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Old 05-13-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Thanks to all for this forum

I've been lurking for a week or so reading the trials and triumphs of A/S owners. When we decided we needed a trailer my wife said she only wanted an Airstream. We have a 7-year old boy and we are heading to China in Jan-05 to adopt a daughter. These events led to the inevitable conclusion that we would be buying a used A/S.

We live on Vancouver Island off the West Coast of Canada and plan on travelling almost exclusively on the Island. We have a myriad of gov't and private campgrounds within only a couple of hours of where we live. We will be spending a great deal more time parked than driving.

I am venturing to the BC mainland this weekend to finalize the deal on a 1970 27' OILY (I'm learning the language). My tow vehicle is a 1998 GMC 1500 Ext Cab 4x4 rated at 6200# GVWR. The P/O pulled a 24' Fleetwood Trailer, so it is equipped with Eaz-lift V5 receiving hitch. After reading virtually all threads on towing and brake controllers I feel this should suffice. I will be ensuring I have proper brake control.

This forum is an amazing resource for new and prospective owners. I cannot imagine where I would go to begin to find such valuable information.

I was unable to find out what happened to "escapeez" and their black-water problem in 2002? Was it a cracked tank? was it a leaky valve? Did they survive their bout with black-water? Some of these threads are like episodes of "The young and the Rustless".

Thanks again to all!!!

Ken, Kathi, Zach & ????
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Old 05-13-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Welcome to the World of Airstreams

Hello to some fellow Canucks who have been bitten by the aluminum bug.. We got our Tradewind last summer and have got an Argosy now.. will be selling the Tradewind later this month.. we love them both.. Congrats on your new addition to your family.. Best of Everything Annie
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:15 PM   #3
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Yes....ain't this just the kewlest place to hang out.

When I came here I was the 123rd member. We pretty much talked to ourselves then. Who'da thunk we would be approaching 5000 members in such a short time.

Its the members that have made this such a fine place to hang out. Everybody contributing all this good information and fellowship.
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:08 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your new addition(s) and welcome to the forum! Itís exciting to hear about your news. My wife and I Airstream with our three kids (eight,four & two and a half) and I can tell you - it's a great way to go. In fact we started Motorhome'ing when they were babies as a way to cover long distance trips back home (NY/MA) without stopping every five minutes - ok ten minutes.

She wanted an Airstream, I wanted a Motorhome - wadda ya know - they made em!

Good luck with everything and keep us all posted.
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Old 05-13-2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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Congratulations!

You have not only gained a new aluminum family member, you have gained a new group of friends in the forum. I never would have made it through the first week of owning an A/S let alone, three. I rely on the people of the forum to answer any and all questions that I have, which there are many.

You will enjoy every minute of your new airstream, (even the bad times turn into good times).

Best of luck in all of your new adventures!!!!

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