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Posted: 09/26/07 11:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the great report and pictures. Dave.

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Great pictures and writeup. Thanks for taking the time and effort to post.

Please continue.


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I know your post took some time to put together, and the pics look great! Thanks for sharing!! I'm looking forward to the next installment.
PS- what new camera did you buy for the trip?


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I'm awaiting the Ferndale section. I drove that highway 15 years ago and I'm real curious what it looks like now.

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Thanks joe for the tour. I've lived in Oregon more than 60 years and have never been to the caves. Yes, I see now what I have missed. I have travel all over Oregon, don't know why I've missed this trip.


Both the Oregon caves and Shasta Caverns are worth the trip.

One of the interesting parts of the Shasta Caverns tour is the ride there. You go by bus, and they put the bus on a little ferry to go across the lake. Once you're to the other side, you take a VERY narrow one lane road up the mountainside to the cavern. If you visit in the summer, the cave is real nice since it's in the 50's inside.

I first went when I was about 8 or 9. It was funny for me to visit 25 years later - everything was much smaller than I remembered.





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I think you should submit your pics & write ups to Truck Camper Magazine.

The paint job came out good. Looks beter than the original colors.


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fuelhauler wrote:

I think you should submit your pics & write ups to Truck Camper Magazine.

The paint job came out good. Looks beter than the original colors.


I agree, the fresh enamel also seems to be reflecting heat better than the 30 something year old paint that was originally on the camper.


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Thanks for sharing. Another destination added to the ever growing list.

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JoeChiOhki wrote:

fuelhauler wrote:

I think you should submit your pics & write ups to Truck Camper Magazine.

The paint job came out good. Looks beter than the original colors.


I agree, the fresh enamel also seems to be reflecting heat better than the 30 something year old paint that was originally on the camper.


Did you paint it yourself or have done? Was it difficult/expensive?


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I did it myself, used alot of old news papers and about 10 rolls of masking tape. I think the whole paint job ran me about $100. Painted it all with Rustoleum Original Enamels, all gloss. I used 7 Cans of Color (Had one bum can that wasn't turning out gloss all the time) and probably 12-13 cans of White. Wal-Mart had the jumbo sized Spray cans in the gloss white at the time for the price of the regulars. I have one of those spray gun attachments that goes on the top of the cans which makes painting large surfaces much easier and more accurate.

One thing I did learn was the paint needed to dry for several days between redoing the paper and tape to allow for the paint to harden some.

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