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Old 06-02-2009, 12:40 PM   #113
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We are still in Eugene, Oregon.

I spent most of yesterday at Sutton Airstream in Eugene seeing to Lucy's brake repair. She is now like new and ready for the road.

SuEllyn spent the day with her cousin touring the Eugene area. The pictures of the tree is a Black Tartan Cherry Tree planted in 1847.

We also got to see a Pan America in the flesh at the Airstream dealer.

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:41 PM   #114
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Brian, I finally found out it was you and your wife who came up with the idea of putting in a cabinet for the microwave and a printer on the "sofa". I remembered seeing a picture, but couldn't remember clearly who posted it. I couldn't find it either. Bob Sunrus confirmed it was you. I have ordered a small unfinished bookcase and should have it soon and then can finish it, run a USB2 cable under the cushions to the dinette, and solve storage, counterspace and "where can we put a printer?" issues in one swell foop.

So, a very public thank you for the idea, one I wouldn't have thought of myself. Another instance how we can help each other by sharing our experiences.

Glad to see some of your photos have returned.

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Thank you for your kind comments, Gene

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:45 PM   #115
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I think that part of the magic is getting the right printer for the job. Canon makes one designed for travel, the Pixma iP90v. I've seen a friend's work and it is just magical: easy to use, wireless, great colour or B&W prints, and can even go boondocking with a 12V adapter or rechargeable battery.

Oh, it's only 12.3"(W) x 2.1"(H) x 6.9"(D) and weighs a not-so-whopping 4 lbs, too!

No, I don't work for Canon, but I do love their products. Great software, too: bug-free and really useful!
The printer that we are using in the cabinet is an H-P 2220. It prints, scans and copies. The amazing part is that we bought it a Wal-Mart on a closeout several months ago for $19.95! and it has been working great.

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:07 PM   #116
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Originally we got an HP, but I could not get it to start initializing, so it goes back. It was only $40 at Costco, so maybe we got what we paid for. We bought a small Brother laser jet at Office Max for about $125. It just prints and it's b&w, but that's good enough for traveling. We've had great performance from Brother laser jets with our Macs. I was looking for Canon printers because I know they've been making really small travel printers for a long time, but the Brother seemed just right— it's 6 1/2" high. I see the cabinet is on the cushion. We're taking the cushion out to create some more vertical space. The cabinet/bookcase will sit about 9" from the wall and that will create space for books, papers, etc., and that Airstream bag that never seems to fit anywhere convenient. When I get this job done, I'll post photos on "2009 Road Trips".

Looks like you could put SuEllyn to work building cabinets for FB's.

This also proves that no matter what our political differences are, we have plenty in common.

How much brake work was needed? Most of the posts about brake work disappeared.

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:25 AM   #117
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Lucy's Brake Work

Lucy's brake shoes were flat worn out and the drums were pretty badly scored. We decided to make her as new. We replaced the baking plates which come with new shoes, springs, magnets, actuators, and all of the other operating parts. We replaced the drums with four brand new ones. We also replaced all of Lucy's wheel bearings. All of this coupled with the new tires that we got several weeks ago in Quartzsite, gives Lucy all brand new rolling gear.

We will depart Eugene this morning heading up to the skinny part of Idaho for some Moose seeking. We haven't even decided our route yet. We'll do that once we get on the road. Life is indeed good.

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A really beautiful state park in the area of Idaho that you are going is Three Island Crossing State Park. This is where the Oregon Trail crosses the Snake River. This is truly one of the most beautiful state parks I have ever been to. Water and sewer with a dump at the exit.

I don't want to know what this trip has cost for repairs.

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I don't want to know what this trip has cost for repairs.

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I have a pretty good idea and I expect to see a photo of Brian and SuEllyn on a street corner with a sign "Will work for brake shoes". Well, with new running gear, the ride should be better, at least mentally. Seems like every long trip should include down time and money for repairs.

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We will depart Eugene this morning heading up to the skinny part of Idaho for some Moose seeking. We haven't even decided our route yet. We'll do that once we get on the road. Life is indeed good.

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Are you coming through Missoula area? Love to see you You can even be my first CP! I have water and 20A Electric.
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SuEllyn built this cabinet on top of the couch in our 25FB. It is anchored to the wall next to the refrigerator. It houses our microwave and printer. It also provides our counter space for packing Moose Tags for shipment.

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SueEllyn does good work. I'll have to keep her in mind if I need any mill work.

Thanks for the photos. I was curious about how things worked for you. We have a sofa, but can't afford to give up any seating space in our Safari with the four of us in there on a rainy day or at the end of the day when we are relaxing before bed.

Once again, I'd like to say I'm really enjoying the trip.
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Are you coming through Missoula area? Love to see you You can even be my first CP! I have water and 20A Electric.
Thank you for your kind offer, Michelle, but I'm afraid that we will have to take a rain check. We will be passing through Missoula, but it will be too early in the day to stop for the night. Our target for tomorrow night is Bozeman if we want to make Ranchester, Wyoming in two travel days.

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The last three nights, we have camped in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, in a small campground behind a little motel. It was a good base of operation for our Moose hunting. We saw a total of eleven mooses, mostly in the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. Between the distances and the time of day,we were not able to get any really good photos, but the sightings were really good, nonetheless.

SuEllyn turned the BIG 6-0 today, so we had to go out to dinner. We went to a little restaurant here in Bonners Ferry that specialized in a combo plate of fried chicken and pork chops. It was not exactly fancy, but it was really good. SuEllyn feels that there is no better place to celebrate a birthday than traveling in Lucy to exottic places.

We head out in the morning on our way to our next stop in Ranchester, Wyoming, for more Moose hunting in the Bighorn National Forest.

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Thank you for your kind offer, Michelle, but I'm afraid that we will have to take a rain check. We will be passing through Missoula, but it will be too early in the day to stop for the night. Our target for tomorrow night is Bozeman if we want to make Ranchester, Wyoming in two travel days.

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Bonners Ferry! Might as well gone into Canada.

I was half way to Bonners Ferry last week on a pleasure ride on my motorcycle.
It is probably to late but avoid US 93 north of Missoula. They are working on it AGAIN!. It never stops during the summer.

Kalispell down 83 then 200 and back to I-90 is you best bet.
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In idaho they stopped
to see some Mooses
the view was grand
but saw only Gooses.

Then out of the blue
amongst the trees
there in the tall grass
they sighted some Meeces.

Don't think it's 'Meeces'
or even fat 'Gooses'
but possibly Geese
and several tall Moose(s)!

Sorry Dr. Seuss...
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