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Old 08-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Thumbs up New Airstreamer in the Texas Hill Country

Greetings fellow members. My name is Curtis Tarwater (TARH2O) from Boerne TX and I've just embarked on a new chapter of my life with a 1975 25' Airstream TradeWind International (looks like the original number was '101' on the back - possibly some executive with Airstream).

I've always had a soft spot for Airstreams since I took my first RV trip when I was 11 and saw a beautiful one at the Grand Canyon. Since then I've done lots of tent camping and outdoor adventures. Now that I'm older (and wiser and financially able) I am moving into the "glamping" arena with a great trailer.

I've been staying in my parents RV for a month (due to an impending separation) and it has taught me a lot about myself. I have a severe case of "stuffitis" (the over-accumulation of things and stuff). After living in the RV for a month and not having 80% of my stuff it is crystal clear that I will be clearing the clutter and living a much more simple lifestyle.

I thought about going fulltime in my camper but with 2 children and a chocolate lab that need a room of their own that's not an option at this time. I'll be getting a small 1800 sqft house with a large area for my AS.

As for the plans for the AS I plan on taking it down to the flooring and build out a custom layout for me and the kids so that we all have our own bed and closet. The front gaucho is going to be converted to a twin bed/couch with a pullout trundle bed underneath. The back Full size bed will be move to the back with closets aplenty.

And because of my job a an energy consultant working from my house I can literally do some workamping next summer when my TradeWind is ready and travel around with the kiddos.

This forum has been a wealth of information already and I look forward to interacting more with those on this forum as my Airstream is transformed into my dream camper.

Thanks

Curtis
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Welcome Curtis to the wonderful world of Airstreaming. We are glad to have you with us.

I have been through a divorce with two kids and I feel your pain. Hopefully yours won't be as bad as mine was (34 years ago).

Tradewinds are the best. I love mine. I have made numerous improvements to mine and I am not done yet. You can check out my mods at "Dan's 66 Tradewind Improvements"

I am just now learning about "stuffitis". You are way ahead of me there.

You will enjoy this forum and Airstreaming, I am sure.

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Old 08-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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'Stuff-itis'... wow.. that's goooood! Welcome aboard!
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums, Curtis! You will find a wealth of info here and plenty of people willing to help out. Glad everything worked out for you.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #5
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Bruce you are the prime reason that I am on the board now. If it wasn't for your guidance and help I would have never found the "Tortuga de Plata". I look forward to more interactions with you and the forum.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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Bruce you are the prime reason that I am on the board now. If it wasn't for your guidance and help I would have never found the "Tortuga de Plata". I look forward to more interactions with you and the forum.
The "Silver Turtle"- I like that-wish I had thought of it.

Thanks for the kudos-glad to help.
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