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Old 12-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #141
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It was quiet where we camped Francesca. I think there were only 3 campers at that big camp ground. Honestly though, the non stop rain took it's toll on my spirits.

From what I understand, a lot of the Corps of Engineers camp grounds in Alabama will close for the winter next year due to funding. That really bothers me! But myself and several family members bought about 45 acres of land a few months ago. There is no power or water there, and I'm trying to warm my wife up to the idea of camping there in the winter.

Ragingbull, DW must hate cold weather!

And thank you rebuilder. Juding by your name, I could sure use your help working on my old camper! LOL
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:24 PM   #142
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45 acres of your own- cool!
Hmmm...
I smell an opportunity here
How about tradin' time?
You can camp on my 35 acres whenever you're in the West, and I can camp on your 45 acres whenever I'm in the East!

About the winter rain and your wife's reluctance to camp on the property at that time:
You and your co-owners might consider building some kind of "picnic shelter" there- you know, something you could pull up to and park alongside in winter...complete with a big ol' stone firepit etc.
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Something like this, maybe without the sag to one side

OR....
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You could get all carried away and build 'er with an honest-to-goodness fireplace

How cozy would that be?

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EGAD!!!
I've just suggested another project for you!!!!

Perhaps I really am Evil Incarnate

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Old 12-29-2011, 03:19 PM   #143
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Yep DW hates the cold. Of course she hates the heat. At least today she doesn't hate me!
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Thats gorgeous Francesca! My wife loved it! But I think you have more confidence in my carpentry skills than I do.

Ragingbull, where is Neverland?
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:48 PM   #145
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Just to be clear-

Those pics are of shelters at some of our favorite public lands campgrounds, not on OUR land!

Not that I wouldn't love to have one down by the pond here at home...

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I had some discussion with the wife, and I think our next step will be to get electricity at the land. Then we can camp and build. I am gonna have to figure out some budgeting to get electricity, since I refues to keep taking on expenses without cutting costs elsewhere.

I couldnt talk her into camping over the New Years holidays. She is trying to deal with some problems with her son(my step son) who is in Arizona in the Air Force(for the moment anyway). It has really put a damper in her spirits
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #147
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Right now I'm up in West Texas just outside Big Spring.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #148
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I have been doing a little work to the camper each day for the past few days. I't's really coming along on the back wall. I ran out of 1 1/4" lumber so I'm gonna have to chase down my neighbor and get him to rip me a couple of pieces. I have no idea what's gonna happen when I try to start paneling it. That's when my framing mess tells the tale! LOL
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My brother has one even smaller than Francesca's. He used to use it for hunting, but the last time I saw it, the money grubber stored spare parts in it. Haven't him seen for years, and he only lives 3 miles from me.
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What are these pieces called?

Does anyone know what these plastic pieces are called that go around the window seal? And if they come in common sizes that can be purchased?
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Just a quick update. Im almost finished with the wall framing. I ended up having to pull out the side windows because the framing around the windows was rotten. I resealed the windows and reinstalled them after framing the interior window wall. Things are coming along nicely.

The wife bought a sewing machine and says she will be able to sew new seat cushions when the time comes. Probably still the most satisfying of all so far is going in the camper after a heavy rain and seeing a completely dry camper! That never gets old!

Last, I am really learning to work with wood. My confidence level is going up and I know now when I run into a problem, I can solve it! Than you everyone for the support. Should have some progress pics soon.
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Probably still the most satisfying of all so far is going in the camper after a heavy rain and seeing a completely dry camper! That never gets old!
That should come under the heading of "Priceless"!
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