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Old 09-27-2003, 10:00 PM   #15
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the only thing that will keep me off the road is salt on the highway
That was our motto when we lived in SE Wisconsin.

Since I grew up here in FL, freezing water has always been exciting to me. There was no way I was staying inside with all that cool frozen water outside.

While we were in WI, we traveled in our AS until the first of the year, at least. We would go ahead and winterize the trailer if we had to, and use it dry. The peace of a state park in late fall and early winter is amazing.

If we were still there, I'd be looking forward to the most serene 3 months of camping still ahead.
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Old 09-27-2003, 10:26 PM   #16
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bet you'll be back!

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wisconsinites never leave, they just vacation elsewhere for a while!

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Old 09-28-2003, 08:59 AM   #18
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Hey Chris...nice to see you around a bit more.....you've been kind of absent for a while.

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Old 09-28-2003, 09:48 PM   #19
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This is going to be an unusually long winter for me. We traded in the Safari this weekend for a to be built 04' Classic 30' Slide Out. After a trip to Branson my Safari will go to the dealer for resale. The Classic should come in around the end of November so we will be waiting for an early spring. Unlike Silvertwinkie I can't keep the trailer at home to play in so it will be buttoned up in my inside winter storage location while I dream of warmer days.....

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Old 09-29-2003, 08:25 AM   #20
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what a way to get out of winterizing the rig!!!

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This is going to be an unusually long winter for me. We traded in the Safari this weekend for a to be built 04' Classic 30' Slide Out. After a trip to Branson my Safari will go to the dealer for resale. The Classic should come in around the end of November so we will be waiting for an early spring. Unlike Silvertwinkie I can't keep the trailer at home to play in so it will be buttoned up in my inside winter storage location while I dream of warmer days.....

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Congrats, Jack! I knew when you said you had the 'classic' bug, that there'd be one on the horizon! Are you going to disclose the details to all of us who are envious?

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Old 09-29-2003, 02:23 PM   #22
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Jack....for you and Patty, you can leave the unit at my house anytime!

Looks like you and I may have sister units built along side each other on the line. My order went in first thing this AM eastern time.

Given the distance, I'll be using my Bambi a few more times then, as of early December, I may, depending on salt conditions, take the new one for a few non-driveway camping trips locally (within 50 miles).

I talked with Airstream today...busy, busy, busy. For all I care, they can take until January or Feb as long as the unit has the QC things ironed out!

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what a way to get out of winterizing the rig!!!

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Yea I just realized that today. Yahoo!

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Old 09-29-2003, 09:05 PM   #24
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Congrats, Jack! I knew when you said you had the 'classic' bug, that there'd be one on the horizon! Are you going to disclose the details to all of us who are envious?

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Well it was long term but the advent of the new tow vehicle opened the doors for something bigger and heavier. I figured I best make this move while I'm still working and getting some income. Once into retirement I might not have been willing to pull the trigger.

Interesting tidbits procured from the Airstream rep at the rally, included his statement that the slide out unit is molded from fiberglass and is then clad in aluminum. The drive unit is a single screw type auger that is centered in the middle of the slide out.
Slide out units do not get the vinal floor entryway into the trailer since the stainless steel wheels under the slide out unit need to roll across carpeted areas.

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I talked with Airstream today...busy, busy, busy. For all I care, they can take until January or Feb as long as the unit has the QC things ironed out!

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I'll cross my fingers that delivery from Jackson Center to STL will take place on a clear dry day without giving the undercarriage a salt bath.

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Anyone know how they actually ship and deliver Airstreams? I'd think it would be a bit more difficult sending 2 or 3 of these to some dealership than a cars on a car carrier might be.

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Eric, they are usually delivered by folks who specialize in RV transport. Most use a regular pickup truck. Hang around a Flying J for a few minutes, and you'll probably see a TT, or a Fiver being delivered "somewhere".
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It would be interesting to see a fiver.

Call me crazy, but that is one of the reasons I decided to buy near the factory so that the dealer could pick it up "locally" and I could pamper it on the way home.

Not to scare folks, but I have heard some real nasty in transit stories. On a positve note though, think of how many make it without issue.....I'm a bit excessive compulsive...whadda want from me?

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