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Old 05-04-2009, 08:14 PM   #15
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Fairfield is about 15 to 20 minutes North of Cincinnati. It is just south of Hamilton. Nice neighborhoods. I can't make this weekends rally, but I'm working hard to get this monster of a project ready to do some trips this summer! The wife isn't big on camping. I'm hoping she'll give this a chance!

Any advise is always appreciated!
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My wife wasn't either, but to my surprise, she fell in love with our Trade Wind. I made sure to involve her in chosing colors and patterns while getting the trailer back to useable condition. I wanted her to feel like she contributed to the project as much as possible. These days, she's quick to correct me when I make the mistake of calling it "my Airstream." That one will get me a sharp "OUR Airstream" accompanied by a look that could scare a 300 pound NFL lineman. She even bargain shops for things that she thinks we might need for it and is the first to point out other Airstreams on the highway.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:36 PM   #16
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Fridge uses very little gas and works great. I would not want an electric only, too limiting in where you camp!
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:09 PM   #17
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Thanks for the advise. The wife does enjoy a decorating job! I hope that will do it.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #18
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Bring your Sweetie to a little Ohio rally. You don't have to have the trailer along to come for a visit, or to join in the potluck that we usually have going on a Sat. night. Having the fun of sitting around the campfire and taking a tour of all of the other Airstreams for ideas may help to convince her that camping in an Airstream is NOT like camping in a tent. All of us ladies have a good time and we love showing our Airstreams off.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:01 PM   #19
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We are tied up with my son's baseball until the middle of June. Are there any other Ohio rallies later in the summer / fall? I really like to check out what a fixed up and functional airstream actually looks like and maybe even get the boss (wife) to see how comfortable the "outdoors" can be.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:41 PM   #20
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Hi Dave,

Welcome to the forums! I have family in Liberty Township. That has got to be by you?

Next time I visit them, I'll give you a call. Always fun to swap stories!

My advice to you: (take it or leave it )

Step 1: Make it safe. Running lights mostly work, no propane leaks (or turn off the tanks), hitch works, new chains, running gear works, BRAKES WORK.

Step 2: Get rid of anything really nasty or disgusting in the trailer.

Step 3: Go Camp

Step 4: Go Camp

Step 5: Go Camp

Step 6: Improve the living conditions. Got power yet? Fire up the Refrigerator. Gaucho work? Hows the flooring? Tear it out and throw in a $50 remnant from lowes. (instant gratification)

Step 7: Go Camp

Step 8: Go Camp

Step 9: OK, so you have learned a little about your trailer. Now start "working on it". Get it watertight. Start testing systems. Mess around some. Take your time and enjoy the "hobby" (sickness).

My point? You bought a airstream. Go use it. So what if it leaks now. It probably has for the last few decades. I didn't have a working toilet in mine for two years. I still don't have hot water. so what. It's still leaps better than my tent!

I look forward to seeing you at a rally. They are great fun with great people. Metro-Detroit Rally is great for kids. You might set that as a "goal". 3 1/2 hours north on 75.
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Yep, we have little get togethers all during the summer and fall. I am sure that they will be posted on the Ohio thread that I sent to you. Check into that and you will see that we have several already forming up. We also get together with the Metro Detroit bunch and some of the others...like the KY folks that we saw at the Dogwood and Bluegrass Rally last month. We look forward to seeing you down the road. If you get this direction send us a PM! DanB and sfixx and ctdair are all pretty close by. We could get together!
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