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Old 10-26-2006, 05:15 PM   #15
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Hi Bob & Dianne,

We are new members too and it seems that we are North Country Neighbors. Just a short ferry ride across the lake in NY. We frequent VT on a regular basis and have camped there several times. We have 2 Norwegian Forest Cats that should be calm enough by next season to travel with us, but then again- who knows! Anyway, maybe we can get together somethime next season.
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:03 PM   #16
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Welcome B and D

I would have a hard time deciding if I would take a Scamp or an Airstream on a cross country trip. I think it would depend on how long
I was staying.
Does Scamp make a 34 footer? ( kidding) Dave
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:00 PM   #17
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Welcome!

Just wanted to add my 2 cents worth of welcome. My wife, Avis, and I recently joined the Airstream family by purchasing a 2006, 19' Bambi Safari. We have named her Roscinante after Don Quixote's horse and John Steinbeck's camper.



Previously we had a T@B teardrop trailer. Loved it but the more we camped the smaller it became it seemed. Nice to have the shower, inside cooking (our T@B was a clamshell with the galley in the rear).

We pick up our Roscinante on Friday next week and are heading up to Cloverdale, CA for its maiden voyage and shakedown. Our friends are going to help us break it in, show up the ropes, etc. Another couple we camp with just bought a new Fifth Wheel. Nice rig but I'll take our Airstream any day.

Again, welcome and good luck with your trailer.

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Old 10-27-2006, 05:19 PM   #18
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Airstreams generate new friends it seems ...

Bet you can't wait for next Friday, Jerry and Avis! Although small units like we've both had before offer a lot of luxury compared to a tent or pop-up, you'll really feel pampered in your new Bambi. Let us know how the shake-down goes. Although we uncovered a number of little problems, mostly cosmetic, during our first week of camping, none affected our safety or enjoyment.

Dave, we really liked our Scamp and used it for several l o n g trips across country. Behind our Titan, you hardly knew it was there (only 2mpg hit). However, with the dogs there just was not enough floor space for all of us to move around at once ... and I've always wanted an Airstream. We figure Bandit gives us twice as much total space, twice as much weight, and cost three times as much, but we are happy.

Ron, we would like to start some close to home camping during next summer ... why leave the North Country from June thru August? It would be great to meet you on the road. The Adirondacks or Vermont! Would you consider North Beach camping right in Burlington? It's on Lake Champlain, connnected to the bike path, and about a half mile from downtown. We have kayaks, and sailboat rentals are also available. Wish it was summer, but at least it was sunny today.
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:05 PM   #19
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Welcome, nice country up there! We have a camp not that far from the VT border, spend our spare time there. Hope to see you at a Rally Next season!
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Hi Dianne,We considered North Beach two years ago and decided it was too "close in" so to speak. *Lake Champlain holds no special attraction for us as we had a cruiser before our Airstream and either anchored or tied up at one of the many marinas (camping on the water!).We prefer the smaller lakes in remote locations and somtimes bring our small 16' boat for exploring if there is a launch ramp nearby and we are not traveling too far - traveling with two tow vehicles gets expensive with gas prices what they are.There is a really nice NY State campground (electric, but only a water source and dump station) located not far from Massena on the St. Lawrence. *Coles Creek State Park, if you are interested in something in Northern NY. *Lake Dunsmore in VT is also very nice too. *But, if you want to travel for 7 hours, go to Watkins Glen, NY. Stunning adventure awaits in the gorge, Seneca Lake is nice and if you like wine, the region has some of the best wineries in the state.Can't wait for next season!
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Hi Dianne,We considered North Beach two years ago and decided it was too "close in" so to speak. *Lake Champlain holds no special attraction for us as we had a cruiser before our Airstream and either anchored or tied up at one of the many marinas (camping on the water!).We prefer the smaller lakes in remote locations and somtimes bring our small 16' boat for exploring if there is a launch ramp nearby and we are not traveling too far - traveling with two tow vehicles gets expensive with gas prices what they are.There is a really nice NY State campground (electric, but only a water source and dump station) located not far from Massena on the St. Lawrence. *Coles Creek State Park, if you are interested in something in Northern NY. *Lake Dunsmore in VT is also very nice too. *But, if you want to travel for 7 hours, go to Watkins Glen, NY. Stunning adventure awaits in the gorge, Seneca Lake is nice and if you like wine, the region has some of the best wineries in the state.Can't wait for next season!
We have thought of going to Watkins Glenn. Do you have a recomendation for a good CG?
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There aren't too many campgrounds in the immediate vicinity of Watkins Glen. *We chose to stay at the Watkins Glen KOA. *It was an OK place, nothing to complain about. *Located just up the hill south of Watkins Glen, it was a good central location to all we wanted to do while in the area. *If you go, be sure to visit the Corning Glass Museum too. *The Seneca Lake dinner cruise was good also.
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Watkins Glen brings back fond memories from long ago ... Formula 1 Grand Prix races and tent camping in the fall no matter what the weather. One year we attended the US and Canadian Grand Prixs on consequtive weekends with garden and winery tours in the finger lakes region between the races. They still allow boondock camping at the Glen during races, if anyone is interested, although Formula 1 has moved on.
We've stayed overnight while traveling at Cayuga Lake State park at the north end of the fingerlakes. It gets crowded on weekends and during holidays, but otherwise is fine. The Glen website lists several campgrounds in the area, http://www.theglen.com/fan_info/accommodations/.

Coles Creek sounds interesting, we'll have to check it out. Wouldn't mind doing a lot of exploring on down the St. Lawrence either. We'll have to figure out how to carry our 16' kayaks on the Titan.
Hope to see you next summer!
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Watkins Glen brings back fond memories from long ago ... Formula 1 Grand Prix races and tent camping in the fall no matter what the weather. One year we attended the US and Canadian Grand Prixs on consequtive weekends with garden and winery tours in the finger lakes region between the races. They still allow boondock camping at the Glen during races, if anyone is interested, although Formula 1 has moved on.
We've stayed overnight while traveling at Cayuga Lake State park at the north end of the fingerlakes. It gets crowded on weekends and during holidays, but otherwise is fine. The Glen website lists several campgrounds in the area, http://www.theglen.com/fan_info/accommodations/.

Coles Creek sounds interesting, we'll have to check it out. Wouldn't mind doing a lot of exploring on down the St. Lawrence either. We'll have to figure out how to carry our 16' kayaks on the Titan.
Hope to see you next summer!
Very nice! Thanks for the info. We picked up a couple of inflatable kayaks this year, had a blast with them.
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