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Old 02-15-2016, 08:35 AM   #1
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Hey all, just purchased my first airstream, and first camper for that matter. I'm a car guy, and having performed many restos, I'm not scared of this one, although it's going to be some work. Picked up a 1970 27' Overlander from a fellow in Asheville, NC. Probably way overpaid, but it had what I was looking for, and was the size I was looking for. Made it all the way home, with some major mishaps like losing a side window, and once I got home, found that the front electric tongue jack didn't hold weight, so had to use a bottle jack. Weeellll, that didn't go so well. Right after I pulled the truck away from the camper, the wind caught the camper, blew it side ways....right off the jack. Went smashing to the ground, and caught one of the jack stands I was waiting to lower it onto, on the front corner skin and trim, causing some pretty nasty damage on otherwise perfect corners. Oh well, just one more thing to add to the list.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:40 PM   #7
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Hey all, just purchased my first airstream, and first camper for that matter. I'm a car guy, and having performed many restos, I'm not scared of this one, although it's going to be some work. Picked up a 1970 27' Overlander from a fellow in Asheville, NC. Probably way overpaid, but it had what I was looking for, and was the size I was looking for. Made it all the way home, with some major mishaps like losing a side window, and once I got home, found that the front electric tongue jack didn't hold weight, so had to use a bottle jack. Weeellll, that didn't go so well. Right after I pulled the truck away from the camper, the wind caught the camper, blew it side ways....right off the jack. Went smashing to the ground, and caught one of the jack stands I was waiting to lower it onto, on the front corner skin and trim, causing some pretty nasty damage on otherwise perfect corners. Oh well, just one more thing to add to the list.
I'm very sorry that this happened to you, but thank you for posting it! I will be MORE careful later this week when we bring our "new" 1965 Safari home. Hubs is nervous about the project that we are taking on and something like this might just push him over the edge. Best of luck to you and your restoration.
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