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Old 07-01-2009, 11:18 AM   #15
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Hey where are you guys now?!?!?! Keep us posted!

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Old 07-01-2009, 01:47 PM   #16
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Don't let the "leak talk" scare you.....We have owned 7 Airstreams over the past 20 years and not one of them has ever leaked!....ENJOY.
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Have you camped yet with your new AS? I would love to hear about your travels. We just had our first trip and I've been told we'll learn every time we go. I would love to hear how it went for you. Don't forget to open the little flap so your range fan vents outside
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:47 PM   #18
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Update...Just talked with Craig...they picked their trailer up here last week...spent two nights with us here on the lot...they went up into north Arkansas for a few days...got caught in a hail storm yesterday afternoon...no noticable damage to new trailer or new truck...whew!

Hope you guys have a safe trip home!

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Old 07-01-2009, 03:02 PM   #19
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Sweet! Thanks for the update Gene. Hope you asked them to post when they have a minute.
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Well we finally made it home with no casualties per say...We camped on the White River at Denton Ferry Rv campgrounds for two nites after leaving Searcy...owner was really nice...had a great setup...then we ended up in Gilbert, Ak on the Buffalo river at Gilbert General Store campgrounds...the owners there are very friendly... canoed and swam, which was a great relief from the heat...the rain storm with hail was an interesting experience...but the AS and truck made it though with no dents from what what we can see...as soon as we crossed into Texas hit hi-way work related traffic stops all the way home...the closer we got to home...hit the lovely work of our highway depart with their chip and seal crap they do to fix the roads...so rocks and tar were flying for miles...the stream definitely needs a bath....it definitely was a learning experience...but we had fun and no damage to the AS.

Have to give Kudos to Gene and all the staff at Airstream of Arkansas...they definitely gave us a good AS experience...were very helpful with everything...Thanks a million...it was greatly appreciated.
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Congratulations on your new machine and welcome again to the Forums. Every trip teaches you something new. I'd recommend four things:

First, make up a departure checklist and a arrival checklist. That will help you not to overlook some basic action that is important.

Second, get a "journal" book and keep a logbook of trip experiences, learnings, settings, etc. That will help you remember things like, "now, when was it I repacked those bearings?" and "now, when did we repalcde the smoke alarm batteries?"- and it will provide some smiles later when you look back at some of the newbie goofs you will inevitably do.

Third, go to a rally. Folks there will know a lot about Airstreams and can help you with little quirks if you will take the time to ask.

And finally, take your time ... you will get in less trouble if you take things slow and easy for a while and thus have a chance to think through actions before you take them.

Good luck, and enjoy!
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:44 AM   #22
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Glad to see you guys made it home safe and sound.

Keep us posted on your travels!!!

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Old 07-02-2009, 01:48 PM   #23
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I second the suggestion to keep a journal. My wife writes about every trip in the journal. It is amazing how much you forget until you look back on the funny experiences. Like the time we picked up some take out food, and didn't think about it when we both got out to examine campsites. Our dog who stayed in the truck had a very tasty meal and we were left with crumbs. We both agree that it enhances the whole experience.

We also maintain a list while camping of anything we need to purchase, replace, etc and then work down the list after we get back home.
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So nice to hear about a "good" experience with an AS dealer!! Kudos to you Airhog1!!!!and keep up that good work. We get down that way on occasion w/family in Austin, Tx, maybe we will bring our pride and joy sometime and visit you.

Congrats Bluei. on your new acquisition. Bet you've been sitting in her alot even at home!!??
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:29 PM   #25
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maybe we will bring our pride and joy sometime and visit you.
Come on down and see us...you can even stay on our lot a night or two!!!

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Gene,

I can envision a Rally in the field behind the service shop!!!
Thanks again for everything, I am sure you will hear from me soon with more questions.
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Congratulations on your new machine and welcome again to the Forums. Every trip teaches you something new. I'd recommend four things:

First, make up a departure checklist and a arrival checklist. That will help you not to overlook some basic action that is important.

Second, get a "journal" book and keep a logbook of trip experiences, learnings, settings, etc. That will help you remember things like, "now, when was it I repacked those bearings?" and "now, when did we repalcde the smoke alarm batteries?"- and it will provide some smiles later when you look back at some of the newbie goofs you will inevitably do.

Third, go to a rally. Folks there will know a lot about Airstreams and can help you with little quirks if you will take the time to ask.

And finally, take your time ... you will get in less trouble if you take things slow and easy for a while and thus have a chance to think through actions before you take them.

Good luck, and enjoy!
Glad you are home safe and sound and have that first trip under your belts!

AirsDream, Do you have a departure and arrival checklist you could share with the newbies here?

I'll have to dig out my journal. Good idea!
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My checklist is pretty simple, and was written to cover some "goofs" I've done! I'll attach it in Word form (if I can figure out how to do that!) ... it has both a departure and arrival list, and I keep a bunch of them inside the cover of my "logbook."

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