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Old 01-20-2014, 05:49 PM   #29
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Thanks again for all the help.

If only we were in a sunny warm spot right now so that my husband could stop calling our new Airstream "popsicle"..



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Old 01-20-2014, 05:58 PM   #30
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That trailer looks frigid...
Frosty the trailer
was a shiny silver soul
with a roof a/c
and a long awning
and four wheels made from...
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:12 PM   #31
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We have a ton of space in our 30 bunkhouse - have not come close to filling all the storage - so far we have been minimalists and that has worked fine - will build up crap though I'm sure
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #32
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Suzieleigh,
Congratulations on your new classic and happy streaming.

You have a lot of farms around Wendell so my advice will be to make a list, pack up and go for a 2 night camping on the farm. Whatever you forget while on the farm, add them to the list or go home and get it if it's a must have. Also get two lifeline AS handymen that can trouble shoot over the phone (electric & plumbing)just in case. Best wishes.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:54 PM   #33
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Check this thread out too.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f483...rs-114580.html
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:14 PM   #34
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As Aage said: "take half the 'stuff' and twice the money you had planned!"

Practically everything I pre-planned for our first trip 13 years ago was still right where I stowed it when I sold that trailer 8 years later. Buy as you need something!
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:29 PM   #35
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In addition to getting the trailer ready with tires, brakes, lights, 7-way, and window rock guard, I bought a hitch for the truck, mud flaps, and extended mirrors. It adds up pretty fast.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:23 PM   #36
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It's not a total necessity - but we got a patio mat too to reduce tracking in stuff
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It's not a total necessity - but we got a patio mat too to reduce tracking in stuff
I have a patio mat, too, but sometimes an ordinary doormat does just as well; I've had the wind catch my patio mat and blow it halfway across the campground when I laid it out on concrete with no way to stake it down at the corners. Plus a doormat is easier to store in between trips; just lay it out on the Airstream's floor just inside the door like a small area rug.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #38
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Paula,

Just wondering if you received my personal message?

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Old 02-17-2014, 01:23 PM   #39
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The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming is a great suggestion. Also, have all your major systems (brakes, propane, water, sewage, electrical components, tires etc.) checked out by an AS dealer if possible. Safety is first. When we got our first AS in 2007, I also got the Idiots Guide to RVing. It covers all bases. I would also suggest doing 2 short trips prior your first big trip. 1. to a campground that has all the hook-ups, so that you get familiar with how all your systems work. 2. to a location to boondock - it could even be a campground with no hook-ups. This will give you a lesson on what works without water, electric and sewer connections, leveling your AS, etc. We did these 2 short trips and it was the best thing that we could have done. 2 weeks after our shake-down trips, we were on the road cross country for a 10,000 mile adventure. It was FANTASTIC. Be wishes and enjoy.
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The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming is a great suggestion. Also, have all your major systems (brakes, propane, water, sewage, electrical components, tires etc.) checked out by an AS dealer if possible. Safety is first. When we got our first AS in 2007, I also got the Idiots Guide to RVing. It covers all bases. I would also suggest doing 2 short trips prior your first big trip. 1. to a campground that has all the hook-ups, so that you get familiar with how all your systems work. 2. to a location to boondock - it could even be a campground with no hook-ups.
Actually, you know, you CAN boondock where there's hookups; just don't use them. That might actually be safer for a learning experience, so that if you misjudge how long your batteries or fresh water or whatever will last, you don't have to break camp to correct the problem because the fix is on the pedestal right next to your trailer. The only thing you wouldn't be able to do is run your generator to recharge; to learn about that, you really will have to go someplace with no hookups.
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Don't forget the liquid dishsoap! This is something many forget, especially if they are used to automatic dishwashers.

The typical campground/RV park store knows this, and charge an over-inflated price for a tiny bottle.
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