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Old 08-07-2010, 12:02 PM   #15
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So on our way back to California we plan on a stop at an RV park in Newport Beach. We first saw it in 2004. At the time we had just left a religious cult (sounds like lyingtology) and were getting our lives back in order and essentially starting out all over again. We would take walks through this park at nite and were really struck but the great vibe there and seeing the people hanging out, looking relaxed. Sort of filed this away in the back of the mind. Fast forward 6 years, looks like we've got life back on track, kids are now out of the house and doing great. We're going to spend my wife's 50th birthday at that park in the new moho that represents the next great leap in our lives. It just all seems so fitting. It almost seems magical how all sorts of events have fallen into place since we decided to go full time about 2 weeks ago. We can't wait to see what this new adventure brings us and no matter what it wil all be worth it.

I don't want you all to get the wrong idea that we just do things on a whim, not that there's anything wrong with that, kinda keeps things fresh and exciting. We actually did start out planning on getting a popup trailer that our Miata could pull 4 weeks ago. So really this idea has been marinating in our pots for a long time, at least by our standards.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:26 PM   #16
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...I don't want you all to get the wrong idea that we just do things on a whim, not that there's anything wrong with that, kinda keeps things fresh and exciting.

Our last two trailer purchases were "On a Whim"

Have fun on your adventure.

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Old 08-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #17
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Welcome to the group. You're going to have a lot of fun!
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:21 PM   #18
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BTW, you should look into coming to the Aulmapalooza, at the Airstream factory next year. We went this year and have already signed up for 2011.
Great time with fellow Airstreamers, learn a lot of stuff, and make new friends.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:21 PM   #19
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That does look like it would be fun. I would love to go there. We'll keep that in mind.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:19 PM   #20
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Awesome!
And no Smog issues I think now!
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:45 PM   #21
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YES! Diesels are exempt from the smog checks in CA. Still need checks for most gas engines.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #22
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She's a beauty! Have a safe trip.

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Old 08-22-2010, 10:40 AM   #23
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So it has been an adventure from the start not uneventful at all. I posted elsewhere and will do more in the s pecific topics where they belong. But RIGHT NOW I am posting on the road whike my better half is driving the rig, she pivked it right up and loves it! Using verizon mifi card. Tyoing with index finger so hope you forgive the typos.

On to santa fe for a few days break, but need to find a competant propane person, i have trouble locating the other kind.

Btw not all thetford to valtera adapters are created equal, mine leaks a lot thankfully the black tank was empty when i found out. Its got a seal but fits on so loosely that there is 1/32 gap between yhe two fittings. Does anyone test their products before selling them? I want to change the stub out to valterra and raise the conection height. At the last site the sewer hole was a little higher than my connection!

I have oficially now an AS tevhnician in training. Mandatory with purchase of any of these beauties.

So far in two parks i've only seen white boxes, including a newer AS land yacht. No other AS, this is cool but where are y'all?
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Awesome news!
Relax and enjoy the ride!
When a buddy of mine got let go from work the week before I flew out to get mine I was buzzed to be able to share the experience, and we had a blast.
He had never been in a Motorhome before that trip and as we were picked up from the Airport by the PO in a newer Class C, we had a 3 hour drive to the Airstream to absorb the experience...
24 hours and 500 miles later my buddy commented that the 26 year old airstream rode better, tracked straighter, and was quieter that the 2 year old class C.
Enjoy your classy new baby!
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Congrats on your purchase! What was your MPG? Did you have any trouble going up hills? I see you have a satellite dish on top... does it get signal while moving or only when stopped?
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:58 AM   #26
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Sure is a good feeling to re-experience the day you step into "YOUR" new unit...don't know what's ahead, but ready to go for it...we're aiming at 50K in the last 4 1/2 years, and while more than a few have been belly-burners, the ones that sailed us were irreplaceable...one year at a time...m
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:36 AM   #27
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OOOHHH...can I have one???Oh, Wait, I DO have one!!!well, maybe a bit shorter...m
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QUOTE Btw not all thetford to valtera adapters are created equal, mine leaks a lot thankfully the black tank was empty when i found out. Its got a seal but fits on so loosely that there is 1/32 gap between yhe two fittings. Does anyone test their products before selling them? I want to change the stub out to valterra and raise the conection height. At the last site the sewer hole was a little higher than my connection!END QUOTE


Having replaced the BW/GW connections, I discovered that the BW tank held 15+ gallons of effluvia, the 1/4 inch of black pipe shortage did NOT stretch, and the flange valve did not respect my best wishes...however, there is a product called "PL", which is polyurethane in a tube...I did the slather technique, wearing latex gloves, and it has stood three years of travel...may I never travel that road, again...m
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