Woke up early today to make the big drive to Grass Valley to meet Pete with my camper at the upholsterer. Was told the driveway was a bit tricky and hard to back in, so I let the “pro” do it. Got that little baby in a single car garage at an angle! Very tricky!!
This is a picture before backing in between the boat and wall on the left, and then taking a sharp right to put in the garage. So the boat cushions were on the work bench, and CalTrans brought in a seat to recover and then I’m next in the que!!! Plan on going Monday to see if any progress has been made. I was told it would take a couple weeks. But I’ll get some pictures anyway. Mark and Laurie from Artist Upholstery have an amazing work room!
Vicki just sent a picture of Joe’s progress. They received the fridge and microwave last week, and I brought in the little heater Vicki found on e-bay and I bought. They have it over the new wave heater to hide it. Decided to modernize it to make it comfy (and SAFE) to camp in. This baby has to last another 67 years! So a few more drawers, and doors, and some upholstery and THEN I get to take it for a spin….
Well, tried for months to find the right lights to go inside. E-bay-nope, Ruby Lane-nope, craigslist-nope, antique stores-nope, etsy-nope. Either they had the wrong shape, wrong color, or only one available.
Finally found something and ordered four,
And here they are, mounted to the wall with a switch attached!
So there really isn’t an official camper manufacture design for the Curtis Wright Model 2 camper, so from the original advertisement on Tin Can Tourist, this label was born. Gotta hand it to Dane B. Kustoms out of Crockett, CA, they really know how to design with paint, I think it turned out VERY nice! (please excuse the funky photo…not really sure how to get a good picture of the stripe on the “mirror” surface…without showing everything next to the camper…HA!!).
Ya, I’m making two entries for this. I was there at Sierra Trailer Restoration picking up the vintage plates to go to the DMV and had to visit with the little camper and see what Joe was up to. So here are some pictures!
Joe tells me that he still needs to make the leg for the table. Notice how nice the metal trim looks around the seating and table and counter!!!
This next pic shows the original sink and original water spout which Joe tells me about painstakingly polishing the brass, only to find out that it won’t let the water through very well. Oh well, it LOOKS good! hahahaha! Back splash has a pattern to it that doesn’t show in the pic but looks fabulous!!
Joe and I are taking a break.
Hmmmm, what to do about the new heater…
Look how nice the above cabinets look. LOVE the way Joe followed the ceiling with the curve!
Okay, now I just need to bring back the license plate and original hinges I found while cleaning out the garage to get ready for all of mom’s furniture which had to be moved because I moved her to a care facility and needed to clean out her apartment. Life keeps getting in the way of me having FUN!! (oh wait…this IS fun…)
I always heard what a pain it was to get the “YOM” plate, but now I know….it’s all TRUE!! On February 25th when I went to the DMV and got the new registration and plates, I mentioned I’d like to have my year of manufacture plates put on the camper. The lady gave me a new form (imagine that!) to fill out and told me to take a picture of the plate and send it in with the form to an address she put at the bottom of the paper. On February 27th, I sent it all in and kept copies.
Fast forward to today and I still don’t have word on my request to use my vintage plates. So I called, and an hour later was told they don’t have my request! Two months waisted! So I went down to the Folsom DMV (again), and waited an hour (again), and was told I did it wrong (again!). I have to bring the plates in to the DMV office with the forms and more money! GRRRRR!
So a quick trip (HA!) to Nevada City to grab the old plates off the camper and off to the Roseville DMV (I was told it was less waiting there). And a chat with Eddie and yes, I let him touch the vintage plates and take more pictures of them and measure them and write all about them on the form…and another $45. And he told me, okay! Now we’ll see if downtown gets the request and I’ll have some sort of tracking record (and yes, I got copies)!
Even with the flurry of trailers coming in to be restored progress continues on our little one. The flooring has been installed and the walls are finished. Gotta wait a couple days for the floor to set up and then back at it! Happy Easter!
I was real disheartened to have to rip out the back bed/sofa from the camper. It was just a mess with droppings from critters and dust and who knows what else and was posing a real struggle to try and save…it had to be sawed out and destroyed. Looking at what they have now for futons…just wasn’t real thrilled with what I was finding. But I am pretty sure I wanted the bed to fold into a couch like the original and not be stationary.
And then, look what Vicki and Joe found! It even matches the interior walls perfectly! My dream comes true!
I took a ride out to see what the boys were up to (okay and touch and feel everything in person…okay okay, I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THE MIRROR CEILING!)
Joe was hard at work on the couch. He was replacing the metal with wood (did I mention he was a master cabinet maker?), and plans on putting it up on a pedestal so that drawers could go under it and it would be a better height for a bed. Pete of course was standing around thinking up things for everyone else to do. Like….”So Jody, do you know what floor you want in here? And what countertop? We need to order that before we put in the cabinets. We don’t want to hold things up…” Well, huh? I thought we were doing a Forbo flooring called Marmoleum and a stainless steel countertop. ”OH! You don’t want stainless steel! It scratches and shows up every little thing! Gotta have formica with a metal edge!”
Crap! back to my drawing board. Pete sent me home with some samples…
Of Course my little camper needs some art for the walls. How about a little picture? Took an afternoon to embroider and a quick trip to the thrift store for a frame. Fits perfect! Hope to find just the right spot in the trailer… What do ya think?
For those of you who might like to know, I used three strands cotton embroidery floss on white linen and then dyed in onion skin bath. Left corners were left in onion skin bath for a little longer so that it gave it an old and damaged appearance to it.
Got a call from the polisher and they need our camper moved because they have a big rig coming in to get polished. So Tony and I headed out early to go to Corning. Pretty uneventful ride there. As soon as we arrived, we saw the eighteenwheeler parked behind our little camper waiting it’s turn to pull up through to get polished. With a quick hook up and a fast check around we pulled away. I figured it didn’t matter if they could see my brake lights and turn signals, the glare off the camper was too blinding anyway! I think Debbie Gonzalez’s crew did a fabulous job! Can’t even tell the pieces that were replaced with the pieces that are over 60 years old…
So I pulled up to another building to take some pics. Maybe next time I’ll pick the buildings reflected in the finish a little better….Take a looky!
Tony is telling me the back taillight isn’t going off and is hot to the touch. ”Don’t touch it!” I tell him. Sheesh! Kids….. Everything else looks good! So down the highway we go to Nevada City to drop it off at Sierra Trailer. What a beautiful day for another road trip. Lots of honks and thumbs up! (I think that was a thumbs up…), anyway, time to get the interior going. Won’t be long now before we’re camping!!! Yea!!!
See!? Pete sometimes works too! You can actually see him lowering the jack in the mirror!
I GOT IT!!! How Exciting! I finally got the Permanent Trailer Identification Card…or registration! Walked into the DMV and waited just 1 1/2 hours and gave them a chunk of money and the booklet of papers required including the Vehicle Verified Form that Donna Leek from Professional Registration Services in Grass Valley filled out for me. So they gave me some ugly license plates (current), and now I have to start working on the year of manufacture plates (YOM).
Today we have an appointment to get our little baby polished. So we all got up early, jumped in the car and headed for Grass Valley to pickup our camper. What a gorgeous (but cold) day for a ride. Arrived in Nevada City..lots of people packing up for the weekend and mounting skis on their car. Quite a bit of snow on the ground too! At Sierra Restoration had some problem with the lights not working on the camper. the connection is set up as a four pin, flat connector (like the vintage ones had), but ours is a round 6 pin, so we have an adaptor. Hmmm, left light doesn’t want to go off…
After about an hour playing with the lights, decided it was time to just go the way it was and hope we don’t get pulled off the road. Joe, meantime rolled his first snowman with nothing more than bare hands and blue jeans. He was glad to get in the car where it was warm and let his hand warm up and pants dry out.
Arrived at Gonzalez Polishing in Corning, CA a couple hours later. Mike was happy it was little and said he’d take real good care of it. Debbie thought it a good idea for us to be there Tuesday morning, because she had some big trucks coming in. Said goodbye to our baby and agreed to pick it up on Tuesday.
Woke up to an e-mail from Sierra Trailer Restoration! Plenty to go look at if I wanted! So I jumped in the car and met Mike half way and we went to take a look. WOW! Got all the aluminum put back on the outside, wiring is done, windows have been cut out and the new glass fits perfect. Have some new water tanks mounted under the back bed (yes, it’s now a fixed bed not a gaucho..) and all the electrical is under the front dinnette (which isn’t there yet). But it’s all coming together and Pete tells me it will go to the polisher the 28th of this month! Hoping to drive it to a race in April!
Today I contacted a “Vehicle Verifier”. She was recommended to me by a new friend from Vintage Trailer Restoration on Facebook.
I’ve already been to the DMV and showed them all my paperwork. They said I need to have the vehicle vin number verified so, “Bring it in.” they said. If they only knew what condition it was in! So I told them, “no can do” and they suggested the Vehicle Verifier. I didn’t even know there was such a job… I’m learning so much from this adventure.
So Donna is on standby and when I get the okay from Pete, she’s going over to take a look and verify that it is what it’s supposed to be…or something like that.
Just waiting and dreaming of having my little camper DONE!
Drove to Grass Valley today and had a look at the work in progress. Sides are up and framing is in the works. Waiting on the windows to arrive to make the cutouts for them. The cross members are made of 2″x2″ s, and this little baby is gonna be STURDY!!! So far, so good!
Well, What do you think about our little stove top? Today Mom and I headed to Stockton to pick up the Caloric stove from Buckeye Appliance on Freemont St. I wasn’t disappointed! Josh did a wonderful job refinishing it and showed me how well it worked! I even got to see what else was in progress in the work room. Those guys really know their stuff. If you need a vintage stove restored to perfect condition and aren’t in a hurry (HA!), they are the ones to see! Thanks Josh!
Mom and I enjoyed a lunch on the way home and now I’m just waiting for sierra to call for bits and pieces left behind.
Got the call from Sierra, It’s our turn!!! So excited! Pete says he needs the trailer so I called around to find a way to move the little trailer. DMV says, since it’s not registered, can’t give me a day pass to move it on the road so it has to be lifted off the road to be moved. Four movers quoted me about $300, but Penski, who couldn’t rent me just the car trailer (had to have one of their trucks to go with it) asked me how much a fix-it ticket would be. Hmmm!? Got the hint! So a quick trip to Kragen for tow lights, and a trip to Tony’s house to retrieve our table saw and presto! it’s ready to be towed! Stay tuned to find out if a police man was in my way! HA!
AWW!!!! I missed the bid on e-bay for the caloric stove that came out of a Curtis Wright up in Bend Oregon. We won’t mention any names Flytecamp. So browsing for another caloric stove on line, I found one in NY at Fletcher’s Trailer Sales!! I can’t believe there are three of these little stoves around!!! So I called Bill to see if he really had it or just had a picture of one on his website. He informed me he still has the little stove and we struck a deal! Should be here in a few weeks! Can’t wait!!!!
I often get people asking me about the project, but today was a little different. I talked with J.A. who tells me about their model 2. It is almost in original shape and so when they sent pictures, I was able to see what was actually in the front of the camper! Hope you don’t mind if I share your picture J. Really was interesting. Didn’t know that was a Gaucho in the front…not a dinette. Now I might have to redo my layout….
So Jerry is done with his work. And Sierra Trailer Restoration is ready to start on the shell. I got a call from Jerry who tells me he’s talked with Peter and he’s going to load the little camper parts on a truck and bring it up to Peter and Joe to begin the reconstruction of the shell. I don’t have any pictures because I’m not really sure when this is actually going to happen. So I’m just going to wait and try to be PATIENT!!
So, after a few months of sulking over the cooktop I’ve started looking for a replacement. Sure would be nice to have that little Caloric back to original. After several emails, phone calls and web browsing….got a call back from “Buckeye Appliance” in Stockton, CA.
Tom tells me there’s still hope! Maybe, if they didn’t sandblast, the emblem is still under the powdercoat! And if it isn’t, AND I have a GOOD picture, MAYBE he knows of someone who is good with making a new one in porcelain!!!
So I load my mom in the car along with all the bits and pieces of the cooktop and off to Stockton we go! When we got there, Tom, Josh and Darcy were there. Their store on Freemont is like a vintage mecca!!! Stacks of vintage tableclothes in perfect condition, aprons, door knobs, green milk glass everything, and oh yes, appliances from the 1800′s potbelly thru the 60′s. So I showed them what I had and they all gathered around and gave their opinions. Took the photos I had of the original, and talked about it some more. They said it won’t be quick but can be done. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping they can revive my little Caloric no.18. (sniffle, sniffle)
Because most of the construction is out of my hands for the time being, thought I might dream a little and make some drawings. Original or modernized is still dancing around in my head, but I think we can do mostly original with some hidden modern. I know I’ll need a microwave somewhere! So here is what I’m thinking..
Pretty excited to today. I’m headed to Woodson Bridge to a little vintage rally to meet Marti Domyancic who owns the Marti’s Awnings business in Sacramento.
She has constructed a vintage awning for my little trailer in the colors to match the interior and thought I might like to see some other vintage campers. Fabulous day talking with vintage camper owners and drooling over the campers!!
Well, Ryan got too busy with aircraft! So Jerry has taken over the project of replacing the weak areas on the shell. He has built a platform and has been hard at work on the pieces that need replaced. He has completed the door and is working on cutting out the door wall. When he’s done with the walls, Sierra Trailer Restoration should be ready to have it in their shop. Can’t hardly WAAaaaaaaiiiitttttt!!!!!
Can you believe it!? After some phone calls, and a few emails, and of course some money, I’m an OFFICIAL Airstreamer!!! I’m so excited! Can you believe it?! I’ve got my numbers!!! Now all I need is an Airstream to put them on!
Yes, I’ve been playing around in the fabrics again! I just received all the fabrics to make the cushions. One is an ostrich vinyl, another is a ditsy print, and the third is a tweedy type, all commercial grade so they should withstand being outside in a camper. I think they look pretty good with the barkcloth. Now I’ll look for an awning.
And with every classic, you need a YOM (year of manufacture) license plate to go with…so I found this one and while it’s “clear” with the DMV right now, may not be cleared when the camper actually needs it. So, I guess I’ll just hope and trust that no one else wants this random combination of numbers and letters….
Found some mid 40′s vintage barkcloth fabric on e-bay with enough yardage to make some curtains (very hard to find!!). Will have to find some other fabrics to compliment it to make the cushions. Thought you might like to see the fabric…
Also the paint chip from the frame and wheels. Not an exact match but a great close!
And a sample of the marmoleum flooring. Guess I better order that soon.
As with all vintage campers the decision has to be made whether to keep it totally original or to modernize. Such is the case with this one. I wasn’t sure I wanted to reuse the rusted, non working, two burner cooktop. That’s why I bought the Princess oven stove combo and fixed it up. Now I’m rethinking that decision.
So, I brought my little cooktop down to “Perfect It Powdercoating” in Sacramento the same time the frame went in. I explained that it needed to be painted and asked that they NOT touch the front where the emblem was. He clearly marked it on the form. But when I went down to pick up the frame and cooktop, everything had been powdercoated flat black!!! My heart sunk. (no pictures…)
It was clearly marked, but some egghead either doesn’t read English or didn’t bother to look. My loss. Steve at “Perfect It Powdercoating” said he’ll make it right. He sent it back through and they painted the burners shiney black and the front shiney white. Okay, still doesn’t cheer me up but nothing can be done now since it’s been sandblasted off. Guess it’s back to plan A (using the Princess).
So what do you think? Marv’s trailers did a pretty great job on the little frame. New axil, (notice no leaf spring anymore), new brakes, a little more bracing to withstand higher speeds, and that stupid jack is replaced with one that will work! Thanks Tim for a beautiful job. And thanks again for repairing the bent jack after I learned that the wheel on the jack is supposed to be removed after raising all the way. A quick trip to powdercoating and voila!….
Mike can do anything! But shared his concern that he didn’t want the exterior of the camper to look like a circus mirror! So he contacted a professional who was willing to do the work and not charge extra for our help! So today when our aluminum came in, it was a quick trip to the U-Haul dealer for a 14′ truck, loaded the flat pieces of our Camper into it and with some creative tie downs, a ride to an “airport hanger” (thought it best to leave this location undisclosed to protect the innocent). Unloaded the pieces of our Curtis, then a trip into Sacramento to Cardo Industries to load the new metal. (sorry all you people who were driving down El Camino at rush hour that I blocked off while loading up the u-haul!). More fancy tie-down techniques employed….a rush hour traffic trip back to the hanger and unloaded the new metal. Ryan was very helpful and efficient at unloading it (but then, he didn’t have cars whizzing past him!). A chat with Ryan who will be doing the riveting for us put our minds at ease that the professionals are in control here! Looks like the construction is underway!!!!
After DAYS of sandblasting, three coats of paint, new insulation, and three stores searching for new screws…the princess is put back together!!! (mental note: even though sandblasting is tons of fun, let the professionals do the sandblasting!)
Today I received the insulation and knob from the Vintage Gas Stoves store. Can’t wait for day light to get the sanding and painting done so I can put the little stove back together! Whoda thunk fiberglass would be so exciting!?
Soooo excited!!! The UPS guy just brought my vintage wheels to me. I can just visualize how they’ll look all painted up with jade color and a nice shiney half moon in the middle. Tommorrow I’ll head to the tire dealer to get a tire put on them and then a trip to Marv’s trailer to try them on the trailer (if it’s ready…).
Meanwhile, I’ve torn apart the oven and am waiting on the insulation and knob I ordered from Vintagegasstoves.com.
Now it’s time to start on the little stove oven combination my daughter and I picked up off Craigslist in NV. Ahhh what a drive that was. A gorgeous day for a drive in the mountains! Mike, always looking out for my well being thought it was dangerous for me to go alone, so my daughter went with me (guess he doesn’t know how much more dangerous THAT could be!). So Ali and I took the hour and a half trip and found the trailer park that “Jim” was at. The little Princess oven/stove came out of a ’52 Aljo but I thought it would be fine for my 1946. So we paid him and he was overjoyed he sold it and wanted to throw in a ’79 brown full size oven for free…. Ummm no thank you… We were so far out of range for civilization, we passed a guy with his boxers down around his ankles, relieving himself in the street. Just keep driving….. Finally, a Cabelos! We stopped to have lunch and then another quick hour and a half and we were home.
Oh so today Mike and I pulled the little thing apart. Doing a complete rebuild on the Princess. Need to order some new insulation and a few other parts from Antique Gas Stoves (they have amazing units on their website, they laughed when I asked if they’d do mine for me…but it was a nice laugh, so I’ll throw them some business anyway). Need a sandblaster. Guess they’re about as expensive to buy as it is to have done. Guess I’ll buy one so I can use up some of my spare time!
Met with Mike and Tony for lunch today and went into Sacramento to Cardo Industries. Walked into an aluminum enthusiasts mecca! All kinds of bent and twisted aluminum in various sizes and thicknesses. Some had patterns and some were colored and oh! There was another area where there was all kinds of huge machines that looked like they could really do some damage! Mike and Tony were busy talking with Curtis… We mentioned that we were restoring a Curtis Wright and he laughed and said he’d heard of them…. Really? Really? How badly does he need our business that he’d say he heard of this obscure camper? Okay, and then he pulled out an ORIGINAL brochure! Unbelievable!! So Curtis (one S) got our attention!!! More than willing to share his expertise and help us out by offering suggestions. It was a fabulous visit with Curtis. Great sense of humor and very helpful!!!
Then we hit the Vintage Ford store in Sacramento. If you’ve never been there and love cars, you’ve GOT to go. It’s like a museum and has everything you’re looking for (and not looking for). Plenty of stuff to drool on! In the showroom they have various car frames, and body parts… Makes you want to get your screwdriver out right there, sit on the floor, and put one together! OH!!! back to my project….
So we ordered some wheels.
Almost out of time so a quick trip over to Marv’s to check on our trailer which still doesn’t have much done to it. Gave Tim the measurements on the wheels we just ordered so he can order the axle. Guess our play time was done. Back to work…
Well, today we got the door wall on the saw horses and started taking it apart. This was an early model 2 made by Wally B. and I think he was still experimenting with materials. Three walls were constructed with aluminum exterior and furniture grade cardboard interior. Lots of bracing too! The door wall was the strongest wall with the trade mark airstream double walled aluminum. Coincidently its also the only wall that stood the test of time. But with a complete rebuild like this one, it had to be taken apart, inspected and rebuilt. So Mike, Tony and I armed with screwdrivers, and other various implements of destruction, carefully pulled apart the two sides.
It was amazing to see the insulation still intact, and the aluminum still very shiney. This wall had aluminum bracing in it! That explains why it was so solid! Looking at the later model 2′s, it appears that Wally changed the design and started building them with all four walls double sided! And of course the roof is double sided. We’ll be changing ours to the double sided so it will be sturdy and strong for another 100 years!
Well, after several phone calls and a visit or two, I think Tim knows what needs to be done. It’s been decided that more bracing will be needed to make the frame strong enough to withstand today’s highway speeds. I drew up a Cad sketch and Mike talked to Tim about getting it done soon. Maybe in the next two weeks… I hope! Time to start work on the wall reconstruction!
With a lot of vacuuming and some elbow grease, the bed is pulled off and the aluminum under belly is the last to go. We are finally down to the frame! Still can’t get the jack to lower, will have to use a flat bed to get it to the fabricator to make sure it’s a good stable frame, fix a small crack, put on a new ball hitch and yes, fix that stupid jack! Spent the rest of the weekend cleaning up and re-stacking the deconstruction debris. Stacked the camper walls, and ceiling in the garage.
Looks like a “flat Stanley” camper!
So Monday off we go to the fabricator! Flat bed driver is a little late, but takes no time to get the frame up on his tow truck and it’s a quick drive to the fabricator. I mentioned the original long trip home to him and he informed me that the other driver told him all about the unstable ride and was worried because he was out of tie down straps! Wow! My camper is ALREADY EPIC!!!
So here we are at Marv’s and Tim is taking notes as to what we want done with this rusty old trailer. I think he’s wondering why we don’t just build a new one with better material that is lighter weight and stronger… But I think he finally gets that we want to keep it vintage and true to original. He talks about getting a ball hitch that is like the 40′s hitch and not one of the newer ones (he has one of those!), and said he’d look at the wheel and bearings and fix the crack and the jack, but couldn’t do much till it gets sandblasted because it’s just too rusty to see all the problems it might have. So we make a note that Tim will fix it up so we can pull it behind the car (with a temporary permit of course), to get it to the sandblaster and then back to Tim for the rest of the fabrication and then back to the sandblaster to get painted! Shhheeeeesh!
So this is going to give me some time to do some planning and searching for pieces for the inside!
Well, I’ve been waiting all week to get started again! So Saturday is here and the back wall and the side wall is removed. Also managed to take lots of pictures and start pulling off all the hardware and lights and so forth.
Sunday, I bring my little guy to a boy scouting event, but when I get back to the project, my loving hubby and handsome son has taken the roof off, and is in the process of pulling off the front wall. By mid afternoon, the entry door wall is the last wall off. Then the wheel wells come off and clean up. We’re done for this week! Thought you might like the picture of the original floor.
So today we ripped out the rotted, mouse dropping infested, bed in the back of the trailer. I originally thought we could reuse the frame since it was made of hardwoods and was in pretty good condition. But after an hour of struggle and breathing fine dust particles, that thought was abandoned and the power tools came out. Sawed it in half and struggled some more, and then we finally were the victors! Shop vac’d all the loose dirt and disintegrated wood and…the master bedroom restoration was underway!
Then we loosened the inside strap holding the wall on. Everything was stable but looked a little scary. We proceeded to take apart the cabinets, closet, icebox, and walls. I cleaned with the vacuum often and by the end of the weekend it looked pretty empty. We’d have to call it quits till the next weekend.
On Saturday November 5th 2011 we went to Dixon, CA to take a look at a craigslist find. A vintage (1946) Curtis Wright model 2 travel trailer.
It was love at first sight. Such a wonderful find. The owner, Billy D., told us it had sat there on the farm for the past 40 years, originally used as a spare bedroom for visiting relatives. Over time it had fallen into disrepair and grandpa was always going to fix it up but the farm and then ill health kept him from the task. So it was left right there, waiting for us to find it! This was the day we were going to get started. After calling the tow, and having lunch, and sitting and chatting, and waiting, and waiting, the tow truck arrived. He seemed on a tight schedule and loaded the little camper on his flat bed without too much worry.
With a quick check of the tie downs, off he went. First around the crated peppers hitting ruts and rocks. As he passed he slowed down (I thought to check his cargo but) just enough to ask Billy if any of the vintage muscle cars were for sale. But with the answer, the driver continued down the dirt road to get to the gravel road, to get to the asphalt road…bumping and turning without a care. YIKES!
We jumped in our car and caught up with him on the asphalt road because he had pulled off to make sure everything was still secure. I guess he noticed a few things falling off?
But with a few more straps and his pager going off, he jumped back in his cab and in a hail of black smoke pulled back onto the road. We finally reached the main highway and had 36 more miles to go! I could hold my breath that long…
ice box and master closet
Down the highway at full speed, debris flying everywhere. Kinda glad to see all that extra dust and dirt was being left behind, but worried something important was being lost! Our little camper was leaning a bit more than when we first laid eyes on it. And with each good bump, another screw popped off. Lower and lower to the flat bed our camper was inching. Fourty minutes later we were pulling into the driveway and I could breath a sigh of relief. At least we made it home..