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Old 06-29-2003, 07:20 PM   #1
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First time with a "Globie"

What a sweet pull! My Brother-in-law (a new member here) bought a '76 Globetrotter in our area and I pulled it to our place 'till he can come pick it up. After pulling our Overlander for the past 17 years, (and I can't remember the last time I pulled dry), I didn't know it was behind me.

Here is where the fun starts! My wife saw it pull in the drive and has tried to talk her brother out of it (in fun). But I can see that a "globie" will be in our future, as some of the "back woods camping" we do make taking the Overlander impossible due to length.

But for now, there are "TWO" streamer's on our land.

(Possession is 9/10ths the Law, right?!?, hehe)


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Old 06-29-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: First time with a "Globie"

Originally posted by Silver Bullet

(Possession is 9/10ths the Law, right?!?, hehe)

Oscar [/B]
Good going Oscar,
Leave it hooked to your tow vehicle and put a padlock on it so he can't get off.
Then make him make a lot of promises:

Yes I'll help you paint the trim on the garage...
Yes I'll buy the beer the first time we camp together...
Yes I'll clean the fish...
etc, etc
Tee Hee

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Old 06-29-2003, 09:32 PM   #3
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First time with a "Globie"

Greetings Oscar!

You have been exposed and are in the early stages of bauxite-itis or aluminum-itis. This is a common condition among Vintage Airstreamers - - I joined the group in August of last year when I purchased my '78 Minuet as a stablemate for my '64 Overlander.

The Overlander makes any excellent compliment to a trailer the size of the Globetrotter or Minuet. The smaller trailer becomes an excellent weekender trailer for those impromptu trips; while the Overlander can retain its place for the longer leisurely outings. A side benefit that I hadn't expected was the gas mileage when towing the Minuet - - my Suburban doesn't even know the trailer is there - - same MPG as solo with the Minuet. In addition, the Minuet can be easily towed by my Cadillac Convertible - - the second reason that I wanted a smaller coach.

Part of the fun of acquiring a second coach can be the search. My search for the Minuet was far easier than for the Overlander since I was in no particular hurry to acquire a second coach. The Minuet due to a number of quirks of circumstance seemed destined to be mine.

Good luck with your Globetrotter search!

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