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Old 08-30-2010, 08:24 PM   #71
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That is my mistake. I had a 1975 Tradewind. I thought I had a "1970s" Tradewind. It was only when I was really checking into it that I found it was a 1975. I even made the deal to ell it thinking it was 1970 and it said 1970 on the paperwork (because that's what I'd told the insurer when I got it too.)

I have worked on a few different Airstreams, including axle replacements, interior repair and replacements, including restoring my own.

As I said in my previous post: I got my airstream as it was an RV to do a job. I learned it, then learned other people's trailers and fell in love with them. Then, bored and out of commission due to my leg I stumbled across this forum a few months ago, and read a lot, then registered.

Through joining airforums I found form and shape to what it was that drew me to them, and found there was a whole culture built around fixin' what's wrong, making things better and just plain having fun with our Airstreams. I volunteered with TAC and do the mag now. I started reaching out to fellow Airstreamers. I decided, given all these ideas, and realizing what was possible, that I needed a different Airstream that better fit my needs - a little larger, lighter and completely new innards (hence my forever airstream thread).

I know myself and you don't. My wife reminded me that there are people who think when a person is a victim of a crime they are somehow responsible, or *gasp* even lying, and sometimes they are. But sometimes, they just got robbed and had no say in it. Sorry I set off your spidey sense by being a little unclear and incoherent and uninformed. I was upset and angry and bummed, and not especially well educated about my own trailer's intimate details. You don't get to learn these things until it's important. It's been confusing. A friend did this to me. I wasn't even sure it was happening at first.

If you would like to contact me privately, I would be happy to provide copies of my previous insurance paperwork, and I think I have the old tag/registration paperwork around here somewhere too, not sure. Still digging through the CDs in spare time. About 75 to go.

I'm not going to let this ruin another evening - I am off to the 2nd session of bingo.

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:37 PM   #72
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Hi Dave,

No, I don't want to see your insurance papers:-) I hope it all works out for you.


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Old 08-30-2010, 08:42 PM   #73
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I don't really like to be skeptical in these situations, but there is just too much going on with all the 'details' Dave's put forth, except he can't find any many of us don't have pic's close by of our 'treasured' Airstreams?

If he's been truly been the victim of a 'con' like this, I of course feel for's just that the 'pieces' aren't falling into place enough to overwhelmingly to convince me...sorry...

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Old 08-30-2010, 09:02 PM   #74
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Well, I've spent over 3 years working on mine in my spare time. I have tons of pics of repairs/parts to be shared - end results, etc.. But - other than the original pics when we brought it home - I might have one pic of the unit with me and the faithful Siberian Husky and one of the front while at the Wilds. Both would be worthless in this situation.

I do understand skepticism but.... not everyone operates the same folks....
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:18 PM   #75
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Question for those who are doubting this thread: Why are you so upset about it? Overall, if Dave is concocting a story it won't affect you in any way so drop the thread from your watch list and get on to another one.

Oh - and the whole picture thing? I have pictures of my '68 on my phone, on both of my computers, and probably on my camera...can I at this moment post one of them for you? Not a one. I don't have the time to dig through my 1000's of photos on this computer to find where I put the darn things, my other computer is on the fritz, I can't upload from my phone, and the Lord only knows where my camera is!

So - what will it hurt to keep an eye out for this '75 Tradewind being pulled by a Green Ford?

NADA. But possibly a funny story...
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:26 PM   #76
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What's the criminals name?

What is the criminals name, description and any other specific particulars? This information may keep others from getting ripped off by him. Also, maybe he will try to sue you for slander and then you will know where to find him! Post his name and picture everywhere, and bad mouth him into the ground. He may just come looking for you!
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:58 PM   #77
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:24 PM   #78
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To Splitrock and others, I don't know if this thread is on the level or not but I can tell you crooks do some screwy things. Right now I am in the middle of recovering $50,000 I loaned to a real dirtbag. I did not know at the time he was a dirtbag, the deal went through a mortgage broker who swore the guy was legit and I was dumb enough to believe it because the broker was endorsed by my lawyer, who had been doing real estate transactions for me for 5 years.

Back to the point. This whole experience was like a 3 Stooges sketch. If I told you what all this guy and his dirtbag relatives did you would say it was impossible for anybody to act that nutty, and I must have stolen the plot of some cheap comedy after a few too many drinks.

So, the point is, you can't always tell a story is fake because it seems impossible. Some crazy things can happen sometimes.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:26 PM   #79
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By the way I have been a member of this forum for years and have posted 643 times and have yet to post a picture of my trailer.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:01 PM   #80
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The pictures are important as well as a description of any identifying details of the trailer: rock guard, curtains, dents, scratches, decals, air numbers, propane tanks, AC on top and so on. That's because I own a 72 Tradewind and I wouldn't want to be headed West down I-10 since I live in Houston and be pulled over by a friendly thinking I'm a thief because it's silver and says Airstream/Tradewind on the side. So help us out Dave so that every Vintage Airstream between Texas and Arizona don't get the eye as suspect and the one that's yours is identified.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:37 AM   #81
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Regardless of Dave's veracity (and why would he invent the story unless he's trying to punk the entire community?) I did buy a vehicle a long distance away: it has been about 6 or more years when we found the car we wanted: San Antonio is a fair distance from the SanFran Bay Area, so I flew down ready to buy: I don't remember if my credit union issues a cashier's check or "bank" check, but when we decided to close the deal on the MCoupe, we went to the seller's bank branch and they called my CU to verify the good check. I think they also got the phone # independantly , not trusting the one on the front of the check. (Anyone remember a SNL bit: Craig's Traveler's checks, because Craig is always home to answer the phone.) It all went smoothly & I drove through Texas in my new ride. Ironic that I can't find a quick photo of the car, though. Took about ten minutes.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:30 AM   #82
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Dave, Any update?
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:12 AM   #83
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Hey Dave, did you stay away from the bingo long enough to find your pics?
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:23 AM   #84
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No news. No photos found yet.

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