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Old 12-19-2011, 09:14 PM   #127
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You might check for dry rot too. Does it have a wood frame?
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:51 AM   #128
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Thank you Francesca and Gregg! by the way, I think we are going camping for Christmas. Only problem is rain in the forecast. But that wont stop us.

Oh, my wife has been wanting a lounge chair to use while camping so she can relax and read. I bought her a "zero gravity" lounge chair for Christmas. It folds up when not in use, which is a plus. So, I will be giving her that present the day we get to the camp site. Not the most elegant Christmas present to give, but they are expensive (to me) and we probably would have never spent that much on a lounge chair otherwise.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:31 AM   #129
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I'll bet she's going to love that chair...

If we lived closer I'd let her borrow our really nifty Quickshelter in case you get rained on:

LightSpeed Tents : Tent Details - Quick Shelter person tent

Instant outdoor living room, and just right for one recliner!

Have a great time!

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:07 AM   #130
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I'll bet she's going to love that chair...

If we lived closer I'd let her borrow our really nifty Quickshelter in case you get rained on:

LightSpeed Tents : Tent Details - Quick Shelter person tent

Instant outdoor living room, and just right for one recliner!

Have a great time!

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I'm jealous i want one too.

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Here's what I got her. She likes to sit and read so I think she will enjoy the chair. I also ordered a 10x10 canopy which will be here on Christmas eve. I like your little set up Francesca!
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I hope it's not too cold there.............
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:38 AM   #133
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I hope it's not too cold there.............
You said a mouthful!
We like to sit outside 'til the last dog is hung when we're out camping, too. It gets pret-ty chilly here in the Pacific NorthWET, especially when it's not "summer".
I s'pose it's too late to get one before the trip, but I sure love this little portable gas campfire we tote around...


Fire Sense New Frontier Aluminum Portable Propane Gas Campfire

We even run this little firepit under the awning, and/or in front of that portable shelter.
It gives off enough heat to keep us comfy in all kinds of weather

Let us know how the trip goes, Ronnie!

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You have all sorts of neat camping gadgets. Love the portable camp fire! Gotta get one of those.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #135
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:16 PM   #136
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All the comforts of home-away-from home, that's my motto!

And every single thing is carried by my itty bitty Trillium/Kia setup...
That's something you might want to think about while you're in the winter-downtime phase of the trailer re-do, Ronnie: providing for storage of the outdoor gear etc.

That was my biggest challenge with the Trillium, but you'd be amazed what kind of space can be found/accessed if you start looking!


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Old 12-28-2011, 09:20 AM   #137
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Christmas Camping

Here's the set up we had camping at Christmas. Had a great time, but the rain came NON STOP! Oh, and did I mention, it rained? LOL

My wife Beth loved the new chair she got for Christmas, and you can see it in the photo. And the canopy in the pic was a new addition, and it worked really well. It kept the rain from putting out the camp fire.
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Now that's stylin', Ronnie!
I love camping in winter- there're so few people out and about.

Seeing your EZ up reminds me of one of my many schemes related to these little trailers...
I camp almost exclusively without hookups, and winter's pretty cold in my favorite spots. The heater keeps up pretty well, but...
I've speculated about parking the (6 ft. wide) trailer ITSELF under and at the back edge of a 12-foot EZ up and putting those sides with vinyl windows on the canopy.
I think that would greatly increase the warmth inside the trailer in winter....
PLUS, I'd have a 6 foot by 12 foot covered, enclosed "porch" without exposing my awning to the winter winds

Thanks for sharing the pics!

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I would love to sit outside on a chilly evening with a campfire but DW hates the cold and didn't even go outside to check out my new telescope Santa brought me for Christmas when I set it up last night.
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looking at your progress keep it up and you are SO right about it getting expensive glad to see another classy camper getting rebuilt instead of scrapped for it skin
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