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Old 04-04-2011, 10:57 PM   #15
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Welcome, and congrats! What a nice trailer you are getting!

Hope to see you out and about. There is a rally in Morro Bay at the end of the month, would be a great shake down trip.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:42 PM   #16
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We can't wait to take delivery. These last three days seem very close to the last three years of waiting if you know what I mean. We really like the bright and sunny look of the Cool Breeze model. Hopefully everything goes smoothly with all of the paperwork so the transfer of ownership doesn't take longer than currently planned. This is the first time I have made a purchase this large where the owner of what I was buying didn't already have full title and the pink slip. Logistics of getting my down payment and loan, pay-off of his loan, transfer of ownership, etc..... This is a private party sale and is a bit more complicated than I had anticipated. It would be nice to have a dealer worry about all of the paperwork, but also glad we don't have to pay a sales commission. I am sure that everything will get taken care of and we will soon have our new toy and take our first AS camping trip.

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:18 AM   #17
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ASwifey,

Doing a shakedown to Moro Bay sounds great (work commitments permitting). Since we haven't taken delivery yet, our plans are still very much in the air. I saw the information on the "upcoming rallies" link and took a look at the campground website. How does this work, just show up? We may not know our plans until the last minute. Sure sounds like fun to meet some of the folks on the forum in person.

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:33 AM   #18
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Dude,

Although this will be a difficult concept to square with Becky and dozens of other Airstream owners, but an Ocean Breeze is a guy's trailer. Naming, as a result, is tricky. In the final analysis, it should not have a girl's name.

What, Becky and other doth protest? Already? Well, that's the way they are.

Face it, the Ocean Breeze's decor is designed to appeal to the sophisticated guy. I put emphasis on "guy." Why? Check out that scaloped pattern in the polished almuminum next to the galley. No chick would have picked that out. Sure, once they see it they say they like it, but that ain't the point. And the fabric patterns. Reminds you of that old mattress in the secret room in the frat house, right? (or the mattress in the back of your microbus or whatever--you know what I mean. It reminds you of the decor you left behind before Becky got her claws into you). (Don't tell her I said that!!)

Dude, you've got to give your Airstream the kind of name you'd use around your pals when you said you had to split to a cooler scene.

You can't say, "well, I'm going to hang out with Nancy". Your pals will want too many details and Becky will imagine too many of her own.

It's got to be like, "yeah, me and Rip have got a road trip going on, over to Memphis for the Nascar", or, "up to the Rockies for some Rainbows", or "out to Idaho for some training with the militia," or whatever.

My friend, you don't realize it yet, but you and Becky are in a life and death competition for the identity of your new Airstream. And the structure of the rest of your married lives together. (I'm not kidding! It's that important!!)

So be a real Airstream guy. Pick the name. Establish the identity.

(Keep it secret from Becky if you have to. Lots of other Airstream guys know how that goes).
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:39 AM   #19
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I have my 2008 27fb Ocean Breeze since last Aug . I am driving same tv like yours . They are perfect combination . Tundra come with back up camera ,you don't need another person to help you hook up . I feel my truck is smoother when I am towing the airstream than not towing anything. It will be good idea when someone direct you to back up into narrow spot by using cell phone . You can talk to each other easily with bluetooth .
If you need any help let me know . We live not too far away .
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:18 PM   #20
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Good for you!! We live in Idyllwild, CA. and store our 25' Internation in Redlands. You will have grate fun visiting the California parks as well as parks out of State. We have had our AS 1 year. Last year we used in 50 days. We hope to do the same this year. Some of our favorite trips:
Up the Oregon Coast
Borrego Springs,CA. The Springs at Borrego
Newport Dunes RV in Newport Beach
San Clemente State beach
Emerald Desert RV park in Palm Desert
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:21 PM   #21
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Scott, just call the campground and tell them you're with the Airstream group and they will book you in a space with us.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:49 AM   #22
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Looks like work won't let us off until Friday evening. I will call this morning and see if there is a spot available and try to get there in the morning for Saturday night.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:56 AM   #23
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Bummer... looks like we waited too long. Just got of the phone with Morro Dunes campground and there aren't any spaces available for Saturday night. Hopefully we will be able to make it to another event in the near future.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:33 AM   #24
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did you make the pick up?

Have you picked up your AS? how did it go? we are closing in on a new TV and our first AS... how was the hitch up and did your 7 pin connector work between your Tundra and the AS?

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Old 04-10-2011, 10:47 PM   #25
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Dana,

YES!!!! We picked her up this afternoon. After a checkout on all of her systems, we hitched up the AS and pulled it to her new home. The trip was very uneventful, it was almost (almost) like she wasn't there and the Tundra performed very well. We also found out how she handles in heavy bumper to bumper traffic and at freeway speeds. There was a very bad accident on the 10 freeway and 3 of the 5 lanes were closed. It took 3.5 hours to go 4.0 miles (well it is LA after all). Everyone was very nice as we needed to change lanes, they would stop and flash their lights and wave us in and then give a 'thumbs-up' as we changed lanes. Once we got past the accident site, and go onto the 405 freeway, she got up to speed (60-65) without any problem. She tows much nicer that the SOBs we have rented in the past. I think we still need to work a little bit to get the Reese WD hitch dialed in, but I think it is already very close to where it needs to be.

We already have a trip planned for Becky's birthday and will be staying at the Morro Bay State Park the April 13 through the 16th celebrating her B-day on the 15th. Really wanted to go to the Morro Bay rally that is being held in a couple of weeks, but we waited too long and there were no more spots were available for Friday and Saturday night. We really want to do a trip next weekend, so Becky is going to do some research and see what is available for next Friday and Saturday nights.

Hope all goes well with your new TV and AS, I know you must be chomping at the bit to get them and start 'streeming.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:53 PM   #26
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Photos...

Well I think I have figured out how to post photos now... Here are a couple of photos of our 'new' 2009 27'FB International.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #27
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Beautiful! I love the Ocean Breezes.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #28
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First trip was a success....

We just got home from our first trip and had a great weekend. Everything went great with just a few minor issues. First, when we hooked up to leave we realized that we had WAY too much stuff in the back of the TV. The chains were on the ground and the front of the truck was up. That was quickly remedied by taking some things out of the back and redistributing the heavier load item closer to the truck cab and by taking up one link of the Reese WD hitch. Another problem was with one of the two Fantastic Vents. The one in the front wouldn't open while the one in the back worked just fine (maybe missing a tooth or two on one of the gears?). The only other problem was with the television antenna. After raising the antenna, pointing it in the same direction as the other trailers in the CG, and turning on the 'booster' switch we got nothing but snow... and a 'weak or no signal' message. This may have been caused by my not knowing what I was doing (although I did read the section in the manual on this) or there just wasn't any television signal in the area we were located in. I presume that a 2009 AS has a digital antenna and not the old style analog type, but that may be a bad assumption on my part. Needless to say, even with these minor problems, it was a very successful maiden voyage (we only wish we could have stayed longer). Here are a couple of photos from the trip.
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