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    I need help in California... please.

    Why stay with halfmeasures? I would go with barbed wire and call it a day.
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    I need help in California... please.

    That dolphin is a beauty!!! I'm drooling over it. However we have two kids and I'm afraid there are seats for two. I don't think it is safe to have my two kids bouncing around in case of an accident.
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    I need help in California... please.

    Thanks for the info but that type of vans is not what I'm looking for. We have them over here in Europe and that's nothing special. The engine is monuted sideways and there is so little space under the hood that even a squirrel would have problems with repairs in case something happens. I think...
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    I need help in California... please.

    @rustybucket, it seems that you are missing the point so I will try to explain it to you in points. 1. Arrive in LA 2. Find home for two, maybe three weeks and in the meantime... - buy van - convert van into cmapervan - meet interesting people 3. Start my trip from south to north to visit...
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    I need help in California... please.

    @rustybucket I am aware that the west is nothing special because of the high costs of living but my situation is quite unique because I have nothing. So if I get my s*** together and find a good job or start a business, I will stay. If things get too complicated, I will simply pack my van and go...
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    I need help in California... please.

    Thanks for the links but typical RVs are too conspicuous and cheap RVs are a mess inside. That's fine if someone has two or three months for such a project. I have probably ten days for the conversion so that's got to be a van with a sleeping area, solar panels, refrigerator, water tank and...
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    I need help in California... please.

    The answer is simple. We have a pretty decent life over here. I am a specialist in a few areas, so I do not have to look for customers, they actually look for me. I do not have to work on a daily basis. I do not make a lot of money either but I prefer having more free time and less cash rather...
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    I need help in California... please.

    Thank you for the reply and offer, will keep that in mind if nobody else pops up. I will probably have around $8000 for the car and I wonder if I cen get the long wheelbase version with the raised roof for that price. The production year doesn't matter as long as it is not older than 2005-2010...
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    I need help in California... please.

    So things are becoming a little bit tough for me. I was supposed to send my truck into the US (described in this thread: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/moving-with-my-rig-to-the-us.1085547/) as I was assuming the shipping costs from a few years back. Unfortunately prices have skyrocketed so I...
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    Moving with my rig to the US

    Trying to slowly get some future customers as I am arriving soon. I just take such photos and can't do anything about it. The 'problem' with nudity in Europe is that nobody cares about being covered so it's not considered something hot. When I go to a beach in Greece many people are just naked...
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    Moving with my rig to the US

    I can't keep the truck here. First of all there are quite a lot of limits when importing vehicles. I don't know whether it applies to vehicles previously exported from the US (like mine) but in all other cases you need a lot of permits from NHTSA, DOT, CBP EPA etc. You can get a waiver for all...
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    Any geeks out there? Help choosing a laptop.

    OK, guys, I am really glad for the answers but let's refrain from starting the Apple/PC war. Apple got ruled out for the following reasons: 1. Not my price range 2. More apps for PC 3. Already bought some PC-only apps which I don't want to change 4. Got used to PC and even if Apple offered me...
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    Moving with my rig to the US

    We are thinking about 4 months. Please note that our truck is equipped for overlanding (fridge, shower, rooftop tent, kitchen etc.). I don't think that renting a truck built like that will be cheap... But maybe I am wrong.
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    Any geeks out there? Help choosing a laptop.

    Due to my upcoming move to the US I am in need for a good laptop. I have always used desktop computers (which I assembled myself) but circumstances will force me to buy a laptop which has to be as good as a desktop. There are so many models to choose from, so I am totally puzzled, dizzy and...
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    Moving with my rig to the US

    The thing is that we got the oportunity to move legally to the US but at the same time we have a happy, satisfying and easy life over here. So our line of thought was that if we are to 'sacrifice' all the good things we have here, we have to go big or go home. I have heard that California is...
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