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Old 09-23-2007, 10:34 PM   #1
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It's funny, because I didn't do it this summer in Washington. It still felt a little alien to me then. I think camping in the trailer made me "bond" with it. Now I like to just go in and curl up on the bed. Jack and Merlin also like it. Anyone else want to confess? (I know Gina has slept in hers in the driveway!)

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Old 09-23-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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I don't have A/C in the house and when it gets too warm, I sleep in the trailer on the driveway.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:55 PM   #3
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Sure, when it's in front of the house and not in storage I'll go out and just sit, think about places I'd like to go and what changes I'd like to make so it'll be more comfortable. And sometimes . . . just to sit.

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Old 09-23-2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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Rain is a rarity this time of year where I live. Three days ago we had a thunder storm and power outage and I spent about 4 hours in my trailer listening to the rain and reading. It was very pleasant listening to the rain.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
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I think camping in the trailer made me "bond" with it.
Anyone else want to confess?
I store my trailer behind the building at work. Many times after work, I will go out there and sit in it instead of going directly home.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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I do it all the time. Every season of the year. When I was 5 years old my dad packed us up and we went on a 4 month trip to the southwest states and parts of Baja. That was begun in december of 1951. You can do the math.......it was a big part of my life at the time and to this day I guess. I love Palm trees and cactus for Christmas and I love the traditional things like snow and evergreens. I was on the San Diego Freeway before most of you were born and that trip made me a traveler. I just feel right in a trailer. That first one was a Royalcraft, (I think), single axle, about 20 feet and it finally just fell apart. I took the frame and axle and converted it to a canoe trailer for the local Boy Scouts. Its still in use today. It had a little coal stove that came out of a caboose.....yep, a train caboose,and my mom thought maybe she'd like to have something a little more convenient, so they bought a propane stove in San Diego. I still have that and I use it in a hunting camp. So now I've bored you all to tears and I guess the point is that small is better than big and cozy is always a good thing.
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:43 PM   #7
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Well I heartily agree with the wonderfulness of being able to fit your trailer in the garage. It wasn't a requirement when I was shopping for a trailer, but what a WONDERFUL thing when I got home with my Compact II after I bought it, and SURPRISE it cleared the doorway of my garage by 1/2"! Is that karma or what? hehe Being able to have it plugged in, so your battery is fully charged, the fridge is nice and cool, and all you've got to do is throw some clothes in and go is SOOOO nice!
Sadly now that I'm away at school and had to rent my place out, my Compact II lives in my parent's back yard. Still, she's plugged in, all ready for me whenever I need her. And as soon as school's over, she's coming HOME! hehe And sometimes when I go visit the parents, and need to just get away from everybody for a while, I'll go 'hide' in the trailer, sitting quietly, puttering around, thinking about all the GREAT mods I see on here, and contemplating my next improvement! hehe
So if we ARE nuts for loving our little trailers, well at least we have found a place where we can socialize with our own kind huh? LOL
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:45 PM   #8
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I do it all the time. Every season of the year. When I was 5 years old my dad packed us up and we went on a 4 month trip to the southwest states and parts of Baja. That was begun in december of 1951. You can do the math.......it was a big part of my life at the time and to this day I guess. I love Palm trees and cactus for Christmas and I love the traditional things like snow and evergreens. I was on the San Diego Freeway before most of you were born and that trip made me a traveler. .

By golly gumbo, that makes you the same age as my younger brother.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:56 AM   #9
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since i bought mine, the only time i've spent in mine is to clean/gut it out... pulled cabinets stove, old wiring/plumbing... i finished cleaning the walls/ceiling/counters with bleach last weekend, so now it's starting to you promising...
after getting it "clean", i just sat in it for almost an hour, have a few smokes, drinking coffee... just imagining it... planning it out... & thinking of the places i'll go...
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:01 AM   #10
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The trailer is the perfect place for an afternoon snooze; I'll miss it when the snow comes...
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:24 AM   #11
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Ours is stored in the back yard, plugged in, and is used for whatever comes to mind. When the spouse has a cold, snores, or coughs excessively the trailer gets used as a means for a good night's sleep. As a guest house it has accommodated temporarily homeless friends, visitors from around the globe, etc. etc. The bed is more comfortable than the one in the house.

If "the big one" comes (earthquake) and the house crumbles, we hope to have a temporary shelter too. But no, I don't "sit" in it very much, except to plan the next mod and the camping trip to test it out.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:57 AM   #12
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I have spent the nite in mine on occasion in the driveway. I always do that when getting a new rig to sus out the problems before going on the road.

I also use it for "Environmental Rescue". Not in the winter, I can always keep my house warm (Gas heater, no electric needed) but in the summer when it is oo hot in the house. The fantastic fan does a great cooling job and I can sleep better with it than my power hungry box and window fans in the house.

We DO have some knarly power outages here in Hooterville, and sometimes if they last more than a few hours I go "Live" in the trailer until it comes back on. This will happen at least once in the winter.

I have to get my generator fixed The fuel lines froze and split last winter.. I have neglected it.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:05 AM   #13
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My Casita sits inside an insulated shop building right behind my house. Before I moved to the plains it lived on an apron beside my garage. Now it has a home of its own, which it has to share with other equipment and gear.

Sometimes I go out and just sit at the side-dinette table, maybe to have a glass of beer or just to sit and think. (I always liked that old saw: "Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits!")

The dogs like to share these moments. They bounce in and get up on the big rear bed, gathering the covers for a little snooze. Often they will keep their eyes on me, expectantly, as if to ask "Where are we going this time, dad?" But they soon realize we are just "sitting" for the time being and drift into their little snoozes.

Part of the pleasure of this revery is that all of the past trips are still here. The Casita is a little cocoon of memories. And a great meditation chapel in which to relive them. Trips to come are also here, just waiting to become reality.

Yes, it's a pleasant little ritual to go out and sit in Otra and think about the past and the future. Or maybe just to sit. That works too!
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:33 AM   #14
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A great place to read, watch football and take a nap. What a great club house.
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