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Old 02-01-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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Trailer on order

Hello AS community. I am new member to airforms.com. My wife and I ordered our 2014 27' International Sterling 2 weeks ago and will be taking delivery in May (thru Toscano RV). This is our first trailer and will hopefully last us a very long time. We love tent camping but was constantly snooping around the campgrounds looking and drooling over the Airstreamers. We are extremely excited and have already started booking sites. This forum has already been extremely useful both before and after buying. Since we are starting from scratch, we are strategically ordering only a few accessories each week to get us thru the 3 month waiting period.

Looking forward to meeting some of you out there is summer.
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WELCOME Slowskee,


You'll find all kinds of great info here on the forums! Be sure to use the search function if you have specific questions and check out the thread "What did you buy for your Trailer today" for ideas about accessories. And, as you will find out, WE LOVE PICTURES! Be sure to post some when you take possession.

You'll love your new Airstream and this community!

As you are new to Airstreaming, you'll find the pile of literature you get when you receive the trailer pretty disjointed. I'd recommend picking up this book as a simple guide. http://www.amazon.com/Newbies-Guide-.../dp/B004SUOZCC We fould it very useful when we jumped in a few years ago.

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Old 02-01-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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Thanks. We bought the Newbie guide and the checklists will come in handy.
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. You've found the right place for all things Airstream. The 27FB is a great floor plan! You're going to love it.
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Finally picked up "Rosie" today. It is the first day of our new lives, so celebrating in style.
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You know that smile on your face won't come off anymore! Congratulations!
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Congrats on the Rosie addition to your family. My wife and I also bought our 2014 Sterling and will take delivery in June. There's so much to learn! Did you get a weight distribution/sway control hitch? Which one and how's it working? Any other first impressions would be welcome.

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We are loving our sterling. Love how spacious it feels because of the light colors.
Our dealer installed an EZ Hitch (see attached photo). Not sure if this is a good set up or not as I have had no previous experience with WD hitches. It is easy to hitch up though. The WD bars just slide in place once you jack up the TV and TT. No chains and is very quiet when turning. The brackets for the bars do interfere slightly with the tank cover, so the cover is now on top of the brackets. Not sure how other WD hitches are, but the brackets do hang low which minimizes my clearance. Pulling out of our warehouse yesterday there is an big dip and I actually scraped the bracket so hard it got pushed back and the WD arm fell out of place. It was a simple fix and the second around time I was a little smarter and went through the dip at an angle, not straight on.
Besides that it tows great. Barely notice it on the freeway.
Let me know if you have any more questions about the Sterling.

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Thanks Eric and Happy Trails to you!
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Forgot to mention. According to the dealer, the way the EZ Hitch bars are designed there is automatic sway control. The pressure of the arms against the brackets create resistance.
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