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Old 06-02-2005, 01:41 PM   #1
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Well, I've been waiting for this weekend to arrive!
I'm finally going to take my Safari out on its maiden voyage. Suni and I are on our way for a 2 day'r to Palm Springs. Figure I'd take it easy on the first trip!

Bought a new coffee pot yesterday for the Safari. Pluged it in on the Safari kitchen outlet, stepped outside for a minute, only to return to have the Safari almost burn down ! Damn B&D pot was shorting out. Smoke all over the place! Had I gone inside the house - that would have been the end of it

Turned on the exhaust fan and the Fan-tastic fan. No damage

Took it back to Target. Exchanged it, tried the new one this time in the house. Works fine. Took it in the trailer - no problemo.

Lesson learned. - When trying out new electrical items - stick around to make sure they are working properly.

Catch you all later

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Old 06-02-2005, 02:03 PM   #2
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Yet another reason to go to starbucks....

Glad there was no harm done. Have a great trip - we expect a full report...
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #3
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Have a great time, and take/post lots of pictures.

Oh, by the way, I'm on my way out to the trailer to get the new coffee pot we bought, and bring it in the house to check!! Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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Rick ...

Congrats on the new Airstream!

You were lucky with that coffee pot ... that's good advice to hang around and check the new items out.

I see you are in Lakewood ... we used to live in Long Beach many years ago.
Now let's see some photos when you return.
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Old 06-03-2005, 07:21 AM   #5
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I remember our maiden voyage like it was yesterday. Congrats and Pork is right, lets see some pics at some point!
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Reminds me of back a few years ago when I bought a very used mini motorhome. The owner said he had removed the refrige with the intentions of replacing it with a larger one. I figured the old one would do what we wanted. I reinstalled it and lit it up on propane to see if it would cool down. Went into the house for something and came out to see flames shooting out the rear of the refrige vent. After things cooled down, I found that the gas line had a small split in it at the fitting. I had so much trouble with that camper I wished I had of gone to the store or something and let it burn. I never got out of town with it until I had to put a new engine in it. Aahhhh, experience is a great learning tool.
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