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Old 06-05-2011, 08:04 PM   #29
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I wonder if CamAm can rig her to tow?
Now, THAT'S mean!!!

Something that beautiful should not have to work so hard!
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #30
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Now, THAT'S mean!!!

Something that beautiful should not have to work so hard!
She's got a V8. Don't worry, I won't but it would look cool.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:27 PM   #31
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I once bought a boat that was ten years old. It had a beautiful cabin. The PO never used the head. Talk about anal. The first thing I did was use it. My Airstream was five years old when we bought it and the PO never used the shower. You guessed it, first thing we did- use the shower. Take care of it in a sensible manner but use it and enjoy it.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:36 PM   #33
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My favorite of all the cars I ever owned....a 68 Mustang GT, with a 390 HyPo. The fastback 2+2....
Mines a 289 4 barrel carb but not as fast as a HiPro. I took my drivers test at 16 in this car. She's my baby! I'd still love to tow the Bambi with her. What a great combo that would be.... Just dreaming.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #34
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I think the acquisition of my new A/S could be compared to new parenthood:

I admire it.
I talk about it.
I take pictures of it.
I lovingly inspect it.
I keep it clean.
I buy things for it.
I dress it up...and so on and so forth.

When someone got a little close to it with their car (it's parked in my driveway), I went tearing out and asked the driver what the 'ell he's doing - you're too close to my NEW trailer.

"I was even close to your PRECIOUS TRAILER," said he, before roaring off.

I haven't take the trailer anywhere since buying it earlier this year. Part of the reason is work-related, but part of it has a lot to do with "over-protectiveness." I have been looking at RV parks. One sounded really neat - right on the beach. But when I discovered there was a two-mile drive over gravel roads to get there, I shuddered at the thought of dinging my trailer. I have been reading about dings, dents, and gawd forbid....corrosion. It's the kind of stuff that keeps me awake at night.

Do I need help....or is this perfectly normal behaviour? If so, how did you get over it?
Personally, I think counseling is definitely in order. You haven't named it? What is WRONG with you? Get some professional help quickly.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:58 PM   #35
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Personally, I think counseling is definitely in order. You haven't named it? What is WRONG with you? Get some professional help quickly.
nilesrob, sorry, I shouldn't have been so vague.....and I hope I didn't hurt "its" feelings by being so vague. My avatar is "its" name - the Fly at Night.

I thought if I drove it in the dark, the FAN would be safer (because there would be less people on the road), plus the skin wouldn't fade as fast.

blmitch, your Mustang is a real classic. What a beaut!
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Thanks! It's because of you I got her out. She's been in the garage since I got a new addiction, the Toaster! It was a blast driving her tonight, nothing Like the open air and no safety features like shoulder belts or Airbags. of course I had my iPod plugged in.

Get out and take some pictures of your adventures!
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blmitch, happy to oblige.

I miss my old ragtop and that wind-in-the hair feeling. Wasn't a Mustang - a MG.
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The only time I freak out some is when a weed eater is in use and getting way too close, and the other is leaving it for an extended time not fully protected against theft...(still working on the battery operated (looks like the real thing) web cam installed outside with the little red blinking light...but I am still startled by the rash of airstream thefts that happened just so long ago.An Airstream owner should not react in such a harsh manner- to the point of destroying links between people, but there ARE those times when you will have that little panic button go off. ha ha! it's weird...about this material life and all.
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Hi all,
Hope I am doing this right, first time.
Since you are talking about new trailers & Mustangs maybe this will apply & I can get some advice....we looked at 22' sport & think it is perfect for us 2 old farts , plus cat! Problem is we love small cars (Honda hatchback 89 current vehicle & had old 356 Porsches....! So thought of buying expensive ugly truck or SUV is killing us, but that's what dealers automatically recommend when all they do is look for towing wt. Well yes, we pulled 22' sport with Andy's Mustang...no problem; and then you can really use the Mustang to drive for fun, not sure if we can get pkg insured in US.....any thoughts about alternative vehicles? It's only thing holding us back, but I won't take a monster.
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this thread is exactly what i needed. Fly by Night... you took the words right out of my mouth with this one. I bought this item called Rock Tamers b4 i would tow my old beat up AS anywhere. probably don't need'em, but they make me feel better.

that AS you have there is a real looker. i'd have a tough time even putting that gem in my driveway...cuz that means i'd have to actually tow it. It's nice to hear that you are at least sleeping in it, lol.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:21 AM   #42
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Well, if he takes the trailer, he'll be taking me too because I have been sleeping in it....every night since the weather warmed up!

I always sleep with those l love.
How very funny! Ithought WE were the only ones that slept in our AS and not in our house- we brought her home the end of March and have slept in the house only 3 nites. Our friends all think we are nuts, but having lived on a boat for 15 years in our younger days, it just feels right. Hope you take her out soon so she can realize her full potential and not just as a spare bedroom!
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