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Old 12-25-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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Christmas day and off to the kids. Your posts of the old days brought back those simple times again. Was that a Eureka space tent ATOM? That was our first real tent after the 20x20 real canvas tarp and then shelter halves. I thought the screen door was the cats meow after sleeping out in the open. Have a great safe day ALL!
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:42 AM   #12
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Had one. Leaked so bad I cut a hole in the floor to let the water out when it rained.
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:14 AM   #13
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This was in Banff in 1980. It's not quite a Redwood
That looks similar to what we had. Back in the late 60's and early 70's my dad had a 4x4 chevy that he put a 36 inch topper on. He had a winch and 200 ft of cable on the front. We had it equipped for survival in the Rockies during the winter. Complete with enough Coleman fuel for the heater to last 30 days if we got "snow bound" too bad. We'd pack our "goose down" sleeping bags, food and head for the mountains with chains on all 4 tires with the question of how far we could make up "Snowy Range Pass" in Wyoming. Once we got to where the truck couldn't go any further we'd start the heater, unroll the bags and stay up all night watching it snow while discussing life and playing cards.

It was always a 5 day 2400 mile trip full of father and son bonding. On several occasions we'd put that winch to good use, many times helping others that weren't as well equipped.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #14
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Dave, those are great experiences and I am sure produced great memories that you will always remember.
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I don't know about others, but those days, although lots of fun, are not days we wish to repeat. Old bones and hard ground just don't mix. We prefer our Mobile Home on Wheels with all the comforts of Home.
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Yes, it is fun to reminisce periodically about the experiences of our younger years, but return to them - not happening.

The Redwood is now our definition of camping - all the comforts of home coupled with a fraction of the space to maintain and keep clean.
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I enjoy the comforts that the modern RV offers but sometime we have to look back to see how far we've come.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:23 PM   #18
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Never say never.....

I just learned not to long ago my RV loving folks that retired their MH and all of their stuff when they turned 75, still sneak out and camp in a tent over the weekend so they can go hiking and fishing.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:43 PM   #19
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Ya came a long way up to this rig. We still have our truck camper for those areas where its not practical. Sure do miss all the canoe trips we did, but the old back just can't handle that any more
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I would love to get a truck camper, now that I have a dually. Short trips with the boat. I've looked at a couple of used Lance
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