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“Cheap, lite, simple, and works makes dad smile.”
“Thrify, "wheel locking platforms, sorta like deluxe chocks" would not make a lot of sense going down the road. ;-)”
you can see how much camper knowledge i have ;)...i thought he needed a sway bar”
I'm car camping this coming weekend...
“in a 17 foot canoe, that is!”
The trailer wiggles around a bit
“haha! thats exactackally the thought i had stovie.”
“car camping ins't as evil as trailer camping.”
“Oh, I was TRAILER camping ;)
Thanks for the advice, folks. The trailer is solid at 65 mph, which is 10 above the posted limit for trailers. I've actually had it up to 80 mph passing big rigs with no problem. The advantages of a light trailer...
I need to invest in some chocks. I saw some that you can back up into that have a slot and platform wider than the tire but those seem sorta like a PITA. I wonder if having a platform instead of a wheel on the tongue would help with stability?
The wood was from privets that I removed from the yard and old fence planks I gathered off the street, and it was a clean air burn day.”
“Ah, so it wasn't enough to just burn dead drift wood scrounged from around the lake, you actually cut down trees (lowering your and your neighbors' property values in the process) and stole chemical soaked fence planks, and then burnt it all, releasing god knows what toxins into the air and water and your baby's lungs. And on top of that, you burnt extra fossil fuel to haul all that weight to the lake.”
“Why does LNT go right out the window as soon as someone enters the "RV Zone"?”
“".......releasing god knows what....."
What a #&%!$in' hypocrite.”
“Lighten up, Frances.
I'm just jealous. Wish I had a cool little trailer.”
“Don't you see the humor in a rabid atheist falling from grace that a'way?”
“Oh yeah, well don't you see the humor in me using the feminine form of Francis when referring to you?”
“Sure ting, Francisco.
(that's Spanish, as in Francisco Franco)
Coming from a sis like you, dat's funny!”
My new toy
Bought it back in August, so far we have about 8 or 9 nights in it. [shameless plug] A popup that we've had for years is now for sale if anyone is interested [/shameless plug].
Full ammenities inside - shower, sink, toilet, microwave, fridge, A/C, heat, queen bed, double bed, table. Everything we had in the popup, but 200 pounds lighter and much smaller. We spend most of our time outside anyway.
Only way to get the family out in the woods, so this is how I roll most of the time now...”
“Where's the a/c?”
“Its a low-profile unit so I don't think it shows well in that promo shot, from that distance.
Here's a shot that shows a close-up of the A/C.
last edited: 10/15/09 2:15:00 PM”
“Mine is cuter....
“How cute Tech!!!...how about a tour in pics??/”
“Is that the poop hose in the white tube under the front?
Here's a hint from a past full size RV owner:
Make SURE both ends of the hose are attached tight when dumping. There's a lot of force in falling poop.
last edited: 10/15/09 5:16:24 PM”
“I've seen those at the camper place by our house. Abby calls them tadpole campers. Seriously, a queen and a double?! I'd love to see pictures of the inside if you care to share.”
“Tech, just had one of those in my campground very cool!!! The camper was heading down to Quartzite for the winter.”
“Awesome! And knowing you you have a 50" Plasma in it and some other tech amenities. The one I had was the same size but the beds folded out the front and back pop up style. It made it a lot colder and hotter.”
last edited: 10/16/09 4:17:57 AM”
“Wow! You can take a shower and shyt at the same time. WIN!”
“I think the Canadians may have the sleekist design.
“Noooooooooo comment, LOL”
“I saw that and liked it, chili, but the problem is with all of those high-tech materials comes a very high price. I seem to remember it was in area of $25K. Also the moving parts have the possibility of not moving when they should. The R-pods have an option for a slide-out and hybrid option (tenting out the back) but we wanted lean and mean with fewer things to break.
I looked at about 2 dozen ultralightweight travel trailers and many had the specs I wanted but just looked like all the others on the market. This one at least was something different. We didn't want to get a larger tow vehicle, either. And at around $12K it was much cheaper than other ultralights on the market.
SS - I can't see your pic here, blocked at work. Yes, the hose is supposed to be stored in the tube, but I took it off and store my hoses in a large tool box.
divinity/sass - here's a link to a good slideshow from a dealer in OH Make sure you click the fullscreen button, its just to the right of the slider under the pics: http://www.vuvox.com/collage/detail/0cc2c2403
nigal - yeah, we didn't want a hybrid. Thought about it for years but last summer our week at the beach put us in a spot by a highway. That was a week w/o good sleep. We've learned tricks like using Reflectix in the windows and over the tent ends to take care of the heat problem, but a hard-side solves that problem, too. No 50" plasma in there yet... give me time.”
“This is NOT a good tent.
“Cool, they have an inbuilt lightning arrester. It's probably a very save tent during a storm.”
“5 points for originality and the attempt. -10 for final product.”
“WTF? Dude produces a roll of electrical tape and doesn't have any duct tape?
How does he expect that thing to hold up in a 60 mph wind?”
“Archaeologists: Egyptian Pyramids Actually Early Attempt At Camping
CAIROâ€”Once shrouded in mystery, the pyramids of Giza are now believed to be the earliest known attempt at camping out, a team of archeologists reported Monday. "It appears that around 400 BC, the pharaohs of Egypt began packing up all of their earthly possessions for some recreational camping on the banks of the Nile," said Dr. Tarek Hilal of Alexandria University, noting that the pyramids' dense outer walls and sharply angled faces would have been perfect for keeping rain out.
Archaeologists: Egyptian Pyramids Actually Early Attempt At Camping
June 8, 2010 | ISSUE 46•23
11.24.07 CAIRO—Once shrouded in mystery, the pyramids of Giza are now believed to be the earliest known attempt at camping out, a team of archeologists reported Monday. "It appears that around 400 BC, the pharaohs of Egypt began packing up all of their earthly possessions for some recreational camping on the banks of the Nile," said Dr. Tarek Hilal of Alexandria University, noting that the pyramids' dense outer walls and sharply angled faces would have been perfect for keeping rain out. "Furthermore, it seems that the extensive hieroglyphics showing spirits embarking on a journey to the afterlife was their way of telling spooky ghost stories." Despite the remarkable discovery, Hilal and his team are still unsure why so many ancient Egyptians decided to remove their inner organs before getting inside their stone sleeping bags at night.
“That looks like the internationally famous homeless camp down the street from my house. Those guys are really resourceful.”
“camping, hiking, kayaking...see you fools in a few days :)”
“Wonder how she'll hurt herself this time?”
“I'm gonna go with spork to the forehead”
“I say back sprain from packing the kayak in her backpack.....”
“hahaha your all sooo funny..only thing I hurt was my head from drinking..came home early. no camp fire allowed due to severe drought..had an amazing time. but boy car camping is exhausting work. but it was nice to have the park to ourselves..I think April is my fav month to camp in. will head to CT next month”
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