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Old 05-10-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Can't turn back now,,,

On Sunday, I drove over to Ft. Lauderdale from where I live in Sarasota and spent a couple of hours doing the "Big Walk Around" on a 1975 Sovereign 31. I had the inspection sheets with me and pencils and tape measures and a camera.

As the sweat was running down my face, because the guy did not have his power cord plugged into a 30 amp breaker and we caused it to throw, I found myself saying that I agreed with him on the condition of the AS and agreed with him that the price was a fair one. He took my refundable deposit.

He agreed to hold it for me while I shop for a TV. A process that is sometimes more complicated than it needs to be. At least to me.

After having this plan in various forms and various states of coming to fruition, for a number of years, it is nice to have one less major decision to make.

My Mother had passed away late last year and unbeknownst to me, there was a little something left of the estate. So I cut the deal on Mother's Day and she will ride with me the rest of the way.

Now I have to learn everything there is to know about weights and TVs and all that math stuff.

Steve
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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What a nice "gift" to honor your Mom...good luck with the rest of your quest!

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Old 05-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #3
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Thats a great way to honor your mother. Enjoy the heck out of the AS!
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:07 AM   #4
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Mid the deep and silent
hours of the night,
Oft times i'll dream, and in
my dreaming see
Throughout the years, and
in their backward flight,
How dear are those quaint
scenes that come to me,
Each childish kiss, each
loving touch, each tear,
Reminds me that I love you.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:01 AM   #5
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Hi Steve,

If you get a 3/4 pick up or van you'll be able to tow your trailer anywhere.

Read Consumer Reports and get whatever Chevy, Dodge or Ford has the highest rating.

See you around the campfire.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:10 PM   #6
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hmmm..might have to name the trailer after Mom :-)

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Old 05-11-2010, 06:34 PM   #7
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Silverfoxrae,

Have to admit that that is a tempting idea and I have not thought about it. I do not name cars or guitars or really anything but dogs, so it might have to just stay, "home".

Good idea, though,,,"Casa Blanchita", if I was to go that direction.

Thanks,,

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:42 AM   #8
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I don't know....there will be times when your rig will test your patience and you may speak ill of her. Best not to have named her after your mom at that time.

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:42 AM   #9
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Well, it was a lot easier than I thought.

Just shook hands on a 01 ZR71 Chevrolet. 108K on the clock, SLT trim, Xtra cab, hard tonneau cover, tow package W/3.73 rear end. Now, I just have to learn how to put the truck and the trailer together.

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Congrats, Steve! So now we want to hear about where you are heading on your first outing, and above all, WHERE ARE THE PHOTOS OF YOUR RIG!??

May you always have fair winds and following seas...
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