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Old 07-20-2007, 08:39 PM   #29
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We are so glad you arrived safely at home before this all happened. Truly tragic possibilities are endless.

On May 18 we lost our really nice, vintage 1973 Cadillac Sedan DeVille to fire. It was my parents car and we've had it in storage for most of the last 18 yrs. We've had the A/S 5 yrs now and not to long ago the thought occured to us how much fun it would be to tow Cupcake with it on occasion. The fire, hot enough to melt glass into puddles, door handles & side mirrors, also took other cars & property stored, but no one injured. I feel your pain and sadness.

Try to keep in mind that happy possibilities can be endless also.
Good luck with your search, happy trail will be yours again.

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:47 PM   #30
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So very sorry for your loss. So glad no one was hurt (realizing that it must seem like a friend was indeed hurt.)

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Old 07-20-2007, 09:00 PM   #31
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Sorry you are experiencing this loss. What a shock! Best wishes to you and your family.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:38 PM   #32
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Hope everything works out for you. The good news is no one was hurt. It could have been worse. You could have been sleeping at a campground in the trailer. I cant even imagine dealing with a tragedy like that. Im sending some Karma your way. Best of luck to your trailer recovery!
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:38 PM   #33
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Man guys, that is a major bummer. So sorry to hear of your loss.
At least you guys are all safe. Remember the good times had..I'm sure there will be many more memories to be made down the road ...just getting through this time will be tough..be strong....something silver will come along.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:48 PM   #34
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So sorry to hear about your trailer. We are so glad that none of you were hurt. It is the memories that matter!

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Old 07-20-2007, 10:27 PM   #35
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Just got back from Gorham Maine for the concert. Drove up with neighbors (best friends who have an SOB that we also camp with) and their response was, "I don't know what we would do, get another one or maybe not - doesn't mean that much to me." They just don't understand. Going down the road you don't hear them saying, "Hey, it's a Starlite." Thanks to all the replies from the Forums folks and NEU members for understanding how miserable a day it has been. Lisa's already on the path and building momentum looking for a replacement. I'm still in shock and asking her to find out about refunds on the reservations for the remaining summer get aways. The fact that I can smell the ruins from the window (the whole neighborhhod for that matter) isn't helping.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:29 PM   #36
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OMG! So sorry. Fire is my biggest fear. In anything. I worry aqbout my wring even in my "new" trailer.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:29 PM   #37
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Do you think it can be repaired? Would insurance cover it?
I had to go back and read your post again. You crack me up and that's why we love you guys so much. You and Brian would take one look and say weekend project, maybe two if we have to order parts.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:32 PM   #38
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Bad stuff sometimes happens to good people. Be glad no one was injured. I am very sorry for your loss.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:32 PM   #39
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You know the whole debate, leave fridge on, turn it off, turn it off when fueling - not that this was the cause, but a propane leak and the electrical short certainly resulted in the destruction. I'm re evaluating gas on, gas off while traveling.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:45 PM   #40
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I REALLY feel your pain. We were watching the news on TV when our Airstream went up in smoke and flames. The newscaster announced "breaking news" about a major fire off Rt 55 in Chicago that had engulfed an RV dealership. It was the AS dealer where our unit was in for warranty service. We watched the whole dealership and our Basecamp burn up on TV. It is unbelievable how much stuff there is in those trailers that fuel a fire. All we have left is an ingot of aluminum about 6 inches long.

My sadest moment was realizing that I had lost a thermos I had for 30 years. Yes, a silly old, easily replaceable thermos had me in tears. The Basecamp was so new, I wasn't attached emotionally like you are to yours.

Much luck with insurance. Our claim involved our homeowners policy for the stuff inside as well as the trailer comprehensive policy. We dealt with two different offices at State Farm.

My heart goes out to you. Please keep us posted on the cleanup, insurance, and replacement.

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Old 07-20-2007, 11:07 PM   #41
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Just got back from Gorham Maine for the concert. Drove up with neighbors (best friends who have an SOB that we also camp with) and their response was, "I don't know what we would do, get another one or maybe not - doesn't mean that much to me." They just don't understand. Going down the road you don't hear them saying, "Hey, it's a Starlite." Thanks to all the replies from the Forums folks and NEU members for understanding how miserable a day it has been. Lisa's already on the path and building momentum looking for a replacement. I'm still in shock and asking her to find out about refunds on the reservations for the remaining summer get aways. The fact that I can smell the ruins from the window (the whole neighborhhod for that matter) isn't helping.
The NEU newsletter editor has already sent out an "E-Quipper Bulletin" (email to all NEU members with email accounts - so that's 90% of our club) telling other members about your disaster. Hopefully having many eyes in the New England area will help you find a replacement camper quickly. And we won't be looking for Fleetwoods for you, it will be Airstreams.

Tomorrow Leon is being sent down to the barn to inspect "The Tube" for wiring and propane issues. What happened to you guys is a very big fear of mine.....
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:10 PM   #42
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We just had the brakes redone and the shocks replaced. I was commenting on the ride home that the brakes were the best I've ever fealt. Just before we left, I picked up a package of "O" rings. I think I read this tip on Forums quite a while ago (thanks for the great tip, I'll search the threads later and send karma). The AC vents that adjust to direct the breeze just where you want it - one of mine just kept flipping down - not enough friction to hold it up. The filters and cover were in need of cleaning after the AC was running full blast from our recent trip south, so I removed the clothes pin that's been there for at least 10 years (Mom's idea for fix) to hold the vent open, removed the cover, cleaned everything and installed the o rings on the little plastic pins that the vent rotates about. Better than new.
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