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Old 07-23-2019, 05:18 AM   #29
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As the old saying goes, it's not what you have - it's what you DO with it, that makes it either a problem or a solution.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:40 AM   #30
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The latest video form the Airstream couple LoLoHo talks about aging.
One of the features they promoted was how high end RV's may have everything "automated" to make setting up easier. Self levelers, touch screen controls from everything from AC to window shades to dimmers.
I had to chuckle. I got an Airstream to get away from all the systems that need constant maintenance or repair.
I used to work around the guys with the million dollar motorhomes, and there was always something needing fixing. "The satellite dish on the roof won't move."
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:57 AM   #31
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There's so much high-tech stuff I don't think I want to see in my Airstream - not because I wouldn't love to have it, but because I know they can't build it so it works reliably...especially after being shaken like a martini as we haul it down the things that pass for roads around here.

Even without any high tech in here (aside from our ridiculous powered awning), there's always something that needs fixing in our Airstream. Why, just last week I had to epoxy the other curved door under our sink because it fell off. The first one fell off long ago, this one just took longer. Works like a charm, and all I needed to fix it was a little JB Weld wood epoxy.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:55 AM   #32
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And not to be left out, gas vs. diesel!

My favorite: You must have a dualie. Anything less and you are endangering not only the DW but everyone else on the road. Think of the children!!
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:59 AM   #33
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Our first AS TV....loaded with hi-tek stuff.... pwr windows AND seats.😂

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Old 07-23-2019, 08:23 AM   #34
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"Wish I could find my “Artesian Search and Rescue Team” bumper sticker. 20 points for anyone that remembers and explains the reference![/QUOTE]"



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Old 07-23-2019, 08:46 AM   #35
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Yup. I brake for Artesians.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:20 AM   #36
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:24 AM   #37
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:43 AM   #38
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Thanks for the bringing back the memory of the great commercials they did back then for beer ......still looking for those "artesians" .......LOL:bb
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:57 AM   #40
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I think the “Bud-wise-Er” frogs also retired years ago...
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:58 AM   #41
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As the old saying goes, it's not what you have - it's what you DO with it, that makes it either a problem or a solution.
And priorities....

I have a real affection for my AS. I’ve named it “Nellie” after my first horse that I got when I was six and I deeply loved her. But. I view Nellie first and foremost as a tool to go camping with my wife. We started our marriage outdoors as I was a California State Park Ranger (Santa Barbara) and it’s stayed with us ever since.

I take good care of Nellie but I don’t have a melt down if something goes wrong. After all, she’s 29 years old and you kind of *expect* things to go wrong. Amazingly though she’s been very reliable in the seven years that we’ve had her.

But Nellie is not the goal. The goal is to be active, spend time together outside in our incredible state, and create memories. Nellie is the perfect vehicle to achieve that goal.
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:18 PM   #42
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Yes, above all your RV should be a means, not an end. Same with your vehicle or antique -- if you spend more time under it than in it, what is the point?

Reminds me of much that has gone awry with NASA, too many engineers, not enough explorers (that and no money)
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