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Old 11-06-2011, 06:29 PM   #29
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Well, we just spent a few weeks pre-positioning ourselves for our first run at semi-serious wimpdocking next summer. I say wimpdocking because we have arranged to have a couple power poles put in, and electricity run out to the middle of our new property. We had thought about doing it with a Honda, but we plan to be here for maybe a month or two and dealing with the water and dump logistics seems enough for the first year.

We'll be parking the 27FB in that spot of level sunlight right before the rocks at the end of this little ridge:


When i stood down there at the level spot looking at the path I have to bring the trailer down....it makes me a little nervous.

I'm planning to rent a Bobcat for a few days and cut a little road around the left side of that little pine. From where that rental is parked, looking to the right we can see the Rockies.

This will be part of the view from our airstream door next summer:


The first time we visited this spot, there were a dozen deer standing on it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:31 PM   #30
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Somebody on these forums said they never use their toilet. They just go in the surrounding area. Anyone want to invent a term for that?

Not me.

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Rock hopping?
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:06 AM   #31
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gringo where is your spot? and i wouldn't call that wimpdocking...i would call it moving in.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:24 AM   #32
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It's in Larimer County, Colorado. just east of the Overland Trail ( 287) and up in the hills. We just plan to spend the hot and busy part of the summer up there at 7300 ft. No crowds. No A/C needed. As I think i wrote somewhere else here on the forum, come September and October we plan to hook up and tour The West, after school thins the herds and the weather moderates. Just happens to coincide with hurricane season peak down here. After going through three hurricanes and a number of storms, we would just as soon button up here and watch the next one on television.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:37 AM   #33
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It's in Larimer County, Colorado. just east of the Overland Trail ( 287) and up in the hills. We just plan to spend the hot and busy part of the summer up there at 7300 ft. No crowds. No A/C needed. As I think i wrote somewhere else here on the forum, come September and October we plan to hook up and tour The West, after school thins the herds and the weather moderates. Just happens to coincide with hurricane season peak down here. After going through three hurricanes and a number of storms, we would just as soon button up here and watch the next one on television.
I think you may be surprised. 7300 feet is not that high around here. I suggest you don't sell the Air conditioner.

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:52 AM   #34
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I think you may be surprised. 7300 feet is not that high around here. I suggest you don't sell the Air conditioner.

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Agreed. You may not need it much, but it can hit 90˚ during the day and probably will cool off at night.

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How about "GPS'n"? (Gaining personal space)

Most of the time we don't know where we are anyway, and need the GPS to find our way home!

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #36
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Agreed. You may not need it much, but it can hit 90˚ during the day and probably will cool off at night.

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I don't mean anything rude by this, but when I read that I started laughing. My wife asked me what was so funny. And I read it to her, and she started laughing too. It's 85 here right now as I write this. In November. We live most of our lives these days between 75 and 95 degrees, year round. Our house doesn't even have an air conditioner. Or a furnace. We don't have glass in our windows here. Just screens and wooden louvers for the rain. Five years ago, in February of '06, one evening it dropped to 63 here for a couple of hours. We were miserable. Had socks on. Sat in the office of our home with blankets on our laps. We cranked some of the windows halfway down. Thank goodness it was back up into the low 70's by morning. The island almost came to a halt. We saw local people wearing leather bomber jackets, mittens, and wool watch caps. I am not kidding you. I'm going to take some photos next time it happens.

We do realize that 90 deg. seems pretty danged hot to you native Colorado and mountain folks. Rest assured, we wouldn't even notice it hitting 90. Would probably comment that it was starting to turn into a really nice day. The differences between where we've been living and this new place totally delight us. And the differences are huge. Much, much more than weather.

I did notice when I was chopping the berms off a ditch with an e-tool I seemed to get out of breath pretty quickly. How long does it take to acclimate to the altitude at almost a mile and a half above here?
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I don't mean anything rude by this, but when I read that I started laughing. My wife asked me what was so funny. And I read it to her, and she started laughing too. It's 85 here right now as I write this. In November. We live most of our lives these days between 75 and 95 degrees, year round. Our house doesn't even have an air conditioner. Or a furnace. We don't have glass in our windows here. Just screens and wooden louvers for the rain. Five years ago, in February of '06, one evening it dropped to 63 here for a couple of hours. We were miserable. Had socks on. Sat in the office of our home with blankets on our laps. We cranked some of the windows halfway down. Thank goodness it was back up into the low 70's by morning. The island almost came to a halt. We saw local people wearing leather bomber jackets, mittens, and wool watch caps. I am not kidding you. I'm going to take some photos next time it happens.

We do realize that 90 deg. seems pretty danged hot to you native Colorado and mountain folks. Rest assured, we wouldn't even notice it hitting 90. Would probably comment that it was starting to turn into a really nice day. The differences between where we've been living and this new place totally delight us. And the differences are huge. Much, much more than weather.

I did notice when I was chopping the berms off a ditch with an e-tool I seemed to get out of breath pretty quickly. How long does it take to acclimate to the altitude at almost a mile and a half above here?
Now I'm laughing .

There is a big difference between 90 on a breezy tropical Island and 90 in an Airstream with the sun shining on it.

I been in both situations many times.

In the Airstream your refrigerator may not stay cool enough without the A/C to help it.


I am close enough to come and see how hard you're laughing next summer.

It shouldn't take more than a few weeks to get used to the altitude.
I don't know if it is physical, or just forgetting what that much air is like.

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Now I'm laughing .

There is a big difference between 90 on a breezy tropical Island and 90 in an Airstream with the sun shining on it.
Yeah, the difference is humidity of 90% on that tropical isle vs. 15% here in Colorado. Since moving from South Florida to Colorado, the only time I use the AC is when visiting the deserts of AZ & UT. Living in Durango at 7,600 feet, we do not have AC, and I'll take 90 in CO over 90 in FL anyday!
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i can't believe nobody commented on that 8 ft. tall rock.
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I am close enough to come and see how hard you're laughing next summer.
hey, I should ask you....how is Wildish as an Airstream/RV dealer? they sounded pretty much okay on the phone, but I haven't found the place yet.
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Yeah, the difference is humidity of 90% on that tropical isle vs. 15% here in Colorado. Since moving from South Florida to Colorado, the only time I use the AC is when visiting the deserts of AZ & UT. Living in Durango at 7,600 feet, we do not have AC, and I'll take 90 in CO over 90 in FL anyday!
I wasn't addressing the different locations or the climates, I am talking about the inside of the trailer when the outside temperature is 90 or above and the sun is shining all day. If you live in your trailer full time, then I will listen to what you are saying. , but if you live in a house in Durango, I don't think that is ground for a comparison. I assume your house is better insulated than an Airstream. I've been in Durango in the summer and I would not want to be dependent on an Airstream without A/C. If you can enjoy that then more power to you.

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to me, camping involves a lot of leaky canvas and smoky smelling sleeping bags. Pup tents. Luxury would be including a hammock made up of a section of sharp nylon garroting twine that stores in a bag the size of an Opera singers fist.

You haven't camped in a while, have you? Take a look at the equipment today, there have been a few little changes.
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