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Old 02-27-2005, 07:51 PM   #29
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Any idea how many vintage coaches there will be at this rally?
There were about two dozen or more in the designated Vintage parking area. But there were at least that many vintage units in the regular parking area as well. (Many of us with vintage coaches were not psyched by the noisy roadside location that we would have been stuck in if we had chosen to park "in vintage".)

If you were there, you would have seen several Classic motorhomes, at least six Argosies, some Caravels, Bambis, and many other 60s & 70s trailers. It was a pretty decent turnout for vintage units, even if you did have to wander the entire fairgrounds to see them all.
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:22 AM   #30
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you guys are killin' me with your complaints about a little rain.

"oh, the humanity...."


Last week, we had 2 snowstorms. and we're scheduled to get another 12" tonight. no end in site. You guys are putting mileage on your campers; mine is all going on my snow-blower.



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.Ok, all kidding aside, looks like a great time was had by all. great pics! nice to "see" everyone. I'll be down to "inspect" vintage thunder in a couple of weeks.

oh, and here's a recent pic of me, in case you forgot what I look like

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Old 02-28-2005, 06:51 PM   #31
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Of course, when i got home I found that the roofers seem to have forgotten to install part of the roof, and most of the back of my house is flooded, with a large part of the ceiling down, and water everywhere. well, at least we had a good time at the rally, now back to reality...
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:14 AM   #32
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Doh! Hey, another excuse to hang out in the trailer :-)

Seriously, sorry to hear about your misfortune. We just don't seem to be able to escape the effects of the hurricanes last year.

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Old 03-01-2005, 07:46 PM   #33
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Doh! Hey, another excuse to hang out in the trailer :-)

Seriously, sorry to hear about your misfortune. We just don't seem to be able to escape the effects of the hurricanes last year.

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Keith, that is why my Native American name is "Little Black Cloud" .
It is too bad you couldn't hang around long enough to get your mug added to the shots above, maybe next year you can stay longeer.
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:54 AM   #34
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When did you take the pictures? I stopped by the happy hour Fri, but had to leave to go to a function for our Unit that I committed to.

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Old 03-02-2005, 06:03 AM   #35
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When did you take the pictures? I stopped by the happy hour Fri, but had to leave to go to a function for our Unit that I committed to.

Keith
The pictures were taken Saturday, during the vintage open house. It was the best time to catch most folks at their trailers, so they could get tehir trailers included in the photos. The photos shown without their trailers were of forum members that didn't happen to bring them. That's one reason why we were disappointed you wouldn't be around the following day.
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I was there Saturday - we left Sun morning in the rain. We were walking around the vintage open house as well. Guess we just missed each other.
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Hi everyone! In the end I decided that there was still too much work that needed to be done on my mom's hurricane ravaged house so I didn't make it. Terry, thanks for your great pictures - almost as good as actually being there. We go down the same 2 weeks every year so I don't see any reason (barring unforeseen '05 hurricanes) that I won't be there in '06....Saw some Airstream activity on the Eastern side of Florida but nothing like what was in those photos....
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Old 03-09-2005, 01:11 AM   #38
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if I may...

throw a little light on the subject. It sure was great meeting so many of you at the rally!


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Here, for your viewing pleasure, are photos of the forum members in attendance at the Florida State Rally this year:
The forum is giving me fits, so I am having to post these photos individually.
First photo is of rluhr (airstream life), daughter, wife, and forum member Wheel interested:
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throw a little light on the subject. It sure was great meeting so many of you at the rally!
That's better! Is that the photo i snapped with Rich's camera, or were you able to lighten the original i took?
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That's better! Is that the photo i snapped with Rich's camera, or were you able to lighten the original i took?
That's your posted picture in this thread. I am a heavy user of the shadow/highlight tool in Elements and CS. I think it's just about the best thing on earth since white bread!

I saw that Rich has another of your pictures in the Project Vintage Thunder blog too.

http://airstreamlife.com/vintagethun...underblog.html

Great idea to get the forum member's pictures and post them. I love being able to match faces to the names! This was my third Airstream event and it really is fun meeting those in the community. A warmer group, I could never hope to find.
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Wow what a trek!

weeerrreeee back! - and in one piece we might add - but not without misshap(s)!

Terry great shots - we missed half the people at the rally by the looks of the photos.

For our first BIG Rally and first BIG trip with our MoonBeam - overall we had a great time - socializing! We missed all the seminars, skipped some of the Entertainment - okay all of it!!!! but it was sure nice to put some faces to avatars!

We had a great time getting cleaned up for the open house - and loved that whole aspect of vintage!!!!! However - we still have ear ache from all the sirens!!!

We know it has been tradition having the vintage up front - but there has to be a better way - to showcase the vintage and provide group parking in the back - and still promote the open house - something to gnaw on and possibly make some recommendations for the future.

We also thoroughly enjoyed our special waterfront lot/spot with power cord/box under about 6 inches of rain Sunday morning - hence being the last of the vintage units left out on the field - got kind of lonely!

We had mentioned mishaps.....just a few and we are still lovin'it.....
Snow storm through NY and PA - nice driving for us Cannuks - easy does it!!!! but put us about 2 hours from both planned stayovers that had Power - so we toughed it out at the FlyingJ and did the winter camping brrrrr - 0 degrees F we were sure glad we had Taz and Haily or we may have been a Headline!
.....lower right rear panel - 7 popped rivets - North Carolina
.....front left wing window - poof - coach filled with glass and the torential rains South Carolina had for us soaked EVERYTHING! Rubber Maid Boot Matt came to the rescue and made it all the way home too! (we are now on the hunt for a replacement window - but in the mean time have an appointment with some lexan when it gets warmer.
....Virginia saw a trip to Campingworld - for a new inteli-power, blue buggy and hot water heater and patio mat (good when you have dogs) - yeah all the conveniances...so we thought!!!.
.....arrived safely at Sarasota Rally a day later - needed a day to dry and clean up the mess from the broken window (Thanks to Happy Campers and their Daughters place and shopvac in Palatka!!!)
...found out quickly that you must not gab during set up - especially if you have not devised a routine yet! As we were out on the sandy beach road we thought a bit of water might be in order - so while standing around gabbing in the back ground our MoonBeams water hookup was going right in and then right out through the bottom - pays to winterize correctly! and that is all I have to say on that topic. 5 days later all leaks were fixed AND lasted all of 1.5 days before the hot pipe sprung a leak in the joint (not Petes plumbing) and the original filter seal went. So back to the water jugs! however we both managed to get a hot shower in (seperately- as we would have to be contorsionists to fit in our shower together).
....Sunday morning at the Rally saw visions of our awning making its trek home without us - but we managed to get it safely in with only 4 screws ripped out - and she remained duck taped up for the rest of the trip!
....Sunday night thought we were having a water nightmare - as no water was on and yet we could hear running water at the back just as we retired for the night - false alarm - just some dog that had a full bladder and decided the back of our trailer would make a good spot - would sure like to find that dog owner!!!!
.....found a bracket under the trailer that made a perfect tether spot for the girls - until they saw a little dog at Paradise park that they thought was their pal Toby (Happy Campers puppy) 5 rivets popped and one scared Haily and dissappointed Taz...
.....the trip home also not without mishap....
.....circle check circle check circle check - oops missed once - and yes raining again pooring in Georgia just pulled out onto the I95 and the side of the trailer looked different - that is because the door was wide open and the light on inside!!! YIKES - made it to the next exit - and much to our suprise not a thing was missing nor was anything wet - that is what we call aerodynamic!...
.....during a small on and off the step dropped down - no biggy there....
.....PA roads was pretty tough on the coach and our mirror dropped down on the clossed door - and the closet was a complete mess, along with a few loose screws - new shocks and possibly an axle may be in order!...
Now we are home safely - facing another 4-5 weeks of winter - yuck!

Oh did we mention that we were offered 14K for our Trailer during the open house!

And for all those who were there - after a long night and trying morning weighing all the pros and cons to not only selling our prized Globetrotter - but ending/continuing our vacation with two big dogs - Peter and I decided to SELL! If the gentleman still wanted her after veiwing a '70 Safari Sunday morning - that was postponned till 1:00pm due to the storm. One hour after our decision we got the call - he had bought the Safari!!!!! a one owner in perfect condition - really hard to find -and for half what he offered us (in writing - no less) phew that was close!!!!!!

Although we know our girls preferred to be with us rather than at home - but the sticks stayed in the car - golf clubs that is and they were not too happy about having their collars on 24-7 - they did squeek in a trip to Sanibel Island - Dog friendly Beaches - on leash!!! Haily sampled a bit too much sea water and promptly spewed it back on the way home - Taz sampled a couple of sea shells with no consequense - but take a warning - leave the Island before 2:00 or you will have a 2.5 hour trip to get off the island - unbelievable traffic!!!

Sorry to be windy!!!!

PS nice to meet all those that we did......and hope to meet more of you as we start to travel more - would like to attend more Vintage Rallies in the Eastern Seaboard States.
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Talking can I go to the 2006 Florida rally.....

i have just purchased a 1975 tradewind in great condition...i would like to attend the florida state rally on the 22nd of feb....can i do this ....i dont belong to anything yet...but i would join up on arrival...i live in central florida so it would be nice and close....

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