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Old 07-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #29
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For every positive, there has to be a negative.

But, I just wanted to point out, if this thread gets a fresh posting every day, fellow Airstreamers will get the impression that those silver motorhomes are bad luck.

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:21 PM   #30
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We did find a 1992 Classic and I am always on pins and needles wondering if that will happen again.
Yeah, I never drove the B190 quite the same after the accident we had in it (not that I was a crazy driver before, but I was even more careful after). A few minutes into our first trip after the accident, my wife said, "I still feel safe riding with you." I replied, "That makes one of us." In particular, when we drive past the spot where we had the accident, I slow down to 45-50 mph (in a 55 mph zone) now.

I haven't totally gotten comfortable with the trailer yet, either, after a year and at least 5,000 miles towing it, for similar concerns. A little bit of that is probably a good thing, actually - being on guard and ready for trouble. But the rest of the jitters can only be cured by more experience with the rig, right?
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #31
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The journey can make many thrilling stories to tell at the campfire, but sometimes the navigator only views the problem after you hit the brakes.

Their memory/story of the incident will be condensed, sharp, and sometimes presented in an excited manner.

It is the view/reaction of the driver, and the defensive action one takes, that makes or breaks the day and the trip. But she will always tell that story -- "like that was so close".

We could just stay at home? Thats not my choice.

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Yeah, I never drove the B190 quite the same after the accident we had in it (not that I was a crazy driver before, but I was even more careful after). A few minutes into our first trip after the accident, my wife said, "I still feel safe riding with you." I replied, "That makes one of us." In particular, when we drive past the spot where we had the accident, I slow down to 45-50 mph (in a 55 mph zone) now.

I haven't totally gotten comfortable with the trailer yet, either, after a year and at least 5,000 miles towing it, for similar concerns. A little bit of that is probably a good thing, actually - being on guard and ready for trouble. But the rest of the jitters can only be cured by more experience with the rig, right?
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:05 PM   #32
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It takes a while to recover from an accident. Many years ago I went off a curve in Ohio. There had been an ice storm there and I couldn't see any ice on the road; by then it was snowing. I was going maybe 10-15. I had no control of the Jeep—that's a weird feeling when no matter what you do, the vehicle just keeps going straight towards a pole in the middle of a field. Not too much damage, but for a couple of years every curve looking anything like that made me anxious.

After the accident I learned it was called "Deadman's Curve" and conditions were so bad, the Ohio Trooper didn't give me a ticket—those guys had a reputation in then of giving tickets to everyone for anything.

It takes time, but eventually the memory and anxiety fade.

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #33
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It takes a while to recover from an accident. Many years ago I went off a curve. It takes time, but eventually the memory and anxiety fade
Good point, Gene. Tucked in back of our pea brains is the message: "WARNING, you could have been killed here." Jan and Dean got a hit record off one of the many of those curves.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:07 PM   #34
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Glad you made it through that...it's all ours' nightmare...100-150 miles is usually my cut-off time...truck stop, rest area, flat place well off the highway...got back to TX today with a few harrowing incidents, but I got back...
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:55 AM   #35
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got back to TX today with a few harrowing incidents, but I got back...
That's all that matters, is it not? How goes it with Tracy? Will we see you in the deep desert this winter?
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A 17K lb moho is an albatross, when it doesn't run, but when it does...trailers are cargo. I have owned both critters...I'll stick with the moho till one of us gives up.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:59 PM   #37
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That's all that matters, is it not? How goes it with Tracy? Will we see you in the deep desert this winter?
T is doing well...the moho run was to get the therapy folks working on getting her in and out of it...we'll do as deep in the desert as we can get outside Q-town, with a couple of excursions to Ajo...
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:39 AM   #38
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T is doing well...the moho run was to get the therapy folks working on getting her in and out of it...we'll do as deep in the desert as we can get outside Q-town, with a couple of excursions to Ajo...
Good to hear, we'll be in Flag around the 15th of Sept. and to the deep (Ajo), in November, or whenever the winter drives us south.
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Mike, everytime I see you post on this thread, I wonder if you had another near miss.

Michael, glad to hear Tracy is doing well. We only got to meet her briefly at Heron Lake SP a couple of years ago.

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Mike, everytime I see you post on this thread, I wonder if you had another near miss
Call me road crazy, but in two weeks, we're heading back out into the asphalt sea and dealing with all the nutcases again.
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Mike, have you thought of having your MH clad in boiler plate? It will add some weight, but safety is paramount.

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #42
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Mike, have you thought of having your MH clad in boiler plate? It will add some weight, but safety is paramount.

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