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4th of July Teardrop Fun 2003

I attended the 4th of July Teardrop Fun at Carnation, WA on July 3rd through July 6th, 2003. It was held on Ken and Marty Masden's property near Carnation Washington. There were about 13 teardrop trailers there, spread over the Masden's 5 acres. On the 4th, we went to Carnation for a car show and the 4th of July Parade, then many people went that night for the fireworks.

On Saturday, we went to Snohomish for some antiquing and on Sunday we went to Snoqualmie Falls and the town of Snowqualmie. With the potluck and the dutch oven cook-off, a good time was had by all.

The only fly in the ointment was that my truck had a problem as I was going to the gathering. I had to wait until Monday for a dealership to open before I could get it fixed. So it was kind of an expensive trip, but still fun.

The problem with my truck was a faulty engine cooling sensor. The computer thought the engine was always cold, so it increased the idle and kept feeding more gas to the engine. Made it run like a couple of pistons weren't firing, and it was getting exactly half the mileage I usually get. I had to fill the tank up every 100 miles. What an expensive PITA!

Trip Statistics

Date Time Location Miles
07/03/2003 0615 - 1200 Hayden Lake, ID - Carnation, WA 329
Date Time Location Miles
07/07/2003 0745 - 1815 Carnation, WA - Hayden Lake, ID 397
Total Mileage
329 + 397 = 726