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Old 09-07-2010, 11:07 AM   #29
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This is an old thread, but I wasn't here when it started, so I will kick in my 2 cents.

This site has been invaluable in learning about our new to us Airstream. It came without a manual, so almost all of our knowledge came via this site and those who participate in it.

Thank you, Andy for sticking with it these past 7 years (since you started this particular thread anyway)

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Old 09-07-2010, 05:46 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by 2airishuman View Post
hopefully those reply'n realize this thread was last used in 2003...

before post #18 yesterday.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:46 PM   #31
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As a relative newcomer, I have found this site to be incredibly helpful, especially in connecting me with the information and support to make an intelligent purchase.

One thing I have noticed: there is a steady stream of new members who are considering making a purchase, and in their introductory posts, they often solicit specific recommendations (I was one of these folks). So much of the info they are looking for is available if some time is spent working with the search engine, but it would be great to have a specific place to direct them where some basic guidelines around value, common issues, etc would be compiled. Otherwise I feel like the newbies end up relying on the generosity of some of our most committed forum members to repeat themselves over and over!

Thank you so much, Andy and others, for such a great forum!
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #32
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Absolutely wonderful- it is partly responsible for why we chose an airstream! I check it daily( well, maybe 3-10 times daily)- does that make me an addict? The community spirit that comes through this forum is Awesome!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by CarrieSue View Post
Otherwise I feel like the newbies end up relying on the generosity of some of our most committed forum members to repeat themselves over and over!
All forum sites take some experience in navigating and your comment, while well-intended, does not help someone who needs help NOW! I for one, have no problem responding to a thread or a post, though redundant it may seem.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #34
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Knew from the start I wanted an Airstream 40 years ago. With the help of this site and its wonderful people with hands on wisdom here I was able to find and buy our 72 Overlander at a fair price and knew what I was getting into before hand,, It took me 5 years but got it done. Thanks,, Andy for the search engine that works,, the over all good feeling from all and the future of this group all working together to keep one mans dream alive..

With a heads up about InLandRv sale on Axles just the other day I made a call to them today and have a new pair heading my way with a price savings of over $300.. Don't need them on right away but a long term hedge on supply and inflation,. I will be due for all new hubs/drums/shoes after this season anyway and that alone costs $250.. So feel money ahead down the road.

Later I want to add a gray water tank so got heaver axles from 2800 lbs to 3200 lbs... Now I will have a cushion factor when I add another 600 lbs to the what I named " The Time Machine".. Now how do I pull the belly pans off to get that new holding tank in place.. ???????

By the way,, I don't throw money around,, and for me to make my donation to support this site should say it all..

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:02 PM   #35
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I, too, greatly enjoy this forum and all of the generous people who share their knowledge with those of us who are full of questions.

One of the "filters" I use in evaluating a brand as a possible full-time coach for us is the owners' forum. I look at how active it is, how polite the members are, and how involved the owners are in caring for their coaches. So far I've found three brand-specific forums that satisfy me. This is one.

Does that mean that an Airstream will be our full-time coach? Too soon to tell, but if this forum wasn't here, an Airstream would not be our full-time coach. 'Nuff said.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:10 PM   #36
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I like it!

I know this is an old thread but I really want the powers that be, or anyone interested enough to read this to know that looking at the Airstream Forums is one of the bright spots in my day, thank you!
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:47 PM   #37
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Andy, I am a member of a few forums but have neglected them when I bought my AS and discovered this one. It is at times informative, friendly, opinionated, colorful, funny. I could go on and on. I have been at times on a few threads gotten quite off topic in a good (I hope) way bringing some humor. I feel like this is a community I can invest some time in and hopefully make some new friends, gain information, give information and sometimes just horse around.
I plan on being an active member. Good job as administrator, and the moderators do a good job as well and a few times I thought I was going to be stopped.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:29 AM   #38
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Andy - consider a section called 'Airstreams for Dummies' ..people like myself, who are not as inclined to know terms and weights right off the bat, but who can learn gradually about towing and such.
I love the portal which is always whirling away with activity. And the instant email notifier is great because you can get four to five replies within an hour concerning anything.

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