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Old 12-28-2011, 03:45 PM   #71
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With the goat, we wouldn't have to worry about getting rid of the cans.....
I'm concerned that the goat might actually eat the Airstream. Isn't it really just a very large can?


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Old 12-28-2011, 04:01 PM   #72
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I'm concerned that the goat might actually eat the Airstream. Isn't it really just a very large can?


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Old 12-28-2011, 10:58 PM   #73
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Thank you for posting.

Hi, I will make this statement simple so as to not further confuse the confused. This thread has spread like a wild fire and has become far more interesting than I ever believed it was possible. Actually, only a very small percentage of replies show that a few people actually understood what this thread is really about.

Nobody has shamed me into anything. I did not finance my trailer or tow vehicle and the prices in the original post are fictitious examples. I'm far from rich, but I can afford items that I choose not to buy.

And Robert Cross, that item that you mentioned is definately out of my price range, But I'm OK with that because it looks to have a GM bolt pattern and won't fit in my Lincoln anyway.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:52 AM   #74
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... only a very small percentage of replies show that a few people actually understood what this thread is really about.
What are you saying? We totally understand ... It's a thread about using a goat when an alligator eats your lawnmower.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #75
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Well, not everyone needs, wants, or can afford these items. And they certainly don't need someone shaming them deeper in dept.


Confusing? No, it was clear enough.

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Old 12-31-2011, 11:44 AM   #76
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Hi, just because you bought, or own, an Airstream doesn't mean you are rich and have a money tree in your back yard. I keep reading statements like: Well if you paid $70,000.00 for your trailer and $50,000.00 for your tow vehicle You should buy:

(1.) A $3,000.00 hitch.

(2.) A $300.00 vacuum cleaner.

(3.) A $400.00 heater.

(4.) All new wheels and disk brakes.

(5.) A $1,200.00 brake controller.

And the list is endless!

Some of these people just might have a $100,000.00 loan on their trailer and tow vehicle, and actually, can barely afford to make the payments. Well, not everyone needs, wants, or can afford these items. And they certainly don't need someone shaming them deeper in dept.

Note: I don't have any of these items listed.
I have a $3000 hitch, just cost me $595 (Reese dual cam) silly people pay to much.

I have a $23 liteweight wet dry vac from WalMart, it will suck the eyes off a gnat at 30 yards, and it fits in bottom of the mirror cabinet. It's been priceless working around the rig. (value to me $300).

I bought two ceramic heaters that will run you out of the 30 foot coccoon, (have to admit they came from my 40 foot motorhome).

Just painted the old wheels and they look great with trim rings, and I don't have to polish them.

My new P3 Prodigy controller was a cool deal at $114 with shipping and it plugged in to my new to me Ford.

But I have to admit I keep seeing one more thing to fix, clean, make look better on this thing, and it's delightful

The more serious we are the more miserable we get.
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Hi All. We have tented it. We have Pop-Up it. We have tented it again and now we have a 26 year old Airstream that looks 26 years old. It is, what I felt was, the best we could afford. Everything works and it tows great. We paid cash for it. It looks pretty good too.

Come along anytime, you can park your nice shiney new one next to us or you can park your Pop-up or plop your tent too. All are welcome. I'll even buy the beer.

See ya on the road sometime.
Dang now I read this post, keep the beer cold and I'll be up in the summer.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:06 PM   #78
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Well you all are welcome here in NJ this summer. I won't be here but come on down. Ole Red, Brand name beer or sometimes something interesting and local but I do like my Deutsche Bier. Lived in Germany for awhile in the Army. My rear bumper will be heading west sometime in June if you'l like to tag along. Lookin for some peace and quiet in places that I won't need any AC.

Can't guarantee the beer will be cold. Depends on my batteries and propane
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My own two cents: I really dislike it when people take their opinions and decisions and then use them to make value judgements on someone else's opinions and decisions.

So if I hear myself saying, "I believe in the value of hard work and making conservative and wise decisions about my financial matters," I think I'm good with that. If I add, "and all those other people who don't make the same decisions? Well, they're lazy good for nothings who know nothing about life as it should be lived and obviously they aren't real *insert whatever labels you like here*", then, honey, I am out of line.

What one person considers to be lazy is someone else's keeping things less stressful. What one person considers an irresponsible decision about money, another person considers money well spent for an experience. When we start deciding that we can decide for others what makes sense for their lives using ours as the ruler by which we measure wiseness, we're in trouble.
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My own two cents: I really dislike it when people take their opinions and decisions and then use them to make value judgements on someone else's opinions and decisions.

So if I hear myself saying, "I believe in the value of hard work and making conservative and wise decisions about my financial matters," I think I'm good with that. If I add, "and all those other people who don't make the same decisions? Well, they're lazy good for nothings who know nothing about life as it should be lived and obviously they aren't real *insert whatever labels you like here*", then, honey, I am out of line.

What one person considers to be lazy is someone else's keeping things less stressful. What one person considers an irresponsible decision about money, another person considers money well spent for an experience. When we start deciding that we can decide for others what makes sense for their lives using ours as the ruler by which we measure wiseness, we're in trouble.
Well then ... you wouldn't have enjoyed Christmas dinner with my sister. LOL!
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #82
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Tee hee - possibly it would be mutual!
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:45 AM   #83
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"But I have to admit I keep seeing one more thing to fix, clean, make look better on this thing, and it's delightful"

Yes!!


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Old 01-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #84
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I agree completely with your "two cents worth comment" concerning opinions and decisions. I need to remember this.

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