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Old 01-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Bought my 1st Airstream !

Hello from Southeast GA. My wife and I have been looking for a camper for a while. We usually tent camp. I told her if we got a camper it would have to be a vintage Airstream. I think the look is just classic, especially when polished. We found this 1961 Overlander and fell in love with it. If all goes well, this weekend will be our first trip with it. We have no idea what all else needs to be done until we just start using it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Congrats on your Airstream.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Well dog gone, good for you. Not only do you now own an Airstream, but you are also lucky enough to be living in Georgia where there is a great group of Airstreamers. I'm sure they will welcome you any time now. Congrats.

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:53 AM   #4
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welcome and good luck .
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:57 AM   #5
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Congrats from the left coast, enjoy your new Airstream!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:49 AM   #6
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Cool! Another vintage Overlander. Welcome to the forums
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:01 AM   #7
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Congratulations! A group of us are camping at High Falls State Park this weekend if you would like to join us. Also, there is a very active unit of the WBCCI here in GA. We own a campground just above Helen, GA and it is only $8 a night to camp there. You will find the group to be very welcoming, and always happy to answer questions and help out.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:02 AM   #8
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Send me a PM if you think you can make it, and I will try to get the ranger to save a spot for you. When I spoke to the park yesterday, they said it wasn't very crowded.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #9
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Congratulations! Wow I bet you are just dyin to get started with the personalization.

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Ha! whataya know Scott J-24, Kalifornistans are still allowed to use Internet!
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Ha! whataya know Scott J-24, Kalifornistans are still allowed to use Internet!
It is Amazing what they let us left coasters do isn't it!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:01 PM   #11
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Cristobal,
Congrats on the AS! Please post some pics!
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Cristobal,
Welcome to the world of Airstreaming and welcome to Air Forums. The group here will be glad to help you on most anything!

I have one suggestion on learning about your trailer and being able to get things straightened out without a lot of frustation. That is to "camp" in your driveway for a few nights...that way if you forget things, you may just be able to run in the house and get them, etc. I've had experiences such as my furnace would work, but only intermittantly. A bad time to find this sort of thing out is when you're cold and need some heat.

Another time, back in the early 90s we had a trailer where the refrigerator would work on shore power (110 VAC) but it wouldn't work on propane. The propane flame would light but the chimney needed cleaning for adequate heat transfer to boil the amonia mixture. We didn't learn this until we lost a bunch of food. I won't belabor this any more, but you can see what I'm getting at.

All my best,

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Welcome to the world of Airstream! We are proud to call you one of our own!!!

Lots of folks here to help with whatever questions you will have. And lots of opportunities to get out there and meet some fellow Airstreamers. You have already heard about one rally, there are two more rallies in April. One is at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and the other is at Stone Mountain. The details are listed below in my signature.

Have fun with your first trip and don't forget to post pictures! We all love pictures!!!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #14
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looking for our first dilemma help wanted

I have been shopping for three or four months for our first airstream, and seem to be stuck. We sold our Puma rv in order to buy the airstream, and there are alot of them out there. my problem is this, i want to do some work on restoration and customizing, but have learned enough with our motorhome that there are a few things that I dont want to tackle.. electrical, severe floor and frame problems, and a/c problems. I have narrowed the search to 3 or 4 and would like the forums input on which way to jump.I like a 74 argosy 28', nice trailer with a rear dent, everything works as it should, and I could really make this one look special with paint scheme and polishing the center aluminum. it is about 5000.00 ready to tow. We also like a 67 24' original trailer, complete with nice dinette, but it wil need an a/c, sme plumbing, propane tanks, and the body is straight but really dull. it is about 5500.. One of the forum members has an excellent 73 27', lots of repair done on it, solar power, nice upholstery, good tires and brakes, but no grey water tank..it is 9000.00 and the other I just met the seller on, completely original 64 model 25 ' with large rear dent, broken taillight, no grey tank, good enough interior with the double bed feature in the mid trailer, and some kind of home made wrap around seating in front with no table. it is 8000. but the closest to home, owner says he will put new tires on it. the last one, and my favorite, is from a dealer up north, everything is done, polished, new tires, wheels, plumbing, appliances and can be delivered halfway for 12000. I am inclined to go with the argosy at 5000., just to get going, please help out with any opinions here,, all will be welcome from experienced owners, I dont have unlimited funds, but enough to either go the 5000 and spend a couple to really make it nice, or go for the 8000 and have to wait to do remodel thanks from a new guy.. Richard Collier
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