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Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:54 pm
by sudden
OK, I finally gave up.

I've been reading the forums, asking questions, researching any way possible but there is no way I'm ever going hiking/hunitng or fishing until I'm re-incarnated or they invent a robotic suit. All those years of dirt bike mishaps :), 3 and 4 wheeler tumbles, and age have finally caught up with me.

So I found this.
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It's old but works well enough for my needs. I can take my dog, use everything I've learned about lightweight hiking and get out of this living room. I'm just in time to catch some fall colors in PA.

See you in the woods (or at least the edge of the woods) :)

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:07 pm
by DarenN
Sudden;
you'll get no 'dis' from anyone on this board. Zelph has a Winnebago! :o
i know all about what you're talking about. age and old injuries sometimes will not be denied.
just get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:20 pm
by zelph
Excellent choice :D Now get out and put all the stored lightweight information to good use. Be sure your propane tank is filled, cold weather on it's way ;) It was 38 degrees last night in camp. :D
All those years of dirt bike mishaps :), 3 and 4 wheeler tumbles, and age have finally caught up with me.
Those can make for some achy arthritis :o

Ridgerunner recently collided with a deer while riding his motorcycle. He luckily survived the collision and will not be posting here for a while during his recovery. The deer did not survive. Ridgerunner is going to be quite sore for some time. Keep him in mind as you go about your day and evenings. We wish him a speedy recovery. Say a prayer for the young whip :D
you'll get no 'dis' from anyone on this board. Zelph has a Winnebago! :o
I get 7.75 miles to a gallon of gas. I filled it up yesterday, cost me $100.00 on the nose. The pump didn't even give me a thank you :mrgreen:

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:05 pm
by sudden
Ridgerunner, get well soon.

You might not feel like it now but you are a very lucky man, pick me some lottery numbers when you get healthy :)

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:12 pm
by cadyak
ridgerunner,
thats the hard way to get venison. Glad it wasnt worse
Get well soon.

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:32 am
by Ridgerunner
Hello all ! Yes, the deer got the best of me but had to give up the ghost to do so. I will be laid up for eight weeks with many factured bones, limited mobility, but have the wifes laptop by my side to check in. I'm just glad it was not a big racked buck instead of a doe. :o Thanks for the get well wishes. Nice find sudden. Sweet little package! ;)

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:49 pm
by Skidsteer
Ridgerunner wrote:Hello all ! Yes, the deer got the best of me but had to give up the ghost to do so. I will be laid up for eight weeks with many factured bones, limited mobility, but have the wifes laptop by my side to check in. I'm just glad it was not a big racked buck instead of a doe. :o Thanks for the get well wishes. Nice find sudden. Sweet little package! ;)
Dude! Eight weeks?

Ask your wife to bring stovebuilding materials to your bedside to pass the time. :D

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:16 am
by Ridgerunner
Skidsteer wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote:Hello all ! Yes, the deer got the best of me but had to give up the ghost to do so. I will be laid up for eight weeks with many factured bones, limited mobility, but have the wifes laptop by my side to check in. I'm just glad it was not a big racked buck instead of a doe. :o Thanks for the get well wishes. Nice find sudden. Sweet little package! ;)
Dude! Eight weeks?

Ask your wife to bring stovebuilding materials to your bedside to pass the time. :D
That would be nice if the left arm was usable. Give me a few weeks and I will be pushing the issue. :o

Sudden, what does the inside layout look like?

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:34 pm
by sudden
[/quote]Sudden, what does the inside layout look like?[/quote]

I don't have any good pics for the inside. Need a really wide angle lens for that. No water stains, all curtains look good, chair and couch show no wear. Not bad for a 21yr old camper.

The front has two reclining captains chairs with arm rests. The passenger side rotates to face the couch/bed area and there are two removable floor plugs which let you place a small table between the passenger seat and couch or in the center of the couch. There's no way to get past the table once it's up unlike a regular motorhome.

Across from the couch is the sink and two burner cooktop (no oven). There's a small flatscreen TV above the cooktop.

There's another pullout bed above the front seats.

Lots of storage cabinets from front to back.

The toilet is dead center at the back doors (could make for an interesting situation if the doors accidently opened).

There's a small shower next to the toilet. It has a small tub and a built in seat.

It also has a forced air furnace and hot water heater.

Everything works but I plan to use it as a tent on wheels when the wife is not with me. I'll use the furnace at night (cause it's there) but really want as much of a camping feel as I can get. The TV is coming out. The freshwater tank is empty. I want to get up in the morning go outside and light a small fire for my coffee. Breakfast will be whatever would normally be carried on a hike and will be cooked over a wood fire or an alcohol stove. I want to do as much winter camping as possible so the water system, water heater, and holding tanks are of no use anyway. My binoculars, telescope and digital camera will all be on-board. My brother built an adapter for the telescope so I can do some digiscoping with the camera.

I plan to get a hammock someday and settled on the blackbird because of the foot pocket. I wonder if he lets you return them if you don't like sleeping in one? I looked at bridge hammocks but I think the BB will work better for me.

First test of the camper is this weekend.

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:54 pm
by zelph
You really scored nice Sudden. It's really clean looking and has all the right amenities. My wife and I will close the local camp ground here in the county in November. 15 RV'ers are expected to do the die hard camper thing to end the season. Water lines will be emptied this weekend. I purchased an electric scooter to make life easier when out and about on the trails. The thing has a 500 watt motor that really has the uumph to take me off into the backwoods, no problem. Got it at Menards, $250 and got a $50.00 rebate. I took it out for a spin this past week while camping. I have a video that shows it when I was collecting some wood for the woodgaz stove. Will post tomorrow.

Did you purchase from a dealer?