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Old 02-11-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Hello and a big THANK YOU to all. What a great forum this is. Everyone is so helpful and polite; unlike a lot of other forums I have been part of (mostly auto forums). I joined many months ago but just got around to getting my photos together.

I started my search for a previously owned Bambi back in June. I planned to really take some time and have no regrets down the line with my purchase. Had no luck finding a used 19 footer, then moved up to a 20 footer. Got close then decided on a 23 International. I made a couple offers but no luck. In August I bought a used Tundra and spent time getting that set up for towing; brake controller, trailer mirrors, Toneau cover, etc., all with the info I collected on the Air Forums.

By this time summer was over and I started thinking about a new one instead of used. I kept coming back to a local dealer and sitting in a 25' International and really liked the layout and the queen bed. At this point my wife started to get involved with the purchase with one demand: queen size bed. I then started shopping for a 25 footer and ended up purchasing new in late November. A dealer had a 2012 FC FB ordered and almost completed back in Ohio, with the interior I wanted. I was able to add a bedroom TV before it shipped.

I picked the trailer up the day after it arrived in N. California and spent 3 days driving it home. I spent the first night hooked up at the dealer. The next two in Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. I caught some great weather and quiet campgrounds traveling midweek. I was a great shakedown trip with no problems other than fine-tuning my hitch. We have been on 4 trips locally since our purchase, with another outing next week.

Having never owned a travel trailer before, all of you out there really helped to make this new adventure a heck of a lot easier. Here are some pics from our first few trips; all in CA so far. Incidentally, I have run into other Airstreams at each campground we have stayed. From left to right:

Toscano RV parking lot, Los Banos
Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles

Highway 101 north of Santa Barbara
Ocean Mesa at El Capitan, Santa Barbara

Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach
Crystal Cove SP from about a mile up Moro Canyon

San Mateo State Park, San Clemente
My latest purchase


Thanks again!

Gene
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Toscano's is a great place. We 'stayed' there also a few years back while having the street side of our Trade Wind replaced. Caution......give those service station steel posts a wiiiide berth! Anyway we were royally treated there. Glad you are on board.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Beautiful Rig!

Thanks for recording the maiden voyage, and thanks for sharing!
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Gene,
Thanks for posting your pics and story of your purchase...let the miles and smiles begin!
See ya out there...
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Gene,

Looks like you did everything right, even got the pic's done on your first post.

Great looking rig.... your 'gonna have some fun now.

Spent some "quality time" in LB during my stay at MCAS El Toro...big vacant lot now though.

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Old 02-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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Gene,

You have excellent taste. You bought the same trailer (except it was called a Safari then), same truck (except it isn't blue), and you have the same name.

Do you have a wife named Barbara? Were you born in October?

Welcome to the Forum, but if you do have a wife named Barbara and were born in October, I'm going to start worrying you're from a parallel universe.

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Hey Gene,

Welcome to Airforums. You have a great rig. Now you just have to start exercising your investment by camping often. Joining other Airstream owners in a "The Airstream Club" (TAC) get together is a great way to meet other Airstreamers in an informal setting. Check out the "rallies" tab at the top of the screen for listings in your area.
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Gene,

Looks like you did everything right, even got the pic's done on your first post.

Great looking rig.... your 'gonna have some fun now.

Spent some "quality time" in LB during my stay at MCAS El Toro...big vacant lot now though.

Stream Safe...

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Quite the ride you had there Bob. I lived on the Irvine ranch from the mid sixties through the late seventies. Was that you flying over me?
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Gene,

You have excellent taste. You bought the same trailer (except it was called a Safari then), same truck (except it isn't blue), and you have the same name.

Do you have a wife named Barbara? Were you born in October?

Welcome to the Forum, but if you do have a wife named Barbara and were born in October, I'm going to start worrying you're from a parallel universe.

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Gene,

I'm afraid the similarities end with the rigs. But thanks for the comments!

The other Gene.
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Gene,

Yep was in the air a lot around there at that time but not in the F-4, our squadron VMGR-152 KC-130's aerial re-fueling/transport in support of VMFA-122 F-4 Phantom. I was a rigger/loadmaster/grunt.
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Gene,

When were you at Crystal Cove Moro? We were there for 5 days around Christmas and met a family with a 2012 25' FB FC. Was that you?
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Gene,

Yep was in the air a lot around there at that time but not in the F-4, our squadron VMGR-152 KC-130's aerial re-fueling/transport in support of VMFA-122 F-4 Phantom. I was a rigger/loadmaster/grunt.
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Bob,

Thank you for your service. We felt pretty safe back then, with the Marine air base to the south and the Tustin helicopter base (LTA) to the north.


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