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Date:         Sun, 11 Oct 2009 18:16:08 -0700
Reply-To:     Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <vanagon@gerry.vanagon.com>
From:         Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: [NVC] Do you like camping in the rain?
Comments: cc: Chris S <szpejankowski@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To:  <5ebe10a0910111725h5d099e5cw23298d6cce209d73@mail.gmail.com>
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Tell me more about this "RV outdoor mat." Sounds highly functional.

It's not like those creepy 10-ft by 12-ft rectangles of Astroturf that RV-rs like to plop down outside their doors to further emphasize how alienated they are from the outdoors, is it?

-- Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana") 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) Bend, OR KG6RCR

On 10/11/2009 5:25 PM Chris S wrote:

> Dear Mr. Squirrel, > > Most of my camping is done in NC mountains, where you pretty much expect > to encounter rain. To me a day of rain in the Westy is a nice break as > you tend to focus inward and relax. A day of rain in the tent means > chasing leaks, rearranging backpacks and hoping that you didn't pitch in > a depression. (Well, you asked :-)) > > I've found that an RV outdoor mat works well in the wet, damp, or sandy > situations. Its construction allows water to drain through and fine > sand to fall to the bottom. It also cleans your shoes well, as an > added bonus. This helps to keep inside of your Westy, or tent, less > messy. You place this mat just outside the entry. I imagine if you > were to use a tent it would work well inside too as it would keep your > gear above whatever water has gathered on the floor. > > 2009/10/11 Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@gmail.com > <mailto:camping.elliott@gmail.com>> > > > > How do you folks feel about camping in the rain? Any tips for > keeping the > inside of the van dry and clean? > > -- > Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott > 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana") > 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) > Bend, OR > KG6RCR > > > > > -- > Chris S. > Disclaimer: "Death and serious injury may occur" > >


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