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Old 06-14-2004, 05:00 PM   #29
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Greetings.

Pam and I just rolled home today. We decided to spend another night without all you hellions.

We both had a wonderful time and it was great to meet you all, though we know we did not get to spend enough time with everyone. I did not even get tto see Eric's unit, or Jacks Slide out with it's own zip code!

We want to thank everyone for all the effort to make this a really laid back, and smooth event. I've never seen so much aluminum gathered in one place....and home made ice cream!!!!!

Ron and Tony, Pam and I would like to adopt you!!! Sue and Ike, your trailer is gorgous, like it just came out of the factory. Tracy, great t-shirts, I'll never take mine off. Jack, thanks for the key chain chotchkie thingie.

Here I am a professional photographer, and I think I shot about 5 pictures, most shakey due to overindulgence of lactose product.

Great weekend one and all...more when I get a little sleep.

Toodles.

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Old 06-14-2004, 05:46 PM   #30
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it was a pleasure to meet everybody...most especially those with whom i have had spirited posts.....the humdidity was a killer, and i spent more time in miss moneypit recovering from each trip outside then i would have liked....kinda like a diver in a decompression chamber...or a cloister.....
twinky dont worry about that critter...just be kind to your web footed friends....know what i mean vern?....
my trip was safe but not uneventful....stopped in a rest area for lunch, and forgot to secure the reefer door and wound up with a gallon of sun tea on my just cleanned rug... ....got back to the farm where i keep my stream only to find unwelcome trailers parked by a combine crew....they just set up shop like it was their real estate.....while backing up and trying to avoid the unwelcome trailers i wrapped my bumper around a fencepost...****....DOUBLE ****.... then at 10:30 they showed up and fired up their gensets... they left at 2 A.M. like theives in the night... Ya know when i go hunting i ask for permission....but these assholes will get theirs someday as i am a firm believer in the axiom...what goes around comes around......end of conversation......
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Old 06-14-2004, 05:54 PM   #31
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OUCH Norby!!! Sorry that you had such a bad time with the weather.

Photos as promised......
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Old 06-14-2004, 05:55 PM   #32
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Norby Norby Norby

Norby, it's SO WUNNERFUL to see you in your "regular rare form." How's THAT statement for a conundrum?

I'm having a "senior moment" and will "send this" before I become MY normal self again, but I have to admit that I enjoy your "jocularity."

It was NICE to meet you guys.


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it was a pleasure to meet everybody...most especially those with whom i have had spirited posts.....the humdidity was a killer, and i spent more time in miss moneypit recovering from each trip outside then i would have liked....kinda like a diver in a decompression chamber...or a cloister.....
twinky dont worry about that critter...just be kind to your web footed friends....know what i mean vern?....
my trip was safe but not uneventful....stopped in a rest area for lunch, and forgot to secure the reefer door and wound up with a gallon of sun tea on my just cleanned rug... ....got back to the farm where i keep my stream only to find unwelcome trailers parked by a combine crew....they just set up shop like it was their real estate.....while backing up and trying to avoid the unwelcome trailers i wrapped my bumper on a fencepost...****....DOUBLE ****.... then at 10:30 they showed up and fired up their gensets... Ya know when i go hunting i ask for permission....but these assholes will get theirs someday as i am a firm believer in the axiom...what goes around comes around......end of conversation......
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Old 06-14-2004, 06:10 PM   #33
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Norbert's was one of my favorite trailers. It has a front kitchen & dinette, so the door was more toward the middle of the coach. It was also the only trailer where I was regaled with stories of the Vietnam War!

I'm still mulling over the tour, trying to decide which was my absolute favorite model, but it's tough. What was amazing was that EVERY one of them was different, even the 3 or so CCD Bambis.
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Old 06-14-2004, 06:14 PM   #34
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im john kerry and i am a viet nam veteran.... sorry kid...it just came out somehow.....
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Old 06-14-2004, 06:19 PM   #35
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what's to apologize for?

I'm not one for repetitive small talk anyway! It was interesting.
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Old 06-14-2004, 08:47 PM   #36
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**Back Home**

We also enjoyed being at the rally very much and were thrilled with all the little things we received. We enjoyed meeting everyone and making new friends!

We left the park a little before eleven; with an un-eventful trip home except for......one small happening.

It was harmless as it turned out but as someone was passing me on the interstate, they opened their window somewhat and stuck out their hand. They started making jesters, well, maybe not what you're thinking but they were pointing at the ground and they kept doing it until they knew I saw them. Well, I was wondering what could be wrong; I couldn't think what it might be so I pulled off at the next exit. When I opened the door I found a bottle of cleaning solution lying on the running board. That’s right; it didn't fall off on the interstate, amazing isn't it? Well I went ahead and did a quick walk around anyway to be sure and got back in. We then headed back to the interstate to discover that we were going in the wrong direction. We didn't have a choice; there wasn't an east bound ramp. We had to go about eight miles in the wrong direction until we could turn around. I guess it may have delayed us about 20-30 minutes or so. We arrived home safely about 9:10 p.m.

We are looking forward to the next rally at Mackinaw!
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Old 06-14-2004, 08:54 PM   #37
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Oh, another thing; I don't like the speed limit in IL!
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:12 PM   #38
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Speed limit?

What IS the normal trailer speed limit??? I hated it too. We never go slower than 85 when we head up to Chicago....so, we could have been there normally by the time we reached MVSP.

I really didn't mind for our first trip though. I'm still worried about only having a single axle...If I go flat, or blowout, we're screwed.

Wish we would have had people notify us when we lost windows on this trip....THREE TIMES....and no one saw a thing???? hmmm......
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The speed limit was 65 but the sign stated that for motor homes,campers, 55! Just creates more problems IMHO with everyone else passing all the time while you're going slower.
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:30 PM   #40
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I know that is what the sign says, but in IL, we go by the plus 30 rule which is simply adding 30 to whatever the sign says. I think you will find that most State Troopers in IL won't even bother anyone if you are going near 55-65mph, trailer or not. Our family has lived in IL for perhaps 3 or 4 generations. Few times, unless you are really pushing Mach 1, do they even bother....and even if they did, the fine is something like $75 or $100? Compare that to WI where the fines are $267.00 for 15 over..........

I travel between 62-65mph with the camper. Gone past several State Troopers in a 65 mph zone. No issues so far.
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I really didn't mind for our first trip though. I'm still worried about only having a single axle...If I go flat, or blowout, we're screwed.
That's why you need to have a good spare. When we had the Bambi, it is true the tires were new, yet we went to some real islolated places and on some bumpy gravel roads with it that could have been bad. Our piece of mind was having that spare with us just in case.
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:50 PM   #42
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Angry Illinois Laws

Guys, BESIDES the speed limit, State Troopers are setting traps for people NOT wearing seat belts.

They have a spotter up front who radios to the troopers who to stop.

Ask me how I know?

I have a "warning ticket" because my seat belt was not worn in a "fully proper manner." No fine or license removal, so I guess he was good to me.

I saw all the troopers, I didn't care because my seat belt was on, but it was not positioned completely over my left shoulder.

My car is vintage.. it is 18 years old and the upper part of the seat belt locks incorrectly and strangles me. Of course that is no excuse.. better strangled than getting a 75.00 ticket.

A person I know put her seatbelt on when she saw the troopers, but they gave her a ticket anyway becausde the "spotter obesrved her", PLUS she got a ticket for tinted windows.

Talk about Big Brother! better not scratch yourself when you think you're in private, because you're NOT.
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