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Old 11-06-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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I'm an OWNER!!!

I now an officially in the Airstream family. I came home yesterday with my first AS: a 78 Excella 500 31'.

We bought it in Michigan and towed it a nerve wracking 7 1/2 hours home, not getting there until after dark. I can now add my towing home story to others.
We went about 5 miles and lost some rivets/replacement screws in the front of the belly pan. My husband yelled "Whoa! We're losing something!" as insulation came loose and began blowing down the road. We stopped and called the owner who drove out to meet us and we strapped and screwed it back in place, and made the rest of the trip without incident.

My husband had to pull up and back many times to get this backed into our driveway and when he finally was done he found that he had squashed a mouse on the concrete. Having been stored in a barn, mice were happily nesting in the insulation underneath. They didn't seem to appreciate their long scenic journey and were desperately trying to jump ship. My cat seemed to think that she hit the cat version of the buffet line and we found many more kitty mauled mice strewn around the front sidewalk.

I had to laugh thinking of this. I pictured us leaving a trail of little mice like bread crumbs across three states.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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Too funny! Love the mouse story.
Congratulations on your purchase, would love to see photos when you get to it.
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Old 11-06-2006, 04:37 PM   #3
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Great First Story

I really liked the first tow story, especially the mice. I will bet your cat thinks the Airstream is heaven sent.

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Old 11-06-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Welcome to the club......please post pictures so we can see what you have. You were very brave. pjpoll
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:41 PM   #5
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Humor is a good thing!

welcome - get ready for work now. Sounds like the mice belong to the NFL team in your area!! Keep the stories coming gonna be winter soon - need the stories. Thanks Tim
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:45 PM   #6
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Great story. The mice must be really confused, and the cat must think that is the biggest can of cat food around. Have fun with your new Airstream.

See you on the road.
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:00 PM   #7
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great story about the mice , i want to hear more about the cat and the trailer post pictures of the cat---------hendrie 42
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:15 PM   #9
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Wammaroam, Good that you have a sense of humor. We purchased our 67 GT and were only 2 hours driving. We purchased two new tires before we were able to get on the road. The GT had been sitting for 5 years and the tires were SAD. The trip home was not as colorful as yours. We have spent 4 months getting her road trip ready. It is work and fun. Welcome to our
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Congratulations! Welcome to the club......please post pictures so we can see what you have. You were very brave. pjpoll
Also send pictures of the trailer
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Wannaroam -- Whew! At long last, eh? Have fun cleaning it up and making it into your shining jewel!

You should have said 'Harmony' in the first place. I've toured through the old utopian settlement -- what with my Clarion roots, etc.
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:22 AM   #12
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I usually don't say Harmony, because 99.8 percent of the people (even in this area) have no idea where it is. But we are big on airstreams! My neighbors have three one belonging to each brother, and one just sitting. Just an 1/8 mile down the road is another one just sitting.

We own an shop right on the square in "downtown" Harmony. Our building is one of the original Harmonite buildings which dates to 1810.
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:42 AM   #13
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Congrats on your new KITTY CHUCK WAGON!

Hey,that's what you should name it. Or some variant like, Chuck, Kitty, KCW, OK I'm ramblin again.

Wait, wait, how bout MEALS ON WHEELS!

Thanks for sharing a very funny story.

U never forget your first time!

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Dinning on silver, now thats a fancy-feast!
Congratutlations on the purchase of your Airstream

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