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Old 02-25-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
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Hi folks: My name is Joe Becker, my rig is 1995 Land Yacht/Cutter 36' diesel pusher.
I've been RVing since 1965 and have run the gamut of towables and motor homes. My first Airstream was a 1984 26' travel trailer, and I'm just now getting around to joining the group. (procrastination is my only alibi.)
Due to age, I plan on reverting to a travel trailer in the near future and staying closer to home. We have been semi fulltiming for about 5 or 6 years now and have decided to quit chasing the sun and take all the weather here on the Oregon coast. Any hints and advise will be welcome. Joe & Doris
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:00 PM   #2
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Hi Joe, and welcome to the Forums! I hope you find whatever you'll need here to help with your Airstream travels, present AND future!

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Old 02-25-2006, 06:37 PM   #3
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Hi folks: My name is Joe Becker, my rig is 1995 Land Yacht/Cutter 36' diesel pusher.
I've been RVing since 1965 and have run the gamut of towables and motor homes. My first Airstream was a 1984 26' travel trailer, and I'm just now getting around to joining the group. (procrastination is my only alibi.)
Due to age, I plan on reverting to a travel trailer in the near future and staying closer to home. We have been semi fulltiming for about 5 or 6 years now and have decided to quit chasing the sun and take all the weather here on the Oregon coast. Any hints and advise will be welcome. Joe & Doris
Hi Joe & Doris,

It sounds like you have a ton of experience RV'ing. I hope you find your TT all that you want and more. My wife and I lived in Cresent City, Ca., a nice little coastal town, back in the 70's. If there is one thing that you will need to do is keep a good coat of wax and perform good exterior maintaince on your new baby. The salt air does a number on everything including Aluminum. Have fun and send pics. Would love to see them.

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Old 02-25-2006, 09:04 PM   #4
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Welcome Joe and Doris...you've picked on a beautiful area as home base...Jen and I plan on taking our mh from San Francisco to the Seattle area this spring...since you're not planning on spending long periods in a trailer and since you have so much experienc rving, I suggest you find the shortest AS trailer that you will feel comfortable and cozy...I'm personally a mh fan but I sure like the 25' models...good luck on your search...joe..
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Welcome to the forum. When I saw the years creeping up I switched to a motor home and you have a nice one now.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:57 AM   #6
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Hi Joe, and welcome to the Forums! I hope you find whatever you'll need here to help with your Airstream travels, present AND future!

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Hi Roger, Thanks for the reply. We've been away for a few days, and and on our return I found out I have a LOT to learn about how to navigate this site. When I learn more I can join in some of the forums. Joe
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:18 AM   #8
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Hi Joe & Doris,

It sounds like you have a ton of experience RV'ing. I hope you find your TT all that you want and more. My wife and I lived in Cresent City, Ca., a nice little coastal town, back in the 70's. If there is one thing that you will need to do is keep a good coat of wax and perform good exterior maintaince on your new baby. The salt air does a number on everything including Aluminum. Have fun and send pics. Would love to see them.

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Thanks for the reply Tin Can. We are Coast to Coast members and visit the "Little Red SchoolHouse RV Park" (a little south of you) often. You have much the same weather as we do. Your advice on the care and feeding of my rig is appreciated. My " ton" of RV experience was mostly in the California desert west of L. A. Water was carried in jerry jugs and hookups were unheard of. Life is sure better now. Joe
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I retired from the West Covina Fire Department as Engineer. Were you LA Co.? I've been up in Oregon since 1990. Joe
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:47 AM   #10
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Welcome Joe and Doris...you've picked on a beautiful area as home base...Jen and I plan on taking our mh from San Francisco to the Seattle area this spring...since you're not planning on spending long periods in a trailer and since you have so much experienc rving, I suggest you find the shortest AS trailer that you will feel comfortable and cozy...I'm personally a mh fan but I sure like the 25' models...good luck on your search...joe..
Thanks for the welcome message RVlover. My reasoning for going back to a trailer is "YOU GOTTA TOW SOMETHING". The motor home convenience and comfort is very nice but I no longer need the "opulence". After spending the last few years almost 50% on the road we are ready to stay closer to home now.
We enjoyed staying in the Port Angeles area near Seattle a few years back and we may do it again soon. Enjoy your trip and stay safe. Joe
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I retired from the West Covina Fire Department as Engineer. Were you LA Co.? I've been up in Oregon since 1990. Joe

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Old 03-10-2006, 11:56 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forum. When I saw the years creeping up I switched to a motor home and you have a nice one now.
Thanks for the welcome Chaplain. I went to a motor home for the same reason. Now I'm ready to go back to a trailer and less maintenance. Joe
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