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Old 09-14-2016, 08:54 PM   #1
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Vermont camping/bowhunt

Now that I have decided to keep the trailer and save myself from sleeping in a tent, my cousin and I will be heading to northern Vermont for some beautiful autumn foliage,camping and a little bow hunting.
My family and I really gave it a good run when we went down to Kentucky this past spring(great trip) everything worked well and had a blast!

I did buy this very cool air conditioner made from a cooler called icy breeze. Small amount of water then ice, close the lid and a pump pulls the ice cold water through a radiator and a fan blows the cold air into the room. It worked so well we had to shut it down half way through the night. Best 250.00 dollars I've spent, considering the cost of an AC unit.

We will be leaving in October and will stay for 6 days.

I love October in northern New England, the most beautiful time and place on earth!
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:00 PM   #2
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I doubt you will need that 12v cooler then, I have one in my garage from an older toy hauler, works like a charm.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:20 PM   #3
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I doubt you will need that 12v cooler then, I have one in my garage from an older toy hauler, works like a charm.

Let's hope not anyway!
I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked, using block ice it lasted all night and then some.
I'll be sure to have the propane tanks full for the heater, which also works incredibly well!
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:01 AM   #4
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Make your own for a lot less. Set the ice on a low pedestal so air can circulate under it and it will be more efficient. Keep your beer cold at the same time. In very dry climates it will also provide some humidity. This won't be very satisfactory in high heat but on marginal days it is very effective.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:09 AM   #5
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I'm happy for you Emile. Great trailer, great adventure, great scenery, and doing what you love. Doesn't get any better than that.
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:36 PM   #6
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Now that I have decided to keep the trailer and save myself from sleeping in a tent,.....
Emile,
We were very sad when you posted about not keeping the 17A.
So, this is Great news. We hope to visit New England with our 17A one of these years (it has to be in autumn!); we'll try to stop and say hello.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:56 PM   #7
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Emile,
We were very sad when you posted about not keeping the 17A.
So, this is Great news. We hope to visit New England with our 17A one of these years (it has to be in autumn!); we'll try to stop and say hello.
If your ever in my neck of the woods your more than welcome to swing by!
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:42 PM   #8
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Another fun filled hunting/camping trip with the escape! Everything worked flawlessly and really gave the heater a workout!
Although the daytime temps were in the 50's it got a little chilly in the evenings with temps in the low to mid 30'sF.
The campground we stayed at was one I wouldn't recommend to anyone other than a couple guys hunting! My Wife would not have liked the pre-set shower temperature at Luke cold! The first and last shower I took was miserable!
The hot water heater and outside shower on the camper was as hot as I wanted, very happy with it.
My cousin used my camp chef explorer hooked up to the propane quick connect which doubled as a heater under my enclosed EZ-up. I on the other hand pre made most meals and relied on the microwave( microwaves are awesome!)





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Are those Slow Elk in the second picture??
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Are those Slow Elk in the second picture??
Yeah, they're a rare species called "dairy elk"....

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No gamey taste on those.
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Could you imagine driving into a registration station with a cow? LOL
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Slow elk

I'm sure someone from Philadelphia has done it, and proudly!
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I hope this is not considered thread drift but here's an enjoyable story. In 1968, the year before I worked for the Forest Service on the Selway ranger district, Nez Perce National Forest, a California hunter came into the Ranger station ( the historic Fenn Ranger Station) with a tagged elk. Problem was the animal was a Moose. However, this guy had a moose tag too and the guys at the station chose to overlook the violation of an improperly tagged animal. They got the right tag on the animal and the hunter went on his way back to California a proud and happy man. True story. Of course now it's hard to even get a non resident Elk or moose tag with experience points etc etc.
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I hope this is not considered thread drift but here's an enjoyable story. In 1968, the year before I worked for the Forest Service on the Selway ranger district, Nez Perce National Forest, a California hunter came into the Ranger station ( the historic Fenn Ranger Station) with a tagged elk. Problem was the animal was a Moose. However, this guy had a moose tag too and the guys at the station chose to overlook the violation of an improperly tagged animal. They got the right tag on the animal and the hunter went on his way back to California a proud and happy man. True story. Of course now it's hard to even get a non resident Elk or moose tag with experience points etc etc.
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I've heard of similar stories.
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So what do you have for insulation? Spray on below?*
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So what do you have for insulation? Spray on below?*
Just the extra insulation package and thermal Windows.
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