Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-06-2016, 05:38 PM   #15
Full Time Adventurer
BoldAdventure's Avatar
2007 27' International CCD FB
Nomadic , USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,694
Congratulations and welcome!

Family of 4 living, working & exploring the USA in our Airstream.
BoldAdventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 05:51 PM   #16
3 Rivet Member
DeltaRon's Avatar
2015 28' Flying Cloud
Cumming , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 189
Best advice. Tighten ALL the fittings on the sink traps and anywhere you have plumbing pipe fittings.

DeltaRon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 06:04 PM   #17
2 Rivet Member
2016 28' Pendleton
East central , Illinois
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 62
Welcome and congratulations on your purchase. We almost bought the same trailer but couldn't pass up the Pendelton. Yours was our second choice.
My advice is take short weekend trips at first close to home to get used to it. Make out checklists for hooking up and breaking camp and one for when you get where your going. There is a lot to learn and just when you think you won't forget anything, the checklist reminds you of something you forgot.

Safe travels.
GinaNBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #18
Rivet Master
Sphere Guy's Avatar
2016 30' Classic
Currently Looking...
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 501
Congratulations, Welcome.

It's official, you have the Aluminum sickness. There is no cure but a lot of traveling, meeting interesting people and adult refreshments will help.

Don't forget the thingamajigs, whatchamacallits, and dohickies.. Don't leave home without them.


Sphere Guy
AIR 50601
Sphere Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 07:03 PM   #19
Rivet Master
dbj216's Avatar

1986 34' Limited
1966 24' Tradewind
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,518
Hello and nice to meet you. There is a wealth of information on AirForums. You're wise to sign up.

Our family has been Airstreaming since the early eighties. I distinctly remember seeing my father in law's new 86 Limited for the first time and thinking it is very much like a business jet; small, lightweight, and very luxurious. They traveled all over North America for the next 20 years and loved it. They spent many winters in Texas Airstream Harbor in Zavalla. Made good friends there.

We have the trailer now and are doing the same thing. It's been in the family since new. Makes retirement very enjoyable. Airstreams are unique travel trailers, built much different than the typical travel trailer. Join some of the Airstream clubs, join a rally or caravan, and meet a lot of nice folks.

You're in for a lot of new adventures in your Airstream.

dbj216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 08:16 PM   #20
Rivet Master
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,177
Images: 3
Congratulations and welcome! Many safe travels to you!

Saved tuition money well spent!?
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 08:22 PM   #21
Rivet Master
Goal15's Avatar
2006 23' Safari SE
Dallas , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,614
Images: 1
We highly recommend Cooper Lake SP just north of Sulphur Springs. Good weekend trip from Fort Worth


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
Dana and Olga
2006 Safari 23
2011 Tundra Double Cab
Goal15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 08:38 PM   #22
3 Rivet Member
2017 25' Flying Cloud
Gold Country , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 118
I second the "more pictures" comment! We are awaiting ours and have to live vicariously through you
NorCal Matt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 08:45 PM   #23
Rivet Master
dkottum's Avatar
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6,842
Congratulations! We have the same Front Dinette floor plan, terrific design and adaptable. We made no major changes for the first two years, then got serious about customizing for our extended travel needs, over 1,000 nights in it so far.
Have a great time.
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 09:14 PM   #24
RxGuy's Avatar
2010 27' FB International
Fenton , Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 30
RxGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 10:08 PM   #25
Rivet Puller
SeeMore's Avatar
2004 28' Safari S/O
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,056
Images: 3
Congratulations! If you have any qualms about how it works, what to do, or just want to be close to home on your first outings, try staying at North Texas Airstream Community in Hillsboro. The folks there will know how everything works and it will start off your new adventure nicely.
"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment."

Sirs Gawain & Galahad
Air #48582, WBCCI #4584
SeeMore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 10:14 PM   #26
3 Rivet Member
BessieB's Avatar

1997 21' Excella
Carson City , Nevada
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 139
Images: 6

I'm focusing on first trailer. Does that mean maybe more to come? A collection? I second on hearing about your learning curve, it can be quite entertaining.
BessieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2016, 05:38 PM   #27
1 Rivet Member
2017 25' Flying Cloud
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 8
phil1ben, that's the first thing we bought! Came the same day with Amazon Prime! It's excellent! We also have 48 other items in our Amazon wish list, haha!!
sjski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2016, 05:47 PM   #28
3 Rivet Member
Airlovr's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 164

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
The Mini Bar

Airlovr is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just Bought Our First Airstream! 2009 Bambi 19' Intn'l Ocean Breeze TikiTime Airstream Lifestyle 4 01-12-2013 04:44 PM
We just bought our first Airstream! jornvango Member Introductions 20 10-23-2012 04:19 AM
New member- Just bought our first Airstream Bryan S Member Introductions 14 09-30-2010 11:01 AM
Bought our first Airstream (1977) today! Breiz Member Introductions 6 03-06-2008 05:39 AM
just bought our first travel trailer- A 69 Sovereign Airstream. mpereira@pog Member Introductions 11 01-08-2008 11:30 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.