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Old 09-20-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Greetings from Central NJ,
After many months of following this AS Knowledge Forum as well as the WBC Airstream Forum, we've purchased our first Airstream - its a 30' 2005 Classic SO. We will pull with a GMC Sierra 2500HD that we have just purchased new. Breaking it in before we begin our first major trip in November. Looking forward to it.
Thanks for all the information from this Forum. Its been very informative and helpful.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new Trailer! Send pics of your new baby and let us know where your first shakedown trip will be.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:00 PM   #3
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Hello DL46,

Wish you well on the first outing and congratulations on the new AS.

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Old 09-20-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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HI RichHog, Thanks! Picture of AS just loaded on Forum Pic Gallery. As for our Newbie trip; its unfortunately delayed until November when we will be pulling it East from PHX to NJ with multiple stops on the way (Austin, ATL, Fl and SC) to visit friends. Hopefully she is nestled in her winter bay before the first snow hits the East Coast. Question for All: Friends here in PHX have been leery of our proposed route to Austin via Tucson to Las Cruces and El Paso, Tx. to San Antonio on Int. 10. They keep insisting that PHX - Flagstaff - Albuquerque - Amarillo - Austin is a safer trip route even though its 300 miles longer. Would appreciate inputs from anyone who has made the Southern route through NM and Texas.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:48 PM   #5
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New Pictures

Sorry I thought the Pics had loaded. Not so. Attached are shots of the yet to be named trailer and truck.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:06 PM   #6
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The 'stream looks great as well as the TV.

The longer route would be more scenic.

My company has pulled all of our personnel who stay overnight in El Paso out to the airport from downtown near the boarder for security reasons. I provide this information so that you can make what you wish of it.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:20 PM   #7
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Wow the trailer is in fantastic condition! Looks new. Love the TV too. I have the same truck almost (extended cab) and pull a 30' Classic. It's a beautiful combination that just charges up mountains. Enjoy!
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:40 PM   #8
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Friends: It's so interesting to see the various configurations of the Classics. The living area is so much different in our two campers. Here's the comparable shot of our's. Best wishes, John
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:51 PM   #9
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Welcome and nice rig

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What a great find! Your AS looks great and love that tow rig, color, layout !
You guys have a safe run home, and I gotta go with the North route!
In the mean time, gotta make her yours, a few things for making your trips easier and more fun for you guys...again, congrats-
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:25 PM   #10
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Congrats and have loads of fun. I am having tow vehicle envy!!
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:13 AM   #11
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Thanks for the Feedback

Thanks all for the feedback on the routing East. We will point the truck North by NorthEast and head to Flagstaff and Albuquerque. Looking forward to our inaugural trip in November.
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Beautiful combination! All the best of luck to you with them.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:42 PM   #13
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Beeyooteeful rig, DL46! Love the h-u-g-e interior with the SO open.

May you have "fair winds and following seas" on your inaugural trip!
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Stream safe and enjoy that southern route. I'm sure you made the right decision as Flagstaff and other places north of here have been getting snow. Now that's no place for a newbie. Enjoy the ride. Remember - its the journey and not the destination.

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