NTM 1973 Montgomery Ward Western Field Edition Pup, 90-95% ORIGINAL !!!

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  1. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    I could not even come up with my crazy price to sell this....

    Being a single dad and minimal friends and even fewer who camp, leaves me a lot of time with my son and boondocking in the middle of nowhere is better than sitting home.
     
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    I was just teasing about the price sort of a standing joke amongst my ham friends. Since you are such an avid camper I must tell you my Hawaii camping story. Several years ago we took a 2 week cruise amongst the Hawaiian Is. So being the frugal guy and camping lover I looked and told the wife since we are there we are going to rent a car, bring our camping gear and camp out in Hawaii. Sounds cool right!

    Well not cool as there is no real camping in Hawaii that I know of so here we are in our rental car sort of riding with big lumps in our throats money you know all we could see was 200 a night hotel rooms but lo and behold as we are driving down the street we see a bunch of tents. We cut over there thanking the Lord for saving our necks once again but when we get there all these people come rushing out. Right on the ocean the most beautiful view you have ever seen we hit upon a homeless camp!

    The people are super friendly pick us out a place to camp and secure a parking permit for our car I don't know how that came about. Anyway every morning we awoke to the ocean in our ears our tent was maybe 50ft from the water. Those people were so good to us, nothing was missing the 2 weeks we were there, they told us where to go and what to do. Oh the very last day while we were gone orders came down all those people had to move their stuff out they were doing away with the camp.

    So that is our best camping story we had our 8 year old granddaughter with us who today is a school teacher. Life sometimes is just too good!!
     
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    I hope those boys are thankful for you!!!
     
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    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    Haybale I was single once for a couple of years all my married friends sort of just drifted away and I fully understood it but that didn't help in all the things you have listed.

    I don't know why all this happened but I was very careful with 4 children just who I spent time with lonesome or not. God rewarded me with a fantastic wife my best friend for 41 years and still going. I found a schoolteacher with a big heart that for some reason wanted 4 children an automatic family she had never been married before!

    Patience in this matter will pay off for you!!
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Another 700 miles towed, up into the Sequoias for 3 nights!! 0630170955a.jpg
     
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    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    No one ever gave me anything like that!!! I am extremely jealous!
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Hit 162 nights camped, so 60 in the MW!!
     
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    Haybale you are having as much fun maybe more than the guy with the 500k rig!!! I finally graduated to a 13f Scamp big time for me now!! That me big-time!
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Brr! I was up at Big Bear last weekend (in a cabin) and it was 19 degrees in the morning - that would be some cold camping!!
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Congratulations!! How are you going to secure it to the Saturn?? [:D]
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    I only need the front 2 seats. So duct tape and ratchet straps!!!

    I am building a trailer for it!!
     
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    I did catch the trailer plan after a re-read [:)C]
     
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    Haybale,

    I JUST bought a 1973 MW myself! I am so freaking excited! Im literally sitting in it as we speak with it set up in my garage while I clean it out and get to know it. Other than a broken zipper, a tear right above one window and a couple easily reparable cracks on the roof...she is mint! Had a co worker who mentioned they had an old camper they were looking to get rid of. Sent me a picture and I snagged that baby right then and there...$300. I am SO dang excited to get her pristine and start my outdoor adventures with her!

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    Hey Haybale,

    Noticed this picture with the roof up and the canvas folded into the roof. How did you do that? Im just trying to figure out mine. :)

    Thanks for any info, advice and tips for this 1973 MW newbie! :)


     
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    Nice find!
     
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    Thanks! I'm super excited! Our maiden voyage is in less than 2 weeks! Just gotta get it all organized and ready.
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    There are loops on the canvas below the window on the curb side that go to hooks on the road side. 3 of each.

    And that is the first MW with only 2 bunks that I have seen, interesting.

    Welcome!!!
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    I didn't like leaving the door open, step down, and was over stepping over it to get in. So I made this simple board that slides into place, much easier now!!

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