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Old 04-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #57
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It's me.
Well, I thought it must be- and it sure personifies the spirit evident in your posts about this (other) avocation.

"Cap'n Dave of the Good Ship Trillium"- or should I say "Admiral of the Fleet", given the number of rigs in your avatar?

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Old 04-21-2013, 12:25 PM   #58
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Bottom line on this sort of a concept is one does not have to put such a burden on the trailer...you can spread the floorplan/needs out between van & trailer.
This is precisely what we did. I think of our rig as an articulated, separable motor home.
I purchased the van first. No work was required, other then mechanical maintenance, (it is a 1997). It is not configured as a motor home, more a travel van. By itself, we refer to it as the Limo. It has seats for seven, and the back bench converts to a bed. The TV in the raised roof keeps the kids occupied when we are traveling. I consider it the living room of our RV. The trailer makes up kitchen, and bed room. Four of the kids sleep in the trailer, my wife and I, and the youngest child, sleep in the van.
This is how the seven of us can use a 15' trailer. The only down side in comparison to an actual motor home is that we can't access the kitchen, or bedroom while we are moving.
The perfect trailer for this configuration would be a front dinette 4500 with the pull down bunk over the dinette. That way all the kids could sleep in the trailer, and we could seat most of the family for meals in the trailer.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:41 PM   #59
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When I was 11 my family lived on a 45' mahogany on oak sail boat:
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For dad, it was a good excuse for a party, to take it out on Lake Ontario. One time the engine did not start and we had to sail it back to the pier in Port Credit.
Beautifal Boat David! Im sure was an awesome experience as a kid!
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #60
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Beautifal Boat David! Im sure was an awesome experience as a kid!
It had its' ups and downs.
Notice the bears head at the top of the sail.
The guy in yellow is, (was) also me.
My dad sold the boat years ago. He thinks it's sunk by now. They guy he sold it to asked him if he knew it had a rotten keel. No surprise I guess. It was built in the fifties.
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