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Old 09-10-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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One thing I love about Class B.

I am an old backpacker, a veteran of 400 to 600 mile thru-hikes and many mountains. One learns to travel light and half the fun of the trip is planning the equipment. The other half of the fun is talking about it and remembering it after it's over. The middle half is actually doing it, which gets more fun the farther away you are from the actual work. Sometimes during the excursion it is no fun.

I read the articles on modifications, furniture, adding a slideout to the maid's quarters, a mother-in-law apartment in the basement, and in what states it's legal to tow a hot tub behind the Hummer. There's a good chance I'd do that, too, if I had the money, and there's a good chance I wouldn't. But I don't blame the people who do. After all, who doesn't deserve a microbrewery, and a small winery for the guests who like a good red with dinner. There's something classy about an antique armoire.

My little thing (looks a lot like this but isn't it, 1988 Intervec FALCON 190, Class B RV For Sale in Junction City, Oregon | Guaranty RV Super Centers | RVMotorized.com - 104171
was given to me through an odd set of circumstances, a funny story I'll write sometime, and I've traveled in it about 21 nights out of 45. Right now it is sitting in the driveway, semi-gutted, being modified a bit for my interests.

What is fun is figuring out what I want to do, what I want it to do, and how to do that in as compact and convenient way as possible. There are endless possibilities and combinations, and very little room. Where is a good place for the dog's water, for instance. Where can I put an extra monitor-TV which will move out of the way? How can I make one 6' x 2.5' space serve as a bed, davenport, chaise lounge, and seat for eating and typing? How can the table be made to fit so as to allow a computer, eating, and someone to get around it?

And then how do you hide the wiring, install all the 110VAC outlets as well as some 12VDC. And combustible gas sensors, TV and wifi strength meters, rear view cameras, security lights and security cameras with memories.

It's all fun. The more problems, the more fun. After all, half the fun is the planning. I notice Class B is only 2% of the population of this site, and many of them single. I'm afraid if I were married I'd still have a Class 2 toad, with a 47' DP for my spouse. I'd boondock back there, no one would know I was in it. I won't say I'm difficult, I don't have to.
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