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Forum: General Chat 06-22-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By jack maloney
Farewell to a Good Egg

Sold our U-Haul CT13 to a good friend a few weeks ago. They were about to start their first trip with it this morning. But last night a storm blew through the Twin Cities, and...
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Forum: General Chat 02-23-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,402
Posted By jack maloney
Prior to the propane explosion that totalled my...

Prior to the propane explosion that totalled my camper and truck, I would have said the same.:(

Our little eggs get a lot of flexing, bounce and vibration on the road. Gas connections, with or...
Forum: General Chat 02-23-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,402
Posted By jack maloney
Please, NEVER, EVER run propane equipment in your...

Please, NEVER, EVER run propane equipment in your camper while driving!:eek:

I personally experienced a disastrous fire while driving a fiberglass pickup camper with a propane fridge operating....
Forum: General Chat 02-11-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,977
Posted By jack maloney
For those with only one dog: when possible, we...

For those with only one dog: when possible, we run a clothesline between two trees in the campsite, then clip on a short leash with a carabiner that can slide on the overhead line. This allows the...
Forum: General Chat 12-22-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By jack maloney
The convention is that a human year equals 7 dog...

The convention is that a human year equals 7 dog years. When my English springer complains that I'm slowing down in the pheasant fields, I remind her that I am 525 in dog years.:(
Forum: General Chat 12-17-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,316
Posted By jack maloney
Andyman: unless you keep your Casita filled with...

Andyman: unless you keep your Casita filled with helium, you might want to check your weight figure again!:loltu
Forum: General Chat 08-09-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,400
Posted By jack maloney
I have a nice photo of an English signpost giving...

I have a nice photo of an English signpost giving the mileage to Cocking and Diddling.:u
Forum: General Chat 07-04-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By jack maloney
And please take a few minutes to sit down and...

And please take a few minutes to sit down and actually read the Declaration of Independence - it's well worth a read every 4th, and to read aloud if you have children. Yes, you know all about the...
Forum: General Chat 06-09-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,001
Posted By jack maloney
Wood ticks are a major plague in Minnesota, and...

Wood ticks are a major plague in Minnesota, and I've been removing them for years from my hunting springer spaniels. Best thing I've used is a gadget called Pro-Tick Remedy ticklifter - a flat...
Forum: General Chat 05-11-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,979
Posted By jack maloney
Veggies inside, meat outside on the grill. ...

Veggies inside, meat outside on the grill. Especially when camping in bear country!:eek:
Forum: General Chat 05-10-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By jack maloney
I totally agree with Byron - isn't that the whole...

I totally agree with Byron - isn't that the whole point of camping? IMHO, electronics are like leashes, tying us to the hectic world we're pretending to escape.:cool:
Forum: General Chat 05-09-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By jack maloney
It all depends on how you use electricity. We...

It all depends on how you use electricity. We camp mostly in USFS campgrounds without hookups, spend very little time inside the Egg, do most cooking outside, enjoy most evenings by the fireside,...
Forum: General Chat 04-28-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,576
Posted By jack maloney
My 1985 UHaul CT13 floor is completely sandwiched...

My 1985 UHaul CT13 floor is completely sandwiched in fiberglass. No exposed plywood, top or bottom. No problems, either.:)
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-07-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,641
Posted By jack maloney
FantasticFan is the best modification we've made....

FantasticFan is the best modification we've made. Easy to install and excellent performance. :) The UHaul CT13's solar panel (original) is more than sufficient to provide electric lights and fan...
Forum: General Chat 04-03-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,734
Posted By jack maloney
Since the teardrop is plastic, would some...

Since the teardrop is plastic, would some judicious application of heat be useful to counteract any solar warping and improve the mating of doors and doorways? Just wondering...:)
Forum: General Chat 03-25-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,735
Posted By jack maloney
Just so we don't get carried away with the 'good...

Just so we don't get carried away with the 'good dog' syndrome:

my dog - like a lot of people - expects someone else to clean up the mess she leaves behind.<_<
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-20-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,499
Posted By jack maloney
To all make-believe lawyers: I "suggested"...

To all make-believe lawyers: I "suggested" nothing and "advised" nothing. I simply cited my own experience towing an unbraked CT13 with an Outback coast-to-coast and through North America's most...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-19-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,499
Posted By jack maloney
My experience says otherwise. The CT13 without...

My experience says otherwise. The CT13 without brakes is an easy tow for the Subaru Outback. We've driven that combination extensively through the mountains of Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon,...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-19-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,499
Posted By jack maloney
I'm surprised at the weight you show for your...

I'm surprised at the weight you show for your CT13.:eek:

My CT13 weighs in at 1550lbs. fully loaded, including full water and propane tanks, kitchen gear, bedding, etc. Tongue weight is 180lbs....
Forum: General Chat 03-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By jack maloney
Late May or early June at Bismarck Lake. And lots...

Late May or early June at Bismarck Lake. And lots of dusk and dawn cruising around the Wildlife Loop in Custer SP, to spot the newborns nursing!:wub
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By jack maloney
For the two of us in our UHaul CT13, it's a...

For the two of us in our UHaul CT13, it's a matter of choreography. Barb and I are not small people (I'm 6'1" and 235lbs.), but we have it all down to an almost balletic routine (like...
Forum: General Chat 03-07-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,941
Posted By jack maloney
No need for campground reservations in May, but...

No need for campground reservations in May, but by mid-June you might want to reserve.

Here's a tip: our absolute favorite Black Hills campground - and we've camped in most of them - is the...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 03-06-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By jack maloney
Another vote for FantasticFan - best RV...

Another vote for FantasticFan - best RV modification ever! :D
Forum: General Chat 03-04-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,636
Posted By jack maloney
Imagine sitting inside during a hailstorm!:eek:

Imagine sitting inside during a hailstorm!:eek:
Forum: General Chat 03-01-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,273
Posted By jack maloney
If everyone preferred FG eggs, the prices would...

If everyone preferred FG eggs, the prices would skyrocket, the campground bathrooms would be jammed, and no one would ever ooh and ahh over our little rigs. Be thankful for what you have, and that...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-08-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,648
Posted By jack maloney
After completely replacing the rubber around my...

After completely replacing the rubber around my UHaul's side windows, I still experienced some leakage. So I fabricated small plastic gutters to place INSIDE below the side windows, and put strips...
Forum: General Chat 11-27-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,311
Posted By jack maloney
We always ask, "Do you want the quick ten-second...

We always ask, "Do you want the quick ten-second tour, or the full length 30-second tour?"B)
Forum: General Chat 11-13-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By jack maloney
My UHaul CT13 is in winter storage now, so I...

My UHaul CT13 is in winter storage now, so I can't give you an exact measurement. But I am 6'1-1/2" and can stand straight inside without touching the ceiling. I did have to duck a bit when the...
Forum: General Chat 11-13-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,013
Posted By jack maloney
Another vote for "Not applicable." :p My wife and...

Another vote for "Not applicable." :p My wife and I have traveled all over the world, often on extended trips, and only on special occasions have we felt a need to "stay connected" - a need met by a...
Forum: General Chat 11-12-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,531
Posted By jack maloney
Surprising, considering the frequency with which...

Surprising, considering the frequency with which rivet issues are raised in this forum! Rivet breaks, leaks, and replacements have often been discussed over the years I've been in this forum.
Forum: General Chat 11-12-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,531
Posted By jack maloney
U-Hauls and Burros are rivet-free. The...

U-Hauls and Burros are rivet-free. The double-hull construction features molded cabinets and furnishings on the inside, without any through-fasteners needed.:D
Forum: General Chat 10-27-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By jack maloney
Hard to say - what is "average shape"? I paid...

Hard to say - what is "average shape"? I paid $3500 for my '85 UHaul eight years ago. Put a little work into it, put almost 25,000 great miles on it. It's a very robust design and still in good...
Forum: General Chat 10-07-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,119
Posted By jack maloney
I'll think of Steve Jobs every time I survive a...

I'll think of Steve Jobs every time I survive a near-miss from an idiot driver with an i-phone stuck in his ear.:eek: There are downsides to aggressively marketed techno-toys.
Forum: General Chat 10-06-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By jack maloney
National Park Service spokesperson said: "a...

National Park Service spokesperson said: "a preliminary investigation suggests the possibility of a murder-suicide."
Forum: General Chat 08-27-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,303
Posted By jack maloney
Yeah, our UHaul gets a lot of folks asking "is...

Yeah, our UHaul gets a lot of folks asking "is that a Scamp?":cool:

But my favorite was the guy at the gas station who said "hey, nice Porta-Potty!":loltu
Forum: General Chat 08-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,286
Posted By jack maloney
There are significant differences - especially...

There are significant differences - especially frame, suspension and floor. The UHaul is beefed up to withstand renters, who can be very hard on gear they don't own.:eek:
Forum: General Chat 08-18-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,286
Posted By jack maloney
Got mine from a member of this forum, condition...

Got mine from a member of this forum, condition as advertised and the price was fair. Had to drive several hundred miles to pick it up, but it was well worth it. Now, almost 30,000 miles later,...
Forum: General Chat 08-08-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,778
Posted By jack maloney
My wife uses the same trick. She is 39, but has...

My wife uses the same trick. She is 39, but has been that way for decades.:loltu
Forum: General Chat 08-07-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,778
Posted By jack maloney
Our 42lb. English springer is a seasoned...

Our 42lb. English springer is a seasoned coast-to-coast camper. In regular campsites, we generally keep her on a coated 15-foot cable connected to a corkscrew stake. In more primitive areas, we...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-27-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,329
Posted By jack maloney
Just lie there and think about what the rain...

Just lie there and think about what the rain would be like if you were in a small tent, worrying about leaky walls and flooding floors and wind collapsing the tent. Then pull the blankets snug...
Forum: General Chat 07-21-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,344
Posted By jack maloney
The way we camp, convenient kitchen storage space...

The way we camp, convenient kitchen storage space is more valuable than an on-board fridge or cooler. In our UHaul CT13 (a near-clone of your Burro), I tossed the ice-box and used the space to build...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-05-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,641
Posted By jack maloney
best FG hole patch?

Picked up a 1 inch hole in the fiberglass, down low on the front - probably a rock bounced from the road surface. What's the best/easiest FG patch kit: Permatex, Bondo, or ???:confused:
Forum: General Chat 05-23-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,202
Posted By jack maloney
I enjoy playing music by the fireside on my...

I enjoy playing music by the fireside on my English concertina - quietly, of course.B)
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-08-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,604
Posted By jack maloney
Which is what? Just asking...:u

Which is what? Just asking...:u
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-06-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,604
Posted By jack maloney
Barb and I are booked for Friday and Saturday -...

Barb and I are booked for Friday and Saturday - looking forward to it!:loltu
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-05-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,604
Posted By jack maloney
Our dog is an English Sprinkler spaniel. <_< For...

Our dog is an English Sprinkler spaniel. <_< For music, I can mangle just about anything with my concertina.:eek:

We could only come up on Friday morning and have to leave on Sunday morning - are...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-05-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,604
Posted By jack maloney
Thinking of coming with our UHaul CT13 (music...

Thinking of coming with our UHaul CT13 (music session main atraction - I play English concertina). Any rules on dogs at the campground?
Forum: General Chat 02-25-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By jack maloney
I have good memories of an Easter sunrise atop...

I have good memories of an Easter sunrise atop Clingmans Dome, back in 1956.:) I'm glad to hear that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is still under good stewardship. And glad to know that...
Forum: General Chat 02-25-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By jack maloney
I agree, floyd. Having experienced wilderness...

I agree, floyd. Having experienced wilderness areas across the continent, as a backpacker, canoeist, climber, XC skier, winter camper and ski mountaineer, I have immense respect for our wild areas....
Forum: General Chat 02-25-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By jack maloney
Actually, floyd, this thread began with a...

Actually, floyd, this thread began with a suggestion to join an industry-funded political lobbying organization: "you might consider joining the Blue Ribbon Coalition at sharetrails.org."

It's...
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