Hello everyone !
Name's Lars, I'm from Copenhagen Denmark.
Just yesterday I fulfilled a dream about owning an Airstream motor-home.
The deal was finalised Sunday, but I have yet the see the thing.
It's in New Mexico... and I'm 5230 (!) miles away
here in freezing snow-covered Copenhagen
It's an 1977 28' Argosy in, what I believe is, pretty good shape.
Here's a few pics so you experts can get an idea about it:
I'm new to motor-homes, but I did some 20 back have a trailer-type
camper. It was a very small, late sixties Danish build thing that I completely rebuild.
Unfortunately I can only find these pics:
Yep, you've guessed it: I like old stuff.
For the last 30 years I have been messing with first old cars
and then old motorcycles.
Here's some of the bikes I've rebuild:
My 1979 6 cylinder Honda CBX 1000 Supersport
that I took from this:
...that I am in the process of rebuilding ( for the second time during my ownership )
Then my 1976 Supercharged Honda GL100 Goldwing
that went from this:
...and lastly my 1939 INDIAN engined 600cc supercharged
Land Speed Racer that I build from the ground up
and air-freighted to the Bonneville Salt Flats this summer
....so I guess I'm somewhat prepared
for the challenges of maintaining and fixing this 33 years
old motor-home contraption, but I'm gonna' need a lot
of help with this new-to-me motor-home thingy.
Now ( phew...finally ! ) the reason for buying that wonderful
thing: I want to come back next year to Bonneville
make a loooooong tour around that beautiful country of yours
like I did some 30 years ago as a VERY young man.
I want to have a more exiting life so I put the house up for sale,
downscaling my expenses so I can fly over each year in the future
...step into my Argosy and go touring and touring and touring.
Doesn't that sound like a nifty plan ?
I will be back with a ton of questions if you will allow me to
pick your brains.
Thank you for having me here.
I'm looking forward to some interesting conversations
with what appears to be a friendly bunch of folks here.
Please excuse me if my writing sometimes looks
like something you'd expect from a 11 year old
slightly disturbed kid.
English is not my mother tongue.