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Old 03-25-2016, 05:34 AM   #1
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Central Texas: Hello from soon to be new owner

Just wanted to say hello to everybody. My wife and I are about to take delivery of a 2016 Airstream Flying Cloud 23D tomorrow.

We've been Aliner owners and while we've loved our time with our little A-frame, the constant juggling of things to make room to do or store things just got to where we started looking at other options. Ironically, every time we went to RV shows we would look at most of the campers and walk away unimpressed.

We thought we wanted a Class C when we stumbled across the Itasca Viva!, but after driving it we found it was a bit too loud and we couldn't see having to pack up the 'house' to run to the store for things once setup somewhere and we certainly didn't want to tow a vehicle, so our search continued.

Enter Airstream a few months later. The minute we walked into the 23FB, we knew knew that we had found the camper for us. We liked most things about the 23FB, but really liked the open area in the 25FB. We were torn about getting the 25FB, then the dealer took delivery of a 23D, it was exactly what we were looking for... (at least we're hoping so).

So tomorrow, we finally take delivery of the unit and then we'll take it out on the maiden voyage a short way from home the first weekend in April just to ensure we work out all the typical first type things.

Looking forward being part of the airstream community.

Edit: I should note that buying the Airstream also means my long distant tours out west on my motorcycle and camping in a tent are pretty much over. (and that's not a bad thing really).

-Wayne
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:09 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! We are in the Houston area and enjoy camping in your neck of the woods. Perhaps our paths will cross. We've been in an Airstream for just under a year and it has been a joyful experience.
Enjoy the adventures!
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:07 AM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby. We would love to see pictures when you get her. May you have many great Airstream Adventures with her.
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Go experience Texas Airstream Harbor! Great group!
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:57 AM   #6
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Welcome! And a wise decision I might add.

You will love your AS and all the travels and things you and your family will see. We have seen so much more of the US than before!

Have fun and travel SAFE!
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:19 AM   #7
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Congrats! I think you will like your new Airstream a lot. We bought ours a few months ago and have already used it a lot more than the thought we would.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:51 AM   #8
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Nice! We too are in Austin & have had our 30' Classic for about 4 months. On our way out to California last month we stopped in Fredericksburg for a couple nights and had a blast. We've also stayed out in Johnson City and DFW area. Have already stayed in the Airstream for >50 days, but it is now in it's little storage hotel as we head out to our cabin in Breckenridge. Hope we cross paths along the way!
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:14 AM   #9
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Thanks everybody. We're excited.

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Old 03-27-2016, 04:24 AM   #10
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Here are a couple of photos from us picking it up yesterday.




As you can see we're quite excited about it.
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:47 AM   #11
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You guys look really happy. Best wishes.
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I see you went to Camper Clinic 2! That's where we bought our 2026 EB27. Their post sale service and general helpfulness has been outstanding.
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You've got the Hill Country in wildflower season right on your doorstep. Go!
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Beautiful Airstream! And you can tell by your smiles that you are proud and happy.
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