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Old 12-16-2007, 10:41 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by juel
Wow...a 34ft. I thought I had hit the big time with a 31ft. Glad you missed this storm, but you surely would have had a place to hide out in style. This whole thing is depressing enought, but think about the clean up coming as the weather improves. UGH!
I sympathize with your upcoming cleanup. As you can see in my avatar, there are no trees in my yard to fall. It’s a disadvantage in the summer sun, though.

As for hiding out in the Excella, I live in it anyway. It is in style, though.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:31 PM   #30
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Cost us $570.00 for two men working till dark each day of four days to cut up tree limbs, cut down trees and haul everything away. I would have paid double. It feels good to look out and not see that mess. Really, really depressing news is that the 31ft Sovereign now has two dent in the front end cap. I can hardly stand to walk out and look at it. When it gets better weather we'll try to pull them out. If that fails, then the inside end cap (that I just redid) will have to come out and we'll try to push and roll them out.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:45 PM   #31
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Yea for the clean up crew! Bummer about the dents We'll be "pulling" for you when it's time to pop those dents back out next spring. Here's a toast to a milder winter ahead...,, but first, Merry Christmas! ~G
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:08 PM   #32
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Biggest thing I've found is buying fresh gas as they do seasonal blends; summer blend won't atomize correctly in cold carburetors.

I found a close-out manual 'furnace' generator switch-over box and powering the natural gas blower and thermostat transformer will be the dedicated function of my Kipor 2600W suitcase generator; everything else will wait for heat for sure!

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Old 12-22-2007, 07:55 PM   #33
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Juel, so sorry about your Airstream dents, but I'm glad for you the clean-up is done. What a mess you and so many others had to endure.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:21 PM   #34
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A quick and dirty solution to the generator hookup problem, is to buy a good extension cord, buy a male end, cut off the female end, install the male end. Hook up to an outlet on the same leg as the refrigerator (furnace?), turn the main breaker and all other breakers off (especially the main), start the generator. Then turn on the breaker to the circuit (s) you want to power. It isn't perfect, but we got by for several days with this solution after multiple hurricanes.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:13 AM   #35
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To All Merry Christmas. Looking forward to 2008 and Airstream Travel.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:37 PM   #36
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Best of Luck to U and your dents hope they are not to severe. Thanks for the great pic's, they let us know just about what U went thru. I personally just had 1 tree removed because It was rotten and going to either fall on the house or our TV's so we opted for the take down.
We have a Briggs powered Coleman 7500 watt Gen and a Briggs&Strattion Emergency Power Transfer System. Just plug the gen in outside and throw the switches and we are good. The same gen is to be used with the AS.Someone mentioned starting and fuel I treat all my fuel for gen and other motorized things here with STA-BIL. I never have a problem starting because of old fuel even if it sets for a year.

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