When I put out our signature name plate at every RV site we have been to in the last year, I have said to myself. ‘I need to refinish this’. The sun had bleached it gray and there was no shine.
I believe it was Vermont, we were passing the time on some trip and in an antique shop I spied a ‘cheap, not an antique’ wine rack. It was two simulated Ships wheels, all wood and no brass. I am a sucker for ships wheels so we bought it for $8, I had two ships wheels at much less than the cost of one.
I did not see the ‘wine rack’, I saw a ship’s wheel with our names on it in front of the motor home. I did the best I could to protect them outside, but they both were rotted and gone with five years. The ships wheel had become our signature among RV’ers, so I invested in a real ship’s wheel. Hardwood and Brass. I love it and we have had so many compliments on it. Now, it will get it’s third refinish and still no wood rot. It is over 5 years old.
Many RV’ers are known for name plates. Some very unique. I saw the one above last year, the family name, accompanied by the saying. “Not all those who WANDER are lost!” I liked that immediately.
The Edwards with Lacy the dog (evidently)
Ed & Joanne Knight from PA
Bob & Sue Pluta from Whiting, New Jersey, They like Disney (I was wondering it they were married in 1910) Nah, must be the town.
These were set under the motor home, no name. An owl and puppy
You don’t see this too often, “Beware of Cat”
Well I actually did it. For the first time in my life I used a stripper. That is messy! but it was faster than wire brush and sanding. Here it is:
We were at Lake Manatee State Park and a Ranger knocked on our door. She said, “We have had several complaints about your dog barking at night.”
We told her we would correct that. The Florida Rangers as a whole are good folk.
That is another (important!) task done.
A crop of 1919 Cars, Cursor over the car, YOu may recognize one name if you are under 40.