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Old 06-04-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
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What NOT to load into your Airstream...

Well, I know this is a tough one for some.

You already have the kitchen sink, toilet and enough food to feed an Army, but this is necessary for your survival and stuck with them. Even if parked for the season.

For peace and quiet while at home, you can always go to your trailer, watch local television, lock the door and have everything to yourself. If not only for this reason, your Airstream was worth every Canadian Dollar you spent. (When $1.00 Canadian bought $1.03 US!) A wise investment and great timing.

Wrong stuff to pick up while traveling:

80 pound sack of Potatoes from the Farmer's Market in Idaho. Wrong.
18 pounds of Montana Flat Head Cherries to eat along the way. Wrong.
6 trout in your Airstream's refrigerator's freezer that need to be cleaned. Wrong.
1 bedroom set from your Aunt in Alaska to take to Miami. Wrong.

Good stuff to pick up while traveling:

Hmmm. You have me there. I do like Idaho potatoes with or without the 'e', though.

Spam is good on an iron skillet over a campfire... just suggesting.

Family pack of toilet paper to sell individually to the unfortunate travelers who forgot theirs....? Darken out the 'Not to be sold Individually'. That can get you arrested.

How about an environmentally clean operating BBQ outfit that can be towed behind your trailer and smoking while in transit?

I can tell from your expression. You have no clue.

There are no Forum Classes for the Does and Don'ts of loading up your Airstream. You have to realize that while you are hauling a full Black and Grey Water tank... something's gotta go.

It sure will not be them Potato Chips, Twinkies and Trader Joe wine... so what gives? Give it your best. I do this professionally, so it is not fair that I have to be involved.

Whatever the wife wants to add... Wrong.

Now... are you catching on, or are you going to let this Thread die a fast death? Either way, I get paid not to participate. It is therapy that pays.

Go ahead. Toilet Paper and Black Water clogs are more interesting. You just cannot get over it. I cannot, as well.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:20 PM   #2
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Spam is good... wrong.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:23 PM   #3
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I think most of this was covered By Lucy in the Long Long Trailer
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:27 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=RamRider;1801795]I think most of this was covered By Lucy in the Long Long Trailer[/QUOTE
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I do not know Lucy. But if there is some extra storage available in the Long Long Trailer, I have a lot of rocks found in New Mexico to take to Colorado.

Is it a Toilet Paper conflict we have here, or just having more interior trailer furniture needed to fill an extended Airstream?
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:46 PM   #5
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Ray....SPAM???! Really? I thought you were more of a gourmet! You're not from Hawaii or the south, are you? (Spam is a gourmet entre in those locations.)

Most important to take along,(besides toilet paper,of course)....
WINE & CHEESE.
A couple good sharp knives (to clean, on site, those fish you caught).
Greek yogurt and fruit for a fast and healthy breakfast. (DON't forget the coffee!)
And of course, Ray....WHATEVER YOUR WIFE WANTS!!!!
Since I travel solo....it's all about what I want! Heh-Heh-Heh! LOL!
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Whoa.... whoa... and whoa. Spam is the bacon substitute in the NW Montana forests. When we ran out of bacon and bacon grease for cooking breakfast... Spam was good for years before and... after opening. I liked the key opening cans when I was a kid.

Of course I would not expect Airstream owners to understand that some had to grill and cook on a wood burning stove... and not in a trailer like you find in the South. The snow would collapse a trailer in Montana, so we depended on logs and lots of tar paper to keep the moisture out or our log cabin.

You could stick a well chewed 'Double Bubble' gum, stick in onto your bed frame, let it dry and cure. The next morning it was my brother's turn to enjoy such a delicacy.

I can already tell we will have to hide our Cheetos and Pop Tarts from this group.
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[QUOTE=overlander63;1801805]Avoid adding to your anvil collection while traveling...[/QUOTE
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You must know someone living near me in Colorado.

I did sell my anvils. They sell by the pound... so the bigger, the better. Nancy's grandfather was the Blacksmith for the Buffalo New York Fire Department and we had more heavy stuff to get rid of than most people.

Well, if my neighbor Ken wants more Blacksmith equipment, he will have to get it from someone else.

I have kept about 200 pounds of 1867 Union Pacific Rail Road spikes from Wyoming. None are the golden missing one from Utah... but good solid Laramie, Wyoming forged iron ones! Have not found a Steam Locomotive, although plenty of parts that fell off of them, for sure. ALL carried home while camped in our Airstream.
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Hey, Ray, I lived in Montana in '70- '72 and also '77-'79! So, I know a bit about that place! Of course ,on the Air Base, we did not need to fortify our lodgings with bubble gum waddings. Which was a good thing, cause that stuff can pull out your fillings!

You can keep your popturds, but, I may ask to share your orange Cheetos...which go well with white wine.
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[QUOTE=ColoradoLady;1801816]Hey, Ray, I lived in Montana in '70- '72 and also '77-'79! So, I know a bit about that place!
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Wait a moment here. Did you know... George?

George Armstrong Custer? He was in the area about the same time as you! From what I heard it was a bit of bad timing and a hot summer.
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Darn! You knew old George, too? Not a very nice fellow, from some of the tales I heard told on him!
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Sings ...... "Spam,spam,spam spam spam .....lovely spam!"

(I'll have spam, spam, spam, spam, beans and spam!)


I have to admit I have developed a bit of a taste for it lately! Not even bad cold with salad!

So much for my gourmet tastes


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Brian, and that spam is really good for clogging up your arteries.... Can you say...heart attack.....one day in your future?
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Brian, and that spam is really good for clogging up your arteries.... Can you say...heart attack.....one day in your future?
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I have low blood pressure and need to get up to pressure.

Spam I heard today is in a plastic container. That is more of a hazard than the contents. It could explode or melt if not stored in a cool spot in your Airstream. At Yellowstone Park with a mess of Spam in the interior... you are asking for big furry visitors without one bit of humor.
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