Michael S. Mewborn
  • Male
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook

Michael S. Mewborn's Friends

  • T.J.
  • Jimco_W001
 

Michael S. Mewborn's Page

Profile Information

You And RVing
Part Time RVer
City and State where you are located. Do not use zip code, you know what it means but it means nothing to the rest of us.
Santa Rosa, California
Tell us a little About Yourself
I lived comfortably and happily with four cats in Sonoma County until it became illegal to do so. Had to get a better job, which I hated, and move into a house. Me and my kitties like the house but I've struggled to pay the rent. We were happy in the RV parked behind a barn where I had a woodworking shop.

I'd like to find a situation where I could live in my old Kayot next to my workshop and get back to work on my lathe. I love turning and I'm happiest when I'm doing work that I love doing.

I've recently gone into early retirement and though I haven't used the RV for travel in years. Still have it in storage but it costs me about $1300 a year to keep it there. I can bring it back to the house from time to time but only for a few days at a time. "It's a dance."
Anti-spam question: 4 plus 1 equals what?
3

My Profile ???

I may be a little confused about the typography of the site.  That said, this is a little about myself.

I just turned 62, living in Santa Rosa for the last 16 years, having moved here from a small town near Charlotte NC.  I lived near Santa Rosa with a partner I thought I knew but the relationship proved to be toxic... 

I escaped in a small, Toyota based RV and lived in that camper for about a year.  It was legal to live in an RV and park wherever you were clearly welcome by your neighbors.   I had a job and I was welcome to park behind the store and stay as long as I wanted.  I really like the job and they were happy with me.  That turned out to be over four years.

Along the way a larger motorhome came along, a '73 Kayot in pretty good condition.  I had a shower and a real kitchen and a generator and...  You get the picture.  Also, during this time four  kittens came my way. 

The laws changed in Sonoma County in November of 2004.  It became illegal to sleep, bathe, read or prepare food in an RV unless you were in a park and under a signed lease agreement.  And the parks became limited to leases of no more than 30 days.  Those lease agreements were never challenged but the rents became almost as high as and apartment of a small house.

Things had to change for me quickly.  After several months of hiding and looking for a better job, I found local work driving big rigs.  I could afford to rent a duplex in a nice neighborhood in the center of a block and was allowed to park my RV in front of the house.  The kitties loved it.  They know the backyards of every house facing the surrounding streets but the have no reason to go across the road.  They're 13 years old now. 

I'll continue this later.

Michael S. Mewborn's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Good Old RVs to add comments!

Join Good Old RVs

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Members

HOW TO MEMBER POSTS

  •         How To Links 

-Search Good Old RV's

-Start a New Group 

-Roof Repair Photos & Products

-Repair an RV Roof

-Pick Roof Sealer   

-Understanding RV Electrical Systems 

-Get RV Insurance   

-What to Look For When Buying a Used RV

-Jack Installs Fuel Injection in his Dodge 

 RV ARTISTS 

 

 Artist Roads                                              

                      

JOIN US AT GOOD OLD RVS

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us. Come on in and have some fun. JOIN HERE NOW

Forum

Replacing controller ,? And inverter 1 Reply

Started by Dave King in Vintage & Classic RV Restoration & Purchase. Last reply by Rick Cornell Apr 27, 2023.

Sway Bar Links 2 Replies

Started by Grey Wolf in RV Repair & Maintence. Last reply by Grey Wolf Apr 22, 2023.

Help with photo album 2 Replies

Started by Pat Griffith in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by Jimco_W001 Nov 8, 2022.

Events

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

JOIN US - COME ON IN!

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us.

 Come on in and have some fun.      

 Dedicated to a simpler, more rewarding and fun way of life in a Good Old RV... 

Vintage Travel Trailers, Vintage Campers, Camper Restoration, Bus Conversions, Vintage RV Forums, Old RVs, Tiny Homes, Boondocking

A work of art by member Paige Bridges

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 Disclaimer - Please Read it

Enjoy this site and use it totally at your own risk.

By using or viewing this site YOU agree to Hold Harmless anyone associated with it including other members. Also, YOU agree that YOU are solely responsible for ANY and ALL actions, results or damages. Members "opinions" are just that and any repair or alteration comments or recommendations are by folks who are not licensed repair  or mechanical professionals. Any repairs or modifications you do totally at YOUR OWN RISK. Use licensed professionals for all work to avoid possible serious injury or damage. Use  banks for purchases.  Have fun!

Copywrite & Trade Mark Registered GoodOldRV© ,GoodOldRVs©, GoodOldRVs.com©,GoodOldRVs.net©,GoodOldRV.Com©

© 2024   Created by Jimco_W001.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service