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Old 08-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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Your happiness and excitement radiates - even if it is juxtaposed with some trepidation.

Whether or not you find it is (or not) for you, we should never regret something that made us happy....even if it was just a brief glimmer.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:30 AM   #16
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Gosh Luigi, I am going through exactly the same thing. I'm scheduled to pick up my new (used AS at Aug 25th). Is this one your first too? Going bonkers!
What are you getting?

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Old 08-16-2013, 06:38 AM   #17
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Luigi, we will have to exchange pictures. It sounds like we are both first timers.. What are you using as your tow vehicle? I just picked up my Chevy Tahoe Tuesday. It sure is BIG compared to my Acura!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:07 AM   #18
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Just bought 2013 used GMC Denali HD Diesel, big discount ($16,000) because new models coming out. Still trying to decide between a 2008 Classic Ltd 30ft or a new 2014 Flying Cloud 25/27 FB . My wife really likes the 30ft Classic; but I am totally out of my comfort zone with that size and features. Thinking of starting "small" then if we like the experience may e move up. Dealer likes to sell 25fb to new Ida because resale is ex eent and 50% of all Airstream sales. Maybe a 30ft Flying Cloud down the road I am still trying to remember "black water gray water chocks inverter hitches etc" wishing you the best. The key is to find a mentor in your area, still think about the opposite direction but getting committed more each day. Still have a month before I need that final decision. I wake up early some mornings and start reading the forums--maybe therapy for Alumiholics in my future����
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:50 PM   #19
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Lungi. You've heard the phrase, "You can't take it with you?" Well you can, but only when you use it to get something that moves. I promised myself when I was young that I would not live a life being afraid. I'm not rich, but I've never starved, had many different jobs (artist, teacher, cop, business owner, engineer, etc.). I've traveled all over, owned more motorcycles than I can remember, 7 sailboats (including 3 for blue water). I'm 70 and we just bought or first RV. I don't know what you will do with yours, but I'm going to take mine with m.e. Hope you will not regret whatever choice you make.

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Old 08-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #20
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Larger then 25' can prevent access to some campsites. Other then being longer and increase in tankage I don't see that much difference between 25 to 30 footers. Still being a newbie with 6 weeks on the road I have already encountered a couple of back ins where I was glad I chose the 25 footer.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:14 AM   #21
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Thank you Willb43, and Graysailor--your comments are much appreciated. Starting to lean back to the 25FB 2014. Have a week more to decide to drive the 1000 miles to get the Classic 08 ltd 30ft or the new 25FB.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:05 AM   #22
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You're welcome Luigi. We also looked at used, nothing wrong with saving $ if it works, but decided to go with the new one. I've had much experience with blue-water sailboats and the "2 footitis" syndrome some folks get when they think they just have to have a little more space. Smaller means fewer $ for fuel, maintenance, etc. I learned to travel for months at a time (2 up) on a Harley without hauling it or pulling a trailer. All the best on your final decision. Maybe we will meet on the road.

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #23
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It was a grand experiment when we bought ours. We never had towed anything, never camped except for one miserable experience in a tent. Ten years later, it's still the best crazy idea I ever had. We don't use it as much as I wish we did, but when we do use it, there's nothing else like it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:11 AM   #24
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Lungi. You've heard the phrase, "You can't take it with you?" Well you can, but only when you use it to get something that moves. I promised myself when I was young that I would not live a life being afraid. I'm not rich, but I've never starved, had many different jobs (artist, teacher, cop, business owner, engineer, etc.). I've traveled all over, owned more motorcycles than I can remember, 7 sailboats (including 3 for blue water). I'm 70 and we just bought or first RV. I don't know what you will do with yours, but I'm going to take mine with m.e. Hope you will not regret whatever choice you make.

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Humm.... I wonder if I could get buried in my AS.....
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Humm.... I wonder if I could get buried in my AS.....
Go to a taxidermist rather than an undertaker, and have yourself stuffed and mounted in your Airstream, so you can keep the next owner company even after you're gone!
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:03 PM   #26
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Go to a taxidermist rather than an undertaker, and have yourself stuffed and mounted in your Airstream, so you can keep the next owner company even after you're gone!
I'm too ugly. Direct cremation is my choice
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Go to a taxidermist rather than an undertaker, and have yourself stuffed and mounted in your Airstream, so you can keep the next owner company even after you're gone!

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Thanks WillB43, never got into sail boats, I, too, have had numerous Harley's since 1978, traveled the Sturgis route for 35 years, but always admired the Airstreams on the road. Promised myself when I turned 65 my next adventure would be an Airstream, so here I am knocking on the door of either a slightly used Classic 08 30ft or new 2014 Flying Cloud 25/27FB decision to be made in the next week on the private sale or which new one in the September arrival. Money good on either choice. Are you still riding the HD's?
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