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#1 Vic Harder

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:48 AM

Thought I would start this thread now, since I am starting my 4000 mile round trip trek down to New Mexico tomorrow morning to pick up the Puma.

 

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2006 Silverado 3500 ext cab 8' bed LBZ, FASS, EGT delete, 5" exhaust, FTE Resonator, MotorOps 50 HP Tow Tune

2005 Hawk Shell built the way I like it - SOLD

2012 ATC Puma (Grandby) shell - build started!


#2 jimjxsn

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:48 PM

Looking forward to updates. Have a great trip!
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#3 carld

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:21 PM

Sounds like a good trip.  The Puma looks great.  I'm on number 3 too, 2011 Palomino Bronco (sold), 2015 ATC Ocelot (wrecked), and 2019 ATC Ocelot (new).   I'm going to NM Friday 5-24 for a couple of weeks, the weather is going to be good, going to be exploring around the badlands of NW New Mexico to NE Arizona. 


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#4 Vic Harder

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:17 PM

it’s been bucketing rain in idaho and utah today, with occasional snow too
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2006 Silverado 3500 ext cab 8' bed LBZ, FASS, EGT delete, 5" exhaust, FTE Resonator, MotorOps 50 HP Tow Tune

2005 Hawk Shell built the way I like it - SOLD

2012 ATC Puma (Grandby) shell - build started!


#5 Vic Harder

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:03 AM

First night with the PUMA, in Bandelier, NM.  Windy, but lovely campground with good neighbors!

In Bandelier, NM

 

We even managed to sneak in a day of hiking & site seeing in Bandelier.  

 
I wasn't sure from the description if this circular structure was the remains of a large building, or of an advanced gardening technique
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View down the main valley 
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Petroglyph in one of the many alcoves.  Looks like a horse with a bridle to me...
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When we got home, we had to shuffle campers around, since the PUMA will be parked until this winter, when I will have time to work on it.  This summer, we are still using the Hawk.

Shuffling campers around
 
We've discovered a few issues with this otherwise pristine camper:
1) The ceiling liner is damaged.  Looks like a bicycle was transported in the camper, and tore linear rips into the liner.  ;-(
2) In an absolute downpour at 80 mph plus a headwind, it leaked a bit at the top, passenger side
3) Roof is bent from an incident involving the clips coming undone, but we knew about that when we bought it.

 

Still a good deal, even with 4000 miles of driving to get it.


Edited by Vic Harder, 27 May 2019 - 07:12 AM.

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2006 Silverado 3500 ext cab 8' bed LBZ, FASS, EGT delete, 5" exhaust, FTE Resonator, MotorOps 50 HP Tow Tune

2005 Hawk Shell built the way I like it - SOLD

2012 ATC Puma (Grandby) shell - build started!





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