Saturday, April 11, 2009
RANDY VINING'S STEALTH RV
Randy Vining is a unique character who chooses to live full time traveling the country in his "stealth" RV. When Randy stopped in Murphys for a few days, Producer, Paul Moeller decided to feature his interesting vehicle and lifestyle on a program for Public Access.
Randy likes the anonymity his vehicle gives him. He can pull into any parking lot, or reasonable space and stop for lunch, or a nap, or wait out a storm, then pick up and be on his way.
The vehicle is a featherweight cargo trailer converted through his own inventiveness into 84 sq. feet of living space. It contains a shower, toilet, holding tanks, refrigerator, stove and a bed. Not that you can see them. The vents are really windows. He has solar panels on the roof. Its hard to believe that he can manage his favorite radio station, television, a computer desk and all of the comforts of what the rest of us call home, in such a small space. RVers tend to live light inside and heavy outside where the weather is pleasant and cares are few. (No mortgage). Randy has been retired for 35 years, much of it spent on the road, and wouldn't want to live any other way. Travel as a way of life gives him the time to write his poetry, philosophical essays, indulge his curiousity about people he meets, and visit quirky places in this country most of us have never heard about. Check him out at www.http://cheaprvliving.com/StealthCargoTrailer.html and mobilecodger.blogspot.com. I loved hearing his stories from the road. Local Access in Calaveras County is Channel 7.