New years camping tour in Texas

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2011: New years camping tour in Texas
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 01:09 pm:

My two sons and four friends departed this morning (Friday) on a three day camping tour. Weather here in South Central Texas is "short sleeve" at the moment. We are expecting a cold front to come thru over the weekend.
I personally do not do camping as long as there are motels and I have a dollar in my pocket. So I am staying home with the rescue trailer. Four closed cars and one roadster pickup make up the group and three camping trailers. I attemped to get some pictures as the group left.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield, KS on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 01:41 pm:

Good for them! I've been going camping since the war ended and Dad could buy a tent. Can't wait to get my touring in shape, build a trailer, and go T camping.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 06:31 pm:

Oh, that looks like fun! I am going to have to add "build a camping trailer" to my project list. I may never get back to doing national tours if I don't (can't afford the hotels, also enjoy camping).
How about, after the New Year forum change, we get a thread going to try to find some original plans, dimensions and pictures along with photos of ones people have today. That way, silly people like me could at least try to make one "as was".

Willie,
I hope you, your sons, and their friends, (and all your family) have a wonderful New Year!
Thank you for sharing this.
Drive carefully, and enjoy the New Year! W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 08:11 pm:

Wayne, one of the campers dates to near model T vintage. One is from Montgomery ward and I don't know much about the third one.
I just talked with them on the cell phone and they are about to shut down for the night in a large park.
If you get a thread going in 2012, I could help with some close up pictures of the oldest trailer.
Have a great New Year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warwick Landy on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 09:07 pm:

Happy new year to you and your family Willie. What a great way to see in the new year. I hope the trailer is not required and you can join them for some new years cheer!
Love the look of that trailer behind the Fordor. Maybe a new years resolution for me will to build a camper trailer to go behing my Fordor.
Happy new Year to all from Australia.
Warwick.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Ashton Rosenkrans on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 10:29 am:

Is that a Gilkie trailer in the 5th picture being towed by the Fordor? We purchased a 1929 Gilkie last year in somewhat sorry shape. Canvas and wooden frame is all gone, but the trailer itself and hardware is in pretty good shape. Will be starting a restoration next Spring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 11:22 am:

Wayne, the trailer behind the fordor belongs to a friend who joined my sons for the tour and I did not examine it very carefully. When they come back thru my farm, I will try to get a second look.


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