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Old 11-05-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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Talking Tent camping is over!

After years and years of tenting in Colorado we decided a small Airstream would bump the comfort level up a notch. After learning as much as possible from this great forum we looked for months to find one with a interior layout we liked. As luck would have it, 1800 miles away......waiting for us to go out & pick her up is a, new to us, 1959 Globester!
Really excited!

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Old 11-05-2008, 10:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to the FORUMS, reggiemon. You'll find lots of people that share your enthusiasm for Airstream trailers here. As always, post pics when you can...We love to see new trailers on here.

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:10 AM   #3
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Congratulations! You are going to have a blast camping in your 'new' Airstream. There is a ton of great advice from other vintage trailer owners if you should have the need!
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forum and congrats on having one of the best trsilers in the world. We love ours.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:39 PM   #5
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Congrats on the move up. You're going to love the new camping lifestyle!
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:03 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum - you will find all your answers here. Best of Success
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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Congrat's on your new baby the little 18' er. Glad you did your research here first, I know it had to help in your purchase. With out these forums i would be lost. They have helped so much. GO CAMPING !!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:53 PM   #8
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Thanks all, we are happy to be in such good company. The forum has been a great help in gathering enough knowledge to make a intelligent (some may question that) decision. Attached is a picture of the axle replacement in Andy's shop. We hope to do a pickup trip Thanksgiving week!
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:59 PM   #9
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Looks really great; and the exciting prospect of picking up the trailer knowing it'll tow great with spiffy new axles....
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:33 PM   #10
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Wow, that is a really great first trailer. My first on was a 1971 25' landyacht. It was nice but needed a lot of work ot make compfortable. I eventually took it cross country twice and many local trips.

My last tenting trip was 1976 for the bicentenial celebration but has been Airstream ever since. Congratulations, you will really love this and never look back.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:44 PM   #11
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Welcome and congrats. She looks like a little sweetheart.

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:09 AM   #12
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She's beautiful! Simply beautiful! Welcome!

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:37 AM   #13
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Well, have you brought her home? That sure is a good looker!

My anodized giant came home from Weber Creek Storage this week after a year (highly recommend them), and it's time to get working on the inside and out as weather allows.

I assume you will be garaging it, that size and finish almost demanding it.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:16 PM   #14
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Thanks, Rednax, Its the best time of the year to be working on anything here as you well know.
We did bring her back over Thanksgiving.
It was an uneventful 3 day trip back from Corona CA. We did around 500 miles each day.
The trailer towed great with the new axle & brakes. I had no problems with any sway or any unusual motion. Very, very smooth ride.
I had to back off the brake controller power the 2nd day, I would guess from the brakes brake-in period. They worked very well the whole trip.
I cant say enough good things about Greg Paulson at Inland RV. He spent time showing us the axle/brake installation and went for a ride to verify that everything worked to our satisfaction. The cost of the complete install was very reasonable considering we were a vintage trailer replacing a spring sprung axle with a torsion axle. They have that conversion down to perfection.
I will be storing her at my work building once I get the storage bay cleaned out. (cleaning out 7 years of "throw it in there")

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