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Old 02-26-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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Shell off repair + high wind = ?

Just to let people know. We will be looking for another AS.

I was doing some floor replacement, had the shell loose at the rear. Very strong wind gets into the space...well, it looks like a...I don't know what to call it. I would throw in some pictures, but my camera took a good hit also. It was hit by part of the shell.

We will be looking. For now it is still our sob. We are fulltiming now, and will be traveling for my wifes medical treatment. We will check in now and again to see how you all are doing. I am glad I found this site. Maybe we will see some of you on the road.

Please don't make fun of our trailer. It won't be the AS anymore.
Genuis has limitations, stupidity has none.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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OUCH!!!! That is a trajedy.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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What a rotten thing to happen. A lesson here for all those doing the full monte.

Hopefully you will find another when the time is right and can salvage enough out of what you have now to make one outstanding rig.

Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:44 AM   #4
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I have heard of throwing in the towel, but common man... just like that? Give up over a little wind twisting your trailer up? Turn the frame into a flat bed, sell it to a farmer down there in Texas and put it towards a new to you unit. After owning an Airstream, anything you step into will be a regret. Can you post some photos? Might help other not make the same mistake...
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:43 AM   #5
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the winds can get horrible up here in Oklahoma, but I had no idea your weather was as bad. This has been a tough year for the old Sovereigns. I have a "new" 76 Sovereign and would hate to see anything happen to him that would keep me from camping. I know your pain since it was hard to even go out and look at the ice damage to mine. There are other pretty nice Sovereigns out there that may not need extensive repairs. Keep looking, the price on some of these units is not bad. I haven't insured mine at this point because I don't imagine it would be worth it. Now I'm re-thinking that position.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:53 AM   #6
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worth more dead than alive?

I'm sorry to hear about your Sovereign. Maybe you could part it out, and get most of your investment back out of it, and use the proceeds toward another trailer, either Airstream or SOB.
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