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Old 05-09-2011, 07:21 AM   #99
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Congrats on your maiden voyage! We had a few bumps as well but our first trip was to a local lake site (only AS there) and lots of people drinking beer in the site across from us watching and laughing. They were nice but I wanted to go through my check list and they wanted a tour. You never forget your first trip but like TBRich said, it does get easier. Keep us posted on your travels!
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:15 AM   #100
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Cabinets opening while in transit

Hi guys,

Your little ones are adorable! I miss working with kids now that I am retired.

BTW, we had the same experience with cabinets and drawers opening while in transit. In our case the spill was with canola oil. On another trip the 3 credenza drawers slid completely out and dinged the cabinet door of the lobster sink.

We now travel with all cabinet doors and draws secured with bungee cords. The pantry cabinet door and slide out pantry are secured with a long bungee cord hooked onto the exhaust hood vent rim and wrapped around the cabinet handles, and then hooked back on itself.

The credenza drawers are secured with the bungee attached to the magazine rack rod with the end hooked onto the bottom drawer. On the floor, a storage box (for the dog food and supplies) blocks the bottom drawer from opening.

Congratulations on a successful maiden voyage. I can well understand your anxiety about towing and parking. Bill, my husband from Hightstown, NJ, does all of the towing and trailer maintenance while I attend to the domestic responsibilities.

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On the way home we got a lesson in what not to put in the cabinets when traveling, like olive oil for example. Makes for a rather slippery floor.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:27 PM   #101
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For the cabinets, don't your cabinets have locking latches? Ours do, they latch, and then you twist them to lock.

That made me think of my maiden voyage, to have the tires, wheel's and brakes and TV electrical done in San Leandro...going around a corner, in the rearview mirror I caught glimpse of the main door swinging open. Now I make sure its locked before driving off.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:28 PM   #102
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... in the rearview mirror I caught glimpse of the main door swinging open. Now I make sure its locked before driving off.
You need a door wedge. I'll e-mail you the pattern.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:56 PM   #103
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You need a door wedge. I'll e-mail you the pattern.
Cameron, I can't sew
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:55 AM   #104
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Cameron, I can't sew
Peter, it's made of wood! It's a door stop that slides and locks into the handle at the side of the door and prevents your door from opening during travel. I can send you pictures and the pattern, if you like. I don't have your e-mail address, after all. If you PM me your e-mail, I'll fire it off to you.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:04 AM   #105
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Peter, it's made of wood! It's a door stop that slides and locks into the handle at the side of the door and prevents your door from opening during travel...
Okay, I have a bunch of saws. I'll PM you, thanks for the tip!
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:15 AM   #106
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we too have had some nubie travel events like the day the 1/2 gallon of crystal lite became a wmd in the fridge and interior. that stuff is awful to clean up now we have gotten and used those tension bars in the fridge no more messes. the other thing that became a potential pain was the cabinet door on the under the bed storage,it would flinig open during travel. used heavy duty velcro but found this great flexible plastic latch used to childproof a refrige door that has adhesive to attach to the sides of door opening and a buckle like closer,cheap,strong,childproof,and easy for us to open. love the sharing on this thread. camp on brothers and sisters
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:46 PM   #107
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But like I thought we were the only ones
I'm Joe and my partner is Dave. Just celebrated our 27th. (Dave was 4 and I was 9 when we started dating)
We just bought our '73 Travelux last night. I havn't a clue what i'm doing. It was just so cute at the side of the road we had to have it. We live in Prince Edward county,in southeastern Ontario, in a town of 500.We also have a great lot on lake Ontario in the town of Wellington. Very very private where we will build some day. We have had some landscaping done there already that makes us need to enjoy it......So the Travelux seemed a good idea.
I can not post pics of us because we are to fat right now. but I can show you my new trailor and the new stairs at my waterfront where we will be parking it for a bit
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:01 PM   #108
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But like I thought we were the only ones
I'm Joe and my partner is Dave. Just celebrated our 27th. (Dave was 4 and I was 9 when we started dating)
We just bought our '73 Travelux last night. I havn't a clue what i'm doing. It was just so cute at the side of the road we had to have it. We live in Prince Edward county,in southeastern Ontario, in a town of 500.We also have a great lot on lake Ontario in the town of Wellington. Very very private where we will build some day. We have had some landscaping done there already that makes us need to enjoy it......So the Travelux seemed a good idea.
I can not post pics of us because we are to fat right now. but I can show you my new trailor and the new stairs at my waterfront where we will be parking it for a bit
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Welcome! Your trailer and site look wonderful! Post pics of your and your partner - We won't judge you at all.

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Welcome Joe and Dave! You're just South of my birthplace, Belleville.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:54 AM   #110
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Nice little trailer and what a great spot! Welcome to the group and keep on posting pictures! We love em.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:00 PM   #111
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We are on our way home with the new to us one. Love it!! Pulls so good. Don't even know it's behind us. Here are some pics. Oh stopped in Jackson center too. It was only10 min off highway, had to see it. Lol. After all that Scott had to stop at some antique shops. Haha. Great stuff here in OH. Sorry if I look tired in the pic, I had been driving for 10 hrs. We are on our way back to GA in morning. We just stopped over in KY to rest up.
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I don't think it's big enough! How will you manage in such a small trailer? Lol. Your going to have enough Airstreams to start a dealership. Congrats guys! Now which one are you bringing to Eureka?
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