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Old 09-15-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
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Our "new" '89 345LE

Hi all,

I'm finally getting around to sending out this "birth announcment" (or maybe "adoption announcement" is more appropriate).

Last month, we sold our 1961 Airstream Bambi and bought a 1989 345LE Classic Motorhome.

This was a huge departure for me. I have always been fond of the tiniest Airstreams and I loved our Bambi dearly. But, the family is growing and the Bambi was not. It was time for a change.

I have to admit, I absolutely love our motorhome. I know it's not vintage yet, but it completely suits our needs as a family. We can finally go somewhere without completely filling our living space with stuff.

I have a few exterior pictures up on my new classic motorhome website. I'll have interior photos and more info posted soon.

www.classicairstreammotorhome.com

Enjoy!
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Congratulations on your new baby. That is a big change.

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Extreme....

Now thats what I call going from one extreme to another. A Bambi to a 345!!

Congratulations on your new addition. She looks great. Hope you have many pleaseant times with her and the family.

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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Congratulations !
It looks like a beautiful coach - am looking forward to seeing the interior !

As a fellow 345'er - I know that you will have MANY happy adventures to come.

Enjoy !
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:14 PM   #5
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We went from a '68 Overlander to an '89 345LE, haven't regretted it for a minute...older sometimes means relishing the creature comforts you are afforded...congratulations on a great move and a great vehicle!
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:28 PM   #6
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We went from a '68 Overlander to an '89 345LE, haven't regretted it for a minute...older sometimes means relishing the creature comforts you are afforded...congratulations on a great move and a great vehicle!
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So at what age do we become vintage?
Congrats. I love your screen name. I bought a 1987 345 in June and it has been in the shop for about 90 days. I get it back tomorrow!

Can't wait to stream........
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:56 PM   #7
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I think the car guys figure 25 is classic. Vintage? Not sure.

One thing I can say is that the coach is a beauty! What are you doing with all the extra room? From a Bambi to a 345 is quite a jump. I bet you guys feel like you've got room for more family...... er...maybe not.

So does anyone know where you might score the landing light pods that they put on these coaches? I'd love to add some docking lights for those late night back in places I find.
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I think the car guys figure 25 is classic. Vintage? Not sure.
WHOOT! 2 more years on the '87 classic is a classic! I guess that makes me vintage though.
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Beautiful! I want those mirrors for our 81 Excella (they are rusted/welded in place).
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Beautiful! I want those mirrors for our 81 Excella (they are rusted/welded in place).
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Mine too.
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WHOOT! 2 more years on the '87 classic is a classic! I guess that makes me vintage though.
I've been vintage for a few years(ok, decades) now...25 is the magic number for trailers...guess it's the same for rigs...134K miles, 5-6 mpg, peace of mind...I can wait...
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i've been vintage for a few years(ok, decades) now...25 is the magic number for trailers...guess it's the same for rigs...134k miles, 5-6 mpg, peace of mind...i can wait...
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Hi all,

Thanks for all the great comments on our new 345LE. I have just finished updating my website with some new exterior photos and interior photos, too! Sorry I don't have photos of the bedroom and bath area yet. My wife was showering while I was taking the photos. I don't think she would have appreciated me coming in with a camera.

This past Sunday and and Monday, we took the 345 to Foxborough, MA for two nights of U2 concerts at Gillette Stadium. We stayed at Normandy Farms Campground. (www.normandyfarms.com) I can't say enough about this beautiful campground. It was very nice and so was the staff. I highly recommend it.

The photos on my site were taken at Normandy Farms.

www.classicairstreammotorhome.com
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Nice looking interior. It really shows great pride of ownership.
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