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Old 03-23-2009, 06:28 PM   #1
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NEW BEE as of oct 08

hi im bill almond in winfield ks thats just south of witcha ks. i got my 65 26ft O/L in oct 08 for 1,150 and what a money pit . so far i have around 3,500??? its good enough for now. as i have ran out of prozac and money. to do any more work. we havent even been out of town in it yet. but are planing to go to branson mo in apr 234. were looking foreword to our first rally.

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Chin Up

Keep your chin up and keep working at it slow and steady. There are lots of people here just waiting to offer encouragement, advice, and support. It may seem like a money pit, but right now you have almost $5,000.00 in it. That is pretty inexpensive to get into camping with an Airstream. Get out there and use it and all the work, time, money, blood sweat, and tears you poured into it will pay dividends far better than our 401ks will.

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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Well Bill you finally started your own thread congratulations. Although I'm wondering why you have made your introduction in the polling forum? Maybe one of the Mods will move it over. Glad your here and welcome.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:06 PM   #4
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i was just lost. like im sure ill be lost again when we take our a/s out on the road . thx for leading me here. i woundnt have found it because i didnt know were i need to be . i hope all the rest dont thick im a big dummy. oh well i hope that they knew i was new to all this a/s suff. thx again for helping me find a place to fit in.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #5
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Hi Bill, I see you found a place to post and have been noticed. Branson is coming up quickly. This will be a great rally to learn about restoring your trailer. Bring pen, paper, camera and a mind like a sponge. Tools and repair parts might be helpful too. Inevitably the tool or part you don't bring will be the one that you need or breaks. Good luck one your first rally. You will have a great time.

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Old 03-23-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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Hi Bill,
We have family in Wichita and will be heading out that way in late June/early July. Will see if we can connect.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #7
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If the 65 was a total basket case a grand is a probably a good deal. If you could hook it up and tow it and go inside and not fall through the floor it's gravy. Send pictures!
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Nice to see you finally started a thread. We'll take good care of you at Branson...I promise.

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