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Old 11-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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Stopping in to say "Hi"

We added a 2013 Flying Cloud 25FB to the family last summer. Moved up from SOB that we had enjoyed for a couple year. Had a wonderful time over the past few months testing and getting use to the new Airstream. Sad to say that winter has caused us to put it in storage. Now to begin dreaming of next Spring. Looking forward to participating in discussions with the the Airstream family. I know the wisdom shared here will greatly assist us as we begin our Airstream journey.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to Air forums.
This is a fun place to share all things Airstream, nothing else like it!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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Congratulations from Battle Lake! Actually we've been traveling southern states looking forward to returning to the wonderful Land of a Zillion Lakes in spring.

Very happy with our Airstream as well, feel very fortunate to have something this nice to travel with. Would you have a picture or two of your new trailer?

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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Enjoy!

Best of luck, enjoy & welcome!
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #5
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. You can spend the winter contemplating Airstream adventures.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to learning more about Airstreaming.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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Hey, you're pretty close! Welcome and well-come! Have you checked out the Airstream Park in Clear Lake yet?

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #8
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Kay, we have only checked out the Airstream Park through their website. It looks like a wonderful place. We plan to visit it during the Spring and are looking forward to spending a few nights. Our son will be at band camp by Saint Cloud so the Airstream Park would be a perfect place for Mom and Dad to spend our time. Hope to see you there.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #9
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Hi and Welcome! No need to wait until Spring. Hitch up and pull down to The Canopener in Santa Rose Beach, FL, just after New Years, Jan. 4-6. It's about the most fun we've had with Airstream folks so far. Check it out here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...6-a-87328.html
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #10
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I would really hesitate taking my 2013 metal Airstream out onto Minnesota's super-salted winter roads. That's not to discourage using it, just a caution against the extensive corrosion that would be initiated on the shell and places you can't rinse out.

Some years ago we would get out of there for a month or so in the depths of winter. Would always look for a really dry day to travel when the roads were clear and dry. That was with a new VW Camper that was less corrosion-prone than our Airstream.

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #11
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Doug, great point regarding the corrosion caused by the Minnesota winter roads. It is much easier to run the TV through a car wash. Like you stated, there are all those great hiding spots that the salt will find under the Airstream. Traveling on a dry day is a good suggestion.

Not that I would not want to travel down to Florida. This year the schedule just won't let me travel in January. I have been watching videos of the different rallies. Talk about great events.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #12
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The two accessories missing in new Airstreams are CorrosionX spray to treat your trailer shell and underbody with annually in dry climates and more often everywhere else, and a simple Moisture Detection Meter with a probe to poke through the perimeter of the floors (annually?) and find water leaks before they rot the plywood subfloors.

Inspections and maintenance are the keys to a long and happy relationship with your new Airstream. We do it and have already found a small leak under the door from a loosening hinge.

We couldn't be happier with our new trailer, just a daily source of pride and joy as we travel with it this winter.

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
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The two accessories missing in new Airstreams are CorrosionX spray to treat your trailer shell and underbody with annually in dry climates and more often everywhere else, and a simple Moisture Detection Meter with a probe to poke through the perimeter of the floors (annually?) and find water leaks before they rot the plywood subfloors.

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Doug, can you post a link to the type of moisture meter you're talking about? Google gave me countless different types.
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Ronnie, this is the one I and a few other Airstreamers use. We like it for its battery operation and the long, sturdy, and sharp probe that slips easily through the thin vinyl floor to test the subfloor. Floor rot's worst enemy.

Sonin 50211 Rapitest 10% to 28% Pinless Analog Wood, Concrete, Plaster, Carpet, and More Moisture Meter - Amazon.com

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