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RE: Buying another Vintage Camper

Glad that all is going well with your rebuild! If I had the space, I'd love to do a project like that. Maybe one day...In the meantime, keep the updates coming. And some Pics if you can!
BadgerMcAdams 03/05/19 09:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Another Oldie Not Mine

Gotta say I disagree...not worth $6,500...maybe $2500. Had no options to be used without 120V power. Unless you have an outlet in your back pocket, all it is is a tent on wheels.
BadgerMcAdams 02/15/19 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying another Vintage Camper

Saw "vintage" in the title and thought "Canned Ham" style late 50's to late 60's trailers. I would love to get one and fix it up, but here in Arizona (and Phoenix in particular) people think that Howard Hughes or George Washington slept in these things and want completely stupid money for something that is barely road worthy little alone camping ready. I saw one on craigslist recently...mid 60's style canned ham type trailer. Outside was a little rough...Inside was gutted...Completely. They wanted $4500 for it. The ad went something like, "It is a fresh palette so you can make it your dream come true"...Uh, yeah. Right. Good luck with your trailer and I hope it brings you and yours many happy memories! Most of those little trailers you see around here are rotted out and they want around $500. For the shell Oh not here...This must be the Land that Sanity Forgot when it come to these trailers. The absolute cheapest I have seen one listed for on Craigslist recently was $1000. And it would have required you to get air-holding tires first (the ones on it were totally dry-rotted) , Find a way to keep it from disintegrating while being moved (All the outside sheet metal had been removed), and a way to haul off all the stuff that went with it (the floor had been completely removed). The average for a "camping ready" (When the ceiling and wood around the windows have water damage, I can't agree that it is Camping Ready) canned ham here is between $2500 - 4500. For one that has been supposedly restored, $8500 to $14,500...some even higher. Glamping is big business here in Arizona I guess.
BadgerMcAdams 02/13/19 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying another Vintage Camper

Saw "vintage" in the title and thought "Canned Ham" style late 50's to late 60's trailers. I would love to get one and fix it up, but here in Arizona (and Phoenix in particular) people think that Howard Hughes or George Washington slept in these things and want completely stupid money for something that is barely road worthy little alone camping ready. I saw one on craigslist recently...mid 60's style canned ham type trailer. Outside was a little rough...Inside was gutted...Completely. They wanted $4500 for it. The ad went something like, "It is a fresh palette so you can make it your dream come true"...Uh, yeah. Right. Good luck with your trailer and I hope it brings you and yours many happy memories!
BadgerMcAdams 02/11/19 09:40am Travel Trailers
RE: my smashed fifth wheel

AND... You allowed them to do major repairs to a BRAND NEW RIG ?? I do not care WHO the dealer was, they should have replaced it with NEW... Probably something to do with the "agreement" that the GM made with the owner then reneged on when something on the dealer's side of the bargain fell through. "Hey, we'll give you a new trailer...it will work out Great!" Then when something on their side fell through... "Hey, We'll fix it good as new and take a WHOLE $1000.00 off the price! How about that!" As more problems crop up at the dealership... "Hey! Who are you again? What fifth wheel?"
BadgerMcAdams 02/11/19 09:32am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Blackstone griddle

I purchased one of the 22" Blackstone griddles from Walmart and have had zero problems with it. It does require you to season the griddle, but that only takes a couple of hours. I have used it for camping several times, and it has never let me down once. Once the griddle is seasoned, cooking on it is easier than cooking in a non-stick skillet at the house. For transport, I went to Harbor freight and bought one of their moving blankets and a package of tie-downs. When I am ready to pack up, I lay the blanket out on a table, set the griddle on it, and wrap it up. I then take the tie-down straps and secure the blanket. The blanket has protected the griddle and the tie-downs give you a handle to grab when you move it. This griddle is probably one of the best camping purchases I have made to date...just my 2 cents.
BadgerMcAdams 01/30/19 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Campsite Security Revisited

For all the watching, observing, monitoring and worry promoted in this thread. How often is anyone actually attacked,invaded or mauled in a CG......or restaurant ;). SNIPPED The last time I went camping, I was standing by the fire and turned around to a skunk walking around my kitchen area looking for tidbits that had fallen...I slooowly back around to the other side of the fire and called out to the wife to tell her we had a guest and that she might want to stay inside. Pepe LePew sniffed around for a few minutes, then meandered off down towards the lake. 30 minutes later, I went up to the campsite bathroom and as I come around the corner, there is another one...It was walking the other direction, so I waited and it too headed off to parts unknown. While not attacked...Definitely Invaded for a bit...but all ended well. Guess it is their home too, we are just the visitors.
BadgerMcAdams 01/30/19 10:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Riverside Retro 193

I would be concerned about those cool looking wide white wall tires. Who makes em and are they good for durability? They use to use Coker white wall passenger car tires on their Retro trailers. Not sure if it is still that way, but a low weight rated, soft sidewall car tire is probably the last thing I would want to put on a trailer. Yeah, they have that whole "nostalgia look" factor, but in a battle of Looks vs. Safety, Safety wins every time.
BadgerMcAdams 01/23/19 08:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Riverside Retro 193

I'd check to see if the problems are still happening. The floor of the trailers made by Riverside are made out of OSB and the enclosing material is more along the lines of the material that is put down on the ground to stop weeds from growing in your rock beds. There have been several problems of the floors getting wet and rotting out. Also, the wheel wells have had problems with leaking when towing in rain/wet conditions. Your mileage may vary...but the wife and I had planned on getting a Riverside Retro trailer until we actually saw one inside. The Birchwood paneling that you see inside is actually luan ply covered with a birchwood looking vinyl. The wall joints where the panels meet are just covered with an approx 2" wide strip of the same vinyl that was bubbling and peeling off the wall while sitting in the dealer's lot. After pushing it back down, within 60 seconds, it was popping back up again. The sinks are very thin plastic...very thin as in you can almost use your fingernail to leave a mark in the sink. Same for the bathroom surround in the shower. As I said, your mileage may vary...but we looked at the 180R and the 189R...while not the same trailer you are looking at, it IS made by the same company. The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree so to speak.
BadgerMcAdams 01/22/19 10:00am Travel Trailers
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