there used to
be a hut
. . . for a long time now – I am not certain how long, months, years, decades – I have been obsessed with recreational vehicles.
Recently – this year, last year, at least – I have crawled around the internet webs, sniffing out tidbits and clues and data and
trailers, truck campers, motor homes, and even simpler outdoor lifestyle technology, such as tents and portable stoves, folding tables and cots, shovels to dig six inch deep holes for poop, and
you get the idea.
This is prose. Not poetry.
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wait – don’t forget – a bow saw
( quote$ from the 1996 Bounder motorhome manual)
EXHAUST GASES ARE DEADLY.
DO NOT BLOCK THE TAILPIPES OR SITUATE THE VEHICLE IN A PLACE WHERE THE EXHAUST GASES HAVE ANY POSSIBILITY OF ACCUMULATING EITHER OUTSIDE, UNDERNEATH, OR INSIDE YOUR VEHICLE OR ANY NEARBY VEHICLES.
OUTSIDE AIR MOVEMENTS CAN CARRY EXHAUST GASES INSIDE THE VEHICLE THROUGH WINDOWS OR OTHER OPENINGS REMOTE FROM THE EXHAUST OUTLET.
OPERATE THE ENGINE(S) ONLY WHEN SAFE DISPERSION OF EXHAUST GASES CAN BE ASSURED, AND MONITOR OUTSIDE CONDITIONS TO BE SURE THAT EXHAUST CONTINUES TO BE DISPERSED SAFELY.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES OPERATE ANY ENGINE WHILE SLEEPING.