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Old 03-29-2014, 10:29 AM   #1
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Grand kids

Sorry if this has been talked about before, but I searched for it and couldn't find anything about this subject.

Do any of you grandparents out there, take your g-kids for any extended vacation periods? That was one of the reasons why we purchased our '77 Argosy. Our granddaughter will be turning 1 this summer, so not this summer, but definitely in the future.

Let's hear some of your stories.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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There will always be lots of stories "Crunch" anytime kids are around and especially
when they get to go camping.

Our responsibility burden as Grandparents is to make sure the adventure is safe and results in the creation of great memories. I say this because, if any injury or other negative incident is reported, you are going to have to deal with your Son or Daughter and their spouses, and that is going to be 'way more difficult than if it was with your own kids.

We have camped on occasion with our young granddaughter who, when younger, liked to adjust every control knob, and push every button, in sight. This was a constant worry, and I made some simple updates to hedge the worst case scenarios.

I made a removable cover for the 3 burner Magic Chef gas stove to protect the controls.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1153162



She slept in the forward part of the CLIPPER, and I was afraid she might get up through the night and try to amuse herself.

Another update I did to the CLIPPER was to protect the (TPV) parking brake release. I installed a protective cover to make operation more difficult for small fingers.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1329124




The bottom of the entrance door that has square corners, (why AIRSTREAM did you not make all the door corners radius?????) found a way to split her head open on her first trip. After the fact, I did some filing to reduce the sharp edge and used good ol' duct tape when we are on site.

Something will always happen so try to look at the situation from the eyes of a child. What do they see, too pull, too push, too trip over, too climb on???

Take precaution to make sure the entrance/exit area is clear of trip hazard and, again after the fact, I now carry a number of rubber mats to create a soft(er) landing for that fall out the door.



Take the kids every trip you can for they will remember these
good times long after you have passed from this world.

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