Originally Posted by safari57
Having read your story on your acquisition I wondered what your Uncle and Aunt, and your father, thought once you had the trailer redone? ...
One day I might write a followup about everyone seeing the 'new' Overlander. But, to summarize, my mom thought it was grrrrreat
! My dad, while he appreciated the finished product, has never understood why anyone would not stay in a hotel when away from home. I believe his army service, winter tent camping at Fort Monmouth NJ, kinda jaded him when it comes to communing with nature.
Take a look at the "Tims Ford
" trip entry on the web page. My aunt & uncle were in the group since their youngest daughter & her family were camping in their trailer in the site next to us. Uncle Les's health was taking a turn for the worse around then, and this was the first time they had been in the Airstream in a campground
(they had seen it once before).
Cool visit. My wife and one of their daughters-in-law were inside cooking part of the meal mentioned on the page, and the Bay Breeze air conditioner was keeping the place extremely comfortable, even with only the screen door closed.
Uncle Les passed on a few months after that. Although he was was a man of few words, I believe he was happy with me getting his Airstream.