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Old 07-27-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

My name is Michael and I live in So Cal. My girlfriend and I travel with our two Rough Coat Collies Jack and Rose in our Jeep Liberty 4x4.

We are picking up our new 2013 16' Sport next week. We we're long time Casita owners and look forword to viewing and responding to the postings in the forums.

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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Welcome Jack Dog!
I belong to another forum with the following rule; if there's no photo, it doesn't exist.
Happy trails!

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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Wow! Plenty of members making introductions tonight. We're glad to have you with us. Pictures of the new rig are expected.


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Old 07-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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Welcome Michael. I have a 16 Bambi and tow with a Toyota FJ Cruiser.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. You'll find lots of good info here as well as a bunch of good natured folks.

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Old 07-28-2012, 01:45 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. You will find lots of great info here. We are sure you will enjoy your brand new 16' Sport. Hope to see you out camping here in SoCal.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:40 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new Airstream!
We love our 16'! I am a bit envious of the bathroom door re-design made on the 16' for 2013, it is a much better solution.
Have fun and enjoy yourselves!
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:08 AM   #8
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Congratulations! We are former Casita owners too- must be something about those curves :-) We moved up to a 31' but sometimes I miss the little 16' casita too- happy camping to you.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:58 AM   #9
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Welcome JD! Hope to see a photo soon.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:52 PM   #10
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We also have one of the "little guys"-- a 2005 16' Bambi that we tow with a 2011 crew cab Toyota Tacoma with a canopy/shell on the back to store a lot of camping gear.

While camping in a small space is a challenge, after tent camping for decades, Bambi seems like a luxury palace!

We did have to get inventive about functioning in a small space. Probably you already developed your techniques with a Casita. Just out of curiosity, why did you switch to an Airstream?

We've talked about trading up to a bigger AS, but are happy with the Bambi's economy and smaller environmental footprint.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #11
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Bathroom Door / Casita

Thanks everyone for the nice words.

The big reason we waited to get the 2013 model instead of the 2012 was I didn't like the bathroom door opening to the entry door.

Why did we move up from the Casita? We almost didn't. We had planned on replacing our 07' SD17 Casita with a new one. Casita owners call them "eggs" but we always called ours our "poor man's Airstream".

We had a small unplanned windfall come our way recently and with the great deal we got at South West coaches in Corona, CA on our Sport we couldn't pass up the purchase. We pick up the coach next Saturday and already we had the Airstream dealer install a porch light from the Safari and an extra battery.

My parants had a 1968 International that we spent every summer in Yosemite as a kid so I knew I wanted one of my own ever since. I can still remember the Orange interior with the green carpeting!!! Very sixties.

This was ten years in the making since we purchased our first RV an eight foot Jayco tent trailer.

I guess the days of us tent camping in our old Bronco II is behind us.

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Old 08-02-2012, 04:25 PM   #12
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Welcome to the forum, this is the place to learn all things Airstream!
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #13
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Congratulations and get ready for gawkers
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #14
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Welcome to the forum Jack Another 16' owner here...LOVE it! Happy travels and I hope you'll post some photos soon!


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