Wheel Estate on The History Channel - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-16-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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Wheel Estate on The History Channel

The History Channel had a great show on tonight called Wheel Estate. It was about the history of the travel trailer in the US. They had several sections to the show, with special attention paid to vintage RV's. I dunno if anyone has been to vintage-vacations.com and seen Craigs restoration projects or not... but they are out of this world. I got to thinking... HEY... look at all the restoration going on around here, and all the folks towing around vintage glass houses... So... I popped a note off to the History Channel...

When I had my Shasta Alumabox, I always felt like... ehhh.. I got a trailer... nice. After I got this little beat up Play-Pac I am like... HEY... check out my rig!!! I love it! You should too!

Anyway... below is the note I wrote...

Dear History Channel,

I saw the show Wheel Estate tonight on The History Channel and have to say what a good show it was. I wish that the show would have gone deeper into the various collector groups out there though. There are folks who have an interest in Airstreams and vintage trailers as aired, but there are also those out there (I being one of them) that have a special affection for the little fiberglass travel trailers produced. Maybe the History Channel could do a series on the different groups that have a fondness for their own little homes away from home. I would suggest that someone from the History Channel check out fiberglassrv.com and see the varied types of "glass houses", both new and vintage on the road today.

Sincerely,

Eric S. Connine
Johnstown, NY
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:21 AM   #2
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No fair. I tried to find that very show last night, but couldn't. :wak. Heard about it a day or two before, but then it wasn't there. I must have looked at the wrong time. Maybe they will run it again. Good note you send them too. Hi History Channel :wave
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:56 AM   #3
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We caught the tail end of the show ... so I looked on the History Channel website ....

Wheel Estate is going to be re-broadcast this Sunday, July 20th, at 2 p.m. Central time, on the History Channel.

All this week, the History Channel is offering a series called "Hit The Road" which will feature a drive from Maine to Florida.
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:05 AM   #4
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That vintage vacations website is great. We may be the only people left in America that don't have cable. I don't usually miss it but this show sounds like fun.
Hi History Channel:wave
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:50 PM   #5
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Orginally posted by Thomas and Janifer

No fair. I tried to find that very show last night, but couldn't. :wak. Heard about it a day or two before, but then it wasn't there. I must have looked at the wrong time. Maybe they will run it again. Good note you send them too. Hi History Channel :wave

I've got a Bell ExpressVU (same as Dish Networks) PVR (personal video recorder) Satellite Reciever. It let's me search for a show by typing in the program name or theme. I then hit one button and can tape it to the PVR hard drive and watch it anytime.

It's magic. I highly recommend these machines. Pause live TV, skip commercials, record up to 55 hours of programming. Time Shifter allows me to watch eastern feeds 3 hours ahead of local viewers.
TV will never be the same!

(ok- I know, I've bored you again!) :o
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Old 07-17-2003, 05:10 PM   #6
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TIVO

Hi Rick

We have TIVO and its fantastic. Sounds like your BellExpressVU... It was Jims and my Christmas present last year to each other. We purchased our 80 hour unit then there was a monthly service fee or a one time fee to get the TIVO setup .. We paid the one time fee and now we're free to enjoy all our favorite programs and not have to be at home when they come on. I really like being able to program weekly shows... one time setup...... It's great to be watching a show and have someone come over, push record and know it will save the program for you ... No more VCR taping.

I agree TV is the best now. It will catch the Wheel Estate for us on Sunday. By the way, you didn't bore me.. Here's to a great invention. :cheers
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Old 07-17-2003, 07:12 PM   #7
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Hi Carol

:wave

I know what you mean - if and when I watch TV, I have to have the PVR now.

If I don't, I get frustrated by all the commercials and the general inconvenience of watching as I have to, as opposed to when I want to.
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Old 07-18-2003, 08:01 AM   #8
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So can you record and then take it with you to watch when in the trailer?
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Old 07-19-2003, 02:58 AM   #9
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Basically. But it's not like a VHS tape It has a built in hard drive. Once it's wired into to your home system I doubt you would want to lug it back and forth between the home and trailer.
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With our Sony TIVO, we also use a Sony VCR.... if you already have something saved...., all you do is go into the TIVo, into the saved program, and click on Save to VCR.. (Be sure VCR is turned on and you have a tape in ) .... Then push record on VCR ....It's easy. We just take the tape to our trailer..
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Mine will do that too - but my VCR has become a doorstop....I haven't powered it up since I got my PVR. :) That's been a year and a half.


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Old 07-21-2003, 10:09 AM   #12
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At home, we seldom ever use the VCR except to record for the trailer.

Whenever we camp without cable hookup, it's VCR time and I love to watch a good movie, so I record off TIVO.
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