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Old 06-28-2007, 09:28 PM   #897
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Because we just got home from a great week at the lake in Osoyoos, BC. My wife Donna did the towing which is pretty good considering she was using a 1957 stationwagon to tow a 1951 Airstream, and a wonderful time was had by all. Round trip was about 800 miles all through the mountains. We saw four other Airstreams, one new 19' in the same campground (Nk'Mip), and three others in tow. Most importantly, I'm learning to not provide quite so much "passenger side driver coaching" and with that there's a very good chance I won't have to have duct tape over my mouth and my hands duct taped behind my back on future trips . And one more thing - NEXT year on this trip the 17' Boler (white) beside our Airstream will be replaced with our trailers twin, as our friends will hopefully have their 1951 Flying Cloud ready to hit the road as well. It's a beauty, and the two, both being towed by fifties stationwagons, should be lots of fun to see going down the highway.

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Old 06-28-2007, 09:43 PM   #898
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Here is a good one, my wife endulges me in a whole lot of hobbies, Kayaking, Cycling, Motorcycling, last year my Bro-in-Law and me rode to the Arcitc Circle and back from Seattle. Pretty cool eh? My first Motorcycle was a Harley. It was big, green, shiny, chromy, really cool, really Americana...I loved that thing...it reminded of all things Fun American.

Well, so is my Airstream. And I can sleep in it. So, it is Thursday and even though our Aunt Gladys has only been out once, the yard is cool for having here there. We have a week long vacation in August and I plan to spend all of it in my ashpault assault weapon.

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Old 06-28-2007, 10:06 PM   #899
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Safari57,

You keep "helping" the Mrs. drive and you'll be riding home in that Airstream.

Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:13 PM   #900
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Well it is Thursday and I love my Airstream because in just two days she will take us to Ft. Wilderness at Disney World for our fourth trip in a year for a week long camping stay with the mouse. Can't wait to hit the road Saturday morning!

I've just about got everything ready and the wife has everything packed so between the two of us we have the family ready to go. I'll top of the tank on the way home, load the golf cart, and hitch up tomorrow evening and be ready early Saturday morning. Can you tell I'm excited?
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:17 PM   #901
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Safari57,

You keep "helping" the Mrs. drive and you'll be riding home in that Airstream.

Don't ask me how I know.
Don't I know it, and the threat has been made. The only concern is while I'm back there I'll be snacking on all the really good stuff she also enjoys. And from time to time she does need to know where specific turn-offs are, which I've managed to keep to myself so she will need me up front .

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Old 06-28-2007, 11:46 PM   #902
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have a great time gp!

seems you will be testing this doctrine?

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good thursday to all!

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It might be very testing - there's some "water condensed from atmospheric vapor" in the forecast for part of tomorrow!
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:12 AM   #903
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Beartiful, Beautiful Safari!!!

It really takes a lot to eclipse streams here. I have only seen one Safari in person, and it has been a few years. Colors were identical, but lacked the Airstream option..

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My 'Airstream' is on hiatus for 8 more days ... so I'll be removing the door on the '74 Argosy today! Thanks to nickcrowhurst, LI Pets, Inland Andy, Artlink and others for thoughts on how to resolve sprung doors.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:31 AM   #905
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We are getting her ready for a trip to Greers Ferry Lake...

And she is looking mighty fine...

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Old 07-05-2007, 09:04 AM   #906
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Because Mbuti (the Caravel) performed admirably on the art circuit to Logan and Vegas two weeks ago. Because the Sovereign (Big Guy) is once again making big progress and will probably be ready for Burning Man. Because the Safari (Average Joe) is going to be a real showcase effort in the fall.

Because they brought me to this forum and all its wonderful members, too many to mention here! Special thanks to Gen Dissaray for giving me the website address.

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Old 07-05-2007, 09:35 AM   #907
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Beartiful, Beautiful Safari!!!

It really takes a lot to eclipse streams here. I have only seen one Safari in person, and it has been a few years. Colors were identical, but lacked the Airstream option..

Vaughan
Thank you Vaughan. We have had the car a very long time and redone it twice. They only made 1,292 of them so not many out there then let alone after 50 years. I think the survival rate for '51 Airstreams is probably higher than '57 Pontiac Safari's . We have always felt that the only way to make it better is to have an Airstream in tow, and it had to be just the right one at that. We are happy, life is good, and to top it off we are heading off first thing tomorrow to Ferndale, WA to camp with a group we've camped with for 17 years, and celebrate my wife's birthday. So it's Thursday, and I like my Airstream because it's the best option we ever added to the Safari.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:49 AM   #908
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I just returned from a 1600 mile trip through three States and it performed flawlessly and provided comfort and ease everywhere it went.

P.S. it offroaded well too.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:14 AM   #909
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It's Thursday, and I hate my Airstream(well not entirely). It is only a week old, and the batteries won't hold a charge. Turn on a couple ceiling lights for a few minutes, and they go dim. Discharges immediately from 12.8 volts to 10.5 volts. Colonial Airstream told me they "load tested them". Was a "new" 2006, manufactured 10/05 that they acquired from a dealer that went out of business. So, knowing that it sat for 18+ months...wouldn't tit make sense to replace the batteries. Factory said it was OK to replace them today. So, since I live 10 hours away, now I have to remove them and take them for a 130 mile one way trip to the nearest Interstae Battery dealer and exchange. I think they are going to charge me an "adjustment" fee. Also, would just ike to say that this trailer has the worst quality interior of any we have ever owned. Actully the best one we ever had was the Lance truck camper we traded in for this 2006 Safari 23 (new). It was still in better shape than this trailer, after a couple years use. It's a real shame. I think they have the outside down pretty good after 75 years. They need to work n the inside fit and trim. And, the floor could be twice as thick. It wouldn't add more than 100-200 pounds to the weight, and would make the floor solid under your feet.

Hope things get better, we realy wanted an Airstream.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:33 AM   #910
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Happiness is an Airstream

it's Thursday, and I like my airstream because it is my HAPPY PLACE! I can sit in it and dream of far away places then get online and route a trip to that far away place. I can imageneer so many ways to make it more fun. Yes it is MY HAPPY PLACE. LOL, Elton John is playing on the radio right now, "Yellow Brick Road." I bet even in OZ they had Airstreams.
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