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Old 03-19-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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Today, I took the cover completely off the Casita, finished waxing it (only had the very back and roof to wax), hooked up the power and water, flushed the system and got it ready to roll!

We won't be leaving for our first trip of the season for four more weeks (Florida Keys), but we only have a few things to finish to be ready to hook up and go. In fact, the only thing I have left to do with the trailer itself is to make sure the propane tanks are filled.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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Woo Hoo!

I am already plotting my summer.

With so many places around here, it's hard to decide.

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Old 03-20-2007, 03:50 PM   #3
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Me too!!
Starting to plot out trips . . . .

My neighbor had his big rig at his house last weekend doing the de-winterizing stuff. I'm set for next weekend. And the following weekend a short jaunt to the coast to test everything out (will I remember to pack everything??)
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:28 AM   #4
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Today, I took the cover completely off the Casita, finished waxing it (only had the very back and roof to wax), hooked up the power and water, flushed the system and got it ready to roll!
Great and I am still wondering if I will be able to get Lady-Bug out of hibernation, for spring clean up at a campground I go to in Maine the end of April.
about 2 feet of snow around it still and a 4 foot snow bank on the side of entrence to back yard where she sleeps still... may even have to cancel the 4th of july reservations...just kidding I hope but in the mountains of Maine you never know.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:13 AM   #5
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We had our first trip in our new to us Egg two weekends ago. We went to Tybee Island, Georgia. She pulled great, I mastered the WD hitch and sway bar hook-up by myself, and it was so wonderful. Yes Gina, I even dumped too!

I am off this weekend to Davenport, FL, then to Ruskin, FL, and finish up at the Orange Blossom Rally next weekend. This will be the Cat and I first solo trip.

I am sooooo excited.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:46 PM   #6
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Great and I am still wondering if I will be able to get Lady-Bug out of hibernation, for spring clean up at a campground I go to in Maine the end of April.
about 2 feet of snow around it still and a 4 foot snow bank on the side of entrence to back yard where she sleeps still... may even have to cancel the 4th of july reservations...just kidding I hope but in the mountains of Maine you never know.
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My aunt and uncle lived in Gardiner ME until they died a few years ago. (Old age...they lived very long, very happy lives.)

My wife and I are flying up to Portland in August so that I can drive over to the White Mountains in New Hampshire to hike up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to the summit of Mount Washington.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:52 PM   #7
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We "springerized" last week without much trouble (and a little advice from Roger H). We took our very first trip in "Yetti" -- he and the tow performed flawlessly. Went to the beach at Newport Oregon -- had one spectacular sunny day and just a little rain. We've got 6 trips planned between now and fall, including the Northern Oregon gathering next month and the Oregon Gathering in Bandon in July.

Hope to see you there!

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Old 03-25-2007, 04:44 AM   #8
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My aunt and uncle lived in Gardiner ME until they died a few years ago. (Old age...they lived very long, very happy lives.)

My wife and I are flying up to Portland in August so that I can drive over to the White Mountains in New Hampshire to hike up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to the summit of Mount Washington.
Hey Bob for sure its a climb worth makeing but just make sure the weather if right.
I use to hike and climb until back in the mid 90's an old injury (broken hip) stopped that but in 2004 had a new replacement put in and will be going again this year so when your in the area LOOK me up.
Or we may want to do some trout fishing although late in the season I know where we can go to catch enough to have supper.
Here is my E-mail Address. Noreaster @ fairpoint.net
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:50 AM   #9
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Come Tuesday, my U Haul swamp cooler becomes history. It's being replaced with a Fantastic Fan.

The camper has been scrubbed from top to bottom inside and out.

Got keys made for the door lock. The camper door gaskets have been replaced, the propane system has been upgraded and tested out. I rewired the brake lights, turn signals and running lights. Electrical systems all work.

Spring has sprung. The grass has rise. The weather has warmed up to mid 70's days and low 50's nights.

TIME TO GO CAMPING!
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Come Tuesday, my U Haul swamp cooler becomes history. It's being replaced with a Fantastic Fan.

The camper has been scrubbed from top to bottom inside and out.

Got keys made for the door lock. The camper door gaskets have been replaced, the propane system has been upgraded and tested out. I rewired the brake lights, turn signals and running lights. Electrical systems all work.

Spring has sprung. The grass has rise. The weather has warmed up to mid 70's days and low 50's nights.

TIME TO GO CAMPING!
Moving the Scamp to the shop today for its Spring remodel...... NOG is coming!!! And the wench (AKA as MS "Always" Right ) is getting itchy to get on the road.. (guess I'd better get busy on the new curtains also) Larry
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:51 AM   #11
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Went down back to see if Lady-bug was ready to move to around front and even though there is bare ground all around her the access road to get down back still has 6 inches of ice and snow, and today......MORE OF THE SAME COMEING FROM THE SKY.
Next week I do have a furnace tech comeing to take a look at the old Duo-Therm so I may have to shovel some snow out from the shady/door side of her.
I am getting some work done on the tug...new waterpump and timeing belt and it will be set for another season .
"SNOW, SNOW, GO AWAY, COME AGAIN SOME OTHER DAY...LITTLE GERRY WANTS TO PLAY, IN HIS 13 FT BOLER TODAY".
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:28 AM   #12
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Yeah, cold weather is even coming back for a brief visit here in the South in a couple of days. They're calling for sub-freezing temperatures here in Matthews NC by Thursday.

Took my truck in for a complete servicing yesterday and had much work done (all new belts). Ended up spending over $1100 with the dealership making sure the Nissan is good for another 100K miles. I noticed that it drives much better and I suspect my gas mileage will improve.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:43 PM   #13
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We joined friends and headed out in the Burrito for Belnap springs campground last week. We had a couple of days of sunshine, a couple of intermittent rain and all with adventure and laughter. It was fun to see sites 1-3 filled with two Burros and 1 airstream Bambi.

We are planning for the next adventure on the coast before heading for the Northern Oregon Gathering! Looking forward to seeing others of you there.
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:42 AM   #14
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Last week i went and looked over my rig.I wanted to see what i had to do too get ready for spring camping.Found a few things need repair,no big deal.Yesterday on my first day off from work was planned to be fix up day.It was -18C and very fresh snow.Repairs put on hold.Man this has been one long winter.
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