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Old 09-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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UHOH! I warned her about looking at Airstream.

Hi, I'm from Northwest Florida, retired and waiting for my wife to do the same in a couple of years. We have owned for a few months a mh with a slide and wondered if that was what we really wanted. After the slide refused to close at the end of a campout, we decided to look at other options to put it lightly.
Long story short, looking at our lifestyle and rv options brought us down to trailers. Then a computer search and a dealer search and a drive to Mississippi to the nearest dealer. Oh my. It is now useless to look at anything else. For us it is a 25FB Flying Cloud with twin beds. No more looking, just building up the nerve to spend the money. I have already found a very low mileage 2011 Suburban 1500 with a big v8 as a tow vehicle.
After popup years and 6 tent years with the boy scouts, I am ready for a Airstream!

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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PERFECT! Great choice. I have the queen, and making that sideways bed is a pain. The twins give you better access to underbed storage - and of course don't prevent conjugal visits at all.



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Old 09-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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My husband and I had a laugh about your post. We were the same way - once we saw an Airstream that was it! My husband was sitting in one with his eyes glazed over and I said " we're getting one aren't we?" and he said yes . We couldn't look at any other trailers in the same way after seeing the airstream. Have fun. Maybe we'll see you at a rally - the Canopener in January isn't too far from you.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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LOL! You have caught aluminitis!!! The only cure is to spend lots of time camping in your own airstream! It's a pretty fun cure!
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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Welcome to our world. There is always the Betty Ford Center for Silver Abuse, or if that doesn't work this forum can help. The best thing is to never look inside an Airstream, because once you look there is no taking back. As former backpack, tent and SOB campers, we feel your pain.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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I hope that suburban has the heavy duty tow package, otherwise I think the tow rating is only 5000lbs.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #7
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Go for it. The only thing that brings us home is work (continue to upgrade out 72 International) and every weekend we are Airstreaming we say we need to retire. You are on the other side of the coin that many Airstream owners will be at eventually retiring soon, so make the commitment and go have fun. Well deserved.

I think the 25 FC weigh 5600# with a max load of 7300#, a 2011 Suburban 5.3 with 373 gears should tow that pretty effortlessly, but ensure that it can. You will go through more TV's than the Airstream as we are on our 5th TV, with the majority being traded out due to high mileage of Airstreaming.

Have fun.

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Old 09-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
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My wife & I had an SOB and loved it -until we discovered our Airstream. Once we looked at it we couldn't stand our TT. We have been working on it for almost 2 years and can't imagine owning any other brand.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:09 PM   #9
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Great pick. Hope you have a great time. Just think you want have to spend 3days waxing.enjoy
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:53 AM   #10
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Thanks for the great replies all. I see already this is a great group to join.
I'm going to do further checking on a tow vehicle to be sure and play by the rule more is better.
Can't wait to get my shiny trailer.
See ya on the forums and maybe on the road later.


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