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Home in Eugene for Xmas

Posted 12-23-2017 at 04:06 PM by bassgirl (Life in the Cloud)

Continuing my winter-holiday visit home to see the kids & grandbaby and to alleviate my homesickness a bit, I've been hanging out in the Cloud here in Eugene for a few days and I'm just happy as a clam in here. The kids and my hometown friends are 100% in agreement about how cool it is- I found a sweet RV spot on airbnb (i'm a veteran airbnb'er) and have been really enjoying the country feel of the place, as well as the short drive to everything in town. I'm going to stay in Eugene probably...
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The road, we hit it...

Posted 12-23-2017 at 03:54 PM by bassgirl (Life in the Cloud)

and this is just too cool. I love, LOVE, having everything all self-contained, and i'm just tickled that absolutely *everything* works the way it's supposed to.

The details: Eric (my best friend and music partner) traveled to Eugene, OR with me as we decided to caravan vehicles (I'd never driven an RV over the pass, and I thought that RV PLUS towing my car might be a little much for the first time). We pulled out in the late afternoon and reached Corning, CA around 7 or 8 pm- I'd...
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2750w Solar Panels, I Made It...

Posted 12-12-2017 at 09:01 PM by CountryFit
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How big is too big? In terms of solar systems, in my mind, it'll never be too big.

I started in 2013 with 5 Sunpower Grade B, 240w panels; a year later I added 4 Sunpower Grade A 240w panels. In summer time, it output a decent amount of electricity to charge my C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid as my toad, and the batteries. But in winter time, it's merely able to catch up with the demands from the house batteries for daily use, let alone with the toad.

The system had...
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We'll be Full Time in 3 weeks

Posted 12-06-2017 at 07:00 AM by tpk1923

Test to see if I am using the blog right.
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Cloud Launch Imminent!

Posted 12-06-2017 at 05:28 AM by bassgirl (Life in the Cloud)

I've been restoring my '92 Fleetwood Jamboree 27' Searcher Special (re-christened "the Cloud") for the past 2 months. It's been....a learning experience, to be sure, as well as more work than I had ever imagined! I knew it had been neglected for the previous 5 or so years, but as a complete RV newbie, I didn't know about aaaaallll the little things that can go wrong, break, fall apart, mold, etc on one, and I'd never heard the axiom "It's not IF they will leak, but WHEN"....
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New to the site

Posted 12-01-2017 at 09:18 PM by Sandflea

HI, just thought I would check in and say HI, I just signed up to the site and it sounds like a nice one.
I have been an RVer all my adult life, mainly because of my occupation as an equipment operator.
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