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Old 11-25-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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New Middle Tennessee member

First, thanks to everyone who has posted previously as you helped my wife and I understand how to best select a suitable Airstream.

We live in Middle Tennessee, this is our first travel trailer and we're motorcyle riders.

My wife is an artist and likes the vintage look of the Airstreams. We needed an extra bedroom for the Christmas holidays and had been talking about doing some camping. So the search began about 2 months ago.

Last Saturday we drove to Athens, Alabama to look at a 1973 31' International Sovereign. The exterior was in good condition with a few small scratches and bumps. The interior was almost all original with all appliances and systems working. The oven had been replaced with a microwave. The previous owner is delivering it Monday.

Thanks again for all the help that you've provided. Hopefully as we gain experience with Airstreams we'll be able to "pay it forward" by helping others.

Thanks,

Rodney & Gayla
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard! You are in for a real treat owning an Airstream. There's a bunch of us in the southeast - check out threads like Falluminum, Springstream and Canopener for starters. Enjoy!!
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:19 AM   #4
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welcome

hello from a fellow tennessean.

i agree with the others for you to get involved with the canopener, fall aluminum and other southern get-togethers. a nice group to know.

they also have much info on owning an airstream

hope to see you down the road

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Old 11-26-2011, 07:29 AM   #5
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Congratulations!

You are going to have so much fun making that trailer your new home away from home.

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:09 AM   #6
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Welcome . . .

from fellow Middle-Tennessee Airstreamers! Congratulations on your new "baby". We're just up the road a ways so feel free to contact us if there's any assistance we can give.

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Old 11-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #7
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Many thanks

Thanks for the warm welcomes. We look forward to meeting many of you in the future.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:51 PM   #8
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Congradulations, we just bought a 31 foot Excella II a few months back. We are in the Huntsville, AL area just down the road.

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:58 PM   #9
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Hi from Southeast Tennessee! I had a 31 foot Sovereign. Loved it. Now I have a motorhome, but looking to go back to a trailer. Won't stray from the Airstream brand though.

Glad to have you aboard! When you get down this way, holler.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:56 PM   #10
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Congradulations, we just bought a 31 foot Excella II a few months back. We are in the Huntsville, AL area just down the road.

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The 73 Sovereign we just purchased was from Athens, AL. Very close to Huntsville.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:33 PM   #11
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Athens is real close. It is a backwater of Huntsville. I picked up my Excella II in Columbia, TN.

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Old 11-29-2011, 01:48 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:16 PM   #13
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Congratulations from Knoxville
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:20 PM   #14
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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.

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