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Old 09-23-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Blog of trip - Colorado to Baja, Mexico

First time trip to Mexico. Solo pulling '59 Tradewind with '63 Willys Wagon.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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Very nice Richard. Sure looks like a fantastic adventure and you're having tons of fun. I'll be following along. Sounds like the TradeWind is holding up better than the Willys.

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Old 09-23-2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Cool trip, Stay safe down there. I like the doors on the AS do you have screens to go with them?
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:46 PM   #4
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The Willys problems Could have been major, but luckily all were easily fixed. The Airstream window latches opened on the 20 mile construction run, so windows were flapping. Looked like the AS was trying to fly. And on that same jarring construction road, a gas line came loose ( use rivets, not screws).
The french doors were made to accommodate a go kart and now a small dirt bike. I have a track installed for alum chain mail curtains that mosquito netting can be attached to for the doors. ( when the budget allows)
Totally safe here, btw, the only fear is the 8-9 ft wide main highway, with NO shoulders.
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Looks like a great trip. Beautiful down there. That's one trip I haven't made yet but would like to.
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Great Blog Richard...
We're just stones throw from Campo, CA. and your entry at Tecate.
Thanks for sharing your adventure, hope to make this trip sometime in the Safari. Stay good, vaya con dios, and post lots of Pics! Are you doing any fishing?
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Thanks gang,
I'll never forget Campo - I overheated on that steep grade probably a good thing as I unloaded about 400 lbs just to make sure I didn't overheat again.
Blog is being updated almost daily.
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