Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-08-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
altamont's Avatar
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Tracy , California
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 321
2007 Safari 27 FB LS SE

I just bought this unit and am really excited. I do have a few questions that you users out there will know.

I am pulling with a 96 Suburban K2500 with the 454 motor. Is this enough truck?

Should I invest in a cover for the unit. I live in the Central Valley east of San Francisco.

Any other bits of knowledge would be really appreciated. Thanks
__________________

__________________
altamont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
Always Airstreaming!
 
rickandsandi's Avatar
 
2005 22' Safari
1960 24' Tradewind
Anytown , Connecticut
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,114
Send a message via AIM to rickandsandi
Congratulations on your new AS. Very, very nice! Your TV should be just fine for your AS. Just make sure you have a really good hitch set-up and brake controller. You can find plenty of advise on both of these subjects here in the forum. Everyone has their own preferences so I won't bore you with mine. As for covering your AS. That is a big NO, NO! Your AS will be fine without cover. In fact a cover will cause more damage than good. The rubbing of the cover on the clear coat will soon scratch and wear the coating. I find here in New England a good washing when needed and a good waxing in the fall and the spring are all my AS needs. Welcome to the forums!
__________________

__________________
J. Rick Cipot
Sandi Gould
NEU New England Unit
Airstream Life Magazine
Proud Member of WBCCI
WBCCI #3411
AIR #17099
2009 Silverado 2500HD
2004 22' Safari
1960 24' Tradewind
rickandsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 04:08 PM   #3
Tom, the Uber Disney Fan
 
Minnie's Mate's Avatar
 
2006 30' Safari
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,693
Images: 7
Welcome to the forums and congratulations on the new coach! There is as much controversy over cloth covers as there are about hitch brands. Your tow vehicle is plenty adequate and for the other two issues, do a search (in the blue bar above) and make up your own mind. My hitch preferences are below if you want my opinion. I don't have one on the cover issue. At least not a published one. A carport or garage is nice, but very expensive. Lots of folks never have them and their Airstreams survive.
__________________
2006 30' Safari - "Changes in Latitudes"
2008 F-250 Lariat Power Stroke Diesel Crew Cab SWB
Family of Disney Fanatics
WBCCI# 4821
http://streaminacrossamerica.com/
Minnie's Mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 05:17 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
janetb's Avatar

 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Santa Cruz , California
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 907
Welcome Altamont, and congratulations! You have great taste! And you're going to love your new rig. Did you get the twins or queen? Which interior? Have fun with towing-Like all Airstreams, she's a real head-turner...
Will you give her a name?
Janet
__________________
janetb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 05:18 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
str8strm's Avatar
 
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
Tujunga , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,969
Images: 6
Congratulations on the new purchase. If you are interested in meeting a bunch of really nice folks, click on the Rally Discussions and check the Nor Cal Rally, April. It will be in your neck of the woods and is certain to be a good time. Ron
__________________
Ron and Debbie Lawrence
1985 345 Motorhome...... delightfully tacky......yet unrefined
AIR 7992
str8strm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 10:33 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
altamont's Avatar
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Tracy , California
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 321
Thanks for all the responses. I just called a friend to tell him to remove his new cover. As for a name, Bliss might work as this is our first real trailer after a pop up (20 years) and a Jayco EXT hybrid (2 years). We finally got some class! We will probably do a rally when my schedule permits but right now we are planning a trip to Canada and the Rockies this June for 3 weeks. As we have always traveled outside of the U.S., we look forward to seeing more of the country in real comfort. We got the queen bed and will probably add the memory foam topper from our Jayco.

Thanks again. -JC-
__________________
altamont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 11:06 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
TIMEMACHINE's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Huntington Beach , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,293
Images: 2
Congrats

Your all set now....great choice for never-ending Airstream adventures. There are plenty of us out here who can give you first hand information. Don't be afraid to ask any question, you will get a friendly answer..or two..or three and on and on. Welcome to forum madness.
__________________

__________________
TIMEMACHINE 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
2003 Safari 25' Melvin P. Thorpe 2003 Safari 24 09-15-2007 11:53 AM
Safari VS. Classic Questions kkrogh Our Community 24 12-20-2005 12:10 PM
1977 Safari Manual RamblinRose General Interior Topics 2 04-17-2004 05:51 PM
Purchase of 73 safari april Our Community 11 09-01-2002 02:33 PM
Problem with electrical system (1965 safari) rslaymaker Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 4 06-13-2002 06:49 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:34 AM.


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.