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View Poll Results: Has someone on this forum, saved you? If so who and how?
Saved me time 58 62.37%
Saved me money 55 59.14%
Saved me grief 50 53.76%
Saved my life 5 5.38%
Saved my Airstream 5 5.38%
Saved me from myself 17 18.28%
Saved me from boredom 26 27.96%
Helped me save someone else 13 13.98%
Saved me from making a mistake 57 61.29%
Saved me. 8 8.60%
Saved my sanity 16 17.20%
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Old 11-25-2004, 11:37 AM   #1
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How much have you been helped?

By A Forum member? Tell us who and how someone helped you and give them the thanks they deserve.
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Old 11-25-2004, 11:52 AM   #2
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Let me see...Thanks to the good company who truly make me believe that this project is do-able and that I'm not really crazy...Thanks to the gentleman who recommended that I check my insurance policies to be certain that I am covered for "underinsured" as well as "uninsured" (that's YOU!)...Thanks to all who have given me advice on the floor project...Thanks to tcwilliams for letting me pick his brain on a variety of subjects...Thanks to rluhr for a great magazine...Thanks to the moderators...Thanks to OrganicHosting...shall I go on?
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Old 11-25-2004, 12:20 PM   #3
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I can not begin to make a complete list. Some that are at the top are tcwilliams, 64overlander, John_HD, Arron and on and on.
This forum has inspired me to keep going and helped me to work slowly toward getting my trailer on the road. Major thanks to Andy at OrganicHosting for giving us a place to meet and share ideas.
Not to slight anyone, I have also made a great many friends thanks to this forum.
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Old 11-25-2004, 12:39 PM   #4
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By forum friend 85MH325 who chatted and advised us through our anxiety when we found our '95 Limited, Gypsy. When we were filled with questions and worries, he assured and reassured, giving us the confidence to recognize what we had found, understand her possible problems, and appreciate her potential. He saved us from missing our jewel. Thanks all over again!! And he isn't the only one who has helped. Thanks to all who have corresponded and given such great advice at different times. This is a super Thanksgiving day thread-maxandgeorgia
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:24 PM   #5
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I won't mention names...

Because I would take up too much bandwidth, and still leave someone off my list. Everyone on the forums have helped me in one way or another, and i can count on one hand, and have several fingers left over, the number of times I have asked for help and not gotten some kind of answer I could use.
From rescuing me when I ran out of gas while towing the trailer (don't ask), to sending me illustrations and photos describing the best way to tackle a project, to loaning me a roll of toilet paper at a rally (again, don't ask), to keeping me in fried chicken, the forum and almost everyone on it has helped me in more ways than I could ever put in a single post.
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:44 PM   #6
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I'll mention a name

Kevin D. Allen has consistently kicked butt. While the forums' collective posts provided a myriad of insight through the early days of my refurb, Overlander64, between his existing posts, AND going out of his way to help me with the way my new aft decking was supposed to accomodate my Overlander's plumbing was instrumental in returning my Airstream to it's glory days.

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Old 06-25-2005, 07:32 PM   #7
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RoadKingMoe ... Maurice ... gave me some sage advice when considering a tow vehicle, the trailer ... and the hitch.

In hockey ... they call that a hat trick.
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:11 PM   #8
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FrankR, Johnhd and a few others helped me with my 120 v. AC electrical problem a few years ago. They probably kept me from frying myself also. Look Ma, no more electrical problem!

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Old 08-28-2005, 08:04 PM   #9
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The great members of the forum have helped save us money when negotiating our purchase, helped us figure out what essentials to buy to get started (our very first trailer or RV for that matter!), what kind of tow vehicle is appropriate, what brake system to use, how to fix repairs on the road, boy, just about everything! The forum is great, and it is even better when we meet a fellow airstreamer and find out that they are also on the forum!

But we have to admit, saving time using info from the forum is probably a wash since we spend so much time lurking and reading posts instead of being out there enjoying the great outdoors!
'05 Int'l CCD 28' >sold then 8 years later> '13 FB Int'l CCD 25'
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6.0L Diesel 3.73 >> 5.3L V8 Ecotec3 3.42
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:10 PM   #10
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I think that it is highly likely that you people have saved lives. Thank you,
and bless you, if mine was the life that you saved. No....thanks and bless you anyway.
I don't believe that owning an Airstream has saved me any money though???
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:53 PM   #11
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I guess Kevin and expecially balgrn have helped me through the renovation of my Argosy. Thank you both. Thank you balgrn "the yankee" for giving me computer, Argosy and polishing help. No telling how far wrong I would have gone without the Forum.
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:17 PM   #12
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This is a really good site to "unwind" at.
I have made a lot of lifelong friends here!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:00 AM   #13
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THANKS FOR EVERYTHING TO ALL...So much help from so many wonderful, funny people.....

Aage comes quickly to mind...he helped me from the beginning..and helps most everyday. THANKS a MILLION Aage
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion...

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:10 AM   #14
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Lots of help and good folks here! I suppose we
get what we come looking for.

I appreciate the timely advice and guidance
given to newcomers. Being "good" is its own

Thanks to all
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:11 AM   #15
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I would like to thank everyone as a community (so as not to leave anyone out). If not for this site, I would think I was alone for wanting to do a renovation on a 30 year old trailer and may not have taken on the project for fear of not being able to complete it. I read through ALOT of posts here for a few months and decided it was possible, made a purchase and have loved every minute of the process. Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:22 AM   #16
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I discovered the Forum a few months before we bought our Safari. I was helped by many in knowing what to look for and what to ask. Since we bought the trailer, I have been helped by many in fixing things, ideas for improvements, and knowing we are not alone in having many quality control problems.

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:14 PM   #17
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It all started November 6th 2008 with this little thread, Airstream or Pop-up?

then we didn’t know, vintage vs. new?

We were 5 seconds away from buying a 2005 but decided to not sign and post a pic for the Airforum members to give us some advice, we suspected something peculiar,

All the while for 2 mo. we had watched a listing on the classifieds, and asked this question because we thought we were crazy to drive 500 miles one way to see a camper:

I have received help from 2airishuman, Cameront120, Insideout, Overlander63, Purman, Silver egg, Becky billrae, Freshair, Dogpound, Wheel interested, Pink1, Wayneandsam, 99limited34, Rangerj, HowieE, Sixty3tw4us, Hankandlois, Jsprad, Garfield, Janet, COArgosy78, 75Argosy1, AZ-JH, Bmklawt, Mistermcfrug, Nayl, Robertsunrus, AZFlycaster, Tphan, Ahab, Hodag, Silverwanabe, PaulyG, Cracker, Alumin8, Overlander64 (super post with pics), Mutcth, Bredlo, Silverranger, Klattu, Alwisman, Jcanvera, AlbertF, Biggoofball, Richhog, and Andy at Inland RV to name only a few!!!!

The latest thread sums up the events of one solid year of hunting for our dream Airstream,

Thank you everyone who helped us achieve this goal, we’re going to be counting on you through the years to help us keep the lil 66’ on the road!

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:20 PM   #18
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At the top of my very long list, I'd say this thread helped me save my life:

It'll soon be three years.

Thank you forum members.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:31 PM   #19
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Thumbs up Long before the forums...

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him an leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone.

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.

The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him . Maybe even some human might do him
harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man!
Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold.

It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him.
He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone.
Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, Sitting on the stump beside us.
When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Moral of the story:
Just because you can't see God,
Doesn't mean He is not there.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
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