Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-14-2006, 11:02 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Mackhopp's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Images: 10
We took it out for a weekend trip - went as well as expected. Things to iron out with the Airstream (black tank indicator not working, some electrical issues...), as well as some things we need to learn (we did some pretty stupid things but we were able to laugh it off - live and learn was our mantra this weekend!), and all in all it was great.

Back in the driveway though have had a passive-aggressive comment from a neighbour - something to the effect of "somebody asked if you guys were going to keep it in the driveway all the time and I said nah - there's no way they'd do that". We heard the message loud and clear. But it is our house. However we are in a nice quiet family-oriented neighbourhood and we don't want to stick out like a sore thumb. So it'll stay in the driveway for a bit until we get it loaded up properly with everything we'll need for trips. Then it'll go to my in-law's driveway away from the city until winter storage.

It's kept nice and tight, sort of how you'd keep it if boondocking in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Just a vent open and a window cracked for ventilation. However - we may open 'er up and have a Trailer Park Boys themed party soon. Invite the neighbours so no one can complain... Ply 'em with cocktails I say - that's the ticket!

Cheers!

Michelle
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
Mackhopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 12:33 PM   #16
4 Rivet Member
 
campadk's Avatar
 
2007 19' Bambi
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 458
Wahoo! Nice Michelle! Glad everything worked out well for you!

How was the importing experience?

We'll be garage camping as well in another 5 or 6 weeks when we get our Bambi. We haven't resolved our tow vehicle issue yet however. I imagine we'll have the AS parked in the shared driveway about 50% of the time. I might look at summer storage here in Orleans if we feel we are 'hogging' air space from the neighbours

What are you pulling that puppy with? Looks like a Liberty in your photo!

Where abouts are you in Ottawa? Mind if Kate and I come over for a look see, maybe we can learn a few things from fresh newbies? We are pretty new coming from the teardrdop, except I have pulled our boat and tear around a lot and I must be a backup pro by now!

We just returned from 9 fantastic days at Fish Creek Pond SP in upstate NY in our teardrop. No rain so we weren't missing having the Bambi yet... put I already have about 40 days tenatively scheduled on the calendar for next year to break in the Airstream LOL.
__________________

campadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 02:05 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Mackhopp's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Images: 10
Hi Dave!

The importing experience was great (so far anyhow). The ride across the border was hassle-free - a surprisingly quick little stop-over at the Thousand Islands crossing.

And you're correct on the Jeep Liberty in the photo - that's the front end of my Jeep peeking out. But - that's not what we tow the Airstream with (still trying to come up with a name grrr - I hate calling it "The Trailer"). We've also got a Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCab with an 8' box. Does the trick nicely. Have huge-looking weight distribution bars, sway bars - the whole nine yards.

Speaking of sway bars - we're so new to this that I think I'm going to have a very very bright sign to put up in the truck when we're towing - saying "SWAY BAR" as a reminder not to back up with it on. Being newbies we've almost forgotten a few times, which would not have been a happy time

And you're more than welcome to come and have a looksee! I'll PM you with the details.

Cheers!

Michelle
__________________
Mackhopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2006, 09:51 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,422
Images: 23
I think you should keep it in the driveway just to spite the passive-agressive neighbour. But then I'm funy that way.
__________________
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2006, 10:39 AM   #19
2 Rivet Member
 
jzelle's Avatar
 
2006 28' Safari SE
Halifax , Nova Scotia, CANADA
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 87
Congratulations Michelle ! I hope you enjoy your Airstream as much as we are enjoying ours.
Smyrna is only 85 miles from our all-time favourite campground- Assateague State park where we go every year mid september.
__________________
John
If you need to turn on your air conditioner,you've gone too far south!

2006 Safari SE 28W/LS,
2006 Silverado 2500HD/LT EC SB 4x4 Duramax/Allison,
Hensley Arrow , Honda EU2000i (propane),
160W Solar, 400W sinewave inverter,
3-stage smart charger, Xantrex battery monitor,
Sirius satelite radio
jzelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2006, 01:03 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Mackhopp's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Images: 10
Hmm... Assateague State Park looks very nice! Never been to that neck of the woods, and am interested in researching a bit more about it.

We're rarin' to head to Fort DeSoto county park in Florida next big trip, but will definitely consider Maryland as an alternate destination. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice Delaware was, and heard tons of good stuff about Maryland and the "beaches"...


Cheers!
Michelle
__________________

__________________
Mackhopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.