RV for sale!

Our kids have aged out of family travel, so it’s time for our amazing RV to find a new home!  This 2014 Keystone Avalanche 360RB has been thoroughly optimized for full-time off-grid living and roadschooling.  Modifications include:

• Rear bunkhouse converted to two separate bedrooms.
• Installed solar power system, including 45 Amp solar controller and 555 Watts of solar panels
• Installed whole-RV inverter that provides 120VAC power to all outlets
• Installed full-size self-cleaning residential natural gas range, modified to run on propane
• Installed pre-charged pressure tank for unpowered water system use
• 3rd A/C unit installed
• Modified electrical system to put each A/C unit on separate cord, so all units can be run when “driveway camping”
• Battery charger reinstalled next to battery for improved charging
• Upgraded from one Group 24 battery to two Group 27 batteries
• Desk-and-bench seating installed in each of the rear bedrooms
• Installed three Vortex power vent fans
• Installed directional WiFi and cell antennas
• Installed freshwater tank overflow prevention plumbing
• Installed 4-bike rack on rear bumper
• Added exterior sewer line storage
• Installed upgraded tires and leaf springs

$42,500 and it’s yours!  Includes unlimited technical support by phone or e-mail.

Need a truck to tow this RV?  Pair it with our 2014 RAM 3500 crew-cab (seats six) longbed Diesel, modified for 5th-wheel towing, for $29,000.

Available for viewing in Monsey, NY.  Delivery possible.

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“Our RV”, by M

While going through some boxes, we found M’s work from the creative writing course he took on The Trip.  Here’s a poem he wrote:

In the start of the year two thousand fourteen,
we saw a new RV with a brand new sheen.

We signed all the papers and we took it from Yuma,
oh how we looked on the road, as sleek as a puma.

We were the envy of all, they gawked as we did pass,
when we drove through the towns the crowds did mass.

Her name was the Avalanche, a monster of brown, black, and red,
she had seven rooms, two bunks and a bed.

The RV was small, yes, but bigger than most,
and with her we traveled from coast to coast.

We passed through the Yukon on the way to Alaska,
then came back to the states and passed by Nebraska.

We got our licenses at a DMV in South Dakota,
we stayed there one night, then away we did mota.

We we’re careful at bridges less than thirteen point six,
because if we hit the the top we’d have a lot to fix.

We passed through Monsey on our way to Maine,
fighting our way through sun, hail and rain.

We headed to Canada along the coast,
while the terrible heat made us slowly roast.

Winter 2020 Trip, Day 38: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP, Eisenhower NHS

This morning I visited Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park:

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Some of the vast battlefield:

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Location of the Stand of the 8th Vermont, which suffered a75% casualty rate on October 19th, 1864:

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Looking out from the 8th Vermont’s position:

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I love the Northeast’s little states:

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The last stop of the trip was Eisenhower National Historic Site:

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From here is was a few short hours home.  Good Shabbos from New York!  See the trip map for today’s drive.

Winter 2020 Trip, Day 37: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Andrew Johnson NHP

I realized this morning that I’m close to the as-yet-unvisited Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so I decided to make a quick detour.  Unfortunately I had a tire fail on the way so I had to change the tire in the chilly rain.  Despite the delay, I did make it there:

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Yes, that’s snow.  I guess it is winter:

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Next I visited Andrew Johnson National Historic Site:

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Johnson is a fascinating character, and the visitor center and film were quite good.  Johnson’s original tailor shop is preserved here:

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Can I please go back to California?

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I had the blown tire replaced:

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I continued into Virginia to overnight at the Cracker Barrel of Woodstock, Virginia.  See the trip map for today’s drive.