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I'm back...with a new Sub ***UPDATED W/ PICS***

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by Burbinator, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. Burbinator

    Burbinator 1/2 ton status

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    I\'m back...with a new Sub ***UPDATED W/ PICS***

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Well, the Tahoe is no more. My wife and I went to SoCal to pick up another M1009 Blazer in November. We were heading back to Phoenix when the trailer got away from us with a gust of wind near Pine Valley on I-8 and put the trailer into sway, despite the right equipment. Trying to pull out the sway, I hit the manual control on the trailer brakes when the right side brakes on the trailer locked up, sending the trailer into a violent 90 degree sway that was irrecoverable. After about 1/4 mile the trailer and Blazer spun the Tahoe out and sent it into the guardrail. When the trailer came around again, the Tahoe was flipped on its side and the Blazer came off of the trailer, flipping twice in the air and landing on its roof. All of this occured on a bridge over a 600' canyon with a semi truck directly behind us. With the belly of the Tahoe facing oncoming traffic, the semi was able to stop a mere 20' from the our truck. If the trailer had separated from the ball, we would have went over the side when the Tahoe rolled.

    We were OK, but definitely shook up...things like this definitely clarify what really matters in life!

    The Tahoe was totalled with over $10K in damage, the Blazer was a total loss and the trailer seems to be a loss as well.

    Oh well...we're alive!

    With the settlement from the Tahoe, I have acquired a new Suburban: a 1995 K2500 LT with 42K miles and a big block.

    So, I need to renew my membership to CK5 Sub-culture.

    Hope everyone has a great holiday season!

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  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Nice that you got another burb, but more importantly, glad to hear that you and the wife came out of that mess ok. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    ouch /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif glad you both made it out of everything ok /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif congrats on the new burb /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: I\'m back...with a new Sub

    OH MY GOD man im glad to hear ur all ok!!!! and that ur back in the big boys club... from the description, i wish i could have seen that on video. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Re: I\'m back...with a new Sub

    WOW,
    Glad the good Lord was with you guys!

    Sorry to hear about the loss.

    Have fun with the new toy and try not to roll this one as well!
     
  6. woody9

    woody9 1/2 ton status

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    Re: I\'m back...with a new Sub

    Glad all were able to walk away! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Sorry about all the mechanical loss! /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Hope the adjustmens were more than fair! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    Welcome back to the /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif side of the tracks! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  7. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: I\'m back...with a new Sub

    Alan,

    Wow , what an experience. Providence was with you. Did you keep the M1009 for parts?

    Take care,

    Mark
     
  8. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    Re: I\'m back...with a new Sub

    they always come back... once you've gone Burb, there's just nothing else baby.

    Glad you're allright, and we'll put your CK5 Sub-Culture renewal up for mitigation.

    -Rich
     
  9. Muddytazz

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    we'll put your CK5 Sub-Culture renewal up for mitigation.

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  10. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I'm happy to hear you're still hear with us. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  11. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: I\'m back...with a new Sub

    WOW! glad to hear your ok.
     
  12. Burbinator

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    Thanks for all of the sentiments, guys...

    Mark: We have not settled on the M1009 as of yet due to titling issues. I have to transfer the Gov't title to AZ and they are giving me fits since the truck is in CA and they can't inspect it. I am going to try and buy it back. The drivetrain and some interior is good, but not a straight piece of metal is left. It actually started up after they righted it on the interstate. We'll see...

    Pics are coming soon!

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  13. one ton burb

    one ton burb 1/2 ton status

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    glad to here you guys are ok
     
  14. Burbinator

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    HOLY [darn] thats a hell of a drop /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  16. Ddragggon

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    meh, that'll buff out.

    glad you're allright.
     
  17. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: I\'m back...with a new Sub ***UPDATED W/ PICS***

    Alan,
    Nice pics, again sorry for the trouble you had. If you keep the M1009, I have a really nice arizona M1009 I got from Luke AFB that I would let you have real cheap. Its a stripped roller with only the tub, front clip, top and frame (of course) left. So it would be a perfect platform to transfer your parts to. PM me if you are interested.
     
  18. SUBFAN

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    Well I like that last pic.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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