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Old 10-05-2010, 03:01 PM   #15
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Good to hear from you. Don't have our trailer yet so don't have any photos. Will post some in the next week or so.

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:05 PM   #16
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Hi Albert,

Drive through Avonton about once a week and have notice the Airstreams. Have already heard from Shacksman. Thanks,

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:08 PM   #17
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Thanks to all who have contacted me as a new Airstream owner. I must admit I am almost overwhelmed by the number of posts. Am looking forward to continued contact. Will likely need some help. This is the first time we have purchased a used trailer that will need a bit of TLC.

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:21 PM   #18
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Hi Shacksman,

Have been driving by your location for many years. Always wondered what is up with the Airstreams parked in your yard. You have been mentioned by several people since I did my fisrt post here. Don't have our Airstream yet. Will be picking it up later this week, hopefully. Had to get our Roadtrek (which is our tow vehicle until we sell it) repaired as the left turn signal stopped working. Will stop by soon and thanks for the welcome.
Well I've been playing with old Airstreams for 12 years and got requests to help others fix them up, so I started a repair business here. I don't have a sign out as I really don't want to be overrun with them. But advise is always free.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:32 PM   #19
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We have a 1988 25ft A/S and have found it to be maneuverable and a good size for the two of us and the cat. Our longest continuous use of it has been about 10 weeks so can't speak for full timing. Our trailer has the original axles and have religously had the bearings greased every 10,000 miles or 2 years (which ever comes first). Also the power jack has been serviced every two years and is the original. You may want to run the fridge to be sure it is okay, possibly the PO can start it up 12 hours in advance of your picking it up and you would have a better idea of it's soundness. Our fridge gave out soon after purchase. ) You may want to pull the wheels and check the brakes or possibly the PO can give you a towing demonstration to check the brakes as a more immediate measure.

We know one couple who tows their 23ft A/S with a Road Trek. It meets the weight criteria, but can't remember if it was a 190 or what. They use the Road trek to branch out from the campsite for short trips while the trailer remains in the campground for longer periods. Also use it for other guests to stay in when camping or a getaway from snoring spouse!

I love the trailer and have been happy with the size of it. We tow it with a GMC duramax which works out well for pulling grades. Our previous tow vehicle was a 99 Suburban 1500 5.7 ltr with the 3.73 rear end. It was a four speed and was very week pulling the 25er up any grade at all.

Hope this helps, Pat
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:14 PM   #20
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Hi Garamax, welcome to the Airforums! We're just down the road here in London. I don't post here too much but since you're so close I thought I should drop a note. Sorry, don't know much about your new trailer but if the folks at Can-Am can't help I know there are plenty around here who can. Anytime you want to chat fire me a PM or email.

As matter of a fact we've got our "pride and joy" Safari parked on the street in front of our home as I'm typing this. We're heading out at 6:00am tomorrow for a 5 day stint in Huntsville/Algonquin to catch the Fall colours.

Cheers from London!
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Gary

Welcome to the world of Airstreams. Looks like you are right in the middle of a wonderful group of Airstreamers. Enjoy.

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