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Old 01-30-2016, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hello from newbies about to hit the road full time

Hello forum friends!
Todd and Nancy here/ trying our first post on this site. We have been planning our escape and are about to set out as full time Airstreamers. We are excited to begin and hope the journey gets off to a good start. We may need to ask some questions of more experienced travelers as we navigate the newness. Any help provided will be greatly appreciated. We have purchased a 1993 Excella Classic and have a 2015 Ram 3500 crew/long bed. A lot of length but full timing seemed to require the space. We travel with our sweet older dog Lee Loo who is husky wolf mix. "Go for ride" will have a whole new meaning for her soon. Thanks for reading...
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:08 PM   #2
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Welcome, and congratulations on the beginning of your new journey! Nice truck, beautiful AS!
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:30 PM   #3
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:57 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and a new life style.

Ask any question you want. The replies will have facts and opinions intertwined. The sport is determining which is which. Hot threads involve tow vehicle choice, tires and size of trailer.

Technically related questions tend to get more useful answers based upon the membership collective experience. Get out of California ASAP and see what everyone else pays for gasoline.

Your bank balance will be more yours than the oil companies crossing into some other state. And you will not be locked into the 55 mph when towing.

However, if the trailer has GoodYear (or some other brand ) of "ST" tires, the sidewall has a speed limit rating of 65 mph. If the date code is over three years old, you would be wise to put in a new set of tires as tires deterorate even if not used.

Good luck.
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Welcome, and congratulations on your purchase. Sounds like you are off on an exciting adventure. Full-time Airstreaming is a great lifestyle. We wouldn't have it any other way.
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Congrats & welcome to life on the road & the forum.
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