Greetings from Omaha
Greetings! Thought I'd pop in and say hi and express how glad I am to have found this site. We're looking to buy something and are still a ways away but I'm excited to explore the information from these forums.
While our kids grew up camping in a converted van and then a pop-up, the trailer way of life is new to us. The kids are now gone and I'm getting close to doing what I want when I want. We've been looking at trailers for about a month and get sick every time we do because of the formaldehyde fumes, even when the dealers had the trailers all opened up. Based on what we were reading, we had about given up on the idea when we came across an Airstream deealer.
It was hot and humid this past Saturday in Omaha and the Airstreams were locked and all closed up, the perfect combination for dangerous levels of fumes. I knew nothing about Airstreams and admit, had a bit of sticker shock looking at the invoice while the salesman went to get the keys. Expecting to be totally overcome by the fumes, much to our surprise our eyes didn't water, we didn't get sick to our stomachs and there was only a slight hint of "new car" smell.
While it was hot, we could spend as much time looking around without having to rush out and catch some fresh air. We were totally blown away by the quality. We decided, if we do purchase, Airstream is the way we'll go.
Since this is a big jump up in price compared to what we were looking at, we're thinking of buying the tow vehicle and renting a trailer (not an Airstream, do they rent them?) and taking 10 days and seeing how it feels.
We're looking at a 25 or 27-28. We really want a walk around queen size bed. Looking forward to learning as much as I can from as many of you as possible.