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Old 06-28-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hi from a couple of Canadian places

Have gleefully bought both a 64 Overlander and the Atlantic coast land it lives on and just feel ridiculously lucky. It certainly must be one of the more remote Airstreams in Canada...

Its previous owner restored it pretty well, though several years of sitting empty led to some nasty discoveries... two dessicated squirrels that had electrocuted themselves by chewing through the fridge cords; the biggest mouse nest I have ever seen (several dead mice), made from moss, insulation, cushion foam and most of a curtain that had been dragged from elsewhere as, thankfully, it was not from any windows inside; leaks in pipes here, there and everywhere.

But I just spent a week there and it was heavenly. Am heading back with family in a couple of weeks and will stay a whole month! I guess this is how you have to do things when your trailer is 1000 miles from the city you live in. I don't plan on towing it anywhere if I can help it and would be grateful for any advice on how to protect it 1) from vandals, and 2) from the sea air and brutal winters. Was thinking of something crazy-sounding like buying a gigantic tarp and wrapping it up with rope like a parcel. Hmm.

Anyway, I've already got some great info from this site and look forward to learning more. I am NOT handy, and neither is my husband, so it should be, um, interesting.

PS Although I've already posted this elsewhere, if anyone has, and can make a copy of the owner's manual, please let me know. Thanks!

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Old 06-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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You have a beautiful location. That picture of your trailer and property - was it taken from a hill on the property? What is the water behind you - an inlet, a large river???????? What ever it is, you own a little piece of paradise.
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thank you, fellow Canuck. Yes, it is an incredible place. The pic was taken from the hill just above. In front is a salt marsh inlet at the edge of which is a 4-mile-long beach and the Atlantic. It's at the tip of Cape Breton. The far side of town from you!
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Welcome aboard! We spend time in the summer months at the Georgian Bay near Perry Sound north of Toronto. Beautiful AS and real nice location you have there! You should feel lucky...
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Thank you, fellow Canuck. Yes, it is an incredible place. The pic was taken from the hill just above. In front is a salt marsh inlet at the edge of which is a 4-mile-long beach and the Atlantic. It's at the tip of Cape Breton. The far side of town from you!

VERY nice. Quiet, and I'll bet the stars at night are incredible.

That is one extremely lucky Airstream. It looks happy.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
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I think she IS happy, though I hope she's surviving all the winter storms. Thought I'd finally post a few more pics, taken last summer. You'll see how much greener the site is getting... a lot of the trees and bush had been removed by the previous landowner and now i've got lots of re-planting ahead of me... wild roses, apple and mountain ash, etc.

Inside projects include new plumbing and floor. There's carpet laid now but I want to switch to sheet linoleum. I'll post some inside pics when I have em.
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That is one beautiful place. Probably pretty cold there about now. Sal.
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