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Old 02-26-2008, 07:51 PM   #29
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Congratulations, good neighbor! We hope to see you on the road someday or meet you around a campfire. Best wishes with the new beauty! ~G

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #30
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I've had my Airstream plugged up for past 3 weeks recharging the batteries. After reading mtjim misfortune I'll be unplugging it in the morning just to be cautious and not keep it plugged up so long in the future.

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Old 09-29-2008, 06:20 AM   #31
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Final Chapter to the long story.

We sold the old burned out "stream" to a young architect from Iowa. We were pleased to see it have a future!!!!

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:24 AM   #32
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Red face sorry for your loss- I may have a replacement

I have a 25' classic 1995 that I love and hate to sell but I also have a sailboat I love and I am going to concentrate my vacations on the sailboat. The as is in very good shape and probably has not been slept in more than 10 times. I live in FL but could bring halfway. Are u interested?-- Ken
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:32 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by mtjim View Post
I was fortunate to have been fully covered by my insurance company which considered the trailer a total loss. I also had a second policy that covered "contents" as a part of my homeowner's or rental policy.

While the settlement for both would not fully compensate for all the tinkering and additions we had made in the two years of ownership it did make the whole ordeal less painful. Plus - I got to purchase "my baby" back from the Insurance Company and take out what I needed to salvage.

We banked the money and started looking. Boy did we look. Everywhere. Followed up every lead. Drove hours to inspect likely prospects and were disappointed more times than I care to remember.

I told my wife to be patient a thousand times and she told me a thousand times "I told you we should have bought that one at such and such place."

Now 15 months later our (my) patience has paid off and we go pick up our new "old" trailer next week. 1973 25 footer. I had a friend, also an Airstream fan, go and inspect it for me. His recommendation was the highest - "if you don't take it, I will."

Can't wait to get hooked up and on the road again!
Check out the axles since 1974 and older axles are prone to failure, due to the rubber rod composition being incorrect, and/or simply being parked for an extended period of time.

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:13 AM   #34
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:30 PM   #35
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We lost ours to vandals who broke in and trashed it. I think the fire would have been better. You're safe and sound. The trailer can be replaced.
We just got a new 2008 trailer and love it. Look forward to better times. I know how much it hurts to see one of these great old trailers go.

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