Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your help. The forum has been an excellent resource for us in the last 2 months and has helped me get to the point where I am typing my reply as I glance out the front window at our AIRSTREAM!!!! Just updated my profile from "looking" to...
We just brought home our 2007 25ft FB this past weekend and immediately used it on the way home. It was already winterized, but we enjoyed cooking a great meal (by the way...DO NOT COOK SALMON IN YOUR AIRSTREAM
), hanging out with the dogs, and our incredible December mountain bike ride the next morning.
There is evidence of floor rot, and thanks to your great advice, we were able to get the seller to come down on price to a point that we feel very comfortable with the work that may lay ahead. The bones of this baby are great and I'm actually very optimistic that we can do much of the work ourselves - thank goodness for the posts and encouragement here when it comes to fixes.
It all seems meant to be! We weren't originally planning to purchase so quickly and, even 3 weeks ago, were still thinking 25ft was too long. BUT, literally the same day we expanded our search to the longer AS I just happened to find one for sale 3 hours from our house!! We feel so fortunate that we were able to look at it first and only had to make a short trip to pick it up. The private seller we bought from was wonderful and overall it's been a great experience.
I can see why everyone here is so proud. These trailers are truly special and I think we're hooked for life. Barring awful weather we will go to our first rally end of the month and are looking forward to being part of such a fun and passionate group.
Now...time to organize, decorate, and maintain!