Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-30-2011, 08:32 AM   #15
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Bell Buckle , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridgerunner3 View Post
Rodney & Gayla, did your new AS arrive on Monday as planned? Post pictures please. We are just up the road from you, close of Kentucky Lake. We just bought our new to us Safari 25 in September.
Our weather went south on us Sunday night and the current owner of the Airstream we're purchasing called and asked if we wanted him to come up as planned or wait for better weather. I wanted to have plenty of time to go through everything with him so we agreed to put it off until Friday. I think it was a good move as not only did it pour down rain all day Monday but I woke up Tuesday morning with 1/2" of snow on the ground at our house! That's pretty unusual for this part of Tennessee.

Looking forward to the delivery this Friday and will post pictures.

Thanks for everyones' well wishes.
__________________

__________________
Rodney & Gayla

"You can get everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar
Liberia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 08:35 AM   #16
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Bell Buckle , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by perryg114 View Post
We need some sort of regional group forums so locals can get together and help each other and compare notes. I have no idea how many Airstream owners are within an hour or two of me.

Perry
Perry, that's a good idea. With as many great State Parks as we have in Kentucky/Tennessee/Alabama, it would be easy to enjoy some small gatherings during the warmer months.
__________________

__________________
Rodney & Gayla

"You can get everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar
Liberia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 09:07 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
1988 25' Excella
1987 32' Excella
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,164
Blog Entries: 1
One way to get together with other Airstream owners is to join WBCCI. Lots of local and regional activities. Ga is a strong unit. Our unit has monthly events. Fl state rally in Sarasota with vendors. Even though WBCCI catches pure hell on this forum it is still a great resource for airstream owners. Do not knock it until you have tried one of the national caravans.
__________________
Bill M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 09:32 AM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
ole-red's Avatar
 
2007 19' International CCD
2002 19' Bambi
2005 30' Classic
Dover , Arkansas
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 76
New A/S owners

Congratulations from an OLE ARKIE.....You and your company will fight over who gets to sleep over in your new addition.......The adventures you both will take, will go as far as your mind will let you......ENJOY !!!
__________________
ole-red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 03:29 PM   #19
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Bell Buckle , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 16
Here are a few pictures of our "new to us" 1973 Sovereign.

When we started looking for an Airstream there were a few things that we wanted: 1) everything works, 2) no large dents and 3) able to be used immediately. We found it with this one and the owners were really nice. They included the slide in hitch, load levelers, electronic braking system and extended side mirrors. The only thing he didn't have was the anti-sway bars. Plus he delivered it from north Alabama to our home in Middle Tennessee.


It's in good shape outside and inside. A very few small dents and a scratch or two. The awning is in good shape but doesn't have the metal cover that most seem to have. Not sure if that can be added or you have to buy the entire awning to get that. Maybe it would be nice to have the 2 awning on the back side as well?


The tinting on the windows looks purple in the sun and the LP tanks on the front aren't original (one is but can't be filled anymore).


The sealer is coming off in several places but it still looks good. Perhaps one week next Spring we'll take on the daunting task of stripping and polishing (or perhaps not).


The interior is pretty much original and everything works. The oven was replaced with a microwave and the carpet was replaced with square "VA" tile. Everything works as it's supposed to for electric/LP/battery. Sink covers are missing. Not sure where to get those.


Curtains are not original but do have the connectors top and bottom to keep them in place.


Twin beds, mid-cabin. We thought about the center bath but the bathroom seemed much bigger with the rear bath. The beds are (just) long enough for me to stretch out.


Everything in the bath works and looks to be in good condition. I think the tub/shower is going to be a bit short for a 6'2" guy but I've showered in Liberia, West Africa while standing on a half cement block and pouring cold water over my head from a coffee cup. This can't be that tough.


As mentioned, the oven has been replaced with a microwave. Probably not a big deal since we'll cook outside when possible. One problem though is the vent crank handle that hangs straight down in the kitchen. It hits me (literally) in the middle of my forehead. I will try removing it as I know this will become the beginning of a permenent indention otherwise.
__________________
Rodney & Gayla

"You can get everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar
Liberia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 08:06 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Aviator's Avatar

 
1997 34' Limited
1970 27' Overlander
South of Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,655
Images: 2
It looks great! The GA unit of the WBCCI has a campground about four hours from you in Helen, GA. We hold a lot of rally's in the summe and are a very active group. I encourage you to drop by sometime. It's a very friendly group.
__________________
Craig and Carol
1997 34' Excella 1000
1970 27' Overlander, International
2009 Ford F150 5.4L
ProPride hitch with 1400# bars

AIR 41028
TAC GA-8
WBCCI 10199
Past President Southeastern Camping Unit (12)
Aviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 08:42 PM   #21
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
It looks like you are the proud new owners of an un-molested 31' 'stream!

The awning is a Care-free, a version that sometimes is not the aluminum wrapped style.

Make sure it's sealed up on the joints, rivets and gaskets...you have survivor so keep a lookout for the Vintage Killer...leaks! I'm on my 3rd Airstream and ALL of them have had issues of rotted floor from leaks.

Keep us posted of your adventures...
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 07:00 AM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Ridgerunner3's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Fountain Inn , South Carolina
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 659
Images: 11
That is a beautiful AS. It is great to see a AS that has been so well taken care of by the PO. You must be very proud. I hope to see you camping around Tennessee.
__________________
Ridgerunner3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #23
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Bell Buckle , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 16
I'm interested in WBCCI

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aviator View Post
It looks great! The GA unit of the WBCCI has a campground about four hours from you in Helen, GA. We hold a lot of rally's in the summe and are a very active group. I encourage you to drop by sometime. It's a very friendly group.
We'll definitely check into the WBCCI. Helen, GA is a beautiful place and, as you mentioned, not that far from us. Hopefully we'll see you someplace next Spring.
__________________
Rodney & Gayla

"You can get everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar
Liberia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 03:32 PM   #24
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Bell Buckle , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 16
Sunrise picture



I stepped out early this morning and the sky was interesting. Had to use my cell phone camera so the richness of the colors are washed out but it's still worth posting (I think).
__________________
Rodney & Gayla

"You can get everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar
Liberia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 04:52 PM   #25
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Bell Buckle , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 16
The Airstream is now in its temporary home

My son helped me work the Airstream into position behind our house. We have a lot of trees and the house is on the crown of a small hill. So it took an all terrain forklift to get it into place. (I think my wife has some pictures so I'll try to post the actual process photos later.) Here's a couple of the trailer in place.



__________________

__________________
Rodney & Gayla

"You can get everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar
Liberia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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 from chicago area DIAMOND49 Member Introductions 7 05-05-2011 10:40 PM
Trusted Member donschweika Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 6 02-17-2011 04:40 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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