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Old 10-06-2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs up New Airstream Arrived

This is my first post as an Airstream owner. I have been watching the site for a while in anticipation of this event.

We took delivery of our Flying Cloud 27FB Twin on Sept. 29th and took our shakedown cruise on Oct 2nd - 4th to Salida, CO. We were very interested to see how the trailer works as we are downsizing from a 36' 5'ver with 4 slides. Needless to say we had to weed through a bunch of junk we were carrying around.

The pull went well, the trailer worked well...we are very pleased with the trailer. There is more than enough room for us to dance around each other. Our impression is that there is plenty of storage and the key is efficient use of that storage. We have had several lively debates of where to put things and how to organize. I must admit , I lost every debate when it comes to the galley! What a surprise. (All of you that have been married 30+ years know what I mean)

Anyway, now starts the adventure of going to every National Park we can get it to! Wish us luck and I look forward to picking some brains about the trailer.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and Airstreams!

We just came back from a two month trip and, once again, are taking things out of the trailer that we don't need. We find there is plenty of storage for stuff you actually need, and then some.
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:42 PM   #3
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Good luck! Less is more! Have fun and post lots of pics!!
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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Hi from AZ. . . welcome & congrats on your purchase ! National Parks are a great way to use your Airstream, we enjoy them all. . . regards, Craig
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:13 PM   #5
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Welcome from Longmont

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This is my first post as an Airstream owner. I have been watching the site for a while in anticipation of this event.

We took delivery of our Flying Cloud 27FB Twin on Sept. 29th and took our shakedown cruise on Oct 2nd - 4th to Salida, CO. We were very interested to see how the trailer works as we are downsizing from a 36' 5'ver with 4 slides. Needless to say we had to weed through a bunch of junk we were carrying around.

The pull went well, the trailer worked well...we are very pleased with the trailer. There is more than enough room for us to dance around each other. Our impression is that there is plenty of storage and the key is efficient use of that storage. We have had several lively debates of where to put things and how to organize. I must admit , I lost every debate when it comes to the galley! What a surprise. (All of you that have been married 30+ years know what I mean)

Anyway, now starts the adventure of going to every National Park we can get it to! Wish us luck and I look forward to picking some brains about the trailer.
Welcome from another Longmonter! We've had a Flying Cloud 25FB Twin for two and a half years.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:34 PM   #6
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More fun is in store! Please check out www.wbcci.org to find great people nearby, who can offer their experience doing what you are doing. 5809 is looking forward to seeing you down the road!


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Old 10-07-2015, 09:43 AM   #7
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Congratulations on your new AS. One of the reasons that we're downsizing is for more flexibility in choosing campgrounds. Our maiden voyage will be to Florida in Janurary.
Good luck.
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How is towing your Airstream compared to the 36' 5er? Your tow vehicle must feel like its got a new lease on life.

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Old 10-08-2015, 09:14 AM   #9
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How is towing your Airstream compared to the 36' 5er? Your tow vehicle must feel like its got a new lease on life.

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Pulled the 5ver with a one ton dually, 2 wheel drive. Since we relocated to Colorado and have acquired a much smaller trailer, that was the wrong truck. Now have a Ram 1500 4wd that pulls it just fine. Managed to get almost 14mpg pulling through the Colorado mountains (per the computer) which I am not going to complain about.

The tow experience is a bit different but all in all quite good. I have a Blue Ox hitch and that keeps the trailer under control.
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This is my first post as an Airstream owner. I have been watching the site for a while in anticipation of this event.

We took delivery of our Flying Cloud 27FB Twin on Sept. 29th and took our shakedown cruise on Oct 2nd - 4th to Salida, CO. We were very interested to see how the trailer works as we are downsizing from a 36' 5'ver with 4 slides. Needless to say we had to weed through a bunch of junk we were carrying around.

The pull went well, the trailer worked well...we are very pleased with the trailer. There is more than enough room for us to dance around each other. Our impression is that there is plenty of storage and the key is efficient use of that storage. We have had several lively debates of where to put things and how to organize. I must admit , I lost every debate when it comes to the galley! What a surprise. (All of you that have been married 30+ years know what I mean)

Anyway, now starts the adventure of going to every National Park we can get it to! Wish us luck and I look forward to picking some brains about the trailer.
Welcome, from another new Airstreamer. We took delivery of our new Classic the end of August and left the next week on a month long 5000 mile trip out West. Mostly trouble free. We are going out again tomorrow for a four day weekend. Like you, we downsized from a 37 footer with three slides. You definetly have to make some adjustments, but it has been worth it. We love ours and I hope you will too. You will find that there are many knowledgeable people on this forum. If you have a question, just ask them.
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