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Old 11-17-2011, 09:52 AM   #15
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Country music always seems to go well with the rhythm of turning wheels at moderate road speeds....


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Old 11-17-2011, 10:54 AM   #16
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I can't get my wife away from her hobby, (obsession really), of quilting long enough to go on an adventure like that. She has severe RA in her hands so she can't do hand quilting or maybe she would consider it. (That, plus one of my favorite hobbies is woodworking, and it doesn't lend itself very well to RVing either.)
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:16 AM   #17
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I can't get my wife away from her hobby, (obsession really), of quilting long enough to go on an adventure like that. She has severe RA in her hands so she can't do hand quilting or maybe she would consider it. (That, plus one of my favorite hobbies is woodworking, and it doesn't lend itself very well to RVing either.)
Your wife needs to check with Louise.. she had a quilt in the National Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She and her husband John, pulled their 17' Escape from Washington State to the show. They camped both ways and had a great time! There's a bunch of egg owner quilters (say that fast three times).

And Ray, quite a few of us have been recipients of Mike's wonderful turned bowls. He's even brought his wood lathe to the Oregon Gathering and put on a workshop. Boy did the chips fly!

I can think of very few hobbies that can't be done at the same time a person is camping.... well, maybe if it has something to do with metal... like welding or iron work. And yes, maybe adapting is necessary. More handtools and less powertools, etc.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:05 PM   #18
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I can't get my wife away from her hobby, (obsession really), of quilting long enough to go on an adventure like that. She has severe RA in her hands so she can't do hand quilting or maybe she would consider it. (That, plus one of my favorite hobbies is woodworking, and it doesn't lend itself very well to RVing either.)
Hobbies on the road seems like either a song title or a good topic of discussion.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #19
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We hit the road and stopped to check things out after traveling about 20 miles, wondering how the taped down solar panels were doing on their first road trip. They were fine but much too our surprise when we stopped the door opened and even though it had been locked.

We closed it and some 100 miles later we noticed it opened again. I broke out the drill and put a screw in the belly band near the door and put a bungee cord between the handle and the screw for the time being.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:08 PM   #20
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Norm, good you are getting the little glitches out of the way early in the trip. Hope that means the rest will be smooth sailing!
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:18 PM   #21
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Actually I knew a woodworking RVer. He had a little trailer he towed behind his Class A motorhome that was his mobile "woodshop" it was pretty cool!
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Norm, good you are getting the little glitches out of the way early in the trip. Hope that means the rest will be smooth sailing!
It always seems to take a couple of weeks to get the trailer's organization road worth though in 2000 Scamp miles we have never had the door open.

The following is a picture taken just before we left. Note how the solar panels on the roof are virtually invisible.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:55 PM   #23
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Need a house sitter I love your house. Thanks for the photo. That's something else about your door.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:08 PM   #24
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Your wife needs to check with Louise.. she had a quilt in the National Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. She and her husband John, pulled their 17' Escape from Washington State to the show. They camped both ways and had a great time! There's a bunch of egg owner quilters (say that fast three times).

And Ray, quite a few of us have been recipients of Mike's wonderful turned bowls. He's even brought his wood lathe to the Oregon Gathering and put on a workshop. Boy did the chips fly!

I can think of very few hobbies that can't be done at the same time a person is camping.... well, maybe if it has something to do with metal... like welding or iron work. And yes, maybe adapting is necessary. More handtools and less powertools, etc.
I am the proud owner of an award winning quilt shown at the Paducah show a few years ago. Veldah Peters, a victim of the Polio epidemic in the fifties, has passed away now, but she left a lifetime of quilting behind. Her home was as warm and inviting as her quilts which had love and kindness sewn into every single stitch. Without leaving her little house, she made a profound difference in many lives, including my own.
I thought to write more, but the important stuff would fill a novel.
Her quilt serves to remind me of her, and of the immeasurable value of one life, no matter how small.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:54 AM   #25
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My wife had a quilt in the American Quilters Society national show at Nashville in 2008 and, if you happen to have the 2010 AQS Engagement Calendar, one of her quilts is shown for the week of Oct 4.
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Emergency Door Fix

Ginny loves it when I resolve these little issues like the door openinf as we're driving. Here's our temporary fix. The door stays locked but something flexs allowing it to open.

Here's our solution.

Also here's a shot of our Solar Panels held down by High Bond strength tape after 140 miles. They really are thin and flexible panels.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:20 AM   #27
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Isn't that door opening thing a known "defect" with Scamps? Seems I read that somewhere . Good improvised solution I've not had the problem on mine, but the closet door inside pops open somehow.
The door on the Scamp has never been a favorite thing of mine.

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Isn't that door opening thing a known "defect" with Scamps? Seems I read that somewhere . Good improvised solution I've not had the problem on mine, but the closet door inside pops open somehow.
The door on the Scamp has never been a favorite thing of mine.

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