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Old 08-06-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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We did it!!

Drove 500 miles to Delaware (from Ottawa) and picked up the newest addition to our family, a lovely brand spanking new 25' CCD.

Spent the night at the dealer - turned out great! The group at Parkview RV in Smyrna were terrific - we had a great experience with them.

The Airstream towed perfectly, no problems. Hubby kept realizing his speed was creeping up on the interstates - he'd forget every now and then that he was pulling an Airstream!

We're driveway camping right now, and are going to make our maiden voyage this upcoming weekend to a provincial park down the road. Close to home is good for the 1st trip out I'd imagine.

I'm just tickled to finally be part of the crowd - hope to see some other owners at a campsite or on the road sometime soon.

Cheers!

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Old 08-06-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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Congrats y'all! The house isn't hardly there when you have such a beauty in the driveway. Nice! We'd love to hear (and see) more about your provincial parks when you start to rack up some miles.

I needed to have Parkview RV bail me out on some service when I brought my Argosy home three years ago. Very accommodating folks!
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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Wonderful, Michelle! All of us here on the forum remember quite well that first time we each pulled into our driveways with our own Airstream/Argosy, played around with them, checked them out all over again-inside and out, and then driveway camped "just because it's here!" This brings our best wishes for great camping adventures in the years ahead. ~G
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:10 PM   #4
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Congrats! It nice to see so many of us joining th Airstream life this year. The folks here seem to be a wonderful group, and I can say made this newbie (me) feel quite welcomed!
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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Congratulations on your new CCD! We hope you like yours as much as we like ours.
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:30 PM   #6
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:03 PM   #7
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:05 PM   #8
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Congratulations!

I've been looking at the 25' - its a nice size up from my 16'

I know you'll love it
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:39 PM   #9
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Backyard camping!

Michelle, I can relate to your driveway camping! Ken just brought home our 1970 Tradewind on Thursday and it is set up in our backyard parking lot. In our other non AS life we operate a marina. As this is a long weekend, most of our boaters have been by to take their boats out so we've had lots of opportunities to show off our new acquisition. We can't wait to take it on the road at the end of August, till then we are dividing our time between the house (boring), the boat (cool) and the AS (way cool).

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Old 08-06-2006, 09:05 PM   #10
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Congratulations on your new purchase!

Speaking of driveway camping, last year we did some work on our house. At the same time, I had my general contractor do two things: 1) install new 50, 30 and 20 amp circuits outside the house (close to the driveway) from a new circuit panel in the garage, and 2) extend the home clean-out valve (secondary access to sewerage - I think every house has to have one) close to our driveway.

Having these capabilities (electricity and sewerage) really makes prep work easy - both preparing for and returning from trips.

Enjoy your new AS - in driveway and beyond!
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Old 08-12-2006, 10:03 PM   #11
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Congratulations

Congratulations Michelle,

What park did you visit.
Our maiden voyage in our 69 Caravel was to the Bonnechere Provincial park....it was a blast and th ekids loved it...they had last year's tent camping trip for comparison..kids love tiny homes.

Hope to see you in at the Rally in Almonte in Sept (or Oct???).

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Welcome to the forum. I know you will your new airstream trailer!!!!
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:34 AM   #13
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Camping out in the driveway - we're with you there! We just got our International and love it.
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Old 08-14-2006, 08:14 AM   #14
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It took me about 3 months to get out of looking out the window ever 5 min. to be sure it was still there or maybe just to look at it. What's real cool is to pull out the awning and set it up like you are camping, remember to add the flamingo's and have a few friends over for refreshments or whatever. Makes a real neat get together.
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