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Old 11-17-2017, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hi, we just purchased a 2014 16í Sport. We plan to pick her up within the next week. Our TV is a 2017 RAM 1500 with the tow package. We are from Iowa and are planning on going to the Black Hills next summer. Iíve learned a lot from reading this forum, Thanks.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:40 PM   #2
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Welcome. There is a wealth of info here for sure.

Custer State Parks is a great place to spend some time. You have Mt. Rushmore to the north and the flat open lands to the south where you can drive the southern loop and see wild buffalo and donkeys. The north loop is a scenic wonderland type of place. You can't tow a trailer on this one because of the very narrow tunnels you have to pass through.

Loved our time there a few years back. We also camped at the foot of Devil's Tower which is not far and drove through some of the Bad Lands too.

Enjoy you trailer and get it on the road as soon as you can.

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Old 11-17-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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Congrats on your Airstream. We were in the Black Hills last summer. Enjoyed our time there very much. Stayed at the Rafter J RV resort in Hill City which we really liked.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:47 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby. May you have safe travels and many great Airstream Adventures with her.
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Welcome from Colorado (originally from Davenport, IA)!!
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Welcome to the club! Please consider joining The Club, the Wally Byam Airstream Club. See www.wbcci.org for the best trips, rallies, caravans, foot, fun, and, the best friends you havenít met yet!
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:44 PM   #8
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Greetings Rick and Sue: Welcome to the Airstream community. The DW and I are born and raised in Iowa. We lived in Des Moines, Clarion, Ames, and Spencer. My job moved us to Minnesota, and after retirement we moved to Colorado where our sons live. Our last move I hope.

We've been Airstreaming since '05. I've embraced the vintage Airstream hobby and I'm currently working on a 75 Overlander 27'. We also have a 86 Limited 34'. Your Sport is going to last a long time.

So let your Airstream adventures begin. There are neat places in Iowa to spend a few nights. The Black Hills is one of our favorite destinations. And you would love Colorado adventures too. Colorado makes our long Airstream look small.

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Welcome. There is a wealth of info here for sure.

Custer State Parks is a great place to spend some time. You have Mt. Rushmore to the north and the flat open lands to the south where you can drive the southern loop and see wild buffalo and donkeys. The north loop is a scenic wonderland type of place. You can't tow a trailer on this one because of the very narrow tunnels you have to pass through.
Shhhhhhh....Every one will discover one of the great state parks in the US. Stay nearby and drop the trailer. Do the loop road. Eat in the lodges, some of the best food I've had. Not vendor food, all made fresh.

I didn't stay at Rafter J, (I will next time) I stayed in Rapid City, and don't recommend that. When I was there (august) it was 106 f. So it can get hot!
Don't forget Wall Drug on the way out.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:54 AM   #10
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Thanks for the posts welcoming us.

Well the Bambi I thought I had purchased turned out to have a salvage title so I passed on it. My second choice was still available, a 2012 Flying Cloud 19'. I'm not going to consider it mine until I'm actually driving it home, which should be in the next couple of weeks.
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You are wise to pass on a salvage Airstream for your first one. I'll bet you will like your second choice even better. It is a nice sized trailer.

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