Ralph L Staub
Our first trip with our 199fks to a park was simply a 1 night local run to work the bugs out of both the trailer and how we've kitted it. We went only 17 miles from the house to a recently acquired Adventure Bound property in Maryland. Staff was great, about 50% full-timers in the park, and they are working diligently to revamp the park with upgraded buildings, cabins, utilities and features. Should be nice when they're done. But I digress, as that is not what this post is about. :-)

We pulled up to the office to check in, and several folks who were busy with their families stopped their activities and were gawking at us, like as if we were invading their turf. We felt a bit unwelcome. We were only staying 1 night, so we blew it off and checked in anyway.

We had to circle the entire park to get back to our assigned space. As we progressed slowly through the park, still more folks stopped their activities and stared at these new outsiders. Then, about half way down the first of 3 lanes we had to navigate, a rather large biker-type set down his beer, got out of his chair and took several steps out to the edge of the road. Thats when it happened...

This big guy cracked a great big smile, and gave us a solid thumbs up! I smiled and waved, just as several other folks stepped out a bit farther down the lane. Waves, thumbs ups, and comments like "WOW" and "BEAUTIFUL" all the way through the park! OMG, it was Retro Envy!!! We were the stars on parade!

Guess I'd better get used to being the coolest guy on the block... :-)
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Alabama Jim
Congratulations Ralph, you are in the Retro World.   What is not to like about the beauty of the Retro.
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Pboonevt
Congrats on your shakedown cruise.  It's great fun to talk with people about the Retro, and I find that this happens more than not...[smile]
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mtcyphert
We just went out on our first outing. About 1/3 of the facility were permenants. We pulled in Friday evening. By Saturday afternoon they couldn't stand it any longer. We hade at least half a dozen people converge on us in one group. Someone said " We saw you pull in. We have to check it out." My wife spent the next 20 minutes giving tours.
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Ralph L Staub
Some "tourists" have suggested we charge admission. They literally line up to get a peek inside... 

currently @ White Oak Campground, PA amish country...
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Camperguy7079
My wife and i took our new 195 to Maine this summer.  (It was a blast!)  We had people follow us off the interstate into gas stations, people in gas stations come and ask to take pictures, and people come and ask if it was an oldie that was redone or new.  These trailers definitely get noticed!
camperguy7079
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gelswick
We had same experience at the storage lot we keep it in. Guy wanted to buy my white walls before I even got parked. Gave up trying to work on it, to busy giving tours....
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KLandry
On our trip to Brownfield, Maine we got  a lot of admiring looks and thumbs up in the campground.  I am already looking forward to spring when we can hit the road again.  The 526RK has been put to bed for the winter.
Keith
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