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Forum: General Chat 03-09-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,554
Posted By Palmer M
HAHA I should know that because I worked the...

HAHA I should know that because I worked the summer of '87 at Florida's Magic Kingdom and the Davy Crockett theme was part of the Crystal Palace's music loop...by the time I'd heard it 7 times every...
Forum: General Chat 03-05-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,554
Posted By Palmer M
:duh Thanks Sandra! I've always gotten those...

:duh
Thanks Sandra! I've always gotten those two confused! I definitely meant David Crockett State Park.
Forum: General Chat 03-03-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,554
Posted By Palmer M
Like all the others, I highly recommend the...

Like all the others, I highly recommend the Natchez Trace. When picking up the Casita in Sept '04, I took the interstates on the way down, which wasn't particularly pleasant. On the return (to North...
Forum: General Chat 02-26-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By Palmer M
Here's a few Willerby photos I came across on the...

Here's a few Willerby photos I came across on the Web a couple of years ago. It is a beautiful little trailer!
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Forum: General Chat 01-15-2010, 12:33 AM
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Views: 6,687
Posted By Palmer M
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More photos:


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Forum: General Chat 01-15-2010, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Palmer M
Hi All, I came across this interesting item...

Hi All,

I came across this interesting item this week. It's clearly labeled Mirage, Elkhart, Indiana. The chassis is an '82 GMC S15 dually, with 57K miles. The camper body is all fiberglass and...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 04-12-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,316
Posted By Palmer M
I have needed the full length of my 100' water...

I have needed the full length of my 100' water hose many times.
Other essentials for me are the solar panel (bolted on the roof), and plenty of tools - more for the truck than for the trailer.
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Forum: General Chat 02-17-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,918
Posted By Palmer M
If you don't need three burners, maybe a...

If you don't need three burners, maybe a two-burner stovetop, mounted front to back, would save you a few inches of counter space. :chin
It looks like a nice trailer. Good Luck!
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Forum: General Chat 02-05-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,356
Posted By Palmer M
Thanks for the link to the video, Peter. The...

Thanks for the link to the video, Peter. The Vixen was a nicely made vehicle, and they're a treat to see on the road because they have a very different proportion - very low profile.
I had thought...
Forum: General Chat 02-05-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,356
Posted By Palmer M
The Vixen had a BMW diesel. I had the original...

The Vixen had a BMW diesel. I had the original brochure for the Vixen for years; I'll look through my stored stuff and see if I can find it.
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Forum: General Chat 01-15-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,016
Posted By Palmer M
Beside the point, but it might have been a...

Beside the point, but it might have been a Firebird you saw shatter. By '79, they had a big plastic schnozz. The Fiero came out in '84, with a better plastic they named EnduraFlex.
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Forum: General Chat 01-08-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
Posted By Palmer M
Thanks for the heads-up! The Long Long Trailer...

Thanks for the heads-up!
The Long Long Trailer is one of the funniest movies ever, whether you're a "trailerite" or not!
:spin
It especially makes you appreciate a small FGRV!
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Forum: General Chat 01-04-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By Palmer M
Gina, The later Odysseys are the minivans...

Gina,

The later Odysseys are the minivans we're familiar with. The original Honda Odyssey/Isuzu Oasis was a light vehicle that probably couldn't tow very much.
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Forum: General Chat 12-05-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By Palmer M
Centrino! Thanks. I've been saying Celeron by...

Centrino! Thanks. I've been saying Celeron by mistake.
The narrow "shift" key at the right of the keyboard IS stupid, but I've adapted.
More of an issue to me is that the space bar is flanked on...
Forum: General Chat 12-04-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By Palmer M
My Asus eeePC 900HA is a full-on computer. The...

My Asus eeePC 900HA is a full-on computer. The 900 refers to the (almost) 9 inch screen, the H is for Hard Drive (160GB) instead of flash memory, and the A is for the much-faster Atom chipset.

I...
Forum: General Chat 12-04-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By Palmer M
My new Asus eee 900HA is black, but has already...

My new Asus eee 900HA is black, but has already been referred to as a Barbie computer!

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Forum: General Chat 10-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,693
Posted By Palmer M
Nice blog, Michael! Good writing and nice, clear...

Nice blog, Michael! Good writing and nice, clear pictures. :goodposting:
The color for the Compact Jr is perfect!
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Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-14-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,377
Posted By Palmer M
Bleche White tire cleaner and Mr Clean Magic...

Bleche White tire cleaner and Mr Clean Magic Eraser sponges (or store brand) have taken out stains and marks that I thought were permanent. That combo even returns my wheel wells to white, after a...
Forum: General Chat 09-02-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By Palmer M
Looks like an Airstream that's been through a...

Looks like an Airstream that's been through a roll-over. :omy
Forum: General Chat 08-14-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,051
Posted By Palmer M
Maybe it's truly a fifth wheel? :blink Looks...

Maybe it's truly a fifth wheel? :blink

Looks nice and breezy up front!
Forum: General Chat 08-01-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,219
Posted By Palmer M
Thanks for the post and the nice pictures. Now I...

Thanks for the post and the nice pictures. Now I know what I need if I ever add an upper level to the Casita!
:inbox
Seriously!
That looks like a really nice product, and I like the stealth...
Forum: General Chat 08-01-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,187
Posted By Palmer M
Totally Agreed! That structure should have...

Totally Agreed! That structure should have demolished that flimsy stickie, not the other way around! It looks the columns weren't bolted down at all! :omy
I'm glad it appears that there weren't...
Forum: General Chat 07-20-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,875
Posted By Palmer M
EXCELLENT analysis Charlie! Darwin, the Metro's...

EXCELLENT analysis Charlie!
Darwin, the Metro's mileage went down because they started putting power steering and air con on all of 'em. In late '96, I ordered one - 4 door, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, but...
Forum: General Chat 07-20-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,875
Posted By Palmer M
Paul Bostick, Thanks for that post. The most...

Paul Bostick,
Thanks for that post. The most interesting part is that people may install some "mileage booster", and then modify their driving habits, hence producing the "savings".
My father gets...
Forum: General Chat 07-17-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,875
Posted By Palmer M
I've been reading as much as I can about this,...

I've been reading as much as I can about this, and in fact have bought the materials to make a system; just a little more reading to do about whether to manipulate the O2 sensor, or modify the MAP...
Forum: General Chat 06-29-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,114
Posted By Palmer M
Scamp has a really well-done video embedded on...

Scamp has a really well-done video embedded on their home page, that wasn't there last time I visited. It tells about the company, the construction, and the models. Goes nicely with their redone...
Forum: General Chat 06-24-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By Palmer M
I'm with Donna. If Casita offered jalousies, I...

I'm with Donna. If Casita offered jalousies, I would have gone with them.
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By Palmer M
Take a second look at General Motors. My first...

Take a second look at General Motors. My first car, a 1977 Cadillac DeVille 425ci (7 liters!) had a computer that gave most of that information, including instant and average mileage, and range. That...
Forum: General Chat 06-13-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,046
Posted By Palmer M
Great reporting! Keep it up! I'm glad the...

Great reporting! Keep it up!
I'm glad the raccoons aren't quite as brazen down here. One night, though, at Hanging Rock State Park, I made the mistake of spilling a little of the oil and bits out of...
Forum: General Chat 06-13-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Palmer M
I ordered my 16 SD the first week of June '04,...

I ordered my 16 SD the first week of June '04, and it was scheduled for and ready for pick-up that Sept 14th. So two months would be pretty good!
At the factory, they told us they made 10 17ers and...
Forum: Wanted: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers 06-11-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,196
Posted By Palmer M
Doug, I have a very well-known, lightly-used...

Doug, I have a very well-known, lightly-used bridge for sale. Interested in a trade?! :chased
Forum: General Chat 06-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By Palmer M
It all sounds refreshing! Today's high was "only"...

It all sounds refreshing! Today's high was "only" 87F after our first (early) heat wave broke yesterday!
:sunny
Robin, I don't ever recall seeing a FGRV on the road before having mine on order,...
Forum: General Chat 06-08-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By Palmer M
The one in my picture is #5 in BobB's link.

The one in my picture is #5 in BobB's link.
Forum: General Chat 06-08-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By Palmer M
Lynn At the very least invest $10-20 in a lock...

Lynn
At the very least invest $10-20 in a lock for your coupler. You can also buy keyed locking pins for your receiver. Here's a picture of the lock I'm using, made by Master.
I'm not terribly...
Forum: General Chat 06-05-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,784
Posted By Palmer M
Ed I believe the word you are looking for is...

Ed I believe the word you are looking for is "Engrish":

http://www.engrish.com/

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Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 05-30-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By Palmer M
R&SGove, You may need an image re-sizer. It...

R&SGove,
You may need an image re-sizer. It took me a while to figure that out. Once you download the re-sizer, it is available when you "right-click" on an image in your files.
It will create a...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-25-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 4,104
Posted By Palmer M
I just re-read the post, and can see now that you...

I just re-read the post, and can see now that you mean the service writer gave the wrong (old) price, and the cashier charged you what was on the invoice, and then the cashier notified the service...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-25-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 4,104
Posted By Palmer M
I have trained and managed many cashiers over the...

I have trained and managed many cashiers over the last decade, and I hope that your cashier was not written up or even fired for "sweethearting" your transaction!
I have fired several cashiers over...
Forum: General Chat 05-17-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,107
Posted By Palmer M
Good Luck Gerry! I'll be interested to know your...

Good Luck Gerry! I'll be interested to know your experience, since you will be using the same panel I've been using. :cheers
If you run your battery WAY down over your two non-solar weeks, be sure...
Forum: General Chat 05-13-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By Palmer M
Thanks Gina. I thought it was an Eriba Puck,...

Thanks Gina.
I thought it was an Eriba Puck, but wasn't sure since I have never seen one.
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Forum: General Chat 05-11-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By Palmer M
That is a nice model. They also have an old...

That is a nice model. They also have an old Thunderbird and Chevrolet models pulling the same trailer in different colors.. A local model train shop here has a shelf full of them priced at $5.
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Forum: General Chat 05-10-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,116
Posted By Palmer M
Ron, If you liked that VW animation, you should...

Ron,
If you liked that VW animation, you should check out this 30 second video from GM for Saab's Aero X concept car. Not sure what the soundtrack is, but the spot is titled "Blackbird".
Don't miss...
Forum: General Chat 05-09-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,107
Posted By Palmer M
Gerry, RV-409 is the panel that I have. Sorry,...

Gerry,
RV-409 is the panel that I have. Sorry, I thought that was the link I provided. :duh
I ordered RV-419 (two panels), but received RV-409. That $35 controller looks like a good deal. I didn't...
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,107
Posted By Palmer M
:duh You're right, I missed that. It still...

:duh

You're right, I missed that. It still could have serious issues that would be hard to address in a couple of weeks, though.
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Forum: General Chat 05-07-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,107
Posted By Palmer M
Of course depends on the make and model, and if...

Of course depends on the make and model, and if it has been cared for (not too likely). I would think a lot could be wrong with such a camper, such as:

tires dry-rotted
brakes/bearings...
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,107
Posted By Palmer M
Gerry, you're going to need some way to charge...

Gerry, you're going to need some way to charge that battery, or it will be discharged in a matter of days with any use.

Here's my best suggestion:
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Forum: General Chat 05-07-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,116
Posted By Palmer M
:roflol :roflol :roflol

:roflol :roflol :roflol
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,116
Posted By Palmer M
Ironically, Sharon, VW also sells the Sharan....

Ironically, Sharon, VW also sells the Sharan. :loltu
It's also sold as the Ford Galaxy and the Seat Alhambra, since 1995. It's a little better than the Routan in looks and size, but it still...
Forum: General Chat 05-06-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,116
Posted By Palmer M
I know. It's so sad. :wak I hate to have burst...

I know. It's so sad. :wak I hate to have burst your bubble! :weep
Forum: General Chat 05-06-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,116
Posted By Palmer M
I got the microbus pictures from...

I got the microbus pictures from ConceptCars.co.uk. You can see more pictures at:

http://www.conceptcar.co.uk/concept-cars/c...fo.php?carid=77...
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