My name is Dan and I have an aluminum addiction. I thought I could handle it, RV shows, the odd Caravan that would drive by, the few cigar tubes parked in driveways I'd drive by. I was doing good, I was in control. I didn't even notice it happening. We had been looking to replace the '64 travelair we rescued from the dumpster (that's another story) for a few years, we would look and look and never find what we wanted, what would work for our family (11 & 7 year old boys) everything was a compromise. I realized what. I had to do at this years RV show. I couldn't tell the difference between one white box and the next. They all ran together! The only feature on the only trailer we liked even remotely was the ALUMINUM framing used on the folding beds on a Koala trailer. That night I dreamt me some tremulous dreams of the aluminum bat hitting home runs out of the park, smashing windows out of white box tailgating machines, Dominos (white rectangles) being toppled. I awoke and knew that I had a dragon to catch!
I have spent the last several months looking, searching, researching, asking, inquiring NO!! I've been QUESTING FOR ALUMINUM. I wanted 2 beds that would work for my boys, not just this year and maybe next but until they are grown and can buy their own aluminum bats. I wanted a bed that I could sleep comfortably in without having to crawl over my wife to clear my head if I get besieged by those dreams again. I wanted a kitchen that I could cook in, not just cook in but COOK IN. I found a lot of tempting harlots and beauty queens beckoned me from afar. When you live in Alberta, Georgia is too far to drive in a weekend to look at a trailer. Kijiji would have things promising "partial restoration" and "just some minor body creases" none of these ladies fit my bill. I had all but given up, I was gonna kick. My troubled slep was going to pass, I would settle. I would buy a shoe box...
BUT LIKE ALL ADDICTION. I was just going to take one more quick look on Airforums classifieds then never return... FOOL!!!!! There she was! Rear bath! Double full size beds! A kitchen that worked! A bed for my wife and I to share! And SOOOOO MUCH SHINY!!!!!!! It is 15 years newer than the trailer we are now using! It was a '79 Sovereign
Of The Road International Land Yacht. The ad said it was in Alberta! But in order to contact the poster I had to register for the site. That's what junkies do, and I was in control now.... So I checked kijiji and she was listed there too.
Like a junkie looking for a fix I sent an email. Still available, I could go and see it on the weekend! Come Sunday night at dinner time and no location I was pretty shaky, I was THIS CLOSE to the score and no call back to go see the trailer.
The phone rings.
An angel is on the other end.
she can meet me.
It is close.
4 blocks close.
My vision blurs and I start to sweat...
To be continued.......