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Old 07-29-2008, 11:59 PM   #29
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I have had discussions with Andy about adding things like Video support, upgrading and improving the document center. I know he is very interested in adding programming software that will solve many of the issues I have struggled with.

I look forward to his input and ideas.

Anybody want to buy a house in California?
Post your movies on YouTube. It's easy. Then you can link to them from within your forum posts.

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Old 07-30-2008, 12:16 AM   #30
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Post your movies on YouTube. It's easy. Then you can link to them from within your forum posts.
Yes, that works but...

We like to have great info on our servers so it will be available and the links continue to work from now on. You may have noticed on other sites there are lots of photos not found and problems like that.

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Old 07-30-2008, 01:59 AM   #31
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that group is a bit more, um, volatile than you'll find here at MFROG.
Hallelujah! It's interesting how each forum community develops it's own boundaries and culture of respect between the members. A big hand for Mike and the rest of the Mod/Admin team, you have done an amazing job!

Are you still in Buenos Aires? What types of molded fiberglass trailers do they have in South America? I've been to Brazil and I'd be afraid to drive a car much less a tow vehicle and trailer down there
I am actually in Dallas at the moment (my hometown) but will be heading down to Florianopolis, Brasil next Tuesday to be with my girlfriend (it's tough when you fall in love with someone on the other side of the world). I'll stay down there until Thanksgiving and then come back home for the Holidays.

I have seen various fiberglass trailers down there, they are pretty funky looking. I will take some photos on this next trip and post them here. Pulling a trailer in South America could be pretty dangerous with the skinny roads and massive trucks passing by the other way. I am thinking the only safe way to tow down there would be with a tow vehicle that would absurdly big for the trailer and a stabalizer hitch. I have contemplated the idea of some South American journeys especially into Patagonia in the summer. Maybe one day I...
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:05 AM   #32
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Mike & Lori,

All the best on your retirement! Thanks for this wonderful site. After we bought our Casita, we didn't know about this site, It turned out that a good friend of ours works with Donna D - what a small world! She told him to be sure and hook us up with MFROG. It's enriched our lives, making new friends online and at the gatherings, learning DO cooking from Lori, gathering helpful information from the group, hearing about new places to camp, wow - we could go on and on...all the best to you and
Happy Trails!

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"I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to." M K Rawlings

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Old 07-31-2008, 10:12 AM   #33
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All the best to you Mike & Lori for your retirement.

When I bought my first trailer in 2003 I knew nothing about trailering, other than that I wanted to be a FGRV owner. I was lucky enough to find this site and now I know a little more about trailering, but mainly my life is enriched by all the friendly, helpful people here.

Thanks for all your work over the years and happy retirement
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:24 PM   #34
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Well, as a Newbie / Infrequent poster...I can ONLY say that this site is FANTASTIC. It blows me away... the breadth AND depth of the topics. WOW. "THANK YOU" to all the members... you have opened my eyes to so many potential issues...

We are NOT currently Glass owners, we pick up a Scamp D19 end of Sept (got the lingo down... hehehehe). We are SO looking forward to the experience

And thanx for the comment about he E-R site - i am 54 and end of 2009 (55 1/2) i am OUT of here. Will have enough CalPERS and extra $$ in the 401 & 457 plans that my monthly cash will actually go up in retirement.

Grace and Peace to all... and Stay Safe!
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:23 PM   #35
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A heartfelt thanks, Mike. Wouldn't have ever known about or owned our Scamp if it weren't for this site.

Welcome, Andy!
I think that you should buy a funky FGRV in Brasil when you go down there and see if you can drive and camp all the way back up to Texas posting your adventures as you go. Be a great way to start! (Is that even possible?)
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:19 PM   #36
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I joined in 2002 with my first trailer, a 73 Boler, which I may not have purchased had it not been for the resources of your site. I subsequently purchased a 15' Trillium, and am now into Bigfoot. I got tips on repairing items, finding parts nd other general useful information. I hope to see you and Lori in travels, us both having 25 foot models as I hope to retire in 2 to 3 years

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Old 08-03-2008, 02:52 AM   #37
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Thank you for a wonderful site, Mike. I've enjoyed the spirit and fun of this community, and benefited from all the helpful information, even though I am FAR, FAR away from you all. Hurray for computers, and the people who sit at the keyboards!
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:32 PM   #38
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Wow, I am almost speechless.

Welcome Andy!

Mike and Lori, as so many others have said "Thank you for starting this wonderful site". Good luck with your unloading, I know how hard it is. I'm glad you are staying on board as a moderator, now you can get rowdy!
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:48 PM   #39
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Mike and Lori, as so many others have said "Thank you for starting this wonderful site". Good luck with your unloading, I know how hard it is. I'm glad you are staying on board as a moderator, now you can get rowdy!
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:31 AM   #40
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Hi Mike and Lori,

You mentioned the Boundary Waters. If you will be in Grand Marais just post when and I'll bet a bunch of us show up. Joy won't be here so we can't do an organized gathering. She was the heart of our organized gathering in June. If you come you can be the heart of of unorganized one.

No, I won't place any wagers on how many show up. I lost that bet big time.

Where and when will you have your "Boundary Waters base camp"?

Our thanks too, for all the work you have done on this site.

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Old 08-09-2008, 10:38 AM   #41
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Lori has wanted to go to the Smithsonian for years. I told her we could give it an afternoon.
Some good Smithsonian thoughts. I want to work for Fred's boss. From about the time I was ten, I said "I want to spend a week at the Smithsonian". When I was 45 I got to do it -- and it took 2 1/2 days just to get through the Museum of American History!

Now it's "I want to spend a month at the Smithsonian!"

Mike and Lori, thanks for fostering the community. Your reverse pyramid has worked a treat.

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