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Old 08-28-2015, 09:20 PM   #1373
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Driven for miles looking for these parks. Anyone know where they are?

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Old 08-29-2015, 03:57 AM   #1374
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MacArthur Park, Los Angeles and Itchycoo is Little Ilford Park in London , all with tongue in cheek. I think we find these places less on a map, more in our mind.


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Old 08-29-2015, 03:14 PM   #1375
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"On another note, I am more than satisfied and grateful for my trailer.....but there's one thing it doesn't have.....that I wish it did: That kewl porthole window on the loo door."
Hi FaN
I chose a Signature over the Serenity only because the window on the bathroom door was sort of like a porthole and at the end of the day, some where on the prairies, I could imagine that the Prairie Schooner 11 was actually in a safe harbour surrounded by a calm sea. (Rather than a Walmart in , say, Moosejaw) Works for me. Since we liked both models equally we needed some reason to choose one over the other.
Msmoto, I put a hook on the bathroom door to ease the closing problem. Works ok. The door swings dangerously close to the shower door and I had visions of leaving a digit stuck in there. JimClick image for larger version

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Old 08-30-2015, 10:12 PM   #1376
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We never close the bathroom door except when traveling. We use a hook and eye to keep it open except it can be in the way when pulling the pantry out. Close the door and I feel like I'm locked in a closet. I love the porthole.

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Old 08-31-2015, 11:34 PM   #1377
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Oh My Gosh!..........

........was that a storm or what?????

Just got back online. A superstorm hit Vancouver and the Fraser Valley - power has been out since early Saturday morning.

I hate to admit this, but this is the first time I have put the trailer to use without being connected to the juice (electrical power) and city water. umm....I just thought I'd try everything out to see if it all worked on LP/battery power alone before the extended warranty expired....but ummmm.....I never got around to it.

Well, when those 50 mph wind gusts hit, the drought-stressed trees downed the power lines like dominos. I was left with battery and LP or bust. Would everything work?

To cut to the chase the FaN performed beautifully! The refrigerator kept everything at about 35C. The water-pump gushed like an oil well - putting out scads of cold or hot water. The range top - no problem. Was cooking up a storm. (The only thing I still haven't tried is the oven. I don't know if I ever will use it). The lights kept the trailer bright. The built-in radio kept me up-to-date with the news. Most people were not prepared for this storm; the city was in chaos. I felt incredibly fotunate!

Besides the wind, we had a deluge of rain. Now I wondered how the roof seals would fare after four months of scorching sun and record heat. The inside seams and window seals are dry. Whew!

At 7 pm Monday night, the FaN was on its 56th hour. The lights were still bright and the pump still sounded strong - even after a nice hot shower. I was wondering how long the battery would last. Going into the 58th hour, I was getting ready for bed when the neighbour's yard light went on. We were back on the grid.

Will report more later.......have to catch-up on a few things, to say the least!
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:44 AM   #1378
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MacArthur Park, Los Angeles and Itchycoo is Little Ilford Park in London , all with tongue in cheek. I think we find these places less on a map, more in our mind.


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Well said. Some things should never be realized outside our imagination.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:46 AM   #1379
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"On another note, I am more than satisfied and grateful for my trailer.....but there's one thing it doesn't have.....that I wish it did: That kewl porthole window on the loo door."
Hi FaN
I chose a Signature over the Serenity only because the window on the bathroom door was sort of like a porthole and at the end of the day, some where on the prairies, I could imagine that the Prairie Schooner 11 was actually in a safe harbour surrounded by a calm sea. (Rather than a Walmart in , say, Moosejaw) Works for me. Since we liked both models equally we needed some reason to choose one over the other.
Msmoto, I put a hook on the bathroom door to ease the closing problem. Works ok. The door swings dangerously close to the shower door and I had visions of leaving a digit stuck in there. JimAttachment 246718Attachment 246719
Love that analogy!
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Good job, FaN!

Sorry for the storm, but glad to hear the trailer came thru for you.

It is kind of reassuring to know you have the back-up, hey?


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Old 09-01-2015, 07:31 AM   #1381
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MacArthur Park melted in the dark. Don'cha remember?
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:48 AM   #1382
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Bathroom door this trip......900 miles away in North Carolina.....and am I happy. The extra inch and a half of aisle width is something to be grateful for.

Curtains to follow....


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Old 09-02-2015, 09:39 PM   #1383
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Welcome to the Breakfast Club

FaN glad all is well.
Bet you can post a sultry clip of Stormy Weather for us...I would if I could!

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Old 09-03-2015, 01:25 AM   #1384
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We ran into rain and strong winds as we traveled down the Wash. and Oregon coast during the same period. Wasn't quite as bad as you had, but was part of the same storm system. Everybody needs the rain, but too bad it has to come in such blasts. A rain every night, not too hard, from 2 to 4 am, would be best. Glad you did well.

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Old 09-04-2015, 11:58 AM   #1385
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Good job, FaN!

Sorry for the storm, but glad to hear the trailer came thru for you.

It is kind of reassuring to know you have the back-up, hey?


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Maggie, I just turned on a few things then lived like Lady Muck for a few days. It's not like I climbed Mt. Everest or anything....but thanks anyways.
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Gearheart, I wish some of that sweet-green icing flowin' down would head this way. I can pass on the cake, but not the icing.
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