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Old 08-12-2006, 09:54 AM   #1
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1st Trip w/ new Airstream a success

Well, despite a folly finding the right drain adapter to fit our A/S and then having to duct tape the hose onto the adapter, our first trip with our A/S was a success and wonderful experience. We went to a nearby (70 miles each way) Jellystone (Yogi Bear) RV camp. The kids had a great time as did my wife and I. We were the only airstream in camp and had a steady flow of people stopping by asking quetions and giving compliments on "how cool" it looked. We're already planning our next trip and can't wait!

While we were in camp, I had the contractor who did our A/S parking pad come back and level it out and reduce the angle of the ramp. It helped alot, but I still didn't have enough clearance to drop the tongue jack as our tow vehicle (T/V) still being on the ramp gives an improper angle at the hitch. I had to put 3 of the "Legos" under both of the rear tires of my T/V to raise the hitch. Now I just hope I have enough clernce next time I hook up to lift the jack off of it's foot. The solution is I have to extend the pad far enough back so the front tires come down off the ramp and both the A/S & T/V
are level. This means I need a toal of 55' of a flat pad past the ramp. The parking space for our A/S has become a big unforeseen expense, and I don't even have the port in to cover the A/S yet .
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your successful maiden voyage. We just got back from our third adventure. We now have spent seventeen nights in Lucy. We still love it. We leave at the end of August for four weeks in New England. We can't wait. See ya down the road.
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Glad to hear your maiden trip was a fairly good one!

I hope you get your pad adapted to your rig and you get your canopy up to keep the UV off of your beautiful trailer.
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