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Unprepared Preparedness

It’s 1980.

My family just took delivery of a brand new 23 foot Dodge recreational vehicle, gleaming white in all its road-hogging magnificence, and a replacement for the camper that we’d used on many a family vacation.

Dad, owner/operator of his own Mercedes Benz repair shop, is eager to dive into preparations for the maiden voyage: a massive month-long family expedition up and down the west coast. All he has to do is prep the behemoth, and we’d be on our way.