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Old 04-06-2007, 07:11 AM   #1
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Our "new" '75 Streamer!

We are the proud new owners of a '75 Trade Wind "Land Yacht".
We have only had her for a few months and are getting ready for our first camping trip next week. My husband is a wonderful Jack-of-all-trades and we are working on some interior and exterior improvements. My User name is "Endcapgirl" because I have done some unique decorating on the front end-cap of our Airstream with black & white family photos. We are the 3rd owners of our Airstream.
Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, my family and I went camping 6-10 times per year. I always looked forward to helping my Dad set up our "73" Prowler. We recorded all of our camping adventures and miles on the road in a log book which my Dad still has.
My husband and I are looking forward to starting new memories with our 3 kidz in our Airstream. We are going to spend a few nights in the camper here at our house before the trip next week and learn how "she works".
---Any suggestions for first camping trip with an Airstream would be greatly appreciated.
---I do need to know a list of things to take that all Airstream owners have on-hand in case of emergencies etc...
(We have learned a great deal by looking at the Threads.)
Soooooooo glad to be "on-board" with fellow Airstream owners and their abundant knowledge of these wonderful traveling works of art!

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Old 04-06-2007, 07:16 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums. It sounds like you are well prepared for your maiden voyage. A couple of camping practice nights in the yard should pretty much tell you what you need to take along. Good luck.

We would like to see pictures of your end cap art.

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Old 04-06-2007, 09:14 PM   #3
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welcome endcapgirl! would love to see some of your artwork. what a neat idea to use family photos. have fun enjoying your airstream and maybe we'll meet on the road!
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:23 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums! My favorite trailer is a 75 Trade Wind . As far as first trip, go where every you want. That's why you have a travel trailer. Make a list of things you need top get as you go. The one thing I always travel with is this:
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:30 PM   #5
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Hi Endcapgirl, would like to see the endcap decorating, very unique sounding. Yes you probably can pick up almost anything you need while you are out but doing a search here for lists can get you a great start. I think with the driveway camping you will be pretty well prepared ahead of time. Our first rv trips were close to home so we could run on home or to the store (just in case) but we do the list making too and found we can get what we need if we have forgotten something almost always where we are at. We look forward to checking out some of the rv stores and isles when we have a notion to shop.

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Old 04-06-2007, 09:30 PM   #6
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First, Welcome to the forums. Many of my fond childhood memories revolve around camping and travelling, with a large family of nine.
There have been several types of lists posted here on the forums, including those for:
Hitching/unhitching, What to pack, etc. Do a search, I'm sure you'll find some.
Nice to have you here,
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:17 PM   #7
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Good advise from Carol. When I was in Tucson last week for the April Fools Rally, I had to stop at Oasis RV. I went to buy a $12 light switch. I spent a little over $300.



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