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Old 07-15-2003, 06:01 AM   #1
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Wheel Estate - History Channel 7/16 9pm

Wednesday, July 16 @ 9pm ET/PT

Wheel Estate
Land Yachts, Portable Palaces, Corrugated Condos--whatever the name, travel trailers and RVs have become an American icon--the 20th century's covered wagon. Hit the road as we travel with recreational vehicles--from early versions built on the back of Model-T Fords, to roadside towns known as Hoovervilles during the Depression and WWII "trailer towns" set up for workers near munitions plants or aircraft factories, to modern RVs that resemble mansions on wheels and can cost nearly a million dollars! TV G
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thanks for the heads up.
it is also on thursday morning between 1 and 2 am.
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Cool Trailers on History Channel Wed July 16

Tomorrow on the History Channel "Hit The Road Week" a show airs called "Wheel Estate" Wednesday, July 16 @ 9pm ET/PT, description of the show follows:

Land Yachts, Portable Palaces, Corrugated Condos--whatever the name, travel trailers and RVs have become an American icon--the 20th century's covered wagon. Hit the road as we travel with recreational vehicles--from early versions built on the back of Model-T Fords, to roadside towns known as Hoovervilles during the Depression and WWII "trailer towns" set up for workers near munitions plants or aircraft factories, to modern RVs that resemble mansions on wheels and can cost nearly a million dollars! TV G


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History Channel tonight! July 16 2003

There is a show on the history channel tonight some may be interested in. ( and the Grand Canyon before it sounds good also) Im only a couple hundred miles north of the Grand Canyon myself..( The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument) I didnt know till someone called and gave me the info. Check your local listing for times.
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http://www.historychannel.com/global...p?NetwCode=THC

Hit The Road Week
"Wheel Estate pays tribute to these homes on wheels that are modern day monuments to America?s pioneer spirit. From tin-can trailers to designer land yachts, American travel trailers have traced a colorful path through history. Hop aboard classic and modern RVs, from simple wood houses built on the chassis of a Model-T to the Executive Flagship, a $75,000 trailer built in the 1950s, complete with a portable swimming pool and enough room to sleep six. Today, for many people, RVs serve as a permanent home that?s constantly on the go, complete with all the modern appliances we associated with homes firmly rooted in the ground.

Wednesday, July 16 @ 9:00PM ET/PT"
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Old 07-16-2003, 01:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I set the PVR last night to record the program.

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Question OK.....I'll bite.

What's a PVR?????
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Old 07-16-2003, 03:28 PM   #7
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It was on a few weeks ago too. I only caught a few mintes of it.

I'd watch it tonight, but I have tickets to Blues Traveler!

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interesting to see the early models and to see what equipment was available and the level of finish.
there were nice shots of the airstream trailers and the footage at the factory was nice,It would have been better to see the inside of the airstreams.
It would have been great with some footage of airstream classic motorhomes.
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Re: OK.....I'll bite.

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What's a PVR?????
Its a Personal Video Recorder, some folks call it a digital recorder. You record the program digitally to a hard disk. It plays back in the same quality as it was received and I can spin it off on to video tape if I wish.

I have a Dish satellite system and the receiver and recorder are together in the same box. I get about 80 hours of record time.

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Boy Airstream can't complain about the billing they received! That left you with the (correct) impression that Airstream trailers are the king of the road. No Classic MH's though.

Winnebago got shorted with only a few photos of their original MH's. I bet the Winnebago folks feel cheated compared to the Airstream shots! Like 'em or not, Winnebago was a major MH player early on.
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Thumbs up interesting program

I tuned in just in time to see the Airstream segment, then got to see some of it after that. It was fascinating to see how fast those guys put rivets in!

I may actually have to spend some $$$ and order it on tape! I thought it was very interesting.

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Great show! Of course, we liked the A/S footage the best. I wonder if the fellow that was doing all the restoration work, (forgot his name) has ever been to this forum? I'll bet he could shed some light here, for sure! I got the impression that he could just about restore anything in any condition.

Suprised that they did not show any modern Pop-Ups, or Slide Ins.
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I watched the program last night.
It was great!
The exposure Airstreams got was priceless!
I'll bet the value of our rigs went up by 5% across the board just based on the good vibes we were given.
I too thought Winnebago got rather short shrift.
The Winnies did a lot for putting America on wheels.
But they're OH SO UGLY.
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Rats! I missed at least half of it. didn't get home 'til 9:30 last night I wonder when they'll run it again??

right as I turned on the tube, they were showing the airstream getting water-tested. saw about 10 seconds of that, and that was the end of the A/S segment.
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