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Old 10-19-2013, 04:23 PM
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Your friends complement you on the new carpet with silver metallic threads, when it is just the shavings you tracked in making it sparkle.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:29 PM
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Default You might be an RV Builder if...

Just reviving an old, but great thread: start another RV project, before you've even finished the first one!
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:15 PM
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Default 3 moves

Your airplane has 2500 miles on it and hasn't flown yet.

3 military moves. No damage!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Timmerman Field)
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RV-7A, Aerosport O-360, WW200RV
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:04 AM
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Default Pushing the odds


I understand the military move part... but you should complete your build or retire very soon because my experience says you are pressing your luck!

Just joking...good for you!

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Old 12-24-2013, 08:38 AM
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Default You might be an RV Builder if...

... you see all these people wearing "Vans" t-shirts and think, wow, there are a lot of people who are RV enthusiasts!
Mike "Strike" Messer, CFI/CFII/MEI, ATP
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:39 PM
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Default Still working on it...

[quote=Bugsy;837108]Your airplane has 2500 miles on it and hasn't flown yet.

I've only got 1700 miles on mine so far... but it's only about 1/3 complete. Guess I'd better move it around a little more so I can get it done!

Roger Pierce
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Broken Arrow, OK
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:45 PM
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Default RV Moves

Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post
Your airplane has 2500 miles on it and hasn't flown yet.

3 military moves. No damage!
I bought an RV untouched quick build in Wyoming. It now has around 2000+ miles on it from Oregon to Wyoming and back to Olympia, WA. Hope to see it fly that distance in one day this coming year.
RV-9A started April 2011
Flying May 2014
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:14 PM
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Default You might be an RV builder if...

Your wife sees your build budget triple the original estimate and still wants to stay married to you.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:30 AM
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Default You are a RV builder if . .

On Christmas morning you are the first one awake and turn the Christmas tree lights on only to see where you left your iPad so you can read the posts on VAF.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:55 AM
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This is an amazing thread. It has been going since 8-18-2005.

And it's not even a "sticky".
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