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Old 11-07-2011, 01:25 PM   #43
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you mean the canvas wall tents don't smell like they were soaked in diesel anymore?

You don't kill yourself tripping over pup tent stakes and smashing the entire thing flatter than roadkill in the process?

People are no longer branding their palms while finding out that cheap camping cookwear is made of an aluminum alloy that is a better thermal transfer medium than flame itself?
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:33 PM   #44
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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.
I really don't know how to answer that. I haven't dealt with them for two years now. The service department seems typical for what I hear on the forums. They want to take shortcuts that I wouldn't take, and they are obviously always in a hurry and don't always check what they have done. A few times I had to have them fix something they screwed up while fixing the first problem. Since my warranty has expired, I would take my trailer somewhere else unless it was an Airstream specific problem (like body work). Even then I would try to talk Timeless Travel Trailers into doing it.

I did notice the rock, but didn't mention it, because it was obviously an ancient fertility altar. I think they're common around here.

By the way it's Windish.

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Made you think!

Ok everyone has had a laugh!! But no one has made a word to describe no power, water ,sewage and being out buy yourself being free. It may be at a old service station that is closed down, church,vac. lot, or wherever you think you may not be ran off!

Boone farm, boone neck, pat boone, a dock is a boat thing , a hitching post is a horse thing, so where does DOCK come into play? Did you Dock your trailer or did you park it? Cakes are done so I am finished!!!
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #46
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I got hold of a brownie like that once.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:17 PM   #47
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how 'bout:

social camping
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anti-social camping (I guess that would sound too negative to some)

I'd probably fit right in with the anti-social camping crowd . . . although it's difficult to get them to assemble into a crowd.

Or maybe just call it "Hiding" . . . as in, "I'm going to go hide from everybody this weekend" . . . and when camping in the MegalowMart Parking Lot it'd have to be "Hiding in Plain Site"
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I simply call having no "hookups" as Roughing it. Parking your AS where you can see no neighbor is my interpretation of "boondocking". No need to talk about the rock, it speaks for itself and the silence also speaks volumes.

And Gringo, if you get hold of a Brownie these days you go to jail and get your name memorialized on a forever list.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #49
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whoever told you THAT? That stuff is a slap on the wrist in most places, nothing at all in some places, and NObody goes to jail for it any more.
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gringo, i can understand you wanting to get out and watch the hurricanes from a comfortable distance...we have friends that lost it all to katrina..somebody mentioned 7300 ft. is not very up there around here and it will get hot. true. but that's the nice thing about colorado...too hot...head higher you can come spend time with us up here in 14'er country but our favorite way to keep cool is STAY ON THE RIVER! either way will work just fine, i have a big ugly ass ac unit on my caravel that is going to be taken off and thrown away unless someone out there wants it.
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Boondocking would seem to be on land, as in, in the boondocks. The term I have seen for boating is "gunkholing". Its fun too.
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How bout swapping syllables and making it Boonholing for living off the land and batteries...and Honda....and Freedocking for being hooked up?
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Thought this might be germane, if not at least interesting, and if not that either don't read it.

Origin of the term Boondocks:

This word originated in Philippines

If you're out in the boondocks, linguistically speaking, you're much more distant than the sticks, the backwoods, the hinterland, or the bush. In fact, you're in the Philippines. That's where the boondocks came from, during the American occupation that began with the defeat of Spain in 1898. In Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines, bondoc means "mountain," and the term was used first by the occupying U.S. military to mean the Philippine mountains ... or jungle ... or remote area of any sort. By 1909 it was already in Webster's New International Dictionary with those meanings. But in English it remained largely military slang until the 1960s. The Marine Corps especially made use of boondocks. During World War II the Marines began calling their heavy combat boots boondockers, and they have worn that name ever since.

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them crazy, irrepressible Tagalogs...what will they come up with next??

Hey, it occurred to me that while Boonholing fits a lot of those situations, a better term for being hooked up might be Gunkdocking. Cause there ain't nothing "free" about it.
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them crazy, irrepressible Tagalogs...what will they come up with next??

Hey, it occurred to me that while Boonholing fits a lot of those situations, a better term for being hooked up might be Gunkdocking. Cause there ain't nothing "free" about it.
There seems to be a fair number of heat packing Airstreams around. Perhaps for those, gundocking may be appropriate.
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I mean't to ask y'all about that, being a newbie my own self and all.

Does the rank and file tend to go toward lawful handguns, with the attendent documentation, licensing, etc, or do you tend to go the easier, harder to trace sawed off 12 ga. route? ( I mean LEGALLY sawn off, of course. I know the rules!) I mean, I love a nice Glock 27 in .40 Smith for being handy to keep in a jacket but theres just something about that 'shaaaKLICKett" sound of racking a shell into a Mossberg thats it's own sweet music. And universally recognized.
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