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Old 07-30-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hello, we now have an '05 Safari 28W!

Greetings from Pinole, Ca. My hubby and I have just purchased our third A/S. Think we have it right this time. Our previous '99 31 Limited was a little too big and too fancy, our 2000 Bambi 19' was too small and now we are very happy with our '05 28' Safari! Sounds like Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
On our first trip out. we were on our way to Sisters Oregon when our A/S seemed to spring a leak. At a rest stop, I noticed water draining out of the front of the A/S. Turns out, the previous owner had an on-demand water heater put in behind the shower. It blew and flooded the unit. The upholstery reminded me of a sponge...and the water left lots of marks and water lines.
It is currently at Toscano's in Los Banos. Had the heater removed as we feared that it would happen again. Plan on having it re-upholstered and wonder if anyone has any suggestions. There is a place down that way that can do the work. We're hoping for the best and will order fabric from A/S.
Glad to join this forum and hope to meet some of you at future rallies.


Earl and Shirley (Hogg)

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Old 07-30-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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We have a '03 22' Intl and are thinking of up-sizing to a 28' within the next year or so. I'm curious about what you're using for a TV.

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Old 07-31-2007, 08:04 AM   #3
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Hi Earl and Shirley, welcome to the forums! Congrats on your new Airstream, but sorry about your rotten luck on your first trip out. Hopefully you got the worst out of the way! Good luck with your renovations - now you have the chance to upholster in any color you want. Keep us posted on how things go.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:42 AM   #4
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Hi guys and welcome in.

Sorry about the flood. Did you name your trailer "The Ark?"

As a fellow Californian you are in luck. We do tons of rallies. You can find our rallies under the names: Norcal and Calstreamers.

They would not let us tell the truth and call ourselves. "A bunch of loons having a great time."

No club, dues or membership.

You are invited to join in whenever we throw a rally.

There's one in Oct. near Paso Robles and another in Nov. in Kernville so look it up under upcoming rallies and hopefully we'll see you there.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:05 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forums and sorry about the leak. We started off with a string of bad luck ourselves (a guard rail, a deer, and broken safety chains, oh my) but now we go without incident so don't feel like you bought bad luck. You know what they say about rough starts!

We have the mid-night sun upholstery and it really doesn't show any dirt...and that is with two pre-teen boys and a spastic two year old cocker spaniel! It is a current interior upholstery and is a popular decor so you shouldn't have any trouble getting the fabric from Airstream. Good luck with the re-upholstery job.
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:10 PM   #6
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Just waiting to bring her home!

Hello all, Great to hear form you! Foremost is handling our water damage claim and thankfully I took lots of pix which have expedited the process.

Dave Morse at Toscano RV is the greatest and is assisting us with all of this. Have decided to choose "Midnight Sun" as the new upholstery package. Glad to hear that it is a good choice. Planning on adding a 15" flat screen TV which we will mount over the dinette which is traditional in this model. We will re-inforce the wall with some sort of panel if necessary and then install another towel rack in the bathroom to cover. We really can use an extra one!
Hubby wants the A/S folks to install the wall mount.
By the way, we have worked with Dave since 1999, when we purchased our first A/S (31' Limited) and he has been terrific ever since. Three cheers for Dave!! Carlos is another a tech he is the BEST!! We always choose him and are so pleased that he's been there for so many years.
Dave tells us that they have an excellent upholstery guy. Looking forward to seeing the finished unit. Our next trip will be to Orleans, Ca. on the Klamath River, where it meets the Trinity. We stay at the Klamath River RV Park which is fantastic and I would highly recommend. Fishing is super for Salmon and Steelhead. Come on with us!

Best from,

Earl and Shirley

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