The Small World of Our Mother Mary!!

Discussion in 'Mother of God' started by BrianK, Sep 21, 2023.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK Powers Staff Member

    I’m currently building a tiny camper to pull behind my Honda Silverwing 600cc maxi scooter motorcycle.

    Instead of building a foamy camper I recently decided to simply mount a root top tent to the small motorcycle trailer frame I’ve already modified.

    I wanted to find a used hard shell roof top tent for this purpose. Even used, unfortunately, these are out of my price range. (I actually have some money to spend because a close friend just paid me for building his “van life” van from a former Amazon delivery van.)

    I’ve sent inquiries to several Facebook Marketplace ads now but haven’t got anywhere. (I don’t know why users post these ads then never respond to inquiries.)

    I responded to one last night. The seller even mentioned they were willing to deliver it. Since I’m up to my elbows in this van life build, I don’t have the time to travel to pick one up.

    The seller responded so I looked at her Facebook profile. (I don’t buy stuff from people who have an obvious progressive position on their Facebook profile.)

    The seller said they were a traditional minded Catholic right on the top of their profile and I mentioned to them I appreciated that in my communications with them.

    They responded that they thought they recognized my name from our MOG forum!

    They are also a frequent member here! (They’re free to comment if they like here!)

    So I’ll be buying a roof top tent for my project from a fellow MOGer!
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  2. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Wow! A small world!:D
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  3. BrianK

    BrianK Powers Staff Member


    I’ve learned not to “look for signs.”

    But I’ve also been wondering if I was going to be wasting money on a roof top tent for this purpose and whether I should even be buying one. Then out of the blue, my friend, a fellow devout Catholic who I met while he was also volunteering for a year with the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, paid me (handsomely) for building his van into an RV, even though I told him repeatedly not to.

    He said he specifically wanted me to spend it on something for myself I wouldn’t otherwise buy.

    Now I find a roof top tent at a price I can afford - from a fellow MOG member!

    I don’t look for signs, but I have learned to recognize signal graces. This is definitely a signal grace.
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  4. AED

    AED Powers

    God is providing Brian. Simple as that.
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  5. Cherox

    Cherox Principalities

    Sorry that it didn't work out Brian, but yes, very nice to connect with a fellow MOG member. I sent you a message.
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  6. BrianK

    BrianK Powers Staff Member

    No problem at all! Another one became available immediately and I am going to see it Sunday.

    My original plan was always for a hard shell roof top tent but I couldn’t afford any decent used ones.

    The seller came down on the one I’m looking at to a decent price we could agree on. It’s a Columbus, made by an Italian company called AutoHome. Apparently they invented the hard shell roof top tent in the 1950s and they’re highly regarded.

    Regardless, I still think it’s miraculous that I crossed paths with a fellow MOG member via a Facebook Marketplace ad! Looking forward to meeting in person some day!
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  7. padraig

    padraig Powers

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    padraig Powers

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  9. BrianK

    BrianK Powers Staff Member


    (But I think that one would be a little too heavy for my motorcycle lol!)
  10. Cherox

    Cherox Principalities

    Glad another one became available for you.
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  11. AED

    AED Powers

    Its impressive though.

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