RV Nearly Hits Me & More Campgrounds Closed

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  • Published: 20 May 2019
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    Join Me On Patreon: patreon.com/nomadicfanatic
    My name is Eric and I travel with my 26lb cat, “Jax” in a 2012 Coachmen Mirada 32BH Class A Motorhome on a Ford Super Duty truck chassis. (V10 Triton) We travel about 35 miles a day chasing 70 degrees year-round. Here is my gear & some popular questions answered:

    Gear: (UPDATED 2019)*
    *Video: Canon M50 Mirrorless
    *Main Vlog Lens: Rokinon 12mm 2.0F EF-M
    *Stabilizer: Zhiyun Crane 2
    *Additional Lenses: Canon 11-22mm ef-m, 15-45mm ef-m, 50mm ef-s, 75-300mm ef-s & 10-18mm ef-s
    *Audio: (On Camera) Rode VideoMic Pro+ With Rycote VMP+ Deadcat
    *GoPro 7 Black for water/action shots
    *GoPro Hero 6 Silver with Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel mic for Driving Narration
    *GoPro Hero 4 Black for Timelapses
    *SJ4000 for driving shots out the front window.
    Time Lapses: Gopro Hero 4: 2 second intervals. Sped up 1200x, cropped 4K down to 1080 for panning
    Night Lapses: Gopro Hero 4 Black manual settings: 800 ISO, 30 second Shutter, 3000K WB, Protune On
    Slow Motion: Shot 1080p 240fps. Reduced to 8% in Post Production
    Additional Audio: Sony ICD-PX333
    Editing Laptop: 2015 MacBook Pro 2.8ghz i7 16GB Ram, 500 SSD
    Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    Editing Encoder: Adobe Encoder - Presets: MP4 VBR H.264 16mbps
    Aerial Drone Shots: DJI Phantom 3 Standard Shot in 2.7K Downscaled to 1080p
    RV MPG: 7-8mpg depending on generator use.
    Solar: 1280 Watts (320x4) Rec N-Peak Monocrystalline 120 cell panels on Roof.
    Charge Controller: Victron MPPT 150/85-TR
    Inverter/Charger: Victron 3000 watt MultiPlus
    Batteries: Battle Born Lithium 100ah x 3 = 300 amp hours.
    Mobile Wifi: AT&T Unlimited & Verizon Unlimited
    Music: find-freelancer.pro/user/audiolibrary
    Jax is a MaineCoon/Ragdoll Tabby mix. He weighs 26lbs. Born April 21st 2010.
    Tennessee Hayride by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Artist: audionautix.com/

Comments • 1 375

  • Kenneth Archambeau
    Kenneth Archambeau  13 hours back

    Blame squatters.

    • ceslade1
      ceslade1  2 days back

      At least you can still go and visit. Here in Idaho we have a couple Texas billionaires who have bought up huge tracts of the state and are blocking off a bunch of the hunting and camping access roads. They've also had security guards harrassing fisherman who have a right to fish as long as they stay in the water. So you know, everyone complaining about how crap the government takes care of things know there is a flip side where your state sells things off to people who block use to them.

      • mollyisenbarger1
        mollyisenbarger1  5 days back

        I'm always amazed at how unsafe and reckless some drivers can be. I just got back from a 2 week camping adventure, and while driving on I-75 through a construction zone, I had a guy in a pick up truck who was 5th in a line of cars waiting to enter from a standstill from an on ramp with a yield sign pull out right in front of me. I was going 60 with my Ram 1500 and a 26 foot travel trailer. The guy did not accelerate, just pulled out and basically stopped. All I had a was narrow shoulder to my left and a concrete wall to try and avoid a bad rear ending of this guy. I slammed on the brakes and somehow, someway, avoided hitting him. Must've been by an inch. Maybe. I have no idea what that guy was thinking as no one was behind me, and he was behind several other cars in line waiting to enter the interstate like they should've been. This was not a merging situation due to the construction. I think they need to make the test for getting a license much harder. People are dying on the roads because of people like that. I feel bad for truck drivers. Yes, I've come across some really dangerous truck drivers, but I've seen far more idiots in passenger cars pull some very dangerous stunts. They don't think about how long it takes a truck to stop. Or an rv. Anyway, yeah...very scary when things like that happen. Glad you stayed safe!

        • John Robinson
          John Robinson  1 weeks back

          Eric the one thing i can tell you about change is this the longer you live the change you WILL see.

          • Eileen Moore
            Eileen Moore  1 weeks back

            Thanks Eric. Will pick one up next week.

            • Will Brown art
              Will Brown art  1 weeks back

              Love Washington I just did state ROUTE 410 you should check it out super crazy beautiful route . I made a video it's on my YouTube channel 😁👍

              • bullnpcola
                bullnpcola  2 weeks back

                Not to mention the dumb ass in front with blinker on

                • jim page
                  jim page  2 weeks back

                  Over react much😿

                  • christothegreat1
                    christothegreat1  2 weeks back

                    WTF where’s the fiancée Eric ?!

                    • The Erratic Pragmatic
                      The Erratic Pragmatic  2 weeks back

                      No Joke!! Your not alone bud!!! Same here last week by an ant on wheels-inches!!! I still can't believe he/she?¿? didn't tag me•🤔😒 Hey-I love driving anything but when you're sharing public roadways ways-keep your friggin 👀eyes👀 open and your mind🤔 on what your doing many of us including me have families~Safe travels NF-💪🙃✌

                      • dane jurasley
                        dane jurasley  2 weeks back

                        Glad you spoke up. Old buzzard can’t drive safely. You may have actually saved a life in the future.

                        • wayne halladey
                          wayne halladey  2 weeks back

                          This is click bait. You weren’t anywhere close to being hit.

                          • rachael courtnell
                            rachael courtnell  2 weeks back

                            ye the few ruin it for the many :(

                            • rachael courtnell
                              rachael courtnell  2 weeks back

                              ROFL yes indeed cameras are great witness' :)

                              • Ron Dunham
                                Ron Dunham  2 weeks back

                                Eric, Jax is a great cat who needs an easy to do weight lose program...started now...( or this little friend of so many of us follower's, is going to start having serious medical problems.) 1. set and keep to a regular feeding time schedule, ( i.e. 6a.m., 11a.m., 4a.m., and 9p.m. 2. buy a digital kitchen scale and weigh out each of his meal portions ( start with 40 grams of wet food for each of the 4 meals) (( stop feeding any and all dry kibble)) 3. weigh Jax once a week (saturdays are easy to remember) in the A.M. prior to feeding him. Make a simple chart and notate the weight. 5. Adjust his gram/food portion up or down, in very small steps (of 2 or 3 gram changes) in response to his weight target 6. Jax is a big cat and looks like his ideal and healthy weight may be 12 or 13 pounds... Ron

                                • PIMP
                                  PIMP  2 weeks back

                                  pizza boy

                                  • Heber Belles
                                    Heber Belles  2 weeks back

                                    You complain about how some other guy

                                    drives on the highway and you cant even park you RV at Walmart correctly. look at 6:11

                                    • Ricardos Creations
                                      Ricardos Creations  2 weeks back

                                      Eric, thank you so much for sharing the bad with the good! After watching your near misses, and the video of your solar panel flying off, I've decided to add 24-hour video monitoring and recording to my build for safety.

                                      • Tristan Street
                                        Tristan Street  2 weeks back

                                        cool video sorry about the spot

                                        • Russell Spade
                                          Russell Spade  3 weeks back

                                          Let us know when you actually get hit. Almost doesn’t count.

                                          • Palmettodeuce
                                            Palmettodeuce  3 weeks back

                                            Meanwhile you’re driving with an unsecured propane tank next to you?

                                            • Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
                                              Jack & Tracy Van Dolah  3 weeks back

                                              I’m really sorry Eric. I know. How much you love Riffe River. 😔
                                              You’ve taken us with you there many, many times. So peaceful & beautiful.

                                              • MrVoica
                                                MrVoica  3 weeks back

                                                You sound like a big pussie on the road Get used to it . Just your Eagle these days.

                                                • Doug Lamp
                                                  Doug Lamp  3 weeks back

                                                  Big brother is watching out for you. Freedom? What freedom? Reasons people are leaving the west coast in droves.

                                                  • fred lybarger
                                                    fred lybarger  3 weeks back

                                                    Crop fans??? hehehe

                                                    • Wandering Nature
                                                      Wandering Nature  3 weeks back

                                                      8 hours means you can sleep over night

                                                      • Aleta
                                                        Aleta  3 weeks back

                                                        A couple of years ago, they had a problem with abandoned 'drug' RV's in Oregon...maybe that's why they've been so down on any parking...??

                                                        • dane jurasley
                                                          dane jurasley  3 weeks back

                                                          I wish you would have hit that dude with a bat.

                                                          • G Cor
                                                            G Cor  3 weeks back

                                                            The dam work may be some official line and maybe true but another reason... it is their reaction to the huge homeless population influx. Already the third largest homeless population in the country with a 28% increase from 2017 to 2018. The estimates for 2019... another 30% increase. The tent cities are being raided and the camping areas are being shutdown or patrolled like crazy.... That's the scoop.

                                                            • eren mori
                                                              eren mori  3 weeks back

                                                              WA-state-part-u-are-at-voters-vote-for-REP-PARTY-N0T-DEMOCRATS!--boo!

                                                              • T X
                                                                T X  3 weeks back

                                                                Probably another unemployed YouTuber like you I suspect

                                                                • Michael W. Jones Jones
                                                                  Michael W. Jones Jones  3 weeks back

                                                                  Dude..... major over reaction. Calm down and roll with it bro. You never made a mistake driving your rig ? Thats what I thought.

                                                                  • blue car joy Haven
                                                                    blue car joy Haven  3 weeks back

                                                                    Tough times in this world ..so sorry ..blessings to you

                                                                    • Campgoer One
                                                                      Campgoer One  3 weeks back

                                                                      That's really sad that that beautiful place is not a camp ground anymore..I feel the disappointment in you....😥

                                                                      • Laura Smith
                                                                        Laura Smith  3 weeks back

                                                                        There is nothing you can say, you must drive extra defensively. I've had the tail end of semi's almost hit me numerous times. You have to be really alert when driving an RV or towing a TT.

                                                                        • j j 2021
                                                                          j j 2021  3 weeks back

                                                                          Time to down size from that huge motorhome look in to the ford transit camper dually maybe

                                                                          • Mark Rogers
                                                                            Mark Rogers  3 weeks back

                                                                            That's a shame you won't enjoy yourself because you have to have your YouTube channel that's why you're traveling is to enjoy yourself and get away can't you wait a day or two to edit or talk to people my goodness

                                                                            • Mark Rogers
                                                                              Mark Rogers  3 weeks back

                                                                              Shift happens everybody needs to relax we all make mistakes

                                                                              • Christine Taylor
                                                                                Christine Taylor  3 weeks back

                                                                                I looked in the video description, but didn't see a specific listing for your dash cam. Is there one that you recommend?

                                                                                • Tim
                                                                                  Tim  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I believe this dude was drifting not changing lanes.... It’s happened to us many times from tractor trailer drivers....

                                                                                  • NakNaksdad N
                                                                                    NakNaksdad N  3 weeks back

                                                                                    FYI... YT unsubscribed me. They seem to be doing this a lot lately to many with YT channels. That guy in the 5th wheel is what is known as a week end warrior. He does it all the time? He did nothing wrong? Rarely does a full timer do something so asinine. That could have been a serious accident. A suggestion if i may. When i am being overtaken by another vehicle i let off ever so slightly on the accelerator and this speeds up their "pass" and increases the distance between us as they pass. i watch for these foolish lane changes by having my foot ready to tap the brakes if need be. Glad ur safe.

                                                                                    • umacks
                                                                                      umacks  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Back up cameras can be installed as a rear view...just hook constant power to the camera....easy peasy. I have done this on my travel trailer and it is like I am sitting on the back bumper......practice backing up with it and you are laughing

                                                                                      • NP
                                                                                        NP  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Yep when I went camping years ago I expierenced same ordeal of camp grounds closed. That was year that only way to get site is with reservation. That year we stopped camping

                                                                                        • Doug Weatherup
                                                                                          Doug Weatherup  3 weeks back

                                                                                          You're making me want to visit Washington State now. But only in the summer.

                                                                                          • john mccay
                                                                                            john mccay  3 weeks back

                                                                                            actually blowing the horn just makes people let off the gas. he cleared you just let off the gas and then go on your way. He was traveling faster than you and the sports camera make it look much closer.

                                                                                            • Chris Rudicel
                                                                                              Chris Rudicel  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Thank you for the beautiful scenery and positive attitude! (Usually)

                                                                                              • Linda Bishop
                                                                                                Linda Bishop  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Glad your ok 🙏

                                                                                                • Seaside Mom
                                                                                                  Seaside Mom  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  There is one thing certain in the life - and that is things always change.