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Old 10-26-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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A moment of silence for Rebecca

Lets all have a moment of silence for Rebecca. I got the word today from the insurance company (State Farm). They are going to total my truck.

Good thing I had signed the papers for a new one about an hour earlier. Daisy will be joining the family tomorrow. Pictures to follow when I get a working camera.

I managed to pick up the parts for my hitch that were damaged and we got the replacement parts for the tongue latch from AS of Spokane (thank you for your quick service).

Butter Cup should be ready to tow by the end of the day tomorrow.
I expect to leave West Yellowstone early Saturday.
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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Glad you are ok and are getting your "family" back together!!!

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Old 10-26-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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So what did you buy? Some more Ford Tough?
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:29 AM   #4
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So good to see you're getting back on your feet, er...., wheels. I know the insurance company has done right by Rebecca, and that you will be fine driving Miss Daisy. I hope you'll post some pics when you pick her up.

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Old 10-27-2006, 06:03 AM   #5
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On the road again...

Michelle, it's good the insurance company saw the light, and you have a new truck. Please try not to emulate any more crash test dummies, they are built for the job...
Now that the dust has settled, and the smoke has cleared, I have a couple questions, one more important than the other; Was your fresh water tank full, and were you wearing your seatbelt?
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:12 AM   #6
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My old truck was a 2004 F-250 4X4, Standard Cab, gas engine, manual trans.
THe new one is a 2006 F-250 4X4, Extened Cab, Diesel, automatic trans.
The old one saved my butt I replaced it with another in a heartbeat. I did not even consider anything else.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:16 AM   #7
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The fresh water tank was 3/4 full. I had filled it up prior to leaving Boise. It had two nights of Boon docking out of it but that ended up the the Gray and Black tanks.
Yes I was wearing my seatbelt. In my 26 years of driving and wearing the seatbelt, this is the first time it mattered. You can never tell when it will be needed so wear it all the time!
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:29 AM   #8
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Hi Michelle,,, i cannot wait to see your new truck pics,,,, glad you are getting on the road so quickly,,, did have a moment of Silence for Rebecca,,, rode to the Idaho border in it with you,,,, take care,,, donna
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:45 AM   #9
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Here's to Rebecca! she was a loyal friend.
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:47 AM   #10
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the adventure continues ....

God rest Rebecca, Long Live Daisy! Michelle, I'm very glad to see and hear you emerged from this ordeal in fine shape both physically and mentally.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:23 AM   #11
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May she rest in peace Now, I love the name Daisy. That image of Miss Daisy from the movie in her vehicles is so rich! Isn't it amazing that out of such chaos as your accident, new good can come? Best of all, or at least a wider scope of good, is the fresh awareness of road safety that your thread has given this forum. Our very best wishes to you, Michelle. ~G
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:17 AM   #12
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O Rebecca we hardly knew ye

Faithful and loyal tow vehicle, rest in peace!

Three cheers for Michelle and Daisy!! Best wishes for a safe journey across to Ohio!
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Yes it is both at once a sad and happy event. That's one of the great things about this forum: there are other folks who can understand the attachment to an inanimate object like a truck or trailer. Friends and family often considered me a little eccentric for always naming my vehicles. But it seems like something that is so essential to our daily lives deserves at least the recognition of a name. Some vehicles I've "bonded" with more than others, like my '83 Volvo, Vanessa that traveled more than 320,000 miles with me and I just couldn't bear to sell who sits covered in sheets in my basement garage.
And Michelle, I've heard more than one person express the opinion that it was the vehicle that saved their lives. Not necessarily the specific design or engineering, but more like something protective of the vehicle for the owner. It sure is clear that Rebecca provided that for you. Best of Luck to you.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:24 PM   #14
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Thank You all for your condolences. Rebecca was pushed out of the shop today after I removed what was allowed by the insurance company. Stereo, brake controller, XM radio wiring....
She is in her final resting place. Shortly ther after the dealer showed up with my new Truck. Very nice. Should be fun lots of room in the cab and plenty of power!
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