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Old 11-14-2006, 11:10 AM   #15
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Love your trailer Bardy!

I know what I would do. I'd buy a tow vehicle and take that trailer camping. I would also take advantage (and I have) of the kind offers to help with towing and all the "stuff" that goes with it. But I enjoy talking to people and you are going to have plenty of talking to do when you go camping because everyone is going to be curious about your trailer. I'd put together a scrap book or story board in case you loose your voice from all the chatting you will find yourself doing.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:23 AM   #16
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I was going through that when LA Times article came out. So I just let people read the article. Still, there is lot that I end up talking about. A scrap book of the original condition photos, restoration and the finished product is also being put together. Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:37 PM   #17
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Welcome to the forum, Bardy. What a great looking trailer!

If it were mine and worth 6 figures, I'd put it on top of a flatbed and haul it to the rallys.

You could still sleep in it at least once but not have the worry of it getting harm.

Driving a car worth that much is done all the time, but, towing something so special just seems to be taking a risk. Perhaps it's because it is so original and it would be a shame to see something happen to it after all this time and your work.

Best wishes and Enjoy!
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:48 AM   #18
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Hey... think about this for a minute... yep it's a museum piece... a work of art, really. Who better to enjoy it than folks who have trailers? Where to find folks with trailers? At campgrounds and rallies of course! The thing was built and meant to be used and enjoyed. Bardy, take it out and have a ball. It's well documented now, and you've got a fair amount invested so go enjoy it! What good is it sitting around collecting dust somewhere? Just be prepared to be interrupted regularly by folks who want to see it...

Sometimes having a mass-produced trailer brings a certain amount of anonynimity that allows for the quiet enjoyment of beautiful places. Maybe you'll want to pick up one of the less-rare models for that "quiet getaway" sometime...

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Old 11-22-2006, 10:41 AM   #19
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I'm for enjoying things. If the value of this thing is too high to enjoy, sell it and replace with something with a lower value that you don't mind towing and getting out there.

A friend of mine has a policy of "damaging" all of his new stuff. A small scratch here and there gets him beyond the worry of the first scratch appearing and on to the enjoying it. Interesting philosophy for sure.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:59 AM   #20
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My brother has a truck. He loves his truck. He keeps it like it just drove off the lot.

And it might as well have. He rarely drives it or does truck things with it, because he wants to keep the miles low and prevent damage.

His reasoning is that he doesn't want to devalue it for resale.

But, he doesn't consider it a loss that he is making huge payments and getting no benefit from them, because... he doesn't use the dang thing!

I am not good at math, but this doesn't seem to add up... to me.

I have one brand new car and my old faithful Element. When I drive the new car, I take care of it for ME, because I want it to be nice for ME. But, I am not going to NOT drive it to keep it in a constaint state of new car smell. I bought it to use.

The Element is taken care of as well, but I use it for towing and when I think the dogs may make funny smells. I don't trash it, but if it gets "worn", I don't cry.
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:25 PM   #21
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I like the idea of selective use for vehicles of collector value. It makes no sense to me to put an operable vehicle on a pedestal, since it can only be fully appreciated when the rubber hits the road; at the same time, there's no point in wearing it out without justification.

I would take it camping when it would be particularly appreciated, and use something more common for less ideal conditions, or when there wouldn't be people around who would appreciate it. This is the approach taken by some car collectors, and I don't see how it applies any less to a trailer. In fact, since there's no engine to wear out, it makes sense to me to use a trailer more.
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Old 11-24-2006, 02:53 PM   #22
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It seems like I will be going to the Oregon ralley! The Los Angeles Times article has been syndicated all over The country and made it to Medford, Oregon, where this trailer was built in 1960. Since this is something from their past, they have asked me to bring it to them for showing. A few people have called the paper and mentioned that they remember working on the trailer and they have strories to tell. They are running another article with more details about the manufacturing of this trailer on Sunday, November 26, 2006.

I know I will enjoy it at least a couple of times before I sell it to the right person, or a museum!
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:29 PM   #23
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It seems like I will be going to the Oregon ralley!


Oh, you've just made a lot of people very, very happy!!!

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Old 11-24-2006, 08:04 PM   #24
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Probably the only spots left are in C Loop(?), if this trailer doesn't get people to walk that far during the trailer tours...nuthin' would!

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Old 11-25-2006, 12:08 AM   #25
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What is "C LOOP"? Do I need to do something soon? Reservations? What? Where? Whom? When? And how?
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:02 AM   #26
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MAKE RESERVATIONS MONDAY! The park will be completely full before too long.

This link is all the scoop, for the when and where, click the "sticky" at the top:
2007 Oregon Gathering You may have better luck talking to a real person at ReserveAmerica (info in the topic).

Bet we're close to 100 trailers right now.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:31 AM   #27
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I agree with Donna, if you want to come to the Oregon Gathering you should make reservations right away. The www.ReserveAmerica.com website is easy to navigate, and I'd recommend using it today rather than waiting until Monday. If you click on campground map and then click on each loop, you'll see where the available sites are located. Clicking on those sites on the map will show you detailed info about them, and will help you choose which site is best for you. (Driveway length, amount of shade, etc.)

We sure hope to see you there!

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Old 11-25-2006, 08:43 PM   #28
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I agree with Jeanne. I just checked reserveamerica and there's only 27 sites left.

Select your site here
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