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Old 07-02-2016, 04:45 AM   #1
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First Time AS

Hello all. My wife and I picked up our Flying Cloud 25FB yesterday and setup camp for the first time about 20 miles down the road at a KOA. Not only is it our first RV but our first towed vehicle of any kind. I was nervous as heck but with a good demo from the dealer and some coaching, we made it safely and set up without incident (though I think I may be tilting slightly forward, need a torpedo level). First night in the trailer was great and look forward to many more.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:55 AM   #2
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Congratulations! Have fun!

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Old 07-02-2016, 05:58 AM   #3
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Congratulations, campground looks a bit tight.

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Old 07-02-2016, 06:01 AM   #4
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Congratulations, and may you have many happy miles.

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Old 07-02-2016, 06:04 AM   #5
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congratulations! Have a great time camping in it! I'm sure you'll love it.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:13 AM   #6
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Welcome to great new adventures! As a former scoutmaster I loved camping but the wife didn't like sleeping on the ground. Now we both get to enjoy the great outdoors together with her bull dog Beasley.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:27 AM   #7
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Great rig! Have run and enjoy!
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:29 AM   #8
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Nice rig! I hope that's the sales lot and not the KOA you're at! 😳 😀

Ours (in 2012) was the first trailer and first towable thing of any kind too. I was scared to death but we took an RV Safe Drivers course the first weekend we had it at a local CDL center and that helped us tremendously.

Happy, safe and fun camping!!
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:51 AM   #9
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Picture is from the sales lot, and thank you everyone. I'll have to look for the safe drivers course.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:59 AM   #10
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I do not get too excited about leveling. I stand back, look, Use the tongue jack a little,mthen decide which end my head will hit the pillow. Enjoy your new adventure, you will love it.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:46 AM   #11
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Awesome, welcome to the wonderful, if expensive world of camping.

Remember to use a spotter with prearranged hand signals when reversing, and always have your spotter looking up, as well as to the sides.

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Old 07-02-2016, 09:05 AM   #12
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Congrats and welcome to the forum.

I remember the first time I pulled a travel trailer. I was also scared but just as I was contemplating the next step a gentleman who looked to be in his eighties, pulled in with a "big" fifth wheel. I thought, "If he can do so can I" and so I did.

Just curious where you bought your AS?

Enjoy and remember that it's the journey, not just the destination!
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:17 AM   #13
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Beautiful Airstream!! Congratulations and hope to see you down the road.
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:22 AM   #14
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle, alyhough we're in Nova Scotia right now

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby. May you have safe travels and many great Airstream Adventures with her.

In a pinch, you can level the Airstream using the bathroom door. Open the door half way. If it doesn't move, your good. If it does, adjust accordingly.


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