When: April 13-15, 2007
Where: Applewhite USFS Campground, Lytle Creek, Ca.
Because... it's early spring! Time to get the old egg road worthy and spiffy. Time to fix those little annoying things you have been meaning to do, or ask someone to help or do for you. We all know how much easier it is to do things with the trailer set up, and when we have knowledgable help along side us.
We all are getting ready for a big camping season this year, and we have MANY new So. Cal members and old members with new rigs that may need help and education.
This group has such a diversity in skills that all apply to the care and feeding of our rigs. We have skilled plumbers, electronics/electricians, mechanics, carpenters, geeks, decorators, tinkerers and just plain clever folks with great ideas.
Lets take over this pleasant and close in dry campground and help each other out by "trading" our time and skills to fix/add something to anothers trailers, while someone else who has the skills you need works on yours! Spend a day in someone elses trailer, while someone else spends time in yours.
The "Rules" are simple. If you need work done that requires materials, please bring them before hand. There is a Lowes about 10 miles away, but that is the closest you will get to having any items available.
Please post and I will add your name to a "list" of people and skills that they are willing to donate, and a list of what each "donator" needs done that they for one reason or other can't do. If you see a skill thats a "need" contact the person with your repair problem and let them advise you on what materials to buy specific to YOUR project.
This is not a suggest a repair thread, we can determine repair in person. Should be a fun and educational hands on experience. BRING YOUR TOOLS!!!
You don't need to do a direct trade for work. You can fix the watzitz in my trailer while I am fixing the doohicky in someone elses while someone else fixes the kachingus in yours.
Or.. you can sit back and drink beer all day
I'll start, and will update here as others post.
Gina D (1999 17 foot Burro Wide Body)
~ I can Install The LED domes and cold cathode lighting
I have in my trailer, (Many posts on it) wire up your solar
panels and controller, or help with audio installs. I NEED
: Help with my awning
. The self closing part does not self close, and the sliders come out of the tracks when I am stowing. How to keeps them in there? OR.. help with my heater igniter? Heater works, but it clicks and groans several times and does not always ignite.
Josh Henderson (1977 Trillium 13')
~ I can offer alot to others from electrical
to metal fabrication being I am a heavy equipment mechanic but the one thing I NEED
is woodworking thats not my thing (Im looking for help with my front window wood inside frame behind the iso padding).
Fred and Robert (1978 Fiberstream)
Will bring wheel scales to weigh your trailers! If you wish to have your axles weighed, pack as you normally would and plan to drive onto them BEFORE selecting a site and setting up, or if weighing
at departure, make sure you leave.. before I do
. I NEED
low voltage lighting
Lauren (1981 13 foot Burro)
~ I CAN and Will
Hand out beer. I NEED Propane
line running advice for a heater and awning
* note from Gina D. "Pacifico, please!"
Lizbeth and Eric (76 (?) 13 foot Boler)
They haven't shared thier secret skills with us yet, but I hinted at my black tank woes to Eric this weekend. I have gloves Eric!!!! OR
a fish fry would go good with Laurens beer!