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Old 05-27-2004, 11:06 PM   #29
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Wink Southwest's CBR 600 RR Transportation Service

Try as i may- the major airlines do not seem to offer transportation for my bike! What's wrong with them? Short of an arial insert a' la' Laura Croft- i would need your lon. / lat. for such a dramatic "hello"...but alas- my contacts at the RAF have moved on- so the bike will have to wait and come with the remainder of my possessions...*sigh*.

My Google searches must be revealing the same data- but like you said- it best to come up and look around. So what's the problems on the 580? Traffic?

Something else that crossed my mind- An A/S from out of state- does that require yet another special Cali inspection? A friend of mine made mention about something to this effect...something about the number of "fuels" and "health"? When pressed- she furthered to include it was her experience years ago with a "home made trailer" or severely remodeled(?).
Surely, it will be at worst like the truck? An 04 / 05 with systems intact should get waived on- no?
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Old 05-27-2004, 11:53 PM   #30
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[QUOTE=Marina]

My Google searches must be revealing the same data- but like you said- it best to come up and look around. So what's the problems on the 580? Traffic?


580...80...980...280...traffic traffic traffic traffic OH construction during commute hours! and more traffic.

Check the DMV website about registering a trailer here in CA. We're hauling ours from Wisconsin and I got the info from there. www.dmv.ca.gov If I remember, it was no big deal, they want to weigh it and do a visual inspection of whatever. Is yours a motorhome or a tow trailer?

If you can't find what you need, let me know.
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Tentatively a trailer...

I was all ready to buy an 22' Int'l CCD, then started checking the numbers...they seemed to work, but the margin's made me uncomfortable. I'm sure they would work, but knowing how i travel (self sufficiently) it didn't jive.

So after a breif stint of looking at the Sprinter Westfalia (i still have the goose egg on my head from when i fainted), i feel comfortable with the 16' Bambi Int'l CCD, but alas- on another thread here i've seen photo's of the 2005 28' Int'l CCD and am now wondering if A/S will follow suit with the Bambi? If so- it seems it may be of a better design for my plans of "hi-tech" a' la' Jane Bond meets Tokyo motif...lol...

And now that it seems the better part of the SF Bay Area is nothing more than a rolling parking lot- i may just pitch a tent near my first class somewhere on the Berekley campus!

Thanks for the link- "pinkflamingoes" i'll follow it up in the A.M. It's past my bedtime here in the Central Time Zone...G'night & thanks!
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Old 05-28-2004, 01:11 AM   #32
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So what's the problems on the 580? Traffic?
Local Tip: We up here in Northern California do not say "the" before the freeway number. That's strictly a Sounthern Cal thing.
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Tenting on the campus?? that's been done. Seems to me the group finally got a vacant lot to move to, which was re-named People's Park. Berkeley at its finest.
No matter what anyone else says, find a place within walking or biking from campus. Parking in someone's drive seems the best. suz
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Old 05-28-2004, 02:12 PM   #34
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Wink I agree with you...

So let's just say for the sake of conversation, you have a house somewhere near Berekley...you have to pay high taxes, everything is expensive as all get out and here comes Marina...stranger to all- from a foreign land named Texas. Who constantly refers to highways as "the (whatever)" and is clearly out of place in Northeren California's ways and customs.

Something comes over you- you don't know what- but with the absence of your better judgement, you decide to rent "driveway" space to her...after all- she is a poor pitiful student just trying to get an education...never mind she looks like she near forty...anyway- you remain distracted by the motorcycle in the bed of her truck as she asks the price...you're aware time is passing...you're going to have to say something...it's geting awkward...and you say $______ a month.

So what did you say? We all know it could be anything- really! But what would a reasonable "guess" be on something so subjective? I alreadt have an idea...what would be your figure?
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Marina, I agree that if you can live IN Berkeley it would be nice - the problem is that it is very crowded and finding a driveway to park a CAR is one thing, a trailer is another. And I have no idea about ordinances on trailers, I know they are restricted down at the marina and in municipal lots. That said, I think if you were in the area and able to look around and talk to people, you would eventually find something for a reasonable price, (maybe $3-500 per month?) including power and water, and their support in case a neighbor complains. You also have to think about how you will handle your tanks.

For comparison, studio apts near campus generally rent from $700-1200 with lease commitments. I would be wary of anyone who didn't give it careful thought and consideration, and be careful about renters looking to sublet the driveway space without the owners permission.

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Old 05-28-2004, 05:00 PM   #36
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Thumbs up My thoughts...exactly!

"Hi", Safari! This looks like a job for "Craigslist" *superhero voice* Seriously, from what i had seen at the city's website...not gonna happen. While the posability exists- it looks like a long shot. Admitedly, for self sufficient living with power- i was thinking $300.00, maybe that is a pipedream? One thing in my favour, i have been getting up for the better part of my life at 3A.M. so, maybe, just maybe a commute wouldn't be toooo bad.
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Old 05-29-2004, 09:49 PM   #37
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I *think* Alameda has no ordinance problems with letting someone park a trailer in their yard. I see them in people's driveways/yards all the time here.

If and when you post at craigslist, make sure you mention all the cities you're willing to live in: Alameda, Berkeley, San Leandro, the ones surrounding Cal, basically. Money is tight, everyone's feeling the pinch since the dot-com crash, I'm sure someone will answer with an offer to let you park your trailer in the yard/driveway and pay some utilities, and rent the space, say, 3-500 a month (just guessing). It would benefit them as well, because of the privacy, they'd hardly ever see you because your living space is separate from theirs.

Give it a shot!!

Alameda is flat and some of us have decent sized backyards, if the houses are older.
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Thumbs up I'd like that!

Some place a little out of the way- away from the hussle and bustle of campus life and crazyness associated with it...i've lived in "Gated Communities" and in places where "Homeowners Associations" are the rule- but a balance between the two- some place homey, a place where children play and peope walk in the evenings is best.

I'm not looking to relive versions of "Animal House" or wear a white Tennis dress to "The Club" in the evening. Then again- having to learn how to contort my fingers or the local ebonics to get to the store is not my cup of tea either.

Thanks for the support "pinkflamingoes"- it came at a good time! I don't know how it's going to work out right now- but something is out there. BTW- your childrens pictures are precious!

I hope you and anyone else reading this has / had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend...and in the process have taken a moment to reflect upon those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to assure our albeit inperfect way of life- God Bless them- and their families.
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Marina: our yard is big enough to store a trailer; but there's no way you could get it in there short of using a helicopter to drop it in; otherwise we'd take you! It would NOT be quiet though....kids everywhere.

I know this area like the back o' my hand, let me know if there's anything else I could do to help.
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Your suggestions are enough...thanks!

I've read and reread my post...and must admit, i've done a poor job of communicating in my word choice- my bad!

Please forgive what may have seemed like "inviting myself"...never my intent! Just a byproduct of either posting too early or too late...and burning the candle at both ends, which i've done too much of this last week.

Back now to the rest of my day of R&R- *sorry* :-)
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No problem; didn't take it that way...I hope I wasn't being too forward either. Good luck with your search!
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Greg Kihn the Toyota Salesman...

Just wanted to add to Big Dee's knowledge of Greg Kihn. In addition to regular radio work, and local concerts, he is also celebrity spokesperson for all radio adds for largest Toyota Dealer in Silicon Valley: Stevens Creek Toyota...

You could probably get a message to him through their website as well..

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