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Old 12-25-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I've been lurking for some time now. The wife & I are long time campers. Started with a pop-up then a TT then a Class C. We sold that about two years ago since our youngest has gotten old enough that he prefers to spend his vacation time locally with friends rather than galavanting with the parents.

One summer without it and we knew we missed it. We started discussing options to get back into camping, but a bit more conservatively. I always liked Airstreams but the price for the quality was a bit prohibitive. We agreed something around 20' would probably be what we want. That's enough space for the two of us any time and the occasional child / grandchild or two for short stints.

After a year of looking for vintage Airstreams in need of some work and being affordable, I just came across one that was local this week. Took a look and it's got good bones but needs a LOT of work - so I made an offer and it was accepted! (Merry Christmas)

It's a '65 Globetrotter and it'll be my project for the next couple of years. The plan is to do a comprehensive restore / refurb at a comfortable pace. I've been learning a lot as a lurker over the last year or so but now that We're officially on-board I'll start posting about what I learn and the progress I make. I'm sure I'll need some advice from those of you who have lived it too.

Thanks for putting together such a great place to store valuable Airstream info and gather / meet with other like-minded enthusiasts. We look forward to meeting many of you in the future when we're back to being mobile.

Greg & Mary

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Old 12-25-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congratulations on the new baby. Keep us posted on your progress. We would love to see some pictures.

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Old 12-25-2010, 03:21 PM   #3
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Welcome Greg and Mary,

Congratulations on the new (to you) airstream.

Glad to have you with us.


"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

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Old 12-25-2010, 03:31 PM   #4
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Welcome Greg & Mary. Congradulations on finding a unit so close and with "good bones". It truely was a Xmas miracle to solve two issues at once. Finding one locally and in decent shape doesn't happen very often. With luck like that I suggest you buy a lottery ticket and see if your luck continues.
There are plenty of people here who will offer guidance and assisstance. We are only a question away. I have a 70's model and not that familiar with the 60's but some similarities exist. I will help in any way I can.
Happy holidays to you and bon voyage.
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Old 12-25-2010, 04:19 PM   #5
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Brian, SuEllen and Kevin are the welcoming party for these forums. All good folks. Congratulations on your "new" Airstream. I looked up the layout on the '65 Globetrotter thread and it looks like a neat plan.

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Old 12-25-2010, 06:14 PM   #6
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That sounds like a great project. The longer I own ours, the more interest I have in finding a vintage project. I think I may have contracted aluminitis!

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