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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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Camping in the Travel Cruiser

ScottyJones
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Location : San Diego
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Post by ScottyJones Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:51 am

Went out to Cuyamaca Lake area (about 50 miles) outside San Diego last weekend. Absolutely love being able to utilize the van the way it was intended to be! It's the perfect machine for my lady and I to camp in. Had a great time!!

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Twinpilot001
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Post by Twinpilot001 Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:23 pm

Enjoy!! thats what its for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!cheers 
dix
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Post by dix Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:58 pm

Looks like a great place to camp, I enjoy the mountians...


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bensbus
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Location : Strasburg, PA
Registration date : 2012-09-23

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Post by bensbus Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:51 pm

ScottyJones wrote:Absolutely love being able to utilize the van the way it was intended to be! It's the perfect machine for my lady and I to camp in. Had a great time!!
Scotty- I wish you lived closer! I would love to camp with you and enjoy our Travel Wagons side by side...

Ben

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Dawgboy
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Post by Dawgboy Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:03 pm

Nice! There are forested spots at the campground at the lake now? Only place Ive ever camped there was that strip right along the road.

Also, Nice vans!
ScottyJones
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Post by ScottyJones Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:59 pm

bensbus wrote:
ScottyJones wrote:Absolutely love being able to utilize the van the way it was intended to be! It's the perfect machine for my lady and I to camp in. Had a great time!!
Scotty- I wish you lived closer! I would love to camp with you and enjoy our Travel Wagons side by side...

Ben

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Boy, wouldn't that be cool!? We would have the coolest rigs in the entire campground. BTW, I dig your awning. Right now, I have a makeshift one I made out of some canvas tarps and wooden rods. I have a big piece of sunbrella material I plan on making a nicer one out of eventually. Did yours come with the van?


Dawgboy wrote:Nice! There are forested spots at the campground at the lake now? Only place Ive ever camped there was that strip right along the road.

Also, Nice vans!
We camped at Paso Picacho campground which is a few miles south of the actual lake. It's right across the road from the Stonewall Peak trail head which is where the aerial photo was taken from. We plan on getting out to the desert next time around...
bensbus
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Post by bensbus Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:57 am

Scotty- thanks! I am sure we could turn some heads.This picture was actually taken at a campground in Ohio where we decided to go for a long walk to escape the lookers and questions. We enjoy talking about the camper, of course, but it was a bit excessive on the last night of a two week vacation on the road.

The awning is not original...it came off, of all things, a 1980's Toyota flat front camper van in a junkyard. Best $100 bucks I ever spent!

I bought it just before we installed the Travel Top, so I was able to make brackets to attach to the frame. This was good, because unlike your top which has an all aluminum frame, mine was wood and is now plastic lumber. We had to weld the awning brackets onto the hinge frame which would have melted the plastic if we had attempted it later!

Here's another TEC Chevy van I spotted at a local car show:

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