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Which way south in Arizona?
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Hey guys, little west of Albuquerque and was trying to decide the best (read easiest route) for me to get down to Quartzsite.  I'm a little nervous about the climb up to Flagstaff on 40 and then back…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Nov 20.

Slightly overweight on the steer axle?
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Okay, other than the jokes I'm going to get to lose 80 pounds and always park a passenger in the rear dinette seat, I'm not sure how I can lose weight up front.  Pat me on the back - I got the nerve…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Oct 20.

Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
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...Well, I have to say I'm feeling a little discouraged.  Our shakedown trip went wonderfully, and I really couldn't believe that after all my plumbing work there were no leaks.  Everything worked,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert beesley Nov 12.

Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
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Hi all - Yes, I'm a King of the Hill fan!  I'm going to post here directly a picture of my propane tank, and regulator - I'm not even sure there's enough room to squeeze in a bypass kit, but in the…Continue

Tags: heater, mr., bypass, propane

Started this discussion. Last reply by John "T" Nordhoff Sep 25.

 

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Dawn Michelle replied to Isadora (Izzy) Duncan's discussion Bought a Frolic tonight.
"What a cutie....!!!"
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Dawn Michelle commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
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New sneakers

"Snazzy :-)"
Thursday
Dawn Michelle replied to Russ Johnson's discussion 94 HR Aluma Lite Ceiling Repair
"Good to hear you've identified the repairs - although they sound challenging to repair in sections - but yes, after the MMP you are UP FOR IT!!!"
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new control panel

"LOL - I had a feeling you'd say that - just start flipping switches... Hey, don't forget the eject button!!!!"
Dec 4
Dawn Michelle commented on Pat Daly's photo
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41 pre war vagabond

"that is some impressive woodwork..."
Dec 3
Dawn Michelle commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
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new control panel

"You gonna label those puppies?! :-)"
Dec 3
Dawn Michelle commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post The Desert & the Nomads
"Glad you enjoyed - especially you Lakota because you are someone that sure can spin a yarn.  I have always had such admiration for a good story.  I'm looking forward to things settling into a routine so I can catch back up on past…"
Dec 2
Lakota Wolf commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post The Desert & the Nomads
"Amazing blog, you have a way with words that made me feel I was sitting there in a lawn chair listening as you read it. You put in simple perspective.The pictures set the tone as to your observations. You do have a talent for explaining the simple…"
Dec 2
Russ Johnson commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post The Desert & the Nomads
"Great going, Dawn.  Sounds like you are settling in just fine and that is so important to this lifestyle.  Wait till spring when the desert starts blooming.  The colors are like no others I have ever seen. "
Dec 1
Dawn Michelle posted a blog post

The Desert & the Nomads

Incredible week (and a half) out here so far.  I wasn't sure what to expect but despite the isolation, I have to say everything is much more intense than I anticipated.  I don't think I've managed to capture it in photos yet, but the desert is beautiful.  Yes, it's very dry, very rocky, but the play of colors and textures has caught me in awe more than once.…See More
Dec 1
Dawn Michelle commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Made it...
"Hi Angie - restoring a vintage trailer is sure a challenge.  I can't imagine - I may have made Juno my own but she was in a solid state to start with.  And because of that an her age (84) I didn't feel required to keep it vintage…"
Nov 28
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"Yep, that is truly a labor of love..."
Nov 28
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"Now that is quite the renovation!  Looks like good bones, though?"
Nov 28
Angie Logan commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Made it...
"Dawn Michelle- Great story ! Have been following you from Kansas as we inch our way along with the 69 Shasta Loflyte in such a sad state. We have faced major problems since day 2 but will continue to work many hours daily until the winter is too…"
Nov 28
Dawn Michelle commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Made it...
"I have found some nice guys to help me figure out my additional solar - one has definitely tested it all (he has like 1100 watts of solar across his trailer and his truck - even runs an a/c). Of course mine will be simple but I feel fortunate they…"
Nov 26
Frances DeHart commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post Made it...
"Definitely new challenges that's for sure I put a picture up of my roof but I have more I will definitely let you know some more!"
Nov 25

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You And RVing
Part Time RVer
What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
Mallard
City and State where you are located
Western North Carolina
Tell us a little About Yourself
Full-timed a few years ago, and although we made every mistake in the book, I didn't get it out of my blood. Or maybe I always had it, and the experience didn't deter me.

This time we are doing a few things differently. Purchased a cheaper (older) and smaller (key is MUCH smaller) RV to fix up This time we will have a "home base" we can always retreat to.

In realtime I am a going-on-gray web designer, am back in school studying anthropology and taking art and writing classes. I live with three rescues - a cat, a border collie mix and eccentric, but much adored, boyfriend.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
Excited about this forum as everyone seems very enthusiastic and supportive about these "labors of love".
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The Desert & the Nomads

Incredible week (and a half) out here so far.  I wasn't sure what to expect but despite the isolation, I have to say everything is much more intense than I anticipated.  I don't think I've managed to capture it in photos yet, but the desert is beautiful.  Yes, it's very dry, very rocky, but the play of colors and textures has caught me in awe more than once.…

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Posted on December 1, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Made it...

I'm a little slow with my report, but I made my final destination on Thanksgiving, and found "the tribe".  For those of you that don't know, I'm doing my thesis research on solo female RVers and vandwellers.  So while my ultimate destination is the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) in Quartzsite, my final physical destination was Ehrenberg, AZ, 17 miles west of Quartzsite.  There, on BLM land the 14 day rule is in effect, but not enforced.

So, many RVers that are going to the two…

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Posted on November 25, 2017 at 4:34pm — 6 Comments

Road Report #1

I have to say the first leg of my trip, from Asheville, NC to Denver, CO was stressful and there were several times I was close to turning around and packing it in.  Those that I've caught up with on chat have had the dubious honor of providing emotional support.  In addition to the strangeness of sleeping in new places every night, I was dogged by a mechanical issue that still hasn't been resolved (I'm on my fifth mechanic now and just won't know whether the last fix resolved the issue…

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Posted on November 4, 2017 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

And, Liftoff!! Well, Tomorrow...

Had one last day of loose ends to tie up, but tomorrow, after all these months of renovations, I'm ready to go. 

Tire pressure good? Check.  Water level in batteries good?  Check?  Fluids good?  Check.  Everything packed, details taken care of, fresh water filled, electronics charged?  Check.  If anything breaks now, it has to be dealt with on the road.

I've been promising interior shots for awhile now.  Remember - being an 84 I felt at liberty to mix it up and…

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Posted on October 17, 2017 at 7:54pm — 5 Comments

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At 1:27pm on June 15, 2017, Ken and Cindy Haney said…
Congrats Dawn.
At 11:05pm on June 14, 2017, Tina said…

I'm here to congratulate on you being "featured".  Can someone tell me what "featured" means?  Is there a page for featured RV'ers or something that I can read?

Congrats!  :)

At 3:31pm on January 11, 2017, Lakota Wolf said…

Dawn ,its best to tarp cover during cold rainy ugly nasty weather,,, roof sealers and such dont bond very well in wet conditions. Thats a project for better weather days.. The plus side,, it gives you the excuse to tinker on the inside,,, you know,, those little things that you want to do, but usually fall on a nice sunshiney day when you don't really want to be inside. This is the time to do those little projects. You sound as if its Christmas morning with a new toy and just cant wait to play,, I admire your enthusiasm.. Have fun and enjoy.. and dont forget, take pictures.

At 8:27pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

thanks for the comment back  i do love my old winnie  almost as much as i do Mount n Dew that's why its called the Mount n do me winnie i will let you decipher what it means my daughter named it that but its her first RV experiences and she is the same age now that i was when my great uncle introduced me to the RV world and been loveing it ever since

At 5:20pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

Dawn my advice don't delay every minuet you delay is 10 minuets of fun and enjoyment you are missing i have a 1976 Winnie and i wanted to buy one in 1976 when this thing was new instead i waited till 2015 to get mine so that is 39 yrs of fun and enjoyment i have missed out on all because i delayed for one thing or another. when you do jump make sure you will get one you can be not only happy in but also proud to own and as for repairs look at it this way your brick and morter home has to have repairs on all the time too so this way your investing in your enjoyment good luck and happy camping

 
 
 

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