Melvern Lake Kansas, July 11/12th.

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Postby RAYVILLIAN » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:16 am

Glad it went good Darren. Wish we could have made it but had my Grandsons second birthday party and a friends wedding reception on Sat. so it was a busy weekend.
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Postby lwbittle » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:29 am

Good weekend. A little damp but no storms and nice and cool. Here are some pics .
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Postby oklahomajewel » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:49 am

Great photos... looks like a nice park, lots of grassy area!

So what's the secret with the door open, and the a/c?

I'm thinking of how to add mine.
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Postby 2old2tent » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:40 pm

It was great meeting some of the folks from the site. Hopefully we can bring the trailer to some event soon.

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Postby lwbittle » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:53 pm

oklahomajewel wrote:Great photos... looks like a nice park, lots of grassy area!

So what's the secret with the door open, and the a/c?

I'm thinking of how to add mine.



Well, it's a long story. I found some molding for the doors at a surplus store but didn't pick it up at that time because I didn't have the pickup truck. I made the doors then went back to get the molding a few weeks later and there wasn't enough of the thickness I needed. I found some that was narrower but had made both doors 1 1/4 in thick so I had to make a door 1 inch thick to fit the other side! This left me with a blank door that, of course would fit into one of the door cutouts. So.... I decided to put four turnbuckles on the blank, slide in the little air conditioner and you see the result. It only takes about 30 seconds to cool out the tear.

We used it the first night and it worked fine but it cooled off and rained on Saturday so it wasn't need the next night. Seems to be ok though.

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Postby pete.wilson » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:13 pm

Hey

It was nice to have met Darren and Bill at Melvern this past weekend. Friday night turned cool and sleeping was good but Saturday with it's rain and the whole family in a tent made for a questionable start to the weekend. Finally around noon we packed it in and headed home; I think my wife is warming to the teardrop idea. I figure a few more wet camping trips and I will be ready to build! LOL.

Looking forward to the next get together, just say when.

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Postby Bill P » Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:18 pm

As Darren mentioned, Saturday morning was a complete washout; however, it made for a nice evening as it was actually very mild that night. Sunday morning was perfect.

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