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    Nearly done with the electrical system of the van. 170Ah Lithium ion, 2/4K inverter, 400 watt of...

    Nearly done with the electrical system of the van. 170Ah Lithium ion, 2/4K inverter, 400 watt of solar, 40A MPPT controller. Should be up and running (or explode) this weekend. After that I have to finish the primary work table, which will be the last big piece of the build.
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    Preferred way to repair clothes?

    Holy shit this is incredibly useful. Thank you for sharing!
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    Roof vent is installed, fixed the side mirror, mounted the solar panels and ran the wires into...

    Roof vent is installed, fixed the side mirror, mounted the solar panels and ran the wires into the van. Currently working on putting in the floor. It's a lot but I'm making steady progress.
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    The Pronouns Thread

    Didn’t read your entire thing because a lot of it seems to be addressing cis people and I’m tired and at work. I will say that I use they/them and have for years now. Misgendering, past a certain point (like not being told) does cause pain, the same way being called slurs is painful. I like...
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    Scrubbed out the rust and repainted the spots on the van. Ordered the roof vent yesterday. Broke...

    Scrubbed out the rust and repainted the spots on the van. Ordered the roof vent yesterday. Broke a side mirror on accident so I’ll be replacing that tomorrow and sealing some spots in the van. Plan to put in the vent next weekend. Got into dumpster diving and I fucking love it. I’m making some...
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    Finished an initial draft of a floorplan for my new van: [MEDIA]

    Finished an initial draft of a floorplan for my new van:
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    Plains/Steppes with no People?

    Plains as in large flat areas of land. Where can I go in the US to find plains with no people? Not exactly desert (although feel free to mention some if you think they're good to check out) as I'm looking for something more temperate and less full of snakes and scorpions. Just wide open space...
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    Standing Pee Devices (For those with vaginas)

    Ended up getting that Tinkle Bell. Have used it twice so far, can confirm it seems to work well thus far.
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    sober travellers roll call

    Quit most drugs a few years back, had a few relapses, been pretty good for the past year and some change. Still struggle with cannabis and planning to quit buying again soon. One worry I have about travel is being put in more drug culture spots.
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    So I'm probably signing for it on Monday unless I change my mind.

    So I'm probably signing for it on Monday unless I change my mind.
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    Looking at a Ford E-150 today.

    Looking at a Ford E-150 today.
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    Planning to build out a van for rubber tramping. Originally was thinking a minivan, but after...

    Planning to build out a van for rubber tramping. Originally was thinking a minivan, but after doing a floor plan I think I'd be much happier in a full size van, primarily for floor space. I recognize it's really important to me to have a designated religious space and it's incredibly difficult...
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    Standing Pee Devices (For those with vaginas)

    Starbucks Venti/Trenta cups are also excellent for this. I would do that when I was working at Sbux.
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    Standing Pee Devices (For those with vaginas)

    Anyone used one of those things (funnels, cups, whatevers) that let you pee while standing with a vagina? For example: Amazon link There are cheaper ones and some more expensive ones. How're people's success rates with these things? I've just been squatting during day hikes and there's a...
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    Anyone run with a Honda Odyssey?

    Mine is 2009! Honestly can’t remember if my family bought it used or new. I’ve never really tracked MPG, so I’d have to look it up. Not as amazing as a Prius not as bad as a big RV. TPMS light has been on for months, recently had something pop off the engine which was apparently an easy fix...