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Old 07-05-2004, 10:32 AM   #15
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Look but not sell.
I'll give up my Airstream when they pry my cold dead fingers from it.
I think that it's guarantied in the constitution or something.
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:41 AM   #16
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I have owned the 55 first series pickup pictured in my avatar for over 28 years. In that time have had several ask if it was for sale. Usually I just say no or hell no but one time I said $10,000 and the guy scared me to death as he almost bought it. That got me to thinking, I checked out the value and have decided to sell the old girl.

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Old 07-05-2004, 10:49 AM   #17
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Second thought; Gold, lots of gold.

I can always but another and restore it. mmm...
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:15 AM   #18
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I often think about selling my Safari. Only to buy a different AS of course. Now that I have owned one I know what I want for a new one.

I don't want a wet bath and and I do want a dinette table.

I'd either go for a '68 Tradewind or the other extreme and go with a newer '90's model.
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Old 07-05-2004, 12:18 PM   #19
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A knock on the trailer door...

I have had this happen to me, almost every time we have gone out in our trailer. One of our fellow campers walks by, wanders over, and gets the $1.50 tour (trying to raise money for another A/S). About half the time, the person wants to know if we want to sell it. Given that we can't seem to find another like it, for less than the amount of the National Debt, we have declined every time. Of course, if someone hands me large wads of cash with multiple zeros on all the bills, I could be persuaded.
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:07 PM   #20
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Thumbs up you got it~

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Wow, swapping for a new motorhome - that would be tempting!
It was sooo tempting~We even swapped names & numbers...All I'll say is they had WBCCI # 3 long...
They started out pulling an A/S trailer years before and, were having thoughts of getting back to that "lifestyle" once more..
At the time, I believe the motor-home only had 5k miles on it.
(Not even broken in)
Somewhere, I still have pictures of their unit but, I'd have to block out the numbers before I'd ever show them.
This is a great thread~! I've enjoyed reading about the different one's "lil knock"..
Safari Tim,
"Don't you dare~!~ You've put way too much excellent work into your unit~!"
lol..
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:50 PM   #21
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Wife swop...

Say Vern....
I'll SWOP U My WIFE, 4 Kiddies & the PUP, OK...I'll throw in My CAR...& My garden shed....( U kn abt the " SHED " thing...lol )...Whatta U mean BAD deal....I guess Yr right...I'll KEEP LISA....'cos she's CUTE...Remember U met Her at Boston...the REAL MISS SMILEY FACE....
Mmmm, Got U goin there, did'nt I ?, U thought I meant it...Well I DID...LMAO....
Talkin of NOTES on the Windshiels, I had one on mine when I came out of work....it read " ... Chris 4 Christ's sake git yr darn ALARM fixed..it's bn goin OFF ALL ruddy DAY.."...I jus do feel SORRY 4 the idle security guy, guess I spoild his afternoon nap...LOL. Tell U what makes me MAD...when I go 2 pick up Lisa from work, I only gone 5 mins, & I got a note offerin Me EXTRA CASH Phone:..*"£+=*^....Grr.... . There ought 2B a law agnst it...Chris.....
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Old 07-06-2004, 04:59 PM   #22
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Cool All I can say is~

Chris...
What are we supposed to say to that??
U rascal, you~
Oh, You meant for my A/S??
As fine a bunch as you have..
I'm keeping both of my A/S..lmao
See here...
I remember the famous credit card meltdown spree....
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:08 PM   #23
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knock knock

When they knock on my door wanting to buy the trailer I tell them my wife goes with the trailer. That kills the deal.
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Old 07-13-2004, 05:06 AM   #24
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A different twist

This weekend found me repairing & painting my Overlander’s entry step. Additionally, since several air leaks had been addressed inside the trailer after the A/C was repaired, I decided to gauge how effectively the A/C would cool the interior on a 90 degree day.

I chose to use spray can paint on the step primarily because I needed it to dry quicker than the mineral spirits based stuff I was shooting with a gun. In a departure from the ordinary, my wife decided to cook Sunday’s supper.

With supper about thirty minutes away, I had pretty much wrapped up everything I was going to do on the Overlander except for gauging the A/C’s ability, and walked inside for another beer. My 3-1/2 year old son was in the kitchen “helping” his mother cook the meal. So I grabbed him, and carried him out to the Airstream.

So there the two us are listening to the radio: me on the gaucho, and him in the tub. Looking out the window, I see my 4-1/2 year old son circling the shop looking for us. As he walked behind the SeaDoo, I could see the shore power cord being jostled as it is not quite long enough to reach & lay flat on the ground. “Please”, I thought, “Don’t unplug it!” An eternity later, the cord stopped moving, and the A/C was still on. Breathing a sigh of relief, I leaned back, and took another sip of beer.

Then, there was a knock at the door . Opening it, I found number 1 son standing on the one hour old paint job on my step. Never had noticed before how big his feet are. Oh well, some people have their kids' baby shoes bronzed. Maybe this will become a new trend with Airstreamers
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Old 07-25-2004, 05:22 PM   #25
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Wanna sell that old trailer? - part 2

I know we had a thread on this not too long ago, but I'll be darned if I can find it.

We just got the Caravel back with it's new axel, and it's sitting out in the field next to the driveway, looking all shiney and proud with it's new red WBCCI numbers. It's parked right next to the Bambi which is waiting for it's new owner to come pick it up. So today at lunch we get a knock on the door and it's a couple of locals wondering if we want to sell one of those 'old silver trailers'. Hey, we've had it over a year and that's the first one to come to the door askin'!

My husband told them in no uncertain terms that they were absolutely NOT for sale, and that we knew exactly how much they were worth. At that thier expressions dropped and they trudged back out to the truck and went away

It cracked me up because they were clearly pretending they didn't know what an Airstream was, in fact the name never came up, it was just one of those 'old silver trailers'. Maybe next time they want to play dumb and get a deal on an Airstream they should find one out behind a barn, not sitting there all polished up, numbered, and ready to hit the road!
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So today at lunch we get a knock on the door and it's a couple of locals wondering if we want to sell one of those 'old silver trailers'. Hey, we've had it over a year and that's the first one to come to the door askin'!

My husband told them in no uncertain terms that they were absolutely NOT for sale, and that we knew exactly how much they were worth. At that thier expressions dropped and they trudged back out to the truck and went away
Awww, Stephanie... you had a PERFECT opportunity to have some fun with them. You coulda played dumb too, and told 'em that they were both family heirlooms, and that while you figger'd they probably weren't worth much any more, and you'd be happy to sell 'em, but that you'd have to ask about $60,000 each for them for the sentimental value. THAT would have been fun to see their expressions!

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Old 07-25-2004, 05:32 PM   #27
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I know we had a thread on this not too long ago, but I'll be darned if I can find it.
It was Sneakinup's thread, " A knock at the door"


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Old 07-25-2004, 05:37 PM   #28
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It was Sneakinup's thread, " A knock at the door"


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