Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-09-2010, 02:56 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
2016 16' Sport
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 33
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!

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0002.jpeg
Views:	90
Size:	74.2 KB
ID:	110336

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0010.jpeg
Views:	109
Size:	74.4 KB
ID:	110337

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0008.jpeg
Views:	92
Size:	59.5 KB
ID:	110338

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0003.jpeg
Views:	89
Size:	60.6 KB
ID:	110339

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0005.jpeg
Views:	87
Size:	77.9 KB
ID:	110340

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0006.jpeg
Views:	86
Size:	56.5 KB
ID:	110341

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0004.jpeg
Views:	83
Size:	62.9 KB
ID:	110342

MarioM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
Rivet Master
shermybaby's Avatar
1956 26' Cruiser/Overlander
Kennewick , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,884
Images: 13
Send a message via Yahoo to shermybaby
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!

shermybaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 04:20 AM   #3
Kevin245's Avatar

Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,794
Images: 9

Welcome to AIR and congratulations on the new TV/AS combo. Good luck on your trip out and let us know how it goes.


"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 05:47 AM   #4
4 Rivet Member
Cantrell's Avatar
1988 34' Limited
1960 24' Tradewind
Mt. Pleasant , South Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 379
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.
Safe travels.
Bill Cantrell
AIR 24338
Easily distracted by shiny objects.
Cantrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 06:35 AM   #5
1 Rivet Short
1989 25' Excella
By The Bay , Rhode Island
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,548
Images: 3
Talk about an impulse purchase!

Congrats and welcome!

You have impeccable taste...

*Life is Good-Camping all around the Continent*
*Good people drink good beer-Hunter S Thompson*
BillTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 07:05 AM   #6
blmitch5's Avatar

2006 19' International CCD
Olathe , Kansas
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,223
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Wow your quick! Enjoy your AS! She looks great congradulations and welcome to the addiction!
blmitch5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 07:28 AM   #7
Rivet Master
AirsDream's Avatar
1999 23' Safari
Perrysburg , Ann Arbor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 915
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.
AirsDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 07:38 AM   #8
Rivet Master
Splitrock's Avatar
Currently Looking...
Sioux Falls , South Dakota
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,402
Blog Entries: 20
Please post picture of truck.
Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
Splitrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 08:05 AM   #9
Rivet Master
dkottum's Avatar
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
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.

Doug and Cheryl
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 08:22 AM   #10
blmitch5's Avatar

2006 19' International CCD
Olathe , Kansas
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,223
Images: 1
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.

Airstream Forums - View Profile: TBRich

Southwestern Streamin’ Ľ About FCU
blmitch5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 09:20 AM   #11
4 Rivet Member
1973 31' Excella 500
Spring Green , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 265
Great set up!! You bring a whole new meaning to the term, "Just do it!". Congratulations and Enjoy.
Lew TAC #WI-6
Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.
driftless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 09:21 AM   #12
moosetags's Avatar

2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,240
Images: 5
Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congratulations on your new baby. You're going to love Airstreaming.
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 10:10 AM   #13
3 Rivet Member
AZ-JH's Avatar
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Peoria , Arizona
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 228
And the fun begins! Hope to meet you at a 4CU rally.
Janet & Leon
2007.5 Dodge 2500 5.9L Cummins 16+ mpg towing
AZ-JH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2010, 12:06 PM   #14
Site Team
Janet H's Avatar

1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,659
Images: 90
That was one heck of an expensive traffic light you were stopped at! Welcome to the forum
Where are you going first?

1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Airstream Virgin | Could use some advice! warrenivan Classic Motorhomes 49 05-08-2011 07:50 AM
Once A Virgin Aquabud Member Introductions 5 02-07-2010 08:55 PM
Airstream Virgin nd48463 Member Introductions 13 09-22-2008 09:56 AM
Virgin! abridges01 Member Introductions 11 08-10-2006 12:01 AM
Airstream Virgin BenjaminA Member Introductions 9 05-16-2006 05:48 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.