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Old 02-01-2014, 05:37 PM   #197
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Most bear attacks are when food or things that smell of food are left around a campsite. Since food can be kept in the trailer and clothes that smell of food can be changed before you go to the tent, the danger of bear attacks is pretty small. There aren't many bear attacks anyway, but when they happen, you will surely hear of them; nobody reports on "There Were no Bear Attacks this Year". You are more in danger of bear attacks when you live in forested areas, leave a door open and think a screen door will keep a bear out—then they walk through it and go directly to the kitchen.

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Glad to hear your 23' is becoming home. It takes a little time and happens after you get those first things that don't work fixed.

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Old 02-01-2014, 07:58 PM   #198
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Below is a photo of a guy that SuEllyn came across along side the road in Wyoming last fall. He was so busy eating the foliage, he did not even give us a tumble.

We are still working on the personalization of the 23. It is getting there.

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Old 02-02-2014, 06:44 AM   #199
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Most bear attacks are when food or things that smell of food are left around a campsite. Since food can be kept in the trailer and clothes that smell of food can be changed before you go to the tent, the danger of bear attacks is pretty small. There aren't many bear attacks anyway, but when they happen, you will surely hear of them; nobody reports on "There Were no Bear Attacks this Year". You are more in danger of bear attacks when you live in forested areas, leave a door open and think a screen door will keep a bear out—then they walk through it and go directly to the kitchen.

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Glad to hear your 23' is becoming home. It takes a little time and happens after you get those first things that don't work fixed.

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Agree, but when my wife has her little boys out in a tent, where she can't physically, reach out and touch them in the middle of the night,, there's a bear behind every tree, and he's hungry.
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Well, it looks like New Lucy is now officially an Airstream. She now is sporting a brand new set of Big Red Numbers. I had wanted to do this much sooner, but it seemed like it was either raining or in the 40's, so I kept putting it off.

The last couple of days have been bright and sunny with temperatures in the high 60's. I jumped on this window of nice weather to get Lucy branded.

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:07 PM   #202
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We are continuing to add our personal touches. The inside door pull handle from Old Lucy was really missed. The OEM cabinet handle that came on New Lucy was so small that my fingers would get caught up in it. We had removed the custom handle from Old Lucy and installed it on New Lucy. What a difference!

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We're kind of low key showing our numbers.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #204
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I know that a some folks don't like putting their WBCCI numbers in the traditional location on their trailers. We, on the other hand, feel that it just doesn't look like a real Airstream unless the big red numbers are on the front and back.

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With you on that, I like to see the big red numbers. No other RV has them and no other Airstream has yours. Makes us unique, and special.
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With you on that, I like to see the big red numbers. No other RV has them and no other Airstream has yours. Makes us unique, and special.
Hey Doug, does that mean if I put some big red numbers on my white box trailer, that I too will be unique and special ? . I wanna be special too ...
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Well, George, you're a good friend but if you wanna be special you gotta get the real deal. But what the heck, you're probably sleeping as good as me and don't have a King's Ransom tied up doing it.
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Well, George, you're a good friend but if you wanna be special you gotta get the real deal. But what the heck, you're probably sleeping as good as me and don't have a King's Ransom tied up doing it.
Well, dangit Doug, I had a feeling that red letters were not gonna do it alone. I still need the dag-nabbing secret handshake.....

Sittin' over here on the other side of town now, watching the boys and girls from Davis-Monthon zoom around in their F16's. Gotta love that.

( sorry to hijack the thread....back to your regular scheduled thread topic... )
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We now have almost sixty nights in New Lucy. Admittedly, we miss some of the space and amenities of the 25FB, but we are learning to live large in the 23FB.

We have not been to the scales yet, but I am estimating that we have shed about 1,500# from Old Lucy. Most of our recent towing has been done by the 2005 Suburban (OLivia). Olivia really likes New Lucy and really notices the weight difference. The 2011 Silverado 3500 Duramax (Fred), on the other hand can't tell the difference.. Fred could pull about anything without noticing.

Due to some personal exigencies, we have not been able to get New Lucy out on an epic journey yet. We are hoping to get her out on one of our 10,000 mile jaunts real soon. That will tell the tale of whether the 23FB will be our long time companion. I plan to chronicle this trip here on the Forums with lots of pictures. I haven't done that in the last couple of years, but I plan to start doing it again.

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Thanks for the update. If you wouldn't mind, could you post a notice in this thread when you start your 10,000 mi trip thread? I would like to follow it as well. I love our 23FB, but with a very busy work schedule, I don't get to enjoy it as much as I'd like. So, in the meantime, I'll have to watch you enjoy yours!
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