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Old 12-04-2006, 07:50 PM   #43
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The newest issue of Airstream Life, which we received over the weekend, has an article entitled "10 Questions for the Organizer of Capetown to Cairo 2009 Pete Daniels and Bert Kalet".

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Old 12-04-2006, 07:54 PM   #44
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Well.....we're going! We've purchased an Argosy. You've even seen it at the BB rally.....Butch and Beth's 22' 1977. We've sent in our deposit and are on the list to go! Do you want to co-own this trailer with me and you can take it the other way!
i'm still digesting that the trip can happen...and co-owning would be neat!

have you communicated with burt and dot? any info on how many folks are on the list?

pm me if off list is better...

what a cool tirp...
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:08 PM   #45
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COOL! This trip looks like the trip of a lifetime - I hope it gets off the ground. I would love to go - but can't so... who ever goes better figure out how to post via cell phone or satellite phone - we are going to want road news and pictures!
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:50 PM   #46
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i'm still digesting that the trip can happen...and co-owning would be neat!

have you communicated with burt and dot? any info on how many folks are on the list?

pm me if off list is better...

what a cool tirp...
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I've sent Bert & Dot several emails and have received prompt relpys to my ?'s. The last I've heard is that 13 trailers have been purchased and as many deposits sent in. Don't think too long about it.....as the list will be filled quickly now that the Blue Beret coupons are out to the WB'ers! You can pull out by July 1, 2007 without any loss of funds. You can get on the Newsletter list by emailing Vivian Schultz at schultzteched@ida.net . You can get back issues in Word format attached to an email.

The attached pic is an enlargment of my avatar. The trailer is in great condition.....Butch did a good job of updating everything (including Darol's pex tubing in all the plumbing). We've ordered some window rock guards for the front, and we're changing out the carpet with some remnants we have from our house.
Now that we're owner's of two trailers it feels weird knowing that this one will be sold in Africa! I guess we better not fall in love with it. We'll be taking it to the coast to try things out soon.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:17 AM   #47
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I knew it!

Jim, I'm so jealous, I wish I could go! That trailer was really neat, the girls enjoyed playing in there too. Butch did a fantastic job on it. I think the only thing I might suggest is an awning to help beat the heat, and maybe shipping your genset for the AC (actually, to save on shipping, using a cheaper Coleman or a Honda "replica" and just leave it there). The white exterior should help in the desert.

Pairing with 2air would be cool... we could get daily reports from both of you!

Cool stuff!
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Evidently the cost of shipping with an AC is prohibitive and Bert is recommending everyone remove their AC's......luckily this trailer has no AC.
As to the awning, it's another $1600, but would probably be worth the investment.
A co-owner of a trailer would be going the other direction...so would not be together. 2air would have to buy his own AS or co-own another going north.... then we would be able to caravan together.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:13 AM   #49
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Map of the route

Does someone have a map of the intended route and can they post it. I would be very interested in that. Thank You.
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hey jim...

exchanged info with bert today...

sent my deposit...i'm IN!

now 2 find a trailer...

i've got copy of the national geographic from the first trip...

a collectible for commited airstreamers!

there have been 2 stories on airstreams and trailers in the n/g...

one was the caravan and another was a cultural piece on travel in america...

cheers

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Old 12-06-2006, 07:36 PM   #51
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hey jim...

exchanged info with bert today...

sent my deposit...i'm IN!

now 2 find a trailer...

i've got copy of the national geographic from the first trip...

a collectible for commited airstreamers!

there have been 2 stories on airstreams and trailers in the n/g...

one was the caravan and another was a cultural piece on travel in america...

cheers

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What year and month (or issue number) is that National Geographic? I would like to find one too.
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That does it - I'm going to get a forged social security card and retire. I am sooooo envious! What a great adventure!

Congrats to both 2air and Jim and kudos for your adventurous streaks and the willingness live in the world - not just on the planet.

I wanna go! (sulking.... just a little now....)
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I wanna go! (sulking.... just a little now....)
well come on down!

hey can i borrow an argosy....

promise not to bring it back

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Congratulations 2Air, you will certainly be a valuable asset to the party.



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What year and month (or issue number) is that National Geographic? I would like to find one too.
well it's june 1957 as i recall...

the '50s' box is in the basement....

this was the european caravan,

i don't think the cape town trip made the mag it was a year or 2 later....

but a lot of promo materials were produced in the n/g style....

the other edition has a piece on 'the travel trailer' life style americans were into...

same box i've forgotten the year...

i'll look and scan a pic or two...

love those old geographics...now on cd/dvd 100 years worth!

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awning...

Hey Jim - it doesn't have to be a Zip Dee - Carefree makes arms that fit the Argy, I think all together it's about 700 - don't splurge for fabric, you want cheap. The awning made a HUGE difference in the heat in Eastern WA.

No AC... some thoughts - wet towels hung over the windows (covering the screens) while they're open... cheap man's swamp cooler.

2air - wow, can I buy a copy off of you? PM me....

Again - I can't wait to live this through your eyes. So exciting!
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