Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-05-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
New Member
1971 29' Ambassador
Pulaski , New York
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4
new member - fiddler

Hi Kaydee,
My wife and I just bought a 1971 Ambassador Airstream. Know nothing about it to date. We bought it 11/02/2008. Don't know how to use this site either. Hope to eventually confer with other owners such as yourself. I am going to make it as new eventually. Just cleaning it at present. Re-doing the A/C on top to start. Hopefully will be in touch. I still have to learn how to use this site so be patient with me.


Fiddler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
New Member
1971 29' Ambassador
Pulaski , New York
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4
Just purchased a 1971 Airstream. It weighs about the same as my 23' wilderness trailer give or take 50lbs. The registration for the 71 Airstream states 4,650 lbs.I own a 2007 Chevy Avalanche 5.3 litr. which weighs 5,400lbs. Only intend to tow short distance to Bluegrass Festivals. When towing the 23' wilderness trlr I don't even know it is back there it tows so easily. I use rigid load levelers and sway control. What is your take on this for towing the Airstream? I am told it should tow easier. Here is hopeing I can find any replies as I try to navigate this site. No plain ol question and answer site for this ol timer?

Fiddler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2008, 08:29 PM   #3
Site Team
Janet H's Avatar

1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,917
Images: 90
Hi and welcome. We have a bunch of bluegrass fans here! You can find basic info about navigating the forum in this thread

Learn to use the search tool as there is wealth of info here about towing and repairs/maintenance.
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2008, 09:27 PM   #4
Rivet Master
TBRich's Avatar

2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,369
Images: 64
Welcome to the Airforums! Glad you could join in. There is a LOT of information here. Click on "Forum Listings" in the left hand column...there you will find forums and subforums organized by general topics...that's a good place to start. You can also click on the "Search" tab in the top blue bar and search by key words. And of course, if you can't find what you are looking for, just ask...there are many here who will help answer your questions and who are willing to's a great group and eager to help, as we were all "newbies" at one point or another.

Good luck and see you down the road!
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2008, 09:43 PM   #5
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: 10,379
Images: 5
Welcome from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2011 Silverado 3500 (Fred) with Outfitter Truck Camper (Ethel)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
63Silver's Avatar
1963 28' Ambassador
Smiths Grove , Kentucky
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 406
Images: 43
Welcome to the forum! Bring that trailer to KY and experience Bluegrass in the Bluegrass. Checkout the Dogwoods and Bluegrass Rally in the Spring, hope you can make it. Best of luck with your new purchase.

63Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2008, 04:39 AM   #7
Rivet Master
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,660
Images: 21
Welcome Fiddler!

My wife spends a lot of time in Pulaski fly fishing for steelheads.
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2008, 05:20 AM   #8
Rivet Master
aircooled4's Avatar
1971 31' Sovereign
1967 22' Safari
1958 22' World Traveler
Pardeeville , Wisconsin
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 569
Blog Entries: 6
Welcome...we're relatively new here also...but Ive found this site incredibly useful for finding repair information!
Jay (KB8VMO)
WBCCI #10917
AIR #32349
aircooled4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2008, 06:46 AM   #9
Rivet Master
Lothlorian's Avatar
1973 27' Overlander
Loganville , Georgia
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,713
Welcom Fiddler: I bought my 73 overlander about 13 months ago. This forum has been nothing but help, knowledge and encouragement. Bluegrass festivals sound fun. Now that you have an airstream let the good times roll.

Brian & Adrienne
Lothlorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 06:34 AM   #10

2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,802
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Welcome Aboard...

I see your from the REAL capital of snow in NYS.

Here's a link to keep you company during those cold winter daze.

Airstream Life
AF #1

"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 06:54 AM   #11
Rivet Master
Lumatic's Avatar

1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 5,874
Images: 16
Hi Fiddler,
IMHO the 71 is indubatably the finest Airstream ever to hit the road. I used to live upstate until my wife got tired of 9 months of winter and 3 months of blackflies and announced she is moving to NM and asked I was coming or staying.
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 08:00 AM   #12
Rivet Master
willyd's Avatar
1993 34' Limited
Melbourne Florida , Springfield Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 757
Images: 5
Once again, welcome to the forum. Many answers to many questions.

willyd is offline   Reply With Quote

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
New Member Nancy Knudse Member Introductions 8 07-25-2007 11:13 PM
New Member! CBalikowsky Member Introductions 4 07-17-2007 12:16 PM
new member dmoore Member Introductions 4 07-14-2007 12:41 PM
Hi from new member sallygardens Member Introductions 3 04-10-2006 06:22 PM
SW Florida Fiddler with 76 Argosy 20 Elisa Member Introductions 18 03-10-2006 02:57 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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