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Old 04-25-2019, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hi 👋

New member here living in Western Colorado, long time reader, former PopUpPortal and WhiteBlaze member. I purchased my Airstream today (don’t take possession until Wednesday), but seemed like a good day to join! A little about me I guess, I grew up in a non-camping family, but always loved being outside and exploring. I started as a tent camper, then a pop-up, had a 30 foot SOB with 2 slides, and finally the Stream Dream has come to fruition! I’m 36, single, no kids, professional job. I sold my home last year after full-timing in the SOB, have been renting and trying to decide on an Airstream since...I want them all, ha ha! Love the newish 33, the 27fb, the 30 bunk, old Spartans, Sprinter vans like the Revel, but ultimately, I’m hoping, the 25 is the best choice for me right now. Have been influenced by a few years of working in Elkhart (check out the RV Hall of Fame if you haven’t, it rocks) Youtuber’s like LessJunkMoreJourney and really appreciate all of Colonial’s awesome videos. All the information out there and on this forum that’s helped me make my decision I greatly appreciate! Oh and I’m sure my location and travel vehicle are all wrong for my full timing choice, ha ha..we shall see! You all rock! Happy to join the community!
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of good wishes to you. Enjoy chasing smiles. It is a great adventure.

Grand Junction is a nice resting stop when traveling East or West. Tell us your favorite overnight and destination campgrounds there. We would appreciate your perspective.

Your experience with the 25 would also be interesting. It's the most popular, so it should have lots of followers.

Good luck with the pickup. Pat
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, Pat

I’m new to Grand Junction and Colorado. I accepted a position here because it’s well, the GRAND junction, they say. Looking forward to exploring the West and the campgrounds here. Originally from the South. Really love the Red River Gorge campgrounds in Kentucky and the campground on Dauphin Island in Alabama (for their locations).
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:28 PM   #4
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welcome aboard! look forward to reading about your travels. goo luck. kurt
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:32 AM   #5
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Hi there @Spartanguy - I assume based on your user name that you are indeed, spartan. If so, then the 25 footer should serve you well. We full-time travel in our 27’ GT with room to spare. It’s all about how you desire to roll/live. Now retired, my husband and I often say we are in the divesting stage of our life, after going through the acquisition phase for many years. Our mantra is “less is more”. We enjoy living and traveling in our ~200 square feet.

You can do it! Enjoy! Wishing you many miles of smiles!
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:29 PM   #6
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Welcome to another Colorado Airstreamer. There are many folks from Colorado on these forums. Colorado is a great travel destination. So much to see and do.

The 25' is the most popular size. It does everything well. I'm renovating a 1975 Overlander 27'. I was looking for a Trade Wind 25', but didn't find one. Not patience enough I guess.

We also have a 1986 Limited 34'. Big, but very comfortable for us. Here we are at a local campground with the whole family. The other trailer is a 66 Trade Wind 24' that I also renovated.

Enjoy your new Airstream and enjoy the commoradary in these Forums.

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Old 04-29-2019, 12:09 AM   #7
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Welcome to another Colorado Airstreamer. There are many folks from Colorado on these forums. Colorado is a great travel destination. So much to see and do.

The 25' is the most popular size. It does everything well. I'm renovating a 1975 Overlander 27'. I was looking for a Trade Wind 25', but didn't find one. Not patience enough I guess.

We also have a 1986 Limited 34'. Big, but very comfortable for us. Here we are at a local campground with the whole family. The other trailer is a 66 Trade Wind 24' that I also renovated.

Enjoy your new Airstream and enjoy the commoradary in these Forums.

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Thanks, David! Must be nice to have multiple Airstreams to choose from ��
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:06 PM   #8
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Hi Spartanguy: These Airstream Forum members call it a disease; aluminum-its or something like that. You get addicted to the aluminum. I do find them interesting in the way they were and are built, in the way they tow, and certainly the interior designs through the years.

The 66 Trade Wind belongs to someone else now. They enjoy it more than we did.

My renovation project on the Overlander isn't done yet. It is still on jackstands with no axles mounted up yet. And there is quite a long punch list needing addressed before we take our maiden voyage this summer. Keeps a retired busy.

Here is a photo of the Overlander the day I brought it home. I've worked on it for two Colorado winters now.

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Welcome. We also have a 25FB Classic. Over 10 years with it. We camp in Lake City each September. Click image for larger version

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Welcome to the forums Spartanguy!

I am sure your new 25 will serve you well! Please share photos when you get her, we love photos here!
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Nice, that’s a beauty!
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:44 PM   #12
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Just an update for you kind folks, I did finally pick up my stream Dream! Purchased my 2015 Flying Cloud from Airstream of Scottsdale. The staff there by and large were helpful and wanted me to leave satisfied. It took 6 days longer to actually get it home than planned, some minor fixes, I’m sure I annoyed the staff with all my fix requests, but this is one of the largest purchases of my life. I turn to this forum a lot to get basic info, like, how to get my tv unlocked (pull the strap) and how to get heat without using propane when on shore power (select HP for heat pump when temps aren’t too cold). Anyway, glad the old posts are here. Will posts some photos when I figure out the easiest way to do that. For me it’s Instagram, feel free to follow me @rustufer.
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:48 PM   #13
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Learning this forum alongside learning my Airstream. Someone guided me to the app today (so thankful for that) and learned I can attach photos. Here you all go! The dealership took such a great photo and did such a great detail job, thought I’d include that photo as well! Click image for larger version

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Old 05-12-2019, 06:39 PM   #14
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Drove through your nice city last week. We were enroute to Green River and up to Salt Lake City over Soldier Summit.

Glad you posted pictures of your new Airstream.

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