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Camping at Elk Creek Campground & RV Park near Grand Lake, CO

We made it through the mountains pulling the Mini! We were able to climb the big hill into the mountains and then up and down the pass both ways to winter park. I don’t think there is anywhere we can’t … Continue reading

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Great Dale Door Holder

We’ve always had a problem with the door on the Great Dale. There was no way to latch it open and it would blow around in the wind. I tried a standard RV door latch in the beginning, but the … Continue reading

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Great Dale Swamp Cooler

The Great Dale Swamp Cooler prototype is complete and tested. This is a modification of a modification of the home depot swamp coolers that people usually build for Burning Man. I made a couple previously for burning man and learned … Continue reading

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Great Dale Visits New Mexico

We took a trip to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM.  We pulled the Mini all the way there and the Torquemonster performed perfectly.

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1926 Jordan Model A House Car

We happened across this exhibit at the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Cleveland History Center

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Mini Cooper Dinghy Tow Setup

One of the downsides of not having a trailer is transportation when we get to the destination. We have a Mini Cooper with a standard transmission that makes for a great pull-behind dinghy-tow vehicle, so we decided to see if … Continue reading

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Introducing the TorqueMonster

The final piece of the 1965 Coronet Great Dale re-imagining is complete. The old 361 engine has been replaced with a 383 cubic inch block bored to 494 cubic inches with a custom camshaft to produce maximum torque with the … Continue reading

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Refurbished Dashboard

We sent the dashboard to the fine folks at http://www.justdashes.com/ last winter and we should have posted the pictures then. But I couldn’t find the heater knob until recently, so here they are.

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The Great Dale at Elsewhence

The Great Dale made an appearance at Elsewhence 2015.

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63 Olds Dale in Sweden

I bought this car in Denver approx 10 years ago. That was just a little before the retro RV craze started and got it for $2500. The purchase was for my friend in Southern Sweden. We shipped it and a … Continue reading

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