YSaC, Vol. 1746: Hey Jack Kerouac …

2014 August 22

You know what’s always sounded like fun? Loading up everything I own into a motorhome and taking off. Just hitting the Eisenhower highway system, going wherever I want to go, with all the comforts of home right there behind me. These modern motorhomes are just amazing — they’re super efficient with space, and some of the newer ones are downright luxurious.

The one thing I’d be afraid of is that in windy conditions, they’re pretty much a giant rolling billboard getting blown around on the road. All that surface area just catching the wind — it’s got to be pretty hard to keep it going in a straight line.

So imagine my excitement about this:

Free Motorhome

Come and get it!
Call Rex at [redacted]

Condition: excellent

This is PERFECT! Look at all that storage room, and I don’t have to worry about it tipping over in a strong wind! In fact, I can hang my laundry up to dry while I’m driving! And it’s FREE, y’all! Like Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, I’m On the Road!

Thanks, Jason!

34 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 August 22

    This will be perfect for that favorite of community theaters everywhere, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Craigslist.

    Adores: 5
  2. 2014 August 22
    meeshybee permalink

    I see the motor, but where’s the home?

    Adores: 6
    • 2014 August 22

      Home is where the rust is.

      Adores: 1
    • 2014 August 22
      Bombdude permalink

      No.. no you don’t see the motor, and I question whether it’s even there, either…

      Adores: 2
  3. 2014 August 22
    HamCan permalink

    Well, at least the AC works…

    Adores: 8
  4. 2014 August 22
    MissMommyNiceNice permalink

    Nothing like the feeling of wind in your hair as you fly down the open road. And your ass. And your belongings.

    Adores: 1
  5. 2014 August 22
    camille permalink

    People who live in invisible houses shouldn’t throw invisible stones.

    Adores: 3
  6. 2014 August 22

    I don’t have a comment. I just wanted there to be four dogs in a row.

    Adores: 12
    • 2014 August 22
      camille permalink

      Bingo!

      Adores: 3
      • 2014 August 22
        capnmac permalink

        Walrus!

        Adores: 2
        • 2014 August 22
          MissMommyNiceNice permalink

          It’s a trap! Run away!

          Adores: 1
        • 2014 August 22

          Egg man!

          Adores: 3
      • 2014 August 22
        One Moving Violation permalink

        Parcheesi!

        Adores: 2
        • 2014 August 22
          capnmac permalink

          ¡Gesundheit!

          Adores: 1
  7. 2014 August 22
    capnmac permalink

    Looks like somebody’s Burning Man “art car” project was derailed.

    Can we call this a Windybagel?

    I really like the single corrugated metal panel in the back as the nominal floor (“It doesn’t even have a FLOOR!” “Does, too–watch” [spot welds metal sheet] “See, floor, right there! Happy?”)

    Mind you, the fact that this, ah, er, vehicle does not appear to have a fuel tank could limit one’s range. (Note, no mention of “Runs good!” or “great mileage” in the ad; nor of needing a 24-30′ long trailer to haul it away.)

    But, it will hold a lot of bees.

    Adores: 7
    • 2014 August 22
      Ralph permalink

      Fuel tank? Use a portable one — My 1972 Land Cruiser ran for years on an outboard motor tank on the front seat, with the gas hose running to the carburetor. Just pump up the bulb and you were good to go. You could also fill up the tank without having to bring the whole (or part) vehicle to the gas station, or using jerrycans. I’d be more worried about the apparent lack of an exhaust pipe or muffler, assuming you actually want this thing to run.

      On the other hand, with some chicken wire, it would make a nice semi-portable aviary. I know someone who can probably use one of those.

      Adores: 3
      • 2014 August 22
        Windrose permalink

        Or an emergency evacuation vehicle! (EEV)

        I’ll take it!

        Adores: 1
      • 2014 August 22
        capnmac permalink

        In squinting at the photo, there does appear to be an exhaust pipe (just in front of the left rear wheel–was looking to see if there was a differential). Muffler (‘silencer’ for UK/Commonwealth gearheads/bodgers) would be just aft of the cab, and not visible in the photo.

        None of which means that the drivetrain is any more present than yesterday’s clouds.

        It does look, though, like this was a factory-made RV at some point, as there appears to be a frame for a water tank on the left side.

        Adores: 0
    • 2014 August 22
      nojazzhere permalink

      Sure it has a fuel tank, Capn…..you’re sitting on it. Just don’t get your seatbelt too tight.
      Plus, it’s great for conducting those sight-seeing tours!!!

      Adores: 1
  8. 2014 August 22
    MissMommyNiceNice permalink

    This will be perfect to pick up my free (vancouver)! How fast can the genie pigs in the engine wheel get me to (location)?

    Adores: 7
  9. 2014 August 22
    MissMommyNiceNice permalink

    You know what this baby really needs? A bedazzled deer hoof gun rack. It well really pull the redneck chic look together.

    Adores: 2
  10. 2014 August 22
    One Moving Violation permalink

    I’ll take it! I got nothing to hide!

    Adores: 5
  11. 2014 August 22
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Hooee! This is going to take a lot of Legos to fix. Should I make it look like a pirate ship or the Enterprise?

    Adores: 10
  12. 2014 August 22
    HamCan permalink

    *In my best David Attenborough voice*

    And here we see the aftermath of a feeding frenzy, a frenzy started when this innocent motorhome, not noticing that it was leaking transmission fluid, attempted to ford a small stream in the Amazon jungle. The attack was swift and deadly leaving nothing but a picked clean skeleton. WinnebagoPiranha, silent, deadly and misunderstood creatures who perform a very important duty in the unatural order of things.

    Adores: 10
  13. 2014 August 22
    Ralph permalink

    Add it to the YSAC fleet.

    Adores: 4
    • 2014 August 22

      Great record keeping, Ralph. By the way, Punchity Punch Punch. 8)

      Good Afternoon, Campers of Happiness!

      Adores: 1
  14. 2014 August 22
    Lou Stool permalink

    Holy crap! Look at the size of that patio!

    Adores: 6
    • 2014 August 22
      capnmac permalink

      Lou!

      Adores: 2
  15. 2014 August 22
    Windrose permalink

    windy condition

    I’m not contagious! I swear it. Unless, you know, you’re a chicken.

    Can we call this a Windybagel?

    No. That is one thing we can’t do.

    Adores: 3
    • 2014 August 22
      capnmac permalink

      Well, we can’t call it “KazeBēguru” or “Ventosobagle”–that would be silly (and not eponymous at all).
      Hmm, “WendigeBagel” might work, though. Nope, Dutch is right out: “winderige bagel”–sparkiispeeling would render that Winniebago . . .

      Adores: 2
  16. 2014 August 22
    SpaceBug permalink

    Finally!
    A motorhome for the homeless.
    Yay.

    Adores: 8
  17. 2014 August 23
    One Moving Violation permalink

    Free Motorhome

    Some assembly required.

    I need a women to read the instructions, you know, because, guy here.

    Adores: 2
  18. 2014 August 23
    Brer Fox permalink

    Calling this a motorhome is a bit Dodge-y

    Adores: 2
  19. 2014 August 23
    Brer Fox permalink

    Condition: excellent

    I’d say it’s ex something, but cellent aint it. Maybe crement.

    Adores: 5

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