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Old 02-08-2011, 12:49 PM   #71
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I HAVE TEMPORARY TAGS!!!!
Lindy, how did you pull it off?

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Old 02-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #72
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Door Handle

I think I read about the door handle on the dinette thread. I understand that the aftermarket handles are susceptible to the same problems as the original.
As good as you are at woodworking. When you get the new handle, make a wooden copy of it with the same dimensions. Then just put it some where for safe keeping. If the new handle breaks, take your wooden pattern to a machine shop and see if they will make you one from a solid block of aluminum. I could be polished and would look great. The older they get the harder they will be to find.
You might even be able to do it yourself if the need arises. I know! I get carried away sometimes.
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The saga continues...

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Lindy, how did you pull it off?

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I told the young man in the courthouse my dilemma and asked if I could have temporary tags just long enough to get a VIN inspection and, after much ado, I got them!

I took the trailer this morning and met the state trooper at the top of Poncha Pass (I live in Saguache county and he works in Chaffee county and the line is at the top of the pass). He did the VIN inspection and called in the VIN number to Oregon and found that the last registration - in 1994 - was not in the name of the person who sold me the trailer and gave me the bill of sale. He said there is a "history" in Oregon of the trailer but said he couldn't tell me what the history was. I asked if there was any history of it being stolen and he said if there was, he would be taking the trailer off my truck right now.

Anyway, the officer was VERY nice and even called the woman I bought the trailer from who explained that she had taken it in as a trade on another trailer (with only a bill of sale) and that it had been sitting in a field for 17 years. She never got the trailer registered in her name because she sold it right away (to me, the sucker! ). The officer did give me the certified VIN inspection and wrote up the whole thing and said that I should go ahead and send it in to the state and it was up to the state to decide whether or not to title it to me. I sent it all in today and should know something in about a week to 10 days.

If nothing else, I've learned to NOT buy anything with a bill of sale. Even if it costs more it is worth it to have a real title.

To be continued...
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if nothing else your experience is acting as a great teacher to the rest of us, as well. keeping my fingers crossed for you. i hope they can get it all squared away.
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I told the young man in the courthouse my dilemma and asked if I could have temporary tags just long enough to get a VIN inspection and, after much ado, I got them!
Glad you found someone helpful.

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As good as you are at woodworking. when you get the new handle, make a wooden copy of it with the same dimensions. Then just put it some where for safe keeping. If the new handle breaks, take your wooden pattern to a machine shop and see if they will make you one from a solid block of aluminum. It could be polished and would look great.
You might even be able to do it yourself if the need arises. I know! I get carried away sometimes.
Surely you jest!
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Lindy; I'm serious, not surely. LOL I saw a photo of one and it doesn't look all that complexed.
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Hmmm... how did you know I've been losing sleep over this mess?

Been there? Done that?
Not with a title, but with other Airstream related issues...it's an affliction called aluminitus!

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Lindy; I'm serious, not surely. LOL I saw a photo of one and it doesn't look all that complexed.
Anytime you'd like to try your hand at it, let me know and I'll send you a handle to work with! If you can pull it off you can sell them because almost EVERY L-77 handle is broken. At least with mine, I have both parts...
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OK! I'll send you a private message and give you my address. Send me the broken handle and I'll see what I can do with it.
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OK! I'll send you a private message and give you my address. Send me the broken handle and I'll see what I can do with it.
Seriously? I haven't put the new lock mechanism in the handle yet so I'll see if I can get the handle shipped off to you soon. Right now I'm in Wyoming for a grandbaby's birthday party.
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The handle I was bidding on went for $179.00 on e-bay. Needless to say, it was much more than I was willing to pay.
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Where in Wyoming? I'm only 8 miles from Torrington.
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