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Old 05-30-2015, 03:42 PM   #1
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Travel Map Dilemma

For several years, our family has traveled around in our '72 Safari and marked each visited state on our US Map on the side of the trailer (thanks to Signsoflife.net). Now the dilemma...we recently upgraded to a '68 Overlander for more room which meant a new map. I planned to transfer all the states over, but the dear wife says no-way...this trailer hasn't been there!

Any strong opinions or advice on such a trivial subject?
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:43 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:03 PM   #3
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I planned to transfer all the states over, but the dear wife says no-way...this trailer hasn't been there!

Any strong opinions or advice on such a trivial subject?
It's obviously not a trivial subject or it wouldn't be a bone of contention between you and the missus.

My thoughts… Unless you want to revisit every state you've been to already, you might want to work harder to convince the wife that the map is for where you've been, not where your Airstream has been.

Besides, where has the '68 Overlander been before you bought it? Unless it came with its own map of all the places it has been already, tracking where it goes from now on is meaningless if the point is to track the travels of the trailer and not the travels of the owner.
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:20 PM   #4
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Fill em all in then erase the ones you visit! Or, get two... Mark them ASI and ASII?
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:34 PM   #5
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Our rule: The map is the history of where we have camped while married. It gets copied in its entirety to each trailer we buy, and then added to as we camp in new states.

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Old 06-02-2015, 09:19 PM   #6
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Our rule: The map is the history of where we have camped while married. It gets copied in its entirety to each trailer we buy, and then added to as we camp in new states.

Chris
Thanks to all for the advice...I think Minno has it right, but the ladies have a firm majority in our household so I believe we're starting over!
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:28 PM   #7
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I bought this beautiful 12x13 map: http://www.harpermoto.com/12x13-map-plak-kit.html
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:58 AM   #8
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I'd been to several states and countries by car and plane before we got our Airstream. I would not count those states but any state I visited while in my RV, be it a current RV or retired RV, would be counted. I wouldn't start over in my opinion. This comes from someone who has never traveled out of our home state with their RV.... but one day!!
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:53 AM   #9
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I'm with the wife.

Our Map is for states where the Interstate at least overnighted.

Might take a photo of it before you sell.....for memories and posterity.


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My rule is you have to spend 3 nights there in your Airstream to count as a visit.
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:22 AM   #11
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My rule is you have to spend 3 nights there in your Airstream to count as a visit.

Some states are smaller than the counties here.

So, three nights in each of Texas 254 counties?

Or three minutes at a Rhode Island rest area. Are they even large enough to have one?

Where are Gene or Ag & Au when we need the wisdom of elders?
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Some states are smaller than the counties here.

So, three nights in each of Texas 254 counties?

Or three minutes at a Rhode Island rest area. Are they even large enough to have one?

Where are Gene or Ag & Au when we need the wisdom of elders?
I do my best to avoid disagreements with my own spouse, let alone take part in one with another's spouse.

My own feeling is that I like to keep the shell of our trailer as close to original as practical. The other part of this puzzle is I like to share my experiences with friends, but not every Joe or Joanne driving down the highway.

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Old 06-04-2015, 11:01 AM   #13
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We fill in our map if we have camped there. We started with a pop-up and are on our second Airstream. We counted Hawaii when we rented a Westphalia and camped in it for a week as we tootled around the Big Island.

We still lack two states: Connecticut and Rhode Island. When we get those, perhaps we'll start taking off states as we go, until we are naked again.

Or not. We generally do what pleases us.

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Old 06-04-2015, 11:59 AM   #14
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What is your criteria for counting a state? Is it at least one overnight? Does it have to be in a campground or does a Walmart suffice?
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