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Old 09-12-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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I need as much helpful info as possible

Hello all, I am very new to the whole airstream way of life but am planning on just jumping right in and spending approximately 4 or 5 months living full time in one. My plan is to spend feb to june traveling to different resorts and snowboarding around the country, basically following the snow. Have not yet purchased the airstream but am contemplating either buying used or new. Plan on towing with a ford f250 7.3 powerstroke diesel.
Would love to hear any stories as well as good advice for situations that may come up.

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Old 09-12-2007, 04:32 PM   #2

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Welcome to the Obsession!!

You've got a good start, both with the TV and the attitude!!

There's a lot of good folks here with all the info needed to make your AS search a success. Sounds like a lot of fun, keep us posted on your progress.

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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:41 PM   #3
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Sounds like you are on a similar path as "luca_brasi" another new member!

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Old 09-12-2007, 05:09 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! Another adventurer...seems like several of the new forum members fall into that category, wich is very cool.... You will love an your research vs used might depend on your budget and what style you prefer...and the size of Airsteam that would be good for you depends on how much space you think you'll need/want and the accessiblity of the places you want to travel to. Sounds like maybe one of the smaller models might suit you well...but then who knows? The Airstream website ( is a good place to look over the current offerings in terms of new units...and there is a wealth of info here as well to help you make the right decisions for you... And of course you can always ask specific questions...

Good luck in the quest...
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:42 AM   #5
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Following the snowboard scene

Ryan, I am somewhat new to the AS scene, but have been loving it this summer. I have a cargo trailer that I had a heater and battery set up installed on and have used it to follow the snow a bit between Snowbird and Jackson Hole. I now have a 07 AS and can already tell it will be hard for me to climb back into the cargo trailer. However, the cargo trailer deal was not all bad. When I parked the cargo trailer (interior height 7 1/2 feet, length 14 ft, single axle) behind the restaurant near the Teton Village resort for the night or other similar venues, no one seemed to notice. I could park it anywhere and I believe folks thought I was a drywaller or something coming to do a job. Anyway, I have found the AS draws alot of attention and people are way more concerned about where it is parked.
I have a 98 Power Stroker and I learned that minus 30 degrees in Jackson Hole Wyoming makes it groan. I bought 2 of the honda 2000 Watt generators with the parallel kit to get 4000 Watts. I bought an adapter so I can put a regular 110 plug from my pick up block heater in the parallel set up 30 Amp plug. On really cold days, I throw a tarp over the hood of the truck, put a small propane heater under the oil pan (I keep it squeaky clean under there for fire reasons) and plug the block heater into 4000 watts for an hour and with this combination I can fire up at any temperature. I would not mind changing to a gas engine but I love the diesel when pulling hills in the hot temperatures.
My only thing in questioning your judgement is that you choose to ride the snow on a board.... now that is a questionable choice.

Hope to see you down stream,
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:03 PM   #6
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My choice

Was a used Safari 25 foot version. I like to think that is was because of planning, but that was what was available. The tow is a 2002 Burb LT 8.1 2500 4x4 with Autoride. I hope i don't run out of gas before I get to the gas station...

I am also taking time off from life to enjoy life. I was thinking of some fishing kayaks then to Baja, but snow boarding sounds fun, skis better...

Be active in the forum I'd like to see nutty people like me post!

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:53 PM   #7

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Thumbs up Great Choice!!!

Great start......remember Stream Safe and post some photo's of your travels GOOD LUCK

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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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