Spotted: 1950 Flxible in Aqua

March 18, 2014 by JJ in Buses, Old Motorhomes with 0 Comments



Spotted in Quartzsite, Arizona by Jim and Rene of Live Work Dream blog fame. Thanks for sharing your photo of this 1950 Flxible.  We think she’s pretty cool in her vintage looking aqua paint.

Photo by Rene Agredano @LiveWorkDream

Flippin’ RVs – New TV Series about Custom Vintage Trailer Restoration

March 10, 2014 by JJ in Classic Trailers, Videos with 10 Comments


Flippin’ RVs is a new television show about the incredible world of vintage and collectible travel trailers. Read more →

Retro Design Inspired Caravan Controlled by Smart Phone

October 3, 2013 by JJ in Motor Mansions, Travel Trailers with 0 Comments


What could be better than retro appliances, furniture, and automobiles that in addition to looking awesome, also feature all the latest technologies? Well, in our opinion, not much. In a perfect world, our 1978 Wanderlodge that we adore so much would have digital gauges, dash A/C and… a smart phone leveling system!

Like Airstreams, Wanderlodges, VW buses, and other vintage caravans, those cool vintage designs have stood the test of time… but their technologies have not. caravisio-outsideManufactures on the cutting edge are combining design cues from the past with “smart” technology like app controlled appliances of the future.

And the future is here!

European motorhome manufacturer Knaus Tabbert is the designer behind the “smart” Caravisio caravan. Check it out…

We say, Bravo!

Nomadic Photographer’s Daily Life Photo Blog

October 1, 2013 by JJ in Art & Design, Lifestyles with 1 Comment


Images of vintage automobiles, ocean side sightings, parties with friends, and french pressed coffee is enough to beckon even the least adventurous spirit to the road less traveled. A lifestyle photographer and nomad, Jay is the eye behind the photography at slider Magazine and the hands behind the wheel of this Class C Tioga RV.

We must admit, it’s a bit like playing “Where’s Waldo?” for us because Jay has crossed paths with some of our fellow nomadic friends in his first year on the road! We’ll have to catch up with you soon, Jay!  Thanks for sharing this awesome, editorial submission and congratulations on your first full-time year on the road!

See if Jay captured you in his lens and on the road… here’s a glimpse into his nomadic photo journey.

Now go check out the rest of Slider Magazine.


Go-Go-Gadget RV Waste Tank!

September 26, 2013 by JJ in DIY, Travel Humor with 0 Comments


If Inspector Gadget was using an RV as a get-way-vehicle and the bad guys were trailing him, what would he do? Well, we think he’d pull out something like the Thermasan to wipe them off the map!

“Go-Go- Gadget Thermasan!” he’d yell and just like that, “SPLAT” the villain would be derailed by the contents of the inspectors waste tank!

Sounds like a great imaginative cartoon gadget but it’s not completely fictitious! It’s real. There is a hi-tech (circa 1970’s) system that is capable of taking your unwanted RV septic waste to the point of total disintegration and then blowing it out an exhaust pipe.  Unfortunately for the Inspector, it wouldn’t splatter a window, but it would eliminate the need to stop! “Woozers!”

Contributor, Byron Reynolds submitted his findings on the Thermasan system after discovering some mystery plumbing parts still attached to a Travco he is using as a parts donor. Byron is building a motorhome out of an old ’75 International Grumman Kurbmaster step van.

More information on the Thermasan device

The Thermasan System is a waste destruction system that eliminates the inconvenience of holding tank evacuation stops.

Patient Invention schematics.

imagesOriginal 1973 GMC Motorhome Thermasan System Service Manual (PDF)

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