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Old 07-20-2007, 04:07 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Pop Rivet
You guys are gona be just fine. Start planing for a replacement right away.
I agree, as sad as you feel right now.
One year ago next month, our Safari was totaled by a semi truck - big bummer. We found a nice vintage trailer within a couple of months and moved on, even though we missed certain things about the other trailer. Life moves on even when we don't feel like moving with it. Everything you feel is normal, the pain will dull. I promise.

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Old 07-20-2007, 04:14 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear the news. I tell people all the time while dealing with accidents on my can replace stuff, but you can't replace people. Thanks for sharing with us. Hopefully it will remind us to always keep a check on things. Good luck with the search for another AS.


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Old 07-20-2007, 04:40 PM   #17
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I am amazed that you had access to that many fire extinguishers. And your neighbor was great for noticing the problem and telling you promptly. Our thoughts are with you, and let the group know what you are looking for in a trailer and who knows, we see things all the time in our travels. What a bonus that none of you were hurt physically.

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Old 07-20-2007, 05:24 PM   #18
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Jeeze... what a way to be told 'time to get another airstream'... guess there's some new memories to be made. can't imagine the sick feeling y'all must of experienced. good luck in you search in finding one that fits for y'all.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:39 PM   #19
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I have a feeling that you and your family will come through this better than the day of the fire. In fact my feeling is so strong I will send some Karma your way. Best to you.

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Old 07-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #20
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Oh man!

All of our worst nightmares come true. Glad all of you are physically ok.

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Old 07-20-2007, 05:45 PM   #21
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Oh my! Been through the fun at all. THankful no one was hurt (well atleast not physically as certainly there is a lot of anguish). I lost my SOB (pre airstream) years back and still upset about it...but somewhere there is another airstream out there with your name on it.

Best of luck and look forward to seeing you folks in your next airstream.

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Old 07-20-2007, 05:47 PM   #22
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Don't even know where to post this thread. Came home a few hours ago from a wonderful trip to Cape Cod - first trip without the kids in over ten years as they're both in camp. Rushed home today for a concert before we pick Dakota up from band camp tomorrow at Univ Southern Maine. He called while we were away and asked if we would come on Friday night. Pulled in front of the house while we went inside to check the mail etc. A neighbor came over and said out trailer was smoking. I rushed out, fumbled to find the keys, opened the door and the trailer was full of smoke. I opened the door behind the stove (ZipDee storage area) and the flames were roaring. I discharged four fire extinguishers - no help. I got the garden hose and sprayed water until the fire dept. came. They broke the windows and dowsed the flames. It looks like a fire bomb went off inside. Everything is melted. The heat was very intense - the outside skin behind the stove is all deformed, there's no kitchen faucet, it also melted. The FD concluded a wire coming up from the furnace or behind the stove was rubbing under a panel until the insulation was cut. In that storage area was a hose with a gas valve to connect a portable catalytic heater. There was no end cap on the hose. It looks like the valve was just slightly open and a spark from the wire ignited the propane. I guess we were lucky to have been in front of the house and not on the interstate and no one was hurt. I am very sad. Anyone have a trailer for sale?
PeeGreen, this is terrible. I can't believe this has happened to your beautiful, beloved Airstream. Leon and I are very glad no one was hurt and hope that you find a replacement soon. We will keep our eyes open for rigs for sale for you.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:52 PM   #23
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I am practically in tears as I am reading this. I am so very sorry. What a horrible thing.

Timing in life is everything....I just sent email to the Unit last night about Charlies trailer being for sale and it's just down the road from you. In a way this might be the perfect match for you....What do you think?

I will email the ad to you, but you might want to give Muriel a call.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:04 PM   #24
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A very sad loss - enjoy the time with your family, there will be time to recover from this later. Be safe and we are all happy to hear there were no injuries.

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Old 07-20-2007, 06:37 PM   #25
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:55 PM   #26
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Thank goodness no one was in the Airstream. So sorry for your loss but glad all of you are OK. The rest will be sorted out, embrace the future. It will be even brighter than the past.

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Old 07-20-2007, 07:05 PM   #27
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Sad, sad, day

My sympathies on the loss of your beloved Airstream. They do become like children to us. Let's be thankful that You are safe and not hurt physically.

Do You need anything? If I could conjur up a new trailer would be in your drive right now.

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Old 07-20-2007, 07:11 PM   #28
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rgesch, thanks for putting our trailer travails in perspective.
and i hope that peegreen will eventually find humor in this trial the same way you did!

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