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Old 09-05-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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A quick hello to everyone. I have been lurking for a few months, I currently
do not own an AS but plan to purchase one in the next year or so. What a wealth of info this site has given me! I'm leaning towards the 22'-25' safari
SE models but thanks to the "towing" thread, I've discovered that my 2001
4Runner will not be up to the task. Looking forward to more input and member reviews of their trailers and towing rigs. Thanks everyone!
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Welcome Jeff. You've come to the right place to learn all you need to (and then some)!
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:10 AM   #3
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Welcome Jeff! You'll find lots of good info here to help you find the perfect Airstream. Good luck with your search.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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Welcome Jeff. What ever you buy - whatever issue or problem - you will find the solution here. Best of Success.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #5
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This is a great site with super people. Good luck to you.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:51 AM   #6
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Welcome, and yes you will need a new TV, I have and 01 4-runner and a 2000 lb pop up was all I wanted to tow.. I hooked up my flatbed and tractor about 5000 lbs total It was max out... Our Sequoia works wonderfully though.. new 08' we love it....
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:52 PM   #7
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Welcome Jeff
I like U fortunately found this site before we actually purchased our Airstream. It has been an invaluable tool for me. The thoughts here are real not from a manual written by someone whom maybe never owned an Airstream. These are all real folks with actual experience. Believe me they are real,we have camped with a few. They are just like family.
Jeff there are hundreds of Airstreams out there so don't jump on the first one ya see, and Unless U can drive to see one BEWARE OF eBay and craigs list there are very good SCAMMERS there.
GOOD LUCK with your search.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:35 PM   #8
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...I'm leaning towards the 22'-25' safari SE models...
hi jeff and welcome to the forums!

it can be VERY helpful to attend a rally or 'stream gathering.

that is a chance to SEE and tour lots of sizes and models.

plus the food and people are tasty and interesting!

don't need a trailer to do this and those wacky cali folks have a LOT of rallies on the calendar...

i'd suggest NOT buying a new tow vehicle till AFTER the stream is locked in.

it's tempting to start with the horse, but many buyers have learned that it can be costly to go this route.

it is very common to end up with a stream just a tad larger than originally planned and a NEW tv that is just a bit too small.

have fun LOOKING and trying on the aluminum...

cheers
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:07 PM   #9
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Good luck in your search.
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Welcome to the Forums, Jeff...you're definitely in the right place to find out everything you'll need to know to make an informed decision...it's all here, and plenty of folks who have gone through it...some more than once! Poke around in the subforums for info and if you you can't find what you need, just ask!

See you down the road...soon!
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Welcome Jeff,

Keep us posted as your purchase pursuit plays out, and remember we love pictures. We are not responsible for any behavioral changes that may occur when you become a AS addict. This is a eclectic clan. Just remember pick up a few Hawiian shirts and a pair of Pink Flamings before you head out on your first road trip.

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Old 09-05-2008, 05:31 PM   #12
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Thanks for such a warm welcome! Jeff
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A quick hello to everyone. I have been lurking for a few months, I currently
do not own an AS but plan to purchase one in the next year or so. What a wealth of info this site has given me! I'm leaning towards the 22'-25' safari
SE models but thanks to the "towing" thread, I've discovered that my 2001
4Runner will not be up to the task. Looking forward to more input and member reviews of their trailers and towing rigs. Thanks everyone!
Jeff in Central Calif.
We bought our 22' Safari Sport about this time last year and have several thousand miles on her without any problems. Most of our travels involve mountain camping/boondocking. We feel our rig is perfectly balanced and wouldn't change a thing if we had to do over. With gas prices as they are, the mileage we get is just another benefit.
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