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Old 11-15-2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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My husband, (retired Air Force), and I have been researching 5th wheels for quite some time and realize they just aren't going to work for us. He owned a 23' Argosy years ago and really liked it. We've decided that an AS is our best choice and are thinking of pulling it with a conversion van.

We will be putting our house up for sale next year with plans to go full-timing.
We lived in the west for years and as happy as many people are here in MO, we're ready to go travelling. The ultimate goal is locating a place to live other than here in Springfield. Will be putting some stuff in storage and getting rid of the rest.......we will also be taking our 2 cats and 2 small dogs...

We're thinking about buying an older, used AS. I've started reading the conversations on this'll take me a while

We've noticed a very large and fairly new AS here in town and hope they will let us inside for a tour.

You've got a nice group of people here.........glad to meet y'all.

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Old 11-15-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hi Marcie, welcome! There are quite a few threads on full-timing, so you'll have plenty to read on the topic (there is also lots of info on traveling with pets!) Good luck with your decisions, and please keep us posted on how things are going!

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Old 11-15-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
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Belated welcome!

Welcome to the forums. You have probably already discovered the wealth of info here. I'm a little surprised that you haven't received a warmer welcome than this! Everyone must be busy today. Glad to have you, it's always good to have more questions to stimulate conversation and interest, and good to have input and advice.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:16 PM   #4
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Let me add my welcome. Don't know exactly what your looking for in a trailer, but I know of an '88 or '89 32' Excella for sale in the ole Springfield town. Let me know if you're interested in looking and I'll try to get you together. Good luck on your search. This is a great forum!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:25 PM   #5
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Welcome Marcie. There's a lot of real good information here. Look for an upcoming Airstream rally in your part of the country. Go by there and introduce yourself. In almost all instances, you will find Airstream people friendly and helpful. Also, you should consider going by an Airstream dealer and do some window shopping.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:11 AM   #6
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Thanks so much for the welcome. Great to find an AS owner here in Springfield. Will give you a call for more information on the available AS.
I'm glad we found y'all. It's so much easier talking with, and learning from, other AS people.

Marcie and Jim Nielsen
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:17 AM   #7
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Marcie, when you get your new AS you can take in all the USAF bases as you travel. We've got a nice camp right here at Shaw AFB in Sumter, SC.
Welcome and good luck.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:27 AM   #8
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Welcome Marcie & Jim from north of the border.

It's been my experience in the past that most Airstream owners are more than happy to show you their trailer off when asked.

Good luck in your search.


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