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Old 07-21-2016, 11:41 PM   #1
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Sad Day

Last week my wife took her first turn at the wheel pulling our 17' Boler in the Yukon.

She lasted 45 minutes before fishtailing it into a bridge on Big Creek, writing off both our FJ Cruiser and the Boler.

I had just finished installing a new furnace (with electronic start!), all new countertops, all new Pex plumbing (to replace the poly-b), faucets, wheels and wheel bearings.

We got three days out of it.

Now we're looking for a replacement. It is sad work.
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:40 AM   #2
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Cool crash

That'll buff right out.

You have my condolences.

(A hint for a happy life: Don't say who did it.)

Suggested way to say it:

"Last week we fishtailed into a bridge on Big Creek, writing off both our FJ Cruiser and the Boler."

Bless you both. This is just one of life's little tragedies.

PS My wife and I will celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary this November.

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Old 07-22-2016, 02:55 AM   #3
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...soooo very sorry this happened! As a wife who's had frequent "accidents" such as this, I can well imagine her u-p-s-e-t, to say the least about it! Wishing you both comfort, peace &...much better times!!
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:43 AM   #4
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Praying for you both
trailer are cheap
not the wife very hard to replace glad your all right
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:12 AM   #5
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Sad, but you shrug, move on, get another trailer, and never bring it up again. It's the best thing you can do.

Not that it compares, but it reminds me of the time that my wife and I drove 600 miles on first day of a two week family trip. Before leaving I went to grab her suitcase and she said it wasn't ready. Well it never got packed. She crumbled when she found she didn't even have a toothbrush. I sent her out to get whatever she needed. When she got back I said I didn't want to say another word about it. We had the best trip we ever had and completely forgot about it until months after. Now it's a funny story to tell everyone.

You likely had great memories of that camper but you will have great ones in the future too with the new camper you are going to get.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:12 AM   #6
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Insurance can easily replace a vehicle / trailer , not so a good spouse .
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:24 AM   #7
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Sorry about the trailer and TV. If I remember there was a hill coming down to the narrow bridge. We stayed at the Big Creek campground last year. Can't remember what the road in the area was like but probably a bit rough and easy for a trailer to get weaving. Hope you find a new rig. Too far to haul the old one back and try to repair.
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:09 PM   #8
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So sorry to hear this, hope your wife is okay.

Your trailer interior photos are beautiful.

Hope you are able to apply your skill to a new trailer soon.
Lise in WA
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:38 PM   #9
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Is the Boler for sale?
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:43 PM   #10
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Our hearts go out to you both.
Thank God, you still have her!
Right now it hurts, but a year from now you will have a better rig and a great story to tell.
The stuff can be replaced but its the people that matter and are precious!...
When I was a kid and fell down, I would hear "get up and try again!"

The best drivers in the world make small mistakes with bad results...

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Old 07-23-2016, 11:25 PM   #11
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Oh my goodness, so sorry that really is a cracked egg
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:25 AM   #12
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Road decks on bridges and the cross winds on them can be really tricky to navigate.

When we do something that is stressful for the first time we don't realize how tense our muscles get and how quickly we can tire from that.

I am glad you are all OK and are shopping for a new trailer.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:38 AM   #13
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how devastating

Sorry for your lost your egg.
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:07 AM   #14
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Very sorry. As bad as that looks we've seen worse. Usually it's snow or a tree that does the damage. Somewhere there is a person looking for a project with the patience to put it back together. Meanwhile time for you to go egg hunting. Good luck, Raz

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