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Old 01-09-2003, 02:35 PM   #29
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Cool What a winner

I'm looking forward to seeing your new beauty. Looks like you hit the jackpot. If you are back in time, how about coming out to our vintage weekend (1/25-1/26) with or without the A/S?

There should be plenty of vintage knowledge floating around at that event.

Speaking of shelf non-skid. I bought a big roll real cheap, traced aound some large and small dishes, and cut out a lot of circles of various sizes. I especially use them in the pot'n pan drawer to prevent the non-skid from wearing off the pans in spots due to vibration. I also use them when I nest different size bowls, etc. The round pieces look neat and fit nicely in the different size utensils.

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Old 01-09-2003, 02:37 PM   #30
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If you'll bring cake...;o)

The 25th just happens to be my birthday, so I've got to be back or how else will I be able to blow out my candles?!

If I can work it out, I'll be there with trailer and bells on!!

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Old 01-10-2003, 12:24 PM   #31
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Must jus add here 4521 Red...
Don't 4get Yr spare underware, I've bn reading the other posts agn, an some of the SPEEDS these Alloy-cans go, amazes me...I kn 4a fact they would b on MY, .......ENJOY...Chris.....
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Old 01-10-2003, 05:46 PM   #32
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Yes, you are so lucky. We feel your excitement and can relate. Very nice condition and looks very similar to our 23.

Over a 7 year period we looked at probably 15 smaller Airstreams and many more Argosys before finding what we were looking for.

Good luck with your new family addition.
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Old 01-11-2003, 09:23 AM   #33
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on your new family member. Looks like a keeper.

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Old 01-12-2003, 05:45 PM   #34
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supplies for the trip to/from

I made a similar trip to AZ. from TN. in May '01 to pick up my trailer. While the owner said everything was fixed but the A/C, I did not know everything about the systems and planned as if none of them worked. I carried pillow, heavy sleeping bag, alarmclock, propane heater, propane stove (to heat coffee, soups), toilet paper (just in case I was caught with no working system and not near an exit with bathrooms); ice chest with beverages, sandwich meats, mayo, etc. since the refrig would not be on; 5 gal. water container; battery charger because I was not positive the condition of both batteries; circuit breakers in 20 and 30 amps if you plan on connecting to a campground on the way back; hammer, screwdrivers, rivetgun/rivets and at last a jack.

I didn't use any of the systems on the way back but I did blow a tire which tore up sheetmetal and the outrigger behind the rear curbside wheel. The hydraulic jack would not work quite right so I had to use the scissor jack from my truck to jack the unit up. I brought a 4 way lug wrench which worked great. I had to hammer the outrigger down and away from the shreadded tire to get it off. If you have a dual axle trailer without a spare then you can limp to a tire place for a replacement. Check the condition of your tires because I had to replace all 4 of mine with ST rated tires because the PO had put on passenger car radials which are not acceptable. I did this halfway back on the return trip. Not fun if you know what I mean. I looked back at your trailer picture and saw that it is a single axle. Make sure you have a spare on the correct size and type wheel. Not all wheels are safe for trailers.

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Old 01-20-2003, 07:38 AM   #35
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One of the most important items we carry is our cordless drill / flashlight kit. I made up a 3/4 " driver that fits in the drill chuck. This enables me to power up or down the 4 trailer corner jacks effortlessly.

The high powered, self supporting flashlight is also very usefull. Big batteries last a long time and the 2nd battery is always ready in the charger when required. The lens will rotate on an eccentric which allows the light to to be aimed almost anywhere.

Cost of this kit is only about $120.00 CDN. A higher powered 18 volt unit is also available.

We also have one of those "throw-away", use once, cameras in the glove box of all of our vehicles. You never know when you are going to need a quick image. You know the old saying.... a picture is worth a thousand words, especially in court when need to get your point of view across. These cameras are about $10. A good investment.
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Old 01-20-2003, 08:27 AM   #36
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Cordless drill

Good advice. I always carried my cordless to drop the stabilizers with my former SOB trailer although I never lower a stabilizer jack when I am travelling alone.

IMHO, You will find that you seldom notice your own motion in the trailer and what you do feel is not objectionable. When the wife is along, I do drop the stabilizers since we do feel each other's motion.
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Old 04-02-2005, 10:11 AM   #37
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another list

Another list that is helpful, especially if you are new to trailer travel is a "before you hit the road list". Things like make sure the lights work, the hitch is secure, loose items stowed, the frig secure, doors secure, etc.

As to trailer equipment a good thing to keep in mind is use things that are multi-purpose. Helps cut down on number of items and weight. Pack clothing with the layer method in mind rather than specific items for specific purposes. If the temps get warmer or colder you can add or subtract as needed. knit caps as well as socks make good wrapping for fragile items.
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Old 04-02-2005, 10:49 AM   #38
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Don't forget the obvious.

Shortly following the birth of our first son we went on our first family camping trip - on the morning of day two I was looking for a change of clothes - nowhere to be found - I thought my wife would have packed them - she clearly had no intention of doing so.

31 years later we have gone through several tents, a pop-up and are now enjoying our first Airstream (kids have inherited the pop-up) - I've packed my own clothes ever since .....

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Old 04-02-2005, 05:29 PM   #39
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Old 01-02-2006, 05:22 AM   #40
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Hi all. Nice lists and suggestions. I just bring what I can remember and know that the ubiquitous WalMart can probably bail me out of most situations.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:57 PM   #41
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Maurice compiled a nice long list of things to consider having and I could only think of a couple additions.

One would be a comfortable lawn chair or a reclining chaise lounge style.

Another consideration is that your Airstream is your home on the road. If you keep a self defense firearm at home, you might consider one in the Airstream. A handgun is a possibility for the U.S. If you go into Canada, forget the handgun but consider a shotgun.
If you go into Mexico, forget any firearm.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:28 PM   #42
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Interesting point of view anyway. Avoid personal defense and bear sprays if you're heading to Canada -- verboten.


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