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Old 06-20-2012, 10:58 PM   #71
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Hibby, did you get the ultra leather option on your new coach? I hope so. I know you're experienced, but you're getting older.

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Old 06-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #72
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Speaking of a Flux Capacitor, I just figured out the most rad tow vehicle / trailer combo... vintage Bambi being pulled by a DeLorean.... a man can dream. I would give up any attempts to refine uranium if I had that combo.
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Speaking of a Flux Capacitor, I just figured out the most rad tow vehicle / trailer combo... vintage Bambi being pulled by a DeLorean.... a man can dream. I would give up any attempts to refine uranium if I had that combo.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:35 PM   #74
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:45 AM   #77
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Wow

Who would have thought a portable Photon Torpedo would be so small and pack such a punch. I got 50 of the things. 25 fit in the portable launcher.

The guidance system and brackets work great. Four bolts hold it down and It only weighs 50 lbs, with the torpedos.

My mob friends said they will call on me when it's time to pay for this extra bit of the deal, guessing I may not like what they ask for( but it was totaly worth it.) these things rock.

I encountered some construction work on the way home. Needless to say they won't be delaying anyone for some time to come. The self guidance system works great, I was a mile down the road when I let one lose.

Bad news Gene, the construction on US 50 outside Grand Jucntion is going to take a little longer now

Now, when I get the shell back on the frame I will get it mounted under the AC cover on the roof. Will have to hook up a hydraulic system to lift the cover before firing though.

Maybe I need 2 more launcher so I can put them behind my headlights.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #78
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Jason, you have some good ideas about "defensive measures". I'd use something faster than hydraulic lifts for the A/C shroud—repelling electromagnets might be the way to go. So far as the tow vehicle, those useless "fog" lights have been replaced with amplified molecular disrupters painted to look like fog lights. The Airstream logos on front and back are good for hiding the AMD's on the trailer. The rear ones are great for those guys following too closely.

I'm glad you solved the construction delays on US 50, if only temporarily. They completely rebuilt that road in the early '00's and forget that clay under the road would expand and contract. It has been one of the bumpiest roads around, so the "defensive measures" should be aimed at those responsible for that rebuilding job and the present delays. Construction should only occur when I'm not driving, preferable from midnight to 4 am. Signs should be removed at all other times. I think they are going to work on Colo. 92 next year and I'll be ready with my AMD's.

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Yep, the road was better when it was 2 lanes. Elam construction did the work. I will be on the look out for them.


I was going to put blast bolts on the AC cover but didn't want to have to keep buying a new cover. The magnets is a great idea I will look into it.

Yep those fog light holes would be a perfect spot, and mine are even empty.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #80
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Jason, I'm going to the Reservation to pick up some fireworks this afternoon. It's amazing what you can get there. I will report back if I see anything suitable for your application ideas. I still like the Tesla Coil invisible dog fence idea. You could do manufacturing, I could do sales and distribution..

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Original Defenses

It would seem that Airstream actually built in some defensive capabilities when the trailers were designed. We noticed this after coming under a full scale, prolonged, attack from a disgruntled Grandkid (part time Pirate) last winter. I believe we were able to withstand the brutal onslaught due to the original clearcoat finish. And the double paned windows! I worry about my fellow streamers that polish. I cannot be certain, but they may be compromising the defensive integrity of the Airstream. And while it looks good, is it worth the price to pay if you come under this type of attack?
Our first indicator that we were under attack was a pop, pop, pop sound coming off the outer hull. Penetration of the hull would have been a much worse way to be notified. Beware polishers....you never know what lurks in the parks!
And while defensive measures are good, offensive counter-measures are just as important. In this case, our trusty blue fly-swatter did the trick, but a photon beam would have worked just as well, and I would not have had to get up and go outside.
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It would seem that Airstream actually built in some defensive capabilities when the trailers were designed. We noticed this after coming under a full scale, prolonged, attack from a disgruntled Grandkid (part time Pirate) last winter. I believe we were able to withstand the brutal onslaught due to the original clearcoat finish. And the double paned windows! I worry about my fellow streamers that polish. I cannot be certain, but they may be compromising the defensive integrity of the Airstream. And while it looks good, is it worth the price to pay if you come under this type of attack?
Our first indicator that we were under attack was a pop, pop, pop sound coming off the outer hull. Penetration of the hull would have been a much worse way to be notified. Beware polishers....you never know what lurks in the parks!
And while defensive measures are good, offensive counter-measures are just as important. In this case, our trusty blue fly-swatter did the trick, but a photon beam would have worked just as well, and I would not have had to get up and go outside.
Ha! Were you cowering with fear inside the trailer at the time of attack?
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It would seem that Airstream actually built in some defensive capabilities when the trailers were designed. We noticed this after coming under a full scale, prolonged, attack from a disgruntled Grandkid (part time Pirate) last winter. I believe we were able to withstand the brutal onslaught due to the original clearcoat finish. And the double paned windows! I worry about my fellow streamers that polish. I cannot be certain, but they may be compromising the defensive integrity of the Airstream. And while it looks good, is it worth the price to pay if you come under this type of attack?
Our first indicator that we were under attack was a pop, pop, pop sound coming off the outer hull. Penetration of the hull would have been a much worse way to be notified. Beware polishers....you never know what lurks in the parks!
And while defensive measures are good, offensive counter-measures are just as important. In this case, our trusty blue fly-swatter did the trick, but a photon beam would have worked just as well, and I would not have had to get up and go outside.

He looks to be related to the dreaded UMPA LUMPA clan. With a portable Photon Torpedo under your AC unit you could dispose of him rather quickly. You may have a large hole next to your AS and some buffing to take care off. ( this would be determined on how close the assailant is to your AS of course) but those UMPA LUMPA's are relentless. He will be back I am sure.

You could try an F-Bomb when he is sleeping. Then step outside for 10 or 15 min. This is the discrete method, and the UMPA LUMPA's fall for it every time. There so distracted with sleep
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #84
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I did get the ultra leather option! Originally, I was thinking of the kids and how much easier it would be to clean... Never occurred to me that I might be the one in diapers.
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