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Old 02-07-2008, 05:08 AM   #15
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you did so much better than the newer ones you were considering in the beginning... very nice trailer. If it has Uwe approval it must be something special.... good job and welcome.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:51 AM   #16
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you did so much better than the newer ones you were considering in the beginning... very nice trailer. If it has Uwe approval it must be something special.... good job and welcome.
thanks 62overlander,

yes, she is a jewel. the more time i spend in my "Buddha" the more "in love" i fall. though, she has some things to be worked out and with time she will be just perfect. i wish i could figure out how to post photos in these messages already. i know i have been threatening to do so for a while without success . it will come...promise.

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Old 02-08-2008, 02:01 AM   #17
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Sandra,
Having seen your "Buddha" in Person, all I can say is "WOW"!
This little trailer is just full of interesting features, such as the french water heater, the dual cooktops ( gas and electric), the full bath in the rear, the swamp cooler inside teh front window, solar, and the all original interior. Plus, I think that it matches the capabilities of your tow vehicle just perfectly. You made a good choice for yourself, and the "boys". Love that pole awning, too.
Hope to see you again, soon!
Uwe,

"Buddha" and i are so proud that we got the Uwe seal of approval...yeah!! it means a lot. since i did it on my own being a total novice. i'm relieved she turned out to be as nice as she is. thanks again for the kind words and the boys and i hope to see you and Didi very soon.

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:12 AM   #18
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Sandra,

I completely missed this until I woke up early here in Taos (1st trip of the year) and was poking around the Forum at 6 am. I was wondering just the other day whether you had found an Airstream.

It looks great. What a cool unit! If we were 25 years younger I think we would have gone for something vintage, but life looks different from my vantage point (even though Barb is the young one, she didn't want to restore a trailer).

Congratulations, belatedly. How about getting a '56 Lincoln to tow it? My father had one and it was a mile long, weighed a gazillion tons, and broke down a lot. It was charcoal and pink colored and would look great towing your "new" trailer. What a combination (and headache).

I'm glad you've realized your dream.

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Sandra,

I completely missed this until I woke up early here in Taos (1st trip of the year) and was poking around the Forum at 6 am. I was wondering just the other day whether you had found an Airstream.

It looks great. What a cool unit! If we were 25 years younger I think we would have gone for something vintage, but life looks different from my vantage point (even though Barb is the young one, she didn't want to restore a trailer).

Congratulations, belatedly. How about getting a '56 Lincoln to tow it? My father had one and it was a mile long, weighed a gazillion tons, and broke down a lot. It was charcoal and pink colored and would look great towing your "new" trailer. What a combination (and headache).

I'm glad you've realized your dream.

Gene
Thanks Gene,

i have had a real good time with my little trailer so far this year. now, i am faced with a few decisions on restoration or rebuild. she is not self contained as is, so there is a lot of work to be done. so we'll see what i end up doing. sometimes i do think about a new trailer with all the latest ammenities but, then again, one look at my little vintage and i am hooked. she so darn cute. hope you are having a great beginning to the summer. have a fun one.

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Sandra,

Whatever you decide to do, there will be periods of "why am I doing this?" But the satisfaction that comes with making it your own cannot be duplicated. It may be best to try to restore within reason so you still get modern amenities, but it also looks vintage. Lots of compromises and tough decisions.

Good luck. Keep us up to date on what you're doing.

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Hi Gene,

Hope your summer is going well and that you are out camping somewhere fantastic. Here in San Diego we have had some interesting progress with Buddha...the old electrical wiring started to fire up the lights! so we gutted the front end to get to the inside walls to take a look...not nice. it was a mess. so now i don't have to decide on when i will do a rebuild. Buddha already did. well, it was getting hard to get camping spots anyway around here so i might as well start the project. it will be a learning experience and hopefully rewarding as well. i'll keep you updated and if i can take the time to learn how to post pictures i will do that also.

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