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Old 11-28-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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Hello to all the Airstream affectionados out there. Several of my friends have purchased used Airstream trailers and love them. My dream in the near future is to do the same. I am a self employed attorney in the Boston Massachusetts area. I am getting up there in years and trying to work less and play more. I hope that I will soon be playing via Airstream.

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Old 11-28-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Airforums, batlaw...and you have the right idea...working less and playing more! There's a lot of that going around, and you are in the right place to get started...and what a great way to do that with an Airstream! Check out the subforums...lots of information here and lots of enthusiasm to share knowledge... And let us kn ow know your quest for the right Aristream is going...

Glad you could join the party!
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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Welcome!

New or used, whichever you choose I'm sure you'll be happy. I jumped from a big house into fulltiming in a 22 ft CCD about 2 and a half years ago. A year later I surrendered to the need for more space and went to a 25 FB SE.

Advice - look at lots of actual Airstreams before you choose. Things that irritate most - bed size and bathroom size. Some bathrooms (esp those right next to a "full bed") require a very tight squeeze to get into, and if you're married, crawling out over each other is a big issue with the full bed. 25 ft and up models have a separate bedroom and the choice or a queen or twin.

Find the Airstream FIRST, then look for the right tow vehicle.
Decide how much work you want to invest in before buying vintage - you can find lots of 1, 2, or 3 year old units that are really "as good as new" but if you're buying something 10+ years old, expect to replace some appliances and do some repairs before it's fully safe and roadworthy.

Check for rallies in your area - people love to show off their units and find a dealer with a generous inventory. The best dealer in terms of stock on the east coast is probably Colonial Airstream in NJ. Colonial Airstream " Of New Jersey " 1121 Rt. 88 Lakewood, NJ 08701 Airstreams #1 Volume Dealership

Of course the classified ads on this site are a great resource too.

Happy hunting, Paula
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:56 AM   #5
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Welcome!

Good luck with your quest. Be sure to check out the NewEngland Unit of the wbcci. Http://www.wbcci1.org/ne

There are quite a few of us in the area.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:35 PM   #6
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Hi Batlaw,
Welcome! It's always nice to have new members to add to our collective knowlege and experience.
And ignore any attorney jokes....
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New or used, whichever you choose I'm sure you'll be happy. I jumped from a big house into fulltiming in a 22 ft CCD about 2 and a half years ago. A year later I surrendered to the need for more space and went to a 25 FB SE.

Advice - look at lots of actual Airstreams before you choose. Things that irritate most - bed size and bathroom size. Some bathrooms (esp those right next to a "full bed") require a very tight squeeze to get into, and if you're married, crawling out over each other is a big issue with the full bed. 25 ft and up models have a separate bedroom and the choice or a queen or twin.

Find the Airstream FIRST, then look for the right tow vehicle.
Decide how much work you want to invest in before buying vintage - you can find lots of 1, 2, or 3 year old units that are really "as good as new" but if you're buying something 10+ years old, expect to replace some appliances and do some repairs before it's fully safe and roadworthy.

Check for rallies in your area - people love to show off their units and find a dealer with a generous inventory. The best dealer in terms of stock on the east coast is probably Colonial Airstream in NJ. Colonial Airstream " Of New Jersey " 1121 Rt. 88 Lakewood, NJ 08701 Airstreams #1 Volume Dealership

Of course the classified ads on this site are a great resource too.

Happy hunting, Paula
Welcome to the forum Batlaw and good luck finding your perfect "silver stream".

Paula, i read you went from house to trailer fulltime. i have been flirting with the same idea. i do not own a trailer yet and can only pull up to 6000lbs max. do you travel with your trailer? i have two big dogs as well. had you ever lived in a trailer before? oh, i just have a lot of curiousity regarding this topic. i would love to hear more about your journey from house to trailer and life after the readjustment.

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