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Old 11-10-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Our plan to spend a weekend learning about and looking at lots of RV choices ended quickly, when we saw the layout and quality of our new 20' flying cloud, our search was over. (first place we looked). We got a great deal and can't wait to get out on the road. As michiganders, we have limited time left, but are ready for a shakedown weekend. What advice would you give us on our first outing. thanks

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Old 11-10-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your FC!

There is a Flying Cloud forum on this site:

It looks pretty new but I'm sure you can connect with other owners and learn from them about their trailers. I'm an old vintage 72 guy so you don't need to learn all the repair tricks I've had to..

I'm sure you'll get some great pre-trip checklists here from the veterans on what to prepare for to make your first trips special.

Welcome to the Forums and Airstream life!

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:49 PM   #3

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Originally Posted by tlkeegan View Post
What advice would you give us on our first outing. thanks

Do it on the dealers lot, at least for one night before starting out.

Insist on a thorough orientation, ask a lot of questions. Good luck.

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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:04 PM   #4
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How about a Factory visit, tour and a few days at the Terra Port? It looks like you're around 300 miles from the Mothership in Jackson Center.

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:24 PM   #6
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Read the owner's manual as soon as you can plus try to wade through all the other materials so you have a better idea how things work. On your first trip, try things, check out things, and make a big effort to enjoy yourself.


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