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Old 04-20-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Here we go!!!!!!!!

Called Colonial today. Put a down payment on a 27' classic limited FB. Picking up on Thurs. The wife & I are nervous/scared/exited. Will spend the summer here in Jersey taking small "learning trips". Then, off to sugarloaf key in FLA. for two weeks. Gotta plan,baby, gotta plan :-). I'll be checking in, asking alot of questions. Can't wait to be a streamer!
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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Congrats. 'nuff said
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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Nice!

And don't sweat the "planning" part of it. When the wife and I got our 28' CCD last year, not only had we never stepped foot in an RV before, we foolishly didn't do a single "test trip." We loaded up, headed out and spent 3 months "full-timing" in our trailer. We learned by doing and had fun doing it.

So, plan what you can, but don't let planning become your job. Enjoy the ride.

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Old 04-20-2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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Congratulations!! Drink plenty of water and take deep breaths when you pull off the dealers lot.

Don't do too much planning and don't get too much stuff to put inside! Take it slow and enjoy the ride.

And welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:48 PM   #5
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:37 AM   #6
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Monkeypants,
Congratulations on your new Airstream. Have fun with it. It would probably be a pretty close trip for you to visit Jersey Shore Airstream Haven. It would be a little longer trip to Penn Wood Airstream Park near Clarion, PA.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:11 AM   #7
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Congratulations! We need to see baby pictures.

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Old 04-21-2009, 07:50 AM   #8
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welcome to the forum, you'll be sure to have all your questions answered, and good support for what you are doing. We are a few days away from taking off full timing in our 27' overlander (1974). The past few weeks have been chock a block full of plans as we sold the house, had to get my two sons settled in thier own apartments etc.

I for one can't wait for the proposed ban on plans. We don't even know if we are going to turn right or left out of the driveway yet... that's my kind of planning!

We too had never been in an RV, had a dream about owning an airstream that came true in the fall... but never imagined it'd lead to full timing. We've only driven it once so far, and so will like Stephen above, just hop in and go. So i encourage you to just do it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:05 AM   #9
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congratulations on a great choice.have bought my trailers from colonial and you are dealing with a very knowledeable group.i started towing trailers in the mid 80s and still call from time to time to get questions answered from the colonial team.make notes as you go through the demo on delivery and ask plenty of questions.on my last trailer patrick recommended the hensley which i decided to go with.best decision i made in a long time,and since these guys know airstreams and how they perform patricks sdvise was the right decision.had a 28 safari before this current trailer that i towed with a dual cam.the ease of towing with the hensley adds alot to the towing pleasure.good luck with the new trailer.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:23 AM   #10
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Monkeypants,
Congratulations on your new Airstream. Have fun with it. It would probably be a pretty close trip for you to visit Jersey Shore Airstream Haven. It would be a little longer trip to Penn Wood Airstream Park near Clarion, PA.
Colonial usually gives new owners a couple of free nights at Shorehaven. The park opens up in a week or two and is a real short trip from Smithville - at exit 17 (Sea Isle City exit) on the GSP. Hope to see you there this summer.

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Old 04-21-2009, 10:12 AM   #11
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Congratulations! I am sure that you will love the 27' FB floorplan.And, a Classic on top of that! We bought our AS from Colonial, and Lauren did our interior walk thru. Fortunately, she spent time on the radio, stereo speaker system, and though there is lots to learn, her voice still is in the back of my head on how to turn the speakers off and on for the tv through the raidio and the front of the AS. We were given, I think, three nights in the New Jersey AS Park. We did appreciate the nights and rest before returning to Florida.

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Old 04-21-2009, 08:45 PM   #12
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Made reservations

Made reservations today for the Bluewater Key RV Resort. Anyone ever been there?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #13
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come out this weekend to a watchung unit rally at pinehill cg in kutztown pa. there will be 20+ rigs and their experienced owners there for you to check in with. let me know if you want more details.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:25 PM   #14
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What a sweet new Airstream! Enjoy your new AS and share your travels with your fellow forum mates.
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