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Old 04-08-2016, 09:53 PM   #127
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I became aware of the forums as i was researching and learning about airstreaming... The forums deepened my understanding of the heritage and the community of airstreamers and was very inspiring to my wife and i as we decided to take the plunge into buying our first airstream...that was two years ago... just traded up to second, larger airstream, two weeks ago.

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Old 04-09-2016, 06:44 AM   #128
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I had already decided on an Airstream prior to finding this sight. I did find both my Airstreams thru the forum classifieds. I was lucky in finding trailers from people that actually monitored their ads and quickly responded to my inquiries.

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Old 04-09-2016, 07:17 AM   #129
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I used this forum to research Airstreams before buying a preowned unit. First thing I checked on the one I eventually purchased was for a rotting subfloor.

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Old 04-09-2016, 07:19 AM   #130

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Question Forum.....Roman?

....what Forum?

Threads were for sewing, posts were for signs and Karma was for TM.

Didn't have a 'puter, and knew nothing of the cyber-web.

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Old 09-10-2016, 04:13 PM   #131
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Most Definitely

I never make decisions without tons of info. So this was extremely helpful.
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:15 PM   #132
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This forum is a great resource, with lots of great people. You do, however, need to consider "internet wisdom" from any internet forum with a grain of salt. Many different people with different backgrounds, and not all sharing their most positive experiences. It's easy to become jaded. It's the same with many other forums I frequent. If you can sift through that, you'll be fine. Otherwise you might end up buying a F350 and 16" Michelins even though you don't need them...
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:22 PM   #133
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I saw her, I love her, the man said she is for sale, I said OMG. And now I love her endlessly. I've wanted an airstream since I first saw one as a kid. I was in before I even knew what an airstream was.
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:40 PM   #134
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Originally Posted by FCStreamer View Post
Otherwise you might end up buying a F350 and 16" Michelins even though you don't need them...

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Old 09-10-2016, 08:50 PM   #135
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Otherwise you might end up buying a F350 and 16" Michelins even though you don't need them...
We made the decision to purchase an Airstream before we knew of the forums--the only question was size. Given we purchased the (new, 6 months previously) TV before we considered the purchase of a TT in the desired size/weight, I realized my TV (a daily driver) was not optimally configured for towing a TT in the size/weight range we ultimately migrated to). I bought the 1500 thinking we were just going to settle for the largest pop-up with slide-out we could find.

Once I discovered the forums (which I am soooo thankful for, and thanks to everyone who participated in one of my first/earliest posts), I learned about the relationship between payload and tongue weight. I felt uncomfortable with the limits of our poorly configured 1500 (which, if it had the eco-diesel and 3.92 gears, I likely would have kept it and limited our TT to 25'). But in the end, we ultimately decided to upgrade to a dedicated TV given I also want to acquire a large boat that will too heavily tax even my new SRW 3500 CTD, especially if she's got a 100+ gals of fuel on-board and I need to evacuate from the coast due to a looming hurricane.

Regardless, I opted for "more truck" now, especially thinking that it would provide a greater margin for safety while learning to tow a TT as large and heavy as the Classic. I didn't know what "too much TV" was when we made this decision, else, we might have opted for a 2500's softer ride, but, it was still fiscally responsible to just get the CTD 3500 now and not have to upgrade the TV yet again when we add the boat (though I'll really be upset with my decision if I need the AISIN dually). It comes at the cost of a ridiculously stiff ride without a TT attached and I'm hoping that being hitched-up will somewhat smooth out the ride.
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:53 PM   #136
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:47 PM   #137
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No, but the information here has been instrumental in getting needed projects ( LED lights, sealing roof windows, new rear lights, etc.) much better and quicker than trying to figure it out on my own. Lots of good info here.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:12 AM   #138
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:17 AM   #139
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:10 PM   #140
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