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Old 08-18-2015, 01:54 PM   #15
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Alphonse, thanks for the welcome. We should be all set up and ready by Janurary. You know we have to work the bugs out of this thing. The first trips will be watch, listen and wait.

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Old 08-18-2015, 04:34 PM   #16
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Alphonse, thanks for the welcome. We should be all set up and ready by Janurary. You know we have to work the bugs out of this thing. The first trips will be watch, listen and wait.

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Old 08-18-2015, 05:04 PM   #17
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"Can Opener" - The first rally of the new year. De-winterize your tin can and camp in the south (though it's on the Florida panhandle and often chilly that time of the year.

Also references a group of campers are called "Tin Can Tourists" - it's one of the oldest camping clubs in the USA. How the name came about? Several references, "canned ham trailers" like the old Fan or Scottie, etc. Also, I think as early as the 1920's there was a tradition of putting a tin can on top of the radiator... to warm food inside or to prevent the radiator cap from blowing? Anyway, the "Tin Can Tourists" are not brand specific, have lots of vintage units and generally have a good time at rallies and meet-ups.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:04 PM   #18
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"Can Opener" - The first rally of the new year. De-winterize your tin can and camp in the south (though it's on the Florida panhandle and often chilly that time of the year.

Also references a group of campers are called "Tin Can Tourists" - it's one of the oldest camping clubs in the USA. How the name came about? Several references, "canned ham trailers" like the old Fan or Scottie, etc. Also, I think as early as the 1920's there was a tradition of putting a tin can on top of the radiator... to warm food inside or to prevent the radiator cap from blowing? Anyway, the "Tin Can Tourists" are not brand specific, have lots of vintage units and generally have a good time at rallies and meet-ups.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:57 PM   #19
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Hi Paul & Linda,
We are even "newer" than you and are still figuring out the site so bear with us. However, myself, my wife and my children are all vets (Rebecca-USAF, James-USA(ret.), 3 Children-USMC). Like you we've had several classes of RVs and currently use a Lance truck camper with a utility trailer to travel with our motorcycle instead of a toy hauler. Have always wanted an AS and since we don't see many more years of riding the bike, figure we'll get an AS versus a toy hauler. Plan on full-timing or at least snow birding (Texas type) in the next few years. Can't afford a new unit but am researching for a good used one, maybe upgrade to a new one someday, LOL. We're from "upstate" NY and want to wish you good luck in your travels... Regards,
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:51 PM   #20
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Paul and I would like to introduce ourselves to this forum. Paul is a Vietnam Vet who enjoys meeting other veterans and I am a yarn enthusiast who loves knitting, crocheting and sewing. We are new here, but by no means new to the RV lifestyle. We have owned campers for most of our nearly 46 years of marriage, making the usual progression through slide-in, popup, converted cargo trailer, travel trailer, fifth wheel and motor home. After we retired, we had a 2008 Tiffin Phaeton 40QDH and then a 2011 Allegro Bus 43QRP. We loved our motor homes, having spent two years full-timing in them, but sold the Bus just last month to downsize and simplify a bit. For the way we want to travel now, a travel trailer makes sense for us. Since the Tiffin RV forum was a great source of information and interaction with fellow RV owners, we joined this forum while we were "just looking."

Now we've made the transition - well, almost. Last week we traded our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit for our 2015 Ram 2500 Laramie and yesterday we ordered our 2016 30' Airstream Classic in macadamia interior with dark counter tops - expected delivery in December. We look forward to reading posts from our fellow Airstream owners, especially with tips on vacation traveling with our two young granddaughters, and to meeting some of you on the road once we take delivery of our Classic. We hope to see you soon!

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Hello there! We are just up the road from ya"ll, in York! Glad to have another Airstreamer join the Forums! There is a lot of helpful info out there! Yes, ya"ll should come to the Cove in October to the Alumalina rally! I think about 98 have signed up so far to John's thread "Alumalina Fall Gathering". John Leake is my brother! No one knows me but everyone knows John! Saturday of the rally will be "Open House" and the awesome fisf fry late that afternoon! Tons of food, fun and fellowship! Come on over! Beth Leake Pratt
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