Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:57 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
rebel beck's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Oxford , Mississippi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 870
Images: 35
Hi ho hiho and off we go.

We are off early in the morning to pick up our new old Airstream. We found it last night here and the folks seem great and they are also members here. It's a 75 int. and we are as proud of it as if it was a 2006. Can't wait to post our profile. Again thanks to everyone who helped me with all kind of questions newbie questions in the last month. I'm sure there will be more and I'm so glad we found such a great forum.


The lacy's
__________________

__________________
rebel beck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 07:07 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
balrgn's Avatar
 
1974 27' Overlander
1954 26' Romany Cruiser
1960 26' Overlander
Rockingham County , New Hampshire
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 4,410
Images: 74
Send a message via AIM to balrgn Send a message via Yahoo to balrgn
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebel beck
We are off early in the morning to pick up our new old Airstream. We found it last night here and the folks seem great and they are also members here. It's a 75 int. and we are as proud of it as if it was a 2006. Can't wait to post our profile. Again thanks to everyone who helped me with all kind of questions newbie questions in the last month. I'm sure there will be more and I'm so glad we found such a great forum.


The lacy's
Very NICE, can't wait to see pics! G'd Luck with your new rig!
__________________

__________________
'74 Overlander (T-O-Bee)
'46 Spartan Manor (Rosie)
'54 Cruiser (Bogart)
'60 Overlander (Hoagy)
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Duramax
WBCCI 1754 - AIR # 6281
www.balrgn.com
balrgn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 08:04 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Chaplain Kent's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
Currently Looking...
Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,934
Congratulations and how exciting today is for you. I will never forget the smile on Balrgn's face when I met him and his wife at a state park in Ohio when they picked up thier first "new" Airstream. Nor will I forget all I overlooked when I saw that same Airstream sitting on a busy street corner in Joliet, IL. when my wife and I first bought it. All I could think of was getting it home and making it mine. When I flew out to New Hampshire to pick up Chummy I did not need a jet my excitement was enough to keep me aloft.
Enjoy the moment and once more congratulations on your purchase.
__________________
Chaplain Kent
2015 Coachman Freedom Express 19RBS, Chummy IV- Ford Excursion- 7.3 Turbo-diesel
Chaplain Kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 11:51 AM   #4
We can tow it!
 
tin sista's Avatar
 
1996 28' Excella
Where the water tastes like wine , Michigan
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,625
Images: 82
Smile Congratulations!

Congratulations Lacy family. Hope you enjoy your trailer.
__________________
Steph in MI Air# 6996-
I Hockeytown USA!!
tin sista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 01:46 PM   #5
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Congrats, and happy airstreaming
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 01:59 PM   #6
New Member
 
1976 20' Argosy 20
Currently Looking...
Royalton , Illinois
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4
Your excitment reminds me of how I felt when I brought our '76 Argosy,"Baby", home. I still go out and sit in her. Haven't been able to get on the road, but I know that time will come. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Barb
__________________
daisy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 06:27 PM   #7
Round on both ends
 
SafeHarbor's Avatar
 
1979 31' Excella 500
1975 28' Argosy 28
Rutledge , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 783
Images: 39
I remember going down a snowy hill and up it and around the curve and laying eyes on Betsy for the first time. I think it took all of five seconds as I approached to decide that the trailer was going home with me. After coming 1,000 miles to get her, I was dreading disappointment and almost sick with it for the last part of the trip. Coming around that curve and looking at her... and it all blew away. She was reflecting the snow outside and had her sunglasses on. (I wish I had been as smart about that.)

I spent more time looking under her than I did inside her, and I took the PO at his word that everything worked. (It did.)

Then I got him to borrow a neighbor's Suburban to get it UP that hill, and I took possesion on the side of the road. We doublechecked everything on the hitch twice, and then I drove off without the towing mirrors installed.

That was remedied soon after, again on the side of the road (hey, they're PAVED in Michigan) and I drove jauntily away with Betsy in tow.

You Lacys, there's nothing in the world like the first few hours of owning a new-to-you Airstream. Maybe you'll find some flaws later and invest some work in making it right, but, hey, you have an Airstream!

I spent the following night in Toledo, and was twenty-three degrees when I woke up. The old girl had kept me warm with the furnace and the cat heater, and when I got home and went to fill up the propane tanks, one was full and the other took four gallons.

Congratulations on your new trailer. If you'll be good to it, I have every confidence that it will be good to you.

Best regards,

Lamar
__________________
1975 Argosy 28 "Argosy"
1979 Excella 500 31 "Betsy"
1992 Lincoln Mk 7 LSC
2003 Dodge 2500 Cummins "TowHog"
"Lucy Loosehair" the cat - Airstream mascot
Klaatu barada nikto
SafeHarbor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2005, 10:38 PM   #8
4 Rivet Member
 
1990 34' Excella
Windcrest , Texas
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 248
Images: 5
I know the feeling

Congrats on your new trailer. The Golden Rule on our forum is that you treat your AS with love, respect and plenty of polish .

Everyone has offered great tips and the only 1 I would add is for your family to USE your new treasure. My wife and I still work, so we don't have the luxury of going on long 2-4 week trips, however, we do take our AS to a different state park every other week. Good luck and perhaps we'll cross paths.

Mitch
__________________

__________________
Swanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.