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Old 04-12-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Hello from North Carolina!

Hello, my name is Eddie My wife (Jennifer) and I just purchased a 1976 Airstream international. We live in Shelby, NC on a small farm. I am a fireman for Charlotte NC, and my wife is a nurse. We purchased our airstream because we have 4 month old twin girls and we wanted for them to grow up going on more vacations than we could afford if we used hotel rooms or resorts. My wife and I thought campsites looked like a lot of family fun. So we decided to look at campers, I told my wife that I had always heard airstream was the way to go. So after 2 weeks on ebay and craigslist I now own an airstream, and I am hooked. We have already used your forum for advise on interior upgrades, and how to shine up the trailer. There is no price tag large enough for the wisdom that you all have shared in the forum.

Nice to meet you all and I hope I see you on the road.

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Old 04-12-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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Welcome Eddie and family,

Always good to have another Carolina's Airstreamer in the mix. Camping is a great way to vacation and create some family memories.

Best of luck,



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Old 04-12-2010, 03:44 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums and congrats on your Airstream! Campsites are fabulous for family fun and your girls are going to love their vacation experiences. Look forward to hearing about your travels!
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:44 PM   #5
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Congratulations, Eddie. I am sure that your family will love it.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:23 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard,

Contact Silverhobby on this forum, he knows a lot about Airstreams.
He lives in Vale.
I purchased my 67 from Kevin.

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Old 04-12-2010, 06:28 PM   #7
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More North Carolinians!

Hi Eddie,

Welcome to the forums!

I live just east of the Sandhills. My wife flies for USAir based out of CLT, so we get over that way pretty regularly.

We have a 1975 that is still undergoing a 120 step rehab so if you need any help we are vintage friendly and don't mind hands on and love to share information.

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Old 04-12-2010, 06:34 PM   #8
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Welcome from another North Carolina Airstreamer! I like you began my journey on the forums a year before I purchased my first Airstream and found the information here invaluable.
Airstreaming has enhanced the quality of our lives!
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:44 PM   #9
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Great to have you here! I can't wait to hear tales of the girls growing up in the trailer going camping- that is just wonderful!!! Congratulations!!


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Old 04-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #10
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Congrats on the AS . u will not regret it. Our 2 sons grew up in campers , now one has his own, the other is looking. we all camp together, good as it gets. We are just down the road from you in York.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:15 PM   #11
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We have a very vintage friendly dealer in NC. If you need parts Out of Doors Mart is in between Greensboro and Winston-Salem in Colfax, NC right off of I-40. They also do mail order too.

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Old 05-12-2010, 07:37 AM   #12
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Hello and welcome to the FORUMS. I don't live but about 20 or so miles from you (north of Fallston). "Holler" if I can be of any help to you.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:49 AM   #13
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I know how excited you are. We took our first trip this past weekend and did not want to re-hitch. It was so fun learning the ins and outs of the Airstream and making it our own. Glad to have you with us!

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