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Introducing the New...

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Offline badknees

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Re: Introducing the New...
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2013, 08:31:03 AM »
have no clue as to what u r referring tooo
Did you buy that from Snead? It's got his name on it.

Think...........
Not all those who wander are lost.
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SHANEA

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Re: Introducing the New...
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2013, 10:50:33 PM »
Whatever.  I bought it from some guy named Steve.  Not sure what a world that it makes in difference or why you would care. 

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Re: Introducing the New...
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2013, 07:22:48 AM »
It was a funny joke, just meant to cause a unanimous laugh.

I got it immediately. And chuckled.  :icon_smile:

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Offline kevint

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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2013, 11:28:13 AM »
Yep, picked it up last weekend.   Will have a shake down cruise over Thanksgiving.  Then, it will make it's debut in West Texas during the Christmas season.

Shane,
 
The new R2D3 looks like a nice adventure platform and based on your life with R2D2 I'm guessing you'll test it to it's limits.  It seems like you set the bar in terms of taking your pop up places.  Have you got an idea where you can get it to?  It appears to have better than aveage clearance for a hardside. 
 
I'm guessing Government Springs sites are a definate yes.  Candelaria doubtful?  How is the access to Black Gap WMA?
 
Any thoughts of solar panels and/or 12v battery storage?  How much water can it store?
-- Kevin (W5KLT)

"It's not an adventure until something goes wrong."  --Yvon Chouinard

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Offline badknees

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Re: Introducing the New...
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 08:15:20 PM »
Whatever.  I bought it from some guy named Steve.  Not sure what a world that it makes in difference or why you would care.

Haaa! You're funny.  :icon_biggrin:, but you're right. It doesn't make a diff, and I don't care. It's never any fun when you have to explain the punch line. :willynilly:
Not all those who wander are lost.
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Offline Robert

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Re: Introducing the New...
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 08:58:15 PM »
Whatever.  I bought it from some guy named Steve. 

Funniest thing I've read all day...totally unintended I'm sure.

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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 07:06:34 PM »
solar panels, perish the thought when i can increase my carbon footprint and can contribute to global green house gasses with a honda 3000 watt generator, which is allowed at bgwma and bbrsp and at certain times and places at bibe.  used it with r2d2 and will yse it with this.  ground clearance is fair, water tank between the axles and gray and black water.  a couple of sites in the deep back country at bgwma and bbrsp that i couldnt get to, but there are plenty of nice remote desolate sites to pick from.  i hope to be able to get it down old ore road as far as la nora 1 or 2.  btw, it is a used unit, 2010 model, avoid the instant depreciation

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SHANEA

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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2013, 07:08:07 PM »
Whatever.  I bought it from some guy named Steve.  Not sure what a world that it makes in difference or why you would care.

Haaa! You're funny.  :icon_biggrin:, but you're right. It doesn't make a diff, and I don't care. It's never any fun when you have to explain the punch line. :willynilly:

its a hell if a lot more funny when you know the punch line of lance snead, but plead ignorance.....  :icon_lol:

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Offline Doc Savage

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Re: Introducing the New...
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2013, 09:21:25 PM »
Welcome to the world of real camping ;)

Some of the guys in my jeep club made fun of me bringing the motorhome to the nat. forest campground on a ride. They weren't laughing too much that night as we walked around inside in shirt sleeves and it was in the 20's in their tents. Funny how they all wanted to see the inside the next night ;)

Plus I not only towed my jeep on the trailer behind it, but on the way in someone broke down and I ended up hooking a strap to my jeep on the trailer and towed them to the hotel in the NF along the way.

Robert
Enjoying the Texas life!

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SHANEA

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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2013, 10:49:00 PM »
I agree, i have tent camped since I was 16, had the pop up for nine years, and now this.   I still will tent camp when backpacking.  But, there are several reasons for the switch.  i am self employed and work from home.  all i need is an internet connection a phone and a computer.  Electricity too.  Verizon 4g hotspot handles the internet access no problem.  Thus, i could easily work from anywhere i can get 3 or 4g.  why be tied to my home office all the time?   pop up was too noisy to do the voice.   on long trips like to west texas, you cant always do it in one day.  setting up the pop up for 6 hours of sleep is too much work and takes too much time, thus i end up paying for a hotel in fort stockton.  i like to travel with my doggie sometimes and the pop up just isnt safe for him, too easy to break out around the bunk, so he cant be left alone.  out in west texas, i was mildly concerned about bears, thin plastic wont do much to keep them out so i always stored food in the truck, there were major cocerns when i was volunteering at bibe and camping at pj during a rash of bear incidents at pj, in the backyards, etc.  plus,creature comforts are nice, quick and easy to setup, private, etc.  and of course the gf will much prefer it over a tent or the popup, the popup toidy was anything but private.   i guess at the end if the day, i have unfortunately gotten old, funny how it happens that one day you wake up and realize that you are no longer ten foot tall and bullet proof and are not 25 anymore.

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Re: Introducing the New...
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2013, 12:03:11 PM »
Whatever.  I bought it from some guy named Steve.  Not sure what a world that it makes in difference or why you would care.

Haaa! You're funny.  :icon_biggrin:, but you're right. It doesn't make a diff, and I don't care. It's never any fun when you have to explain the punch line. :willynilly:

WHAT!  I take it you didn't find my humor in it.  I've been ROTFFLMFAO about it! 
its a hell if a lot more funny when you know the punch line of lance snead, but plead ignorance.....  :icon_lol:

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SHANEA

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Re: Introducing the New...
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2013, 09:29:44 PM »
Did you buy that from Snead? It's got his name on it.

I think it passed quietly over the head.......... :eusa_shhh:

NOT AT ALL! 

Dont mess with the big dogs!

 


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