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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat May 18, 2013 9:59 am

I've been searching craigslist for the right "new" couch for the Land Yacht, found a big red velour 9 footer that I might go get.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sat May 18, 2013 10:09 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:I've been searching craigslist for the right "new" couch for the Land Yacht, found a big red velour 9 footer that I might go get.
Decadent comfort is mandatory!


whore yacht on wheels :?: :|
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat May 18, 2013 10:24 am

unjonharley wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:I've been searching craigslist for the right "new" couch for the Land Yacht, found a big red velour 9 footer that I might go get.
Decadent comfort is mandatory!


whore yacht on wheels :?: :|


Well, no one is charging any money...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sat May 18, 2013 10:34 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:I've been searching craigslist for the right "new" couch for the Land Yacht, found a big red velour 9 footer that I might go get.
Decadent comfort is mandatory!


Slut yacht on wheels :?: :|


Well, no one is charging any money...


There, fixed it...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat May 18, 2013 11:50 am

unjonharley wrote:
Slut yacht on wheels :?:


I guess we'll see whether the First Mate agrees or kicks your ass!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sat May 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Going to look at this camper tommorrow , will offer 500.00 .

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/rvs/3782229161.html
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Sat May 18, 2013 12:03 pm

Made some covers for my fire poi - not that I ever seem to spin much on the playa.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat May 18, 2013 12:43 pm

tatonka wrote:Going to look at this camper tommorrow , will offer 500.00 .

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/rvs/3782229161.html


Check on this one too http://portland.craigslist.org/grg/rvs/3804464592.html
Or this http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/rvs/3805851388.html
This one at least has a fridge http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/rvs/3803353267.html
So does this http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/rvs/3799174425.html

I had many of these old campers before...
The Caveman doesn't appear to have any greywater tank. It's got no water heater and I can't see a heater. That one also has no fridge, it's an icebox, useless. You'll end up putting your food in an ice chest.

I'd keep looking for a screamin' deal on something just a few years later, 1976 at least. I had several of these old pre-mid-'70s campers. It does beat a tent but I figure if you're gonna haul the weight and size of a camper on your truck, you might as well have some facilities in it.

This year I'm carrying an '87 Vacationeer 11.5 footer with everything you can think of, and I paid $1500 for it. Luxury on the playa but old enough to not worry about it and cheap enough to justify for only one week a year's use.
I've had cheaper ones that still had showers, air conditioners, water heaters, refrigerators, etc.

But if you want it and he doesn't take the $500 (I'd offer $400!) then wish him a nice day as you leave.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Sat May 18, 2013 12:46 pm

tatonka wrote:Going to look at this camper tommorrow , will offer 500.00 .

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/rvs/3782229161.html


Looks pretty good other than needing a bath. Looks like the one my Grandmother used to have. I guess they all look basically the same don't they...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sat May 18, 2013 1:15 pm

i thought with a sink it would have the hot water and the grey water taken care of , also the fridge couldnt tell if was a icebox from photo. Suppose to call before driving out , will ask more and save the trip if its just a icebox
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat May 18, 2013 1:22 pm

You can tell it's not a fridge because there's no access hatch on the exterior behind it. No hot water faucet on sink means no hot water heater, which is kinda' moot cuz no shower. Let me tell ya', your own nice hot shower is solid gold on the playa! If it had a grey water tank it would be under the rear of the camper, you'd see it and the drain valve.
Really, I'd pass on it. And I'm no snooty rich guy.

PM me about whatever camper you are gonna look at, I've had a lot of them, I'll have a look and tell ya' what things to look for, where the hidden damage and rot is, etc.
Always check the fridge, that's the most expensive item in the thing and in an old camper it's probably worth more than the whole rest of the thing. Physically verify that it gets cold. If it smells like ammonia, it's history. If it doesn't work, don't believe anything the seller says about why, or about how easy or cheap to fix it is. It isn't. And if it was, he'd have done it. If it works on propane but not on AC or DC, no big deal, you'll run it on propane all the time anyway.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sat May 18, 2013 1:38 pm

thanks will do :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sat May 18, 2013 1:53 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Made some covers for my fire poi - not that I ever seem to spin much on the playa.


Those are gorgeous!

If you put some LEDs on there, you can do some glo spinning without even having to light up. :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby ygmir » Sat May 18, 2013 2:18 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:You can tell it's not a fridge because there's no access hatch on the exterior behind it. No hot water faucet on sink means no hot water heater, which is kinda' moot cuz no shower. Let me tell ya', your own nice hot shower is solid gold on the playa! If it had a grey water tank it would be under the rear of the camper, you'd see it and the drain valve.
Really, I'd pass on it. And I'm no snooty rich guy.

PM me about whatever camper you are gonna look at, I've had a lot of them, I'll have a look and tell ya' what things to look for, where the hidden damage and rot is, etc.
Always check the fridge, that's the most expensive item in the thing and in an old camper it's probably worth more than the whole rest of the thing. Physically verify that it gets cold. If it smells like ammonia, it's history. If it doesn't work, don't believe anything the seller says about why, or about how easy or cheap to fix it is. It isn't. And if it was, he'd have done it. If it works on propane but not on AC or DC, no big deal, you'll run it on propane all the time anyway.


what the cap'n says.
I'm in the same boat, the camper part of "Frankencamper" was 1200, has toilet/ shower, good fridge, swampcooler, grey and black water tanks, etc, etc. and all worked.

IIRC, you got that nice old Ford F250? it'll handle any camper you can buy!!
and, if Cap'n is busy, I'm happy to advise, as well, having had many "low price" (not necessarily cheap) campers and trailers, and worked on same.
Where are you located? OR or CA , IIRC?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Sat May 18, 2013 2:27 pm

Savannah wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:Made some covers for my fire poi - not that I ever seem to spin much on the playa.


Those are gorgeous!

If you put some LEDs on there, you can do some glo spinning without even having to light up. :D

Great idea - but it's easier to just use my LED poi for that.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sat May 18, 2013 7:09 pm

You guys are all doing hardware stuff that I don't begin to understand. I made a collar out of stuffed animals for my fur vest.

I had to unstuff them and re-sew them with just a tiny bit of lightweight filling.

(Alternately singing, 'I feel pretty' and I went to the animal faire').
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sat May 18, 2013 7:35 pm

ygmir wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:You can tell it's not a fridge because there's no access hatch on the exterior behind it. No hot water faucet on sink means no hot water heater, which is kinda' moot cuz no shower. Let me tell ya', your own nice hot shower is solid gold on the playa! If it had a grey water tank it would be under the rear of the camper, you'd see it and the drain valve.
Really, I'd pass on it. And I'm no snooty rich guy.

PM me about whatever camper you are gonna look at, I've had a lot of them, I'll have a look and tell ya' what things to look for, where the hidden damage and rot is, etc.
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what the cap'n says.
I'm in the same boat, the camper part of "Frankencamper" was 1200, has toilet/ shower, good fridge, swampcooler, grey and black water tanks, etc, etc. and all worked.

IIRC, you got that nice old Ford F250? it'll handle any camper you can buy!!
and, if Cap'n is busy, I'm happy to advise, as well, having had many "low price" (not necessarily cheap) campers and trailers, and worked on same.
Where are you located? OR or CA , IIRC?



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby ygmir » Sat May 18, 2013 9:38 pm

over near FoxFur?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat May 18, 2013 11:46 pm

Isn't fox in Eugene? That's south of pdx.


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun May 19, 2013 12:27 am

ygmir wrote:over near FoxFur?



yes he's in banks , Im about 30 miles s of him in in dundee. Went to highschool in forestgrove which is really close to banks.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Sun May 19, 2013 7:10 am

Awesome fur covers, Drawingablank! If you ever find yourself with a little extra white yeti fur, try making covers for the LED poi, the glow effect it has is pretty epic.

We wound up getting a couple new ruggedized lighting controllers for our trikes at the Maker Faire. It'll take a little work to wrap our heads around arduino programming, but it's something we've been meaning to do for a while and it's reassuring to know a few of the experts at our lighting supplier will have our backs if we really need it.

There were lots of great playa memories at the faire, too. Nautilove (the nautilus art car), zonotopia, giant mouse trap, zoa, and a dozen things whose names escape me. It's even more fun to see the non-burners squee with delight when they see those things for the first time.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun May 19, 2013 8:39 am

been working on truck , runs good but gets 10mph -country rd driving. It has a High performance Carter carb on a eldenbrook manifold but single exhaust :( Dont have the funds to get dual exhaust installed so
will pay for the gas.
Also IM going to have the transmission checked , and the carb tuned to that exhaust . The idle is a little high , if you turn it down a bit it wants to die at stop signs.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun May 19, 2013 8:40 am

tattoogoddess wrote:Bought a 1.75l of Malibu and a bottle of bacon vodka after work with my tips. Yay booze!


Both excellent choices!

About the Ford wanting to die at stoplights... starting with the basics, good plugs, cap, rotor, wires... timing set right? If you have no timing light, you can do it the "shade-tree" way, advance it (turn distributor counterclockwise) until it knocks when you floor it, then back it off until it doesn't, and then a little bit more.
Vacuum leaks can make it do that. There are only a few vacuum lines in your truck, plus it can leak vacuum around the base of the carb, maybe one of the unused vacuum ports on the carb hasn't got a little rubber cap on it... one way to check is to spray something like WD-40 or brake cleaner or starting fluid at suspected areas; if it runs better as you do, you found it.

Those two idle mixture adjustment screws on the front bottom of an Carter carb might need tweaking. One at a time, turn them in until it noticeably runs shitty, then back out until it runs noticeably shitty, then go about between those two. it tends to be easier to keep track of where you are if you always go in one-full-turn steps, or maybe one-half-turn steps. That way you can count turns and know where you are.

Those only adjust idle mixture, the jets inside do the running mixture. I think it's safer to stay a little rich, you get less detonation and you have less risk of overheating. They tend to come from Carter jetted a little rich for that reason. The single exhaust on your motor might make it seem a little rich too, but unless it's extreme I don't think that will make it die at stoplights. If yours is way too rich you will have a fair bit of black smoke from the pipes and your spark pugs will look dark if you pull them out.

Try that stuff, see if it responds well.

Ygmir? Your turn... what do you think?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun May 19, 2013 8:44 am

5am Walmart trip.. Ehh why not

Got all the stuff to make bloody Mary's other then the tomato juice.
3 pairs of booty shorts on clearance
A pair or cargo shorts, hey it is cargo cult after all and you can store alot of shit in them.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sun May 19, 2013 9:33 am

Tattoogoddess, I can't wait to see those cargo shorts after you paint them. (Hidden message in this sentence).
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun May 19, 2013 10:05 am

I must be horrible spy with cryptic messaging lol. I am dying them black though cause they were all out of black.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun May 19, 2013 2:32 pm

I'm still unsure if I'll be attending TTITD this year, but I bought a hammock shelter for other adventures that will lend itself well in the event things do come together.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Sun May 19, 2013 3:10 pm

In order to make up for many weeks without doing anything for TTITD, I went on a little shopping trip. I got:

PVC parts for my friends MH
Tarp for said hut
50 bungee balls
Grommet repair kit
200 feet rope
4 more Ratchet straps
12 2 foot 1/2 inch rebar stakes
12 1 foot giant nails
2.5 gallon solar shower bag
Dr. Bonners baby soap
Cheap bottle of Vodka
5 days worth of Mountain House dinners
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun May 19, 2013 3:28 pm

TT120 wrote:In order to make up for many weeks without doing anything for TTITD, I went on a little shopping trip



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sun May 19, 2013 4:19 pm

Tattoo goddess, Then you can decorate them with a bleach pen.
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