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Old 07-23-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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Check out this RV

It's an older design but it has a lot of great features.


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Old 07-23-2008, 02:00 PM   #2
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Now, that was interesting. Thanks for sharing. Terry

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Old 07-23-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
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What's really cool is that it can be pulled by a two horsepower engine.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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I just spent two hours looking at that site! What interesting horses and wagons!
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:58 PM   #5
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I was watching History Detectives on PBS and learned a little about Airstream Trailers. Wally Byam, who founded the Airstream company, started out, actually, as a shepherd up in Oregon. And, while tending his flocks he would sleep in a little ox cart that was equipped with very basic necessities. Apparently, that never left him, becausewhen he had the chance to do it, he designed his own trailer. In 1932 Wally Byam answered the call of the road with a revolutionary innovation - a mobile shelter to sleep and feed the whole family. Browse images of Airstream trailers through the ages:

Now these many years later, Airstreams are still around but so expensive, I find myself live at times in a simular one made of Molded lightweitht Fiberglass. You never know what might happen in the future.

Your Gypsy Wagon reminded me of the story.

Wally may have stayed in something more like this Shepherd's Wagon.

We saw one like the white one with auto tires and wheels out in a mountain pasture as we drove toward Mesa Verda Nat'l Park in Colorado back in the mid-1980s off the 4 lane divided highway we were on.


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Old 07-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #6
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Okay, some of our rigs are cute, but this gypsy wagon is a rolling piece of ARTWORK! WOW! I've seen them in movies before, but never seen closeup pictures or anything. And it's so similarly equipped to our own simple fiberglass rigs. Great posting guys!

(Now where do I find etched glass windows for my FBRV...hehehe)
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:07 PM   #7
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I love that show History Detectives - I checked out the link and was so disappointed I missed that episode on the airstream this past monday. However, I checked further on the website and it is being rebroadcast a couple of times this coming weekend in my area. They even have a neat little service you can sign up for to have them email you to remind you its coming up. Thanks again for the tip on the show.

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