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Old 06-01-2016, 08:34 PM   #21
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I see almost as many Starcrafts out there as I do Jaycos. You guys are definitely not alone.
Lots of Launches out here in the North Colorado area, not so many Ar-Ones I have seen.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:14 AM   #22
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Lots of Launches out here in the North Colorado area, not so many Ar-Ones I have seen.
So that's where all of the Launchs are!

I have to admit, there are only 2 dealers in NC and both of them are small. One is a boat dealer and he just started selling trailers last year.

I went with Starcraft over Jayco because of the added features and lower price. The warranty didn't hurt either.

I'd like to travel back out west at some point. Beautiful country.

Safe and happy travels to all!
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:41 PM   #23
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Jackson Lake, Orchard, CO

6/2/16

Jackson lake state park is about an hour east of Denver, with 260 campsites scattered up and down the west side of the lake. It is a large lake that sees lots of boaters. Electric sites abound as well some non-electric for those that prefer a slightly more primitive setup. We found a site right beside the water that was secluded. Only one other campsite in our same loop! The view was awesome, but later in the day, it got pretty toasty and humid down there.

Tested out the AC and noticed how it can easily take the nature out the environment, darn that thing is noisy. Also noticed we might have the gas part of the fridge not working effectively. AC power to the fridge can pretty well freeze everything inside if we do not adjust it effectively.

As for our day, started out with the boys playing in the octagon and after some lunch put them down for a nap in the newly modified bunks. I feel pretty good about converting it to a crib for them. Easy to access, safety exit still in place but is baby proofed. Some minor tuning will go into it over the next few trips but I can say we successfully ditched the two Pack-n-plays. At night I feel like there were a lot of bugs drawn into camper and need to work on some resolution for it. We used a small light in the camper as a nightlight for the boys over our bed and it was bug central. I think we just have to perform better door management and maybe put in some other kind of colored light. Maybe something inside that will repel them.
Everyone but myself escaped bite free…. I must be tasty to them. Beautiful evening turned into night while we dined on a semi-instant red-beans and rice over the fire chased with some cabernet.

The next morning brought an amazing sunrise and some fantastic weather. Overall another fantastic outing.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:44 PM   #24
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Oh.. and a bit of a whoops... Guess I set it in the wrong spot.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:56 AM   #26
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Chatfield State Park, CO

6/9/16

Actually, it was to start out as Cherry Creek State park. We headed out on a warm Thursday AM for Cherry Creek. As we rolled into the front gate, park signs indicated it was full for the weekend. Whoa… Thursday and already filled? I guess we should have known, with a centralized state park in the middle of Denver. We rolled out with a quick call to Chatfield State park on the west side of Denver, confirming 10 open sites. It was supposed to crack 98 degrees that day and we were hoping, but not expecting anything at all for a site. We ended up getting there an hour later and scored a site with an decent view of the lake. Pulled up to a couple of guys sporting a Westfalia and custom painted old school TT with Junebug painted on the bank. Trees were short and far away from us. We setup and grabbed lunch then decided it would be best in the heat to drag the boys down to the lake. Our neighbors behind us were tucked nicely under a tree swearing and working on their buzz.

We spent the next couple of hours enjoying the cool water and shaded beach.
Headed back up to our campsite and settled in for the evening. Our neighbors… worked those beverages and perhaps some other mood altering substances giving us quite a show. One ended up in the field in front of us screaming at the sky, getting twisting her ankle and getting stuck by some cacti. It was not too long before the ranger arrived and helped them pour out all of the alcohol that goes over the 3.2% state park limit. A warning and they were quiet for a bit….

Fed the boys some dinner, then took them for a walk around the campsite as the sunset. Our neighbors got fired up about something and you could hear them cursing from the other side of the loop. It wasn’t long before the county sheriff arrived. I think because it was before 10pm, there was not much they could do with the noise ordnance. But hey… they still had time. A couple of hours and she melted down again, 14 minutes later the ranger, state police and sheriff arrived. A citation was officially issued with the threat of tossing them out next time. Alas, that was the last we heard from them all night.

Had a nice breakfast and a walk down by the lake and packed. When I was dropping the trailer at the storage lot, the Jeep began to spew power steering fluid. Good thing it happened only a couple of miles from home. Alas, I guess we will take this next week off so I can get that fixed up.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:40 AM   #27
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Ouch, sorry to hear about your neighbors this trip, those kind of people are just clueless as to how much they are ruining everyone else's vacation. Hopefully the Power steering leak is a hose or something similar, those are easy fix's!
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:04 PM   #28
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Here we are at Cherry Creek State Park last summer. Yup, all the way from Wisconsin. Had a great time in Colorado.

Here my daughter and I are biking down Pikes Peak, what a blast. Dang cold at the top!
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:52 PM   #29
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Glad you guys enjoyed Colorado! Pikes Peak can be crispy.

Alas it appears it is the steering rack, working furiously to replace it.
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Damn, too bad about the steering rack.
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