Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Awning!

Since I finally got my hatch leak fixed, I decided to break down and get a Thermarest Awning for the T@B. This will make shorter trips a lot easier with less setup. I'll still set up the monster setup for longer trips though.

Thanks for looking!!
Coming next - Little Mountain Marina Campground on Lake Guntersville. Getting together with some Disney camping friends for a week of fishin, grillin out, chillin, and golf cart riding :-)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sweet Tear Alabama - Lake Guntersville State Park - May 20, 23, 2010

This was another weekend at Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, AL. This time I was in site E-24, Water, Electric, Lake View.

I was there with the Alabama Chapter of the Tearjerkers "Sweet Tear Alabama"
There were 5 other unique homebuilt teardrops at the gathering.
Jerry from Mississippi
Jerry & Susan


Karen, our director

Tony & Cim and their children

Startin the charcoal for the Saturday night burgers
Lots of good eatin at the potluck
The georgious sunsets over Lake Guntersville
Thanks for lookin!!
(120 Miles)
Coming next, my T@B Thermarest awning should be in this week!! So I'll need to do some adjusting of my never-used awning rail.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Some Needed Mods to the T@B

Below are a few pictures of some recent mods I had done to my T@B.

First is the Plexiglass AC Vent cover. Big thanks to Sharon and Bob at the Blue Ridge Rally for acquiring the parts and installing this for me!!!

Next is a rubber gasket placed over my hatch hinge. I ordered a piece of EPDM rubber off of ebay and took it and some pictures from some teardrop forums to my dealer and this is what he came back with. The fix turned out beautiful!! The ebay seller is rubbermann7. Here is a direct link to his ebay store. The dealer used white standard RV trim, with white rubber trim mold. I couldn't be happier!! After three years and umpteen different trys at fixing this, finally no more leaks!!!!

My next mod is a storage door placed on the door side to access the under bed storage. I found the door from and also had my dealer install this. I had a similar door installed on the driver side about a year ago. The power cord goes in the driver side storage area, and my water hose and grey water container goes in this door. I can now plug in and connect water without entering my T@B or digging in the truck.

The outdoor plug was originally where the storage door is now, so the dealer relocated the plug to in front of the tire.

The last gizmo added is a bracket for a new XM antenna. I had a button antenna, but was having trouble acquiring an XM signal at some campgrounds. I saw this antenna on another T@B at the Blue Ridge rally, and they were getting an excellent signal with the antenna where I was not getting one, so I ordered it off ebay, then had the dealer screw and seal the bracket to the outside of the T@B.

Also while at the dealer, he went all around the T@B and reapplied caulking where necessary and plugged a hole where I could see daylight coming in one wheel well. Gotta keep the maintenance up!!!

Thanks for looking!!

Coming next, Lake Guntersville State Park with the Alabama Chapter of the Tearjerkers!


Monday, May 3, 2010

T@B Blue Ridge Rally - 4/29 - 5/2/2010

These are some pictures of the T@B Blue Ridge Rally at Mountain Stream RV Park in Marion, NC. I was in Site 19. This is a GREAT little RV Park that backs up to Buck Creek. Every site has water, electric, sewer, and cable. The park also has free WiFi. There is NO cell phone service and you can't get any TV stations off of an antenna up there.

The view from my site.

All of the trailers in attendance at the rally.

Breakfast at Carsons Chapel
All the T@Bs in a Row
Carsons Chapel

The creek near Carson's Chapel

And after a long and rainy drive home, this is the first thing I see when pulling into my back yard. Just had to brag. They were barely budding when I left!

Thanks for reading!!
(750 Miles)
Coming next - Lake Guntersville State Park with the Alabama Chapter of the Tearjerkers!! (Although I hope a couple of mods are in order before then. Ordered a couple of toys today.)