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Old 02-03-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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A Newbie and Her 'Fly at Night!'

THE TRAILERITE:
- Canadian woman
- vintage aviation geek, and interested in nostalgia in general
- easily seduced by the spirit of adventure
- decided she needed a new box spring and mattress and found one (that just happened to be encased by an Airstream trailer). The bed was comfortable and it kinda reminded her of an airplane, so what the heck?
- doesn't have a clue about trailering, but she has learned one thing so far: "dry camping" does not mean the closest liquor store is 100 miles away.

THE TRAILER
- 2010 27' Flying Cloud christened the "Fly at Night" or "her."
- her rivets get a little rattled when a certain F150 truck driven by a certain newbie starts backing up towards her. The newbie claims to be "practicing" and is getting better at it. After the last practice, the truck was only 11 feet away from the hitch instead of 23 1/2 feet.
- the newbie hasn't taken said trailer anywhere yet. The "Fly at Night"
could be considered an expensive driveway ornament (so far).
- why did the newbie name her the "Fly at Night?" No prurient intent was meant - honest! The newbie was merely sublimating her dreams of flight that never quite got off the ground.
- the newbie is excited about dressing-up the "Fly at Night" in a vintage aviation theme and has been rushing around picking out airplane pillows, china, etc. The newbie isn't sure how to turn the stove on but this is typical behaviour for the newbie.
- oh.....almost forgot one other thing. The bed is comfortable!

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Old 02-03-2011, 01:24 AM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on the new trailer. Super jealous! I believe pictures are in order!
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:33 AM   #3
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Hello mattkroff,

Thank-you, and I will be posting pix when the "FAN" is decked-out in her aviation theme.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:15 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Fly at Night
THE TRAILERITE:
- Canadian woman
- vintage aviation geek, and interested in nostalgia in general
- easily seduced by the spirit of adventure
- decided she needed a new box spring and mattress and found one (that just happened to be encased by an Airstream trailer). The bed was comfortable and it kinda reminded her of an airplane, so what the heck?
- doesn't have a clue about trailering, but she has learned one thing so far: "dry camping" does not mean the closest liquor store is 100 miles away.

THE TRAILER
- 2010 27' Flying Cloud christened the "Fly at Night" or "her."
- her rivets get a little rattled when a certain F150 truck driven by a certain newbie starts backing up towards her. The newbie claims to be "practicing" and is getting better at it. After the last practice, the truck was only 11 feet away from the hitch instead of 23 1/2 feet.
- the newbie hasn't taken said trailer anywhere yet. The "Fly at Night"
could be considered an expensive driveway ornament (so far).
- why did the newbie name her the "Fly at Night?" No prurient intent was meant - honest! The newbie was merely sublimating her dreams of flight that never quite got off the ground.
- the newbie is excited about dressing-up the "Fly at Night" in a vintage aviation theme and has been rushing around picking out airplane pillows, china, etc. The newbie isn't sure how to turn the stove on but this is typical behaviour for the newbie.
- oh.....almost forgot one other thing. The bed is comfortable!

Here is a great video from another newbe. I can't wait to see pictures.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f426...ven-72700.html
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:53 AM   #5
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Welcome Fly at Night,

Congratulations on the rig. Glad to have you here.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:29 AM   #6
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Welcome Fly At Night. I love the floor plan on your model! Would love to see your touches on the interior. Happy trails.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:29 AM   #7
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Congratulations on your new bed and the trailer that came with it!! And welcome to the forums where all your questions can be answered.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:39 AM   #8
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I'm sure you can work this into the decorating plans somehow Fly.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f483/b-17g-71007.html
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #9
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Welcome! I'm sure you'll have tons of fun decorating -- and camping too
Sometimes when there's so much to do and so much to learn and it seems overwhelming.. finding a cool gizmo or pillow or what-have-you to decorate with can take the edge off and keep you from pulling your hair out!
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Howdy and welcome to airforum.com, FAN! You'll love it here, all we talk about is monocoque vehicles made of aluminum.

No before, just after photos for us? Awww.... c'mon, be kind: we're hooked on Airstreams, new, old custom or what have you.
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Welcome to the forum, from just a little West of you.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:24 PM   #12
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Here is a great video from another newbe. I can't wait to see pictures.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f426...ven-72700.html
Hi blmitch, thanks so much. I think I'll be okay once I get over the initial fear of fiddling with propane. Reminds me of that old joke:
A parachutist couldn't get his chute to open. As he was falling through the air, he met another guy going up, so asked, "Excuse me, do you know anything about parachutes?"

The guy going up replied, "Sorry, no. Do you know anything about gas barbeques?"

I guess the same could be said about propane stoves!
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:26 PM   #13
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Welcome Fly at Night,

Congratulations on the rig. Glad to have you here.

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Hi Kevin,

Thanks so much. I think I've found a good place!
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:28 PM   #14
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Welcome Fly At Night. I love the floor plan on your model! Would love to see your touches on the interior. Happy trails.
Hi LisaP,

Thanks too! I will definitely post pix when the trailer is decked-out. I'll have to figure out how to post pix on this site too. I'm sure it isn't hard;
every website is a bit different.

Happy trails to you too.
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