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Old 09-07-2007, 07:00 PM   #169
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Thomas, we too had a Coleman popup. You will LOVE your Airstream when you choose one. Many people on this forum start with or eventually move to a vintage Airstream, for entry cost (they report that updating and maintaining makes up in time for the lower entry costs!) and/or for the ambiance. Others choose new to have everything prime from the beginning and toavoid having to redo or rebuild vintage problelms. However, we and others chose to start mid way. We have a '95, costing much less than a new AS off the dealer's lot and needing little in reconstruction. Spend time here using the search feature and read up as much as you can on old vs new vs decade or so old. You can learn a lot to guide you in your choice. Best wishes! ~G
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:43 AM   #170
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Hi to all fellow airstream owners - I actually am looking to sell our 1978 Airstream Sovienger - it would be a great fixer upper - the 8 track still works (without even using a matchbook) and I have a great selection of Elvis and 70/80's tracks.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:52 AM   #171
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Hi to all fellow airstream owners - I actually am looking to sell our 1978 Airstream Sovienger - it would be a great fixer upper - the 8 track still works (without even using a matchbook) and I have a great selection of Elvis and 70/80's tracks.
You could put an ad in the classifieds section of this website (if you haven't already).
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:26 AM   #172
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Hi to all fellow airstream owners - I actually am looking to sell our 1978 Airstream Sovienger - it would be a great fixer upper - the 8 track still works (without even using a matchbook) and I have a great selection of Elvis and 70/80's tracks.
I now see your trailer in the classifieds.Good luck in your sale.
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:32 PM   #173
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I am new to this forum. We have a 1992 21' Sovereign. We bought it a year ago after camping with Coleman Tent trailers for many years. We have discovered that we were are very lucky to have found our Airstream. There doesn't seem to be very many in good condition available for sale. The Soverign is very cozy. I would like to find an Airstream that is perhaps a bit longer. Our tow vehicle is Jeep Grand Cherokee so cannot tow longer than 28'.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:15 PM   #174
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Sidney j here looking to buy a airstream, but i had a stroke 15 years ago. lost the use of my left arm and have a weak left leg. I drive ok looking for every ones opinion as to witch one is the easit to handle. thanks
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:15 PM   #175
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My DH and I are looking to buy an Airstream too. We are not handy people at all (that, folks, is a serious understatement) and aren't looking for a vintage. We're sticking to the newer stuff but pre-owned. If we love this as much as I think we will, we'll upgrade in a few years. Right now we're looking for small, safe, manageable and relatively maintenance free. Such chickens, lol! We are having fun looking.

Does Airstream make special sheets for their funky beds with the rounded corners? Regular sheets can be tucked in, of course, but I wondered if exact-size sheets were available anywhere.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:26 AM   #176
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Welcome to airforums! Look at the blue bar crossing the page near the top. The third choice from the right says SEARCH. I typed in bed sheets and found a brief discussion about them. (i don't know how to paste the link here) Airstream sheets - $$$, alterations, and garters are viable options. We have the garters and find them do-able.

Good luck with the search for your a/s and be sure to use the forums for Q & A and research before you buy.

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Old 10-04-2007, 05:44 PM   #177
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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone knows if there is a video or CD available on buffing techniques. I am buffing my 28' ambassador airstream and wish there was something that showed techniques in the buffing process. I have stripped all the plastic coat and have started using variouse Nuvite compounds but am having problems understanding the actual technique as I seem to have alot of small scratches. Any help would be appreciated. thanks. russ
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:46 PM   #178
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Hello All!

Ok, here is my introduction, lets see if this works.....
I have a 1976 31' Sovereign. It has been a long time coming- I have salivated over this trailer for years until finally buying it off of my father this spring. He in turn bought it off of my father-in law (I convinced him to keep it in the family even thouigh he did not want it) in 2004 who was selling it after it sat for 17 years after the death of my wife's grandparents who purchased it new in '76. Have I lost anyone yet? It is in remakably decent shape for as long as it sat, I hope to improve it as time permits.

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Old 11-10-2007, 09:25 PM   #179
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My wife and I have a new 28 ft International Ocean Breeze. We love it. We tow it with a 2007, Toyota Tundra, 5.7L. To date we have been on one rally that we enjoyed a great deal, and are looking forward to future rallies and caravans.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:37 AM   #180
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Hey
After lercking(?) on here for the past six years, I guess it's time to join in. We have a 1965 Safari we bought in 2000 for $1000 and restored with new appliances, pergo floor, upholstery and Carrier 13.5 AC. Have about $6000 in it and a lot of elbow grease. Tow with a 2000 silverado with 5.3. The trailer is mainly set up for Boondocking and I have a 2800 watt yamaha genny for power. We stay mostly at COE's, NPs' and NF. (Golden Age Pass). Haven't been in a private campground in 5 years.
Tried the Wally club and the Vac but they did not work for us. We try to camp at least 10 days/month year around.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:08 PM   #181
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Hello all!!

Hi! I have been full-timing in my recently purchased(1 month ago) 1979 Airstream Excella!! I absolutely love it!!! I have always wanted one. My brother had one when I was a child and it is a long awaited dream come true for this hippy chic! I can't beleive I bought one for such a reasonable price in such wonderful shape!!

I am currently living at the Peace River Campground in Arcadia, Fl. and by June of next year my husband and I plan to go on a tour of the US. If anyone has a chance to come to the Sarasota-Port Charlotte area, check out Peace River. It is one of the only parks in Florida that you can ride your ATVS!!
Happy Camping,
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:11 PM   #182
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Hi everyone,
Really cool forum here, glad to see it as i have just purchased a 2007 25' FB SE Safari. I take final delivery in about two weeks, and am working through several issues i need to adress (surprising how dealers don't know !) before/while they do the final dealer prep !
I am searching/posting around several places, and hopefully i can get answers to all my questions.
Here is what i'm looking for:
l. A correct hitch setup (i started a forum/topic ? in Hitches)
2. Catalytic heater info as dealer service center would install one (Surprise to me, cauz of liability/warrenty issues)
3. Some type of security/locking system for propane tanks and Batteries, and windows (unit was broken into at dealers through front panorama window- very simple with screwdriver/ or coat hanger wire to all windows)
4. More ground clearance under trailer if possible.

Answers or pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!!!
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