Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

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jb1rd73
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Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

Post by jb1rd73 » Sun May 10, 2015 12:36 pm

Since we still have the B190 we decided to go see some of the state. Left Vail Friday morning and drove to the Gateway Canyon Resort on Hwy 141 we did 500+ miles in 2 days and the van was flawless, really has us reconsidering the sale

camped overnight behind the resort in a sweet little valley
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The scenery was spectacular
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Lived in Colorado most of my life and had not been here before
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Outside of NorwoodImage
McClure Pass
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Outside Marble
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Sent by magic, I mean come on really, pictures through thin air, MAGIC!!!

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Re: Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

Post by Planck » Sun May 10, 2015 3:11 pm

Nice trip an pictures.

Thanks.

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Re: Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

Post by Kentuckian » Sun May 10, 2015 7:08 pm

Looks like a great outing! Thanks for posting the pics.
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Re: Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

Post by Keystone » Sun May 10, 2015 8:44 pm

[quote="jb1rd73"]500+ miles in 2 days and the van was flawless, really has us reconsidering the sale.../quote]

Yes! It looks great! You should keep it! :)
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Re: Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

Post by Tucsonan » Mon May 11, 2015 3:19 pm

Awesome, you really need to keep her.
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Re: Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

Post by Tucsonan » Mon May 11, 2015 3:23 pm

I forgot that you removed the side skirts. She looks really clean!

I had thought about doing that to mine as well, but worried that the propane tank would be hanging pretty low.

How does it look from that side?
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Re: Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

Post by jb1rd73 » Tue May 12, 2015 9:50 pm

Tucsonan wrote:I forgot that you removed the side skirts. She looks really clean!

I had thought about doing that to mine as well, but worried that the propane tank would be hanging pretty low.

How does it look from that side?
really can't see how the skirt would protect the propane and as far as the looks are concerned the unit does not seem out of place or stick out like a sore thumb. I cleaned it up, masked it off and gave it a fresh coat of black paint, that seemed to help make it fade into the background.

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Re: Vail to Gateway to Paonia loop

Post by Tucsonan » Wed May 13, 2015 12:17 pm

Yeah, I should have been more clear. I was referring to how it looks.

I did poke my head under and it looked like the tank brackets could be adjusted and there might be an inch or two of room to raise it up. I'd have to double check to be sure, but it's on my To-Do list.
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