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Camp with a view

Posted 12-28-2008 at 11:27 PM by Rivette (Camp with a view)

There are some things in this world I just don't understand. Why bottled water from a city tap sells for big bucks just becuase it's labeled 'mountain', why tiny trailers often cost more than large ones and why people choose to camp in a fancy parking lot for 40 dollars a night when you can camp for free with a view.

All things being equal, I'd prefer free water from the tap and a great view. Leave the asphalt campgrounds for others; I want to camp with a view.

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No slides, extra dirt.

Posted 01-08-2009 at 12:07 AM by Rivette (Camp with a view)

Parking an aging Airstream next to a gleaming new behemouth can be a daunting, sometimes humbling experience.

Generally a proud Airstream owner, I have to admit that every now and then it's tempting to feel like a poor second cousin parked in the shade of one of these rolling palaces.

I pulled in to a rest area recently with trailer in tow. I'd been traveling for several days and the road grime on the front of the trailer was appearant. After a stretch and wander through...
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A 60 watt warm

Posted 01-10-2009 at 09:03 PM by Rivette (Camp with a view)
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Sometimes people just surprise you. She looked ordinary; aging bottle-blonde, little white dog, big purse and a big honkin’ car.

Ordinary enough that is, until I saw her wheel into a tiny county park, towing a 61' Bambi, do a three point turn and back that Bambi into a blind opening between to very hard trees. No hesitation, no fuss, no adjustments. Perfect the first time.

Kathy I learned, was anything but ordinary. She invited me into her Bambi and talked a blue streak...
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Starting on the inside of the 1979 International

Posted 10-03-2009 at 09:57 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

I had 5 days off in a row this week due to vacation, comp and furlough time (will be the same for the next 4 weeks). We are hoping to get a good bit done before winter hits.

First thing we did was replace the antennae with a Winegard Stellar III (I believe that was the name). The controller and cable fit perfectly in the holes for the old one and the base was the same size so only had to drill a few holes. We didn't have any corrosion under the old base but we did find alot of...
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The High Road to Taos. The low road back. And some disappointments.

Posted 03-27-2010 at 10:12 AM by BillB44

After checking weather forecasts, maps, guides and books, we decided to spend one more night with the ‘Spud here in SF, and to take the truck on what everyone describes as a world-class drive-- the “High Road” from Santa Fe to Taos.

Got up early, did some more freelance assignments, had quick breakfast, paid for another night here then headed out at 10AM.
The road stumbles along at first, 35MPH thru small adobe neighborhoods, then it starts to open up and climb, as does the...
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