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Old 07-25-2019, 02:46 PM   #43
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Great thread.

Reminds me of my sweet wife of 44 years and my 'march through technology' together:

We started out with a beat-up '63 Ford 'farmer' pickup (stepside, 4-speed granny, positrak, color: dust brown) and going places, including back in the brush, with an umbrella tent. All the gear in cardboard boxes, to keep the dust out of it. Camping in campgrounds: "Look, that guy has an AIRSTREAM! How cool is that!"

Moved up to an Apache tent trailer, pulled by a '66 Ranchero. Up off the ground! What luxury!

Sold those, had a '75 Datsun with a camper. We were dry and warm! What a great thing!

Got a well-used '75 Winnebago 19-foot crackerbox. Now we didn't have to unload when we got home! And it was Self-Contained! No more treks to the pit toilets in the middle of the night! We had sold the house, and were parked in the driveway watching the NBA playoffs on a luxurious 5-inch black and white screen. Score! Wait, was that OUR team?

Time and things intervened, and we wanted a travel trailer. 20 foot Aljo. My dad thought that those four wheels were the cat's meow - easier towing, no sway!

A few other travel trailers, some mistakes.

Then my wife became disabled, and felt trapped in the last trailer. I hunted for something more accessible, and now after all those years of admiring from a distance ... we have an Airstream!
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:58 PM   #44
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Way to go Steamguy! As fellow Northwesterners I hope to see you along the trail.

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Old 07-25-2019, 06:49 PM   #46
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...Not before we took 'em to California.😂

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Great poster. Always wondered where they went. (Grin)
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