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Old 03-23-2015, 10:20 PM   #57
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:16 AM   #58
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Ours looked like this.. It was (as I recall) a 1972 Coachmen LampLighter 11-1/2' cabover camper that we carried in the bed of our 1984 Ford F250 Supercab Diesel...

Talk about some white knuckle drives across the prairies of Texas back in those days.. Got trapped out in the open with a severe thunderstorm that doggoned near rolled us over - that was it, the camper went on the local supermarket bulletin board the following week...
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:31 PM   #59
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in 1995 we bought a 1988 Holiday Rambler class C - put 35,000 miles on it! it was a great 1st RV, in 1998 we moved up to a 1996 Holiday Rambler DP put 10,000 miles on that ... currently coach less....looking for the next dream on wheels.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:26 PM   #60
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:35 PM   #61
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Seems like the VW Vanagon Westfalia Van was pretty popular back when!
I always coveted them.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:38 PM   #62
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I know there were tents and stuff when I was a baby, and even a camper mounted on a Datsun 1300 pickup. But the first RV I consider "mine" (well, okay, since I was 5, it wasn't mine) was a 1972 Terry Trailer, all 20 glorious feet of it. We had it for 14 years and traveled around much of the West with it.

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Old 03-26-2015, 06:38 PM   #63
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:05 PM   #64
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My first "camping"vehicle was a 77 scout with a sleeping bag.

I had a couple vw type 2 campers and eventually a vanagon westy that I drove for several years hauling my bikes to the track and for camping in the wilds of PA. I was 39 when i got my first "real" Rv, a 97 Fleetwood Southwind (my current rig)
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Had an early 60's Cox that was handed down in the family for years. Had all new zippers put in the canvas and rebuilt the beds. Still leaked a little, so being young and dumb, thought Thompson's water seal would work.
It did, but I had to leave it open to air out for a month before we could use it again. Loved the open floor plan and made years of great memories in it.
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They actually have one on display at the RV Museum and Hall of Fame in Indiana.
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1965 Chevy Van, inline 6, used a tarp for a awning, GOOD TIMES IN BLUE RIDGE
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1965 Chevy Van, inline 6, used a tarp for a awning, GOOD TIMES IN BLUE RIDGE

"Had fun in your Chevy van and that's all right...."
Camping. Innovating. Adapting. Ahhhh!
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My first RV was.....

Out 3rd RV was a 23 foot 1984 FW Jamboree class C. We put 60K miles on it and were "fully self-contained" for the first time!
Real refrigerator, toidy, yadda-yadda. On top of the world!
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