Well, when life gives you lemons..... so I decided to make light of one of those days. As a new member of these pages, I thought a little humility might be in order and share a good laugh.
We went and picked up our first travel trailer, totally green to both Airstream and the lifestyle. Our comedy of errors starts with not knowing the basics and buying a handyman special. That 2" ball on me Reese hitch I have been lugging around for years, well, wouldn't ya know it, my new airstream is a 2 5/16 ball.
Off to the store.
Oh that one tire is low, ha got my compressor in the truck, got this one whipped. Comprssor off, whats that hiss.....awww, valve stem is cracked, better move fast.
What, the 74 model does not have a plug compatible with my newer truck, rut roh, Walmart does not have those, even from China. Sigh
Ok, we got air in the tire, hooked up, and ready to go, down the first road, doing well, tows nice. Whats that noise, did something come loose inside during that first turn........whats that in my mirror, awwww, the awning just broke loose in the back, spring flapping around and what do I do with this 25 foor long tube on the side of the road? Anyone got some rope, duct tape, aluminium magnet???
Tire is hissing, cars are laughing at me trying to take care of this big long tube, he looks like a noob. Think i need bigger sun glasses.
Must remember, when towing a big ole trailer, give yourself more room or those tires will squeal. Good thing i got an airstream, stayed true with four skidding tires. Had a good safe three inches from the trailer full of landscaping mateirals in front of me.
Where did that AC cover come from, is that mine? Awww, it is and now its, uh..... a mess, and so am I at this point. Did I buy a leper model?
Finally home, now the fun begins. Amazing when the courship is over, all the things you start to notice. Now that we are a permant thing, taking those first photos for the forums, I see so much more now.
We survived our first day with our new/old Airstream. Let the games begin. Somebody hide the checkbook and credit cards for they are not safe in Airstream land.