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Old 02-13-2015, 02:57 PM   #61
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While I appreciate the quote from Hunter Thompson, he's a cautionary tale at best. Body ruined by drug and alcohol abuse, health failing, he committed suicide. For all his pontificating, he never figured out that the secret to a happy and fulfilling life is to live it for the betterment of your fellow man. There are several forum members here who follow that pattern, and they inspire me. Methinks Teddy Roosevelt is a better pattern. Now he LIVED.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:08 PM   #62
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Suicide frequently terminates genius and/or talent...Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Phil Ochs, Robin Williams...the list could go on.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:19 PM   #63
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Suicide frequently terminates genius and/or talent...Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Phil Ochs, Robin Williams...the list could go on.
Sad but true. John Belushi made me laugh just looking at him.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:19 PM   #64
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Suicide frequently terminates genius and/or talent...Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Phil Ochs, Robin Williams...the list could go on.
I used to bemoan my lack of creative/artistic talent, but.....
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:43 PM   #65
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You guys must subscribe to the Hunter S. Thompson philosophy on life.
Despite the life he made, there is certain validity to that quote, making it somewhat fitting. Your revised quote fits the bill too.
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Sheesh ......where is the respect for that pretty cork floor in all this ?
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:28 PM   #67
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Interesting follow-up to the OP's original post: the first example of used trailers for sale (the beautiful 2013 Escape 19) appears to have sold very quickly. Proving that the market, or at least one buyer at a time, dictates value.
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:35 PM   #68
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Sheesh ......where is the respect for that pretty cork floor in all this ?
I put a tough layer of polyurethane on it, to protect it. We do sweep it out as needed.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:01 PM   #69
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Let the competition begin, though I do have 6 years on you. We rarely take footwear off to go inside, lots of towing on gravel roads with no real rock protection, the frame could sure use some touch up, it has only been polished a couple times in 6 years, no bottle cover any more, and so on, BUT we do keep it in top operating condition, and use it hard while enjoying our endeavours with it. We only hope to be able to get A LOT more time in with it into the future. For us, our trailer is just an implement to assist us in a greater goal, getting out there.
Seems we are in total agreement. The best camping spots in Colorado are always 10-15 miles down an awful road and my avatar is every bit as dainty as she looks.

I've got a bit to learn about some of the systems; but my intent is to use it hard and keep it well maintained.
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...and my avatar is every bit as dainty as she looks.
What are you saying? I think she looks like a beautiful ballerina like princess.
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