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Old 07-22-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Well hello there!

I've been lurking here for a while and gathering all sorts of great information! We found our 27FB Ocean Breeze in the forum classifieds and picked it up locally in March. The former owners took great care of the CCD and it was in excellent condition. We've taken it on a few local (< 200 mi) trips and the family is getting a kick out of camping in it (or Glamping as a friend calls it). Many thanks to all here who have posted and provided excellent information about batteries, hitches, cleaning techniques, checklists and all things Airstream. I have taken advantage of many of your suggestions and look forward to sharing our experiences (and pictures as I see a lot of requests for those).

One of the most helpful guides we found was "The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming" which seems to be a concise reference and resonate with a lot of the common sense information I've found in the forums.

Anyway, thanks so much for your community and I hope that I can eventually contribute to the same level that I have received! I'm waiting for a little more experience before I start weighing in.

Save Travels,

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Old 07-22-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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Welcome to Forums

Welcome Brad and Maggie

This is a great place to find support and get your questions answered.

Hope ya'll will enjoy your AS as much as we have been enjoying ours. Of course when it gets below 100 in Texas (sometime in October) we will get back to really enjoying it.
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Congratulations on the rig and your first post. Looking forward to your participation and a few photograph of the rig.

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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OK, Pictures are loaded but I'm not sure how to link them to this post. Back to the FAQ I go!

Next I'll take pictures of specific acoutrements like my Arko bins in the storage soffits and my battery box mods. and comment in the correct forum.

Thanks for your welcome messages Kevin and Goal!?!

Sorry about your Texas heat. I feel a little guilty telling you that during our trip up the coast to Mendocino last week we actually had the furnace run one or twice at night and it was set to 63! The fantastic fans were thoroughly confused by the early morning fog (closing and opening) which prompted me to turn them off and manually crank them open at half mast for fresh air. (The Dog gets kind of funky after swimming in the Ocean).

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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we'll have to put that portion of the California coast on our list of places to explore upon retirement. Not sure I want to get from Texas to California and back in a weeks time
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. We're glad to hear that you are enjoying your Airstream, and that you are finding Airforums useful.

You are correct with the "glamping" comment. Airstream camping may not meet a strict definition of camping, but we use it anyway.

Have many great Airstream adventures and safe travels.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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Given that my first experience in camping was when I was 4 and Lake Sebago State Park in Maine was so new that essentially the rangers told my parents to just drive the Oldsmobile down any dirt road and hack out what they thought would be a great campsite, I for one am very happy to have the comfort of the AS some 56 years later.
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we'll have to put that portion of the California coast on our list of places to explore upon retirement. Not sure I want to get from Texas to California and back in a weeks time
Of course not! you'll need to schedule at least a week for Ft. Davis, and two weeks to properly appreciate Gila Bend.

And El Paso is going to look SO good to you after that.

If you're taking I-10 along the border, have you looked into kevlar panels for the trailer?
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Funny you should mention Ft. Davis. The country doc in Alpine is an old friend.
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Hmm....I'm sitting here thinking of awnings made from kevlar that pull down and snap at the bottom of the trailer side for people camping in the SW USA....
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