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Old 06-23-2011, 01:46 PM   #71
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I am hoping to arrive in DuQuoin during the early afternoon on Saturday with this combination...
Well, one of these days, I'll get to see this fine set-up! We aren't going to be there this year...hope all goes well for you and you all have a great time!

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Old 06-23-2011, 02:01 PM   #72
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And yes we did make the stop we planned...
Don't know much about White Castle burgers, but I never miss a chance to shop at Tractor Supply. We don't have one up here.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:34 PM   #73
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Greetings Shari!



Over the past week, I have been keeping on eye on the sky to the Northwest as DuQuoin has been being hit by severe weather. Sixty miles to the Southeast in Herrin, we have had heavy rains and wind but no damage. I am hoping for good weather on Sunday as a dead limb fell from a tree during one of the thunderstorms and made a rather large hole in the convertible top of my towcar - - I guess it will be duct tape to the rescue as a temporary repair.

I am hoping to arrive in DuQuoin during the early afternoon on Saturday with this combination:



The problem with stability that I had with this combination the last time out has been solved - - - I had the Dual Cam assembly mounted 1" too far forward on each side of the "A"-frame.

Looking forward to this weekend!

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Great looking combo, Kevin! That's a great TV.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:35 PM   #74
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Well, one of these days, I'll get to see this fine set-up! We aren't going to be there this year...hope all goes well for you and you all have a great time!

Shari
We are going to miss you guys.

BTW, Tom and Patti arrived this afternoon...
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:42 PM   #75
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Seeing that 1975 Eldorado tow vehicle reminds me of being a 10 year old kid in the backseat of my parents 75 DeVille Coupe with the new Airstream in tow. The 500 cid V8 towed with no problem. The Caddy was almost as long as the 31 foot trailer! At least that Eldorado's color matches the Airstream. My Bombay yellow with chocolate brown vinyl top didn't exactly match with aluminum and blue....
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I am hoping for good weather on Sunday as a dead limb fell from a tree during one of the thunderstorms and made a rather large hole in the convertible top of my towcar - - I guess it will be duct tape to the rescue as a temporary repair.
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Kevin, if you have an RV place nearby, they should sell "rubber roof repair tape". It's very sticky on one side, flexible, and pretty strong. Best of all, it's white, so you can use it on your convertible top. Unless, of course, you find white duct tape (they DO make it). It's important not showing up looking like the Beverly Hillbillies...
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Kevin, if you have an RV place nearby, they should sell "rubber roof repair tape". It's very sticky on one side, flexible, and pretty strong. Best of all, it's white, so you can use it on your convertible top. Unless, of course, you find white duct tape (they DO make it). It's important not showing up looking like the Beverly Hillbillies...
Thank you for the hint about the "rubber roof repair tape" as that hadn't occurred to me. I will stop at the RV dealership near my home and see what they have to offer. The plan is to be towing with the top down, but the weather forecast keeps calling for a good chance for periodic rain storms on Saturday as well as Sunday so that plan may be revised by conditions.

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Seeing that 1975 Eldorado tow vehicle reminds me of being a 10 year old kid in the backseat of my parents 75 DeVille Coupe with the new Airstream in tow. The 500 cid V8 towed with no problem. The Caddy was almost as long as the 31 foot trailer! At least that Eldorado's color matches the Airstream. My Bombay yellow with chocolate brown vinyl top didn't exactly match with aluminum and blue....
At 18.6 feet, the 1975 Eldorado is just a few inches shorter than my '78 Minuet 6.0 Metre - - the body of the Argosy is actually shorter than the Eldroado.



The photo above was taken in Yellowstone National Park while traveling toward the International Rally in 2008.

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Old 06-29-2011, 02:34 PM   #79
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I have been on the road the whole month of June. We just got back from Southern Illinois. We took a day and visited the International Rally in Du Quoin. Wow!!!!!! I have never seen so many Airstreams in my life. The state park was packed with aluminum twinkies everywhere. We parked the truck and walked around and met some very nice people from all over the states. I even so the Canada flag flying on an airstream.

We experienced the storms like everybody else there, but over all the weather was pretty comfortable. I am not a member so I kept my Airstream parked on my property. Most of the time I was doing manual work to my property, but took a day to see this Airstream event. I really enjoyed the vintage airstreams and took some great ideas back with me.


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Today is our last day at the International Rally. It has been a wonderful experience and we have enjoyed the time we spent with our friends and have made many new friendships while we were here.

We will hit the road later today and will try and keep you updated as we travel back to Phoenix.
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We pulled out of the Vintage area at 1pm today and made it to Moutain View, MO. We crossed over the big muddy at Cape Girardeau and visited a famous burger chain.

Lots of rain on the road and much flooding near the river. Very sad to see many farms under water.

We are at http://ozarksrvpark.com/ which is a great little park. The owners are very nice and would love to see more Airstreamers. Looks like a great place for a rally.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:44 PM   #82
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Today is our last day at the International Rally. It has been a wonderful experience and we have enjoyed the time we spent with our friends and have made many new friendships while we were here.

We will hit the road later today and will try and keep you updated as we travel back to Phoenix.
Lots of great pictures of the tow out and now the tow back. Why no pictures of the "wonderful experience"?
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I was way too busy having fun with so many of my friends at the rally. There are plenty of pictures on the VAC facebook site.
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