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Old 07-20-2005, 10:23 AM   #1
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Question Just saw my old trailer on the internet...

GULP

I know I've traded for a newer bigger trailer, but part of me hurts a little when I see my baby (I know, she's not mine anymore) posted on the dealer's website....

I got a little guilty feeling deep in my gut...

Anyone ever see their "previous" baby posted for sale and get that gut wrenching feeling?

Maybe I'm too attached.....

Kevin
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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Love Lost

Sorry, like a love lost some things are never the same.

I used to trade things for other things but then I acquired mine.

The Airstream could be replaced but I would rather not.

When we shake off these mortal coils; you can't take it with you.

Sometimes I worry about someone crashing into it.
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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A number of years ago we looked at an older Caravel at a private sale. It was nice but we really wanted a dual axle Airstream so passed on the Caravel. We then saw the same trailer at a RV dealer which was selling the Caravel on consignment. The price had gone up $2,500. The trailer was unique because it had a large dent on the top left side at the rear of the shell.

Anyway a couple years later we were camped at Alegany State Park just south of Buffalo. We were out for the day and returned to the park. We noticed an Airstream was arriving at the park just ahead of us. I saw the "dent" and recognized the trailer as the same one we looked at years before. A resident from Buffalo had ended up buying the Caravel from the Private sale in Ontario.
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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Seein & Sellin....

I bet there R hundreds of U guys who done the Garage Sale..., We passed one bk in Fla: in '97, I almost stopped 4a nosey, but sadly it was Our last day on Yr wonderful side of the pond, I also wanna go 2 a Tail Gate sale, I do those over here every sunday, I guess Yrs R more interestin than Ours...LOL, ours have mostly modernish " Treasures ", tell Me Do U Guys go there ?, Buy there, & what do U buy ?, I kn it's kinda odd, but I smetimes get the urge 2 collect MORE than I sell, I wanted a Mailbox, but ended up buyin one from Wally-World...it's...it's jus NOT the same, aint got any culture behind it, no history...it aint got that I was part of America... I served someone...if U kn what I mean...LOL, I think I gonna look out 4 a Yard sale when We come on over in Nov, so anyone KN how I would B able 2 find out where one is being held ?, R they advertised in the local paper ?...Any Info FANX...LOL...
BTW, when I think of My last car bein rebuilt & on the road agn, it kinda makes Me MAD, yet happy, 'cos someone got themselves a car that was realy looked after & cherished, Grrr...Chris.....
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i had the same feeling when i saw my ex girlfriend on the "bunny ranch" website.................: lol:
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:56 PM   #6
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We did too. When we drove away and left our Bambi behind the day we got our Safari, there was a weird feeling. We'll prob have the same feeling if/when we trade this one in too!
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:02 PM   #7
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Talk about a sick feeling...I saw my trailer for sale on a ebay ad! And it wasn't for sale by me!!!! I contacted the seller and asked him to remove the pictures and he did. He said he was trying to show that 'this ol' crappie trailer can look like THIS', but the way it was worded it was deceptive and he wasn't clear that the pictures were not of the trailer for sale.

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Originally Posted by Bambi_Bandit
GULP

I know I've traded for a newer bigger trailer, but part of me hurts a little when I see my baby (I know, she's not mine anymore) posted on the dealer's website....

I got a little guilty feeling deep in my gut...

Anyone ever see their "previous" baby posted for sale and get that gut wrenching feeling?

Maybe I'm too attached.....

Kevin
I had a Hi-Lo that I owned for 14 years. Kept it clean in the garage. Looked like new when I sold it. I felt pretty guilty at the time since I knew its new owner would never take care of it as well as I did. We ocassionally have ridden by the owners house a couple of times and its never there. I'm afraid it didn't get my TLC and passed on to the great campground in the sky...

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Old 07-20-2005, 05:32 PM   #9
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Talk about a sick feeling...I saw my trailer for sale on a ebay ad! And it wasn't for sale by me!!!! I contacted the seller and asked him to remove the pictures and he did. He said he was trying to show that 'this ol' crappie trailer can look like THIS', but the way it was worded it was deceptive and he wasn't clear that the pictures were not of the trailer for sale.

Shari
Here's the link to an old thread when I discovered it:

Buyer Beware!

I was happy the seller cooperated, but I sure was hot at the time ~ it's been so long ago that the ebay listing has long been pulled, sorry for the dead links.

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Talk about a sick feeling...I saw my trailer for sale on a ebay ad! And it wasn't for sale by me!!!! I contacted the seller and asked him to remove the pictures and he did. He said he was trying to show that 'this ol' crappie trailer can look like THIS', but the way it was worded it was deceptive and he wasn't clear that the pictures were not of the trailer for sale.

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Geez, Shari! What's your prob? Haven't you heard the saying, 'All's fair in love and eBay?'

Why, I just listed this auction today!
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ARRRRGH!!!!

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Old 07-20-2005, 11:30 PM   #12
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GULP

I know I've traded for a newer bigger trailer, but part of me hurts a little when I see my baby (I know, she's not mine anymore) posted on the dealer's website....

I got a little guilty feeling deep in my gut...

Anyone ever see their "previous" baby posted for sale and get that gut wrenching feeling?

Maybe I'm too attached.....

Kevin
I saw the first trailer I ever restored, (1963 Bambi), on eBay! I knew that trailer intimately so I know it was the one.
My brother and I restored it when I was 16 and he was 15. We sold it about ten years later when we wanted to pay off some student loans.
We sold it to a friend of our family's. We lost touch with him and when he died his daughter sold it to a guy that saw it sitting. That guy put it on eBay. I have no idea where it went.
I did get that sinking feeling in my gut when I saw it on eBay.
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You mean you'd actually part with one once you got it??
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Brad, that one made me LOL first thing this AM! Thanks for the chuckle!
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