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Old 06-14-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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We "set sail" this weekend!

Brand new Airstream owner ... just purchased a "gently used" 2001 Land Yacht 30 - 14K miles on the coach - new tires all around, etc.

She's had her issues over the past 2 weeks (auto park switches ) but she's ready for our first trip - taking her to Lake Bastrop State Park, short run from home but will be a good first trip for my wife and I (get to see the Grandbaby and celebrate father's day with both of my kids).

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Old 06-14-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Airstream Land Yacht World. Have a great camp weekend and keep us updated on all your adventures, travel and repairs!

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Old 06-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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Congrats on your choice, we still love our 2000, but after the last trip looking forward to modifying the 30 amp service to 50 amp. SC this time of year parked in the sun could have used it to run both units on low, for a faster and quieter cool down.
I thought by 2001 AS had switched over to the workhorse chassis and that eliminated the park brake switch problem associated with the Chevy p-30 chassis. I guess I should get a spare switch for the emergency kit, doubt auto parts stores would have in stock.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Yacht Club and the Forum. Sounds like you made a GREAT choice!

Enjoy your Maiden Voyage, but I don't recommend cracking a bottle of champagne over the bow before you "shove off"

Safe travel and best regards,

Randy, Pam & Kobi.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #6
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Congrats........ You will love her. Enjoy your outing and welcome to the forum!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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Dave - Thanks! I'll keep everyone in the loop ... let's hope there's more travel than repairs!!

Dakota - Thanks for kind words!!

DaveFL - Thanks! The modification you speak of was already done on ours ... haven't tried it myself - yet. The auto park issue reared it's ugly head just 70 miles away from the dealership - they replaced the switches on the road - been great ever since.

Randy - Thanks! I really hope your right ... I think I'll use the traditional water balloon to christen this yacht.

Off Course - Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:17 PM   #9
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congrats on your "new" Land Yacht. Enjoy the grandkids and happy father's day to you.
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Brayzen, good looking coach, and welcome to the forum. Group here is most helpful, so keep the posts coming.

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Old 06-17-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #12
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Welcome to the AS family. I'm heading out tomorrow as well. Short 2 day trip but every trip is too short.
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Welcome Brayzen, this is a good group and always helpful. Travel safe. Jay
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #14
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SteveSueMac, Dennis, Sam, wvabeer, 92landyacht and Jay - Thanks for the warm welcome!!

Now for the update - the weekend was great, the coach worked very well - until we tried to get home ... 2 hours into the return trip - running along I35 between Austin and Dallas, TX - the brakes completely fail - brake pedal to the floor and nothing ... serious panic attack - traffic was very "stop and go" and I happened to be on a slight incline ... coasted slowly off the freeway at the next exit - found a large truck parking lot next to a BBQ joint and rolled to a stop. No one hurt - nothing damaged - still shaking ...

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Waiting on a cause and an estimate ... I think my wife wants to call an exorcist!!
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