Besides a couple of pics I posted just recently after I painter her, this is my Lulu's official Web debute. They are fairly poor quality, taken with my phone, sorry. She is a little nervous about this, I want you to know. I hope I haven't overextended myself with pics, I notice most people only post one, but I'd like to give you a little tour of her 'on the curb'.
I believe she is a '78, but am not sure. I tow with a Mazda B4000, with a dandy hitch insert that has small-sized distribution bars and a sway bar, she tows like a dream and I can park her ANYWHERE. I have not had problems with my battery
case cracking the hull, thank goodness, but I did go through a horrible incident right after I got her (in that first, terrifying year of learning to tow) which a tire came off and tore through the hull, creating a two-foot long gash; I had that repaired professionally and you can't tell. From behind, of note are the extra brake lights
I've had added, as when we have bikes on the back, the old lights
are nearly invisible. Years ago, the bumper sheered right off, as I was crossing the Trans Canada hwy, (I just threw it inside and kept going), later had it welded right to the frame, and have a bike rack mounted there that can keep three bikes snug up against the back to minimize sway. I have absolutely no place to keep my spare, this would be interesting to hear ideas about. The big propane
tanks came with it when I bought it 15 years ago in Portland, Oregon. I've replaced the airconditioner up top, from reciepts it had one added to the roof when purchased by the original owners in Arizona.
I'm taking her out this weekend and will then get some pics to show you with her awning
& screened porch (added these here in Toronto), and perhaps even the little fenced yard we often set up for the pups, if the ground is soft enough to pound in rebar 'fenceposts'. For a full camp, we also usually set up a free-standing screen room as a 'garage' where we keep bikes, kayak/snorkling/beach gear and firewood. I've taken some time to prowl around this terrific site, and tried to photo things I thought people might find interesting, especially other Fiber Stream
owners. For example, I too found that I was lobotomizing myself frequently on the top of the door as I exited, years ago made a head bump with carpet wrapped around PVC pipe; I laughed out loud when I saw another Streamer had done more or less the same. I love this website! I too have added a layer of plywood to the central floor due to sag, have painted the old dark paneling, had a used Open Road stove to replace the Duet, a new hot water heater. It is the same fridge
, though I've painted it. I have replaced the green plaid cusion covers and put in new foam, new curtains. I have put at least as much energy and time into that little Lulu as I might have a home. She is my wonderful adventure pod, and I hope you all enjoy her coming out on the Web!