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Old 03-21-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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New from Michigan's "West Coast"

Just wanted to "check in". We have had our '88 Excella, 32', for 11 years but never sought out the Airstream community. With retirement somewhere on the horizon, it's about time we joined up! We originally did a lot of interior refurbishing and I am debating about another round of major "redo" work on the interior (appliances, bath, etc). I'm sure I will be posting lots of questions for the many experienced DIYers. We have a big trip coming up this summer to the Grand Tetons National Park (time for new brakes!). Can't wait! Michigan was very snowy in February and I'm ready for summer and golf! Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

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Old 03-21-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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Sunset Coast, Welcome to the forums! The best place to get answers to all your Airstream questions. FYI there is an upcoming Midwest forums rally in Illinois in June. Check the thread... 2007 Moraine View Rally. Ed

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Old 03-21-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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Hi Sunset from the the East of Michigan.

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Old 03-21-2007, 05:03 PM   #4
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Hello Sunset Coast,

Welcome to the Airstream Forums and the ranks of Airstreaming Michiganders. We are fellow west coasters and glad you joined in. I would like to also invite you to join us at the Midwest Forum Rally June 8-10 at Moraine View Recreation Area in Illinois. This will be our first ever rally and we have heard very nice things about this group of people. Towdaddy and I (Mrs. Towdaddy) are just down the interstate from you in Kalamazoo.

Please post pictures of your silver family member. Glad to have you as part of our "little" group!

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Old 03-21-2007, 06:47 PM   #5
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Hey hey Sunset coast!! Have a great trip out west, its so beautiful out there!! Midwest rally as Mrs. Towdaddy mentioned is lots of August there's a metro Detroit rally if you are back then consider joining us, lots of fun, great food, and many diyers not to mention all the trailers to tour!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:53 PM   #6
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An Airstream owner and a golfer too? Tell me you're a beer distributor too. Ah, the perfect best friend. Welcome to the Forums. Post all the questions you want, but first, post some pictures of your AS. We crave pictures.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #7
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A big Forums welcome to you. Hope to see you on the road.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:33 PM   #8
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Welcome Sunset. From the other side of the big lake.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:21 PM   #9
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welcome, it will be the 5th midwest rally that I have attended and they just keep getting better every year. we all would love if you could join us there are 23 of us already signed up for it. here is the link for it
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:22 PM   #10
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Big Thanks for the welcome

Many thanks for everyone's welcoming posts. We are checking into the Midwest rally on June 8-10. This could work out well for us ... a chance for a "shake-down" run (hopefully with new brakes and a great weekend) prior to travelling out West for several weeks. I will post pictures as soon as we get back to Michigan ... we're spoiling the grandkids out in Seattle this week. Doug
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:44 AM   #11
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hi sunset coast and welcome from another michigan member. we are in battle creek and hope to see you on the road. i think i'll check into the midwest rally as i have never been to one. of course, we just got home with our new baby at 1 am this morning, so that might have something to do with that fact! glad you found this site, the members are all so kind and helpful! you are home!
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:54 AM   #12
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Welcome from the "sunrise" side of the lake. We've owned our aluminum dream for a year now and have found the observations and advice on this site to be invaluable as we work to maintain our Overlander.

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