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Old 06-26-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hello, My name is Bill. I am new to the forum and am a proud new owner of a 1968 Safari that is in really great condition. I just purchased the '68 on Thursday June 22nd. I was so excited that I decided to take a short trip with the family for the weekend and acutally snuck out of work early on Friday to get a jump on things... Long story short I got 20 miles out of town and the left tire blew !!!. I ended up getting the spare on and heading back to town, in the morning got all new tires even the spare... I guess you have to learn things the hard way sometimes.

Anyone willing to give me some general advise on the general workings of a '68 safari would greatly be appreciated as the previous owner never moved the trailer from the driveway and did not know much about the workings other than when she purchased it everything was in working condition.


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Old 06-26-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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Hi Bill, welcome to the forums! Glad you and your family are okay despite the tire blowout. Hopefully you'll post some pictures soon so we can see your new treasure!

Check out the search feature at the top of the page - you will be able to find answers to many of your questions that way.

Good luck with your Safari!

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Old 06-26-2006, 06:19 PM   #3
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Hi Bill,
Welcome to the forum! I'm also a newbie at this, and these folks have been really helpful in providing good advice and information on my '82 310 MH!

I've owned it for ~ 2 weeks, but I'm not as adventurous as you are. The previous owner said "everything works, just go use it," but I'm still chasing electrical gremlins and AC issues, among other things, and wondering when I'll be confident enough in this beast to take her on a long trip.

From what I've gleaned thus far, there are many systems that need attention and maintenance on older AS. You'll probably find that tires will be one of your easier fixes!

I'm sure someone here will be able to give you specific adivce on your trailer when you find you need it. I've found that just reading threads related to my MH has been very helpful.

Well, best of luck with it!
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:28 PM   #4
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:56 PM   #5
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Hi Bill - We are also nearby in West Richland. We have a 24 foot International Caravelle. We have been learing about airstreams for approximately six months. Give us a call. Wade
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:15 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum ,

This forum has been great for us ~ kept hubby going through a full frame off of our 1963 Bambi. Great folks. But even better than the forum are the forum meets. Grab your trailer and be and sure to come to an event soon! I bet you could join us at Silver Falls this coming weekend! It is a great way to meet very nice people and look and ask questions and talk Airstream!

You found the right place!

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)

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