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Old 03-22-2014, 11:36 AM   #533
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I think you'll like it, Doug!

I'm heading north through Oregon right now and this is the first time I've been plugged in since the end of November. My Dickinson has gotten a lot of use. It's great to have heat without the use of electrical power.

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Old 03-22-2014, 01:03 PM   #534
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I think you'll like it, Doug!

I'm heading north through Oregon right now and this is the first time I've been plugged in since the end of November. My Dickinson has gotten a lot of use. It's great to have heat without the use of electrical power.

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I wish we were going through Oregon with you Steve! We are heading to Arkansas and the Ozarks in a few weeks. I thought about a Dickinson but it was quite a bit more$$ and took up a little more space. Thinking that may be our trip in 2015, maybe we can catch up to you out there?
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:40 PM   #535
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I wish we were going through Oregon with you Steve! Thinking that may be our trip in 2015, maybe we can catch up to you out there?
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Come on out! To me the best time out here is after Labor Day. Summer good too, but lots of full campgrounds. Usually stays pretty dry till the rain switch gets turned on in November.

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:40 PM   #536
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Shower floor mat.

After our last trip around Lake Superior we decided the bathroom/shower floor was pretty cold on bare feet! So I made a cedar floor over the stainless.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:06 AM   #537
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After our last trip around Lake Superior we decided the bathroom/shower floor was pretty cold on bare feet! So I made a cedar floor over the stainless.
Dang! That looks great. What an awesome piece of work your bathroom is especially the cedar floor.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:32 PM   #538
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Dang! That looks great. What an awesome piece of work your bathroom is especially the cedar floor.
Thanks, after this cold Wisconsin winter we are so looking forward to getting the cruiser out!!! Just a few weeks to go and we are on the road!
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:17 PM   #539
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Extension for front bench

The front bench was just long enough for me to lay down but a little narrow for sleeping. so I made an extension with a piano hinge and a piece of 1/8" aluminum. Now the grandkids can sleep over
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:12 AM   #540
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Just got a '54 cruiser- replacing floor

You sure seem to stay busy improving Nellie. Jennifer told me we get to see you guys soon. I'm looking forward to it I'm curious about your new heater and all your other improvements. I love the shower floor. It's beautiful
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:27 PM   #541
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You sure seem to stay busy improving Nellie. Jennifer told me we get to see you guys soon. I'm looking forward to it I'm curious about your new heater and all your other improvements. I love the shower floor. It's beautiful
Thanks Brad, Jan and I are looking forward to reviewing travel plans with you two, camping season is fast approaching!
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:34 AM   #542
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Three years on the road

After using our 1954 Cruiser for three seasons and close to 10,000 miles, we must say we would go through the restoration process all over again.

We have met so many great people and learned so much. There are so many days spent thinking about just heading out on the road and leaving the day to day stresses behind! We look forward each summer to a new direction and new experiences.

About three weeks ago the Cruiser had the honor of hiding our new daughter in law before our sons wedding, it was a perfect fall day. Nellie is part of the family and it was an honor when our Daughter in law asked to use her!
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The biggest problem I have had was water leaks from the fantastic vents front and back. I removed the vents several times without fixing the issue, fantastic sent me out new housings at no charge(they have improved them) and so far has fixed the problem. Also I would not use Vulkom caulking anymore because that seems to not adhere to the aluminum after a couple years. Otherwise checking the trailer over before each trip has led to no breakdowns on the road, with lots of luck and someone watching us from above this will continue!


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I didn't realize that you had doors on the barn. How nice. Is Nellie's new room mate in there as well?
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Hey Brad, The doors were a bonus from the wedding, the barn was the back up plan if it rained. I was forced to stop working on aluminum and finish the barn,Its nice to have them done. Unfortunately Nellie and Mae don't get along so since Nellie is older and bigger so she wins and gets to be warm and kozy inside
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Very cool to use it in the wedding!
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You say you would do it all over again, but does that include building another barn?
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