Thursday, July 31, 2008

Metzendorf Trailer Specs

Here is a flyer that I got from Gary who owns a Metz. It has some great info on it. This is not for mine. I have the 15m. Mine is equipped with everything except for the gas light and canvas bunk. I plan on installing a gas light at some point over the dinette. I also plan on installing more 12v lights. I also need to get a new water tank. I have both the city water and hand pump on the sink.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bromley Mountain

I spent my last full day mainly cleaning up and drying things out. I did manage to take a 3 hour hike up Bromley where I was treated to great views of Equinox, Stratton and a 360 view of the green mountains. A storm came along and started to rain when I got to the bottom. That night a violent storm lit the black sky. I decided to head to my friends restaurant...and have a good meal.

Arts and crafts day...

While carrying my canoe back to the car, I slipped in the mud and whacked my knee on a rock. So... I sat in my chair and got creative. The wood I used was from my hike on Stratton Mt.

Grout Pond

Canoeing on Grout Pond on Stratton MT. There are primitive campsite here...but no trailers.

Hamilton Falls and Ball Mt Lake

It started out a dry walk. Down the West River from my campground is Ball Mt. Lake and Dam. The West River Trail passes over the dam. There a nine switchbacks on the one side. Hamilton Falls is the tallest water falls in VT. It was just beautiful...even though a thunderstorm erupted when I got there...and I was 2 miles from my car.

Another rainy walk

I treked into Branch Pond on Stratton Mountain. It was a lovely forest walk of birch, hemlock and ferns.

White Rocks

On a rainy day, I made a short trip up to White Rocks. It was just a little misty...and I got a great bonus of several bushes full of blueberries.

Nine nights in ther Green Mountains!

Despite it seeming like a rainforest, I had a great time. I was so happy to be in a tin can...unlike my soggy wet nylon neighbors. It wasn't all is a pic of the set up with the new awning. I need to install a third pole. I got a hanging tent for inside my canopy and it worked great. I used it as a dry space...and outdoor screen room.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The first big trip!

I am off for over a week to camp in the Green Mountains of Vermont. I am sure I will have some more projects after the trip. Cheers and happy camping to all! :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A few more projects

Well, I finished the awning. I will take photos next week when she is all set up at her site in VT. I spent the weekend getting her ready for a 9-night adventure in VT. Now that I have used the dorf a few times, I am realizing what works and what doesn't. I don't need a hanging closet, that's for sure. So I just put up two shelves in the closet. I will probably modify them or add more. I just wanted a start to better organize the space. I also got a hanging tent for inside my dining canopy. I wanted wind walls for rainy days. Well the full tent that hangs inside the canopy cost the same. I will take photos of it next week. I had never seen such a tent. I would like more screen area, but I think it will be good.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Metzendorf for sale

here is a baby blue one for sale on Craigslist...get your own dorf!! Here is the link

The Antenna...

I got an antenna that is really a reproduction for an airstream. Well..the dorf must have thicker walls than and airstream. I think they are about 1.5 inches thick. So. I need to adapt the antenna to attach it to the trailer. I really like the antenna and think it will be a nice addition to the exterior. The stereo I have is great. I can put two more speaker on it. I want to get out door speakers I think.