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Old 07-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #57
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Introducing Bella - the SSP(LL)

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Well ladies and gentlemen, the unexpected has happened. Last month we brought home Bella, The Super Silver Palace (Luxury Liner). A fine friend and mentor in trailering had christened our '06 Safari the SSP and when he saw our new 2013 Flying Cloud 30A he added "That's a Luxury Liner".

Since we brought home our Safari in the dead Virginia winter of January '09 everything we have done trailering has been for the first time. We now have the feeling that we know what we like and how we camp.

There is much, much more on our minds as we work through "what have we done now?" We are overjoyed, the trailer is lovely and we hope to enjoy it for a right good long time.

More to follow.
A note before we scoot for a few week's absence from this forum. Our very dear friend and mentor who christened our first Airstream the SSP is an SOB camper. His approach to his trailer is to buy a new SOB, immediately modify it to suit his preferences and use it for ten years or so. He just bought a new SOB and leaped into action with intelligent modifications. Storage. Shelves. Utilities. Water heater. All received his attention and he has the skill to do a fabulous job. Many of you in the Airstream world have the same skills and the same approach. We don't.

My pal's comment when he saw our Flying Cloud was that everybody has a different idea of how to use a camper. Then he congratulated us on finding what suited us. Lesson - friends should be cherished and listening to others would be a good skill. The idea is to get out and about and enjoy life under the trees - or in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Whatever best suits.

A last thought - Lauren and Patrick at Colonial Airstream did a great job with the sales side of our purchase. The rest of the team was great with the owner familiarization/walk through. We will return in August for our first warrantee visit and look forward to the shop folks doing a great job.


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Old 07-17-2014, 12:45 AM   #58
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Wow! Thanks for all the info. It feels like we'd be joining a 'brotherhood' if we decide on the Airstream:-)

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Old 07-26-2014, 11:07 PM   #59
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We recently sold our 2012 FC19,and are taking a hiatus until we decide to go bigger, (the corner bed sucks) so it will be a 23 or 25 or to a Winnebago view.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:06 PM   #60
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Why, yes! It is a lot of aluminum!
Yes, 34' and 8'6"" Wiiiiidebody.
Momma like!(probably should be first line)
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:15 PM   #61
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:58 PM   #62
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Why, yes! It is a lot of aluminum!
Yes, 34' and 8'6"" Wiiiiidebody.
Momma like!(probably should be first line)
Those are really good tires to stick to a road so steep.

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:42 PM   #63
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