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Old 08-21-2003, 01:51 PM   #1
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Stumbled across this forum in researching my recent purchase. Lots of good info and ideas. Only had the trailer for three weeks and haven't had a chance to use it properly since towing it home. Our summer traveling in brand X camper (which we've had for 11 years) finally brought us to our senses. We're very excited about the trailer and have been busy checking it top to bottom (I'm an engineer and look at things differently...my wife says!). So far just about ten things factory QC should have caught. I've since fixed myself instead of letting the already-proven-to-be-incompentent dealer make worse. Overall very happy with the trailer and glad to be part of an elite group who appreciate these American icons.
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Old 08-21-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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Overall very happy with the trailer and glad to be part of an elite group who appreciate these American icons.
SURE DO!!

CONGRATULATIONS on your new trailer!

Have a great labor day we!

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Old 08-21-2003, 03:26 PM   #3
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I noticed your name, B25guy. Does that mean you date back to WW II or Korea?

Many years ago, I had a bunch of hours as copilot in the B25. Also C47 and C45. I was a fighter jock (F86), but we had to rotate as copilots for the base ops crew who had the above airplanes. Of course most of them hated our guts because we were flying what they wanted to fly.

When I was in jet transition, there was a navigators school on the base that used B25s and took off at about 6 each morning. The prettiest sound in the world was waking up to the engines turning over each morning. Just like the start of the movie Catch 22.
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Old 08-21-2003, 05:19 PM   #4
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A hearty welcome ...
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Old 08-22-2003, 07:46 AM   #5
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I'm a bit younger than the "typical" a/s owner, 40ish, just been involved with aviation all my life (dad's retired Airforce, I'm retired Army Aviation). The B25guy handle was what popped into my head when registering on this forum (my neighbor commented that the new trailer bore a striking resemblance to a B-25). I have since gathered that it is somewhat customary to name the new a/s...the "B-25" might stick.
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Old 08-22-2003, 07:52 AM   #6
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You might like this mock up photo posted by member Steven Webster (swebster@myrvadvanta) on the "Nose Art" thread yesterday evening ...
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Old 08-22-2003, 08:24 AM   #7
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I noticed your name, B25guy. Does that mean you date back to WW II or Korea?

Many years ago, I had a bunch of hours as copilot in the B25. Also C47 and C45. I was a fighter jock (F86), but we had to rotate as copilots for the base ops crew who had the above airplanes. Of course most of them hated our guts because we were flying what they wanted to fly.

When I was in jet transition, there was a navigators school on the base that used B25s and took off at about 6 each morning. The prettiest sound in the world was waking up to the engines turning over each morning. Just like the start of the movie Catch 22.
Korea? My dad repaired the radar on I believe it was the F86. I' would have to find his discharge and airforce records to see where he was bassed when in Korea. He was out of Warner Robins as well.
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Old 08-22-2003, 03:33 PM   #8
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the photo of the motorhome needs those little black stickers that were recently in a car magazine ad , they look like the "kill" symbols for aircraft shot down , but were of suv' and pickups.
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Yea, that's the ticket. Have to earn them though ...

No just sticking them on for looks.

Least we forget the road kill stickers as well ...
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:49 AM   #10
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trailer in order to register a "kill?" I was on my way to the Valdosta, Georgia, airport at about 5:00 A.M. this morning, rubbing my eyes, only to see something dart out into my path. I clobbered an armadillo, or "possum on the half-shell" as they are referred to in the south.
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Didn't you see the sign?
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:22 PM   #12
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Maybe there could be a points system for road kills. I for one think and armadillo should get a few more points than a squirrel.

The forum moderators could keep the stickers and only issue them to members with proven kills. The Airstreamer with the most kills by the end of the camping season gets a gift certificate at Camping World!
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Old 08-31-2003, 08:20 PM   #13
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59 Toaster & pahaska,
I see you both had experience with the B-25.
Would you believe they saw service in NAM in 1960 ??
Per their history they were retired by the USAF in 1959 but we had several with 8 50 cal's in the nose, no rear or side guns.
We also had T-6 and T-28's outfitted with 50 cal's in pods under the wings.

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