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Old 10-31-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hi Everybody.

I'm Sue C from Concord CA. I joined this forum b/c I have to sell my beloved A/S trailer. I'm hoping that you folks can help me get the word out to your travel buddies, friends, etc. My husband of 27 years passed away in October and the trailer is just too big for the shelties and I. Once things settle down, I have my heart set on a little 16 footer, but the timing just isn't right. The Safari 25 is posted in the classifieds.

A few weeks ago, the shelties and I took a trip up to Oregon and stayed in a little cabin by a lake. When I passed our first A/S on I-5, I instinctively waved, but the driver looked at me like I had 3 heads. It was at that moment that I looked in the rearview mirror, realized I wasn't towing anything and knew I had to sell. We never used the trailer on extended x-country trips. Tuscon was the furthest we ever got. We were planning on Alaska after I retired, but alas it is not to be.

Anyway, pleased to meetcha all...thanks for listening! And take my advice -- If you are planning to do it, DO IT TODAY! You never know when "stuff" will happen! Hug your significant others today, including youd kids your dogs and even your spouses(!).
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums, and deepest condolences on your loss.

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Hi Everybody.

I'm Sue C from Concord CA. I joined this forum b/c I have to sell my beloved A/S trailer. I'm hoping that you folks can help me get the word out to your travel buddies, friends, etc. My husband of 27 years passed away in October and the trailer is just too big for the shelties and I. Once things settle down, I have my heart set on a little 16 footer, but the timing just isn't right. The Safari 25 is posted in the classifieds.

A few weeks ago, the shelties and I took a trip up to Oregon and stayed in a little cabin by a lake. When I passed our first A/S on I-5, I instinctively waved, but the driver looked at me like I had 3 heads. It was at that moment that I looked in the rearview mirror, realized I wasn't towing anything and knew I had to sell. We never used the trailer on extended x-country trips. Tuscon was the furthest we ever got. We were planning on Alaska after I retired, but alas it is not to be.

Anyway, pleased to meetcha all...thanks for listening! And take my advice -- If you are planning to do it, DO IT TODAY! You never know when "stuff" will happen! Hug your significant others today, including youd kids your dogs and even your spouses(!).
I realize that you are going through a difficult time and experiencing many difficult adjustments. My suggestion would be to avoid jumping into the sale of your beloved Airstream. While towing the 25' coach may seem a bit overwhelminging initially, in many ways it is easier to tow than the 16' coach with its single axle. Having only recently found my soulmate, I traveled alone for more than 15 years and my 26' Overlander is actually easier to backup and maneuver under most every condition than my 20' Minuet. Operation of the basic systems as well as the basic hitching functions are quite comparable between the two sizes.

Good luck with your decisions, and it is good to hear that you plan to continue enjoying Airstreaming . . . when you are ready, you will find that you have company among the Free Wheelers.

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