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Old 10-24-2006, 07:36 PM   #57
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:38 PM   #58
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:29 PM   #59
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:22 PM   #60
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I am in the Country

I leave the A/S door unlocked. The only thing of any value inside is the color tv. It is a Wal-Mart model and is only worth 100 dollars. My windows, or a door repair would be far more costly if it were broken into. I just hope it won't be vandalized.
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:35 PM   #61
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Sieze the Day!

Bad stuff will always find a way of happening, but even if we stay inside and hide in a closet the house can catch fire or a meteorite can get you... and don't forget toxic mould. If you wake up in the morning, it's a good day.

SCREW fear. I put a small scratch on my new A/S on my trip through West Virginia. So? It's going to happen and I refuse to worry about it.
I agree. I didn't realize how much "fear" I had that something would happen to my Airstream until I dented it myself by accident. Now I feel much better, I have no fear any longer, and I have a great story to tell!
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:53 PM   #62
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Me too. Before we got a heavier tow vehicle my Expedition wheels really dug in with the heavier hitch weight and pummeled my new stone guards and I think I know where, road construction and all loose gravel which the new replaced tires picked up and saved for fastest speeds. I was going to replace them but got to thinking after all that is what they are for. I'll be happy as long as the skin stays more or less in tact and now I guess there is no reason to install Enkay flaps.

Hail still is a worry, I think AS should install emergency roof air bags.

As much as I would like to have a structure for the structure we enjoy it being out in the open. My rationale now is use it and hope for the best. It's no longer perfect so I can relax.

I broke the reflector on the stone guard on the way to Oregon and I had scratches from side overhanging trees on the other AS so I am no stranger to boo boos. Still it gives you such a queasy feeling. I always mourn for a short time then off and on to higher ground.
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Old 10-25-2006, 02:14 AM   #63
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Whenever I see a comment like this, I can't help thinking...where do you live?
And why?

Maybe I am naive, and I know stuff can happen anywhere, but crime would be on the bottom of my list. I have yet to lock my AS when it is in my yard. Heck, I leave the keys in my car and the doors to the house unlocked. I don't think I could live in an area where I did not feel this comfortable.

As a matter of fact, I lived on the left coast for a brief time when I was a young (er) man, and that is one of the reasons I could not wait to get back to New England. We may have winter (yeah-skiing!) but we are pretty safe here...I feel bad for folks who have to worry a lot about crime. Too bad there are people waiting steal/damage hard earned property...
When we were staying with relatives in England we noticed that most parked travel trailers (caravans) had wheel locks (boots) on them. Down in Cornwall my cousin's caravan had boots on theirs and it was in their yard behind a locked gate!
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:50 AM   #64
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All of the above.

and developing an allergy to alum.

and returning from a long weekend, pulling the dump valve and nothing happens.
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:33 AM   #65
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yikes! how do you suppose that happened? chains too short, and got snapped in a tight turn?
that hitch looks really low to the ground...especially for a 250. not alot of wiggle-room there.
No, the chains were definately not too short. (I think part of it may be the angle I took the photo from. I was standing at the corner of the truck and looking down at the hitch. I should have squated to be on level with the hitch.) In fact I always worried they might drag the road even though I always cross them under the hitch to catch the tongue should a separation occur. But when I inspected them, there was only slight scratches on one and none on the other so I don't think either had drug for very far.

The truck was a little low because I had a 1,000 LB. golf cart in the bed and had not adjusted the brackets on the A-frame to compensate. The truck was almost level, though. The front may have been one to two inches high. But with two adults, two children, a cocker spaniel, and miscellaneous travel items, there was a good bit of weight in addition to the golf cart. There was very little impact on the handling, but I think I will raise them a notch or two next time to see what affect that has.

I think they were on the outside of the spring bars and I really really think they broke in tight turns circling to get to the diesel tank islands at truck stops and gas stations along the way. Does that seem like a likely scenario? I mean would they have been less likely to break had they been between the A-frame and spring bars? This is the only reason I can think of that BOTH chains broke. I can't imagine a defect in both that would have resulted in both breaking on the same trip after having been towed in excess of 3.400 miles this summer before this trip.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:00 AM   #66
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It CAN happen anywhere

It CAN happen anywhere. See what happened to me at: http://www.airforums.com/forum...ser-21072.html

Here is where it was being stored:
http://www.airforums.com/photo...500&userid=952

This area is one of the safest, crime free areas around. Who would have thought a 6 year old relative would do something like this? The windows were just as broken as if done by an unknown criminal.




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Whenever I see a comment like this, I can't help thinking...where do you live?
And why?

Maybe I am naive, and I know stuff can happen anywhere, but crime would be on the bottom of my list. I have yet to lock my AS when it is in my yard. Heck, I leave the keys in my car and the doors to the house unlocked. I don't think I could live in an area where I did not feel this comfortable.

As a matter of fact, I lived on the left coast for a brief time when I was a young (er) man, and that is one of the reasons I could not wait to get back to New England. We may have winter (yeah-skiing!) but we are pretty safe here...I feel bad for folks who have to worry a lot about crime. Too bad there are people waiting steal/damage hard earned property...
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:25 PM   #67
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Whenever I see a comment like this, I can't help thinking...where do you live?
And why?

Maybe I am naive, and I know stuff can happen anywhere, but crime would be on the bottom of my list. I have yet to lock my AS when it is in my yard. Heck, I leave the keys in my car and the doors to the house unlocked. I don't think I could live in an area where I did not feel this comfortable.
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I think you are just lucky.

I grew up two towns away from you in Barrington, RI and we locked our doors! For those that don't know, Barrington is a bedroom community with no industry. There was alot of B&E's in Barrington by rich kids with nothing but time and boredom on their hands.

I can't count the number of times I've watched the news and seen the reporter interviewing the next door neighbor about the incident that occurred next door and the neighbor says, "I can't believe this happened here. This is such a quiet, nice community. We are all scared now and will start locking our doors."
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:22 PM   #68
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Fears?:

Running out of cash before the job is done. Since the "job" will never be fully done I guess the fear will hang over my head forever. Awww, who cares. Fix it and pull it. Fix it and pull it. If you cant pull it anymore, it becomes a "park" model. Still better than a ratty room in "retirement" home.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:21 PM   #69
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This is something to be very affraid of....This is what happened to my neighbors last night. Someone torched their Prevost....makes you think about how close to the road we store our beloved streams. I'm pretty far off the road but this is some scary stuff...and we live in a pretty decent neighborhood.
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Our Airstream "Summers" in the driveway and we often leave it unlocked. Seems I have a reason to run out there every other day or so for kitchen supplies or what not. We live in a wonderful small city and a good neighborhood but I feel funny going out there sometimes thinking what a perfect place for a ne'er do well to grab some sleep at night and just hang out, then surprise me.

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