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Old 07-05-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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Hello from Central Kentucky

My wife (Dakota's Mom) and I have been interested in getting an RV for sometime, we both grew up with camping parents/grand parents, and mine were also RVers, although they didn't get deep into RVing until after I had left for the Army..

We have camped quite a bit, and have now gotten old enough to feel the need for our own.... facilities, (and AC) when camping. And room for two golden retriever's. Looked at many a new SOB, and in fact our best friends fell in love with one and drug it home.. but we decided to be different..

We found these forums, realized the wealth of info available, which led us to the next stage..

So, after much searching and looking at about 2 dozen new and used, we settled on a 1979 Sovereign International that fell right in the "we can fix it, and heck, at that price we can scrap it and break even" point we were willing to attempt. She was sitting in Kansas, only a few miles from my wife's family, so we combined a 1500 mile drive with visiting her family and then hooking up to a 30yo AS we had known for a day, and pulling back home to Kentucky!

My wife has started a blog here to record our progress.. so off and running we are!

See our blog here on how two RV/AS rookies tackle a 1979 Sovereign resto!!

Just the photos.. (sometimes you don't need the blog, just a picture worth a thousand words..)

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Old 07-05-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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Welcome from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congratulations on your new baby. You've found the right place for all things Airstream.

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Old 07-05-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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Welcome Dakota's Dad, We had a great spring rally in KY back in April. It will likely be repeated next year. We rallied at Natural Bridge State Park. Hope to meet you in the future. Enjoy your Airstream.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome to the forums !!! Great to see another Kentucky Airstreamer
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forums! Congratulations on your new purchase and best of luck on the "fix". Always good to see another Kentuckian take the plunge!

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:04 AM   #6
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Greetings from Richmond, Ky. Enjoy the forums.

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