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Old 04-25-2011, 11:33 PM   #15
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HI RICH (I feel every addition meeting should start this way )

I am in North Dallas and if there is anything I can do to help, just ask.

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Thanks, if you run across a really well priced trailer, tell me where its at.

Are there many people from the Dallas area here on the forum ?
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:39 PM   #16
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Hello Rich. I am from Allen, TX. I second Aage's suggestion. If you want a project buy a project. If you want to travel with your wife buy a trailer, new or old, ready to go.

My experience. I bought a project. It has turned out to be way more than I could have imaginged. I have enjoyed my project but it has been several years, thousands of dollars and the end it not in sight for time or money. My wife and I have not taken any trips in the trailer (its not road ready).

Hope you find what you want.

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Old 04-25-2011, 11:39 PM   #17
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You found a great place! Be careful, were a bunch of enablers.
Do we have an "AA" or Airstream Anonymous, section in the forum yet ?
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:44 PM   #18
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Hello Rich. I am from Allen, TX. I second Aage's suggestion. If you want a project buy a project. If you want to travel with your wife buy a trailer, new or old, ready to go.

My experience. I bought a project. It has turned out to be way more than I could have imaginged. I have enjoyed my project but it has been several years, thousands of dollars and the end it not in sight for time or money. My wife and I have not taken any trips in the trailer (its not road ready).

Hope you find what you want.

Gene
Thanks for the advice.

That is one of the reasons I came here.

To try and learn from the wisdom of others.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:40 AM   #19
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We were up in Texas two weeks ago when we decided to buy an Airstream instead of building a cabin for our place in Colorado. I just closed the deal on a new one yesterday in Katy, but was also talking to a real helpful sales guy in Ft. Worth, if you are looking for a contact there.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:22 PM   #20
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We were up in Texas two weeks ago when we decided to buy an Airstream instead of building a cabin for our place in Colorado. I just closed the deal on a new one yesterday in Katy, but was also talking to a real helpful sales guy in Ft. Worth, if you are looking for a contact there.
That's funny, were going to Colorado here in a month or so.
If we buy a ready to go trailer we will be taking it.

Did you get yours from that huge RV place in Ft. Worth called PP&L ?
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:27 PM   #21
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Nope. I stomped around here for about a week, and exercised the heck out of a number of very helpful salesmen scattered across the country. Once we determined exactly what we wanted, I had firm quotes from five places. In Ft. Worth I was talking to Robert Roe at ExploreUSA. He was extremely helpful, and then the trailer we were negotiating on got sold on Saturday.

We bought from the CampingWorld dealer in Katy, out I-10 west of Houston.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:39 PM   #22
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Greetings from Carrollton. Be sure to regularly check Craig's List as this is
where many locals advertise when they have one for sale.
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Think it was Dave Smith I had talked with out there at CW. Couldn't afford a new FC27 so bought a 2006 FB Safari in new condition. It's a great trailer.
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Thanks KL.

I have started looking on Craigslist.

But it seems like there may be lots of competition from all the people on the forum from Texas.

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Old 04-27-2011, 07:33 AM   #25
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No kidding. We drove from Houston area, to Austin, to Dallas a couple weeks ago. We got off I-35 and took the backroads, including Texas 36 (Great road!) and we were really struck by how many houses in the Texas countryside have RVs of some sort parked there. In some areas, almost every single home we saw had at least a small travel trailer, with a high percentage of high end RVs also in evidence. I guess Texas was settled by people with a bit of a wanderlust built in, and that was only a few generations ago.

You gotta be pretty serious about your camping if you are willing to pull your wagon into a Comanche's favorite spot.
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Rich,

There's another place to look that I don't see anyone suggesting yet: our own Classifieds section.

Look up to the very top, in the white bar just below it, you'll see the link. You use the same login name and password there as you do here. You have to log in separately though, it's different software.
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Yep, people down here are an odd lot indeed.

I fit in quite well, sometimes,

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No kidding. We drove from Houston area, to Austin, to Dallas a couple weeks ago. We got off I-35 and took the backroads, including Texas 36 (Great road!) and we were really struck by how many houses in the Texas countryside have RVs of some sort parked there. In some areas, almost every single home we saw had at least a small travel trailer, with a high percentage of high end RVs also in evidence. I guess Texas was settled by people with a bit of a wanderlust built in, and that was only a few generations ago.

You gotta be pretty serious about your camping if you are willing to pull your wagon into a Comanche's favorite spot.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:31 AM   #28
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Thanks Aage

It was a google link to the classified adds here that brought me to this forum.

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There's another place to look that I don't see anyone suggesting yet: our own Classifieds section.

Look up to the very top, in the white bar just below it, you'll see the link. You use the same login name and password there as you do here. You have to log in separately though, it's different software.
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