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Old 07-28-2008, 01:29 PM   #15
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wow, was it THAT long ago?

I guess we ARE overdue!
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:32 PM   #16
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Folks it is in the works....
any location suggestions?
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I love our club

Attending this past weekend's "Artsy Fartsy" rally reminded me that there are many reasons why I love the WBCCI. Here's our story:

Leon and I did not remember to plug "The Tube" into our 30amp plug in the barn the night before we were leaving for Wilgus State Park and the Artsy, Fartsy Rally. Wilgus is a dry camping park so we needed to be completely charged up in order to run our lights and Leon's C-Pap machine for the the weekend. We didn't bring our little generator - we figured the truck would charge our batteries enough during the two hour tow so we didn't worry about it. Well, we get to our site, set up camp and then checked our batteries using the Test thingy (on the range hood) in the trailer. We were shocked to discover the batteries were only 1/2 full! Since it was late and the party was in full swing we went and joined the fun (I HATE missing out on any party time). We got back to our trailer late plugged Leon's C-Pap into the inverter and it would not start, not enough juice left in the batteries to run it. Needless to say neither of us had a good nights sleep. . The next day Leon pops the hood on our TV to see why it didn't charge our trailer batteries while we were in transit. It was like a powerful magnet - men were pulled right to it. Leon explained what happened and instantly "rickandsandi" brought over his generator for us to use to bring our batteries back up. "pam"'s son had the resolution to our problem at hand - new GMC trucks are not set up to charge trailer batteries when purchased. The wiring is there, just not completely installed. The dealer should have completed the setup but overlooked it. "pam"'s son quickly found the wire and explained to Leon how to install it.

Everyone we have met in this club is willing to help one another. It's a beautiful thing. And because folks were willing to help us out Leon and I got a good night sleep on Saturday - that's a really beautiful thing.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:03 PM   #18
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Folks it is in the works....
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Sure, how 'bout Texas????
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Isn't it great that Airstream People are always there to help. We were more than glad to be there to help you guys. Leon even offered to fill the gen with gas (silly boy)! Last week we were camping in Oak Hill, NY with about 1,200 other campers ranging from a sheet of plastic with two poles to Airstreams. It just so happend that as we were pulling into the farm with our two AS's we were followed in by one we never met before. Cool, three AS parked together in a big cow field surrounded by 1000's of camper. Now to the point of this gibber, our new friend had a regulator problem, no idea of what to do and we AS owners jumped right in and by dinner time he had his range and fridge in full working order. You just gotta love any crowd of Airstreams!
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:21 PM   #20
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Not only that, you get "monday morning /armchair quarterbacks", like myself, to tell you things like:
"well...you wouldn't have gotten much of a charge from a 2 hour drive, anyway, even if the truck was properly configured, because the wire from the truck is too thin to supply much".

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Not only that, you get "monday morning /armchair quarterbacks", like myself, to tell you things like:
"well...you wouldn't have gotten much of a charge from a 2 hour drive, anyway, even if the truck was properly configured, because the wire from the truck is too thin to supply much".

I know, I know! We were not thinking. We had spent the weekend before boondocking and we should have plugged the trailer in as soon as we got home from that adventure. Instead we forgot, and then when we were heading out to Wilgus we forgot that we had been boondocking only 5 days before and should bring our generator.

Being middle-aged does have some drawbacks........
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:11 PM   #22
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We attended a joint NEU / WDCU rally in September, 2004 in MA. We all went to "The Big E" fair. I don't remember the name of the campground, just that it rained cats and dogs on Friday night. The hill that was next to our campsite turned into a waterfall!

The rally was fab! Most everyone from WDCU had vintage trailers and TVs. Here's a few pictures.
I remember that event well as I co-hosted it with Linda M from the WDCU. We had a great turn-out and most everyone spent the day on Saturday at the Big E fair. This was my first joint WDCU/NEU event and what a blast it was.
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Forgot to mention in my last post that the name of the campground was Sodom Mountain.
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Sodom as in right next to Gamora? I do not think I like the direction this is going coming from a woman who is a Miss America impostor.

Rick and I are working on the rally that is sure to become the mother of all rallies. The NEU/ WDCU will join forces to show the WBCCI and any AirForums members that will attend, how we get our groove on. We are looking at Labor day weekend so that working folks will have an extra day to relax and enjoy themselves and the retired folks can live life as it always is. The location is being scouted by Rick, he jumped right on this idea and has really impressed me. I just hope everyone is ready for killer potlucks, pancake breakfasts, and endless happy hours.
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Sodom as in right next to Gamora?
yep. thats the one. It was quite a rally, let me tell ya....
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Greetings everyone- As Sandi and I wrap things up here in the office and head up to PEI starting tonight, Frank and I are putting together the joint unit rally. He and I have our unit presidents blessing and will move forward with the planning. It WILL be held Labor Day Weekend 2009 with special events for adults and children, yes we want the kids to have fun so don't leave them home! We are both looking for a campground in the Poconos so if you have a campground you have stayed at and think it will be a good fit, please let us know ASAP.
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Greetings everyone- As Sandi and I wrap things up here in the office and head up to PEI starting tonight, Frank and I are putting together the joint unit rally. He and I have our unit presidents blessing and will move forward with the planning. It WILL be held Labor Day Weekend 2009 with special events for adults and children, yes we want the kids to have fun so don't leave them home! We are both looking for a campground in the Poconos so if you have a campground you have stayed at and think it will be a good fit, please let us know ASAP.
How bout Penwood?
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