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Old 03-27-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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new 22 ft CCD

got it
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new thread to tell about it? Please?
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:38 PM   #2
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I like to use SMILIES but every time I've tried to start a new thread with one or more in my posting it fails. The previous post without smilies went just fine.

I love my Airstream, gotta go home to my Airstream. Nice chatting but I wanna play in my Airstream. (I'll be semi-normal in a day or two as the manic phase fades.)

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Old 03-27-2005, 10:23 PM   #3
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Cngrats from all of us, Paula. We've shared your wait and are really happy for you. So, are you camping in the driveway tonight? Everyone does, so let us know how all systems go!
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:19 AM   #4
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Hi Paula,

Congratulations on the new trailer!

I too have been a victim of failed new thread postings. I finally stumbled across a method that "so far" has worked for me. Everytime I do a post preview and then do the posting from the post preview, it seems to work and start the new thread.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:39 AM   #5
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Great news....I know when ours first arrived here at the house, we spent hours inside. That long wait that we did while the unit was being built turned into the long wait to take it out on the road!

For you, spring has already sprung, get out there and have some fun with it!

PS- Don't forget to share some pics!
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:15 AM   #6
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Cool Full-Timing - from day one!

I sold my house about 3 weeks before Tin Lizzie arrived. I house sat for a friend and slept in my office while waiting (Answering Service operates 24/7 - we live here during hurricanes, snowstorms, etc. so I have a bed, toothbrush, etc. here.

Beyond thrilled - especially with the service from RV's of NH and Vern Townsend especially. NO heavy high pressure, upselling and he found me a perfect tow vehicle after I'd searched a 500 mile radius from here.

He stores one of his two Airstreams in Va. Beach so he even delivered my new toys! We spent 4 days camped side by side at the Holiday Trav-L Campground while he showed me all of the ins and outs of happy Airstream camping.

I've always been a bit more confident of my mechanical abilities than most women, and I really want to encourage any women out there who think it might be "too complicated" to own an RV on their own, to be fearless. If you can operate a food processor or a sewing machine you can master this. Of course Vern was a big help - very supportive and patient. Most important he was willing to stand back and let me do it on my own, only stepping in if I got in trouble. I'm sure he got a few chuckles, but he was surprised at how quickly I caught on. The Zip-Dee awning may be the hardest to master, but then I'm not used to working with a tool THAT long.!

Any way, Let's RALLY!

Paula

PS - I found an easy way to make the bed. Put a featherbed on top of the mattress and put the bottom sheet on that. Then a duvet cover over a down comforter for the top, a few pillows and voila. I thought I'd be too tired to sleep and for about 7 minutes I was... next thing I knew the chirping birds were awakening me.
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Down comforters work for us too! I honestly don't know how we used to sleep with just blankets and sheet. When that down settles over you, snuggle in and z-z-z-z-. . .!
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Well Done.

Well done Paula...
Hope U have many a good tale 2 tell us from now on, I met Vern when We came over 2 BOSTON last Year GREAT GUY, so jus wanna say " HAPPY TRAVELS "...Chris.....
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Paula,

Congrats on finally getting your CCD. I know you're excited.
We'll be at the Galax rally in August. Hope you'll be able to make it.
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Excellent choice. Congrats!!!
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Originally Posted by PaulaFord
I love my Airstream, gotta go home to my Airstream. Nice chatting but I wanna play in my Airstream. (I'll be semi-normal in a day or two as the manic phase fades.) Paula, aka Tin Lizzie
Congratulations on your new trailer, and let us know where the road takes you while you play in your AS every day...you lucky women!
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:35 PM   #12
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Post Open House Airstream Tour

I've been parked at my new home base park since Saturday. This morning as I was getting ready to take Vern to the Airport a couple drove past, then stopped and looked wistfully at the CCD. I waved at them and the man asked "Where'd you get the Airstream?" and I pointed at Vern. He got out of his car followed by his wife and we invited them to peek in. They'd only seen the more traditional interiors and were just wowed by mine.

Willy and Joan are on their second SOB and admit it's about to fall apart. They've always wanted a small A/S and nearly got a nearly new Bambi 19' that was at a local RV Lot. They wanted to think about it over night, but when they came back the next day it was already gone. (surprise, surprise)

They got Vern's business card - and I think I just sold my first Airstream! They are the sixth set of visitors I've had since Saturday! I do leave a few lights on during the day when I'm gone - so I expect to see nose and forehead prints on the outside of the glass when I get back.

I got my WBCCI numbers yesterday - 2086. I decided to trust to luck, but can't believe I got numbers that low.

Still Lovin it.

Is there anything more restful than listening to a gentle rain pitter-pattering on the aluminum roof as you drift off to sleep?

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Hey Paula, Congrat's on your new (select one or more) home, pet, family member, baby, travelling companion, camper, retreat, playhouse: any, or all of these could apply.
I agree that relaxing with a nice, gentle rain pattering on the roof of an Airstream is great! I also enjoy lying in bed, on a calm summer night with the windows wide open, and listening to the faint cracks & pops as the aluminum shrinks (ever so slightly) while a hot day in the sun is replaced by the cool night air. Maybe, if you're lucky, you can add the sound of a babbling brook (as in Rocky Mountains) in the evening.
Gee, this makes me want to get the Airstream de-winterized (is there such a word?) and hit the road.
Anyway, enjoy your new trailer for many, many years!
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:09 PM   #14
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Suggestions to Airstream

I love my 22ft CCD - but I'd already make a few minor changes. I've got a bum knee - which I found out is going to cause me a few more problems than I anticipated with my Airstream. Problems?
  1. I can't easily reach the black water storage tube. Why isn't this closer to the edge of the belly pan? I can kneel, I just can't get back up! Getting the end piece on and off is HARD - is that usual or do I just have some crud in the threads? I'm going to have to get a strap wrench to open and close this if it's supposed to be that tight.
  2. The stabilizer cranks are also invisible from a standing position - the back ones I can see, but the front ones require me to kneel to find them. Anyone got any extensions that can be permanently affixed?
  3. "Water inlet only".... not exactly self explanatory and being that it's located above the city water hookup could cause an eeeewwh! eruption from the plumbing. Luckily I went back and READ enough to realize that's where you hook up the water when you are rinsing out the black & gray water tanks.
  4. The bathroom door in the CCD looks like Captain Kirk could come out any time, but I left it closed when I went to bed the first night - and I turned the heat way down because I like to sleep in a cool room. What I didn't think about was how cold that seat would be when the outside temperature went down to 40 degrees. Clearly a guy designed this. Sitting on an ice cold seat is NOT a good wake up at 4 am. I know it's a wet bath, but it might be a good idea to have a small vent at the top of the door to equalize the temperature between the wet bath and the rest of the trailer.
Not complaining, just offering design suggestions for the next year model.

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