Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-09-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1976 31' Sovereign
1977 21' Globetrotter
Currently Looking...
Sierra Vista , Arizona
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5
New Kid on the Block

Hi,
I joined the community a couple of weeks ago. I was shopping the classifieds for an Airsteram but I got one last night on eBay. It's a 1976 31' International. I plan on picking it up next weekend. The reason for the moniker is the cupola style Caboose I'm restoring in my backyard. It's a bit rough to haul down the road and thus the Airstream. The reason for my delay in posting is ; while making windows for the caboose, I cut my left thumb off with my table saw. They've reattached my thumb and we're waiting to see whether it grows back.
I'll keep you posted next week after I pick-up my unit. I'm hoping that I didn't acquire the proverbial "Pig in a Poke".
Sincerely,
-jerry-
P.S. The unit needs tires. I plan on doing some phone shopping before I get there. Can someone tell me what size are recommended for my unit???
__________________

__________________
Caboose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
WELCOME! I was watching that Sovereign on Ebay ,best of luck with it. I have a 78 and really like it a lot. The layout, and the size work well for us.
You can search the forums and find lots of info to get your new to you rig ready.
__________________

__________________
1966 Overlander
AIR #005
Please visit our blogs and web pages:
OUR AIRSTREAM PASSION! BLOG
RESTORING AN AIRSTREAM
Our AIRSTREAM and TIN CAN TOURIST Rallys
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Fyrzowt's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Welcome!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caboose
Hi,
I joined the community a couple of weeks ago. I was shopping the classifieds for an Airsteram but I got one last night on eBay. It's a 1976 31' International. I plan on picking it up next weekend. The reason for the moniker is the cupola style Caboose I'm restoring in my backyard. It's a bit rough to haul down the road and thus the Airstream. The reason for my delay in posting is ; while making windows for the caboose, I cut my left thumb off with my table saw. They've reattached my thumb and we're waiting to see whether it grows back.
I'll keep you posted next week after I pick-up my unit. I'm hoping that I didn't acquire the proverbial "Pig in a Poke".
Sincerely,
-jerry-
P.S. The unit needs tires. I plan on doing some phone shopping before I get there. Can someone tell me what size are recommended for my unit???
Oh Man! Sorry about the thumb. And good luck with the healing. I was just posting on another thread how these types of accidents have such wide ranging effects in our lives. (This person fell from his A/S trailer) I hope things are looking up for you.
Thanks for posting, come back often, and post some photos when you get it!
Dave
__________________
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,124
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Ouch! Everytime I hear about a table saw and a finger, the table saw always wins. My brother in law lost a finger to a wood edger, not enough left to reattach. Are they useing leaches as part of your treatment?

You wanted to know about tires. My 75 Trade Wind has bias tires, 7.00 x 15 load range D. Many people suggest going to radial tires, I will have to make that choise in around a year.

Best of luck with the thumb and the trailer...
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
GlenCoombe's Avatar
 
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
Well all I can add aside from welcome is that I'm glad you picked the name you did and not..."Stubby". Please keep the wound clean and fight off any infections with the aid of prompt medical attention. We hope to see photos of your new rig soon.
__________________
Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 11:06 PM   #6
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,762
Images: 5
Welcome to the Forums and good luck with your new baby.
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 11:10 PM   #7
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,319
Images: 40
Yea! Good to hear of another Arizonian Airstreamer. I was not watching the Ebay ad, where do you need to go and get your new acquisition? Post some pictures when you can.

The trailer silly, not the thumb.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 08:04 PM   #8
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2
Hi, I alsp wish you the best in your injury healing. Tire size for your unit should be ST225/R15 I would suggest "D" raange tires for their extra load carriying ability and just a few dollars more. I personally like radials and would never go back to bia ply.
__________________

__________________
genestur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motor Home Gun Laws winner On The Road... 26 08-17-2009 03:45 PM
New kid on the block gladhand Member Introductions 1 07-11-2006 07:30 AM
Exhaust ALANSD Airstream Motorhome Forums 44 11-30-2003 10:23 AM
Charging AC on 71 overlander smily Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 7 07-25-2002 06:33 PM
New Kid Cat Our Community 15 03-26-2002 08:34 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.