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Old 03-21-2010, 05:04 PM   #15
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We're in... Seriously. We could never say no to Mr. Blue. We were actually going to head out friday for ten days. Our destination was the Western North Carolina, but Easton CT is kind of on the way. See you Friday afternoon.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:41 PM   #17
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Wink All roads go through Easton next week!

I can assure you Frank that there is no better route from Baltimore to Western NC than through Easton, CT.
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Now as for a theme.... There MUST be something we can use for inspiration in the following two quotes:

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" ~Mark Twain

"The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase." ~E.B. White, "Hot Weather," One Man's Meat, 1944.
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I DO have it on pretty good authority that both Mark and Elwyn were connoisseurs of smoked meats. I'm thinking, therefore, that to honor these exceptional wordsmiths, I should smoke something for Saturday's dinner. Problem is, I don't have a smoker. I usually just "smoke" stuff in the oven. Turns out great IMO, but I don't want to offend anyone either.

Weather permitting, we'll have campfires roaring Friday and Saturday nights. The rest of the "schedule" will depend upon what folks want to do. I'm envisioning that our weekend together will play out like a Miles Davis improvisation.

Travel light. I've got just about everything here (except for a smoker ). Fresh water hoses would be a good idea but not necessary.

** Forgot. I have a Honda 3000 genny available for a 4th rig. **

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Richard & I would definitely be in but we will never get the Caravel off the Mountain with the mud season we are having (ref: "#064 Must Be Spring" thread, post #8. For a rough idea of what our town road looks like, ref.: Capetown To Cairo film.) Besides I'm still trying to get over what’s going on with VT. What in *&*^% happened?

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As Miles would say..."less is more".

I think we should consider this philosophy for more rallies.
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As Miles would say..."less is more".

I think we should consider this philosophy for more rallies.
No Doubt! And don't forget his other bit of instruction, "don't rehearse, you get paid to rehearse on the bandstand." My favorite.
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Richard & I would definitely be in but we will never get the Caravel off the Mountain with the mud season we are having (ref: "#064 Must Be Spring" thread, post #8.) Besides I'm still trying to get over what’s going on with VT. What in *&*^% happened?

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Should we hope for freezing weather so you can get your Caravel?

In re: "What in *&*^% happened?"



Well, let's start with the plumbing....
By the way, did you know they ALL leak? It's true!
Floor was badly water stained.
Electric needed a lot of help throughout.
The bathroom needed help.
The mice needed a new home.
We needed better insulation for longer seasons and future ski trips.
For boondocking: An additional fresh and a bigger grey tank, wired for solar now.
Cracked plastics fixed/painted.
Outside speakers for tunes,
yada, yada....

This pic is from under the shower.
They found it disconnected like that!!!!
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Man you are committed to this camping thing now...
I'm committed to this trailer now!
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well...that'll catch most of the water.

and you were wondering why you managed to go for such long stretches with such a small grey tank. mystery solved....
the new grey tank may be a down-grade.
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Where are you having the work done ? After all the hype this trailer got with the rebuild I would be one unhappy camper . Best of luck ( at least from now on ).
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I can buy the leaks. The "Earthquake on Wheels Theory" my Dad taught me. But the plumbing? electric? I think I would be a bit pissed or at least questioning the original renovation. Who did the work? I need to avoid them in my life. I guess I just would be wondering, and avoiding, the guy who did the work in regards to certain issues unless really the damage is related to the "Earthquake Theory" or if could forgive if mice, squirrel etc. got into the wires and stuff. I'm just so blown away by the whole deal. Robin

PS Richard and I were out and had a "sighting" we went to the peoples house and asked what they were going to do with this 31 ft Sovereign in their backyard. THEN we saw it. When we were done we told them Give it to anyone willing to take it out of your yard. What a WRECK! Not even worth gutting and starting over. The only thing NOT damaged what three sides of the outer aluminum.
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I can buy the leaks. The "Earthquake on Wheels Theory" my Dad taught me. But the plumbing? electric? I think I would be a bit pissed or at least questioning the original renovation. Who did the work? I need to avoid them in my life. I guess I just would be wondering, and avoiding, the guy who did the work in regards to certain issues unless really the damage is related to the "Earthquake Theory" or if could forgive if mice, squirrel etc. got into the wires and stuff. I'm just so blown away by the whole deal. Robin
I think a lot has been learned since 2004....
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Oh, one more thing about the insulation. I'm not an expert but Richard and I have done our fair share of winter camping. It takes nothing to heat these trailers if the vents are in the right place to circulate the air. That has always bothered me in the longer ones and I will be looking at that layout when we do "Henry".

If it's too heavily insulated and tight your walls will sweat and you will have a wicked time with condensation. We always had to keep a window vent open.

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Isn't there a winter camping thread on the Forums you could check out? I would be interested in that information too.
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