Thread: Eco-Roamer - F650 based Expedition Vehicle

  1. #501
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    Hey Jay.

    I was told today that you are going to be at our shop tomorrow,ThermoKing NW,Kent ( Wed ).It will be good to see ya again.

    Alan.
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    Mark Twain

  2. #502
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    Hi Jay,

    If your route happens to take you down the CA Central Valley, our invitation still holds. (Wilton, just E. of Elk Grove, just S. of Sacramento.) You're welcome to a home cooked meal, place to park for the night with elec., opportunity to use a 20 sq. ft. shower, or anything else we could do for you. We both teach public school and my school is on break until after New Year. If you're headed down the coast, or need to keep a different schedule, however, I certainly understand-no pressure. Do whatever's best for you. Let us know.

    Tom

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    Just read the RV.net page.

    Pretty funny.

    Best line in there "The EcoRoamer in Alaska - Please note: The glacier was already melting before the EcoRoamer arrived..." Cracked me up Jay.

    super cool that they would let you defend yourself in there. I am not too sure many would do that.
    "Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war." -Allan Massie

  4. #504
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    Hi Jay,

    There's been a thread running over on the Sportsmobile Forum re. composting toilets. Your family and the EcoRoamer were recently featured in a news article where you mentioned that the gray water (including liquid human waste) were dripped onto the exhaust system and allowed to evaporate away. Several people on the SMB Forum read that and have been curious about residue. I am wondering whether there is a buildup of regular salt (sodium chloride) and uric acid, and whether these residues (combined with the heat-which drives most chemical reactions at a faster rate) would cause corrosion to the muffler, tail pipe, etc.

    Thanks for replying,
    Tom
    Last edited by TomH; 12-15-2010 at 06:56 AM.

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    Oh, I'm REALLY interested in this. Spent some time looking into it when I was planning my build. Here's a link to what I was able to dig-up.

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    Well after 5 days of consistant reading, I've finally finished! Jay, the open source concept is great! As a designer, its always a mix of secrecy for intellectual property and the idea of let someone copy you, while you work on the next cool thing. I'm definitely a fan of staying a step ahead and sharing the collaborative design experience.

    In regards to the name... I think you should rename it to the LEEDRoamer, hahaha. I'm kidding, I love the name EcoRoamer. I have been battling my own eco guilt after working for Target and designing disposable furniture at 40,000 units a pop that will most likely make it into a landfill in 3yrs+/-. I am totally inspired even more.

    On my trailer build, I have been trying to use as much reclaimed material as possible, not throwing away the great axle because it is doesn't fit my wheels, but figure out a way to keep it (still working on that one).

    I love the plyboo, I've only seen swatches of it and it wasn't affordable for Target furniture.

    I could go on and on about how much fun this has been to read and follow along on Twitter.

    Ok, I'm rambling and gushing, so I'll stop. Great work and great charity.
    Jeremy
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    That Roamer is an inspiration to us all. Nice truck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford Prefect View Post
    Just read the RV.net page.

    Pretty funny.

    Best line in there "The EcoRoamer in Alaska - Please note: The glacier was already melting before the EcoRoamer arrived..." Cracked me up Jay.

    super cool that they would let you defend yourself in there. I am not too sure many would do that.

    Anyway, Jay seemed to take it all in stride and said it best over on RV net:

    "Anyhow, I am delighted that the conversation is even happening, and I hope I have given you some more food for thought"

    http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...g/1/page/5.cfm
    Last edited by McZippie; 12-19-2010 at 04:01 AM.

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    Default Sighting!

    I just saw you guys in the center of eureka CA!!! almost drove off the road! Awesome rig, and truly impressive!


    Mike

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    Default Happy Holidays!

    Hi all,

    Merry Christmas
    from the EcoRoamer crew!

    Thank you all for a wonderful year on this thread. I can't believe we've been on the road for 12 months now, and have come full circle (sort of) back to California.

    Here's a Christmas treat for all of you, created by Scott Featherstone, who we just visited with his awesome family in Ukiah, CA. When we met Scott & his brother on their KTM's in Tok, Alaska this summer we had no idea that he had such talent for Gingerbread creations!







    After our adventure up to the Arctic Circle...


    ...it's wonderful to be back in California amongst the Redwoods:



    Our travel plans have changed a little. We were supposed to head south into Baja now, but with all that is going on there, plus other family factors, we've decided to take the EcoRoamer to the Overland Expo again this year, and then head into Mexico after that in April. In the mean time we're going to store the truck somewhere in Arizona (only slightly safer than parking it for 2 months in Mexico), and we're going to visit our old Land Cruiser in Malaysia, visit friends, take care of some work issues and take a short trip around the jungles of Borneo from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to Sandakan. I'm sure we'll have lots of stories to share when we see you all at the Overland Expo.

    You are coming this year, right!?

    Cheers & Happy Holidays to you all!
    Jay + Alice + Kurt + Maya

    PS - Have you ordered your Muskoka Foundation 2011 Calendar yet? All of the images were taken by the children in the Photography Workshops run by our Overlanding volunteers this year. 100% of the profits go back to the children in their local communities. Please TAKE A LOOK!

    Jay & Alice (+ Kurt + Maya!) - www.ontheroadlesstravelled.com
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    co-founders of www.themuskokafoundation.org - "Use what you know, to Do Good as you go!"
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    '97 - Landcruiser Diesel Prado - for excursions - Available for loan in Malaysia
    '07 - Ford F-650 - The first EcoRoamer - www.ecoRoamer.com
    '06 - Horizon AT - "rent" it FREE here.

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