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till 10-24-2004 03:55 PM

I won, I won!!!!
 
I just won "Travel trailer, here and abroad" !!! :D Man I needed a pick me up. I can not wait to read it.

uwe 10-24-2004 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by till
I just won "Travel trailer, here and abroad" !!! :D Man I needed a pick me up. I can not wait to read it.

Congratulations!!
You won it where, and what is it?
e-bay? a book?

till 10-24-2004 06:25 PM

Yep "epay" er, e-bay ;) it is a Wally Byam book writen in 1960 about his travels. There is another one just up for auction, Ebay Item # 2279709730
I lost a couple of them by a few bucks, but finaly got one.

till 11-28-2004 01:01 PM

Well after reading about 3/4 of "Trailer travel here and abroad" I have to say I picked the right trailer. The stories about the caravans are very abbreviated but fun to read.

flyfshr 11-28-2004 01:57 PM

So that was you I was bidding against. They show up from time to time. Is this book a recommended Ebay purchase?

FF

markdoane 11-28-2004 02:19 PM

I was going to bid on it, but I recieved an email that my ebay account had been suspensed! LOL ;)

Funny that ebay account admin has moved to Senegal. LMAO :D

Ken J 11-28-2004 02:30 PM

I've been watching those books too - but $100 is not worth it to me. I'll keep looking in old book stores.

Ken

till 11-28-2004 02:43 PM

With shipping and insurance mine came out to $69.50, not bad for a book that sold for $4.95 ;)

cosmotini 11-28-2004 03:17 PM

If you just want to READ the book, check with your local library. Mine was able to track down a copy that the Illinois state library had.

Dennis

Ken J 11-28-2004 03:32 PM

I've heard that its not very well written and kinda boring - is that true?

Ken

cosmotini 11-28-2004 05:15 PM

If I remember correctly, it was dictated by Wally Byam so it's "written" the way he talked. I didn't find it boring, but that may say something about me. :eek: I wanted to read it just to get an idea of what trailering was like back in the 50's and 60's. The caravans they had were pretty exciting considering the challenges they had to overcome. I guess it could have been made more interesting by inferring that Wally Byam and Leonardo DaVinci were members of a secret aluminum polishing society and that stonehenge is a memorial to early caravans. :D

Dennis

norbert 11-28-2004 06:42 PM

just think how much your real estate will be worth when the new madrid fault truely makes you oceanview.... :D

till 11-28-2004 07:15 PM

I have to admit that it is not a "real page turner". It takes a couple of times through a section to "get it". A lot of that I think is due to "Wally speak". The book is kind of a informmercial for Airstreams and the caravans. I purchased it for chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 ,6 , 8, and 11 They cover the Canada and US caravans, and what trailer you should buy and how to set it up. I must say that (like earlier) I picked the right size trailer for my (I didn't know this then) family of six. :eek: I have to say that the book is real general in its setting up your trailer. Less is more....

cosmotini 11-28-2004 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by norbert
just think how much your real estate will be worth when the new madrid fault truely makes you oceanview.... :D

Yep! :D My only concern is how well corn and soybeans grow in salt air!


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