Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-18-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
mopariac's Avatar
1972 29' Ambassador
Weatherford , Texas
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 153
Images: 17
Cool Downfalls of a good polish.....

We have been staying on some property in South Texas for the last year and have come across some strange problems lately. We were jolted awake by a loud tap on the outside of our trailer at 6:00 a.m. We have cameras aimed towards the bow and the stern and I checked the cameras and saw nothing. Again, another loud tapping on the outside of our trailer. I cautiously opened the door to see an old Tom Turkey (with an 11" beard) looking at himself with all his feathers proudly displayed. He would turn in a circle one direction and then back the other direction, look at himself and peck the trailer. He continued for five more minutes before he was sure he was the more dominant of the two and proudly walked away.

We have cows that lick the trailer, I guess thinking they are cleaning themselves and we also have a donkey that just stands with his nose on the trailer and stairs at his beauty, sometimes for over an hour. Yesterday we had a 1,200 lbs bull that we call Haus that stopped and turned toward the trailer, maybe 25 feet away. When he started throwing dirt with his hoof, I had to spray him with our water hose before he attacked himself. Lucky we weren't sleeping at the time.

Happy Shining....

mopariac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
Rivet Master
2010 27' FB Classic
N/A , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,654
Enjoyed the story, pretty funny!

Bluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
Sprouty's Avatar
Vintage Kin Owner
1972 Argosy 22
1947 22' Liner
Hillpoint , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 269
Love it.
1947 liner #1032
1950 liner #1451
1965 Airstream Safari
Sprouty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
Rivet Master
goshawks00's Avatar

1966 22' Safari
1954 22' Flying Cloud
Saline , Michigan
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 671
Three years ago the farmer down the road ran over a nest of wild turkeys so he brought me the undamaged eggs... of the four three hatched. We gave them to one of our barnyard hens to rear which she did and they hung out for the rest of the year and springtime came and so did the wild gobblers... They lured the hens off and beat the snot of of Tom cuz he was a young dumb participant. Now three years later he is a big strapping gobbler who patrols our place and doesn't allow any toms in our yard... He's tame enough that you can get within a couple of feet of him but you can't box him in. Because of his territorial patrolling he really had some fits over the Tom in the trailer. He would circle it peck gobbler fan drag his wings, and if you left the trailer open he would even stand on the doorway peering in for the 'other' turkey. We had to finally put the Safari in the car barn, but now he is eyeing the new kid on the block in the form of a 54 Flying Cloud turkey.
goshawks00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
Sprouty's Avatar
Vintage Kin Owner
1972 Argosy 22
1947 22' Liner
Hillpoint , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 269
I bet Cardinals have the same problem. I have had one beating up my shop window all spring.
1947 liner #1032
1950 liner #1451
1965 Airstream Safari
Sprouty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
overlander64's Avatar
1964 26' Overlander
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Anna , Illinois
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 5,389
Images: 183
Send a message via Yahoo to overlander64
Downfalls of a good polish.....

This topic brings to mind my first tour of Yellowstone National Park following the WBCCI International Rally in Boise, Idaho in 1998. I was on a Grayline Tour of the park when our guide indicated that we were approaching a large wildlife traffic jam . . . when we drew closer, it became apparent that this was more than a typical wildlife traffic jam . . . a classic aluminum Airstream motorhome with a mirror polish job had been charged by a large male bison . . . learned later that the ranger believed the bison was attacking his shadow as if it were another male bison . . . later heard that the estimate for repairs on the motorhome was in excess of $20,000. . . .


P.S.: The extent of the bison's injuries was a cut on his rump . . . he just ambled away from the Airstream shaking his head briefly . . .

I was happy to be towing my Argosy rather than the Overlander in 2008 when I toured Yellowstone National Park on my way to the WBCCI International Rally . . . as I was leaving the Fishing Bridge Campground, I encountered a large male bison ambling down the road . . . he walked by my Argosy without giving it a second look . . .
Kevin D. Allen
WBCCI (Lifetime Member)/VAC/Free Wheelers #6359
AIR #827
1964 Overlander International/1999 GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.11 Differentials)
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre/1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (8.2 Liter V8/2.70 Final Drive)
overlander64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #7
Site Team
azflycaster's Avatar
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,038
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
We have had numerous birds try and get up close and personal with our trailer as well.

Another downfall is the sun reflection burning patio rugs. We just had to replace another a few months ago.


WBCCI President 2016-2017
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #8
Rivet Master
vswingfield's Avatar
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,726
Images: 32
I can see "Downsides to a good polish". Downfalls sounds a little drastic.

I was thinking something like the life and death of Count Pulaski. Of course upon reading the thread I realized that you meant polish as in shining things up rather than Polish from Poland.

Funny stuff. Probably a good thing you shooed the bull away. Might have turned out like the bison.
vswingfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 03:06 PM   #9
Birdie Momma
NJtoNC's Avatar
1957 26' Overlander
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Vintage Kin Owner
Rutherford Co. , North Carolina
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 901
That, was REALLY funny.
'57 Overlander | '56 Flying Cloud | '51 Spartanette
NJtoNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
1979 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 35
That is hilarious ! I was thinking of putting my sheep in the field with the Airstream, but now I don't know! I could be butted all night!!
Lexgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 09:06 PM   #11
Vintage Kin
slowmover's Avatar
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,302
Images: 1
Anodized, kids. None of these concerns, then.

1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 10-cpm solo, 18-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 06:51 PM   #12
1 Rivet Member
Peapod 1776's Avatar
1976 31' Sovereign
Brownsburg , Indiana
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 19
While traveling on a long lonely straight stretch of road in northern Wisconsin, in our shiny 31' Sovereign, we were approached and overtaken by a motorcyclist. He pulled up beside our trailer, and then kept an even pace with us - whileenjoying a full length view of himself and his bike in action! He stuck around for several minutes, preening and posing, before pulling away.
Peapod 1776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
Ultradog's Avatar
1975 27' Overlander
Twin Cities , Minnesota
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 466
Images: 8
Good post.

Ultradog is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.