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Old 08-01-2014, 09:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Two Days and a Wake-up

I can't believe it! Monday morning we'll be at the Scamp factory in Backus waiting for the doors to open. We visited them in mid January driving through a blizzard and -20 F weather to look them over and place an order. We could've had it much sooner, but our schedule demanded we wait. It was a long eight months!

You'd think we'd be more organized with that kind of lead time; but our living room is full of stuff that will somehow have to fit in the Subaru Forester. It still seems like we're forgetting something. Whatever "must have" thing is left behind we can do without. As long as we don't forget the dogs or the check, we'll be ok.

We're staying at Ruttgers Pine Mountain CG in Backus per some of your suggestions. We'll rent a cabin there Sunday night, then move to the campground side with our camper on Monday. I hope it's the last cabin we rent for a long time. From there we'll camp our way back home. Not sure if we'll be near a Wi-Fi, but pictures for sure when we return.

I know I thanked all of you for all the advice and knowledge that I picked up here for years as a lurker, and now a member, but I want to take this time to repeat it. Sure, we might have ended up with a camper without your help, but it wouldn't be nearly as thought out, or as perfect for us as it will now. We owe you all!

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Old 08-01-2014, 10:01 PM   #2
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Congrats Tom and safe travels.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:18 PM   #3
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We're always glad to share! Now you'll share those first wonderful pics with us... won't you?
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:37 PM   #4
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You bet Ted. Shiny side up. Slow and easy!

Pictures, and a full report when we get back Donna.

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Old 08-01-2014, 10:56 PM   #5
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Tom, One of the reasons I suggested Rutger's to camp overnight after picking up your new Scamp is that they have WiFi at the office area. It's strong enough that you can sit outside and pick it up if you are up the hill from the lake. Say hello for me. We were there in May when I picked mine up. Happy Scamping!
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:31 PM   #6
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Gene that Ruttgers CG tip was helpful. Diane G also recommended that place. The owners sound very accommodating on the phone. If they have Wi-Fi, I'll try to get a picture or two off before we return. When there in Jan, we stayed at a motel that rubbed me the wrong way. They quoted one price, and charged us another. Ruttgers also has cabins, so we'll stay there instead. We got a campsite by the lake so some fishing tackle will be brought. Nothing like a shore lunch. I'll tell the owners you said hi and referred us. Thx

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Old 08-02-2014, 12:00 AM   #7
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Minnesota Resorts, Ruttger's Pine Mountain Resort, RV, Pine Mountain Lake, Backus, MN, seasonal campsites, swimming pool- full hookup
Here's their web site.
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With all the people picking up Scamps there I'm surprised they don't offer a deal and work with Eveland's. I think it's a great place for the first check out camp. Under Activities they do list internet available. By the way don't forget to check out the cafe next to the Cenex gas station across the road from the lumber yard. Good food, big helpings, good prices.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:38 AM   #9
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Gene, we'll stop at the Cenex when we roll in. We gassed up there in January. I remember it because our salesman Alan's son owns the gun shop part in back of the station.

I'll probably use the CG's Wi-Fi while there. I wasn't even sure I'd bring the laptop, but the wx prediction shows T-storms predicted for next week. Joanne reminded me we can use it to watch DVD's. When I saw the rain predictions, I smiled and remembered we'd be in a fiberglass tent. I can touch the walls without causing a leak! Win-win situation now. This all weather camping could catch on.

I was thinking Scamp should throw in a night of free camping with the purchase of a trailer. Wouldn't cost them much and it would promote good will with the customers. Not sure what they'd do for their winter buyers?

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Old 08-02-2014, 06:50 AM   #10
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How about a simple 'shake down' site on their property?
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:02 AM   #11
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That would be too easy! Not as scenic, but it wouldn't cost them a dime. Ruttgers is only 2 miles from the factory and looks pretty nice. We're anxious. In 24 hours we'll be on the road. Not that I'm counting or anything...

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We've been to the factory and stayed at Ruttgers, Safe travels Tom.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:05 AM   #13
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Hi Tom,

Welcome to the club! Try to get to a FG rally this year. Hope to see you on the road somewhere?

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Thanks for all the good will everyone! This will start a whole new chapter in our lives.

Rick, we will be at the Algonac Rally in September and the FL Scamp Camp in Feb. Can't wait. Hope to meet many of the good peeps on this forum. Which Rally's do you attend?

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