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Old 02-03-2007, 11:33 PM   #1
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It must be egg saving weekend! Lot's of us have switched and brought new babies home this week!

Here is "The McMansion" in the Big Bear convention center parking lot. (Yes, Big Bear has a convention center. Why? I haven't a clue )

Kurt did a fine job of helping me get him out of his den of many years, and after we got the rather unconventional and interestingly patched trailer wiring harness working......

It was relatively easy to get on the road! Kurt changed the tires and wheels (Note the shine, and thats WITHOUT the Baby Moon hubcaps on yet) The brakes worked, tho they need attention, adjustment and inspection, but it got me home without pushing or prodding. I felt safe with them as is.

The Jeep tugged it like it was a radio flyer. I was very stunned at how easy it towed. I figured I would have some strain, but no.

We are thinking weight distribution might be in order, you can see the Jeeps back end sag a little, but I shifted the load insiode and it improved it a smidge.

Anyway, here he is out of his prison and ready to get some minor attention and to a campground!
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:36 PM   #2
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And here it is on the business side. There is so much "Stuff" attached to this thing, I don't even remember what all of it is.

I don't think those things hovering over the top are rabbit ears tho. I am told it has a batwing antennea
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:38 PM   #3
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He needs a bath REAL bad, but he was happy to be rolling again. These pics were taken about 5 mins after it was freed and pulled for the first time in over 2 years (Probably more).

Kurt thinks the tire cover was worth the purchase It's a collectors item!
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:41 PM   #4
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Congrats Gina!
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:42 PM   #5
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I didn't put this on! It came with the trailer, as is!



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Inside pics tomorrow. I got home in the dark, the place I was going to store it at proved more difficult to get into than I wanted to mess with in the dark, so I have to go move it tomorrow.

Long story. I won't burden ya with it!
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:48 PM   #6
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Very nice! You are styling now!

Can't wait to see it! I think that we'll need to celebrate with a trip tip!
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:41 AM   #7
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Congratulations on getting it home safely! There is always something unexpected, it seems, when dealing with something like this for the first time.

Must seem huge in comparison to the 13 footer. That awning should be a helpful addition, also that dual parking lot light mounted on top.

Can't see the front. Is there a gravel shield over the window? The previous owner of mine ordered one for both front and rear (certainly not much chance of gravel damage in the rear, but useful for shade anyway).

McMansion: fitting name, but I hope the trans-fat has been removed.
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:21 AM   #8
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Great looking trailer, Gina! I have to admit that I have been excited for you all day! Keep up the postings as we enjoy celebrating with you!

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Old 02-04-2007, 01:46 AM   #9
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Greast find Gina. Congratulations on your new home away from home...

You will probably find a big difference if you purchase the WDH... Sure helps with our Odyssey.

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Old 02-04-2007, 04:35 AM   #10
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I am gob smacked looking at your new trailer !!!!!!!!
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:52 AM   #11
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The only problem with getting something bigger is "now ya gota find stuff to fill it up with"
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:15 AM   #12
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Gina,
Ha, and Terry thinks filling it is going to be a problem? By the time those 4-legged rascals of yours bring all their toys to their new dog house, that problem will have disappeared.

Have fun playing with your new toy today.
What's with the gender change I've always been of the opinion that RV's, planes and boats are feminine.

Thanks for providing an interesting Saturday adventure.

Gina, you might want to travel light for next week's rally in case someone else shows up who is prepared to take a fine red and white trailer home with them. I suspect the "Shady Bush II" is about to embark on new journeys and, like your Element, might not wait for you!

And have a go at dyeing those curtains, a forest green would nice.
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:27 AM   #13
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That looks GREAT! I liked the business side pic. Where did you get that fancy TV antenna?
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:57 AM   #14
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Gina, you SO scored on this one! Are you rockin' your new trailer with 91X?

A WD hitch may be in order for you. It does look a little heavy on the hitch. My friend tows his BF 19' tandem with a Liberty and has a full Equalizer Hitch setup. You may be able to get by with a single arm Reese setup on the Burro. I used a full Reese setup on my Burro.

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