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Old 03-03-2009, 01:23 PM   #21
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I think you got it for a fair price. I'll have to drive down for a mountain bike ride and a massage in the trailer when you're finished.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:23 PM   #22
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Just wanted to say hey from S.A. Town...it looks like you found the right place.

have fun with it.

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Old 03-03-2009, 04:28 PM   #23
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Thanks everyone. You guys have done a bang up job at making a new girl feel really welcome! I am so glad I found you all.. I am really inspired to make this into something great. Holy cow... I just saw the safari renovation by was it Carlos?? WOW....

VERY Inspiring!
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:47 PM   #24
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Carlos Ferguson's Sarari renovation is exceptional, definitely one of my favorites. As you read through those major renovations, you'll continue to be impressed. Lots of bright minds on this forum.

As you begin your own renovation, you will find that you are limited only by your imagination.




Oh yeah, and your wallet!

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Old 03-03-2009, 05:57 PM   #25
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Welcome Steph, It's good to have you aboard!
I started on my renovation very recently, and it's easier than I thought it would be so far.
Don't be discouraged if you have to go a few steps back to get rid of the POs "repairs". It's not unusual at all for strange things to be found as you learn what it's supposed to look like.
I've had mine for about five months now. We took it on one shakedown trip to see what it's like and now it looks like this inside!
I'm learning a lot from this site and finding inspiration from the great folks here also. I hope you have the same or better experience too.

Congratulations on your find! Rich
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:11 AM   #26
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YIKES!! Now that's what I call a SHAKEDOWN!! LOL...
Thanks for the welcome Viking!
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:34 AM   #27
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You may be able to get a Title for your trailer from another state if you have friends in a state that doesn't put you through what Texas does. In Oklahoma you can get a title on a trailer with just a Bill of Sale. I know because I have done it myself. Some states don't even accept titles from vintage trailers. As I said, Texas is an extremely hard state to get a title on a trailer if you don't already have one. There are independent services that will work to get you a title; however, they do charge for it. Getting the title for my old 56 Airstream took about 3 weeks and cost me about $30.00. The tag agency did have to see the trailer to inspect the VIN number before I got a title in hand, but the trailer was registered in the state before that. Oklahoma just won't give you a paper title until they walk outside the tag agency and see that you actually have the trailer and the VIN number is the same as on the Bill of Sale. Hope this may help you in getting your trailer "legal" and on the road.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:41 AM   #28
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Thanks. Another great option, and bonus is we have family in OK too..

Just not sure this girl is road worthy yet... the trailer not me! LOL..
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