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Old 03-30-2015, 11:18 PM   #161
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Robert and Yolanda--That Idaho sun most have felt so good!
You said it! I was sitting outside and felt something moist on my forehead. Oh yeah, I thought. Sweat!
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:43 PM   #162
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Robert, I like the looks of your dinette. Is the table steady without the front wall for support? I'd sure like something like that in our 19'.
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Robert, I like the looks of your dinette. Is the table steady without the front wall for support? I'd sure like something like that in our 19'.

It is pretty stable with the two posts Greg, but I'm going to eventually change it out for a telescoping single post mount that slides in 4 directions-- that is if I can find a dealer who sells them.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:51 PM   #164
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I tried to talk Reace into a front wraparound but he hadn't been worn down by enough of us yet. Yours looks great, please post a source for the table post and a picture when you get 'er installed.

I had a 4" inch shelf made in lieu of the seat that matches the table top and spans the benches up front. It's handy for phone and tablet chargers with the 12v plug I put up there.

Still holding out hope that someday a pair of swivel chairs similar to our first Casita might be offered. I'll be the first one in line with a deposit check!.
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Camped at Rubys Inn at Bryce Canyon last night. Wow, it was very cold. I guess the elevation of almost 8000 feet makes a big difference. Got down to 18F but today's high is supposed to be in the upper 50s so not bad. The trailer was toasty and warm and with the heater set to 65 it only kicked on about half a dozen times all night.
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:55 PM   #166
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We stayed there in late September a couple years ago, and got near freezing temps at night, and scorching hot during the day. Lots of great hikes around there. We stayed 5 nights, and could have gone longer. Their full moon night time hike was cool.

Were there no sites in the two Park campgrounds? I would have much rather stayed there, as they are much nicer than Ruby's, except the other couple we were travelling with were totally dependant on electricity.

Lisa and me went on a great bike ride, following dirt roads to the south of Ruby's.

I would definitely like to go back there again some day.
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North had no openings but today it did. South was closed.
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The iPhone does take some decent photos for a phone.
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Wow, nice photos. How is the trailer/truck combo performing?
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Wow, nice photos. How is the trailer/truck combo performing?

Very happy with the combo Jim. Passing uphill (big line of semi trucks) is effortless. The feel is extremely solid -- like one piece instead of two. There is virtually no sway. Mileage while towing continues to improve slightly. On US and state highways where we travel at around 58 mph, we are averaging 16 towing. On interstates, which I'm trying to avoid, where we travel at about 68 mph, mileage drops to about 15.1 mpg.
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