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Old 07-12-2006, 10:57 PM   #43
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We have a 16' CCD, and it is ideal for camping in the Forest Service Campgrounds we like to go to in Wyoming. About 80% of our camping is without hookups, and we spend most hours hiking or kayaking, or around the campfire. The little-est Airstream provides a comfortable spot to sleep or get out of a rainstorm, and cools our food and gives us an easy way to shower and stay civilized. With the small holding tanks, and there being 4 of us, we rely on the 'rest rooms' at the campground. So, our single holding tank is for us really a grey water tank.

When we stay at a campground with hookups, then we have it made, and can also run the air conditioner!

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Old 07-13-2006, 08:59 AM   #44
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Yes it is great to have electric and be able to camp in luxury! And the cushy camper makes sleeping after a long day out really nice.

I have only camped in mine a couple of times so far and still haven't quite gotten the boondocking down. I also use the camp restrooms and showers when possible to conserve resources. But the battery seems to wear down pretty fast. How do you manage the power without hookups to make the most of it?
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:36 AM   #45
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Welcome to a new owner

I can relate to your neighborhood reaction. I can also predict that it will continue and grow as you move your twinkie around. I have a new 28 CCD and after 5 months it's still jaw-drop reactions when visitors see the interior. I was worried about beeing "too cool" or pretentious with my "fringe" friends, but they were all supportive and inspired by my dreams. As part of my decision to buy, I did a lot of research on Airstream and was impressed by the story. Now I am a first-rate salesman.

My former architecture office mates (I.m now successfully on my own) were blown away. When I took "Arabesque" (her name) to a week-long dance camp in the High Sierras, she became a central focal point and we gave regular evening tours after dinner.

Look in the WBCCI info for a Southern California Club, or you may want to start an informal one of your own.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:02 AM   #46
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Quicksilver in Sun Valley,Id.

We have put about 9,000 miles on our little Bambi since April. Our first trip was to Texas via Nev. Utah, Zion,NM. and on to Waco. Since then we have been to Steamboat, Co. a lot and a nice trip thru Wy. and Flaming Gorge
Utah. We will be leaving right after labor day for Glacier Nat'l Pk and into
Canada, Banff, Lk Louise, Jasper. We stay in forest service camps & ST. Pks.
We avoid R. V. Parks unless really stuck. We have never tried Wallys (Wall Mart) but there have been temptations in past years with our Rialta M.Homes. Y'all should look into a solar Panel. We are at our "camp" in Co. with no hook
ups for a week at a time and our batteries are 100% most of the time. Also
buy a small battery lantern (Wallys) for less than $10.00 for evening. We have
so many folks wanting to look in and they are so surprised at the room we have. Young kids always give a thumbs up with "Cool Traier". WE have had
very few problems but if we can help answer questions will be happy to help.
Warm Regards and Happy Trails, John & Betty
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:48 AM   #47
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What kind of solar panels do you have? Do you use a generator?

A week without hookups and a full battery seems great...
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:09 AM   #48
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We have a 120 watt Kyocera solar panel. We are very pleased with it... bought it online from RV Solar Electric.... a great place to do business!
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:25 PM   #49
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Hi to all, just found this site a few day ago. We purchased our 16' Quick Silver late July. A couple of shake down trips then a three week trip back to the Midwest, SD, CO and home - Las Cruces, NM. Also did a 8 day trip to NW New Mexico and AZ and plan a week or so to Big Bend Nat. Park and South Texas in early Jan. We have really enjoyed our "Little Potato" as a friend refers to it (does kind of look like a baked potato in foil). I try to use the camp ground facilities but the wife uses the lav. We have managed four days on electricty only with fresh water and black tank to spare (including showers - military style). One caution the movable arm on the front anwing mount can come dislodged and disappear along the road side (don't ask) since replaced. Dealer suggested wrapping both arms with heavy duty two sided hook and loop straps (avail at most camping stores). We were looking for something that did not devote a major area to the Kitchen as we don't do much cooking. Bought a small Microwave for heating leftovers and the fridge holds necessary items for sandwich makings and "Beer" !! The sound system is better then anything in our house and really makes DVDs and CDs come to life. A great little movable cabin or as our two Yorkies think of it as their "Casa de los Perros".
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:40 PM   #50
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What kind/size microwave did you get and where do you store it?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:51 PM   #51
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Our 16' CCD does not have room to permanently mount a microwave without extraordinary measure. We bought a .7 cubic foot unit. While underway it rides on the floor under the table, on a piece of foam to help isolate the shock. When camped, it sits on two pieces of 2 X 4, cut to length, so it fits over the cook top on the counter.

This arrangement works well for us - if we are dry camping and don't have hook ups, the microwave just stays home, and it we're at a campground with hook ups in can go along.

We also have a Honda generator (EU2000) that has enough output for this size of microwave. You have to balance the the output of the generator with the power needs of the oven, plus any other trailer electrical loads you plan to use at the same time.

This setup is not as convenient as you could have in a bigger trailer, but it works really well for us, and has lots of flexibility for different uses.

All of the major manufactures seem to have microwaves in the .7 cubic foot size
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:27 AM   #52
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Try these two places for sheets. I think Dream world actually makes the sheets that Sheets USA sells so you may want to contact them first.These are the same people that provide Airstream with sheets. www.sheetsusa.com and DWD Home Page I recently bought fitted sheets for my 07 Classic with twins and they are very nice and fit well but not inexpensive.
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:13 PM   #53
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BamCamper, sorry I haven't been on the site for a few days. Like RDM we store the Micro under the front dinette on a small rug to protect the floor. It stays there unless we need to use it (wife sits on that side - street side) It was the smallest unit we could find in Wal-Mart (I'll never speak to you again if you tell anyone that I was IN Wal-Mart).
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:29 PM   #54
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Fun in Wally World

Heh, Wally World can be FUN!

My wife and I visited one in Northern CA last year. She walked by this big Santa figure. It started dancing and singing Xmas songs (motion sensor?). It startled her. Then she started dancing with it and we all broke out into Feliz Navidad. Suddenly - REALLY - the Santa started singing in Spanish too!

WE ALL FREAKED! My wife was convinced that there was a person in there until the WalMart associate showed her the plug and lifted the jacket.

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Old 04-21-2007, 02:15 PM   #55
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We just returned from a trip thru the middle of TX and LA to ended up in Vicksburg, MS. Great trip as the flowers, on the back roads, in TX were in full bloom. Not hard to see why the national flower of TX is the Bluebell - they are everywhere. I noticed when cleaning the rig upon return that the upper corners of the plastic covers for the front windows flexed as if coming loose. When I lifted the middle cover the reason was obvious - the rubber ring thingie (like used to hold screen in a door) was started at the bottom and in one piece molded around the window. At each corner, top AND bottom it left the corner untouched and just curved across the corner. I cut the rubber grommet (if that's what it is called) and using a plastic tool, home made, pushed the grommet into the grove on the side and the top/bottom. It made all the difference in the world in giving the corner stability. Upon futher inspection the two side covers had the same problem at the two corners by the front. Same solution as above. For what it's worth it appears that the factory saved some time by using one piece when assembling vs. cutting each corner. Probably not a big deal but a simple fix.
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We just returned from a trip thru the middle of TX and LA to ended up in Vicksburg, MS. Great trip as the flowers, on the back roads, in TX were in full bloom. Not hard to see why the national flower of TX is the Bluebell - they are everywhere.
The state flower of Texas is the BLUEBONNET, not the bluebell. What you saw were fields and roadsides full of bluebonnets.

We do have bluebells in Texas, but not as the state flower.
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