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Old 11-26-2006, 12:47 AM   #281
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Sue, you asked about Gulf Shores. We vacation just across Mobile Bay at Dauphin Island. We think Dauphin I is less touristy than its cross-bay sister, but that's probably just because we happened upon it years ago so it seems "ours" now. DI was badly hurt by last year's hurricanes; I don't know if GS is still recovering or was just not as badly damaged. Carol, the Florida rally at Topsail sounds like a great January remedy. We'd like to find somewhere along the coast to go this winter but when I tried back during early summer, I could find no openings--but I was looking around Naples on down to the Keys. I'll check the rally listing to see how one makes reservations. So far I've scratched out! ~G
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:17 AM   #282
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Suz, you figured it out yourself smartee.

Kristiana, your jewelry is beautiful. I especially like the silver trailer pendant that you have as your profile picture. HEY SANTA...And I am crazy over your tradewind. That's fantastic. Well all you designing women and I am strictly (and my AS) off the rack. Wonder if I could get some of that style through osmosis.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:07 PM   #283
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BamCamper! Hey Girlie...I'm in with ya on the West coast sometime anytime after Xmas...Kristiana, we have a few 'Sistas' here in Cali who are willin to tow more than ya know! Florida is a bit far for me...hee hee...but the Bambi is callin out to be FREE !!!!
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:21 PM   #284
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are you coming to 29 palms?

in January have not seen your name on the list yet?
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:46 PM   #285
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Hey Ron and Debbie! I had some computer death problems...but now I'm back online and looking forward to some 'Rallying'!
I'm DEFINITELY coming to the Palms Rally in January! I just signed up and I saw that it seems all the gang will be there too! What FUN!
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:01 PM   #286
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I would definitely start doing some basic training if there was a chance to go to a women's rally out in these parts in the spring! Right now my little landscape tractor-trailer goes into full jackknife when it sees me walk toward it with keys in hand, but I just know a huge truck and dentable trailer will be a piece of cake...Right?
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:04 PM   #287
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Hi Babeebloos

Hi Debra,

Good to hear from you!..I wondered what happened to you

That's great you'll be going to the 29 Palms rally!
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:14 PM   #288
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hey janet its not so hard

as mentioned in several posts go to an empty parking lot and practise, if you can get a friend to go with you and have walkie talkies it is even better. Easiest way to back up is put a hand on the bottom of the steering wheel and turn it in the direction you want to back up. Take it slow, get to know the turning radius of your rig and PRACTISE, also get some speed up and try progressively harder stops so you are aware of how long it takes to slow down. Also practise just using your brake controller on the trailer so you know what to do if you get a sway going and remember if you get a flat to coast to a stop--not hit the brakes hard. looking forward to seeing you at 29 palms Debbie
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:19 PM   #289
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Thanks Debbie, I'm going to do all that you suggested and hope the local high school can replace the landscaping I mow down. Needs a little pruning anyway.
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Carol,
You're a sweetie. Glad you dig my trailer jewerly. Hope santa is good to you this year

Debra,
Welcome back & nice to meet ya. Sounds like the Cali Trailer Sistas' are forming ... count me in. Do we get to wear matching leather jackets?!

Janet- YOU CAN DO IT! Just cruise at your own pace and remember: "Everyone behind me is enjoying the view, no need to speed!"
And you can quote me on that

Codybear & I may have to caravan down to 29 Palms rally together...

I love you chicks already!
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:44 PM   #291
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Sounds like a West Coast Women's Rally is coming soon! It's great to hear that so many of us will be at the 29 Palms Rally. It will be fun to see all the Lake San Antonio people again and meet all the new people on this thread.

Maybe we can have an impromptu meeting of all the interested Western Rivettes...I'll bring wine!

*waves to Debra...*
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:50 PM   #292
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Hey Janet...You Can Tow It!

It just takes a little practice. My first time was just a few months ago and I was cruising verrrrry slowly but after a few tries I am humming right along keeping up with the best of them.

The Airstreams are so easy to tow and so solid. But then maybe I'm a little partial...

I'll be heading out from the San Luis Obispo area if you want to caravan somewhere.
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:26 AM   #293
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Question Where? When? Who?

OK gals. We know there are no less than 4 of us from Michigan plus others with a desire to meet (for some of us anyway) a rally challange. 800 mi. sounds kinda far for me. Closer (400-500 mi) would be better but a caravan could be do-able. Is there not someplace interesting and central for a gathering?

Now, the big Q. "Where are we going and when is it going to happen?"

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Old 11-28-2006, 10:44 AM   #294
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Great questions Suz,
Should we try a poll for dates/locations? Any thoughts as to how we could get a fix on those? Some great suggestions were made for Va, Pa, and other places further west. Course Michigan is lovely anytime of year no bias here!

As to location, I guess we'd have to get some ideas as to general area, and what amenities are preferred, such as place with full hook ups, or a group site with w/e and a super clean/nice bathhouse, etc.?
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