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Old 02-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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I'm now the 'new' owner of a 1978 Airstream!

First off, thanks for all the help and answering my questions about buying an Airstream. I got the title today and promply celebrated by going and buying four new tires. 1978 International Ambassador 28'. Weighed all the options and finally went with my heart. Let the games begin. Will post a lot of pictures.
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #2
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From one Ambassador owner to another.....this is a great size trailer......room enough but not too big.......you are going to love it....please post some inside photos.....welcome to Airstream ownership....paula
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:00 PM   #3
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Congratulations Skamper1. Glad to see you've joined the ownership circle. Plan to join us in Hiawasee, or Townsend If your travel plans permit.

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Old 02-27-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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WooHoo! Way to go. love the 28 foots. Not to small, not too big. Lot's of possibilities.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:11 PM   #5
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Nice find, it looks well taken care of.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:13 PM   #6
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Very cool! Welcome to the ownership club!!

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Old 02-27-2010, 05:16 PM   #7
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Congratulations! Looks like a beauty....

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Old 02-27-2010, 05:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the comments and welcomings. Poor thing has been sitting by the marsh for eight years and not opened or used. Know rust will be one of my problems, I mean opportuinities. The site is beautiful. Spent an extra hour out there just watching the grass wave.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:02 AM   #9
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Congratulations Skamper1, and welcome to the world of exploration. Ideally it starts with the exploration of the "opportunities" you mentioned but results in much better exploration in the near future.

"Watching the grass wave", is something we haven't been able to do for awhile, but when the snow melts away, we hope to cross your path of exploration.

Keep us posted,

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Thanks for all the comments and welcomings. Poor thing has been sitting by the marsh for eight years and not opened or used. Know rust will be one of my problems, I mean opportuinities. The site is beautiful. Spent an extra hour out there just watching the grass wave.
First major project should be weather proofing the trailer.
Most likely, all the exterior gaskets have cracks in them, especially the sewer vent pipe cover gaskets that last only 2 to 3 years.

If your going to travel with the coach, make sure the running gear is ok. Being parked for a long time, is not a good thing. Check the wheels, as they could be rusty, especially on the back side. Check out the suspension system. There is an article in the Airstream Central part of this Forums, that will teach you how to do that in 30 seconds.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:39 AM   #11
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Congrats Skamper1. Good luck getting it off your mind. The silver takes over! Have a blast!
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:51 AM   #12
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First off, thanks for all the help and answering my questions about buying an Airstream. I got the title today and promply celebrated by going and buying four new tires. 1978 International Ambassador 28'. Weighed all the options and finally went with my heart. Let the games begin. Will post a lot of pictures.
Welcome to Airstreaming, all it's questions, and all of it's fun.

You have now embarked on a highway to new things, you may have never dreamed of.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:59 AM   #14
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First off, thanks for all the help and answering my questions about buying an Airstream. I got the title today and promply celebrated by going and buying four new tires. 1978 International Ambassador 28'. Weighed all the options and finally went with my heart. Let the games begin. Will post a lot of pictures.
Has someone painted a part of your Airstream?

The road side lower panel looks so different from the rest of the trailer.

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