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Transvan Tom

Age: 55-65

Member since August 2012

Old time camper but a newbe when it comes to traveling in a class B rv.

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Born in Ottawa, Canada in 1952 of Irish decent and transplanted in various US military bases for the next few years. Ended up in Cleveland, Ohio in the '60s where I tuned in, turned on and dropped out. After the hippie movement realized that Communism doesn't really work I cut my hair, tossed the hash pipe and got a job in the non-profit sector teaching school administrators and teachers how to apply for and manage grants. A few years ago it hit me that I really didn't have a retirement plan so my wife and I started a vending and office coffee service in the greater Cleveland area. My son runs the day to day operations and I can do my thing remotely. Now that the years are getting fewer, the kids are grown and the boredom of everyday life has set in it's time to paint the Transvan to look like a psychedelic bus and head out west to see Burning Man and Quartzite. Love meeting people and swapping stories around a campfire. If this is considered midlife crisis I'll be living till I'm 120.

I think I'll start with short 300 or so mile trips and work up to the Mother Road.

Any comments on solo RV & Boondocking travel experience will be greatly appreciated.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I don't think eating is considered a skill.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Ohio Power lakes south of Zanesville, Ohio

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Transvan Tom's Rig

1978 Dodge Transvan. Now that I'm done upgrading the mechanics am thinking about gutting out the cabin and modernizing but would like to hear from others who have done this first. Also have a 1957 Nimrod folding camper that I am restoring and may bring along for extra room.