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Old 01-18-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Big Day and Getting Ready for Retirement!

Well we did it - we just traded in our 2005 30' Rockwood 5th Wheel for our new to us 2007 30' Classic with Slideout. Wow! What an awesome trailer!

Almost 40 years ago we started by backpacking, moved to car camping, then to a pop-up trailer (growing family), then a small 5th wheel, then the 30' 5th wheel, final to the AS. I've wanted an AS for as long as I can remember. When I was a boy my grandparents would get the family together and do slide shows of their trips to Mexico in their 16' Bambi in the 1950s & 60s. The "bug" was planted back then. Sadly when my grandfather passed away the Bambi was given to my cousin, who sold it after a few years.

Anyway - I retire in 2 months and we are definitely planning to do some serious Airstreaming!

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Old 01-18-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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Congratulations and congratulations! Enjoy life!
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:20 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard and that is a lovely rig you have there. Lots of great information is shared here. There is a search engine in the blue bar above that can start a virtual avalanche of information.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:16 AM   #4
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Wow, you have a beauty there! I'd like you to think about a nice cross-country trip after Christmas this year. Come down to the Canopener in Florida [http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...a-115107.html] to have the best time with 200 of your newest best friends with Airstreams. The park is fabulous, the people are fabulous, the food and drive in fabulous, and there is much to do and see on the Panhandle.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:10 AM   #5
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Hey, that resembles my trailer minus the slide-
Enjoy it!
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #6
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Congratulations on a major lifestyle change. I join the club in 130 days and yes I have been counting the days for months.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:56 AM   #7
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Terrific Airstream and retirement plan. You'll love it, we're six months a year in ours. Your camping and RV'ing experience is much like our own and will be invaluable in your travels. Congratulations and welcome aboard !
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Rasjad & Susannah,

Congrats. I have the same year and model with the slide. We really like it. Happy trails any as you're getting to know it, make sure you ask or search, someone probably knows something about it. Keep a close eye on the tires, that's a heavy tandem axle trailer.

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Old 01-20-2014, 12:32 PM   #9
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I am so jealous! I already have my Airstream, but have to wait another 10 years at least to retire!!!! Happy trails!
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:46 PM   #11
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Thank you for the invitation - we'll keep it in mind!
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:13 PM   #12
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Wow, you have a beauty there! I'd like you to think about a nice cross-country trip after Christmas this year. Come down to the Canopener in Florida [http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...a-115107.html] to have the best time with 200 of your newest best friends with Airstreams. The park is fabulous, the people are fabulous, the food and drive in fabulous, and there is much to do and see on the Panhandle.
Thanks for the invitation - we'll keep it in mind!
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Welcome aboard! You'll have to check out the Area 33 rally in May... in Trout Lake - maybe we'll see you there!
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:26 PM   #14
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I am so jealous! I already have my Airstream, but have to wait another 10 years at least to retire!!!! Happy trails!
Kathy- the problem with retiring is that you have to be old to retire?

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