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Dreamer



Joined: 01 Jan 2006
Posts: 1520
City/Region: Sunny Sequim
State or Province: WA
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: New Dreamer Reply with quote

Here's the replacement for Dreamer. Not floating but we're enjoying it.




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Captains Cat



Joined: 03 Nov 2003
Posts: 7028
City/Region: Cod Creek>Potomac River>Chesapeake Bay>Atlantic Ocean
State or Province: VA
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Captain's Choice II
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Roger! Shades of TxJim and his Blonde!

Charlie

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Captain's Choice (1994 CD 22 Cruiser- Sold Jun 2007)
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JamesTXSD



Joined: 01 Mar 2005
Posts: 6208
City/Region: Tropical Tip of Texas
State or Province: TX
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: "Wild Blue"
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are you headed first? Very Happy Congrats on the new land travel mode - hope you two enjoy it a bunch!

Best wishes,
Jim & Joan
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potter water



Joined: 12 Apr 2011
Posts: 752
City/Region: Logan
State or Province: UT
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Still C-razy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first night my wife spent in our new travel trailer in 1998, we felt like 10 year olds out camping in mom and dads back yard. We just chuckled, after decades of tenting about having this hard sided thing with a toilet and a hot shower and oven and full bed, etc. We became dedicated trailer travelers. We are on our second fifth wheel and love it. It isn't fancy, but it has all we need for about any length trip we'd like to take.

As much fun as a C-dory can be, there just seems to be that need for Susan and for me to be able load up our fifth wheel and hit the road for some weeks of desert and mountain environments that just aren't around "big" water. We are often towing a small open 16 foot fishing boat or taking the canoe with the fifth wheel so we can access water whenever we are camping by it.

Unfortunately, the "break even" costs associated with a trip with the fifth wheel versus driving faster and staying in hotels and eating in restaurants has become more of a toss up than 10 years ago. In those days, the fifth wheel was hands down, the cheaper way to travel. (Of course that's assuming you balance distance and time away rationally). Diesel fuel is now THE major part of the calculations. Our trip with STILL CRAZY to do the east coast canals will put us out almost 2 grand in fuel costs.

The only way I justify the fifth wheel trips and the c-dory trips is that my best friend is going through about 15 to 20 grand a year in cruise ship expenses. He thinks I'm crazy to want to do the towing and work associated with my kind of tripping. I think he's crazy to sit on a cruise ship and eat himself into the 300 pound unhealthy short guy that he is.

May your roads be well paved and your fuel economy exceptional.

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Aurelia



Joined: 20 Aug 2009
Posts: 1004
City/Region: Gig Harbor
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2003
C-Dory Model: 19 Angler
Vessel Name: Ari
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We did the reverse with trailers first and boating second and we still miss the land travel enough to promise outselves a class B+ in retirement next decade.

We had a great time and traveled mostly in the "off" season to avoid crowded campgrounds and summer travel traffic.

Don't forget to look near as well as far. Many great places to park and relax in your own state. One of our favorites is Steamboat Rock state park. Go there in the spring, take some walks and watch the wildlife.

With your boat skills, I sure hope you two have a floaty toy planned to go with that fifth wheel. Portaboat?

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Aurelia - 25 Cruiser sold 2012
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Pat Anderson



Joined: 02 Nov 2003
Posts: 6689
City/Region: Birch Bay, WA
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Daydream
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! We have a Fox Mountain, the Artic Fox's little brother.
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Pat, Patty & Austin Anderson, and Baxter! C-Brat # 62!
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Doryman



Joined: 03 Oct 2006
Posts: 3771
City/Region: Anacortes
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2006
C-Dory Model: 255 Tomcat
Vessel Name: Lori Ann
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Arctic Fox family! We love our AF camper -- served us almost flawlessly during 2 months of continuous use this winter. We are considering buying a used pull trailer (possibly an AF) to leave in Baja.

Where did you buy yours?

Warren

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El and Bill



Joined: 08 Nov 2003
Posts: 3015
City/Region: Lakewood, CO
State or Province: CO
C-Dory Year: 2000
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Halcyon
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In our CD-22, we had a delightful cruise down the Arkansas River. This week, land cruising, we cruised the Upper Arkansas Valley, in Southern CO. Anyone looking for a land cruise in your RV, hard to beat the wildlife spectacular at Monte Vista Nat;l Wildlife Refuge.

Thousands of Sandhill Cranes are migrating northerly -- they fill the sky over the refuge, and assault the ears with their calls. The fields are literally jumping with cranes. Now is the time to see this amazing sight.

Maybe you can drift on down CO way in your land yacht?

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El and Bill



Joined: 08 Nov 2003
Posts: 3015
City/Region: Lakewood, CO
State or Province: CO
C-Dory Year: 2000
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Halcyon
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But maybe not come this weekend - looks like some snow coming our way. Maybe next week, after the sun returns.
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Larry Patrick



Joined: 03 Dec 2011
Posts: 117
City/Region: DALLAS
State or Province: PA
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats,looks nice and roomy. We have an 1191 Lance 2011 truck camper,that we are enjoying,next purchase 22 cruiser . Looking forward camping on boat.
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ddenver



Joined: 24 Sep 2007
Posts: 286
City/Region: Quilcene
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2008
C-Dory Model: 23 Venture
Vessel Name: C-Renity
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't quite tell from the picture.... hope that new 5th wheeler has Cabernet colored trim or Roger is going to have to buy a whole bunch of different colored shirts!

Looks great guys.... drive carefully!

Take care,
Dan, Tanya, and Hannah on C-Renity
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416rigby



Joined: 31 Mar 2004
Posts: 1191
City/Region: Port Angeles
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2001
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Foggy Dew
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! You're sure to have fun in that.
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At last...home for good in the Great Northwest!

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Grumpy



Joined: 10 Oct 2005
Posts: 1538
City/Region: Whidbey Is
State or Province: WA
Vessel Name: Kingfisher II
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats guys. I Know the "admirables" have been talking so C-ya on the road maybe when I get back from doing penance in Swissyland.

Everywhere I look see Sprinter vans, 1000's of them so I thnk I know where I wll look for spares for our Skinny Winny View.
ciao

M

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El and Bill



Joined: 08 Nov 2003
Posts: 3015
City/Region: Lakewood, CO
State or Province: CO
C-Dory Year: 2000
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Halcyon
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So when are you hitting the road, and which way are you headed? Rocky Mountain NP high country roads are usually open by Memorial Day, and this is a marvelous area for your new rig. Now the wildlife refuges along the Front Range are teeming with wildlife migrating north, coming out of hibernation, or feeling the urges of springime. Ah, the bugling of elk, the banging of horns crashing together as the bighorns via for mates, the cackling of geese and trills of the Sandhill Cranes.

Come on over -- we'll join for some 'cruising' together time, if you wish. Spring is in the air, and you have a comfortable rig for enjoying the beauties of the season outdoors.
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thataway



Joined: 02 Nov 2003
Posts: 10806
City/Region: Pensacola
State or Province: FL
C-Dory Year: 2006
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Thisaway
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are going to have to get one of the Porti boats or an good air floor inflatable to keep you on the water. That does not look like it will float well...!

Nice digs-and I know that you all will have some great trips--Congratulations.

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Thisaway 2006 22' CDory November 2011
Caracal 18 140 Suzuki
Thataway TomCat 255 150 Suzukis June 2006 thru August 2011
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