Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Drive to Davenport and back!

Well tonight we took the Motorhome out for a drive to charge batteries and keep the seals sealed .

With the 3.70 Diff this Motorhome accelerates pretty good for a 10,000 LB Hotrod LOL.
Got a few bugs to work out as we have a Knocking sound coming from the front,  bottom of the coach .
really must get those new tires on this beast soon.

But with all of that , man this motorhome is smooth , It just glides over bumps and runs like a champ at 55 MPH.

Thinking we should replace the Windshield wiper motors from the Hydraulic to electric.
Also thinking it would be a great idea to take a hard look at all of the steering components now.

Got to tell you folks these motorhomes are never done.
It's more like a continuing construction project that never ends.
I am pretty sure we will be still fixing things as we are on our journey.

Will be posting more all the time as we get closer to our launch date.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Getting Closer to the Road now!

At the start of the video I say "I sure love this old motorhome".
Well, guess what? I really do , because it represents freedom for my and my Wife's souls!  It also represents something that is not really cared about much now days;  it is well built and almost 40 years old. Consider this: it's an RV that is older than most of you, and yet it is still on the road and still grabbing as much attention as when it was brand new! Fortunately for us and fellow GMC enthusiasts, some people really did care about quality back in the 70's.

Once Lynn and I are out there on the wild, wide open gypsy roads we will be able to share so much with you all. Yes, this old motorhome named "Alice " ('cause we're following her "down the rabbit hole") will take us to many places that have been forgotten and lost in this bland world of grey and black we now live in.

My hope is that through our travels, and sharing our ideas, and talking with people who do not live in a grey world we will open some doors to all who watch our videos. Perhaps this is just the start of a new way to live and love, and perhaps freedom is really out there if you can shut the modern world off.
Or perhaps it's all about taking the modern world and shaping it in a way that we all want?

Never-the-less, Alice and Lynn and Joe, along with with Amy , Rosie and Milton, will be heading out into the wide wide world very soon and perhaps we shall see some of you out there...

Be blessed, and keep on Rocking in the getting a little free-er free world!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hi everyone
Why would we leave our Home in Santa Cruz California and want to live in a Motorhome and on the road?

Well, here are a few of the reasons.

Santa Cruz is not the place it was when I was young.  In fact, it seems like a place I would never want to live. It has lost its soul to the people who came here from other places.

I have seen so called political leaders say "keep Santa Cruz Weird".
It is not weird now; it's like a ghost that is lost on its way to heaven.
Most of the people in Santa Cruz who say they have been here for a long time don't even know that a Jet crashed here in the fifties;
they don't even know that the Dog Pound was on the mountain where the Jet crashed.

You see, Santa Cruz is now run by people who don't care about Her history; all they care about is running a rather leftist city with zero tolerance for people who are not part of the false left.
It seems to me that those who came here brought  their attitudes with them and did not care one bit about the culture of Old Santa Cruz.

But it's not just that stuff; we also feel that sitting in one place waiting for life to come to you is a tad on the silly side.
We want to see America and share America with all the people who watch our Videos on Youtube.
LNJ Photo Nomads YouTube !

The Reason We bought a GMC Motorhome to do this with is the GMC seems to bring more happy faces than a standard Motorhome.

You see, they do make you smile :)




The GMC Motorhome is a very cool idea from General Motors.
But it's age can make it somewhat more delicate to operate.
That being said, I feel the Old Tech has some advantages to the Modern Motorhomes.

For one, it will not rot away like many of the modern RV's.
Rubber Roofs and Laminated walls were never a good idea.

The Drivetrain can be a bit over taxed imho.
a 455 with a THM 425 Transaxle and a twelve thousand pound coach seems a bit of a stretch to me.
However, Manny of Manny's Transmission Service has been able to make these transaxles much stronger than stock and that gives me some hope for the lifespan of these transmissions.

The Engine is carbureted and that does not bother me in the least, as I have used carburetors long before injection became the norm.
The Cooling System on these Motorhomes is a tad on the weak side.
My plan is to update the entire cooling system.

In closing, we can't wait to hit the road.
Our GMC will be our home, and our home will be coming to a State or National Park Near You!









Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Phoenix Will Take Flight January 20th 2017 !



The GMC Motorhome will be ready Jan 20th and Lynn and I will be heading out for a mini run . The First Month we will visit Ocotillo Wells Ca along with Anza Borrego Ca.


Days Until We Hit The Road!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fun with Heaters and Dash !

Our Furnace is Done , but we are waiting on a new switch. Once we have the new switch in we will post another video with the heater making heat :)