Hello from Northern IL

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Hello from Northern IL

Postby daytimer » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:57 pm

Work, Jeep, HAM, camp. That pretty much covers it! I've been sandbagging for ideas. At -5* F, it really isn't a good time to build. I've gone from tent, to pop-up, to camper, back to tent. I'm looking forward to something between a tent and a pop-up. Can't decide if I want to try scratch-built, or start out with a simple Big Woody.... I have an HF folding trailer for a base, but I need to make sure I can still haul the kayak as well.
Looks like I'll be browsing for a while!

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Re: Hello from Northern IL

Postby QueticoBill » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:18 pm

Welcome, fro o north eastern Illinosian. Lots of material here for perusing in these icy times.
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Re: Hello from Northern IL

Postby Woodbutcher » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:10 pm

Welcome to the group. Lots of good ideas can be found here. Illinois has a very active teardrop group. Check out the 2018 schedule and come join us. You can camp in anything, you do not have to own a teardrop. Lots of builders come to look and ask questions. Plus there are several manufactured trailers as well, so you get the best of both worlds.


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Re: Hello from Northern IL

Postby jsnbergman » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:55 am

Welcome, always great to have another new builder from IL! Looks like we caught a break in the temp, yesterday was T shirt weather. I spent my Christmas money on a ceiling heater for my garage, figured better than spending the money on propane tanks. There is a Jeep blitz in Bushnell over the Memorial day weekend, the son and I are hopefully shaking down the Teardrop that weekend.
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Re: Hello from Northern IL

Postby daytimer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:05 pm

jsnbergman wrote:Welcome, always great to have another new builder from IL! Looks like we caught a break in the temp, yesterday was T shirt weather. I spent my Christmas money on a ceiling heater for my garage, figured better than spending the money on propane tanks. There is a Jeep blitz in Bushnell over the Memorial day weekend, the son and I are hopefully shaking down the Teardrop that weekend.


Hello fellow Jeeper! I might have to check that out! I like to go out to Shabbona Lake State Park just South of DeKalb. But now, I will have to figure out how to carry the kayak on the trailer!
My Aunt and Uncle moved to Lacon a few years ago. Nice, out of the way area.
I just had my garage built a little over a year ago. Electric heat was one of the early additions :) Even with the heat, I still have to wait a couple months until I will be able to build out there. I got the Big Woody plans as a basis, but I'm looking into many construction options. Can't wait to get it built!
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