Wanderman

Age: 45-55

Member since August 2012

The MacGyver of RV's, www.thewanderman.com

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A bit of background, my name is Richard and I have been RV'ing on and off for 15 years. I finally decided that it was time to spend more time on the road than at home in the stick built house. Unfortunately, I am not retired so this dream has morphed into having a way to escape at a moment’s notice any time I can string together a few days or more. I live in New York City three days a week and Upstate NY the balance, with trips to various locales spread out over the year. I keep the RV ready to go. No reservations, no plan….just go. So far it's working for me.

Varied interests make for an interesting life. I have been and for the most part still am active in film/TV producing, law enforcement and the commercial orbital space industry. I am a commercial helicopter and fixed wing pilot. I SCUBA dive. I enjoy tinkering with motorcycles, hovercraft and anything else I can get my hands on! I have been working with computers since they used punch cards. Yes, I still even use Unix (Telnet for e-mail!) My coach is setup to have mobile broadband, satellite TV and on the go digitally stored video content. It's got a full Solar Charging system that fulfills all my electrical needs (except the A/C!)

The best part? It all works!

Skills & Expertise to Share

Electrical, Mechanical, Engines, Computers, Photography, Law Enforcement Training, Movies, TV, Electronics....lots of others. Ask!

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Quiet, secluded or with good folks!

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Wanderman's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

24 feet long

1991 Gardner Pacific Aero Cruiser 23 RBa I spent a lot of time researching low profile, compact class A RVs before finding the Aero Cruiser. After researching it I had enough information gathered to make a decision. I knew I wanted an LGS Short Wheelbase Chassis with a fuel injection motor and the Rear Bath / Bed configuration. I wanted a Driver's side door and a passenger side one. I had to have the Gear Vendor Under / Overdrive (even budgeted to purchase and install one!) Alcoa Aluminum wheels and a couch not a dinette. I wanted the window in front of the bed and a convection microwave in place of the stove. Oh, and not the pink-ish interior! The coach should have been well cared for and not have excessive miles with as complete records as possible. All in all I did great! Only thing I didn't get was the passenger side door. Ah well! I am really enjoying ownership! Many of my projects are done to simply update or expand the capabilities of my coach. After 20 years, some technology has changed and parts wear out. I fully expect to get another 20 years out of it!