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Here’s why I’m not replacing my older, ugly RV:

I’ve lived in my 1999 Winnebago Brave (26feet long, Class A) motorhome for 4 straight years. It has more than paid for itself in just those 4 years of full-timing alone. I have stayed, for weeks at a time, for free, in the parking lots of private animal rescue groups, the ASPCA, and privately owned/run farms, catteries & kennels, I even lived in it on top of a mountainside (twice) while taking care of my friend Joe who first had cancer (and beat it!) and then while he was drug addicted and needed constant supervision and support. I of course have also stayed at National Parks, BLM lands and a little snatch of boondocking (which doesn’t work all that well when your RV is so conspicuous). Oh, and how can I forget Slab City. This rig has been through flash floods, hail storms, freak blizzards, Death Valley heat- and I’m nervous to tell you… some really harsh 4WD logging trails (I REALLY wanted to get to those beautiful remote places!).

Even with all the abuse my poor motorhome has seen, every single thing in it still works dependably, like when it was new. I mean, EVERYTHING works! And that is part of my first reason for keeping the homely thing. Every single thing works.

The other part of reason #1 is that because it is a bit beat up and a bit old/ugly (I’ve had if for 18 years now). I’m don’t worry about taking it through/to even the worst of locations because it’s already scratched up by trees and weather. And I still love going to those crazy remote places where it gets battered by tree branches terrible roads and the like. I wouldn’t dare take a new $80,000 motorhome to the kinds of places I enjoy going to the most.

The second reason is that it’s paid for. Yes it gets terrible mileage (I mean like 9-12 MPG, but mostly 10 MPG. Even if I were to stop traveling in the rough parts of the country, getting a new RV would cost a small fortune. And 15-20 MPG in one of the newer models will never pay me back with the difference in milage (not even close) to the extra money I’d fork over for one. What I mean is, I can get my motorhome to last about 200,000 miles (maybe), but after 200,000 miles on a new one, it would never pay me back with it’s 50% better MPG. I did the math. Yes, I’m that #Jewish.

However, newer RV’s drive better, are way nicer inside, are current and up to date mechanically, tecnowlogically and with creature comforts an older unit like mine just doesn’t have.

So now I’ll tell you the 2 bad things about keeping my older unit, but first let me tel you that keeping an older RV requires more attention. Nothing has broken, but like everyone else, my older RV has had it’s leaks. And it has no leveling system whatsoever. So, I water seal the roof and Windows constantly, and I try and find the flattest spot when I get to my destination. Also, the black tank can smell. I mean, you know I have Poop humor, but that sh*t ain’t funny. (See how I did that…?) 🙂

So here are the 2 things that suck about keeping my old RV instead of trading it for a new unit. First reason (and I hate myself for feeling this way): I get judged ALL THE TIME and people assume I am a homeless person. Just the other day my neighbor came out of her home and walked across the stree and to its end where I was parked and unloading from a returned trip. She treated me and talked down to me like I was a direct reflection of the old, beat-up RV. After not so politely ordering me to “Never park that in front of my house or else…”. She then asked me *4* times where I lived as though she didn’t believe me when I pointed to my BF’s house just 2 doors down from where we were standing (where I live when I’m not on the road and which is my legal address). Then she was shocked, I mean genuinely surprised to hear that I own a car. It’s brand new and it’s nicer than what she’s pushing. But then I though she was going to seize up right in front of me when I told her (after again trying to prove I’m not homeless and now use my RV for animal rescue and enjoy lots of soul-searching camping trips in far away, peaceful places) that I also have a (gorgeous) new sport motorcycle. My point is that some people, for some reasons that have nothing to do with us, (“us” meaning my fellow RV’rs and #VanDwellers who live in or own a rig that isn’t new and gorgeous) think you are trash when you have/ live in one. I have been harassed and treated like total #WhiteTrash solely based on the age/appearance of it. I know, I know, even giving exactly 1/2 a f*ck about what people think of me or assume about me is very unlike me. But after I’d been approached by total strangers yelling at me to move it off their street (whether I’m visiting friends along my travels or parked right there by my house in between trips), can almost make a guy FEEL like he actually may be a loser or lazy bum or white-trash or whatever. The second bad thing about keeping my old, #Ugly motorhome is that I tend to get pulled over a lot. It’s a kind of profiling that the highway patrol/city police do. I think they assume that it’s not registered or insured because if you’re driving a sh*tbox like mine, you must be poor and therefore there is a higher probability that you’re some methhead who’s last thought in life is to have insurance or be registered. Every single time I’ve been pulled over, the police (in several different states) had ended up being nice. But it’s that profiling thing…

Anyway, I just thought I’d share my $.02 cents about the reasons I have no plans to upgrade.

There, that was short and sweet, right?

I’m taking the enire rest of this Spring and Summer to work with farm animals, and of course living in my motorhome on the farm. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do… And there at the farm I will once again be reminded of how living in the motorhome in a beautiful location between the trees and by a creek is so so good to your wallet too. When I volunteer, the parks or organizations either give me a free spot for the duration or pay for me to have one close by. This is a lifestyle I absolutely love. I truly just love it! Even in my #OldUglyRV…

I’ll buy a new one someday, but for every year longer I keep my ol’ buddy, I’m saving tons of money. And I need every penny I can get because of my bad habit of buying #Hookers all the time. 🙂

If/when I drop cold, hard American ca$hola on a new one, I’ll let you know. Until then I’m going to keep enjoying the f*ck out of what makes my c*nty neighbors and nosey strangers so upset. I might even have make some sex with my BF in it while parked in front of our homophobic neighbors house! Yah me!!




This is almost like a #ZombieApocalypse

So I took a few hour road trip north of San Francisco because I thought it would be great to get away on a non-animal-rescue-mission (because I’m like a #SuperHero) and I found this great BLM place near Cow Mountain. I emailed the department and they responded and said the land was open for camping first come/first served. So, I packed up the rats, kissed my cat goodbye, pet the BF’s dog on the head and gave the BF a sharp smack on his *ss (so he doesn’t forget me while I’m gone) and then I hit the road in the RV. I stopped for gas after 1/3 of the way out. And GodD*mnIt if the fuel-guzzling big block 454 didn’t get the exact same MPG as the last fuel up: 9.1 MPG. I mean holy sh*t. I’m a tree hugger and my 10,000 lb house on wheels drinks gasoline like a wh*re drinks… well… you know what I’m saying here. Anyway, all was good and quite pleasant until I got to the “Road Narrows” sign. Then it got worse at the “Pavement Ends” sign. It was raining and there was a lot of water and mud coming down the road as I was climbing through the woods into the mountain. And wouldn’t you know it- a mud slide. Nothing big, I could still get around it. But then a mile or so after that a really big one. Before I tried to go around it I assessed how screwed I might be. And took a picture. Then I crept around it without sliding. It just got worse from there. I wanted to turn around but there was absolutely nowhere to do it. And more water and mud was coming down. Believe it or not I got to the sign saying it was 5 miles to the site. Then 2 miles later I see a turnoff saying 3 more miles. About 1/2 a mile up, there was so much mud coming down and it was raining so much just making it worse, that the beast finally lost traction and I was spinning the duallies but slipping backward. Now a front tire is off the road hanging in a current of water pouring down the side of the road. I didn’t panic and I just hung my head out the window with one of those amazing flashlights that can light up even the tightest Mormon. 1/2 mile backing down a slippery, muddy mountain road and I only went off the road once. That’s pretty good. Anyway, I was able to turn around at the turnoff and pull into the parking area for the vehicles that were towing their 3 wheelers and 4 wheelers and first bikes ect. It was then that I realized that f*cking @AppleMaps was taking me THROUGH a HOV vehicle only road. I mean sh*t how I got even as far as I did I don’t know. But the road strictly prohibits any street vehicle from going further than the lot that they park in to unload their off-road toys. Holy. Cr*p. I could have gone off a cliff!
So even though I planned on staying out and off the grid for a few day, now I REALLY have to because the godd*mned road has to be washed out by now. I’m staying put until a ranger comes by to tell me I shouldn’t be up here. #Duh. I’m stocked for 3 or 4 days. So f*ck it. It’s f*cking nice up here. I bet you in the morning it’s gonna be beautiful. I’m probably in an amazing place on the side of this mountain with incredible views. I don’t know because it’s dark.
So anyway if you never hear from me again I probably either got eaten by a bear or rapped by a park ranger. Oh, if I could only chose! This feels like a zombie apocalypse or #IntoTheWild (but with marginal WiFi service).
Oh! And my iPad went into “Extended 1x” service/signal. Don’t care what that means. All I know is that I can post this to my blog. I am not even going to try and include a photo of the mudslide because it would take 4 days to upload. (Not complaining, I swear!). I am loving @Verizon right now though. My AT&T mobile phone can suck it with its “no signal”.
Ok, I’m done.
I’ll try to post tomorrow mornings mountainside photo to @instagram.

I’m totally gonna #Masturbate now.

I’m not proofreading this because I am #Lazy, so any and all typos and spelling errors can #SuckIt too.

Beauty is a Beast!

I’m camping up in very Northern California at a really great spot. This is a total non-animal-rescue trip. This is just for poops & laughs. But God, is it beautiful up here. There are SO many National Parks, State and BLM land you can stay at completely free. Unless you hate crickets, deer walking up to your rig/tent at night and gorgeous streams, ponds, mountains and rediculous star-filled skies, there is no reason for you to not toss the family and some camping gear in the car and go to one of thousands of awesome places to go unwind. Although I’m sharing the pictures on @Instagram tomorrow, check them out below. #RVLife #NoAnimals #TimeByYourself #Nature


Gorgeous pond with lots of horny Bullfrogs.


Parked in the trees


Let the sunshine. Let the sunshine in.


Seriously, this is my view!