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Old 01-25-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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an intro and a thank you

Hi Folks-
I’ve been lurking around on the sidelines for a couple of months now, reading like crazy and soaking up all the information, good humor and advice. I’ve found answers to so many questions- thank you all very much! It’s time I stepped up to the plate and took part a bit.
I have a ’76 31’ Sovereign- center bath- that I bought last spring. I was- still am- a total greenhorn. When buying, I failed to ask the right questions and got- on the questions I did ask- less than honest info. Needless to say, I’ve uncovered a number of issues that I am dealing with now.
Thank God! for this site!
It’s been a rather slow moving project- I have a ton of skills after 30 years in the construction trades, but I’m dealing with an injury that limits the use of my hands. I’ve always worked fast, pushed hard… hmmm… I think there’s a message in here somewhere for me.
I currently have the floor removed from the back bedroom so that I can replace a few outriggers and have some welding done on the frame. Once that area is finished and livable again (I’m fulltiming, now) I plan to open the belly pan up front and inspect the frame there. The first sheet of plywood, I know, will have to be replaced.
Oh, what fun! I keep telling myself …although… actually… I’d rather be tooling along on RT 10, heading toward Austin!
So thanks again! and here's to the miles and smiles ahead!

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Old 01-25-2008, 01:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.Great first post.Looks like you have some work ahead of you but all the answers are here.


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Old 01-25-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums! I used to live in Everett several years ago. Just by the High School at Colby and 25th.
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:54 PM   #4
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Welcome Gosh,,, know what you mean,, i too would rather be in Texas,,, but Boerne,, not Austin,,, lived there for years,,, why did i leave??? good luck with your project and with fulltiming,,, am jealous,,, Happy Trails to You,,, donna in frozen Montana
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:23 PM   #5
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Welcome from a neighbor to the south of you! Just wait - you'll get your current project finished and then start looking for another Airstream to work on. Best of luck to you.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:13 AM   #6
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what a warm welcome!

Thank you all for such a warm and encouraging welcome! Yes, I do have some work step at a time, as they say.
(hopefully not through the floor).
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:10 AM   #7
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Believe me, lot's of us have been in your shoes (and still are). There are always "surprises" in store for you after the initial euphoria of buying your Airstream and getting it home. Be patient and enjoy the journey while you make your coach the best you can.

Please post pics of your Airstream....we love em!!

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