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Forum: General Chat 01-15-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,769
Posted By Charles Watts
Not blowing my own horn here (ok, maybe just a...

Not blowing my own horn here (ok, maybe just a little) but since I listed my third Casita for sale this past weekend, several people have mentioned they had read my Positive Casita Thread years ago...
Forum: General Chat 01-12-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By Charles Watts
Hi Pete! Glad to see you're up and at 'em also!!!...

Hi Pete! Glad to see you're up and at 'em also!!!

Mary, seriously, I've missed you too.

Ches ... I remembered you had left Fernie ... that's why I didn't get in touch. We just spent one...
Forum: General Chat 01-12-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By Charles Watts
Ok, several long time friends have posted to my...

Ok, several long time friends have posted to my Casita Trailer for sale ad that they are glad to see we're still out there camping.

Rest assured, Pam and I were out there camping in fiberglass...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-01-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,634
Posted By Charles Watts
Hi Chris! By all means, take them. And...

Hi Chris!

By all means, take them. And love every minute of it!

Long ago, when we first started out in fiberglass rigs, we gave our almost-grown kids the option "stay home ... or come with...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-01-2006, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,130
Posted By Charles Watts
A couple of black fly tips .... Get some...

A couple of black fly tips ....

Get some military developed "Permethrin" insect repellent that bonds with your clothing and lasts through several washings. Works like a charm. Also spray it on...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-01-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,130
Posted By Charles Watts
And, of course, you then have mainland Nova...

And, of course, you then have mainland Nova Scotia, with the obligatory stop at Peggy's Cove (which will seem downright boring when compared to Meat Cove).

I could go on and on ... but you...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-01-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,130
Posted By Charles Watts
Don't miss touring the Cape Breton Highlands...

Don't miss touring the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Stay a couple of night inside the park at Cheticamp. Unfortunately, lobster season will be over by the time you arrive ... so you won't...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-01-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,130
Posted By Charles Watts
Head on up to Prince Edward Island ... take the...

Head on up to Prince Edward Island ... take the causeway or the ferry (you only have to pay one way). PIE is shaped like a butterfly. Everyone visits the center.. few visit the "tips". We love Red...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 03-01-2006, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,130
Posted By Charles Watts
Randy, we've traveled extensively in Maine and...

Randy, we've traveled extensively in Maine and the Canadian maritimes ... and highly recommend the trip!

Recommended stops:

In Freeport, Maine, you'll want to visit the LL Bean store and the...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 02:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Another place we hope to return is Palo...

Another place we hope to return is

Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon, TX.

Absolutely amazing place in the west Texas panhandle.

Anyone who's ever been to west Texas knows how flat it is...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
>>Indian Dunes State Park Kevin ... we, too,...

>>Indian Dunes State Park

Kevin ... we, too, have stayed at Indiana Dunes State Park several times.

My wife likes it because it is close to the outlet shops!

Maggie Mutt and I like it...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,988
Posted By Charles Watts
bdiscount>>tow vehicle on a truck and towed the...

bdiscount>>tow vehicle on a truck and towed the scamp to my home

Hi b!

Did AAA tow both that far without an extra charge? Or did you have the AAA RV policy?

The Good Sam's Emergency Road...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,988
Posted By Charles Watts
>>service for pets Gina ... we also take...

>>service for pets

Gina ... we also take advantage of the Good Sam's Lost Pet service. For the minimal fee ($5 or $10 one time only) you get a id number and a pet tag with a 24/7 800 number, good...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,988
Posted By Charles Watts
Great Gina! Have a safe trip! ...

Great Gina!

Have a safe trip!

Hopefully you won't have to use ERS ... but it's nice to know you've got it!

Oh ... also ... Good Sam's ERS covers ALL your vehicles ... and your spouse and...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,988
Posted By Charles Watts
Basic Good Sam's membership runs about US$19/yr...

Basic Good Sam's membership runs about US$19/yr ... the ERS service is another US$80 or so.

We're frequently on the road ... 1000s of miles from home ... so it's a good value.

If you only camp...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,988
Posted By Charles Watts
"Hello ... Good Sam's ERS ... how can I help...

"Hello ... Good Sam's ERS ... how can I help you."

"I had transmission trouble and had to leave my tow vehicle and trailer on the road." I said.

"Where are you located," she asked.

I didn't...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,988
Posted By Charles Watts
Cape Enrage is a bit off the beaten path, but...

Cape Enrage is a bit off the beaten path, but it's a great spot to experience the raw, primal beauty of the Bay of Fundy.

We had been planning to do some hiking at Cape Enrage and then back track...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,988
Posted By Charles Watts
I know, I know ... alot of folks don't like Good...

I know, I know ... alot of folks don't like Good Sam's Club ... you get a lot of junk mail ... but I gotta tell you.

I wouldn't leave home without my Good Sam's Emergency Road Service policy.
...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Craig ... we're going to be running up through...

Craig ... we're going to be running up through Telluride in early July ... and be at Gunnison Black Canyons on the 4th.

We'll look for you on the road!

I agree ... the "Million Dollar...
Forum: General Chat 12-16-2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,301
Posted By Charles Watts
Congrats on your new baby! Like any proud...

Congrats on your new baby!

Like any proud papa ... you need to post some pictures.

Did you take pictures of the big truck laying the egg?

I'd like to see that!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-16-2005, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,640
Posted By Charles Watts
Condensation is a small price to pay for some...

Condensation is a small price to pay for some spectacular winter camping.

Whenever warm moist air contacts a cold surface, moisture is going to condensate.

Ventilation ... as others have said...
Forum: General Chat 12-15-2005, 06:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Come on! Everyone has a favorite campsite...

Come on!

Everyone has a favorite campsite ...

Please add yours ... to help us write "1000 places to camp before you die!"

If not your favorite (which you may want to keep secret ... I...
Forum: General Chat 12-15-2005, 06:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Great spots folks! Craig ... you've got to...

Great spots folks!

Craig ... you've got to atleast give us a "hint" as to the campground's location!

We , too, like to camp at 10,000 ft (3048 m) ... and have several prime campsites in...
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Jack ... are you related to moderator Mary F? ...

Jack ... are you related to moderator Mary F?

She, too, once threatened to kill me if I told people about her favorite campground.

Because I'm more of a lover than a fighter, I've never told.
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Come on, folks. Everyone has a favorite...

Come on, folks. Everyone has a favorite campground or two. Please list them for us to consider!
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Thanks Mike! Looks like a neat place! ...

Thanks Mike! Looks like a neat place!

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Here's another

Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL ... not far off I-80. Hike the suprisingly deep limestone canyons. Great place to camp in...
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Lake Louise Campground ... Lake Louise, Alberta ...

Lake Louise Campground ... Lake Louise, Alberta

Make sure you take the hike to Moraine Lake ... climb to the top of the rock pile.
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 08:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Caravan over Trail Ridge Road ... the highest...

Caravan over Trail Ridge Road ... the highest continuously paved road in the continental US ... well above treeline ... with a group of friends ...

Camp inside Rocky Mountain National Park...
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
I'll start ... Meat Cove Camping Meat...

I'll start ...

Meat Cove Camping
Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Absolutely, positively the most breath-taking views ... particularly if you get a site right along the cliff
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 08:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,262
Posted By Charles Watts
Ok ... some of you may have heard of Patricia...

Ok ... some of you may have heard of Patricia Schultz new best-selling book "1000 Places To See Before You Die."

Then again ... maybe some of you haven't. Here's a link to the NYTimes bestseller...
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Charles Watts
I know ... I know ... this is a recycled story...

I know ... I know ... this is a recycled story ... from long, long ago.

I think it was from my childhood.

But, since the website hack ... I'm not sure the story survived. For that matter, I'm...
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Charles Watts
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was...

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real, you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once?" The new little trailer asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It...
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Charles Watts
"What is REAL?" asked the new Casita one day,...

"What is REAL?" asked the new Casita one day, when they were parked side by side near the campground entrance, before Nana, the campground attendant, came to tidy up.

"Does it mean having a...
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Charles Watts
But he was wise, for he had seen a long...

But he was wise, for he had seen a long succession of stick-built, fancy trailers arrive to boast and swagger ... by-and-by break their mainsprings and pass away.

The Skin Horse knew that most...
Forum: General Chat 12-14-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Charles Watts
The Skin Horse had lived a long time in the...

The Skin Horse had lived a long time in the campground ... longer than any of the others trailers.

He was so old that his gleaming-white solid-fiberglass coat was chipped in places and slightly...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-13-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,236
Posted By Charles Watts
Donna's right on the money. I've used Capt...

Donna's right on the money.

I've used Capt Tolley's for years. Great stuff. It does tend to "run" if applied to a vertical surface ... so use it sparingly to begin with ... and be prepared to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-13-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,560
Posted By Charles Watts
We actually have all three ... A Coleman...

We actually have all three ...

A Coleman Black Cat

A Coleman Sport Cat

A MR. Buddy heater.

And I usually take atleast two of them when we go winter camping ... or high altitude mountain...
Forum: General Chat 12-13-2005, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,395
Posted By Charles Watts
>>little clock Donald ... we've got a small ...

>>little clock

Donald ... we've got a small "atomic" clock in our trailer ... that way I don't have to mess around setting the time when we pass through the various time zones and daylight...
Forum: General Chat 12-13-2005, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,395
Posted By Charles Watts
Jay>>kids wash and wax Right you are Jay! ...

Jay>>kids wash and wax

Right you are Jay! That's what I ask for for every birthday ... for my grown kids and their spouses and now grandkids ... to wash and wax my trailer and Suburban.

Pam...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-13-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,043
Posted By Charles Watts
Donna>>I also travel with the door locked. ...

Donna>>I also travel with the door locked.

Me, too, Donna. In fact, the only time I lock the door on our trailer is when I'm pulling it down the road.

One of my first 16 footers had a door...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 12-08-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,394
Posted By Charles Watts
I gotta admit ... I, too, entered this thread...

I gotta admit ... I, too, entered this thread thinking we were going to talk about televisions. (We have a 5 inch black-and-white big screen in our 17 footer ... yup, black and white. Uses far, far...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-08-2005, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,256
Posted By Charles Watts
Paul ,,, does your rig have a 12-volt cigarette...

Paul ,,, does your rig have a 12-volt cigarette plug inside the trailer?

Mine does ... I also have a plug-in battery tester (I think I got it at JC Whitney) that shows the charge level ... that...
Forum: Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 12-08-2005, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,085
Posted By Charles Watts
>>aerobic benefit too, if you keep the beer in...

>>aerobic benefit too, if you keep the beer in the fridge

Roger ... good advice ... but how's that going to help me?

Pam usually the one who gets up and get me a beer outta the fridge ......
Forum: General Chat 12-08-2005, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,975
Posted By Charles Watts
<<hijacking links Blame Mary. Mary's the...

<<hijacking links

Blame Mary. Mary's the one who brought up Sam Hill first! It's Mary's fault.
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2005, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,395
Posted By Charles Watts
240 days Oh yeah. I've already make a...

240 days

Oh yeah.

I've already make a bunch of reservations for June and July, 2006.

Have you?

Campsites are filling up quickly.
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,395
Posted By Charles Watts
Dang ... Ok ... literally speaking, 240 days...

Dang ...

Ok ... literally speaking, 240 days from today is August 4th.

Now ... that happens to be my birthday.

But that's not important.

What is important ... is I'm planning on being...
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,395
Posted By Charles Watts
240 days 240 days 240 days Why...

240 days

240 days

240 days

Why should this be burned in the brains of any camper ... particularly those who love to camp in US National Forests and Army Corps of Engineer campgrounds?

240...
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2005, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,395
Posted By Charles Watts
Quick ... what's 240 days from today? And...

Quick ... what's 240 days from today?

And why is this important?

Come on ... come on ...

Ya'll should know this!
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,975
Posted By Charles Watts
Byron>>Sam built That he did, Byron., not to...

Byron>>Sam built

That he did, Byron., not to mention a replica of Stonehenge.

He also spearheaded the funding for the International Peace Arch, on the US/Canadian border along the Pacific...
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,160
Posted By Charles Watts
Darwin>>the camping season is over. Ah come...

Darwin>>the camping season is over.

Ah come on Darwin! Haven't you heard of survival of the fittest?

(Hmmm, on second thought, I'll bet you have!)

Camping season isn't over! It's just...
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