Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation


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echinus1988
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Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:23 am



I broke a wire last year and figure I'll fix it before the snow comes back in Monday.

Then I start cleaning inside. I never thought mice would get into the trailer so I left the lid up. Guess what! Those little critters get into everything and they were all through the lower section of the trailer. I'll have to clean and sanitize all of it. I learned for next year at least!

This is my southwest trip. No set route down to Yuma yet but from Yuma I'll be taking the Old US Hwy 80 over to San Diego. Then up the coast on 101 to LA and then Death Valley to meet with a high school friend.

Then back south to pick up Hwy 50 through Nevada (one of the loneliest roads...) for my trip back. Might stop at the Salton Sea also.

Should be fun, doing that in May. Solo trip since my son can't go with. Open to any suggestions and ideas.

Ride Safe!!



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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 pm

I leave on Sunday. I put a new brake controller container on. The old one was plastic and was starting to wear out. I bought a stainless steel lunch box and drilled holes to hold it. Have to but different screws to hold the lid because the ones I got are too small. Can’t drill into the lid with that tiny of a drill bit. The one picture shows both containers and the other is the finished product.
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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Sun May 19, 2019 8:43 pm

Well, third day out it wasn’t my day. Hit sand in a city park at the wrong speed, angle, and went down. Wasn’t fast, no injuries except my pride. The mirror is toast, broke the bottom right side cover, mirror cover, and scratched the hell out the fairing. Gives it character I guess.
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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:10 pm

Nice view. Staying here one more day I think
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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by DenverWinger » Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 am

Looks like a very nice place to let your Pride heal... :lol:

Glad no other injuries, bike can be fixed.
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:12 pm

Set up in El Cajon California for one more night. Rain everyday but a great time seeing things. Picture of the campsite below.
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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:15 pm

Thank you Denver and I do agree. I was tossed off but in slow motion and definitely no injuries. Once I get home I’ll take things apart and see what I need to do. Until then, it’s rideable so I’ll enjoy it and finish out the trip. Just had the campground host stop by to look at the trailer. They liked it. I would have talked more but I was cooking.

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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Thu May 23, 2019 5:12 pm

Just my campsite for tonight. Nothing fancy but comfy. Tomorrow weather will be high 70s and sunny. Heading toward Las Vegas
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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:58 pm

Just a couple more photos from my trip. It was fun. Very short compared to my others. Only about 3,200 miles. Heading to Texas on Thursday.
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Re: Getting the Bunkhouse ready for vacation

Post by echinus1988 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:03 am

Last photos.

One is the storm I headed into going home, next is cloudy and s mountain range, and last was my white knuckle ride over Vail Pass. Wet, cold, roads uncertain. I rode up behind two semis until they sped up and left me behind. Couple times I slipped but I made it and roads cleared pretty much after that.
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