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Old 07-11-2016, 01:01 PM   #1
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I was 13 when

I was only 13 years old when this baby rolled off the assembly line in 1963, she survived all those years only to be done in by a careless driver who says she didn't see my GMC Sierra 2500 HD diesel and my poor 19 1\2 foot bright silver Globy !

I'm heart broken, to say the least !

I didn't know where else to post it.

Sorry for the tears.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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Oh, so sorry to hear this! I hope you are ok though.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:11 PM   #3
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Hope you find someone to fix it up, good as new.

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Old 07-11-2016, 01:27 PM   #4
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That is definitely heartbreaking to see.

Of course, the most important thing is that I hope that neither you nor any passengers were hurt in the accident. That's a lot of damage!
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:34 PM   #5
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Yes, thank you, no one got hurt, the trooper and tow truck driver commended me for the accident not being much worse.

I don't know if the Globy can be fixed, it was all original inside but everything worked and I was waiting to retire to make her like new again. There is more damage on the other side of the truck.

I guess shortly, the long search will begin again.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:39 PM   #6
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Yes, thank you, no one got hurt, the trooper and tow truck driver commended me for the accident not being much worse.

I don't know if the Globy can be fixed, it was all original inside but everything worked and I was waiting to retire to make her like new again. There is more damage on the other side of the truck.

I guess shortly, the long search will begin again.
Phone Colin Hyde? He's right in your area and can at least give you a quote and expert opinion on your best course of action.

https://sites.google.com/a/colinhyde...ions.com/home/
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:15 PM   #7
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Do you have additional photos of the front, the front A frame and the other side. It looks repairable to me.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:30 PM   #8
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Phone Colin Hyde? He's right in your area and can
I guess it's all relative, but over 300 miles is not "right in your area". Certainly he would be one to consult Another might be Frank's Trailerworks who is half the distance, near Baltimore.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:17 PM   #9
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So glad no one was hurt. Was the other driver on a cell phone or texting?

Ugh...
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:37 PM   #10
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Oh that's terrible. I don't know what I would do. My thoughts are with you. Hope no one was hurt in this incident. Did you suggest she get glasses cause she must really need them. Take care
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:49 PM   #11
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She was not on the cell phone, as far as I know but she was talking with one of the passengers in her vehicle. The A frame looked o.k. but would have to be checked by an expert. It is not towable as the left rear wheel broke off in the accident, and that's when things really got hairy !

Her insurance company is trying to figure out what they are going to do about the airstream, only time will tell now.

Thanks for all the support, I'll post up when I know more.
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I was only 13 years old when this baby rolled off the assembly line in 1963, she survived all those years only to be done in by a careless driver who says she didn't see my GMC Sierra 2500 HD diesel and my poor 19 1\2 foot bright silver Globy !

I'm heart broken, to say the least !

I didn't know where else to post it.

Sorry for the tears.
Sorry to hear that and again no injuries is a good thing.

I believe that can be salvaged certainly by Colin.

With the shell off you should be able to fix. Fortunately most damage is in the floor, lower panel which is easier one to replace.
Worst case is weld up a new aluminum frame and tongue, replace floor (sure it was ready) and do what you were already going to do paid by someone else. It might be a blessing in disguise as the restoration would have been very costly and time consuming.
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:56 AM   #13
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I feel your pain and I've never been one for the Pollyanna stuff. I know things are things but you can grow awfully fond of some of your things, especially I think, when they are vintage. Tough card to draw.

On the other hand...

Assuming the woman has good insurance and they treat you fairly it might be an opportunity to make things better than ever.

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Very sorry to hear about this accident! It's something many of us think about and worry about all the time when we have our Airstreams out and about. But they were made to be used and enjoyed so it's a risk we accept - the good news is the next version of yours could be even better than this version ...
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