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Old 03-06-2006, 12:22 AM   #71
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How about a meeting point a Rio Bend RV park in El Centro? For example, we could plan on leaving at Rio Bend at 10:00 AM Wednesday, and caravan to San Felipe from there. http://www.riobendrvgolfresort.com/
I can be reached by cell phone,if someone is running late. I am also entirely open to other suggestions. We could as well all meet at Desert Hot Springs.
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:44 AM   #72
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Greetings honorable Airstream Owners:

Your viewpoints, please...

I was hoping that I could take my 2006 23' SE home from the dealer this last Saturday, for a shake down and a crash course of hitching and unhitching my trailer. It is now scheduled for pick up this Saturday, March 11th.

I am brand new to Trailering (read ignorant). I have been reading like crazy. I am going early next Saturday for the dealer "run through" and taking my baby home.

My question is: The rest of the family cannot make it I would be the only one going to SF, on my maiden voyage with my AS....

Since I am so new to RV-ing, am "I pushing it" with my new trailer by joining this caravan to SF?

Hell, I have never had the experience of backing up a hitch to a trailer, not to mention not having a family member to help guide me....

I want to go, but am I moving too fast....?

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Old 03-06-2006, 02:29 PM   #73
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Rio Bend works for us

We will mostly likely arrive Tues afternoon at Rio Bend, 1000 Wed start time sounds great Debbie
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:27 PM   #74
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Greetings honorable Airstream Owners:

Your viewpoints, please...

I was hoping that I could take my 2006 23' SE home from the dealer this last Saturday, for a shake down and a crash course of hitching and unhitching my trailer. It is now scheduled for pick up this Saturday, March 11th.

I am brand new to Trailering (read ignorant). I have been reading like crazy. I am going early next Saturday for the dealer "run through" and taking my baby home.

My question is: The rest of the family cannot make it I would be the only one going to SF, on my maiden voyage with my AS....

Since I am so new to RV-ing, am "I pushing it" with my new trailer by joining this caravan to SF?

Hell, I have never had the experience of backing up a hitch to a trailer, not to mention not having a family member to help guide me....

I want to go, but am I moving too fast....?

Hart
Hart:
There's no question your A/S will be able to do it and as long as the dealer goes over your hitch and o'k's your tow vehicle to haul it, you're good to go!
You can hook up with me Wed. night or early thurs morn. and anyone else laying over in Desert Hot Springs and we'll convoy from there.
What is your tow vehicle and who installed what type of hitch?
You'll be in good company and it would be a perfect 'shakedown' trip. Your rig will be the only virgin in Mexico!!
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:43 PM   #75
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Muarry:
Thanks for your positive thoughts (Just what the doctor ordered). I needed a nudge as a "first timer".....

My dealer, California RV in Fontana, will be installing my electric brake and a Equalizer brand hitch, when I pick up my AS this Saturday.

My tow vehicle is a Hummer 2005 H2. The nice part is that when camping in SF, I lower my psi 20 and the Hummer does very well cruising up and down the beach, or just general off roading in Baja....so get ready to do some wheeling down the beach!

You want to head out Thursday Am, instead of Wednesday?

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wow this sounds like a fun rally wish i could go.....
really i want to spend several weeks air n' in baja.

hhp...
exciting a new trailer....
and think of all those rally folks to school you on the spot!!

one suggestion on delivery....

i suggest you plan to spend at least one night at the dealer...as a sleep over...then you can play with everything. if anything doesn't work or you need more instruction....cover those issues the next morning..

also since you are a complete newbie to hitchin' and towin'.....
i'd take it for a drive...out and back from the dealer....
when you get back to the dealer practice backing in their lot...
think of it as an rv park!
in fact i would ask the sales/service/hitch person to go for a ride with you, while towing....
this is the quickest way to do the adjustments and they still have a vested interest in you.

so many post delivery headaches and potential "wish i'd never purchased this piece of crap" thoughts can be solved by not leaving the dealer until everything works, is screwed together, not leaking and so on...

loads of posts here from those happy folks who have done this AND the really unhappy folk who have not....

do not accept the trailer with issues......it's theirs until you do....

but the issues are yours after signing.....

just a thought...

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Uwe and everyone else going on this trip,
Have a fun and safe trip. I wish we had the time to join you. Maybe next time....
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We'll be overnighting Wed. in Sam's RV Park slightly E. of Desert Hot Springs. We'll leave early Thurs. A.M.
I wanted to give you the option of staying with us Wed. or meeting up early Thurs. Not sure which works best for you since you are so close in Y.V.
Your H2 will be great for a tour of The Valley of the Giants, where the giant sauhuaro cactus dwell.!
Glad to be able to warm up your 'cold feet' !! Gonna be fun. Bring a hammock if you have one.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:26 PM   #79
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2air: Thanks for the info, I will call dealer and let them know Im comming out friday night! Thanks!!

Muarry: OK! I will meeet up with you at Sam's RV Thursday am...let me know what time is blastoff.....woooooooweeeeeyeaaaaaaa!

Hasta

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I would love to dig my feet into the warm sand and then refill my margarita from the pitcher sitting on the Overlander countertop. Raise a glass to those of us still parked in the driveway, sitting in cold weather. Have a great trip!
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I would love to dig my feet into the warm sand and then refill my margarita from the pitcher sitting on the Overlander countertop. Raise a glass to those of us still parked in the driveway, sitting in cold weather. Have a great trip!
Do you want us to raise the glasses filled with blended Margaritas, or on the rocks, Cadillac style? There's choices, you know...
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Do you want us to raise the glasses filled with blended Margaritas, or on the rocks, Cadillac style? There's choices, you know...
Cadillac on the rocks in a plastic sippy cup, so if I have too many, I won't spill.
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Cadillac on the rocks in a plastic sippy cup, so if I have too many, I won't spill.
We could have you suck 'em right out of the top of the shaker....sort of a grown up sippy cup.
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