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Old 01-01-2008, 07:59 AM   #29
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He sure is a cutie, Lex. Looks like he is really growing. I hope that 2008 rewards you all by him being able to come home soon.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:28 PM   #30
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Can anybody tell if the weather in Baltimore is good enough (normally) to start a trip heading south (west) in end of march / begin april?

PS. Grandson is doing very well :-)

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:19 PM   #31
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There is a chance you could catch some near freezing temps for a day or two but its just as likely that you'll see mid 60's. Early Spring weather is highly variable in that part of the US but that's a great time to visit the Baltimore/DC area so I'd probably risk it. If you think your travels may bring you anywhere near northeastern NC (I-95/64), I'll be happy to PM you with our contact info if you wish.


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Old 12-08-2008, 09:24 AM   #32
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Lex -

I am new to the group since your first postings about your trip.

SOUNDS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

Use Yahoo! Weather as you get closer to your actual trip to get a rough idea of temperatures along your route.

We are in California - small town 25 miles south of Sacramento.
We went to Minnesota at end of September and picked up a new Scamp 5th wheel and went from there to New England before returning to California. We were gone for one month. It was WONDERFUL.

Like you, I too have that wild crazy dream... my dream is take OUR truck and Scamp to tour EUROPE! Our daughter is married to a Deutchlander and lives just 1/2 hour west of Frankfurt. We HAVE toured, using trains, but... i think with our own trailer it would be GREAT.

God Bless and safe journies.

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Old 12-08-2008, 05:30 PM   #33
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There is a chance you could catch some near freezing temps for a day or two but its just as likely that you'll see mid 60's. Early Spring weather is highly variable in that part of the US but that's a great time to visit the Baltimore/DC area so I'd probably risk it. If you think your travels may bring you anywhere near northeastern NC (I-95/64), I'll be happy to PM you with our contact info if you wish.
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Thanks Al & Cindy.
The other option is to arrive in Jacksonville in march and to depart from Baltimore in september.
But we 'll miss the Smokey Mountains.
See the route: http://mldk.biod.info/route.jpg
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:36 PM   #34
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Lex -

I am new to the group since your first postings about your trip.

SOUNDS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

Use Yahoo! Weather as you get closer to your actual trip to get a rough idea of temperatures along your route.

We are in California - small town 25 miles south of Sacramento.
We went to Minnesota at end of September and picked up a new Scamp 5th wheel and went from there to New England before returning to California. We were gone for one month. It was WONDERFUL.

Like you, I too have that wild crazy dream... my dream is take OUR truck and Scamp to tour EUROPE! Our daughter is married to a Deutchlander and lives just 1/2 hour west of Frankfurt. We HAVE toured, using trains, but... i think with our own trailer it would be GREAT.

God Bless and safe journies.

Alan W.
Alan, we like touring Europe ;-) There is a lot to see.
All those different countries and languages must be very unusual for Americans.
Morocco also was quite an experience :-)
So I recommend your dream trip :-)
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:25 PM   #35
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Alan, we like touring Europe ;-) There is a lot to see.
All those different countries and languages must be very unusual for Americans.
Morocco also was quite an experience :-)
So I recommend your dream trip :-)
Lex
We met a British couple riding a new Triumph motorcycle in Tennessee last April. They said the bike was worth 20K pounds at home(just around the corner from where they live) but they purchased it in California for US$20K. So they crossed the south over a period of 7 months and were shipping the bike home for about US$1500, where it was worth double what they paid. They planned to come back over and cross Canada next summer with another new Triumph. We met them when they came to admire our 13.5' Bigfoot. I think the novelty of sleeping in a tent was wearing thin. I suggested they might look at also buying a tent trailer to tow behind the bike on their next trip.
Hope you figure a way to make your trip happen.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:46 AM   #36
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... I suggested they might look at also buying a tent trailer to tow behind the bike on their next trip.
Here is a trailer that weighs just 500 pounds:

http://www.aliner.com/design/Xterior/produ...=6&sectid=5

Sorry it isn't fiberglass, but it could be towed behind almost any vehicle. Even my VW Golf could tow it.

Of course that isn't getting into the teardrop style:

http://www.golittleguy.com/cms/content/view/34/96/

also about 500 pounds but no standing headroom.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:54 AM   #37
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I've read on several forums about problems with A-Liners leaking, so some caution would be advised.

I've seen a very lightweight, low-profile, compact pop-up tent trailer for motorcycle (Actually saw two of them -- Two couples touring and camping together -- They even had king-sized beds in them and plenty of standing headroom!) -- 325 lbs dry.


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Old 12-09-2008, 09:56 PM   #38
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I've seen a very lightweight, low-profile, compact pop-up tent trailer for motorcycle (Actually saw two of them -- Two couples touring and camping together -- They even had king-sized beds in them and plenty of standing headroom!) -- 325 lbs dry.
Friends just bought a similar trailer to tow behind their motorcycle: http://www.leesurelite.com/
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[quote]. . . I've seen a very lightweight, low-profile, compact pop-up tent trailer for motorcycle . . . 325 lbs dry.


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I've seen those, too. Pulled by a couple on a motorcycle. I think they'd be the perfect trailer for a smaller car, like a Geo Metro, too.
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I am afraid that we are not interested in trailers for motorcycles.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:59 PM   #41
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Lex,

Do you like extreme hot weather? I looked at your map and looked at the months you plan on going and can't believe anyone would want to travel that route in the summer.

Maybe I misunderstand your schedule.

The people you talked to, did they do that route in the summer?

Good luck, take lots of water.

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Do you like extreme hot weather? I looked at your map and looked at the months you plan on going and can't believe anyone would want to travel that route in the summer.

Maybe I misunderstand your schedule.

The people you talked to, did they do that route in the summer?

Good luck, take lots of water.

Nancy in northern MN
Nancy, we thought spending april, may and june in the south.
Will that be a problem?
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