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Old 03-17-2016, 02:35 PM   #1
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Hi all - we're a family of four (me, wife, 4 + 3 yo daughters) who will be proud owners of a 25FB Serenity in June. We're planning to travel for a year full-time. I work remotely as a reformed executive and now web developer. We don't have a tow vehicle yet, but I'll save those questions and sure-be-interesting "discussions" for another thread

Until we actually pick up our AS though I'm reading everything I can here and elsewhere to learn as much as possible. Hopefully I won't exhaust my quote of dumb questions I'm allowed to ask here!

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Old 03-17-2016, 05:21 PM   #3
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Hey Dave welcome aboard. Ask away as Airstreams are unique & here is the place for answers & discussions. Regarding tow vehicles most will do the job quite well but I strongly suggest a half ton pick up for your AS. Everybody here loves there pick up myself included, my Ram ecodiesel is assume with 16+ mpg towing so give it a look at.
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I have a corner on that market.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:56 PM   #5
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Congratulations and welcome to AS and the forum!

It is awesome that you have the opportunity to travel full time with your family. My wife and I will be taking somewhat early retirement to hit the road this fall!

Hopefully we'll see you somewhere on the road!
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:54 PM   #6
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Congratulations and welcome! Here our thoughts on stuff to consider when you're picking up that new trailer: http://www.casarocinante.com/Blog/Sp...-a-new-trailer
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Congratulations - That should make a nice adventure for the family. Take pictures, write journals, and enjoy the smiles as you make those miles.

Here are a few dumb questions to get you started.

DQ#1 - why change to 16in wheels?
DQ#2 - why is my battery dead?
DQ#3 - why did my drawers all fall on the floor?
DQ#4 - how do I jack up the trailer without damaging the skin or frame?
DQ#5 - how do I weigh the trailer and tow vehicle at a CAT scales?
DQ#6 - why is __________________

You will have a lot more. Enjoy the investigation. Pat

PS - read the little generic manual they hand out with the trailer. It's not specific to your trailer, but it answers lots of questions before you ask them, which makes you real smart. Might also watch all the video on Youtube you can. See if Colonial has a video on your 25.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:43 AM   #8
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:29 AM   #9
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What a grand adventure you are on! Fabulous!

Be sure to connect with BoldAdventure here on the Forums who is traveling with his family and working from his trailer.
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So cool, a family of 4 in a 25' trailer. Here's wishing you many happy miles and campsites ahead.
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I have a corner on that market.
So glad sarcasm is a part of these forums. Should make it easier to fit in
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Congratulations and welcome! Here our thoughts on stuff to consider when you're picking up that new trailer: http://www.casarocinante.com/Blog/Sp...-a-new-trailer
Very helpful post, thanks! Now pouring over a bunch of other entries on your blog. I love Smugmug, didn't even know they had a blog feature.
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Congratulations - That should make a nice adventure for the family. Take pictures, write journals, and enjoy the smiles as you make those miles.

Here are a few dumb questions to get you started.

DQ#1 - why change to 16in wheels?
DQ#2 - why is my battery dead?
DQ#3 - why did my drawers all fall on the floor?
DQ#4 - how do I jack up the trailer without damaging the skin or frame?
DQ#5 - how do I weigh the trailer and tow vehicle at a CAT scales?
DQ#6 - why is __________________

You will have a lot more. Enjoy the investigation. Pat

PS - read the little generic manual they hand out with the trailer. It's not specific to your trailer, but it answers lots of questions before you ask them, which makes you real smart. Might also watch all the video on Youtube you can. See if Colonial has a video on your 25.
Thanks for these dumb questions. Now I'll be Googling for the next hour trying to look for answers Colonial has been really great, we were actually there a couple weeks ago. They have great YouTube vids.
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