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Old 02-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Hey! Newbe from VA

Hi you all! Finally have my new Old Uhaul CT13! I am soo happy
Live in the Blue Ridge Mountains and have camped all my life, slept on the ground, tents, & Pop ups. I do a lot of primitive camping in the National Forests and go year round. Have been wanting a fiberglass camper for years. Saw my first one 20 some years ago and have been hooked ever since.
I have been reading this website on and off for a long time and appreciate all the great information and nice people here. Hoping to make many new friends.
I have a lot of work to do on the little camper as the previous owner was proud to tell me he and his wife only camped where there was electricity.
Well ... All the wires in the camper have been cut...DUHHH Behind every sticker is a hole new life! HA
Oh well, I will use the camper anyway, have lanterns, ductape, will travel.
This will be a work in progress.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Don't be discouraged. The wiring is simple and the UHaul manual has the complete wiring schematic on page 6.

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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Hi Diane, we like newbies AND old-new molded fiberglass trailers. You'll find a bunch of us here just like you! And yes, you can use your trailer just as it is as long as it's safe to go down the road. Just consider it a "hard sided tent"!

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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Thank you Thomas! This is so valuable. Although I know nothing about electricity.
Want a working 12 volt system. Now none. Just bought a new Battery, not sure about where or what to do with it yet. Not discouraged at all though.
Am working on the plumbing now...HA Only took me 4 days to learn that a "petcock"
cannot be purchased at Pets R Us, HA
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Hey Donna! I agree and again thank you so much for all your kind comments.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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....... Only took me 4 days to learn that a "petcock"
cannot be purchased at Pets R Us, HA
Yea, I think a petcock has to be purchased at a farm supply with the other fowl.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
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I don't know what a petcock is either, but I assume it is not an animal.
Welcome to the Uhaul family. Good luck with your reno.

I am afraid that we are a family who camps only where there is electricity too. Our Uhaul has been most used as what we named it for, a cheap hotel room (Howie is what we call it.). I also whine if we can't have water, although hubby has rigged out a way to keep me happier with an external tub.


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Old 02-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #8
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Hi Cindy, thanks for the welcome! Makes you feel good.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #9
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Welcome. 20 years, what took so long? I had to have one almost as soon as I realized what they were.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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Welcome Diane
Good to have another Friberglass trailer owner in the state. Even though I live near the bay most of my camping is done near the Blue Ridge or in the GW or Jefferson NF. Hope to see you on the road this summer.
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Glad you joined up, both the forum and the owners. Enjoy personalizing your trailer and then camping in it!
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What took me so long was that I camped with my best friend who was quadrapalegic, wheelchair bound. Her physical needs, were best met in a pop-up with a great floor plan that worked for her. My friend is in a better place now. I have lifelong great memories.
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Eddie, hope to see you too! I have a brother near Yorktown, Hayes, VA.
Let me know when you are going to the Jefferson NF. May see ya!
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Mike, Thanks! I will enjoy fixing her up. Beleive me it will be personalized. HA
Flamingos will travel.
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