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Old 10-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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First dry camp at faire

This weekend was the opening weekend of Texas Renaissance Festival this is the 38th year of the largest festival if its type in the country. They have a huge camp grounds which get up to 6000 campers in the main weekend. Being Texas the weather Friday night and Sat was hot near 90. but a cold front came through late Sat and the temp drop into the high 40's by Sunday morning and only the mide 50's Sunday. The camp grounds are primative not hook ups. Heater kept the camper a toasty 75 all Sat night and Sunday. The only issue was that the 20 gal tank was not big enough to give two women the shower they wanted even after warning them to keep it short to save water. Reloading the tank from two 5 gal jugs was slow painfull and messy will need to look into a hose and hand pump for that task. The camper took 5 minutes to set up and break down but all the other aux took an hour or so. Out side speaker was great for playing Tartanic bagpipe music while cooking on the out side grill at night and on the out side kichen in the morning. Nothing like bagpipes to wake you up in the morning along with a hot shower. Had several people come over and ask about the Aframe how easy to set up? very. How much storage? enough for a four or five trip without problem. Any Hieght issue with the sloping roof? None lots of head room just about everywhere. In fact enough room to get totally graped up which in my case is kilt, plaid, belt and assorted sharp and pointy and enough for a woman to put on a hoop skirt. So a very successful first renie camp.


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Old 10-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Glad to hear everything worked out for you. Sounds like you had a good time.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Sounds like fun, thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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Here is a quick hint for off loading water. I use Aqua-tainers .. or whater they are called and neat little device called a water thief and of course a 20ft or so of white water line. Fill your containers using the waterthief from any faucet type in the campsite ... to the back of your truck. Once at the trailer, install the water thief on the nose of the aqua-tainers, using the same 20ft water line to gravity feed your water tank from the back of your truck. It works like a charm .. is easy ... and best of all ... you really look like you know what you are doing ...


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Old 10-09-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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I need to get a section of hose and keep in the Aframe before my next trip. One of the things I'm still working.

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