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Old 03-07-2017, 04:23 AM   #15
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Suggest checking our Schoodic Woods campground at www.recreation.gov. Brand new campground with large and secluded sites versus Blackwoods Campground (small, tight sites and overcrowded). Electric/Water. Many Bike trails. You can go to Bar Harbor via Ferry.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:47 PM   #16
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Yes, dreams do come true.

Congratulations and best of luck with your new Airstream. We have had our 25'FC for less than a year, and like you we've learned so much from this forum as well. We also recently attended Alumaflamingo where we met so many helpful, friendly Air streamers and thoroughly enjoyed the seminars on maintenance, safety, repairs, etc. If your schedule allows for it, there is also an Alumapalooza at the AS Factory in Ohio, starting May 30, 2017. This rally could be invaluable to a new owner.

I hope you have lots of great trips in your future and that you enjoy your new AS as much as we have.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:22 PM   #17
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If even considering the SouthWest or deep South in a future summer, the two air conditioners will be really appreciated.

Where we park our 31' Classic for the summer, we currently only have 30 amp power service. So we can run the rear A/C while we are in the front the the front when we go to bed. Reduces the noise level. So a simple Furrion adapter pigtail coming out of the trailer power inlet lets me use a standard 30 amp cord (three #10 wires) versus the 50 amp cord (four #6 wires).

In both trailers, we removed the 6 gallon water heater that used 120Vac and replaced it with a Trump AquaGo comfort instant on propane powered water heater that uses 12Vdc control voltage. In both trailers, we replaced the stock refrigerator with a Vitrifrigo freon based refrigerator with a Dan Foss compressor that uses 12Vdc (about 68 watts) and has it's own 120Vac converter when on shore power. The refrigerator is very cooling efficient and easy on power. That increased usable payload by 50 pounds as we are not storing six gallons of water in the old water heater.

We were able to place five 100 watt solar panels on the roof of our 2015 23D International Serenity with a 300 amp hour lithium battery and nine 100 watt solar panels on the roof the 2014 31' Classic that has a 600 amp hour lithium battery.

We can actually run one air conditioner for awhile off of the 600 amp hour battery.

The hybrid Magnum MSH-3012 inverter in the 23D can draw additional power from the 300 amp-hour lithium battery to help start up the single 13,500 BTU air conditioner while running on a single 2,000 watt Honda generator. It can cycle as necessary.

Lots of options out there to consider. Many folks think it is better to have it built with the 50 amp service and seldom need it than wish it had been installed.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:11 AM   #18
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Thank you, I will need to learn how to down load photos to this site, but I will!
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:14 AM   #19
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Congratulations and best of luck with your new Airstream. We have had our 25'FC for less than a year, and like you we've learned so much from this forum as well. We also recently attended Alumaflamingo where we met so many helpful, friendly Air streamers and thoroughly enjoyed the seminars on maintenance, safety, repairs, etc. If your schedule allows for it, there is also an Alumapalooza at the AS Factory in Ohio, starting May 30, 2017. This rally could be invaluable to a new owner.

I hope you have lots of great trips in your future and that you enjoy your new AS as much as we have.
Thank you SoFlo! My husband is retired and I still work. We plan to go for a several weeks this year and really amp up when I retire in a couple years. Safe Travels!
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:43 PM   #20
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We know it wont be that warm, but we can't wait to get out and try out the new trailer! We are staying at a KOA on the water. I'm sure it will be wonderful!
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:46 PM   #21
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I agree with Schoodic in ME . The Campground starts its secobd season this year. Lovely area over there. We buy a bell everytime we go from the bell maker. Last time we took Rt 1 to Campabello, bring passports, u see where all Christmas wreaths come from, nice ride.
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Old 03-09-2017, 04:17 AM   #22
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Hello Neighbor!

Welcome aboard and congratulations on the new AS! Bar Harbor will be a fun trip!

We're new also...just got our new to us 2008 late summer of last year. We did some local stuff first. The driveway and then over at the Hampton Beach State Park in Oct. Long trip in November to Disney Fort Wilderness. Fun stuff!

Have fun neighbor!

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Old 03-17-2017, 07:06 PM   #23
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Congratulations on your new Airstream! You will love it! Have mine a year now and had so much fun the first summer. Safe travels!
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:48 AM   #24
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Thank you jamieB1086! We cant wait for the day it arrives!
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Congratulations to one and all,on purchase of your new Airstreams. Fun time are ahead! Safe journeys!
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:14 AM   #26
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That is awesome! We will be picking up our Flying Cloud 23D at Colonial in New Jersey first week of April! Can't wait!
You will love them at Colonial. We just picked ours up and they could not have been more helpful. Very nice bunch!
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:19 AM   #27
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We picked up our new 27FB last Thursday. This is the third new Airstream from Colonial. We stayed in the others the night before our orientation, but this time because of a late arrival, we stayed at a hotel.
Everything went well at the delivery. They corrected a few minor problems I found. Patrick, as helpful and knowledgeable as ever, did the orientation.
We stayed a few hours away where we set- up the trailer to go for a week's vacation in Williamsburg. Right after setting up, I found water coming out of the burner of the water heater. Obviously we had a defective tank weld. I called Colonial about 3:30. They were great. They ordered a new water heater to be delivered overnight and we returned the next day to have the new one installed.
The only bad thing was the extra driving, but we were able to take our vacation and are going home today.
Patrick even followed up the next day to see if everything was okay and to apologize for the problem even though it wasn't their fault.
That's why Colonial has loyal customers.
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We picked up our new 27FB last Thursday. This is the third new Airstream from Colonial. We stayed in the others the night before our orientation, but this time because of a late arrival, we stayed at a hotel.
Congratulations on the newest member of your growing AS Family!
We also had a good experience with Colonial and Patrick while we were on the search for our baby. We ended up finding our baby locally ... right place at the right time.

Happy Camping!

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