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Old 09-09-2010, 02:56 AM   #1
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Camping Virgin

I was driving down the road and saw it.. An Airstream attached to a big honking GMC truck.. As I sat at the red light I got a wild hair, the car went to the nearest GMC dealer and 45 minutes later I had a new GMC truck.. The Airstream took me a week to find, going online looking at photos of new and old Airstreams. After I found the one I thought I wanted (19 foot Sport) I went to several dealers and walked into a 2005 25 foot Safari, I instantly knew it was the one. I cant wait to pick it up this friday, I had them change out things like the toilet (sorry I cant use someone elses potty)

I cant wait now, I have driving lessons next week then I'm off on my first camping trip EVER. I have taken notes from all the postings here on what I need to get, what I need to do and not do.. Keep your fingers crossed!

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Old 09-09-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!! Lots of great advice and info here. Congrats on your new purchases and happy camping!!! Best of luck to you and yours!

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Old 09-09-2010, 04:20 AM   #3
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Welcome to AIR and congratulations on the new TV/AS combo. Good luck on your trip out and let us know how it goes.


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Old 09-09-2010, 05:47 AM   #4
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I have to admit you caught my eye with the Camping Virgin title, but great story anyway!!! Have yourself a big time and welcome to the Airstream world.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:35 AM   #5
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Talk about an impulse purchase!

Congrats and welcome!

You have impeccable taste...

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Old 09-09-2010, 07:05 AM   #6
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Wow your quick! Enjoy your AS! She looks great congradulations and welcome to the addiction!
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:28 AM   #7
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Congratulations, and welcome to the Forums!

Sounds as if you've done your homework reading, etc. Just take it easy on the driving and backing up, practice a little in an empty parking lot, and you'll do fine.

I have one suggestion: get a journal of some sort (or use computer) and keep a log of where you go, how it went, what you learned, what you didn't have that you would have liked to have, what you took that you didn't need, etc. That will pretty quickly evolve into some sort of packing checklist, that might just save you a future issue.

Hope we see you on the road.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:38 AM   #8
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Please post picture of truck.
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Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:05 AM   #9
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I recognize that Airstream. It was there when we had our wheel bearings serviced, and a new charger-converter installed under warranty recently. We were camped at Davis-Monthan. Good service department.

A nice trailer with none of the dreaded filiform corrosion so many of us have, thanks to Arizona's dry climate, as I recall. Enjoy and we'll be back in your area sometime this winter.

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:22 AM   #10
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You should give TBRICH (lives in Tucson) a shout! Also the 4cu club is very active in AZ. Post pics from your maiden voyage! We love pictures.

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Old 09-09-2010, 09:20 AM   #11
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Great set up!! You bring a whole new meaning to the term, "Just do it!". Congratulations and Enjoy.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:21 AM   #12
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And the fun begins! Hope to meet you at a 4CU rally.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:06 PM   #14
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That was one heck of an expensive traffic light you were stopped at! Welcome to the forum
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