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Old 04-26-2004, 12:03 PM   #15
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Oops forgot the link: - probably been all over this site already right!!

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Old 04-26-2004, 12:51 PM   #16
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Thumbs up Got that one!

Yes, I printed that one off and put it in my "hope" folder a long time ago, and it did help me in my bidding on ebay the other night. I made a big fat bid because based on that article, I was within the realm of sanity to go that high.

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Old 04-26-2004, 12:52 PM   #17
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No, the one in Wisconsin found us: I posted a bunch of whiny notes about how we can't get one right now, but we're looking, and finally we decided that if the right one came up we'd buy it, and someone posted to sell theirs, we said no, it's too far away, we can't take time off work, we have no money, then I kept tossing and turning, there were other offers of closer ones but something just wasn't right about all of them, and then someone else offered to LEND ME THE MONEY to get the one in Wisconsin, and I decided it was a sign that this one was The One, and BOOM! The money came. The owner is being wonderful about the delay in pickup, doing all this research for us, answering questions, and so....

I can't jump on the bed yet until it's in the driveway, and not until my husband's not home. I fell off and sprained my wrist last time, it was in a hotel in Reno when he won $1200 playing Pai Gow Poker. He said he won't feel sorry for me next time!

I did ask the moderator about "pinkflamingoes"...the "goes" part is so perfect.

So have you ever done this before?

And, general Airstream public, what about insurance driving the toaster home? That's a good question. I seem to remember something about a 30-day thingy on cars for the time lapse between buying it and adding it to your own policy, and for test drives and stuff.
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Wecome to the 1967 Tradewind group. I vary the insurance I carry based on the amount of liquour I'm carrying in it.
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Old 04-26-2004, 01:06 PM   #19
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camping and insurance

Re: insurance: I called my insurance company today and they say they will insure it for what we paid. So all is well there. It's when we start putting money into it that we will probably have to hunt down another carrier, one who is more used to insuring old stuff that doesn't have a standard value.

No! never done this before. I have tent camped all my life, I am 55 now and my husband's back is not so good any more, so we haven't camped in over 2 years. We took a year off almost 10 years ago and camped in a tent all over the country. That was wonderful, but we won't be able to afford it again til I retire. BUT I don't want to wait til then to go camping!

This beautiful Tradwind is our solution. We need to get a better bed pretty quick or my husband will be cranky!

Did you put that $1200 poker money toward the Airstream?
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Penguin, it's great fun to read about your excitement. We are just on the other side of all the anticipation, getting acquainted with our "new" '95 Limited, yet to take our first trip. You mentioned a husband and bad back and bad bed in an AS. We were in the same situation, which we solved by a trip to Sam's Club and purchase of a queen 2" Memory Foam mattress topper. He sleeps MUCH better and so do I. Just a suggestion Maybe this would work for you too.
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Old 04-26-2004, 03:03 PM   #21
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Re: insurance: I called my insurance company today and they say they will insure it for what we paid. So all is well there. It's when we start putting money into it that we will probably have to hunt down another carrier, one who is more used to insuring old stuff that doesn't have a standard value.

No! never done this before. I have tent camped all my life, I am 55 now and my husband's back is not so good any more, so we haven't camped in over 2 years. We took a year off almost 10 years ago and camped in a tent all over the country. That was wonderful, but we won't be able to afford it again til I retire. BUT I don't want to wait til then to go camping!

This beautiful Tradwind is our solution. We need to get a better bed pretty quick or my husband will be cranky!

Did you put that $1200 poker money toward the Airstream?
No but I hijacked some of it and made him take me to Best Buy in Reno for a digital camera I'd been eyeballing!! After all he was late getting back to the room because he'd been winning...let's just say I forgave him pretty quickly when he threw all those chips on the bed!

We've never done it either. Poker-winning husband grew up "trailering" but I spent my salad days in a tent just like you.

Tin Hut: that insurance premium price can still vary widely with what shelf your liquor was purchased from!
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And, general Airstream public, what about insurance driving the toaster home? That's a good question. I seem to remember something about a 30-day thingy on cars for the time lapse between buying it and adding it to your own policy, and for test drives and stuff.
Big rig owners get what is called "trip insurance." Maybe try to get that, so you can get it home, and decide the best insurance plan then.
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Liability insurance happens the moment you hitch it to the truck, providing it has insurance.
It's the replacement value insurance, or full coverage you need to worry about. You are legal with liability insurance on the tow vehicle. ( unless you go to Mexico)
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Hmmmm...thanks Uwe...

The truck has commercial liability insurance, but we're not using it for the business in this case...I wonder if we're still covered? I think I'm going to call my insurance agent.

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