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Old 05-26-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Greg and I had been salivating for our first big road trip in our little UHaul. The big trip began last week, we left SC and drove to Iowa. The first 7 hours and 1 minute were in driving rain. Greg took the original UHaul rental manuel driving directions literally and went about 45 mph...I counted leaves on trees and waved at everyone that passed us mouthing "d#%n camper."

After the rain stopped and hubby decided indeed Paddy would continue to follow us, he did speed up a bit. In Kentucky at a rest stop, a young guy came running over and told us had just bought a CT like ours and wanted a tour. In Missouri at a quick stop, I came out of the restroom, couldn't find a sales person to buy my candy bar, and found Greg in the camper with the two clerks, they wanted to know where they could rent one. As we traveled north, we got lots of thumbs ups and smiles as folks drove past us. Except for some wet bedding from the rain, we had a 1300 mile great trip.

The best happened when we arrived in Storm Lake. My sister found a for sale ad for an 86 mint condition Uhaul like ours in Hastings, Mn. I called my best friend in Stillwater, Mn., about 40 miles from Hastings, told her it was one of those "meant to be's" and she needed to buy it so we could have a rally...tah day!....she bought it and they are in it this weekend. I had actually wanted to buy it so Greg and I could have his n her UHauls, but this is the next best thing.

So there is our story. We love being part of this fiberglassrv family.
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I love great stories and this one made me smile
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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We normally run 65 to 70 on the interstates with ours. Still tracking down leaks! Ordered two new windows yesterday, will see how that works. Planning our winter trip south already. Looked at a Uhaul VT a few days ago but decided to pass on it, staying with the CT.
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Glad you like your Uhaul. Glad you expanded our family.

I wish I had a dollar for every time we hear,"I didn't know Uhaul rented trailers." And occasionally they ask about renting. We put a Uhaul neon sign in our camper that has misled people into thinking we were advertising to rent our VT.

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We normally run 65 to 70 on the interstates with ours. Still tracking down leaks! Ordered two new windows yesterday, will see how that works. Planning our winter trip south already. Looked at a Uhaul VT a few days ago but decided to pass on it, staying with the CT.
Bob and Mary - we still hope to have a rally with you. Just do not know how long we will be in Iowa. About your windows, Nick at Lil Snoozy told us he would put new windows in ours. We might take him up on it, don't think we are as handy as you, Bob.
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Boy, I think Nick could do big business if he did that.

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Bob, I'm curious as to what windows you plan to replace, and what you are replacing them with?
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My wife and I got the tour from Greg. You guys are parked a couple blocks from us! Lovely Uhaul! We especially like your "fire extinguisher" Hope you have an enjoyable stay in Storm Lake!
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We were at Sesqui state park in April, and there was a young lady there with a new Scamp that had the crank out side windows. I measured her side and rear windows and they were very close to the size of ours, like within a quarter inch. So I've taken a chance here and ordered one side window and one rear window from Scamp and hoping I can make them work. This is about a $400 gamble, and we'll see if it pays off. Jane, that last trip south was a trip of missed connections, we also planned to meet up with Diane in Virginia, but missed her too. We are heading back south end of November, maybe it will work out then. Bob
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Bob, I'll be following your updates on those windows. I want to replace with jalousied windows if I can (that is what you meant by crank out?).
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Pam, Yes that is what I meant for windows, but the Scamp side window is not a full jalousie, just the center opens. I'll let you know how it works out. A while back someone here installed those Scamp side windows and had to do some fiberglass work, but I never figured out just what he did. Fixing all the water leaks is the biggest issue on this trailer, and it seems to be a different place every time it rains!! Bob
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The windows can be ordered to any size. The fiberglass work might have to do with a difference in the radius corners.

There were some posts here or on the Uhaul site that talked about cleaning out your drip holes in the windows.
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My wife and I got the tour from Greg. You guys are parked a couple blocks from us! Lovely Uhaul! We especially like your "fire extinguisher" Hope you have an enjoyable stay in Storm Lake!
Hey Evan.. Come on back up Shoreway, we would like to see your Boler!
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Roy; in my research I found that special ordered windows are very expensive, about twice what I paid for the Scamp windows. I would think that the Uhauls would have used a standard production window, but as yet have not determined their original manufacturer.
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