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Old 06-26-2003, 07:47 PM   #155
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That flashlight holder is great, too bad it doesn't come in aluminum so you could polish it. If the hardware store has those grommets, maybe I'll try to fabricate one.

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Old 06-26-2003, 08:32 PM   #156
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Hey Guys,

The no-see-um's are the tiny bugs that have caused us so many red bites.

They only last a month, but they were in full force while you all were here.

I'm bit head to toe- John

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Old 06-27-2003, 11:58 AM   #157
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I would have posted sooner, but I've been scratching! No-See-Ums ---- poor dog even has some bits. But they don't last and we are all well and back home in E Texas. We had just come from Flagstaff to the rally and the same critters were there as well. Don't have them here in E Texas (but we do have other pests)..

Yes, it was a great gathering!!!! I feel James Bond would have liked the coctail hour, too!!!

Folks in other parts of the country --- you need to put something like this together!!! Pick a time (at least 2 months notice) and a place (State Park, Corps of Engineer Park or some pasture/farm). Things have a way of working out just fine. And you never know - someone that was in New Mexico might just show up at your gathering.

Our next trip in the Airstream will be to New York State/New Jersey the end of September (Pat's 50th class reunion)--- see if the Orange Truck can make the hills!!!

Thanks gang for a great time in the Land of Enchantment!!
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Old 06-27-2003, 01:32 PM   #158
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Hello East Texas,

Really dig your tow vehicle! You probably could have pulled the whole forum up them thar hills!! Guess if any of us ever see you on the highways you will surely be recognized. The color looks familiar, did your truck previously belong to a now-defunct trucking company? (The name escapes me but it sure looks familiar) Looks like you bobbed the rearmost drive axle off of it?

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Old 06-27-2003, 04:14 PM   #159
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I am sure Don can expand on his truck, and....

He bought it from (a dealer of) Schneider Trucking. Schneider is still in business and they have orange tractors. Don's has not been repainted, however the trucking company names have been removed.

The front drive axle was removed and the back drive axle was moved up and connected to the driveshaft. With the weight that Don is towing, 2 dual rear axles were not needed. Then the frame was cut (shortened) to eliminate the overhang, and a ball hitch was added.

The truck only had 750,000 miles on it when Don bought! And you could have one too if you choose.

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Old 06-27-2003, 06:31 PM   #160
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Campfire Ban

Hey All-

Good thing we didn't have the Rally this weekend. A Campfire/Charcoal fire ban was instated today for all of NM State Parks, BLM, National Forest & private land within NM.

Again- I enjoyed our time-John
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Old 06-27-2003, 07:31 PM   #161
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That's a bummer...but we totally understand the reason here in CO after last year and the AZ/NM fires already starting this year! I'm wondering how long we can go here before we have the same restriction...

Ooooppps! They've already started....CO Fire Restrictions 2003, but are not yet widespread.

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Old 06-28-2003, 03:28 PM   #162
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Hey Action ~

When do we meet again?

So should we set a date for the next time we meet?

Next year?

Later this year?
Many of us are planning on attending the Rocky Mountain VAC Rally in August...hint hint ~ Check out the attendees list, you will see some familiar names and a few other forum-folks.

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Old 06-28-2003, 03:56 PM   #163
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Thumbs up Great Rally

Hello All, Just wanted to say how much fun I had meeting all of you and seeing your way cool Airstreams. Ya'all sure made our friends Hiner and Anne from Germany feel welcome and part of the group(despite being in a rented sob) Peter and I apperciated that. I'm working on my martini skills so I will be ready for the next rally, Sue you'll be hard to match but won't we have fun trying.
Cleaned the bugs off the screen, put batteries in the flashlight and Peter and I are ready for another big adventure.

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