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Old 02-08-2010, 12:46 AM   #15
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Hi Someday and welcome.

As a relative newbie myself, I've done both searching and asking questions. There are thousands of threads and posts on this forum. Finding the information you need when you need it can be daunting.

I have noticed that I tend to be more likely to look at a thread that has gotten a lot of responses. So if your questions relate to each other, you can start one thread and ask the questions in different posts in that one thread. A busy thread is more likely to get more eyeballs and therefore more likely to reach the people with the answers you need.

Sometimes, though, the answers seem buried in mounds of history and you just have to ask. I always love it when the more experienced forum members can point me to a venerable thread that is old but packed with useful tips or helpful pictures.

We all have our days when we sound more gruff or rough than we meant to. Best is to assume good intentions and don't take things personally. Everyone brings value and it's really tough to read tone of voice in a page of print.

Best wishes with your Airstream and have fun on the forum.

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Old 02-08-2010, 01:41 AM   #16
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Hi, and welcome to the forums. We have only been on about a month. It took us a while to figure out how it all worked and how to seach for topics etc. We found the easiest way for us was to start a thread that we titled "62 Overlander Bonnie needs help". We ask questions and post progress in that same thread. Eveyone has been really helpful to us which I,m sure they will with you also. Your Airstream looks in real good condition outside. How about some inside pics? Have you named her yet? I,m so glad we named ours early on as since my hubby has been tearing up the floor and welding bad spots on the frame, he has been coming up with other names for her lol. Well enjoy, and we,ll be following your thread or threads. Susan

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:37 AM   #17
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Hang in there Someday......ask, ask,'s the only way you will learn. Don't be concerned with what others think...I personally enjoy seeing some of the same subjects being asked again. One can never learn enough.

Welcome to this wonderful forum....stick around and you will make lots of friends and learn a lot about your Airstream here.

Onward and Upward
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:41 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Someday'59 View Post
To say that I am only a little intimidated (about asking any more questions on this forum) would be an understatement. I'm not sure what un-watered down questions I'm supposed to be asking. So many of the HARD problems are already answered... and the information is readily available.

Can anyone recommend a forum where I can ask beginner, obviously uneducated, watered down questions?
Welcome Someday,

The purpose of this forum is provide insight, information and perspective on the ownership, restoration and lifestyle of Airstreams and other things silver. Our success is based on the willingness of all members to share their experience, tips, and knowledge for the benefit of all.

We have some 39,000 members and 50,000 threads containing over 740,000 posts, so chances are any question posted by a member (New Member to Rivet Master) has been addressed at some point. But under no circumstances should you or any of us here let that influence our decision to post or not.

There is a huge amount of archival data available for those willing to do some research, but asking the question again also allows others who may not be aware of the old posts to offer some new perspective. The other issue to consider is that using older posts as a "Go By" may not always work to one's favor. Trends, technology, and opinions do change about various issues related to Airstreams and Airstreaming so the old post may be the "Old Way" to do things and not be up to date with current thinking..

So as others have stated...Ask away please.




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