Category Archives: Alto

shower time! (review of the alto shower)

We have been shower-in-the-Alto avoiders. We usually stay in campgrounds with showers, and we use those for the most part. Our stay in Hendersonville to date has been on a private landowner’s trailer site that he generally rents by the … Continue reading

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assault of the loggers

Deciding  it was time to head north, we made a reservation to revisit Hamilton Branch State Park in South Carolina, nearest park to the FORKS Mountain bike trails, that we enjoyed in November. The lovely wooded park that we enjoyed … Continue reading

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Materials for the Awning

Had we been out and about this week around here, we would have needed that awning that is at least now sitting here in the form of raw materials. That’s one step closer to a real awning than we had … Continue reading

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Bob’s notes on Prius trial pull with Alto 1743

Andy Thompson,owner of CanAm RV is extraordinarily knowledgeable about towing Euro style…using lighter vehicles with custom hitches and weight distribution hardware.Check out his articles in some of the national Caravaning magazines. …still the 2011 Prius was an unknown,as it is … Continue reading


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test drive!

So many questions. So many “what ifs!” We ordered our Alto trailer last January, and have since been bouncing around the questions and the what ifs. Most of these revolve around logistics of getting, pulling and storing the trailer. The … Continue reading

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deciding on our alto trailer

(This post is a re-print of an article that appeared on Mimi’s personal blog  in January, 2015.) After our Whew! episode of nearly buying the house in Morro Bay, we decided that the best of both worlds would be to by … Continue reading

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