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Old 12-04-2010, 11:36 AM   #15
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Thanks all. Will check the maps and consider all this great advice. I love this forum. You guys and gals are so helpful! I am hoping to return the favor on a regular basis.

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Ok, the Airstream is home here in Stillwater, Minnesota. The trip from Eugene went better than I had expected. We picked her up at Sutton RV in Eugene, Oregon on April 1, went through training with our excellent salesman Mark Henrich and trainer Bart, then drove off to spend our first night at a Eugene city park. The first night we went through every checklist, before and after, including hitching and unhitching, the entire operation of breaking down, hooking up, unhooking, check this check that, took us about an hour when we camped and another 2 hours before we were ready to go again in the morning. Paranoid, yes!! But the rest of the trip we got the hang of it, and the coach was amazingly easy to pull. We were fighting tractor trailer wind sheer effects as well as 65 mph winds in the Rockies, and our trailer barely swayed at all. With the exception of an icy patch where we lost our truck brakes - Nick was driving and hit the trailer brakes controller under the dashboard, stabilizing both the truck and the trailer - disaster was averted. She is parked in our driveway in back of our property, awaiting her first wash and wax, and the sale of our house.... Note to all: Do not attempt to cross Wyoming's Continental Divide with a new Airstream and a newbie behind the wheel in April. Not recommended. I am surprised we didn't end up going over the cliff.

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