Fall Rally in Cherokee, NC Oct 21 - 24, 2010 - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-03-2010, 05:28 PM   #15
Member
 
Trailer: 2000 Casita SD
Posts: 42
Hey Kip in Ga Hope to see you there. There will be 16 campers at Happy Holiday. So you will have plenty to look at and everyone has there favorite. You will see great mods that we have all done to make these our own. We are going to have Pot Luck Sat and hope anyone who has a music instrument will bring it to play also storytelling too. I will post an agenda in a few day also. Hope to see you there and everyone else.
__________________

__________________
CindyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 07:36 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Kip in Ga.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kip
Trailer: 2003 Casita 17' SD Deluxe, Towed by '09 Honda Ridgeline.
Georgia
Posts: 459
Smile

They have a nice web site. Looks to be a really picturesque (SP) campground.

Soco creek looks like it moves fairly good and will be making plenty of creek noises.

If I'm reading their map right, looks like most everybody will be camped on the creek with FHUs. That sets the mood for some serious sleeping with the creek noises and cool nights.

Last time we camped beside a creek was around 1996 or so. Very memorable.

Kip
__________________

__________________
Kip in Ga. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 08:18 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Radar1's Avatar
 
Name: Dave (and/or John)
Trailer: Scamp 16 SD std layout 6
Georgia
Posts: 767
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kip in Ga. View Post
Hello Susan,

We camped years ago when the kids were young. Now we are "empty nesters" and seriously considering camping again. We were camping in large 25'-30' campers and towing with V8 G20 Chevy Van and got 8-10 mpg on a good day. Now we don't need that much room.


"Eggs" look like something we might enjoy, and can tow with our Honda Ridgeline, but rarely see any in our part of the country, (South of Atlanta). Absorbing everything we can from this web site. Would like to see the real thing and hopefully a variety of different makes and models. This gathering looks to be the closest to our house, about a 3-4 hour drive.

About how many FG campers do you expect to be there?
Are the folks generally willing to share information concerning their likes and dislikes of the various models?

Thanks,
Kip
Hi Kip,
Unfortunately we can't make it to the NC gathering due to prior commitments but we're actually not too far from you, just west of Tyrone. We have a Scamp 16 footer with a side dinette if you ever need to see one close up.
We attended the Scamp Camp in Sebring FL in Feb and finally bought our Scamp (2005 model) a month after going to the Scamp Camp.

John and Marilyn
__________________
Radar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 05:49 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Kip in Ga.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kip
Trailer: 2003 Casita 17' SD Deluxe, Towed by '09 Honda Ridgeline.
Georgia
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Haggerty View Post
Hi Kip,
Unfortunately we can't make it to the NC gathering due to prior commitments but we're actually not too far from you, just west of Tyrone. We have a Scamp 16 footer with a side dinette if you ever need to see one close up.
We attended the Scamp Camp in Sebring FL in Feb and finally bought our Scamp (2005 model) a month after going to the Scamp Camp.

John and Marilyn
John,

Thank you for the offer.

I'm retired from IBM but work most Saturdays at Autrey's Armory, here in Fayetteville, 10AM-6 PM. Sundays is Church and then lunch with friends until 2 PM or so. Most other times I'm available. My cell is 770-378-8069.

Looking at the various floor plans, the side dinette appears to be the best choice for us. And 16'-17' the ideal length and weight. Our Honda Ridgeline, should be able to tow that comfortably.

Please give me a call so we can set up a meeting.

Thanks,
Kip
__________________
Kip in Ga. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 09:53 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Radar1's Avatar
 
Name: Dave (and/or John)
Trailer: Scamp 16 SD std layout 6
Georgia
Posts: 767
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kip in Ga. View Post
John,

Thank you for the offer.

I'm retired from IBM but work most Saturdays at Autrey's Armory, here in Fayetteville, 10AM-6 PM. Sundays is Church and then lunch with friends until 2 PM or so. Most other times I'm available. My cell is 770-378-8069.

Looking at the various floor plans, the side dinette appears to be the best choice for us. And 16'-17' the ideal length and weight. Our Honda Ridgeline, should be able to tow that comfortably.

Please give me a call so we can set up a meeting.

Thanks,
Kip
Kip,
I sent you an email. Your Ridgeline should do fine. I pull it with a Dodge Dakota, and have test-pulled it with my Subaru Outback 4 cylinder A/T and it pulled it fine too. I plan to modify the weight distribution to lower the tongue weight so I can pull it with my Subaru anytime (Outback is limited to a 200 lb tongue weight and my current tongue weight is over 300 lbs)

John
__________________
Radar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 05:22 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Kip in Ga.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kip
Trailer: 2003 Casita 17' SD Deluxe, Towed by '09 Honda Ridgeline.
Georgia
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Haggerty View Post
Kip,
I sent you an email. Your Ridgeline should do fine. I pull it with a Dodge Dakota, and have test-pulled it with my Subaru Outback 4 cylinder A/T and it pulled it fine too. I plan to modify the weight distribution to lower the tongue weight so I can pull it with my Subaru anytime (Outback is limited to a 200 lb tongue weight and my current tongue weight is over 300 lbs)

John
10-4

Thanks,
Kip
__________________
Kip in Ga. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 07:00 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Kip in Ga.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kip
Trailer: 2003 Casita 17' SD Deluxe, Towed by '09 Honda Ridgeline.
Georgia
Posts: 459
Clarification...

...Concerning auto transmision cooling.

(Most on this forum already understand all this, but some may not.)

Most automatic's fluids flow through passages in the radiator for cooling purposes. When the vehicle is worked hard, the engine and tranny tend to produce more heat.

Generally, auto trannys have radiators large enough to cool both the engine and tranny if the weight of vehicle and/or the load it deals with are kept at or below specified limits.

Example: An Owners Manual may state the vehicle can carry a certain amount of weight. (Let's say 600#). It may also say the vehicle can tow 1500#. The 600# references safe limits for the suspension, tires, brakes, etc. of the vehicle. The 1500# indicates how much weight the frame, suspension, cooling, brakes, rear tires, and so forth can safely handle.

NOTE: Something to watch for is a disclamer stating that the tow weight is assuming there are no more than the driver, or maybe the driver and one passenger. And any additional weight should be subtracted from the weight of the trailer. Seems like one of our recent vehicle's owners manuals said that.

A vehicle we recently traded was good to tow 1000# "as is". Anything over 1000# required brakes on the trailer and a tow package on the vehicle. The tow package consisted of wiring, hitch receiver, and auxiliary cooling for the Tranny and the Power Steering. Then it was good to tow 4500# or so. Depending on the weight inside the vehicle's cabin.

Auxiliary transmission cooling is usually, but not always, an additional smallish radiator for the tranny fluids to flow through. It can be seen in front of the radiator. Some vehicles already have the 2nd radiator and their tow package is simply a hitch and wiring. Some vehicles have an oversize radiator as part of their tow package from the factory.

Obviously a full size half ton Pick Up or SUV V8, that is not loaded to it's limits, can likely tow a 1000# trailer with ease and without auxiliary cooling. But it is good to check with the mfg to be sure. On the other hand that same vehicle towing a 5000# trailer would likely require some help with the cooling. A 3500 series Dually with diesel engine is probably already set up for heavy loads and heavy trailers.

Because we are dealing with light weight trailers and, often, light duty TVs, it be a good idea to know for sure if auxiliary cooling is required.

A happy auto transmission's fluid will be pink in color. If it is brownish, it is either over due for changing from normal wear, or it is being over heated from lack of proper cooling.

Kip
__________________
Kip in Ga. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 09:19 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Ian-Vicki's Avatar
 
Name: Ian or Vicki
Trailer: 17 ft Burro Widebody / 2007 Explorer Sport Trac
British Columbia
Posts: 437
See ya there

Gee, the old guy label will really make you stand out .. . . . . . NOT.
cheers
Ian
__________________
Ian-Vicki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 06:18 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Scamp Deluxe 16
Georgia
Posts: 319
Registry
Kip -- There should be close to 15 campers in Cherokee. We are good about showing off our "egg-streme" makeovers, so come on up and join us. You'll see all brands and lengths, -- quite a few of our camper owners are incredibly creative with their modifications. Make sure you bring a camera.
__________________
Sheryl M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 07:57 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Kip in Ga.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kip
Trailer: 2003 Casita 17' SD Deluxe, Towed by '09 Honda Ridgeline.
Georgia
Posts: 459
Old guys and cameras

Yep, I expect there might be a few mature adults there besides myself.

Gotten to where I carry a camera quite a lot, so as to be able to remember what I did or saw!

"Where did you go Saturday?"...

"Uh not sure but the tripometer in the Ridgeline indicates about 400 miles of driving!"

"Let's check the camera, might be some clues there!"

On a more serious note. The problem I'm having is trying to get off of work that Saturday.

Kip
__________________
Kip in Ga. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 08:19 PM   #25
Member
 
Trailer: 2000 Casita SD
Posts: 42
Fall Rally

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheryl McDonald View Post
Kip -- There should be close to 15 campers in Cherokee. We are good about showing off our "egg-streme" makeovers, so come on up and join us. You'll see all brands and lengths, -- quite a few of our camper owners are incredibly creative with their modifications. Make sure you bring a camera.
Sheryl as of today there are 18 campers reserved this should be a good gathering. more details to come.
__________________
CindyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 10:51 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Kip in Ga.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kip
Trailer: 2003 Casita 17' SD Deluxe, Towed by '09 Honda Ridgeline.
Georgia
Posts: 459
I got off work and Ann has nothing else planned for Saturday 10/23, so looks like we will be there. Taking pictures and askin questions.

Looks to be about 175 miles or so. Going to leave home around 8AM, so with stopping a couple of times to eat and whatever, we hope to be there before noon.

Kip
__________________
Kip in Ga. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2010, 07:46 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Kip in Ga.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kip
Trailer: 2003 Casita 17' SD Deluxe, Towed by '09 Honda Ridgeline.
Georgia
Posts: 459
We made it to the rally!

When we got out of the Ridgeline, we started walking toward a group of people that were gathered near one camper. A voice said "Hello" from the side of us. It came from a couple sitting under their awning. We walked over to them, and told them why we were there.
They were extremely gracious and explained every detail and why they had selected their particular brand and equipment, and the modifications they had made to personalize it. They also showed us how they keep the toilet area dry when taking a shower.

Then another person walked over and offered to show us his smaller camper, with his modifications.

They were all extremely nice and helpful with details of the campers and their tow vehicles.

As my wife, Ann, was finishing up a conversation with the lady, I spotted two ladies at a picnic table. Went over and introduced myself and told them why we were there. We chatted for just a minute and Ann joined us.
The ladies campers were side by side and they both offered and showed us inside and out and the differences in a 16 foot and a 17 foot, why they liked the showers, and the mods they had made.

Last but certainly not least was the oldest camper of the 5 we looked at. I believe she said it was an a 2001 model. It was in remarkably good condition and full of mods. Like the others, she was a delight to talk to.

We saw madels from pretty much brand new to near 10 years old. When we asked each person about their "Eggs", it was kind of like asking them about their grandchildren. They were ready and willing to talk!!
Not only about their particular camper, but why they were now camping in an EGG and the other types of camping they had done.

We had left the house at 7:15 am and got to the campground around noon. We left there at 2PM because we wanted to get home before dark. Ann wanted to stop at at least one flea market and we would stop for lunch also. Got home about 7:20 pm. The drive both ways was beautiful.

What a wonderful day it was.

Thanks to all,

Kip
__________________
Kip in Ga. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 01:17 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Ian-Vicki's Avatar
 
Name: Ian or Vicki
Trailer: 17 ft Burro Widebody / 2007 Explorer Sport Trac
British Columbia
Posts: 437
Fun, fun, fun. That you all, each and every one, for the welcome we long-wandering Canadians and our Burro, not to mention the two cats, received at the rally. Great, great fun. Thanks Cindy and Ray.
__________________

__________________
Ian-Vicki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2010 Rally Map Stacy Crotser Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 31 12-27-2010 02:10 PM
NOG - N. Oregon Gathering - October 8-10, 2010 Donna D. Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 228 10-30-2010 07:11 AM
6th Annual OHIO Fall Gathering Sept 23-27, 2010 Sandy W Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 96 10-10-2010 02:43 PM
Fall rally in Scarborough, Maine Lloyd Drinkwater Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 2 09-05-2006 09:16 AM
Fall Rally in Illinois Legacy Posts Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 3 07-23-2003 11:42 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.