View Poll Results: Have you left your antennae up and driven off?
Yes, I have 23 17.29%
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Old 02-24-2004, 06:36 PM   #15
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Don't remember doing that; however, have I left the refrigerator un-latched?

Have I ever forgot to fasten something down?

Just take a wild guess!

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Old 02-24-2004, 06:59 PM   #16
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when i had all the time in the world, i didnt have the time to check all that crap....i now have the time to check all that crap....


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Old 02-24-2004, 09:27 PM   #17
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I had help

I had already cranked the antenna down when my helpful grandson came through and cranked it up again, thinking it was going down. It was on my Scamp 5th-wheel behind the bedroom hump and I had an air deflector on the truck. I drove a lot of miles that day and the antenna survived quite nicely.
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Old 02-25-2004, 07:23 AM   #18
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I haven't done it yet, but I could see it happening..... we go through a sort of checklist before we shove off. So far it's caught several things that might have been bad.

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Old 02-25-2004, 07:48 AM   #19
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What is it about airstreams and: pilots, architects/designers, techies, and musicians? we seem to have an abundance of all of those...

Myself: I'm a pilot/musician that works as a techie for architects. go figure.

Anyway, I'm all for checklists and walk-arounds. but I haven't heard that phrase in regard to retractable gear

But you know, they say there are two kinds of pilots who fly retractable-gear airplanes: Those who have landed gear-up, and those who WILL!
didn't think it was that common. but I have heard that there are 2 kinds of tail-dragger pilots: those that have ground-looped, and those that WILL ground-loop!
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Old 02-25-2004, 09:10 AM   #20
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I'm not a list person but I do the walk around technique. I do it just prior to departing, I pull the trailer out of its spot and do an inspection of the area I left, look at the trailer from a distance, and walk around again inspecting the hitch connections. Exterior wise the item I sometimes forget is the sewer temination cap. I catch it on the walk around but that seems to be the one I occasionally miss.

The one inside thing that I occasionaly catch myself forgetting is the humidity control switch on the refrigerator. When I do forget I catch it once I get home and am in the unloading process.

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Old 02-25-2004, 09:31 AM   #21
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I have left the door unlocked once, it did not pop open. Other than that so far so good.
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Old 02-25-2004, 09:37 AM   #22
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What is it about airstreams and: pilots, architects/designers, techies, and musicians? we seem to have an abundance of all of those...
Techies: this is an online forum and so it just attracts the type of people who can sit at their computer all day and look like they are working.

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Old 02-25-2004, 11:04 AM   #23
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techies, pilots, architechs, musicians, designers - the common denominator? We all have champagne taste and beer budgets and a sense of adventure. We are either still paying off our student loans or our kids tuition and aren't willing to live a mundane 9 to 5 existance. An airstream is a logical solution; combining style and quality, and when parked in the driveway teasing us with the possibilty of adventures just around the corner. Makes sense to me.
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:53 AM   #24
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Rivet Time for a reminder...

I saw two SOB MoHo's and a fifth wheeler driving down the street in front of my work this week, and they all had their antennas up. I guess it's not just an Airstream problem.
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:58 AM   #25
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I am in the pool

I am on my fifth AS. While doing troublshooting on my tranny shifting. I had discovered a blown fuse will prevent the tranny from shifting (believe it or not). So as I am driving around my neighborhood glowing that at the fact I did not need a new tranny and I had corrected the problem, KABAM!!!!!!

I nearly S**T my pants when the antenna rips off of the MH just a block from my house.

So instead of a 2000 dollar tranny, I had to buy a 150 dollar new antenna. New antenna 150, Impact to pride...Priceless

Did I mention that I had seen this thread when it was originated? LOOOONG before I ripped my antenna off.
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Old 08-19-2005, 06:06 AM   #26
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Old 08-19-2005, 06:07 AM   #27
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I use a checklist and have not forgot to do something important yet.. but I have forgotten to bring the checklist ...
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:23 AM   #28
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We have not. We use a checklist and do a walk around before pulling out of a site. In fact I'm going over our equipment and departure checklists right now in preparation for tonight's departure to the New England Unit's Scout Out Rally and then on to the Region One Rally in Quebec. Most important item on the checkist is wine of course.

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