Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-03-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
knunut's Avatar
 
2007 20' Safari
2016 26' Flying Cloud
Chgo. N.W. Burb's , Illinois
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 564
What was I Thinking ?

We recieved 12inches of snow the other day,so I thought I would use the Snowblower and clean the Drive and around our 2007 Safari.Well I got a little to close and in less than a second the Blower got the trailer Breakaway cable and ripped it from the unit and wrapped in the snowblower blades,ate it and spit it out across my neighbors yard! Wow. After clearing out the cable,looking for pieces etc. I remembered about the Brakes draining the battery. My luck changed and found a wood dowel to insert into to brake switch unit to open the contacts.A day later i was able to purcase a new cable.Next time I'll remember ?
__________________

__________________
knunut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 04:06 PM   #2
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,764
Images: 5
Wow! That sounds like my luck. If there had been a million dollar prize for being able to surgically remove the brake cable from an Airstream with a snow blower without doing any other damage, I couldn't have done it in a million tries.
__________________

__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 04:12 PM   #3
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by moosetags
Wow! That sounds like my luck. If there had been a million dollar prize for being able to surgically remove the brake cable from an Airstream with a snow blower without doing any other damage, I couldn't have done it in a million tries.
Where you live, have you actually seen a snowblower in person? I have gotten the umbilical caught in the weedeater a couple of times, would that be the Florida equivalent?
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
str8strm's Avatar
 
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
Tujunga , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,969
Images: 6
Snow?

Hmm.....snow? Snow? Snow plow...snow blower..? Can't relate. I saw a Zamboni once. But that was indoors. Oh well, must be the glare of this So. Cal sun. Just kidding. Funny story. Thanks for the smile.
__________________
Ron and Debbie Lawrence
1985 345 Motorhome...... delightfully tacky......yet unrefined
AIR 7992
str8strm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 05:44 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
muddy_hollow's Avatar
 
1965 20' Globetrotter
1956 22' Caravanner
Mendon , Massachusetts
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 468
Send a message via AIM to muddy_hollow Send a message via Yahoo to muddy_hollow
Count your blessings

Imagine this, a dog cable burried under the snow, a single auger snow blower turning at high RPMs, and an owner who didn't remember that the dog cable was there.....

Yep you guessed it, took the snow blower and me across our back patio at near light speed

Nothing broken, nothing bruised, but you can imagine how quickly I stood up and checked to make sure no one saw me!!


Doug
__________________
56' Caravanner 'The Broomstick'

muddy_hollow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 06:03 PM   #6
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by muddy_hollow

Yep you guessed it, took the snow blower and me across our back patio at near light speed
Doug
Will we be seeing this on America's Funniest Home Videos?
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2006, 08:40 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
Quote:
Originally Posted by muddy_hollow
Imagine this, a dog cable burried under the snow, a single auger snow blower turning at high RPMs, and an owner who didn't remember that the dog cable was there.....

Yep you guessed it, took the snow blower and me across our back patio at near light speed

Nothing broken, nothing bruised, but you can imagine how quickly I stood up and checked to make sure no one saw me!!


Doug
Doug, I'm taking it that the dog was not attached to the chain at the time....and I'm sure the dog thinks you deserved it for having a chain there to start with.....

Wow, you sure know how to add a bit of fun to the snow removal routine.

Barry
__________________

__________________
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thinking of buying a 75 Argosy 24' Motorhome hamilton1965 Trailer Values 8 03-28-2006 04:57 PM
Thinking about replacing oven with microwave Stefrobrts Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 36 01-15-2006 11:02 AM
Thinking of Buying '72 Overlander Joe C 1972 Overlander 16 07-20-2005 07:01 AM
gotair's painting dilemma got me thinking... summerkid Off Topic Forum 16 04-16-2004 01:17 AM
Thinking about Argosy 89350crew All Argosy Trailers 5 07-21-2003 09:17 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.