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Old 10-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #21
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...and, our first four campsites were...
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #22
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...a few more campsites on this trip...
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:23 PM   #23
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I notice you do not seem to use your awning much, or is that a coincidence?
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #24
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I notice you do not seem to use your awning much, or is that a coincidence?
I was thinking the same thing. We seem to deploy our awning as part of our setup almost every time.

Only if it is a quick stop over and not rain or bright sun do we not set it up. Myron does seem to be just stopping for the one night.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:50 PM   #25
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I notice you do not seem to use your awning much, or is that a coincidence?
Hi: cpaharley2008... My guess is that he doesn't want to do a Robin Williams "RV" style exit from his "One nite stands". Alf
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:05 PM   #26
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Actually, we had no need to use the awning. This trip there was much rain the first 3 days, but we'd get to each site late, we fixed dinner, wobbled around the camp area, and then were on the road again by 9-10 am the next morning. In fact I have yet to open the thing.

Biggest exception was Sequoia NP.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #27
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Where did you stay in Sequoia? We were there several years ago but we stayed in a lodge.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #28
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Hi Myron,

How many miles did you travel in thirteen days? I have made a few trips similar to yours to get somewhere and back on limited time with limited enjoyment. Never again I hope.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:06 PM   #29
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I was also concerned about moving a dual axle trailer using a swivel wheel. My new 21 is parked on concrete with the swivel wheel attached. My neighbor and I pushed it forward and to the side to put it into place without too much effort. It was much easier then setting up and using the tow vehicle. I do think it would be a problem if not on a hard surface though.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #30
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Ruthe: I know there are several very nice lodges within Sequoia. Was able to check out the one at Hume Lake. We camped at the Azalea Campground in Kings Canyon NP, next door to Grants Grove Village. I will be posting that story in a separate new thread real soon.

DaveandSandy: 2,722 interesting, scenic miles towing in 13 days.

TAfraser: For a moment, forget pushing the trailer around a parking area. Maybe I should mention this... I wonder what would happen if while doing 50 mph towing on I-70 you did not see a road construction seam at night and, when the rear tow vehicle wheels bounced harsh over it, this violently dislodges the trailer hitch resulting in the safety chains doing a great job of safely nesting your trailer tongue, but, that straight Escape pipe, with no swivel wheel attached, wasn't cranked up enough, so it is now plowing down into the pavement while you watch your trailer fishtailing in the rear view mirror as you hope you can come to a safe stop before the thing flips?

That is no fantasy. It happened to me in another trailer life when towing a 16 ft Scamp. In that case the jack (with swivel wheel) was turned parallel to the tongue frame and out of the way, so no damage done. Except, it was dark, the shoulder was narrow, and getting out of the car because I did not want her anywhere near the heavy truck traffic whizzing by while I addressed the issue at hand, my wife tumbled down a drainage ditch she did not see.
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