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Old 06-10-2008, 09:25 AM   #71
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Now I'm really getting excited! We will be coming off a 3 week trip to International (our longest yet) and then we get to meet & greet with all the VIP's in the airstream community. Am I seeing a live taping of the VAP in our future? I will bring lots of cookies!
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:48 AM   #72
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If I were a couple thousand miles closer I'd definitely make it to this event.

And if I were to make it to this event, I'd definitely want to see Rob Baker and his legendary Sweet Sovereign Of The Road there.

Just my opinion, y'all have a great time, and hopefully I'll be able to attend next year's event!

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Old 06-10-2008, 10:03 AM   #73
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....if I were to make it to this event, I'd definitely want to see Rob Baker and his legendary laugh
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I'm glad to hear that I won't have to pay the full gate price to stop by and say hello. I'm only a couple hours away from Saratoga, and I've got breakfast plans with Frank. I would be attending with my Airstream, but the trailer is a bit drafty these days.
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Pancakes or waffles? Sausage or bacon? With cream and sugar or black?
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Pancakes or waffles? Sausage or bacon? With cream and sugar or black?
Waffles! Coffee black, like the cowboys drink it.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:30 AM   #77
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I also should have said " for he has promoted and encouraged countless people to patronize the sponsors of this event.
Rob is also personally responsible for getting dozens of people into vintage trailers, increasing the venders customer base quite a bit. I know that I have Rob to thank for getting me into a vintage Airstream.
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I spoke with Rob and he cannot come due to Marine Corp duties...
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:47 PM   #80
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I'll see, but it's doubtful

Thanks for the words below. It's not about the costs - IT'S ABOUT THE TIME!!!! This is my current situation. I am now back on Active Duty with the Marine Corps, here in Quantico. I can't get the time to come for the whole enchilada as I'm starting from scratch on leave time. I wish I could make it all as it's sounding like a blast - there is one heck of a line up! I just went into the hole for leave to host my own Pageant of Bands Rally. If I was to come, this is what I'd have to do to make it for just a few hours on Saturday... depart Quantico on Friday, July 11th at 1700 (5pm) and drive 7 hours to make it to my house around midnight. I'd have to get up at 0600, get the wife and kids ready, depart around 7am, drive the 3 hours to Saratoga Springs, visit, then drive home 3 hours, and then drive back to Virginia on Sunday. Right now, since I'm away from home and the family so much, I'm leaning on just driving home and spending the time with my family... and not putting them through a day of hell on the road ( and my luck it'll be 100 degrees that day too!), for a few hours there where I would not be spending time with my family (they are not into Airstreams like the nut I am). We're already doing the East Coast VAC Rally in two weeks and that'll be a logistical nightmare to make that event too...I'll be commuting on Thursday and Friday 128 miles each way for that one, and then Zoe' is driving on Friday after school the 438 miles one way to spend Saturday with me. I don't want to put Zoe' and the boys through that twice in less than a month... and I don't want to leave them at home and not be able to spend the time with them either...Time is precious! I hope you all understand. Next year.... maybe....the schedule will be a little better.... and you never know what happens tomorrow!
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Right now, since I'm away from home and the family so much, I'm leaning on just driving home and spending the time with my family...
That's it Rob. It's all about family. It won't be long until the kids are in college or have families of their own. Then we'll have all the time in the world to spend at rallies, but we'll be wishing we were with our kids! Enjoy Zoe' and the kids, even if it means keeping the trailer parked.

Of course you could always come over and help me with my trailer if you need to get away for a while...
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:02 PM   #82
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I got an email from a potential attendee who was confused about the utility situation at the Jam. It has changed a little since we first started promoting it, so let me tell you what we expect to be able to offer.

Electric: everyone will get 3.5 amp electric (more or less), suitable for keeping batteries charged and running 12v appliances only. Some people will be running off city power, others will be sharing quiet generator power. If you want to run a quiet generator for your own air conditioning you can do that during posted hours. All of the generators will be turned off at night.

Water: fresh water will be available at two filling stations. We hope to have enough hose so that you can refill your tank without moving your trailer, but this is not guaranteed. Unlimited Saratoga Spring water is available for drinking too, if you bring your own jugs.

Gray water: there will be a gray water dump on site. Bring a portable holding tank and empty it as often as you like.

Black water: there will be one pump out on Sunday. The park doesn't have a dump station. On the way out you can also stop by one of the local campgrounds to use their dump station if you want (they will charge a fee).

People who have vintage trailers that lack full plumbing will have shower and bathroom access inside park buildings.

If you have other questions, check our website at www.vintagetrailerjam.com . If that site doesn't answer your question, post it here and we'll try to help.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:10 PM   #83
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With all these "Airstream Celebrity's", I'm starting to worry about their safety. Will there be security for them at this event? Could they to end up heading down the same path like many in "Hollywood"? Will they go staight to the front of the line passing the little guy at each event? Getting all the best food, wine, tables, etc...?

I'm also starting to worry about the direction of Airstreaming! Next thing you know, there will be East Coast/Weast Coast wars, stories of how people lost their Airstreams to the "High Life", stories on the front cover of the Blue Beret of the train wrecks many of the "Celebrity's" have become! It starts with just a little event, next thing you know, everything is out of control.

I wish now, I was going to the International in Bozeman! I need to see a tie, black shoes, white shirt and a blue beret to let me know there is still hope for this hobby.

Where's an IBT member when you need them?
That's right, rumor has it that busomy blond with the revolving bed in her Airstream and that guy with the year around tan and six pack abs will make a surprise visit............and go right to the front of the barbeque line!
Gary Busey will be holding a seminar on what NOT to drink before towing your trailer...with photos provided by the LAPD.

But there will be real vintage VIPs like vintage club historian Fred Coldwell and what looks like many long time vintage fans that we all know only from the internet and VAC magazine.

Too bad Rob Baker will not make it to the JAM. Sorry for the peer pressure Rob! Sounds like you have important things to do and there will be many future events for sure.

On second thought, you're a Marine. Isn't there a bunch of Black hawk helicopters just sitting around waiting for a training flight? Do drop in please.....what a star entrance!

One more comment..will the honey wagon now be scheduled during the open house on Saturday?

AH!!!! The tradition continues!
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We're doing the East Coast VAC Rally in two weeks ...
Terrific! I look forward to seeing that sweeet SOTR of yours in VA. Just don't forget to bring some extra tickets for the '64 Tradewind your town is going to be handing over to me. I'll be buying 4 -- but only needing one.
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