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Old 07-16-2008, 09:36 AM   #295
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Thank you!

I'm still recovering from lack of sleep ... but wanted to say thanks to everyone who came and especially those who helped out. Mistral Blue and Vajeep in particular deserve credit for keeping things moving smoothly. We had fun because everyone made it fun.

My pictures from VTJ are now uploaded here: Vintage Trailer Jam 2008 - a set on Flickr

Thanks to the over 200 people who attended. We hope to see you again next year!
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:30 AM   #296
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This looks like it was a great time for all.Wish we could have made it.

Just a note--- If anyone in the Southeast would like to join in on something like this..please consider our Falluminum Nov Rally in North Georgia, we welcome all kinds of trailer and motorhomes...and love seeing thise vintage models! Or let us know of another a bit nearer to us Southern Aluminitus sufferers.
(Not trying to coopt the thread.)
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I think Stella would be OK with that.
[groundhog bows graciously]
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Thank you Airstream Life, Vintage Trailer Supply and GSM!!

We had a terrific time and look forward to next year's Jam.

The PEOPLE occupying all those trailers and motorhomes are what attracts me to events like this.
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I can't help but think of this when I read or hear the name Stella



and then this:



(Elaine Benes meeting Jerry's Aunt Stella)
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We had a terrific time and look forward to next year's Jam.

The PEOPLE occupying all those trailers and motorhomes are what attracts me to events like this.
And the people like you and vajeep, etc. who volunteered their time so slackers like me could enjoy themselves are what make the events so much fun!!

Thanks again to all the volunteers and the organizers. Because you all made my weekend so much fun I have decided to help next year. So, with this post I am officially volunteering to help at next year's Jam. Rich, Steve, Colin, Brett; Let me know what I can do to help.
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lol skip
Count me in too guys- I want to come up earlier anyway- just let me know how I can help out in 09!
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:24 PM   #302
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I want to sit back and enjoy the fruits of others labor... count me in on that. Oh skip, another drink please...
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:44 PM   #303
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I want to sit back and enjoy the fruits of others labor... count me in on that. Oh skip, another drink please...
Gin and tonic? That's what Allie and I are imbibing presently. Next year, if my mint is in season I can possibly produce mint julips.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:01 AM   #304
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If any one knows where my 4' bright yellow Stabila level ended up please let me know. I think I used it last helping a Shasta get level and I did not miss it till I was unpacking.



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Level is on the way home! Thanks to forum member IH Collector. So many people and soo few time.... I was so glad to meet many fellow forum members, but I wish we had more time..... Maybe next year!!![/quote]

Level arrived safe and sound last night. Thanks again IH Collector!!!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:15 PM   #305
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Photos!!

I left my digital camera home for this rally so I ran out to Price Chopper down the street and picked up a disposable camera. I had the film developed and put directly to CD. Here are my highlights:

Ommuel and his set up winner of Best Rat Trailer:


Next to Ollie was this nice combination of tow vehicle and trailer. The trailer brand name escapes me but it is sort of a tear drop in that the main compartment is just bed nd the rear tail gate props up to reveal the "kitchen". On top is a row boat. This was a father son combo. The Willies was restored by dad and the trailer by the son. Cool, huh?


"Mom!! Dad!! I wanna come in!!!"


Two great photos of the great collection of Scotties, Shasta's and Sportcraft's



My award for best parking spot goes to Vintage Thunder:

(minstrl blue. Boy says "Hi" to your son)

I loved this Spartan. Super gorgeous wood work inside completely redone by the owner.


pinktrailer and me breaking down camp on the "hot side" of the party . My "rookie" stripe is being removed.


But the star of the show was the 1939 Airstream shown here "staged" to look like the Model A is towing it.


We sure had a good time despite the heat and humidity. We made lots of new friends. As I'm sure you all did too.
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Yikes, Pine Tar Woes!

Being new to this and because I don't have a nice shiny trailer, I don't have a maintenance schedule for my baby so it took me a while to discover I have a mess to clean!

As I was walking by yesterday I swiped my hand across what I thought was a rain drip and to my surprise it did not come off. On closer inspection I discovered it was pine tar! Since we have no pines here at home and were parked under the pines at the Jam, I surmise this is where it came from. So if you where also parked under the pines you might want to go check your trailer out!

Now what to do?? I tried scraping it off with my nail and it did come off some, but one, I don't want to put scratches on my Globetrotter getting it off. And two, its under my nail now as well , eeeww! I have no experience with pine tar/pitch (including what to call it)! Solution, anyone???

Does this mean not only do you have to cover these things at home, you also have to shelter them when you are out with them too!! (I'll have put my "cheesy blue tarp" above it instead of using it for an awning now!)

OMG, think of the scary things out there for my baby...pine tar, hail , bugs, etc...and since the VTJ was our first outing ever I probably don't know the half of it!!!
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ditto

Ditto on the pine tar, I have 4-5 spots on our front window plastic protecter. Does any one know what I can use to desolve the pine tar and not hurt the plastic? I have heard that "simple green" will work, but we have not been able to try it yet.
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huh. Now I'm happy I was in the "hot area" with no shade.

Simple Green should work. I also wonder, why not try Goo Gone. It works on adhesive, and pine tar is an ingredient in many adhesives .... worth a shot.

I've never tried it on aluminum, but I've had GREAT success using WD-40 on adhesives, bug goo, etc on paint and glass.
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