Not much progress was made in Blanche during the winter. I don’t like the cold and it was very cold this winter. Ideas and plans were discussed and discussed and discussed and I was very excited to get back to work on her when it finally warmed up.
One thing on the agenda for winter was to find a SUV/truck that could tow Blanche once she was ready. Her dry weight is about 3600. I really hope to bring that down since I don’t plan on putting everything back in but wanted to make sure I could safely tow her and not get stranded.
I ended up purchasing an older Tahoe with a Z71 package. It had the larger engine and tow package so I think I should be ok. I don’t believe she has ever towed anything, I found the original GM trailer hookup in the back still wrapped up like it had never been used. After only ever driving little Honda’s I am really enjoying the Tahoe but not the gas mileage. And I love having the extra vehicle.
By Biff (BFF, Best Friends Forever, LYLAS) also purchased a vintage trailer over the winter. She got a Shasta with wings and I admit, I am jelly of it. Still have not seen Daisy in person but I know she is awesome. She also got a new tow vehicle. We are just livin the dream! L – I – V – I – N (in Wooderson’s voice from Dazed and Confused).
I found this picture on Pinterest and saved it. It is from the blog, Nest, Vintage, Modern (http://nestvintagemodern.com/blog/home/vintage-camper/waiting-for-spring-planning-for-our-airstream-argosy) and it looks a lot like Blanche and Daisy, who will also be Biffs after being restored. After reading the blog and picture caption, the Shasta is owned by someone named Angela – just like Daisy. Weird.
I purchased a few swag items for Blanche over the winter. I found this pretty new mirror to replace the heavy mirror/medicine cabinet that was removed and a cool decal for the back window. I also had already purchased a flag, now I just need to install a flag pole.
I also began working on a few crochet blankets for Blanche. I’m a granny, I know. I do believe that crochet is the new hipster craft so maybe I just need to buy some vintage looking eye-glasses and then I’ll be hip instead of a granny – LOL. But seriously, every vintage camper needs homemade blankets. Super cozy.