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Old 04-23-2004, 07:36 AM   #15
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I'm back!

Got tied up last night with a non-A/S commitment (boo!)... Haven't even had time to respond.

Now that there's good light, I'll get some photos posted and give you all a full update. I can tell you this, she's beautiful and so far so good!

Golly, you guys are impatient!!!!!

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Old 04-23-2004, 07:50 AM   #16
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Ahhh, he speaks!!!!

I was wondering if we'd have to call Rampart!

Guess you can change your title to straight 22' CCD! Any pics...I'm a visual learner with the occasional plank across the back of the head.

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Old 04-23-2004, 12:25 PM   #17
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Howdy all,

Started to rain and has gotten cold.

I don't have any propane so I'm not going to hang out in the CCD any longer this morning. But, I posted a bunch of pics for you folks that are interested. Too wet to do a test run. Maybe it will clear later.

Pics of X's CCD

Hope you all have a great day!

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Old 04-23-2004, 12:50 PM   #18
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Not Impatient!!

Not impatient!! Just excited over your new baby!!!!! Happy Trails!!!
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Old 04-23-2004, 12:56 PM   #19
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Congrats X,
" Will I be happy? Let down? Buyer's remorse? " . I think you will
experience all of that. In some respects Airstreams are like a song. People attach memories to songs, and then the songs can make them feel the way they did
when they were enjoying the song. Once your Airstream has filled up with some
smiles and I love you's, you will then put the buyers remorse in the black tank
with extreme conviction.
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Old 04-23-2004, 01:02 PM   #20
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Man! That thing looks great. Like being on the inside of a luxury jet. I also like that last photo, of the Caravel and Disco. I's now my computer screen background. Big Land Rover fan. Enjoy enjoy!

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Old 04-23-2004, 01:09 PM   #21
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All I can say is WOW! That is WAY different that I thought they looked like...I keep thinking about the 22' Safari, non CCD and I gotta say, that 22' is very sharp as a CCD. I like the floor config MUCH better than the 22' Safari.

How is that sub? I see you got the video package which came with the upgraded sound system/dvd player. I'm interested on how well the sub performs in the Airstream and if you notice the lights flicker. I was thinking of getting the Sony as our Safari has the sub connections and power already prewired to the location...just missing the sub. I don't think the speakers handle bass very well so, I am kind of look for any feedback you might have X about your sub. One thing is that when I boondock, I don't want to run the batteries down and I think the sub could do that.....but not sure...anyway, it's a awesome coach! When are you going to take it out and run it with the VW?

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Old 04-23-2004, 03:03 PM   #22
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Oh man, what a beaut....

I really like the brushed metal/aluminun doors and surrounds in the 22' CCD. I was really hoping that an option like that would be available on my 19' CCD before I ordered it. It's not as somber as the dark/black wood trim that is in the 19' CCD.

I am sure that in less than 2 weeks after I take delivery of mine, AS will have this interior as an option, with my luck!!!!

Best wishes for you and the new AS. Do let us know how it tows with the T-reg.

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Old 04-23-2004, 03:08 PM   #23
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Very NICE!

Congratulations! Looking at your CCD makes me want to go out and play in MY CCD! Enjoy!

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Old 04-23-2004, 03:12 PM   #24
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Oh gosh, you guys are the best. Thanks for all your kind words.

Discovered that I do have propane. I'm off to fire up the furnace!!!

Later gators,

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Old 04-23-2004, 03:27 PM   #25
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Discovered that I do have propane. I'm off to fire up the furnace!!!

Later gators,

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Heck, for all the $$$ I'm sure you spent on this thing, you darn well ought to have a couple of full propane tanks. The fridge should be full of beer, too...and the fresh water tank filled with champagne. and the delivery guy should've given you a ....

ok, I'll stop there, as per forum rules..
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Congrats!

Hope your trailer is as sweet as mine. I have not had a minute of remorse, only elation! Airstream outs out a fine product!
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:05 PM   #27
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Congratulations, X. You're certainly allowed to live in it in the driveway for awhile! We sure did.

Seriously, it's important to spend about a week in it. First, make sure the break-away brake pin is in. Wrap the cable back over the switch and around the jack so it can't accidentally get pulled.

Sanitize the fresh water system and fill the fresh tank. Put about 4-5 gallons of water in the black tank to prevent the dreaded black mountain.

Turn on the pump, make sure the water heater is full (no air in the hot lines) and fire it up once to make sure it works. Shut it off until about 1/2 hour or so before you need hot water.

Light each of the stove burners. Once that's done, light the pilot light in the oven, if so equipped. Set it on 350 and make sure the whole burner lights up. Then shut the oven control off.

Fire up the refrigerator on gas. Fill up some ice cube trays and put them in the freezer. Put a few cases of pop and/or beer in the refrigerator. Make sure it freezes/cools them down on gas.

Turn off the refrigerator temporarily, then shut off the gas at the propane tanks. Wait a couple of hours and go back and try to light one of the stove burners. If there are no leaks in the gas system, the burner should light and burn for a little while until the gas pressure drops. If there are leaks, you'll have no pressure at the burner and it won't light and burn. Turn the gas and the refrigerator back on Auto.

Get a good 30A extension cord, if necessary, and a 30A female to 15A male adapter and plug the trailer into the house.

Switch the refrigerator over to AC. Dump the ice from the trays into a ziplock bag, and put that and refilled trays into the freezer. Leave the refrigerator running on AC for awhile and make sure the trays freeze and the ice in the baggie doesn't melt, but stays in cube form.

Pull the battery caps and make sure there's sufficient water in them. You'll be charging them while plugged into the house AC.

Check all the 12V lights and fans, and the radio and water pump. Take a 120VAC outlet tester around to all the 120V outlets and make sure they are wired correctly.

If you have something that plugs into a 12VDC cigarette lighter outlet, try it in them, otherwise measure their voltage with a meter and make sure they're live.

Bring a TV out to the trailer and hook it up to the outlet(s) making sure you know how to use the antenna. Don't forget to turn its amplifier off when not using it.

Try the microwave oven, if so equipped, with a cup of water.

Each of you should heat up a tank of water and take a shower. This will give you a good idea of how much (or little) hot water you have, as well as how hot the water gets. Don't quote me on this, but you can/should dump the grey water on the ground, to get a feel for dumping. A little soapy water isn't going to hurt anything.

Check the air pressure in the tires and the torque on the lug nuts.... now and every 50 miles for the next 100 miles.

You'll learn a LOT in a few days of living in the trailer in the driveway!

Again, congratulations!
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:54 PM   #28
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There is soooo much good advice in this thread. Fortunately, we have about three weeks until we depart on our first sojourn which should take us out for a month or so. There's time to tweak, try, and enjoy in the driveway. Today, I spent the entire day in the trailer trying out stuff, firing up the fridge, water heater, and running the furnace and then doing it again. I burned all the new stuff off the furnace and stove and fired up the oven too. Was a great day, can't wait for tomorrow. Might actually hitch up and take it for a spin. But, I won't rush.

Realized that A/S left off the second Fantastic Fan I ordered. Was even on the invoice and I paid for it. So, customer service advised that they are shipping it to me and I can either install it or have a dealer do it at their cost. They were confused. The optional Fantastic Fan (#2) is really in the bedroom but that's the one they gave me. I'm pretty handy so I thought I might take a stab at it. Biggest thing is finding 12V in the ceiling. They said its probably there (this is the rear vent I'll be replacing). If not, I need to find some juice. Any suggestions? Should I just leave this to a dealer? What are your thoughts? Getting a good seal? Muchos gracias!

Anyway, I am indebted for both the support and knowledge expressed on my behalf. Like I've said before, there's loads of really great info here. Thank you.

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