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Old 03-29-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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Maiden Voyage

Took our new Bambi over Donner Summit to Lake Washoe rally for its maiden voyage/shakedown. '07 Tacoma towed well. (12 & 14 mpg towing over mtns) Warm welcome echoed greetings on Forum. The As community is a huge bonus we didn't expect. We love our trailer and the quality of AS const', except for cheap mattress and squeaky floor, and we'll fix that. Made a fold-up shelf/night stand, trash receptacle, and added a second towel bar in the dry bath. Sure there'll be more mods. Looking forward to a solo week in the desert and then the Casini rally. Mostly, thanks for allowing our inclusion to 'Streaming.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:24 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your maiden voyage. It's great, isn't it?
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
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Welcome to a great group and a wealth of information.
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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Welcome, Clintn, from a fellow Northern Californian. Look forward to seeing you sometime down the road.
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Replacing mattress

I replaced my mattress, but one thing I didn't count on was the increased weight of a really good innerspring mattress. Rasslin' a 100 lb mattress when making a bed in a small Airstream isn't fun. Some people have gone with a sleep number bed, or a lighter foam bed (you can't go 12" thick with foam and not have it weigh a ton). Use the "search" function here because there are a couple of threads about sandwiching layers of different types of foam to get a good combination of lower weight & increased comfort.

Believe it or not, their mattresses have improved in the past few years.

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You mean you came home after your first trip out? Whenever we go out, and it is a lot these days, I sit ourside of our AS the last night next to a campfire with a great glass of wine in my hand and Sandi by my side and think real hard about what I can do to just keep on going. As soon as I figure it out I will share with everyone so we can all be on the road togther all the time.
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I replaced my mattress, but one thing I didn't count on was the increased weight of a really good innerspring mattress. Rasslin' a 100 lb mattress when making a bed in a small Airstream isn't fun. Some people have gone with a sleep number bed, or a lighter foam bed (you can't go 12" thick with foam and not have it weigh a ton). Use the "search" function here because there are a couple of threads about sandwiching layers of different types of foam to get a good combination of lower weight & increased comfort.

Believe it or not, their mattresses have improved in the past few years.

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3" memory foam toppers worked wonders for our gouchos.
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... I sit ourside of our AS the last night next to a campfire with a great glass of wine in my hand and Sandi by my side and think real hard about what I can do to just keep on going.
I do that too, but with Pat not Sandy
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