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Old 01-14-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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Exclamation Hello from Colorado--3 Airstreams

Great Airstream site!

I have 3--18' 1971, 27' 1972, and 31' 1975. The first two have been gutted, except for the baths and all new cabinetry installed. Cutting the tub in half in the 27' and making it into a waterproof shower was a nutty first step, but it provided an additional 1-1/2' of conterspace in the kitchen, so in the end was worth it. Photos later.

I use my Airstreams for extended photography trips and to live in when I foolishly take jobs out of state. The last such was 3 years in Vegas.

When I'm not busy in the wood shop, I spend my time working on digital maps, which I use both for hiking and for moving map display while driving. If anyone is interested in using their laptop to provide moving map navigation, I use Oziexplorer, an excellent shareware program with all the features I've needed for utilizing raster maps, including the USGS topo maps. I can provide maps for the entire country and detailed maps down to the Quad level for all of the western states. Let me know.

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Old 01-14-2006, 10:32 AM   #2
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum

So, when it's time to travel, do you make the decision by:

1 - Length of the trip determines the length of the trailer?
2 - Which one is already stocked? or
3 - Spin the wheel of fortune and see which one the pointer stops on?!?

We'll be watching for the pictures.

Your mapping program sounds fascinating.

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Old 01-14-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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Gosh, sounds like you have a wonderful life. Wish I had any idea what you're talking about. The last words I unerstood were the discriptions of the airstreams you have. You are a lucky man to be able to spend your time renovating these classic American coaches. I just came in from putting another coat of paint on the toilet and pedestal in my 78 Argosy. Isn't it odd what we look forward to on our week-ends. Only an Airstream person would understand how much satisfaction we get out of painting a toilet in a 28 year old trailer.
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:02 AM   #5
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I also envy you. I am interested in what you said about moving maps. I have a Garmin Street Pilot and have used numerous programs to program trips. I would like to get something more accurate in way of a navigation program. I will check out the one you mentioned and wonder where you got the USGS data. I haven't been able to find it.
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:56 AM   #6
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