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Old 09-30-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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New guy with a new trailer

Good morning, everyone!

So- I bought myself an Airstream this morning. This of course means yet another round of silly newbie questions will be forthcoming. On the bright side I do know how to use the search feature :: grin ::

I am a professional computer geek and motorcycle mechanic currently living in the hinderlands of Texas, near Bryan/College Station.

The trailer is an older Airstream Sovereign, not entirely sure of the length or year yet. She needs, shall we say, a little work. That's okay- gotta love a good restoration/customization project.

Pics of the trailer will be forthcoming when I get her actually here (a week or so) and start cleaning her up.

Nice to "meet" you all!

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Old 09-30-2006, 09:44 AM   #2
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welcome aboard merlyn!

if you post your serial number there are plenty of helpful folks that will gladly tell you exactly what you have.

photo's don't hurt either!

alot of the common questions have been asked over the years, you may find the search feature helpful in answering the basic questions.

btw, what kind of bikes do you wrench, i'm into 50's harleys.


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Old 09-30-2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums Merlyn.Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

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Old 09-30-2006, 11:40 AM   #4
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If you can wrench a bike, an Airstream should be fun to fix up.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:09 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forums. Can't wait to see pics of your new baby.
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:42 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forums. What sort of bikes do you work on? I'm fond of British iron and ride a Bonneville myself.
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:38 PM   #7
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Wow- you folks make a fellow feel welcome!

You were absolutely right- I posted the serial in another thread and immediately got a slew of information.

I now know I am the proud (and a little apprehensive) owner of most of a 1968 Sovereign International 30'. (Pics as soon as it's delivered next weekend)

As for the wrenching I do- Just about anything! I mostly wind up working on Japanese stuff, but I ride a Buell ('06 XB12R), lust after Pre-Evo Harleys of any descripton, and will ride/work on anything with less than 4 wheels. I've owned American, Japanese and Russian bikes, and I hope to add some old British iron at some point (BSA or Norton cafe racer? ::drool:: )

Anywho, I am off to search and read and price some parts- Thanks for the kind thoughts and words, and again, it's nice to meet you all


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