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Old 11-10-2014, 01:45 PM   #15
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Since we live in a townhouse, we don't have a driveway. And we own only two little Honda Fits that couldn't even tow a Radio Flyer wagon, so I'm going to assume this constitutes automatic protection against that 6-months-and-it's-home prediction.
I think what it means is you will need a new vehicle (or access to one) and a storage facility to house your Airstream. You will find out that all is doable.

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Old 11-10-2014, 01:49 PM   #16
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Nope that is not a guarantee at all. You would not be the first without a parking spot or tow vehicle. We are all enabling enablers!! Someone will store it for you and another will offer you a great deal on a tow vehicle. While you are at it (if you are in the greater la area) look at cool websites such as area 63 productions as he has several in various degrees of completion he would likely part with. If you can't beat em join em.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:57 PM   #17
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Hi. My name is Michael, and I'm a recovering alumaholic.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:20 PM   #18
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:05 PM   #19
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Alright... Well... As some of you -- OK, most of you -- already predicted 3.5 years ago, aluminitis was not curable. And despite not having a driveway or a tow vehicle, we found ourselves ordering a 2019 27FB Tommy Bahama this past weekend! YAY!

We rented a 22 Sport last year so we had a small introduction to trailering, but for all intents and purposes we are complete newbies who will need to learn everything. Starting with: what on earth do we all need to buy that it won't come with? I looked around for a shopping list type sticky in the forums but was unable to locate one. Can anyone please point me in the right direction?

Thanks so much!
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:29 PM   #21
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what to get for new trailer

Here is an old thread - use the search box in upper right corner to find others.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ere-15547.html

Dealer should provide you with a startup kit, so go a bit slow. It should have an electric cord, hose, sewer hose, and some treatment chems.

Bedding, towels, Dishes and flatware from home can fill a need for the immediate future. Learn before you buy a bunch.

A water filter, an adjustable water pressure regulator, a surge protector, a couple of folding chairs, a small table, a grill, leveling blocks - not Andersen (see defacement thread), a set of wheel chocks, several flashlights, a basic tool kit, a torque wrench to check lug nut torque, a bottle jack, and at least one extra fire extinguisher.

Look at the "what did you get for your trailer" thread - some good ideas.

Good luck with your research. Pat
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:42 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the info, lots of good tips to look at!
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:51 AM   #24
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Don't buy much at all until you find that you really do need it for your style of camping. I will never have a blue boy to carry waste water to a dump station. Once or twice (in 12 years I have had to hitch up and pull the trailer there, but 99% of the time I can live within the capacity of the tanks). I have rollup table.... now where is it? Used it twice.

Second hand stores are great for cookware, dishes, and lots of other things.

A Tommy Bahama... you did jump into the deep end of the pool, didn't you?

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Old 06-19-2018, 07:26 PM   #25
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Hi Paula,



Sorry, I didn't see your reply until just now. I have to figure out how to set up email alerts. Thanks for the good advice! Yes, we don't plan on buying a whole lot of stuff to start, and I am less concerned with outfitting the inside than I am with knowing we have what we need to ensure it doesn't run down a hill, we can check tire pressure, we don't blow up all our appliances with a mean surge, we can fill and empty tanks, etc. You know, the important stuff!


As for jumping in the deep end... We didn't want to come down with a case of 2-foot-itis, we really wanted to just start with the trailer we think will be the one we keep. It is a bit bigger than I am comfortable with, but based on everyone else's trading up experiences, I hope that will be a fleeting feeling. The bed orientation was really the clincher, it just seems so much easier to get in/out of. For the longest time, my husband and I could not really agree on a floor plan or cabinet color... He was all in on the new Globetrotter but I still liked the 25 RB International Signature. Then one day, we walked into a Tommy Bahama (and it was far from the first time!), and it just clicked with us. It felt like vacation. We felt relaxed. In some ways it's so over the top it made us giddy and feel like kids. It made both of us feel good, so we decided that was the one. And we bought it the next day.

I can hardly wait to find out the build dates! If we can, we will try to go see it being made at the factory.
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