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Old 08-28-2006, 06:22 PM   #15
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Holy Cow.....That's nuts!!!! I could never have slept there....

I have a funny story.... We were camping up in NH about a month ago and we were on a slight bank....nothing like that....well I woke up in the middle of the night and I could swear we were rolling down the hill! It took me what seemed like forever to get my heart rate to calm down...No heights for me!
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:26 PM   #16
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Not me, I would not park my trailer like that. I noticed that the streetside wheel is not chocked either
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:35 PM   #17
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On the other hand, who is afraid to walk in the back of their camper when it is disconect but not stabilized? I do it all the time. Strikes me a psychological issue more than anything.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:37 PM   #18
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A-Merry-Can, you are BRAVE . . . . very VERY BRAVE! "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" comes to mind ~ ~ "D@mn! We're in a tight spot!"
ha! one of my favorite movies!

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:40 PM   #19
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On the other hand, who is afraid to walk in the back of their camper when it is disconect but not stabilized? I do it all the time. Strikes me a psychological issue more than anything.
with a full cooler of beer counterweight in the front, she was alright... got a little hairy as the night went on, though.

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:47 PM   #20
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with a full cooler of beer counterweight in the front, she was alright... got a little hairy as the night went on, though.

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Gives new meaning to the term "hang over"!!!!
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:47 PM   #21
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Holy smokes, not me either. And they even un-hitched it!

I think I would have unhitched with the truck in the road, and THEN moved the truck.

Of course, this powerful effect IS only psychological as Gen Disarray said, but I went to an FCC seminar years ago, and the speaker was talking about landing with the landing gear up. He mentioned that feeling about something just not being right, and then he compared it to the feeling that one has sitting on the toilet, in the dark, when the seat's not down. He talked about air currents, circulation over standing pools of water in a concave environment, and the very acutely sensitive hairs men develop on their bottoms that are aware of minute air currents. What stops us? There must be some scientific reason.

He got a good laugh out of everybody, but then some folks started to think.

He might have saved a few folks from gear-up landings.

Anyway, we know that even when the sensitive bottom of the Airstream is hanging out over free air (and a plunge), the trailer is NO MORE LIKELY to tip over if we walk to the back of it and jump up and down.

The term for an unfounded, unreasonable fear is anxiety.

Heck, I'd be more worried about the cliff collapsing. (Not that I'd ever get Betsy in that predicament anyway.)

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Good God....no Chocks!!! You're either brave or????? Well you lived to tell.
I assume you don't have a rear storage compartment.... If it was me....I'd end up drinking too many Modellos or wine on a Saturday night with friends and think 'Oh it might rain' I'd better put away some things in the storage compartment before hitting the rack.....and my arse would end up rollin' down that hill.
The picture is rather Wille E Coyote.....does your cooler have ACME on the side?
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Great picture, but I still have butterflies in my tummy from viewing it!

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Old 08-29-2006, 09:27 AM   #24
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another pic of the AIRstream

she don't look as high from underneath. quite a drop to the "grey bucket", though. lots of nice waterfalls in kentucky, other than this one! haha!

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she don't look as high from underneath. quite a drop to the "grey bucket", though. lots of nice waterfalls in kentucky, other than this one! haha!

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ps. look at that... wearing my VAP sticker with pride!
You even had you awning out so it couldn't have been too bad.
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Of course, this powerful effect IS only psychological as Gen Disarray said, but I went to an FCC seminar years ago, and the speaker was talking about landing with the landing gear up. He mentioned that feeling about something just not being right, and then he compared it to the feeling that one has sitting on the toilet, in the dark, when the seat's not down. He talked about air currents, circulation over standing pools of water in a concave environment, and the very acutely sensitive hairs men develop on their bottoms that are aware of minute air currents. What stops us? There must be some scientific reason.



I got a chuckle out of your speakers analogy...That sixth sense does save us...go figure...he who has the early warning device is usually the one who leaves the seat up....not fair!
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Of course, this powerful effect IS only psychological as Gen Disarray said, but I went to an FCC seminar years ago, and the speaker was talking about landing with the landing gear up. He mentioned that feeling about something just not being right, and then he compared it to the feeling that one has sitting on the toilet, in the dark, when the seat's not down. He talked about air currents, circulation over standing pools of water in a concave environment, and the very acutely sensitive hairs men develop on their bottoms that are aware of minute air currents. What stops us? There must be some scientific reason.

He got a good laugh out of everybody, but then some folks started to think.

He might have saved a few folks from gear-up landings...

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Old 08-29-2006, 03:05 PM   #28
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On the other hand, who is afraid to walk in the back of their camper when it is disconect but not stabilized? I do it all the time. Strikes me a psychological issue more than anything.
Actually I stood on the bumper of my Caravel once only to have the hitch raise off the ground the the trailer start to go down the drive. Took twenty feet to stop once I got off. Not fun. Stopped two feet from the corner of the house.
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