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Old 01-26-2009, 11:31 AM   #29
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I wish I knew! I'd be delighted if we could get a few UK Airstreamers together this year (though I don't think that Wally's Bubble will be ready).

I'd be very happy to put in some leg-work organising something, but I don't want to tread on anyone's toes, nor duplicate work that somebody else is doing already. Is there a UK owners club out there?
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:21 PM   #30
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Here here! This is a great idea

I'm not aware of any kind of owners club myself, and imagine that if we want an all-encompassing kind of banding (i.e. classics and newies) then this is the best way to get something off the ground.

I know a lot of 'Owners Clubs' in the UK can be regimented and political, and I'm sure this is why the team behind Airstream Europe didn't start one... it's just not the ethos. I think just informally saying 'where and when' on here is a great start, it's just getting the right people to log in and see!

For the record, I'm aiming to be at Kingsbury Water Park CCC from Sun 15th or Mon 16th Feb for a couple of days as the Boat & Caravan Show will take place at the NEC that week, and Airstream Europe will be exhibiting the new EU Bambi 422 at the show (the name we're giving to the US Sport 2-berth). Maybe see a few of you there?

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Old 01-26-2009, 02:13 PM   #31
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Hey bully boy, I live in Middlesex and the bubble lives in Norfolk along with some other treasures and my parents. On the same country lane my friend has an 1982 Excella! No space here for projects so I have to just work on them up in Norfolk when I can.

When you in Norfolk? Need me to recommend some good eating and drinking establishments?

Oh and as for other peoples comments about us all hiding out I don't think many people know about this forum and some people just are not into forums, I am certainly not but so far pleasantly surprised by this one.

As I said before keep me up to speed with any events and meets.

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Dan G, we're planning to be in Norfolk in a couple of weeks. But I see you're in Middlesex. How does that work?
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:56 PM   #32
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Hi UK Airstreamers,

We'll go to any gathering wherever it is. Just let us know when & where.

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:42 AM   #33
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How about this then...

I'll post this here instead of in the rally section for two reasons. Firstly, I don't think it really counts as a rally if its not organised as such, and secondly, I thought it would just disappear up there and no UK 'Streamers would see it.

I quite fancy getting together with some Airstreamers before Easter arrives and the campsite prices go up. It's going to be impossible to please all the people all of the time, so can I just have a show of hands on who's interested?

We're going to be in Wiltshire around the weekend of the 28th/29th of March. I've contacted the Postern Hill campsite, and they have plenty of space. We can do it two ways. Either it gets booked through me, and if there are enough of us, we get a discount. For this to work, I need to know numbers very soon. Otherwise, you just make your own booking and let them know you're with me, so they can put us together.

Personally, I prefer the second option.

So, who's up for a meet? Let me know asap. And rather than highjacking this thread, please PM me.

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:09 AM   #34
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EDIT

I'd edit the previous entry if I could.

What I meant to say is that I would prefer the SECOND method (ie, you book your own places). Please DON"T book yet - just let me know who's interested. Once I have a rough idea of numbers, I can let the site know and they will assign an area accordingly.

The problem with the first method is that I would have to fork out the deposit, and that's £30 per unit!

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Old 01-28-2009, 10:02 AM   #35
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EDIT

And another thing - I got the wrong dates (maybe I should give this up now before it even starts!).

I MEANT to say the weekend of 28th/29th March.

This is not being a good day...
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:42 PM   #36
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Hi Everyone... This is David & Julia we have a 1966 Overlander, we live in Wiltshire and store and normally stay in our AS down in Dorset...
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:48 PM   #37
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Hey BULLY BOY. Great to hear from you. We are up in Shropshire so if you ever get up this way drop us a mail. We havent seen any other airstreamers out on the road. We would love to get to know a few of you if you are there??? We are hoping to get to AMERICANA SHOW in July so why dont a few of you head there, maybe you already do! Have fun in your travels and maybe meet you soon, TRADEWINDKID
Hi tradewindkid . Thought you,d like to know there is more of us out there!Me and my wife brought 63 tradewind at xmas.Needs a bit of work done on it before were ready to use it so you know what im doing in evenings for a while!Really looking forward to using it. My 2 sons love it and are already asking who can have bunkbed when ive built it!Anyway good to know were not alone .Where is the AMERICANA SHOW you spoke about? If your ever in newmarket area in suffolk call in and ill get the kettle on Cheers GARY N
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:37 PM   #38
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Hi TRADEWINDKID Just thought id let you know there is more of us out there! Me and my wife just brought a 63 tradewind at xmas which needs a bit of work on it before we can use it. so you know what im doing with my spare evenings!My 2 young boys love it and are already asking who is going to have the bunk bed im building ! If your ever in my neck of the woods call in and ill get the kettle on . Where is the AMERICANA SHOW you mentioned?
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:37 AM   #39
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Hello!
Well I donít know about the up North but here in the South we have a little 'cluck' of Motor Homes ( I wonder if this could be a collective term??) - Not sure about trailers though, only know of some on the Ilse-of-Wight as permanent holiday homes for rent.

I have a workshop down here in Dorset, with two classics in there, one is mine, another in for repair and preparation for a chap living in Spain, due to collect it soon. Great having two beasts side-by-side.

There are others in Salisbury, Crewkerne, Oxford and I think in Berks but not sure about that one.... There were some in Plymouth but not heard from them for a bit.

If you donít mind the odd "smelly" job (they with engines 'n' things) it would be nice to meet up some where. We do have an interest here on the farm in a caravan site, some pitches are a bit tight but we have had 28ft GMC's there, and of course the odd AS motor home.

All the best with 'streaming in the UK.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:00 PM   #40
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Hi TRADEWINDKID Just thought id let you know there is more of us out there! Me and my wife just brought a 63 tradewind at xmas which needs a bit of work on it before we can use it. so you know what im doing with my spare evenings!My 2 young boys love it and are already asking who is going to have the bunk bed im building ! If your ever in my neck of the woods call in and ill get the kettle on . Where is the AMERICANA SHOW you mentioned?
cheers GARY N ps hope you see this i,m useless with these things!

Hi gary n,

AMERICANA Show is held yearly on the nearest weekend to July 4th. Its held fairly near to you, just follow A1 north to Newark on Trent, then A46 to Newark Showground. You have to prebook to camp over the weekend.

There is usually a few Airstreams attending, plus 100's of RV's (motorhomes/5th wheelers), 1000 American classic cars, a few hundred Harleys and Goldwings. Five stages featuring country, blues & rock bands.
If you go don't plan on a quiet weekend!!!

More info on their web site : Americana International Show

Regards, John
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We have a 25ft Airstream 250 Motorhome (based in South Oxfordshire). We might well be up for meeting up at a nice campsite. Drop me a mail with the details.

Hello Chuck and Mary!

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:01 PM   #42
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Hello there,

We live in Gloucestershire, north of Tewkesbury.
The Wally Bubble might not be over till later in the year. In fact I might even join a club and do a bit of camping in the states before I bring it over.
But we have a 61 Ohio Bambi arriving next month and will be up for a weekend out.
Would it be good to set up a msn group or something to make sure we keep in touch?

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