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Old 09-29-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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Default F I N A L L Y - A Successful Trip

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I was out 10 nights. NOTHING broke, failed, leaked, defrosted, or exploded. I was one happy camper! Worst thing that happened was a loose screw on the screen door. My limited abilities allowed me to correct the problem (even though it took me 10 minutes to find that little square screwdriver - why in the world do they use that square one? Flat or Phillips doesn't do the same job?)

Anyway, for those of you who have family in Chicago's far west burbs, there are two new campgrounds - Kane County Forest Preserve. I was at the one in Big Rock. The other is in Elgin. $25 for non-Kane County residents; $15 otherwise.



Got to attend a little "train party". These little trains (mostly steam locomotives) are all hand made/machined by their engineers. This engineer was my morse code teacher over 25 years ago...



And breakfast when a girlfriend spent the night - tomato juice, champagne, breakfast skillet (onions, potatoes, green peppers, b'fast sausage, eggs, cheese), English muffins, and coffee...



All-in-all, the most fun I've had in this Fun Finder since I've had it! YAY!

PS: We had a HUGE monster downpour here at home early this morning. Just now went inside the trailer with a flashlight - didn't see leaks anywhere. Another YAY! Isn't it great when things work out?

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A loose screw, and you call it a successful trip?

That's good news, and I'm happy to hear it went well.

The more I think about it, the more I think I was *really* lucky with my last trailer. No major problems with it in six years. I was even soaking under Hurricane Irene for a bit.

The next trip out is to Las Vegas in the middle of October.
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Sounds like you finally have all of the kinks worked out of it. Congrats!
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Great to hear from you again Michele! Did you trade rigs? I seem to remember you having the red/white Fun Finder. Glad everything is working well for you!
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Great to hear from you again Michele! Did you trade rigs? I seem to remember you having the red/white Fun Finder. Glad everything is working well for you!
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My first Fun Finder was a 2008 X-160. That one had the red/white decal scheme. Loved that little trailer.
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Great news -- I am delighted that things went well!! Did the fridge work well? What did you do about the drain on the battery due to the fridge fan? I have been completely out of touch for a month -- camping in Colorado -- so I have missed out on all of the major news, such as your fridge situation.
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Thanks, Dan!

Out a month? Good for you!! (although it's always nice to come 'home'...)

I am still pondering the boondocking refrigerator issue.

When my last two trips of the year are finished (Thanksgiving being the last), I want to research those $$$LITHIUM$$$ batteries. I need to gather more information about the Battery Management System that is required and the battery iself? Any experience on this forum?

I've ruled out a different trailer (can't find one I like as much. The Lance was very cool. However, there was absolutely NO way to get to the bathroom with the slide in - that's a deal breaker) I've ruled out a new truck $$$ (bigger would present its own set of new issues), so it'll be the battery, or a Yeti Cooler for the dry camping.
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Glad you had a great trip with no issues !! You have been threw a lot with that fun finder , hopefully you got it all worked out now. I sold my fun finder a few months ago , moved on up to a big boy 5th wheel 40 foot and had to get a new ram dually Cummings diesel !!!
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That's great! We just finished our first successful run, also 10 days. Feels good doesn't it?
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