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Old 12-18-2007, 09:43 PM   #15
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I saw that movie too.

You would be a prime canidate for insurance.

If the future involves more brake downs, and I know mine does.
Try to use the time, or at least look back at it as part of the adventure.
Put someone on lemonaid duty while your figuiring out what to do.
Lemons must have been falling out of every cupboard and hidy hole.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:02 PM   #16
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Break that curse.

Hi, if you think bad things are going to happen, they will. Change your thoughts. Find someone in need of help, your helping of them, will break the bad spell. Have a wonderful trip. See you on the road.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:56 PM   #17
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A cell phone and Good Sam Emergency Road Service are 2 things I will never be on the road without. As the others suggested do your maintence and pack your tools. The cell phone and ins. make for peace of mind that help will come to the rescue when and where needed.

Have a great trip..

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Old 12-18-2007, 11:58 PM   #18
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:08 AM   #19
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Hi, if you think bad things are going to happen, they will. Change your thoughts. Find someone in need of help, your helping of them, will break the bad spell. Have a wonderful trip. See you on the road.
So very true.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:10 AM   #20
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Neil, I don't want to admit this and then possibly hex the stories that come off of Tracy's keyboard. That's a twist on "I can tell you but then I'd have to shoot... ulp, me!" Remember hypnotizing chickens? (recognize any superheroes in AIR Forums history? ) How about indoctrinating cultmembers?
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:20 AM   #22
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:29 AM   #23
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In my opinion a lot of heavy preventive maintance would increase your odds considerably and as a back up perhaps an exercitoum.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:49 AM   #24
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Make sure your tow vehicle is serviced before you hit the road. Stay at a safe towing speed...you'd rather get there a few hours later or take an extra day to get there than to spend those hours or extra day having the tow vehicle repaired. Make sure you have your bearings greased and brakes on the Argosy serviced before you leave. While at Ft. Wilderness make sure you never leave your campsite with your awning deployed...ask me, I can tell you why: thunderstorms pop up and you can get a deluge that will bend your awning arms making it nearly impossible to retract your awning and no one stocks the awning arms in Orlando.

Keep a positive outlook, be cautious but optimistic and have happy thoughts about the "Happiest place on earth" that awaits you at the end of your journey. If you haven't been to Ft. Wilderness you are in for a treat. We leave in the morning for our sixth stay at Ft. Wilderness in less than 18 months (fourth stay this year!) and can't wait! Make sure you leave some non-park time to enjoy what the camp ground has to offer.

Hoping you have a safe, mechanically uneventful, and above all, fun trip to our favorite destination.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:12 PM   #25
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:51 PM   #26
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Gosh, some people have ALL the fun stuff happen.

Then there are those of us who have boring trips with nothing much to tell the campfire crowd when we arrive and instead we listen to others, like yourselves, regale us with their trials and tribulations.

Then, of course, we go back to our trailer and kiss the car and trailer on the way past to thank them for being "good" to us this trip and all the others.

Maintenance has always been our mantra. Check things often, if there's a noise go find it while you are at home or have it checked ASAP on the road.

But in the meantime keep us posted on your travels and travails. That way we can tell our friends about people on the Forums who had...........and we won't be quite so boring.

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Old 01-03-2008, 10:08 AM   #27
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Oh yes, make sure you check the tire pressures in the tow vehicle and Argosy's tires. Check the torque on the lug nuts of the Argosy's wheels against the recommended torques in the owner's manual. You don't want a blow-out or to loose a wheel on the road...or anywhere else for that matter.
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Hey Tracy! Please tell us about your trip.
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