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Old 07-31-2008, 07:23 AM   #99
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Hunter Thomson's 300 lb. Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, may be available (please see "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas").

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Hi Folks;
I have followed this thread from the beginning, and I have difficulties understanding the logic behind this thread. Since so many before me stuck their two cents into this issue, I like to know what compels some people to pursue the "Unreachable Quest". Does it really make sense to turn "right hand threaded nut" clockwise to remove it? You know that it will be very difficult and that at some point it will break, when you apply enough pressure. Why not put some penetrating oil and wait a bit and then turn it counterclockwise as you should.

Pushing us older folks does not work, and it puts us on the offensive. Even I, during my four decades in business, had some customers with which I did not wanted to deal with. Each one for different reasons. When a deal appears to have too many difficulties or obstacles, I simply move onto next thing on my list to do. We must realize that none of us can please everyone and I know this so well.
I guess I have been blessed with intuition, and every time I go against it, I loose every single time. Call it whatever you want, stupidity, felling cocky or testing my intuition, it all ends up in the waste basket. As a rule I do not insult anyone unless they insult me first, and even then my form of insult most of the time is in the form of a intelligent exit. I have fail to see the point of so many individuals beating dead horse in this thread. Get a life and move on, there are plenty of fish in the sea.

When I shopped for a AS, third time was a charm. I know someone who got a 1976 26" Argosy in better condition than mine for $500.00 but that does not upset me. Yes, I have overpaid based on the condition, but that was what I wanted and the deal was smooth from the start to finish. I hold no grudges against the seller. Price?, I got over it, before I laid out the cash. It took me two years and lot more money including almost 1800 hours of my work to restore my Arg, but I got what I wanted and have something that no one else has, a custom built Argosy on fully Stainless Steel structural trussed frame which is light weight and eight times stronger than factory original. The ride? my wife forgot a one gallon of water on the kitchen counter. One hundred seventy miles of Pennsylvania's bad roads further, it was still in the same spot she left it. Easy deal, sweet ending and I love it. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:04 PM   #100
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Yes, Boatdoc, moving on is a good thing.

Dr. Gonzo is not the lawyer I would chose to sue anyone and I only meant to inject a little humor into a thread that should have died quietly.

Sounds like you have a great Argosy.

I have to confess I got a parking ticket in your home town, Norristown, almost 50 years ago and moved on (tore it up). I guess the statute of limitations now protects me.

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Boat Doc, I agree.

Retired from the Feds, worked in the pension sector. Dealt with a never ending array of people in varying circumstances, often tragic, sometimes vindictive, and unfortunately on occassion, families were destroyed... greed, resentment, lack of respect. Thus my point in stating we should not agree to have threads such as this, that allow (and perhaps encourage) confrontation between generations.

New idea for the youngest owners of Airstreams!

Take your rants to Facebook, or Youtube, whatever, and let us grumpy, geriatric old people enjoy our vintage site.

Create one generated to those your age!!!!!!!
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SCOTTY!!! Beam me up, NOW!!

Love Vintage - this site is not an exclusive "vintage forum" or only for grumpy, geratric old people (tho' I do believe YouTube has a subsection for 'em... ). It's for ALL Airstreamer's. The heading for the thread was a joke and not anything generational.

Personally, if it were strictly for grumpy, geratric old people, I'd be outta here in a New York second, (which is pretty fast for a southern boy...) or perhaps, join WBCCI (uh oh, bet that'll start something... ). I like the new ideas new people bring AND the sage wisdom that experience brings. It all make us think and makes us better in what we do...
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Boat Doc, I agree.

Retired from the Feds, worked in the pension sector. Dealt with a never ending array of people in varying circumstances, often tragic, sometimes vindictive, and unfortunately on occassion, families were destroyed... greed, resentment, lack of respect. Thus my point in stating we should not agree to have threads such as this, that allow (and perhaps encourage) confrontation between generations.

New idea for the youngest owners of Airstreams!

Take your rants to Facebook, or Youtube, whatever, and let us grumpy, geriatric old people enjoy our vintage site.

Create one generated to those your age!!!!!!!
I always wonder who owned the site and had the right to invite people to leave, I guess the mystery is solved. As a retired Fed myself oh never-mind.

Boat Doc your analogy of turning a nut counterclockwise is very interesting but as all mechanics know you may have to tighten the nut to loosen it.
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Personally, if it were strictly for grumpy, geratric old people, I'd be outta here in a New York second, (which is pretty fast for a southern boy...) or perhaps, join WBCCI (uh oh, bet that'll start something... ).
Well at least you didn't call it the WBCII or The WBBCI or the WWBCI.Some of us actually enjoy the WBCCI but no offence taken
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...The heading for the thread was a joke and not anything generational...
I'm almost 58 and I really didn't take offense to the title. I've been raised to respect my elders my entire life. I really had to laugh because we all have a knack of taking care of business and who knows why these elderly individuals decided not to sell to Darol. In his shoes, I would have been disappointed and would have wondered just like he did as to why they wouldn't sell for the owner. You move on with life, laugh a little and hope you learn from the experience. I see things from time to time that make me chuckle regarding those older than myself and realize that I will be there soon enough.
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Take your rants to Facebook, or Youtube, whatever, and let us grumpy, geriatric old people enjoy our vintage site.

Create one generated to those your age!!!!!!!
Seriously? Since when is there a minimum age to being an Airstreamer? We have dedicated forum members in their 20's. I'm 45 and far from geriatric. I also have a sense of humour (as do most of the really ancient people that I know).
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This must really be the political season. Posts to this thread are taking the same negative attitudes as the the ads on the media. MODERATORS: Please try to kill this thing before any more people get their feelings hurt from misleading posts. I'm on to better things and other projects. The Holiday Rambler is doing fine, thank you. Darol
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This must really be the political season. Posts to this thread are taking the same negative attitudes as the the ads on the media. MODERATORS: Please try to kill this thing before any more people get their feelings hurt from misleading posts. I'm on to better things and other projects. The Holiday Rambler is doing fine, thank you. Darol
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