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Old 04-16-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, this site is awesome. I'm trying to learn all I can about Airstream TT's and figure out exactly what I want. I will be spending many hours reading through all the Forum's and I'm sure I will know exactly what I want afterwards. Thanks,


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Old 04-16-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Krispie1
Hello everyone, this site is awesome. I'm trying to learn all I can about Airstream TT's and figure out exactly what I want. I will be spending many hours reading through all the Forum's and I'm sure I will know exactly what I want afterwards. Thanks,

Welcome aboard! This forum is the BEST place for an Airstream knowledgebase.

Good luck and keep us posted with what you find for a trailer!

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Old 04-16-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Kris- Welcome aboard to a great group of people as talking about a great product. I think when all is done and said, every AS is perfect. I think that is why so many of us have more than one! I am afraid Kris that the more you read and more you learn about AS, you may become overwhelmed a little. Each and every Airstream has it's own life and story. That also is true for brand new ones. Again welcome to the forum!
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:42 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and the airstream family. The previously loved ones all have a history and stories. The new ones have too many floor plans to choose from. We bought a 25'Safari fb last year and just traded it in on a 2007 30' Classic. Love it...and mama is HAPPY (read happIER).
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:58 PM   #5
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All Airstreams are great, few if any are perfect. Each have their own issues and problems. Look for the layout and size that fits your needs most closely and enjoy the journey. It will be a good time.
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:53 PM   #6
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I agree with all of the above. After reading and communicating on this Forum
it will be much easier to make a decision. You have made the first best decision...Airstream. Model, year and size that will be your next decision.
All Airstreams are unique. Welcome
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:11 PM   #7
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Welcome from a little North of you! You'll find lots of great information here and some of the most helpful people on the net!
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:58 AM   #8
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Printed info and pictures only take you so far.

Go to rallies and take the trailer tours and ask the owners all the questions you can.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:36 AM   #9
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I must tell you that THE perfect Airstream, in my humble opinion, is sitting in my shop out back. Now, the PERFECT Airstream for you is out there just waiting for you to discover it. I admit it took us a long time to find just the right one and in between we had a bunch of SOB's, but when the right trailer jumped out we grabbed immediately and have not had any disappointments. It did take some effort on our part to get it to exactly what we wanted but that was a labor of love and just made it that much our trailer.

If you let us know what size, age, etc your are zeroing in on, and the distance you are willing or able to travel to get it, we can then keep an eye open locally.

So welcome aboard.

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The PERFECT Airstream is either the one you own or the one you will own next, IMHO.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:16 PM   #13
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Krispie1 -

You are showing signs of acute aluminitis for which there is no cure!
Seriously, several suggestions for you.
I don't know what your timeline is so some of these may take too long for you, but decisions like this take time. And I'm assuming you want a new or somewhat new unit. If you want a vintage unit, I'm afraid I can't offer much in the way of advice but there are others in this forum who'd be glad to help you out.

1. Look online at dealer websites (go to and navigate to "FIND A DEALER". Many have inside and outside poctures, and copies of the stickers. usually has quite a few to browse.

2. Go to a local RV show or 2 or 3 and climb inside Airstreams and other brands - that is what sold us on Airstream.

3. Visit the factory - they offer a daily tour for free and it is well worth the trip if you're reall interested in seeing how these babies are put together.
The folks who build them can answer any question you might have.

4. Visit a dealer in person - they're glad to show you their stock and answer questions.

5. If you are in a campground and there is an AS there, knock on the door (at a reasonable hour) and 9 of 10 owners would be happy to talk to you about their bauxite beauty.

As far as size, make sure it is big enough - keep in mind rainy days and cooler weather when you and yours will be inside - make sure you have enough elbow room.

Also, make sure your vehicle can tow the one you want. Pay attention to trailer weight (empty and full) and the towing capacity of your vehicle.

Best of luck and when you get your AS (and you know you will!), post some pictures!!

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