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Old 03-26-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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I finally bought my first Airstream!!!

Well after about 6 years and many negotiations, I was able to wear my wife down, I mean, convince my wife that we did indeed NEED an Airstream. We ended up purchasing a 1986 29' Soveriegn, with a queen in the back, goucho in the front, and the bathroom is midships. Unfortunately, I can't pull it yet until I finish making the modifications to the tow vehicle - a 1978 Ford F350 SuperCab Campering Special. As this truck was originally set up to have a camper, it doesn't yet have a reciever hitch or trailer brakes but I have bought a Reese Class IV receiver and a Prodigy brake controller for her. My two young boys (as well as my wife and I) are looking very forward to summer holidays to take her on our maiden voyage. I'm sure I am going to have a ton of questions for you all, so be patient!

YEEEEEHAAAAAAW!!!

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I guess I'll have to change my AVATAR picture now.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:06 PM   #2
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Greetings from the Flotida Panhandle

Congratulations on the new baby!!!!!!!!!
I see many great Airstream adventures in your immediate future.

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Old 03-26-2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums...I remember that feeling when I bought my first Airstream...then I repeated it 4 times.

We want some PICS.

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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Congratulations Rod. You and your family have a nice rig to start playing the summer away. Will we be able to see it at Deming?

Look forward to pictures. You are intending to post pictures, right?

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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Okay, now I'm feeling a little foolish. I forgot my digital camera at my mom's house on Easter (ooops). But I'll have it back by this weekend and post some pics for you guys then.

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Old 03-26-2008, 10:11 PM   #6
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Congrats Rod, and welcome to the club!

I know what it's like - I had to convince my hubby to get an Airstream. It's all been good.

Now I'm working on upgrading from a 25' to a 28'..... we'll see how good my persuasion skills are...!

Looking forward to seeing some pictures.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:17 PM   #7
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Hi Rod,

You are going to love your ’86 Sovereign. My ’83 Excella has the rear “queen bed” and the center bath. I really like the layout.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:19 PM   #8
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Congrats

Way to go on the Airstream. You guys will have a wonderful time in it this summer! Can't wait to see pictures.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:59 PM   #9
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Did you buy this one locally or over the line? If OTL how were the border folks to deal with? When Greg brought his '53 in last Thursday it was 15 minutes total and they were great to deal with. I think showing up at 6 AM gave them something to do instead of playing games on the computers when he walked in.

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Old 03-27-2008, 04:01 PM   #10
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Hey Barry,

I actually ended up buying locally so I didn't end up having to deal with the border crossing. I should have some pics of it tonight, so stayed tuned.

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:46 PM   #11
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Rod...a hearty welcome and congratulations coming your way from the way otherside of North America (in New England)! I'm sure your wife will come to love the Airstream and will soon forgot why she even resisted in the first place.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:56 PM   #12
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Oh the torment, no receiver hitch yet. Make sure they put that on real secure!
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I actually ended up buying locally so I didn't end up having to deal with the border crossing. I should have some pics of it tonight, so stayed tuned.
Rod
Congrats Rod on your 'new' Airstream! Can't wait to see the photos! And, great you bought local - always good to support the hometown folks.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:47 PM   #14
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Hey Rod
Congrats on the addition to the family and Welcome to the forums. If I were U ( have done this) I would go to U_Haul if u have them up there,and have the heaviest receiver installed,and I bet they would help ya with the wiring for the controler also. They have the rite equipment to drill the frame (which may already be drilled) Its money well spent, to have the receiver installed properly. There is also a possibiliy that the wiring is already there.you just need to find it.
You an your family are in for a treat Im sure. We are just starting out this yr also ,Its going to be a new experience for us also.
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