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Old 04-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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New Airstreamer from Albany, NY

Just got our first Airstream and our very first RV, a used 2008 Safari SE 20C This forum helped me and my husband to make the decision. Looking forward to share our own stories.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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Welcome! Living the stories is what makes it all fun....and interesting! Best of thoughts to your new A/S--such a recent model sounds nice. We all thrive on photos here>>>hint...hint....
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new purchase, what made you decide on the Airstream?
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:09 PM   #8
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Thank you guys for the warm welcome. It's very comforting to know that my family is not alone in this new adventure.

Attached are some pictures that we took when we signed the documents at the dealership. We'll post more as we make her our own. She's used but she truly is a beauty.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:38 PM   #9
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Congrats on your new purchase, what made you decide on the Airstream?
Hi Valorama,

It's the quality, look, functionality and technology built into each Airstream backed up by the experience of each owner in this forum that made us sign on the dotted line. We almost got a brand new Jayco, I'm just glad that when I searched for the best travel trailer, Airstream's name came up and it started my curiosity that led me to this forum. After weeks of research and digesting all the info, I contacted a dealer and found a floor plan that we fell in love with. Backed out from the Jayco deal and got a used 2008 Safari SE 20C instead.

We think that although we are spending more money into this Airstream, it is still a much better investment than the Jayco because Airstreams are known to last a long time.
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The used ones also seem to keep their value better.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:48 AM   #11
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The used ones also seem to keep their value better.
That is true, I think one of the reasons is the high demand on used ones.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:08 AM   #12
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Greetings From Maine! Welcome aboard. Last Ocotober we purchased our first airstream (2007 Safari 25 ft) and we've been having a grand time getting it ready for our first adventure in June. Fortunately, we've been able to keep it on our property all winter. And, despite our frigid temperatures, we've spent a lot of time getting acquainted with our new 'home away from home'. We're plugged into powere so we have lights, music and fridge, and the propane quickly heats up the space so we can hang out in the evenings (cribbage anyone?). We've even entertained. This weekend, we fired up the stove and oven (works beautifully), fantastic fan, etc. As a newbie, it's been helpful to become familiar with the controls, space, etc. I highly recommend purchasing 'The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming' . Although it shouldn't take place of your owners manual (our latest coffee table read!) It provides a great overview of key info in a uick read. Enjoy the adventure!
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Hello and congratulations on your "new" to you Airstream. We're just north of you in the Adirondacks, lots of camping spots throughout the park. We love to eat dinner at Faldoni's in Mechanicville their food is always so good. Good luck with your purchase and safe travels.

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Hi Valorama,

It's the quality, look, functionality and technology built into each Airstream backed up by the experience of each owner in this forum that made us sign on the dotted line. We almost got a brand new Jayco, I'm just glad that when I searched for the best travel trailer, Airstream's name came up and it started my curiosity that led me to this forum. After weeks of research and digesting all the info, I contacted a dealer and found a floor plan that we fell in love with. Backed out from the Jayco deal and got a used 2008 Safari SE 20C instead.

We think that although we are spending more money into this Airstream, it is still a much better investment than the Jayco because Airstreams are known to last a long time.
That's so great. Lucky you were able to back out of the Jayco deal, it just doesn't compare to the Airstream.
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