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Old 06-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Foiled Again
Heart's desire - 27 FB in either a Serenity or Eddie Bauer.

Why not hold out for one? But what's the odds of getting either used?

Alternate plan - get that big honkin' 34 Avion for sale in NC. and use it as a park model/move two or three times a year. Eventually take it to Colin Hyde to "de-whorehouseify" the interior. Also get a teenie Airstream - or Oliver - or Casita and take it out on my favorite two day trips. I could get a much smaller tow vehicle and save gas using it as a daily driver.

Two generous members have volunteered to let me use their "Sparestreams". Thank you from the bottom of my heart. But that might encourage me to delay getting one of my own.


I'm going back to a gasser - the performance issues between the two aren't that great any more nor is the price of diesel fuel low enough to save real money. Also if I get a 27 FB, It'll be a 2500 Suburban. It's lower, I don't have to buy a bed cover, and I've got access from the side doors as well as the tail gate.

If I get a little trailer, it's a Tahoe or something in the half ton class.

So input and advice - and if you know someone who wants to unload a 27 for cheap.... you know where to find me.

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And there'll never be another "mother truck" so what will I do there?

Sincerely, Paula
First - I am so sorry for what you've experienced! But I have to say, I was laughing out loud at your resilient sense of humor and admiring your "get back on the horseitude" (if I can coin that as a phrase). I think you're probably tougher than me. I LOVE my Airstream and the traveling. But don't know if I'd be thinking about my next one so soon. Then again, thinking about being without one feels like a big mistake too....

Heal well and stay safe. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #30
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Boy, there's nothing like an accident when it comes to confronting any swiss cheese in our method of operation.

I have occasionally gone over 55 mph when towing, but will no longer do this. Will also review the placement of cargo in TV and trailer. Your cargo-net recommendation is a good one. I have seen how they load and net a cargo plane. They do that for a reason!

Anyway, glad you survived this ordeal.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #31
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #32
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Think beautiful thoughts for me... I think I found a "new to me" Airstream.

I had an epiphany - I do not want a bigger trailer. A 27 seemed like a good idea but it's just room for more sh** to accumulate. I'm getting rid of IT.

So it's a 25 FB. Don't want to say more until I've gotten approved.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #33
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Sadly, this is a perfect opportunity to rid yourself of unneeded items!

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #34
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #35
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Glad you are OK, Paula...thanks for sharing your experience. You are a seasoned traveler/tower ... and this reminds us all that we need to be constantly vigilant ... and even then it doesn't always matter. We are all happy and relieved you were not hurt. Your stoic and level-headed approach to a devastating event is inspiring ...
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #36
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Hey Paula. Glad to hear that you're getting back in the game. I agree that a 25 is the way to go. it's just the right size, without any extra space to accumulate junk. You may also be on the right track with the 2500 Suburban TV. As you know, we have pulled Lucy many thousands of miles with one. It's a good fit, and a Suburban is a very versatile vehicle.

We hope that your situation continues to improve, and that you will be back on the road real soon.

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #37
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Paula. Glad to learn you survived the incident with minimal injuries.
Having wrecked a trailer after skidding into a soft shoulder I can fully empathize with you. Your description of the event sounds remarkably similar to mine.

The Fates obviously have more in store for you, as they did for me.

If that little caned ham hadn’t been totaled I never would have found that forlorn Globetrotter behind that barn. Never become involved with the Airstream life style. And never met such a diverse and interesting group of people who are the core of the Airstream Community.

It seems as if you can already feel the positive emerging from a bad experience.
Good luck and Godspeed with your next trailer and TV.

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #38
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:00 PM   #39
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Hi, I just read both threads tonight, as I was half way around the world, on a cruise ship, without WIFI. So sorry to hear about your accident, but happy to hear that you're OK. You have helped, and given great advise, to so many on this forum. I think you should not change your name, for this is what everyone knows you by.

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Old 06-15-2013, 10:25 PM   #40
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Paula, glad your ok for sure. We had a peculiar thing happen to us last weekend on way back from hot springs Arkansas. Rough Oklahoma hwy 412 evidently caused our hitch pin keeper to remove itself from the pin itself by rotating resulting from the slop in our receiver. After crossing a bridge with rough seams, we had a jarring jolt at 62 mph. We glanced at each other, then I kicked off the cruise and slowly went the shoulder to stop. What we saw, was surprising that the entire ballmount, bars, and sway friction plate was resting on the safety chains. The ballmount shank was completely out of the receiver. That was our jolt. We disassembled everything and placed a new spare hitch pin to hold ballmount in and connected the trailer. If we hadn't stopped when we did reacting from the jarring jolt, we would have lost the trailer at a minimum. We hadn't stopped anywhere so rig was not left unattended Could someone have tampered with your hitch while you were snoozing? We have heard stories from friends who have had the car they towed messed with. Glad you will be back on the road soon
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #41
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Paula, I join the ranks of those who have told you how glad they are that your injurys aren't as bad as they could have been. I am also pleased that you are getting back into it and wish you luck with finding the perfect trailer and TV (sounds like you are homing in on a 25 footer, hope that goes well for you).

You have survived a terrible accident, walked the site and reviewed everything you could at the scene, and have gone over it countless times in your head trying to figure it all out. There isn't much more you can do on that front. Moving forward, you already seem to be formulating a plan on not only the replacements for your rig and trailer, but on how you are going to be driving and towing them as well.

Keep up your spirits and can't wait to see what you wind up with.

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:13 PM   #42
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Hi Paula,
Just want to wish you a steady recovery, as like you said speed is not the order of the day anymore !
I hope you get your "new to you" trailer sorted soon, and you can be back on the road again.

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