Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-20-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Davadar's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
2010 30' Flying Cloud
Langton , Ontario
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 36
1st time RV'er

Hello Everyone
We bought our 05 19' safari just after christmas and it has been sitting at the dealer waiting for us to pick it up, May 4, can't wait. The dealer is supose to spend a few hours showing us all about the trailer. They are probably going to try to sell us a bunch of extras, but what do we realy need? Your help here would be greatly appreciated.
We'll be using it most weekends for retriever trials. Sometimes at campgrounds, most often just out in a field.

Dave & Darlene
__________________

__________________
Davadar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
A.K.A "THE STREAM"
 
THEPILL's Avatar
 
2010 25' FB International
Arlington , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,285
Images: 4
Welcome and AWESOME!!!!! How could you wait so long to go see her?

Whats your T.V? <Tow Vehicle>

Thats a good place to start, on getting her home.

Shane
__________________

__________________
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2...h_postcard.jpg

"Stay Thirsty My Friends"

Tow Vehicle" 2011 Superduty Diesel!!"

TAC ID TX-1432
THEPILL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 12:58 PM   #3
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,390
Images: 9
First off....Welcome D&D,

Here's a current thread with some good advice.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f353...ery-63660.html

Congratulations on the new AS.

Kevin
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 01:02 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
Davadar's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
2010 30' Flying Cloud
Langton , Ontario
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 36
T.v.

Our tv will be our dog truck 08 GMC 2500 Duramax.

Dave & Darlene
__________________
Davadar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 01:16 PM   #5
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,763
Images: 5
Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

For starters, you will need, sewer dump hoses and a potable water hose. These are the absolutes to get started. There is a learning curve to the RV thing, but it's not launching rockets, either. Just give it a chance, and you'll get the knack.

Brian
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Steve & Susan's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Willoughby , Ohio
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 543
Spend as much time with your dealer as possible.
If you can, record the walk-through (audio or video) for later reference.
DON'T be afraid to ask questions - there are no silly ones.

The 'extras' you asked about are really necessities....

Brake controller, as mentioned - sewer hose and connectors, TP, potable water hose, water filter, wheel chocks and some sort of leveling devices (plastic store-bought blocks or an assortment of pieces of 2 by 6 lumber - three feet in length for you to level your single-axle TT).

Most everything else is 'included' or you'll buy later according to your individual taste (linens, towels, pots/pans, flatware, etc.).

READ THE MANUALS that come with your TT completely and CALL your dealer if you have ANY questions about anything in them )or you can ask here and get LOTS of answers). Remember that most of the things inside your TT are from manufacturers other than Airstream (furnace, AC, stove, fridge, water heater, etc.) and have separate manuals.

It may seem like a lot at first, but you'll be an old hand at this before you know it!

Best of luck to you and let us know how things are going - PICTURES are always welcome!!!!
__________________
Steve & Susan
WBCCI# 03876
AIR# 6511
2005 28' CCD, 2011 Sierra 5.3L, Equal-I-Zer
Empty Nesters - spending our money on OURSELVES for a change!
Steve & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
Rivet Master

 
1986 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,651
Blog Entries: 13
Be sure to pick up some sewage treatment for the black tank. We use Pure Power which is a bacterial product that we like a lot. Other folks use chemical treatments. Your Airstream Dealer should have several to choose from

Once you have been out a few times, you'll know your personal needs pretty well.

Most important,

Have fun!

mike
__________________
n2916s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 06:26 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
Sharleen's Avatar
 
1998 25' Safari
Guelph , Ontario
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 45
As you don't live far from the AS dealer in London I am going to asume that is where your dealer is. We purchased ours from the London dealer and found them very helpful in various areas such as taking us out towing our AS, backing up, etc. We did make sure we purchased water and sewage hoses along with black tank treatment. We also stayed the night to get used to our AS and were able to then ask any further questions the next day. We love our AS and I'm sure you will love yours. Only a couple weeks to go (We purchased in March and picked up the 1st weekend in May as well) Listen to their advice and you'll be fine. Have fun!!!
__________________
Shar & Gord
2789.
WDCU
Sharleen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 10:59 PM   #9
New Member
 
1999 25' Safari
Frisco , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Welcome as well. It sounds like everyone is covering the basics pretty well. My wife and I completely renovated or 99 and other than the items covered we like to carry a decent portable grill (Lowe's $70-$100). We have spoiled ourselves to carry an extra satelite dish (Direct TV anywhere we go). Our goal is to have a version of anything we have at home (excellent towels, full spice rack, ice cream in the freezer...) And our two dogs.

Gook luck and safe travels!
__________________
jcaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
The Awning

Make sure you are shown how to deploy and correctly refurl the awning. Each of you should practice it at least once. I've seen people bend the main arms because they don't correctly connect the extender arms to the side of the awning roll.

Don't overbuy stuff when you start - but do know that the sewer hose that's furnished by Airstream is very short and very flimsy. Buy a better one, or use a Sewer Solution - which you can order on the web.

Happy Trails

Paula
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 10:49 AM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
Davadar's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
2010 30' Flying Cloud
Langton , Ontario
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 36
Thanks

Thanks Everybody for the great advice. Yes Sharleen we bought from The dealer in London. Do you find their prices on accessories resonable or do you buy elsewhere? Nobody mentioned anything about hydro hook ups. We'll be buying a Yamaha ef3000i se

Dave & Darlene
__________________
Davadar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
Sharleen's Avatar
 
1998 25' Safari
Guelph , Ontario
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 45
We have purchased from the dealer and find that their prices are in line with others we have visited. If you travel to the States you will probably want to visit Camping World. Go to Camping World online and request a catalogue which will give you an idea of costs. We have picked up a couple things there when in the States.
We continue to deal with London on items for our AS but it is fun to look around. We are currently waiting for a double step to come in will be taking our AS to London for installation.
If you are looking for the dish separators to stop things from sliding around go to Dollarama and pick up the non slip stuff by the roll and cut our your own - you can make a large number for $1.25. I also line the cupboards with it and put a couple lengths under our queen mattress to make sure it doesn't move around while travelling. You can pick up a lot of things that work great at places like Dollarama etc. Don't waste you money on the melamine/plastic type dishes available at they are not microwave safe - Corelle work great for everything.
It you need to get in touch please feel free to.
Shar
__________________

__________________
Shar & Gord
2789.
WDCU
Sharleen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Time RV'er: Bought '74 Overlander, sight unseen! 2Rhinos Member Introductions 9 07-02-2010 01:51 PM
1st Time New Airstreamer need help coachjl13 Lights - Interior & Exterior 3 07-01-2008 01:34 PM
Can't wait to take her out for the 1st time! Share All Member Introductions 5 05-25-2006 06:31 AM
1st time RV buyer rgstone Airstream Motorhome Forums 1 02-08-2003 09:48 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.