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Old 07-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hello From An Excited New Owner

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So my husband and I are full filling a 10 year dream. We found an Airstream and bought it yesterday. We are hoping to restore it. I started a blog, unfortunately before I knew you had them, on the progress. My husband discovered your site when looking for information on fixing our floor boards. So I thought I'd join the site and say Hi! Thanks to the forums for the help! I am sure we will be back for more help.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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Welcome and Howdy from down here in Altus Oklahoma! Glad you got one and plaster as many pictures of what you have (this includes critters)!
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:59 PM   #3
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Oh ... and here's a link for you to check out....Airstream, Inc :: Specs - 1970 Happy reading!
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Would it be ok if I just gave my website url to start with? I've posted about 70 pictures of her and our progress. Then I'll figure out how to post pics on the site. We'll been busy... but our work is getting rained out... again today!!

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Old 07-11-2010, 08:41 AM   #5
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Oh ... and here's a link for you to check out....Airstream, Inc :: Specs - 1970 Happy reading!
Thanks for the links.. It was really interesting to look at all those old floor plans!
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Welcome to the group, you'll be able to see a lot of repair ideas and get a lot of help from everyone. Before and after pics are priceless. If you post pictures here members may spot problem areas and advise you on what to do.
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Welcome to the group, you'll be able to see a lot of repair ideas and get a lot of help from everyone. Before and after pics are priceless. If you post pictures here members may spot problem areas and advise you on what to do.
Thank you. And believe me, I have already posted some pictures in the forums and gotten great advice. This is a wonderful place!! I wish I had found the site before I started the other blog, or that there was a way to import the other blog. I've already taken 124 pictures of the restoration process!

My husband is on cloud 9 today, he got the a/c started. We were told it needed a part to work, and it may still, but you can spin the fan wheel to start it. Cleaning with a/c will be sooo much nicer than sweating away without it!!vv
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Greetings rebel. Welcome to the forums. I viewed your blog and can only make one suggestion: If you're restoring the trailer in the drive, it might be better to put it in the other spot and the rear about 6' away (if you can) from the garage door. You'll find that access to tools from the garage and getting around the trailer will be much easier...if your hubby hasn't already discovered it.
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Greetings rebel. Welcome to the forums. I viewed your blog and can only make one suggestion: If you're restoring the trailer in the drive, it might be better to put it in the other spot and the rear about 6' away (if you can) from the garage door. You'll find that access to tools from the garage and getting around the trailer will be much easier...if your hubby hasn't already discovered it.
Really good idea...if only we could. We are in the bottom of a U - shaped subdivision so our driveway isn't exactly straight, level, or easy to park in. Then again.. thank goodness we aren't in a cul de sac!

My husband says she's not moving again until he builds a ramp for the end of the drive. We had to place 3 particle backed cushions, 4 two by fours, 8 exercise floor squares and some cardboard at the bottom of the drive to keep her back end from scrapping the drive.

Her towing vehicle now has to be parked at the very end of the drive so the kids can get in and out without hitting her.
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You can always disconnect the weight distribution bars when you back into your drive. This will lower the front of the trailer and raise the rear.

What's wrong with a cul de sac?
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You can always disconnect the weight distribution bars when you back into your drive. This will lower the front of the trailer and raise the rear.

What's wrong with a cul de sac?
i will pass that on to my husband! Absolutely nothing wrong with a cul de sac, if your more experienced with backing up and towing. We are newbies in more ways than one.... this is our very first trailer, of any kind. We have a lot of street parking in our subdivision so our cul de sacs are a bit cramped... that's all.
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You can always disconnect the weight distribution bars when you back into your drive. This will lower the front of the trailer and raise the rear.

What's wrong with a cul de sac?
PS... The cul de sac in that pictures HUGE! Ours is, well alot smaller than that! Older subdivision... smaller streets... and no, there is nothing wrong with older subdivision.
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I find the cul de sac pretty easy to maneuver, but if my neighbors have some people over it can be a little tricky. Mine is also pretty large. One of my friends can park his 34.5 foot Airstream Motor Home in front with a little room to spare.
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I find the cul de sac pretty easy to maneuver, but if my neighbors have some people over it can be a little tricky. Mine is also pretty large. One of my friends can park his 34.5 foot Airstream Motor Home in front with a little room to spare.
Not so here, on an empty cul de sac maybe, but not with our street parking.
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