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Old 10-19-2009, 06:02 PM   #15
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Mine usally looks like its been beaten like a rented mule (which it has), but to me the important thing is the camping, not the camper. If you are at a rally that is more of a car show than a camp out, you are in the wrong place.


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Old 10-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #16
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Get good ideas.
Meet nice people.
Have fun.

I took mine rough, it was welcome, lots of nice folk invited me in and I got lots of good ideas I later used.

In fact, they like all old trailers.

One thing you'll learn:
Airstreams are never finished!

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Old 10-19-2009, 07:29 PM   #17
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As long as most of the windows are in place, and you aren't going to fall through the floor, go. If you wait for it to be "done" you will never go.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:05 AM   #18
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Man, Thats the answer I was looking for. Mine is ready then. (kinda). The Blanco rally is coming up in Texas. I will be solo! Mife spouses Idea of camping is the Holiday INN Vs. Hilton!!!! I might try that one! (Middle of hunting season ) Just didn't want to show up with a big brown paper bag over my trailer from embarrassment!!

Thanks Everyone!
The Blanco Rally would be a good one to start. A small rally with friendly people.

You should be able to get answers to questions and ideas for your trailer along with a lot of advice on other rallys to attend.

Hope to see you there.

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Old 10-20-2009, 11:41 PM   #19
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Go for it! As others have suggested, what better way to get ideas & input than to attend a rally in your project! We have camped in everything from a gutted out shell with a mattress on the floor and with plastic patio chairs for seating to our 99.9% complete trailers (they never are 100% done!) during both our restoration projects.

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Old 10-21-2009, 06:46 AM   #20
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I dont think it matters.As long as (like someone said) the windows are all there and the skin is in tact. I have seen em with nothing.Friends from Canada came 2 yrs ago with nothing. They had an air-mattress and a space heater. IT was april and COLD and rainy. They came in part to rally and go to JC to buy parts. So I dont think it matters as long as U show up and and have a good time. I personally like to see what others are doing and how its done and hear what thier plans for thier trailer are.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:11 AM   #21
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We had a new and delightfull couple join us at a summer rally. Their trailer was a '67 Safari that had seen a trip to Alaska twice. Corrosion made it necessary for the owner to paint (silver) the Safari and it looked it. The important things were that this trailer was still very functional, the couple were delightful and the trailer had plenty of fireside stories to 'tell'.
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:25 PM   #22
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i attended the Can Opener 2007 rally with a laundry-list of things wrong with my trailer. pine-tar stains on the roof, duct-tape marks and silicone caulk around variuos windows and hatches, non-functioning stove/furnace/AC/toilet, and rotten spots in the floor you could almost put your foot through. i had a blast.

don't feel bad. just go

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