your money can buy. 

I'm building a fairly powerful system for an RV, with room for scaling up. Or down. 

I'm a musician (rock and roll; think Chuck Berry, not Van Halen), photojournalist (30 years in, newspapers), web designer, Macintosh geek, budding RV solar system designer (so I'd like to think and so far only on paper), trout fisherman, Giants, Warriors and 49ers fan, cat lover (real men love cats, we have three who will ride with us), recreational shooter (cans, fruit, steel plates, clay pigeons) but not a gun nut. Politically very, very far left. I've read my Nikolai.

I dream of the FT lifestyle because nothing would please me more than to not be tied to real estate, electric utilities (at least for my domicile's power) and the "grid," in general. Lover of wildlife. 

Hoping to learn and teach. 



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Welcome,

Sounds like you are off to a great start in your research.  Reading is where we began our adventure years ago.  I have to say it was an exciting time in the whole process, just dreaming about what was in our future.  I sense that many folk don't take enough time enjoying the whole reading and learning part of the adventure.

I'm sorry that you are a 49'ers fan no but I like your choice of rock and roll.  Even us Seahawk fans had a rough year.  There is always next year.

Enjoy your time as you make your plans.



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Hello and welcome to RV Dreams, hope you enjoy your stay here! ;)

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Great to hear you have some new ideas for RVs. The manufacturers can be a little set in their ways, but changes will happen if someone leads the way. Right now seems like instead of optimizing the basic systems, they are adding more slides, granite, and shiny stuff.

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Russ Ranger wrote:

Welcome,

Sounds like you are off to a great start in your research.  Reading is where we began our adventure years ago.  I have to say it was an exciting time in the whole process, just dreaming about what was in our future.  I sense that many folk don't take enough time enjoying the whole reading and learning part of the adventure.

I'm sorry that you are a 49'ers fan no but I like your choice of rock and roll.  Even us Seahawk fans had a rough year.  There is always next year.

Enjoy your time as you make your plans.


Yeah, tough year, though the second half of the season was an exciting time for 49er fans - Jimmy Garoppolo sure reminds me of a certain Mr. Montana, who *is* the GOAT, not that creep in New England.

Finding out a lot how Americans get gouged on solar gear. I will have a post about that, presently.



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deewelch wrote:

Hello and welcome to RV Dreams, hope you enjoy your stay here! ;)


 Thanks!!



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melody wrote:

Great to hear you have some new ideas for RVs. The manufacturers can be a little set in their ways, but changes will happen if someone leads the way. Right now seems like instead of optimizing the basic systems, they are adding more slides, granite, and shiny stuff.


 The manufacturers are trying to put out a product as cheaply, yet at a maximum price point. I was referring to solar systems as much as anything. Americans get royally screwed because they're sold a bill of goods (in this case, in the form of a "kit") instead of finding out a few things for themselves. I'll have a long post about that, presently.



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"(I've learned how to build a superior system to the pre-packaged stuff sold to the RV folks who don't really want to learn that much, or aren't worried about getting the most from the system your money can buy."

Welcome but no need to take a swipe at those of us that bought a solar kit/system...and my WindyNation kit works very well. I used everything in the kit but had to buy additional wire.



-- Edited by LarryW21 on Wednesday 17th of January 2018 10:26:56 AM

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