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Old 04-02-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Carol and,I have been boating for ...well a long time. The boat is under contract and hopefully gone. New 30 ft bunk is under contract and will be ours very soon. Really looking forward to a new experience as we get really close to retirement and some serious roaming. Will be heading west looking for some good bicycle rides as well. Probably Traverse City when the snow is gone. Hope to meet you out there.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Congrats on the Airstream. Once our new 28 International arrives we will also be heading up to Traverse City area soon. Are you getting your Flying Cloud from Woodland?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #3
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Welcome ashore. You can still boat and Astream. Enjoy the endless information on the forum.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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Carol and,I have been boating for ...well a long time. The boat is under contract and hopefully gone. New 30 ft bunk is under contract and will be ours very soon. Really looking forward to a new experience as we get really close to retirement and some serious roaming. Will be heading west looking for some good bicycle rides as well. Probably Traverse City when the snow is gone. Hope to meet you out there.
How soon? I was at the plant last week and went through a 30' FC bunk at the end of the line. The only one being built at the time. Could it have been yours? That floor plan is the only one I like better than mine....but I don't have kids at home anymore, so I'll keep mine. It is very nice though.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #5
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Congrats on your new Stream and welcome to the forums. I can't imagine a better state to roam around in.

My uncle, Bill Jacobs, was the plant manager for Chris-Craft (Holland Plant) back in the hayday 50s-60s.

I grew up in the Detroit area, x-wife is from Holland, a very nice place, and my favorite place to camp is North Higgens Lake State Park.

We hope to spend some time in the UP this summer or next.

Enjoy your new Airstream!

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum!
You will find many active and past boaters here.
We are doing both and although Airstreaming is rather new to us it is an easy transition to make. It is remarkable just how similar the two seemingly very different lifestyles are. You will have a blast!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:54 AM   #7
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Thanks yes we bought at Woodland. Good group with knowledge of their product. Now pressure. Where do you plan on staying in TC?
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #8
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Ours is already at the,dealer. We are empty Nesters as well but I liked the room on the bunk model. I plan on changing the back bedroom into a storage area removing the berths.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:01 AM   #9
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We have a good deal of experience living for extended periods in very limited space. Boat has outside deck but you can't walk too far.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:36 AM   #10
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Welcolm to land yachting! Did the same about 17 years ago. Have traveled most of the lower 48 and still going. A really nice thing to remember when packing, you don't have to take the dingy to get supplies. Don't over pack. Happy motering
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:41 AM   #11
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Thanks yes we bought at Woodland. Good group with knowledge of their product. Now pressure. Where do you plan on staying in TC?
We are staying at Wild Cherry RV Resort between Suttons Bay and Leland over Memorial weekend, then down to Platte River in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for a few nights. Also have a few trips to Charlevoix at Fishermans Island State Park planned. We will probably try to do a weekend at Holiday Campground in TC. This one use to be an Airstream only place.
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We have a good deal of experience living for extended periods in very limited space. Boat has outside deck but you can't walk too far.
You will need some new terminology for your new yacht...

Port= curbside
Bow= tongue
Stern = the back of the trailer or "dumps"
Helm= TV drivers seat
Galley= galley
Head= head
State room= bunk or gaucho
Deepwater= time to empty the tanks
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Curbside on my trailer is starboard; am I hitched up backwards or are you towing a "British" Airstream?
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Ours is already at the,dealer. We are empty Nesters as well but I liked the room on the bunk model. I plan on changing the back bedroom into a storage area removing the berths.
Welcome aboard! Careful with the loading of this a storage area. For stability and handling on the road, Airstream mounts the heavy appliances over the axles, the idea being to have most of the weight in that area. Port/starboard loads should be balanced. 10% to 15% of trailer weight must be on the tongue as an aft-heavy trailer will tend to sway dangerously.

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