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Old 04-13-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hi, all!

We are completely new to Airstreaming, and have yet to use our 94 Excella 34 for the first time...in fact we don't take delivery from the dealer until this Wednesday!

Donna is retired already, and I will follow in a few months, and we can't wait to get started. Our first trip will be Easter weekend with a jaunt to South Haven, MI, where Donna is learning to crew a tall ship!

I don't have a picture of our rig, since we have yet to hook up, but here are a few shots from the archives:

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We are getting her from Woodland Travel in Grand Rapids, MI.

Our TV is an F350 Diesel 4x4.

Home is Kalamazoo, and we already have our reservations at Alumapalooza!

We are very excited to be part of this unique community!

Best too all!

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:38 PM   #2
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Hello Tom, welcome to the forum and Air Streaming. I used to go up to Kalamazoo and Gun Lake every year for many, many years. We always met lots of friendly people. Good luck with your new trailer and enjoy lots of travels. We just retired last year, took several long trips last summer and got our AS this February. We're just about ready to take off on some adventures, hope to see you on the road.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
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Thanks! Hope to see you around!
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:50 PM   #4
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Hi Tom:

Good looking machine and i'm sure one that will suit you for years to come.
My wife and I are just newly retired and will head out later this week to take delivery of a 28'. We plan to use ours mostly in the south as our "snowbird-mobile"

Good to hear you are going to Alumapalooza, by all reports it is a good Rally. We would have looked at it but felt we better get a few shorter trips first. If the winds continue to blow properly our first Rally will be the Balloon Fiesta in ABQ in October. (very much looking forward to it)

Anyway, good luck with the unit and hope our paths cross someday. I would love to hear how the tall ship course went.

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:18 PM   #5
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Nice looking lady you got there. I lived in Kalamazoo from freshman year at WMU until the 1990 when I got a job in Coldwater. Have fun in you travels....
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:57 AM   #6
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Finally, hitched and home! Our rig! Thanks for the warm welcome!

First outing this weekend. Going in head first, as always....

What's the one thing we shouldn't forget to take with us this weekend? (We are so unprepared...)

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Old 04-17-2014, 06:01 AM   #7
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ArcticFox: we're about 4-5 hours from Jackson Center...much easier deal for us, and we're getting some help from folks that have been there before. Let you know how it goes...

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Old 04-17-2014, 07:25 AM   #8
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....What's the one thing we shouldn't forget to take with us this weekend? (We are so unprepared...)

Take along a fellow Airstreamer....it's not that your AS is complicated - it's not, but there are many systems (especially the awning) that need to be finessed rather than forced into position.


All aspects are really easy if you do not try to too hard...position everything properly and all will fall into position.


Try Forum or WBCCI contacts.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:34 AM   #9
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TomS, nice big trailer and nice TV. Have fun and enjoy your AS.

Search the forums for list of things people need or bring. There are many opinions on what to take along, tools, food, spare parts, essentials, etc.... Go thru the lists and decide your self from what you already may have and what you will need. The only way to determine what you need or want is to take a trip and then decide from there. We call it part of the "shake down" trip.

Again enjoy!
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:06 AM   #10
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really nice setup!! congrats on the purchase, on retirement, and good luck in your travels!

there are the absolute necessities though...then there are a whole bunch of things that could be needed, but not for sure...

Absolutes would include sewer hose setup for dumping (we use the "sewer solution" - enjoy it so far) - water hoses, at least one 25 or 50 foot potable water hose and a non-potable water hose. Power cord for your AS....be it 50amp if you have that service or 30 amp and necessary adapters to convert 50 to 30 and 30 to 15. Necessary tools to operate your hitch, to operate your stabilizing jacks (these are not for leveling your trailer...only for stability), chocks of some sort, I use basic plastic ones two on each side, leveling blocks or other such leveling products may be good to bring, perhaps not "absolute" depeding on the site you are camping, black tank chemical, cell phone, roadside assistance coverage if you do not have or plan on bringing those tools to attend to roadside needs like a flat tire and such, make sure you have a spare and that it is a healthy tire and properly inflated. torque wrench to make sure lugs are on proper, tire pressure gage to check tire pressure before you leave and when gassing up and such, I cannot live without my head lamp, carry also a few flash lights in various spots, I carry a bag of tools covering most basics, wrenches, sockets, pliers, vice grips, screw drivers (here there is wide variability on what people choose to carry, but surely some basic tools are a near absolute at the minimum).

We had everything pretty prepared for our first trip in our AS last year, but innevitably needed to hit up wally world to get a bunch of crap we forgot like dish soap, a spatula and a few other utensils, and dog bowl

I still need to make a master list of all supplies needed....

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Old 04-17-2014, 10:51 AM   #11
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It is beautiful, congratulations! We will look for you at Alumapalooza.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:08 AM   #12
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Looks like you are ready to go campin' in the long, long trailer!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:13 AM   #13
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I vote it's time for a five-axle model!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:18 AM   #14
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That wouldn't be possible unless the first and fifth axles pivoted or turned...
How long would it be? 42'? It would exceed the length limit at campgrounds.
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