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Old 07-08-2015, 10:31 AM   #1
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New From Nashville!

We specifically wanted a 2015 as we prefer the Eddie Bauer canvas upholstery to the black leather in the late 2015/2016 models.

We ordered the trailer from Camper Clinic 2 in Texas and it came with a lifetime warranty.

It is a dual air, ducted. We had been in a 2010 Conqueror Commander from South Africa- no air, no heat, outdoor pop-up privy with a wag bag toilet, and an outdoor only kitchen. This things seems like the Ritz to us, but we feel completely comfortable in it. We love the flooring, counter, fabric choices. We absolutely cannot believe the build quality and amenities.

So, I sold the Offroad trailer and my Land Rover. Purchased an F250 and the EB.

Here is trailer we were in:


And while it was an awesome trailer (only one in the US), it was "roughing" it. yes, it did take us places that we can't go in the Airstream, but we are finding that in the Eastern US, places to get off the beaten path are being more and more difficult.

Well, it seem as we grow older (I'm 52) and with two children (7 and 11), my wife and I just didn't want to rough it anymore.

I grew up traveling the summer with my grandparents in their 28 foot airstream. They were active in the WB club and I went to rally's with them. We went from Nova Scotia one summer- to Montana another year. They were some of my fondest memories from my childhood.

I've always wanted an Airstream since and cannot believe there is one sitting in my drive now. I feel mighty blessed and fortunate.

Here was the trailer being delivered:


And me and the kids:


This is a very sophisticated machine compared to what we were camping in before and certainly has kept up with the times while remaining true to its historical form.
Just the site of it takes me back to my years of summer fun with my Grandparents.
This is a lifelong dream come true and we look forward to many years of adventure!
Thanks for listening.

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Old 07-08-2015, 10:42 AM   #2
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congrats on your new baby. May you have many great Airstream Adventures together.

We would love to see pictures of your Conqueror Commander.

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Old 07-08-2015, 12:12 PM   #3
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moosetags: The Conqueror is in its new home in Moab, Utah (where it rightfully should be), but I have plenty of pictures of her. The new owner has off road use only plans for her which is great.

If it is not against the rules, here is a story I wrote about the truck and trailer:
Cape Lookout National Seashore – An East Coast Escape | Expedition Portal

Also plenty of pictures of the Commander in this thread on Expedition Portal:
My Conqueror and Rig! - Page 26 - Expedition Portal

It was a great and unique trailer, but lacked so many amenities that we prefer with kids. In analyzing our situation, in the SouthEast/Midwest, there simply are not many places left that are remote enough or difficult enough that challenged the prowess of that trailer. We normally parked in a spot and went adventure seeking from there (ala base camp), but more importantly, I want to take my kids to see some of the national parks that are longer trips for us. The airstream will allow us to go to places which much more ease and comforts of home while still enjoying the outdoors (based on the EB model amenities).

Hope that helps explain the rational.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:37 PM   #4
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Wow, congratulations on fulfilling your dream with the new rig. Welcome to forum and we look forward to lots of reports, photos, and participation.

Come join us all at a rally soon.
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