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Old 09-08-2014, 11:44 PM   #61
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Camp Gulf in Destin, FL...took this pic of two campers who unfortunately drew the short straws when checking in on their very pricey beach view campsite (both anchored the main beach access path from a crowded campground)! Yikes ,)


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Old 09-09-2014, 05:42 AM   #62
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We saw this today,
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Have seen lots of small boats being pulled but first time for a pontoon!
He had no problems gettin around campground.


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Old 09-09-2014, 07:02 AM   #63
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The guy with the rat rod was right across from me, I was one back from the road. That guy had some nice stuff and was a perfectionist. The older motor home was nice and in better shape then some of the new ones. His golf cart was nice too.

I am kinda crazy about the older campers anyway. I saw a couple of holiday ramblers, avions and old airstreams.

I always enjoy seeing how some people have fun. I was surprised at the number of tent campers. It was hot and there is no way I could do that but I am a more power to ya' type person anyway.

I have also seen tent campers that rigged AC units to ther tents before and a tent made for an AC unit.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:01 AM   #64
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Saw an El Camino pulling an old school 5'ver. Scariest thing I've ever seen. Should have snapped a picture.
Had one in 1981, one of the first 5er's Holiday Rambler made under the name of Alumalite. Biggest pc of junk I've seen. Inside was nice, running gear/frame/plumbing/etc was a POS. Towed just fine and was as safe or safer than the present lite wts.
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Had one in 1981, one of the first 5er's Holiday Rambler made under the name of Alumalite. Biggest pc of junk I've seen. Inside was nice, running gear/frame/plumbing/etc was a POS. Towed just fine and was as safe or safer than the present lite wts.

Something's wrong with that picture. Where are the awning poles?



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Something's wrong with that picture. Where are the awning poles?
1981-manual awning, but it did get staked and tied down with rope and long stakes.

BTW, that awning was installed by one person. Guess who?
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:36 AM   #67
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Had one in 1981, one of the first 5er's Holiday Rambler made under the name of Alumalite. Biggest pc of junk I've seen. Inside was nice, running gear/frame/plumbing/etc was a POS. Towed just fine and was as safe or safer than the present lite wts.
That is AWESOME, OC!
Always thought the Caminos and Rancheros would make great lite 5th wheel pullers.
Was there a kit for the gooseneck ball in the bed or was that a custom fab job?
Love the whitewalls!
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That is AWESOME, OC!
Always thought the Caminos and Rancheros would make great lite 5th wheel pullers.
Was there a kit for the gooseneck ball in the bed or was that a custom fab job?
Love the whitewalls!
Was what they call a "Disappearing hitch" 2-5/16" ball flipped down in a compartment. Hitch was part of the deal. It was supposed to have a hole cut in the bed to make it flush mounted. I wouldn't let them cut a 12" square hole in the bed of a new truck, so I made a 3"x3"x1/4" angle iron frame and bolted it all down to the bed. If you look close, also had a tonneau cover that completely enclosed the bed of the truck.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:18 PM   #69
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Last Labor Day a young couple pulled into the campsite across from us...in his Peterbilt! They camped in the sleeper all weekend. Had party lights strung across the windshield and everything. I'm sure it's been done before, we just found it amusing.
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The things you see at a campground

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That's strong! Gonna be tough to top that....


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