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Old 01-04-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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New AS Owner, '07 Classic 30' SO

Greetings from SC. We have done a lot of tent camping, but got to thinking about expanding our possibilities. Found this one, or should I say it follwed me home. We liked the condition and layout and the bit of extra space the slide offered.

I have lots to learn about RV camping, looks like we will start with shakedowns in the back yard as seen here, then hit the nearby State parks.

I have been watching the Airforum for a few months, lots of info here.

Looking forward to the road ahead.

If you didn't notice, I like the Dodge Diesels with "Handshakers".

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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GCinSC,
Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new Airstream. She's a beauty.

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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welcome gary!!
i have the sister to your model and i love the size.
i know you will too!
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:30 PM   #4
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Nice, very nice... 30 slide is the best Airstream ever designed- functionally and aesthetically... there was a thread recently affirming that. Plus, it's a collectors edition.
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welcome to the stream clan gary.

good looking unit and part of a growing group of sliders here.

it looks like the stabilizer jacks are NOT down in your 2nd photo with the slide OUT ??

maybe i just can't see them and you know this already, but...

the slide goes out only AFTER stabilizers are down...

or there will be problems.

have fun camping in the yard...

that's a great looking spot.

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Old 01-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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looks like it slid on over to you ;0) Congrats!
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:08 PM   #7
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To All,

Thanks for the kind comments.

finalcutjoe, I didn't know the 75th Anniversary logo made it a collectors edition, that's neet.

2airishuman, I suppose the DEALER show be ashamed of the middle picture, slide out and jacks up, That was on their lot! The first picture is in my backyard, truck still hooked up, slide in, jacks up, just admiring the view. I have a "camp spot" in the back yard. We have had 25-30 or so neighbors over for planned get togethers and campfire, BS sessions and we even had a backyard movie night.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:34 PM   #8
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it looks like the stabilizer jacks are NOT down in your 2nd photo with the slide OUT ??
Colonial in NJ has a 30SO 4sale with pictures showing the slide OUT and the stabs UP.... I think they might need a refresher course from the A/S technical rep...

GC- I was told by those in the know, they stopped producing the 30SO...
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Congrats on the Classic S/O and welcome to the team! Your going to love that heavy beast and your 5.0 Cummins will be happy to drag it around for you. Lots of info here to help you get up to speed along with some great folks that share the same passion.
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy


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Old 01-06-2010, 07:21 PM   #10
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finalcutjoe,

I saw their ad, it seems like a very close cousin to mine. Don't know about the ins and outs yet, we have joked about this for several years, I finally put the better half into a well, lets do it and just get started mode.

Yup, I have lots to learn, I freely admit that, I'm pretty handy with tools, most electrical issues, plumbing and a darn good open fire cook, specializing in cast iron meals and monster breakfasts. My Lodge collection is very suited to the tasks including the discontinued 20" two handle skillet and several Camp Dutch Ovens. If you see this rig at a SC state park and it is AM, the fire should be going and if I have any hopes of a crowd, I'll have my 11qt. Wear-Ever Aluminum coffee boiler going on the grate over the coals, stop in for a cup and a chat.

Vinnie,
The Cummins has been waiting for something to exercise its connecting rods on and this is it. Not the heaviest rig I have ever captained, but I own this one. I was quite pleased with how it got the rig up to cruise w/o much effort, but you could see a difference in the EGT's (Exhaust Gas Temperature for the non-diesel crowd) and Turbo Boost gages while cruising. I weighed the rig on a CAT scale, gross wt. 15,700Lbs.

I have played with my Cummins a little bit, but tugging this rig will only use the stock power levels, it ain't a race.

It came with an Equal-I-Zer hitch, squeaks while manuvering, but sat pretty level, I will most likely start over with the hitch hook up now that I downloaded the 28 page manual. They missed one or two procedures and the ball height is supposed to be a bit higher than it's lighter Brothers acording to AS information. I just need to review it.


Chance we might test it in the backyard this weekend, lows might be in the 20's.
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Your cummins is going to know its back there but wont break a sweat. I had a 92' 3/4 with a cummins and that motor was amazing. Towing my slideout with the Ol Ford truck keeps me in the far right lane on those long hills but we always make it!
I removed my overload springs as the airstream tongue weight wanted to bring it right down and touch those rubber mounts. There are many threads here on this very topic so I wont bore you. Keep in mind (atleast with mine) these classic slideouts dont allow for very much cargo weight. I think its about 300 lbs with tanks full. Make sure momma gets that memo! LOL.

Give us the update after the big weekend...

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Welcome aboard!

You're going to love that rig! My 33' Argosy is almost perfect. I just wish the L/R had a slide to open it up. I pull mine with a Cummins. It's amazing how well it walks it over the hills! Mine is a 99 w/ the 4 speed auto, 4.10 gears. I get right about 12.2 - 12.5 MPG pulling mine, running 65 - 70 MPH. You should get better w/ the manual trans. Keep us updated Tony
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Beautiful rig. I visit Irmo/Lexington several times a year. My son in law works for Mashburn Con. The AS dealer in Columbia, appears to be reliable, etc. Have only purchased items; but the dealership appears to be competent/well organized. We love our unit. My only problem is keeping the soot cleaned out of my 2007 Meg 6.7L CTD. Have learned to drive like a NASCAR competitor;it works(EB on full time). The 5.9 is great. Don,t trade unless you really have to.Regards Mel
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Bustamante[/COLOR];790751]Colonial in NJ has a 30SO 4sale with pictures showing the slide OUT and the stabs UP.... I think they might need a refresher course from the A/S technical rep...

GC- I was told by those in the know, they stopped producing the 30SO...
Hello FinalcutJoe,

We are well aware that the jacks need to be down before pulling the slide out when camping and setting up the trailer. Our slide was just brought out for a short time so the photos can be taken.
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