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Old 10-20-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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Red face New to the AirStream Community

Hello all. Until a few weeks ago, I couldn't tell you what an Airstream is, other than one of those silver cans going down the road. But then I became the proud owner of a 1977 27-footer that was in bad need of a little TLC. So I have been diligently working to learn everything I can in order to clean the old girl up, fix her up and get her road worthy. My wife and I along with our youngest son (still in high school and yet to fly the coop) reside on and work a small family farm in Southeastern Idaho, along with my paying job with State Emergency Management. The trailer project has become a very fun diversion. I have read with great interest the AirForums posts, many of which have answered perplexing questions for me. I look forward to becoming a part of the Airstream and "AirForums" community. Since I am a real "newby" you all will most likely be hearing cries for help from the mountains of Idaho.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:17 AM   #2
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Wecome Aboard Ken.

As you've found out, that if you have any questions on your Airstream, this is the place to get the answers! If you can't find an answer here, then you ain't askin the right question !

Once again, welcome and may your AS project bring you and your family closer together )

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Old 10-20-2007, 05:37 AM   #3
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Welcome Ken and good luck with the renovation. Let's see some pics
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:24 AM   #4
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Welcome Ken! This is THE place for Airstream info. Glad you found us!
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:10 AM   #5
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Hey Ken...a belated welcome to the Airforums from a long-time-ago Idaho boy...raised in Meridian, ID near Boise a million years ago (it seems)...

You are in the very best possible forum to find information as you launch yourself into the wacky (but happy) world of Airstreaming, and in particular, refurbishing your AS...go boldly forward...where, unlike Startrek, many have been there before you. The good thing is that they will be happy to share their knowledge and excitement...and deliver moral support when needed or requested...

So welcome, and many happy hours with your Airstream...

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:49 AM   #6
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Welcome Ken,

Notice how early Airstream guys get up? I'w up way too early but I'm hooked up and pulling down the mountain. Hope my brakes work. Good luck with you project. You'll enjoy every minute and have something to be proud of when you finish. Oh yeah, keep those french fries coming. MMmmm
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:52 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Welcome

Welcome to the forum and the Airstream world, I have a 1972 work in progress and cant tell you how much I love it. Good luck and if I can be of any help feel free to ask.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:34 AM   #8
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congratulations on you new baby.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:23 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forums!

This is the place to learn and find all things Airstream! Please post some pictures, we love pictures here!

My hubby did a total frame off restoration on our little 63 Bambi. He posted lots of pictures and info while doing the work. Here is a link to his thread, may answer questions in the future if you take a look.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...mbi-17925.html

Good luck on your project! Hope you are on the road and camping soon!

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis ~ from the Great State of Jefferson)
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:05 PM   #10
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welcome ken,

when you have a few weeks to spare and have nothing else to do , check out this link to many great restoration threads;

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...ons-35399.html
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:29 AM   #11
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Thanks all for the warm welcome to the forum. The restoration project is slow but fun. I've been away for a while due to job requirements but plan to get back at it. I just posted a couple of photos on the member pics area. My jewel in the rough has some skin damage on the front from a falling tree aparently sometime in its past life, but I'm going to wait for warmer weather for that repair. It had a poorly installed apartment fridge (AC only) so I just completed removing that and installing a Dometic AC/gas. Building the cabinetry and vent work was fun! The smaller RV fridge allowed for installation of a microwave and storage space. Kind of fun
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:36 AM   #12
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I look forward to becoming a part of the Airstream and "AirForums" community.
Ken,
Guess what? You are a part of the A/S and Airforums community - welcome!
It sounds like you are diving right in, we would all be interested in before and after photos. I'd like to see what you have done.
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