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Old 05-11-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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The Bad , The Good and the Ugly- 2006 Classic

I made my trip from Missoula to Spokane and back today. Nice drive. Love the speed limits out here. 2.5 hours each way.

The bad: the local dealer, nuff said.

The good: Airstream of Spokane. Nice husband and wife team, knowledgable and competent. I walk in the door and they ask if I am Michelle. They were expecting me. By the time I had finished using the facilities, Nick had the replacement pump on the counter and started filing out the paper work. Total time spent about 10 minutes. I asked if he had some butt (electrical) connectors. A minute later I had them. How about an in-line check valve. Since I now have a history with RV pumps I want the option to hook up to "city" water without a pump installed. I now have that option. I arrived back in Missoula around 5:30 MT. Check my strainer. Installed my new pump and check valve. Minor leak on the new check valve, re-positioning the clamp took care of that. Everything works the way it should. Now I have to drain my fresh water tank.

The Ugly: During my installation of the pump I made several trips around to the business side of the trailer. Each time I looked at Butter Cup I realized she was really dirty. I still had plenty of daylight so I broke out the rag and the waterless cleaning stuff I picked up at the factory. An Hour or so later she was as clean as I could get her without a ladder. She looks real pretty right now. Picture time!

Oh yeah: They were so competent I spent a few minute browsing thier stock. I am now the prowd owner of two set of airstream lights!. I told Nick is he could tell me where the Airstream/ Pink Flamingos started I would buy a pair. He couldn't. Neither could the factory. I am still Flamingo free. On my way home I stopped in Coeur D'Alene for lunch. At at the dockside. Wow good food, good view, expensive. Nice treat.

A productive day.

Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

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Old 05-12-2006, 06:22 AM   #2
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Smile Glad the trip went well!

Glad you had a nice trip. Were the lilacs pretty in Spokane? I have heard it can be really lovely when they are in bloom. That's great that you could fix the issues yourself, isn't that a good feeling?

Good luck with your flamingo search.

We found Flamingo lights/palms at Wal-Mart and then mixed them in with the Airstream lights we bought at Vintage Trailer Supply. I'll bet other members have found the flamingo lights elsewhere too. I think some home and garden places have them too. I'd love to hear if there are other combinations out there too, you can never have enough lights!

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Old 05-12-2006, 07:41 AM   #3
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Hi Michelle ~

Try this place for your wanted lights:

If they don't have it, you really don't need it.

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Old 05-12-2006, 09:59 AM   #4
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Great site! Probably the only place you can get Tree Frog Boogaloo Lights and Blinking Flamingo Shot Glasses. We won't tell my wife about this one.
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:56 PM   #5
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Cool air contioning problems with our new classic

Good to find someone else with a 31' 2006. We picked ours up in September and immediately plugged it in to electricity to get ready for a trip. At no time could we get the temp below 80 degrees, weather it was 97 or 106 outside. We live in AZ. but travel all summer and need the AC on a on and off basis. But, when we need it -- we do. Have you had any trouble with your duotherm heat pump?? We had a Coleman in our last TT and it could freeze you out if you let it.
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