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Old 04-01-2009, 04:29 PM   #29
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I am confused—is Safari62 writing about the same trailer? He lives in Maine and the trailer is in Connecticut. I know New England states are small, but they're not that small.

If it is the same trailer, it sounds like a total disaster and maybe could be parted out.

"Please be kind to cats....even if they do walk on your car and truck." Our cat has scratched the hood on my truck. I guess he slid down the windshield and put his claws out as he continued down the hood. He is devoted to my wife, doesn't much like men though he's been unmanned. I treat him well, but he just doesn't like men. Maybe he blames me for that, though I had nothing to do with it. He and I both fear the vet. Small rodents, bunnies and any bird that falls to the ground fear him. He fears coyotes, bobcats and feral cats. Life is tough out there. Every time I see those scratch marks I have dark thoughts about him.

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Old 04-01-2009, 04:46 PM   #30
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Did someone say "Chevelle"? And tied to the words "out for a cruise". Oh man, this is sounding good already.

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Old 04-01-2009, 05:11 PM   #31
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I am confused—is Safari62 writing about the same trailer? He lives in Maine and the trailer is in Connecticut. I know New England states are small, but they're not that small.

If it is the same trailer, it sounds like a total disaster and maybe could be parted out.

"Please be kind to cats....even if they do walk on your car and truck." Our cat has scratched the hood on my truck. I guess he slid down the windshield and put his claws out as he continued down the hood. He is devoted to my wife, doesn't much like men though he's been unmanned. I treat him well, but he just doesn't like men. Maybe he blames me for that, though I had nothing to do with it. He and I both fear the vet. Small rodents, bunnies and any bird that falls to the ground fear him. He fears coyotes, bobcats and feral cats. Life is tough out there. Every time I see those scratch marks I have dark thoughts about him.

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No, Gene It's two different trailers., Safari62 has the globetrotter up in his neck of the woods and he I believe is pointing out that he has restrain himself from adopting it and He thinks I probably should do the same.

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Old 04-01-2009, 05:16 PM   #32
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Did someone say "Chevelle"? And tied to the words "out for a cruise". Oh man, this is sounding good already.

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What if I told you that it was a red convertible with a 396 and a 4 speed? Does that sound even better?
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:11 PM   #33
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I am confused—is Safari62 writing about the same trailer? He lives in Maine and the trailer is in Connecticut. I know New England states are small, but they're not that small.

If it is the same trailer, it sounds like a total disaster and maybe could be parted out.


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Yes Gene, it is a small world when it comes to Spotting that forgotten Airstream in the woods.
This forlorn Globetrotter is in fact in the Nutmeg state. I would (and could) place a bet just down the road and also catch a show. Hint hint.

Not a gambling type or a "Mystic" but I will bet this is the same GT want to be Bambi.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:57 PM   #34
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What if I told you that it was a red convertible with a 396 and a 4 speed? Does that sound even better?
Mine is two years newer and not a convertible but otherwise sound like the same cars. I live on the wet coast so a convertible here is not practical - so we sold our converts and are into hardtops now, but do miss having a topless car when the sun is out. I'm not ready to drive mine yet, I have a few weeks worth of work to complete the restoration. I am not sure Donna is going to want to tow the Flying Cloud with it though.

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Yes Gene, it is a small world when it comes to Spotting that forgotten Airstream in the woods.
This forlorn Globetrotter is in fact in the Nutmeg state. I would (and could) place a bet just down the road and also catch a show. Hint hint.

Not a gambling type or a "Mystic" but I will bet this is the same GT want to be Bambi.
Barry,
Well for Petes sake why didn't you just tell me it was the same AS? Here I am thinking maybe just maybe it's restorable. I even had the curtain all hung.. We're always up for a challenge, BUT we do know when to walk away. I've not been as close to it as you obviously have. But it looks pretty bad close up. We're not the gambling type either but we do know when to" hold'em" and when to "fold'em " So this ones a big NO WAY.

Barry did you see the Argosy just down the road a piece?

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P.S. Here in New England down the road a piece can mean 1/2 mile or 25 milles depending on who's giving you the directions.
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So if you can swing a deal for $500.00 and invest 15K in materials and 25K in your or others labor, you can end up with a great restored but not original GLOBETROTTER valued around 20K to 35K.
Or I could have bought Melody Ranch's beautiful 65 Globetrotter in the classifieds for $12,500 (I've seen it) and avoid 3 years of swearing and trips to Lowes....

Meanwhile, I spotted an Argosy with a rear wrap window on the back edge of a lot nearby. When the leaves grow back on the trees, temptation goes away for another 7 months.

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I have a nice Argy looking for a new home. Tom can vouch for it even.

I have to fight the urge to stop and see every Airstream or Spartan I drive by. Ther is one Sparatn very large in North Branford just off Rt 17 north of rt22 that I really need to go see.
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Barry,
Well for Petes sake why didn't you just tell me it was the same AS? Here I am thinking maybe just maybe it's restorable. I even had the curtain all hung.. We're always up for a challenge, BUT we do know when to walk away. I've not been as close to it as you obviously have. But it looks pretty bad close up. We're not the gambling type either but we do know when to" hold'em" and when to "fold'em " So this ones a big NO WAY.

Barry did you see the Argosy just down the road a piece?

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P.S. Here in New England down the road a piece can mean 1/2 mile or 25 milles depending on who's giving you the directions.
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Nope, not me (Safari57 - named for my TV, not my trailer)who knows of which trailer is which. I'm WAY out West on the wet coast so about the only thing I remember about your beautiful State is from 45 years ago during a family tour during one long and fun summer. It is Safari62 (is that his age?) who is the source of information on the trailer in question.

I'm the Chevelle guy, and oh yeah, 57 Pontiac Safari Wagon (nomad style) tow vehicle. I looked for a very long time for a '57 Safari Airstream but never found the one that fit our needs. But if Safari62's comments means this has saved you time and money then I'll gladly take the credit for it. I'm sure he won't notice.

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Treatment for Aluminitus

The treatment for this condition is to buy just such a trailer, at an overly inflated price.

Then you let it sit there for about a year in it's totally useless condition, knowing that everything that needs to be done easily costs 3 times what you paid for it, which was way too much. Know that you'll never be able to sell it at a fraction of what you've already got in it, and your spouse is just waiting for that day so that they can get in a good "It was stupid to buy that" jab.

Make sure you park it where you can see it laughing at you every day.

But then again, there's always some sucker out there with Aluminitus.
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Well for Petes sake why didn't you just tell me it was the same AS? Here I am thinking maybe just maybe it's restorable. I even had the curtain all hung.. We're always up for a challenge, BUT we do know when to walk away. I've not been as close to it as you obviously have. But it looks pretty bad close up. We're not the gambling type either but we do know when to" hold'em" and when to "fold'em " So this ones a big NO WAY.

Barry did you see the Argosy just down the road a piece?

Annette

P.S. Here in New England down the road a piece can mean 1/2 mile or 25 milles depending on who's giving you the directions.
I thought I was telling you about the same trailer and even included a photo. When everyone is blinded by Bambieitus ( more serious than even Aluminitus) it can be difficult to get people to pay attention. And it's really not as much fun as leaving a few clues first.
Besides.... who would dare trasspass to look at an old trailer! The sad lesson for me was we spotted it BEFORE the dirty rotten low life thieves ripped off the door.and other parts. After some time we checked it out again and the damage was done.

So that fact is no matter how little one pays for a trailer up front, that will catch up to you in the end.$$$

There are several nice Globetrotters for sale in NE at a fraction of what it would cost to save this poor trailer. But the more comfortable GT always suffers the second sister syndrome pitted against the petite but less spacious Bambi.

Of course I noticed the Argosy! Look like another project some is going to get around to...

And stop pickin' on poor Barry! No, that's not my age, Barry.....but I would not mind if it was my birth year.
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