Steepest Street, Mr. Rogers, & RANDYLAND in Pittsburgh

Steepest Street, Mr. Rogers, & RANDYLAND in Pittsburgh

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My name is Eric and I travel with my cat, “Jax” in a 2001 Chevy Fleetwood Tioga Arrow 24D Class C RV. We travel about 35 miles a day chasing 70 degrees year-round. Here is my gear & some popular questions answered:

Gear: (UPDATED)*
*Video: Canon M50 with 11-22mm EF-M Lens
*Stabilizer: Zhiyun Crane 2
*Additional Lenses: Canon 50mm,15-45mm, & 10-18mm
*Audio: (On Camera) Rode VideoMic Pro+ With Rycote VMP+ Deadcat
*GoPro Hero 6 Silver with Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel mic for Driving Narration
*GoPro Hero 4 Black for Timelapses
*SJ4000 for driving shots out the front window.
Time Lapses: Gopro Hero 4: 2 second intervals. Sped up 1200x, cropped 4K down to 1080 for panning
Night Lapses: Gopro Hero 4 Black manual settings: 800 ISO, 30 second Shutter, 3000K WB, Protune On
Slow Motion: Shot 1080p 240fps. Reduced to 8% in Post Production
Additional Audio: Sony ICD-PX333
Editing Laptop: 2015 MacBook Pro 2.8ghz i7 16GB Ram, 500 SSD
Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Editing Encoder: Adobe Encoder – Presets: MP4 VBR H.264 16mbps
Aerial Drone Shots: DJI Phantom 3 Standard Shot in 2.7K Downscaled to 1080p
RV MPG: 9-11mpg depending on generator use. (7.4L 454 Chevy) 78,000 miles
Bike: 2014 Yamaha TW200 Dual Sport Enduro 70mpg
Solar: 500 watts on tilting brackets on roof. 5 AGM batteries totaling 400 amp hours
Mobile Wifi: AT&T Unlimited
Jax is a MaineCoon/Ragdoll Tabby mix. He weighs 24.8lbs. Born April 21st 2010.
RV is 24 Feet Long
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Eric Jacobs
PO Box 1463
Olympia, WA 98507

50 replies
  1. Knott Really
    Knott Really says:

    Hey Erik, the structure you pictured is a hyperboloid cooling tower, not a nuclear reactor. These cooling towers are associated with nuclear power plants but they can also be used in coal fired power plants as well as other manufacturing facilities. The cooling tower just transfers heat from the warm water (that was absorbed from heat exchangers found within the plant) to the air which causes natural circulation. The cool air near the ground is allowed to enter at the bottom, is heated by the water (thermodynamics…hot to cold) and the air rises, finally exiting through the top…hope this helps.

  2. John Stephens
    John Stephens says:

    Hi Eric. I live in Tacoma wa we have been all over and Pittsburgh is my favorite city. We have never had problems. If you can spend some time in it someday. It is a city that has changed so much with the closing of the steel mills.

  3. Ron Hall
    Ron Hall says:

    WELCOME to my HOME STATE!!.."America STARTS HERE"..birthplace of the "American Dream" and "of the People" and "for the people" STILL means something-where gov’t let’s YOU decide and STILL ride w/o a helmet should u decide to..AND STILL SMOKE in some BARS!@!…glad you are FINALLY gettin to see this beautiful state…u’ve always whizzed thru it in the past..GOOO STEELERS!!

  4. Luke Grekat
    Luke Grekat says:

    Very cool video! Route 11 is my old stomping ground, I hit two dear on it late night. $1200.00 damage. Since then I stay off rt 11 after dark. Station Square shopping center, near downtown Pittsburgh is real cool. I heard a few years ago there is a new country dance club there.

  5. Qypsy Q Traveler aka Pamela Prizant-Brooks
    Qypsy Q Traveler aka Pamela Prizant-Brooks says:

    Wow, OH and PA! Original homelands, nice, thank you for sharing! I am praying for your healing from the accident trauma. That scared me so bad to watch that. The L-rd was with you!

  6. Ron Hall
    Ron Hall says:

    dunno where yer gettin yer stats, but Heinz Field open’d in 2001..including that 2001 season, the Steelers reg season record @ home is 99-36-1…Seattle’s in same time period is 95-41…per pro football

  7. Sunny 816
    Sunny 816 says:

    Welcome to PA!! I am in the Philadelphia area. Lincoln Hwy will take you right through Lancaster (Amish country). Make sure you drive off the main road and travel through the back farmlands! It’s gorgeous and you can find some gems 🙂

  8. Jeffery Hinchey
    Jeffery Hinchey says:

    1:07 I think that it is just stats, you are going to have a issue for every mile you drive, so you survived that one you have earned a few freebie miles. I had problems on Interstate as well, almost got clipped last year on the 95, remember that there was 105 car pileup in Burlington on the 95 last year or so. It is just a numbers game.

  9. hendrxfn
    hendrxfn says:

    Lucky the Seahawks have a team of players that can actually win some games. Not much I can say about my city cuz their players suck.

  10. The Wandering Being
    The Wandering Being says:

    "Always mind your surroundings" (liam neeson, batman begins during ice training). Such as when driving keep an eye on opposing traffic and where they are in relation to the middle road line as well as where u are in relation 2 it and eyeballing ur surrounding area so u know where u can move and dodge a vehicle if u need 2. I always keep an eye on everything when i drive. A little adrenaline while u are driving is good it keeps u alert. Driving is inherently dangerous ( and fun ) and as with any dangerous activity one should always have a little adrenaline.

  11. nightengale14072
    nightengale14072 says:

    Too bad about the incline …. but Randyland sure made up for it! What a great find …. loved it! Sorry the near miss the other day has spooked you …. it happens to all of us. it will fade in time … but never hurts to be cautious.

  12. seanseanseanseansean
    seanseanseanseansean says:

    I didn’t realize you were an admirer of Mr Rogers. Go see the Mr Rogers documentary. It is in theaters NOW. Limited release, independent film. I just saw it in Indianapolis and it is wonderful.

  13. Big Metal Cat Balls
    Big Metal Cat Balls says:

    Lincoln highway gets hilly with lots of grades in PA. Stay safe, you have probably been through by the time you read this.

  14. John Humensky
    John Humensky says:

    Hi Eric and Jax’s wow In Pittsburgh Pennsylvania welcome I been watching you for years and going to wqed tv 📺 station and I live in Ellwood City you had drive fifth ave in Oakland where university of Pittsburgh Pitt and now leaving Pittsburgh and up New York City right and so on have safe trip and kittie cat I said hi well take care watch video all the time and Mr.roger is from Pittsburgh well take care I be watching your videos

  15. Cathie Dawson
    Cathie Dawson says:

    But remember not too long ago that HUGE RV passed you and cut you off and you were pushed off the road? That incident was 2 lanes going same direction, accidents happen on all types of roads. Your road nerves will calm down again..

  16. Qypsy Q Traveler aka Pamela Prizant-Brooks
    Qypsy Q Traveler aka Pamela Prizant-Brooks says:

    WOW, nice statue of Mr. Rodgers! My daddy was born in a small town, outside Pittsburgh. OMG! I have to visit "Randyland"! LOL!!

  17. zx24me
    zx24me says:

    After the incident have you thought about making Jax safer while driving? I don’t know how or if he would even change his ways now. You use your safety belts but, he has nothing. I’m not blaming you or being a hater but, that was bad. Too bad they don’t make something for pets..

  18. R P
    R P says:

    Make sure you see the Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania near Bedford PA also there is an incline and Johnstown PA in the middle of the state with a national Flood Museum also approximately 40 minutes from Route 30 in Middletown PA is the site of the nuclear power plant Three Mile Island nuclear disaster in 1979

  19. David Leaghty
    David Leaghty says:

    Under no reason do I go to Pittsburgh on my bike. Their crazy there. And I do live 50 miles north of Pittsburgh.

  20. Tom Austin
    Tom Austin says:

    Sorry Eric but those were cooling towers. 🤔
    Fossil and Nuclear power plants both use those cooling towers. Great video and always very entertaining. Glad you and Jax are ok. Safe travels and have fun 👍😎🚌🌍

  21. MyLifeMyVlogsBabyReina
    MyLifeMyVlogsBabyReina says:

    I understand I was in a head on collision as well with my little girl in the back seat. We got out of it okay but I get so scared riding on a two way street and it’s been about 5 months and I’m still not over it.

  22. Roaming Raven
    Roaming Raven says:

    When I noticed the tracts not operating, I thought maybe you had arrived to early in the day lol not the obvious if closing for maintenance. On another thought, if you had explored it you may not have had time for Randyland. Randyland is just plain cool! Glad you found it and explored.

  23. Allyn T
    Allyn T says:

    Hi Eric, big fan watch all your videos. I live in PA and just wanted to make a suggestion about some spots in my area to see. My area is a little north of Lincoln Highway but if these might interest you you might wanna check them out . 1. Curtain Village in Milesburg PA, Home of Civil war Governor of PA , ( nice to see no real tours that I know of) 2. Historic Boalsburg, lot of great stuff here , PA Military museum , historic restaurants and town, and Most interesting is the Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel. This Last place is owned by the descendants of Christopher Columbus in PA. The chapel has Christopher Columbus’s sea chest, and what is said to be a piece of the cross that Jesus was crucified on with a ceritficate of Authentication from 1000 AD. Mansion has paintings of Queen Isabella and many nobles from around Europe the Boals are related to , their current name is not Boal as their family a few generations back but it is Lee cause they married into the Lee family of Virginia, ( Robert E Lee’s family). Also might wanna see railroad museum in Altoona and much more . I hope you can use some of this info and hope to see a video of you in my area . Thank you and keep up the great work .

  24. Explore Alaska
    Explore Alaska says:

    NU-CLEE-ER! not Nu Q Ler! I sad this in one of your other videos, and remember GW Bush got flack for that, so you are in good company. It just sounds uneducated. We are always helping you improve!

  25. Jim Gallacher
    Jim Gallacher says:

    Eric, I turn to you, there’s an ugly sugestion around that Camo Dave is Seasick Steve’s Lovechild, can you confirm or deny this ?
    You understand that being a Brit I’m not always up to speed on the goings on in the good old U.S.A.


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