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Old 08-09-2004, 10:10 AM   #29
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Ouch! I was wondering what had happened, after reading Shari's teaser...Oh, I'm so sorry we couldn't get to Colorado, too (due, in our case, to hidden frame damage I don't imagine our seller was ever aware of).

Vintage hotels! Next time, it sounds like it'll be better to take in the vintage view and stay in your much nicer (and flea free) vintage trailer!

Hang in there, I am confident that such a beautiful item will find a buyer. Have you tried approaching your next highest bidder? I think that's ok with ebay.

I'm not sure what all this cafuffle is all about, but I think there are reasons for disapointment. I just hope when you and Tony are, say, retired in your upper eighties and smoking pipes by the fire, it will seem like an entertaining wild hair adventure in retrospect. For certain, it will be good for the story value!

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We made several stops on Route 66, and tried to stay at vintage hotels..... OK, two of them, the first was GREAT, the second, Friday night, was absolutely revolting... Pure dirt and grime (including a dried up towel over the shower curtain rod, that wasn't ours). Ron
My grandparents told me a story about in the late 40's they made the trip from STL to California via rte. 66. Apparently things weren't a lot better then. At one roadside motel they opened the door and turned on the light and a thousand black roaches ran for cover.

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Old 08-09-2004, 04:30 PM   #31
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I'm not sure what all this cafuffle is all about, but I think there are reasons for disapointment. I just hope when you and Tony are, say, retired in your upper eighties and smoking pipes by the fire, it will seem like an entertaining wild hair adventure in retrospect. For certain, it will be good for the story value!

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Mary, that is such a nice post. I was getting ready to jump in and bring the discussion back to the size of Ron's avatar...just to lighten things up a bit
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:03 PM   #32
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Thanks for the support

I appreciate it, especially while trying to keep my head up about this whole situation.

I'd like to post a few pics from our stays along Rt. 66. The one with the cactus is the dirty nasty motel, you wouldn't have guessed it from the exterior...

It was a trip I will never forget, that's for sure. But we had to look at the pix to remind us where we've been. Oddly enough, I didn't take any pics at the rally, or in Vegas, where I had left my camera behind on our brief walk through the casinos!
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I'd like to post a few pics from our stays along Rt. 66. The one with the cactus is the dirty nasty motel, you wouldn't have guessed it from the exterior...ROn
Your pics remind me of a trip with my parents during the summer of 1976. We spent the entire summer driving from FL to CA. Most of the time was spent in NM, AZ and CO.

We tried to stay in Mom & Pop motels instead of chains. Every afternoon around 4:00 we'd start the ritual. We'd pull into one of these classic places. Mom & I would wait in the car, while Dad went into the office.

Once in a while, Dad would leave the office and return to the car. He'd just say, "Let's look a little more." More usually, he'd come out of the office with a room key. He'd go look at the room make the decision.

I think we only stayed in maybe a third of the places he inspected. I was an adventure, but I imagine he saw a lot of awful things he didn't want us exposed to.

Well, can you blame him? Can't you just hear me at a naive eleven years old? "Look Dad! There's a long skinny balloon on the floor. Can I have it?" Or better yet and at full pre-teen squeal, "Eeew! I am NOT staying in a place with BUGS!"

That was a fun summer. Thanks for sharing the pics that brought it all back.
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:45 PM   #34
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We saw a lot of those motels as well. Made us glad to have the Caravel behind us I have been thinking about doing a website entirely of photos of cool old signs, and thought Route 66 was cool-old-sign heaven! Manitou, just a few blocks from the VAC rally, was also full of great old neon signs. We drove through it one evening when they were all lit up and it was beautiful!
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:50 PM   #35
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Made us glad to have the Caravel behind us
You know, that's maybe why I hate staying in motels and hotels. They feel filthy to me. I love to travel, so we end up taking our bed, bath & kitchen with us - currently in the form of an Argosy MH.

Those places with those cool signs are great - from the outside!

Now, if they would just put in RV sites they might be able to boost their business.
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:55 PM   #36
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Ron,

The one that cracks me up is the Blue Swallow. Cute sign, to be sure, but it's marked "Historic Property!" I suppose so , but that's a bit of a stretch for me! Of course, I can't tell if that's the same one as the cactus one, but it is a great sign.

Say, yowee, it's polished! I've never seen pics of the polish. I can't believe you got that much done in so little time. I really think you have to plan a visit to Virginia next year!!

Ferrrrgeeet the pics of Vegas! Your pictures are much more interesting (you are getting quite a rt. 66 collection)--and Shari is going to soon give you more pics that you can view when she gets the new site up.

Now, to the nattering nabobs of negativity amongst us, lay off. They provided full disclosure, pretty pictures or not. No court in the country would have a fault with Ron and Tony. In fact, the faulty buyer is fortunate--they could press for travelling compensation and damages above the deposit--and would probably win.

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...at home with my trailer and newly painted hitch on the new rt. 66
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:31 PM   #37
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The correct phrase, Mary, is "nattering nabobs of negativism," courtesy Spiro T. Agnew, further proof that you have only a vague--and yet sloppy!--idea of what you're talking about here. You're confusing a refusal to champion mediocrity with some desire to promulgate criticism. Don't get me wrong--Ron & Tony are charmers, witty & engaging. But I can't listen forever to tales of running an "electrically screwed up" trailer cross-county behind a tow vehicle whose transmission couldn't handle it, with what appeared to be nonworking brakes, a leaking water tank & various other problems. And then blame the buyer for HIS naivete? On their last trip, a trailer popped THREE windows, if I recall correctly. And I'm supposed to go "Rah!" This is not Romper Room. This is serious business.
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Old 08-09-2004, 10:20 PM   #38
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Serious Business???

Summerkid, we've all had a good laugh now. You bought an airstream, then left it sitting for months....that's rude to the person who sold it. You show up at airstream rallies, without an airstream, and mooch of people....that too is rude.

You are a joke amongst many of us here on the forum.

I have made MANY mistakes with my airstreams. First, was buying the 76 Overlander, which was a disaster, long before I knew enough about airstreams. Second, neglecting my 68 Safari. working on the interior of the Overlander prior to figuring out what was wrong with it. I tried to get help, but, when I was not able to find some hands on help, I continued on with what I could handle... the interior.

Oh, by the way, at least I had a tow vehicle prior to purchasing my airstreams.....

A window fell out of my Safari, because it was missing a clip, and the other one was not secured. It was a plexi window that needed to be replaced anyway. This was our first and only trip out with the Safari, to a rally WITH our airstream, and when it fell off, I didn't have the tools needed to fix the windows properly.

I post these funny stories, and sad events, as well as fun pictures just like everyone else on the forums. THAT is what it is here for. You have had it out for me since you started harrassing me over the 64 Overlander. The reason I ended up with it was because I explained to Froggies that you seem to fail, when it comes to picking up your alleged airstreams.

You stated that you 'can't listen forever to tales....."

WELL DON'T! ignore me... It's that easy!!!

I have so much to learn about airstreams. I have made many mistakes already. I know that. I am not blaming the buyer, we walked away, shook hands, and his only concern was that I might give him bad feedback...!!!!

By the way... stop harrassing other people that are enjoying this thread. You're just making a fool of yourself, just like I did by not completing the 76 Ovlerlander that many people were following.....

Give it up.

Oh, and Tony... he has nothing to do with this.... It's not his posts you see here, they're mine.

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The correct phrase, Mary, is "nattering nabobs of negativism," courtesy Spiro T. Agnew, further proof that you have only a vague--and yet sloppy!--idea of what you're talking about here. You're confusing a refusal to champion mediocrity with some desire to promulgate criticism. Don't get me wrong--Ron & Tony are charmers, witty & engaging. But I can't listen forever to tales of running an "electrically screwed up" trailer cross-county behind a tow vehicle whose transmission couldn't handle it, with what appeared to be nonworking brakes, a leaking water tank & various other problems. And then blame the buyer for HIS naivete? On their last trip, a trailer popped THREE windows, if I recall correctly. And I'm supposed to go "Rah!" This is not Romper Room. This is serious business.

Please instruct me as to how I can put this person on my "ignore" and "do not contact" list??

It's not worth the energy of dealing with it.. it's a regular call for negative attention.

She's upsetting my negatively nabobbing Romper Room party that I'm holding in my Airstream.. even though I'm not voting for Spiro this time around.
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It's very, VERY simple, Rachelle. Go to User CP. It's the Buddy/Ignore function.
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I have made MANY mistakes with my airstreams. First, was buying the 76 Overlander, which was a disaster, long before I knew enough about airstreams. Second, neglecting my 68 Safari. working on the interior of the Overlander prior to figuring out what was wrong with it. I tried to get help, but, when I was not able to find some hands on help, I continued on with what I could handle... the interior.

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Ron, we told you we would help you get things running. It IS hard at first. But the forum is a godsend,a nd meeting other 'Streamers is excellent, too.

I post these funny stories, and sad events, as well as fun pictures just like everyone else on the forums. THAT is what it is here for.
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I a hundred per cent agree with you, and not Summerkid...... I see no reason to trash each other, therefore I HOPE you listen to me and let Summerkid have her opinion, which is exactly that, simply an opinion in a much wider democracy, which si worth nothing at all.

In a democracy the majority rules, and there are many people who agree with you an donly one that does not.

I hope you stay as charming as you have always been.. and keep those stories rolling along.

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I post these funny stories, and sad events, as well as fun pictures just like everyone else on the forums. THAT is what it is here for.
And I'm glad you do!
Are you going to attend the Morraine View Rally? The AIRSCREAM event? I just might have to make that one if I know for sure I get to meet the (in)famous Tin Can Love!

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ps/ did you notice my tongue in cheek over asking about AIRSCREAM?
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