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Old 04-30-2014, 08:58 PM   #71
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:15 PM   #72
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thanks for the invite Minno! we will look for you tomorrow, we got back late from our day trip to Sante Fe.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:05 AM   #73
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Hi Ho Hi Ho, Its off to VTA we go......can two be a caravan.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:53 PM   #74
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What a great event, busy but learning so much. Had a great raffle to cap off the evening. Just won a lovely Airstream birdhouse and a VTS T-shirt.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:23 PM   #75
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What a great event, busy but learning so much. Had a great raffle to cap off the evening. Just won a lovely Airstream birdhouse and a VTS T-shirt.

congrats! it was a lot of fun at the raffle!
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:55 PM   #76
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Yah, the raffle was a great, fun filled, evening!!!! We won one item - the wall sconces we donated to the raffle!


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ps: traded them for another raffle ticket.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:39 AM   #77
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We'd like to thank Ken, the presenters, & everyone who helped in any way with giving us the opportunity to learn so much & getting to meet, in person, so many fine, good people. We sincerely appreciate our being included. We are now armed & ready to get back to work on our Bubble, can't wait!

All of the presenters were so knowledgable & open to sharing -- just amazing. There is one person who put something into perspective for me, personally, & that was Levon; he has his technique down to such a science! In about 30 mins. he was able to take an oxidized skin up to polished! When I think of the hours, days, weeks I have spent on getting the oxidation off of about 3/4 of our Bubble without even getting to the Cyclo stage. I walked away amazed!

I want to say that all of the presenters were amazing & knew their areas well; we have high regards for all of them. Kip, Uwe, "Bittner (sorry forgot your first name), Lewster, Luke & Ed are fonts of information & we are going home armed with knowledge on how to remove dents, reshape our door, all sorts of info on ac's, solar, water heaters, frigs., tanks, plumbing, riveting -- Frank says Kip's presentation was riveting, & much, much more. We highly recommend all to attend sometime.

I also want to say that we were lucky enough to meet some our fellow AirForums members (besides those presenting), & I felt like a kid meeting them, such as "Minno"; Georgianna & husband from Texas; & "Landshark". I'm sorry if I've forgotten anyone, but the time there was so action packed & we met so many people!

We're on our way back to Ohio. So far our drive home has been less hair raising than our drive out -- we drove out thru tornados, high winds, & dustnados. Our first two days, this being our second, have been perfect except for 100F degree days & with any luck the next two or three will be beautiful too.

Thanks to all again.

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DITTO Frank and Deb that was excellently put!

We also had a very positive experience. Great instruction, well presented by fellow Airstreamer's who share the passion and have been in our shoes. They actually "get us" and understand why we hauled the relics home to save a piece of Americana. The presenters had busy schedules, lots of prep work at home, and repeatedly answered our questions with knowledge, skills and humor.

We learned so much from the presenters and from the fellow vintage owners. We got to see several other trailers way ahead of us in restoring and see how they solved their problems. And yes it was fun to put faces to the forum handles.

If you have a Vintage Trailer, the Vintage Academy and AirForums, should be high on your list of things to participate in. I would go so far to say if you are looking for a trailer in your future if would be well worth it to attend as you will be much better educated for your trailer searching buying experience.

Thank you Ken, Suzanne, Uwe, Steve, Kip, Luke, Lewster, Ed, Pat,Levon, Susan, VTS Steve and Vicky and the sponsers and support staff. You made it a great academy and we will be back.
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We are home safe and sound, with a very calm drive home compared to the one out there! We loved the Academy, and meeting everyone! Worth every penny and minute we spent. We highly recommend it!


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Any rumors about a 2015 Vintage Trailer Academy event?
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:00 PM   #81
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According to Ken J, the academy is taking a break this year.

We couldn't attend this year anyway, but it is too bad. Although I can certainly understand that Ken & Co. need a break; between the academy and the Balloon Fiesta, it is pretty intense!

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Old 02-20-2015, 07:08 AM   #82
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We had also heard the rumor that it was "not happening". No mention of it on VTS, nor Enchanted. 3 months is not a lot of time to plan such a big event. Hopefully it will be back on in 2016 as we thoroughly enjoyed it.
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