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Old 08-25-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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A 19' CCD for me...4th times a charm!

If only I could have the beginning credits scrolling and music playing from Starwars.

After owning 4 vintage coaches since November 2006, we have finally brought home a trailer that will work well in ALL aspects for us. We needed modernization in appliances and systems, working air conditioning, holding tanks, and LP service. As pretty as our 56 Caravanner was, it wasn't made for Missouri camping.

Major props to Airhog1 (Gene Morris), and Airstream of Arkansas for making this deal happen.

A coworker and I drove down to A of A on Friday morning to take delivery. We had planned to stay overnight to test all the systems. I received an email around 5:45 PM that the Caravanner was going to get picked up this weekend, and I needed to be home to get it ready. We left Searcy, AR at around 7 PM and dropped the tongue jack at my home around 315 AM.

I am exhausted since Collin woke us up at 6:30. No word from the shipping company yet to get the Caravanner, and I am starting to get upset about my LONG LONG drive for nothing last night if they change plans.

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This one ought to last awhile!

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Old 08-25-2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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She tow alright behind the Blazer? Congratulations, now you can attend your own rally! )
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:27 AM   #3
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Kudos Steve & Amy! And you can expect that from Collin since you caved on his demand for the master bed. Give him an inch, he'll think he's a ruler.

A number of us have followed your Airstreaming with interest. You and CombatMedic have my heartiest congratulations.

Just interested -- where's the Caravanner headed?
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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Tim, see Steve's thread here -- http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...-tv-28392.html.

So Steve, how'd she run?
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:40 AM   #5
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Bob,

The trip was ....well exhausting to say the least. We left Arkansas at 7PM and drove almost exclusively at night. The truck has a 5.3 liter V-8 in it so it had plenty of power. Tow/Haul mode is nice, but still had to take it off cruise control as it was gear hunting on larger or longer climbs.

The WD hitch kept us level, and the friction sway worked fine. I guess the combination of single axle, and only 1/2 truck produced some springing on bumps or rail tracks.

I need to camp as much as possible before Jan 08 when the warranty expires.

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Hi
Congratulations !!
So pleased you got your trailer home and it looks really good!
A little too new for me tho... prefer summat a little crusty!!

Sorry to hear the Caravanner hasn't been picked up... we did try.

Thought you might not have been speaking to us...
or haven't u picked up your pm's!

Hope all goes well
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I guess the combination of single axle, and only 1/2 truck produced some springing on bumps or rail tracks.
Nobody can help the seams on aging concrete highways. I don't know what deformation takes place, but everybody's tow bucks on certain PITA roads. I have seen some highways where they've milled a foot or so forward and back of the seam that works wonders! Otherwise asphalt overlays are a welcome respite!
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:10 AM   #8
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Congrats to Steve, Amy and Collin!

Glad I could play a small part in helping you find an Airstream...

It was great meeting Steve and Nick (Steve's co-worker) yesterday...two young men who are serving their country well in the military...my hats off to you both of you...

A big THANK YOU for doing what you do to keep our country FREE!!!

Steve, it was a pleasure dealing with you over the past few months...I hope Amy and Colin love their new Airstream! Can't wait to meet them in Branson!!!

Did you get the new dog yet???

What else could a man ask for...

New Truck...

New Airstream...

New Dog...

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Congratulations on the new trailer. See is a real beauty!
A much better deal then the 61FC in AZ.
It is a great looking unit, but the price is nuts!
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Gene,

Dog was sold before we got to it...guess I can spent the $$ on a new power cord!

A man could ask to win the lotto.

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Wow Steve, great looking trailer, you finally pulled the trigger and went big. Well, not BIG, but you know what I mean. I hope you enjoy and use it a lot.
Congrats!
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Nice looking trailer Steve. And TV as well. The combination will look good sitting in a campground - often I hope.

It's nice to see you are into a trailer that works for your type of camping. You could go to the local humane society/SPCA and rescue a dog if the one you were going to get is gone. That would be an outstanding way to commemorate your new trailer......

Take care, and get out and camp the heck out of that thing.

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Hi Steve,

So glad to hear about your new find!..hope you enjoy it and start coming westward to California soon!
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Thumbs up Congratulations!

Hi Steve,

It is beautiful. I know it has been a long journey to this place, but now the fun part of the journey begins.

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