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Old 01-08-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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I'm just joining in and want to introduce myself

I am David, code name "shadowwolf" in this forum, named after my favorite dog who is a timber grey wolfhybrid, beautiful and very friendly with one partial blue eye and a curly tail to make the vet think she's a Malamute!

I live in Crestview FL and make my living as a landscaper and general all around handyman.

In Feb. '05, I inherited my father's pop up camper and liked it but the canvass is prone to getting mildewed. I'd been looking for a hard sided camper for a while and it clicked in my head, that I could get an Airstream, which I always dreamed of getting one as a young boy, seeing them on road trip vacations. After going through the ebay thing I wanted to buy one that I could see and touch and found out about one for sale in Penacola FL, 45 miles from here.

I bought it in April '06. It's a 1968 24' Tradewind. The shell doesn't have a single dent or scratch. The laquere is coming off in areas and it has a little corrosion aroung a few places along some seams but many people think I have since polished it since it is clean and has a good shine, not a mirrir finish or anything, but really good for original finish.

I have since joined WBCCI and have taken it to some local rallies at Mystic Prings Park that the local chapter owns. I really enjoy it.

I have done a lot of work to this camper and it still needs a lot more done to it but we're able to continue using it in the meanwhile. My wife laikes it so much that I don't even have to ask her about going to the next rally, she signs us up for the next one while we're still at the current one.

I look forward to meeting you all.

David
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:15 AM   #2
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:08 AM   #3
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David, welcome! Glad to hear you've been out having fun with your WBCCI group. Please post some pictures of your Tradewind - we love pictures.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:13 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums, David. You are going to find a lot of good information here.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:25 AM   #5
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Welcome David, and yes, post some pictures. Its great to hear that you are already out and using your coach.
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
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David, sorry, but were you at the Florida Can Opener Rally? My bad if you were. Anyway, this last weekend we were right near you at Topsail (Santa Rosa Beach). Look at the string for the Florida Can Opener Rally, as we seem to have a pretty active group in the southeast. Welcome aboard!
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:00 PM   #7
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Welcome!
Nice to have a trailer that you can enjoy while you work on it, and a wife who is so willing to camp. That is not an easy combination to find - enjoy!
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:09 PM   #8
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:29 PM   #9
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Welcome David and Shadowwolf!
Congratulations on your "classic" find! My wife and I are still looking but soon.. anyway glad to hear you made it home safe.I bet it was a blast!
I can't wait to see pictures of Shadowwolf.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:20 PM   #10
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Sorry it took me so lon to get back with you all. We went to another Unit 29 rally at Mystic Springs Park January 19-21 and I haven't logged on since. I haven't been to the Florida Can Opener Rally yet but will check it out. My WBCCI # is 11537. I see some post an AIR # how do you get one of those?
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Sorry it took me so lon to get back with you all. We went to another Unit 29 rally at Mystic Springs Park January 19-21 and I haven't logged on since. I haven't been to the Florida Can Opener Rally yet but will check it out. My WBCCI # is 11537. I see some post an AIR # how do you get one of those?
When you join the forums you are assigned the next number. You can find it in your profile. Your number is 18803
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