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Old 04-04-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Hello from Connecticut. Just purchased a 2016 Classic from David & Lauren at Colonial. Solar, Power Awning, Back-up Camera. So excited to be a part of the Airstream club.

Former Class A RV'ers (Country Coach & Prevost-Vantare). After 3 years on the bench just had to get back in the game. Our Boston Terriers; Roscoe and Daisy can't wait to "check-out" new territory again.

Our favorite spots: Petosky-MI, Pontchartrain Landing-NOLA, BlueWater Key-FL, Association Island-NY

Looking forward to new travels and getting to know the ropes with your help & advice.

Any feedback on Clubs to join? Where are your favorite spots to camp?
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:40 PM   #2
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Welcome back. We also sold a class A, took a hiatus and got back in, now an Airstream, enjoy your rivets.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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Hi Joe, OK here goes my first dumb comment. Please explain the 5 Rivet - Rivet Master
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:50 PM   #4
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Wow, a Classic. What a beautiful trailer. Welcome to the Airstream community. Your Classic will be welcome at the most exclusive resorts. We haven't traveled the eastern part of the US very much, so I'm not much help on places to go. But there are a lot of Airstream clubs and rallies in the east, so you will soon find lots of company.

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Old 04-04-2016, 07:53 PM   #5
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Welcome, fellow Connecticutters! Nice trailer (pics are a must here &#128514. We too have a Daisy - a 70# bloodhound who adopted us a few years ago and is our best camping buddy!

As for clubs, if you plan on joining the WBCCI, check out the New England Unit here:
http://newengland.wbcci.net

Great event coming up in May called Chilly Man at Salisbury Beach State Park in MA (check it out on the site I linked). 10th anniversary this year! That's one of my favorite campsites on the ocean and a very fun, well attended rally. Come check it out!

Another favorite site for us is the Thompsen Army COE in the quiet corner. Beautiful sites, great trails, funky towns nearby - really beautiful camping.

These forums are an outstanding source of wisdom (my notes notwithstanding). Welcome and happy camping!!!
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:04 PM   #6
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Welcome, fellow Connecticutters! Nice trailer (pics are a must here &#128514. We too have a Daisy - a 70# bloodhound who adopted us a few years ago and is our best camping buddy!

As for clubs, if you plan on joining the WBCCI, check out the New England Unit here:
http://newengland.wbcci.net

Great event coming up in May called Chilly Man at Salisbury Beach State Park in MA (check it out on the site I linked). 10th anniversary this year! That's one of my favorite campsites on the ocean and a very fun, well attended rally. Come check it out!

Another favorite site for us is the Thompsen Army COE in the quiet corner. Beautiful sites, great trails, funky towns nearby - really beautiful camping.

These forums are an outstanding source of wisdom (my notes notwithstanding). Welcome and happy camping!!!
What Steve said! Except we don't have a Daisy..,
See you at Chilly Man!
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:10 PM   #7
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. We'd love to see some pictures of your new baby.
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Thanks Steve. Joined New England Club. However Salisbury Beach does not have any RV/Trailer Electric sites available only "Standard Electric" which I assume is just 110. So will have to pass on Chilly Man. Talk soon.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:22 AM   #9
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Hi Joe, OK here goes my first dumb comment. Please explain the 5 Rivet - Rivet Master
Greetings from central KY and welcome to the forum.
The rivets are assigned to your account depending on how active you are in the forum. The more posts you have the more rivets you get
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Welcome! We came from a Newmar Dutchstar diesel pusher as well after a hiatus and are loving every minute. Much more relaxing without dealing with all the systems. We got out 2016 Classic in January and headed to the Canopener rally the very next day. We have attended 2 rallies and met some great folks. CHeck out both Canopener and Alumalina rallies in the future. So much fun. Best of luck and safe travels.
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Hi Joe, OK here goes my first dumb comment. Please explain the 5 Rivet - Rivet Master
The more you post, the higher your rivet number. I think you become a 5 at 1000 posts, not sure.

Basically it is meaningless, some of us just like to blabber and show off, or have been here a long time.
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The more you post, the higher your rivet number. I think you become a 5 at 1000 posts, not sure.
I believe that is the magic number
Somewhere it here it tells you but I'm too lazy to look.
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Thanks Steve. Joined New England Club. However Salisbury Beach does not have any RV/Trailer Electric sites available only "Standard Electric" which I assume is just 110. So will have to pass on Chilly Man. Talk soon.
Mike - at some rallies you have to "daisy chain" water hoses and electric lines - so you have very little of either. It's sponge bath time, but you do have "enough" to get by on. For electric - you can keep your batteries charged, but you'll have to cook on your propane burners, conventional oven or outside on some kind of grill. And if it's cold, you have enough electricity to run your furnace's fan. And enough juice o keep your coach battery charged.

Rally ON, it's a great way to learn how people fully use their Airstream even off the grid.

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