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Old 12-21-2014, 05:14 PM   #1
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Newbie here....

This seems like a very informative place to be. We ordered our Airstream and expect it to be delivered in March. Just wanted to say hello......I have been a lurker for awhile.

I would like to give a shout out to Brent Rudd at Airstream who helped us so much. Thanks Brent!!!
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Greetings AraExpressí

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Airstreaming.

I am sure that you will find the 27 foot coach to be a very comfortable coach with a good compromise between size, comfort, and maneuverability.

Enjoy planning for the arrival of your new rig.

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Old 12-21-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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Brent, Welcome to the Airstream family.

Since you are new, it is customary that all Newbie Airstream owners lend their trailer to a one, two, three, four or five rivet member. It is to make sure that after a month that everything... checks out. Many of us have a list of food to stock and... refreshments needed for this road test.

So, do not be bashful. We are not, at all. But welcome. Have a sense of humor and ask questions. You will love your Airstream as much as we all do. And if you are not sure where to go on your first trip... read the thread about Independence Pass, Colorado outside of Aspen. Don't do it. Other than that... the roads are dry and plenty wide.

Good luck and we all want to hear how your first trip works out. All of it. Do not hold back, we will fill in the small details for you.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:59 PM   #4
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thank you overlander.....and also Ray. Ray, would you like me to throw a few fine cigars in with it!!! LOL......

Thanks for the great big welcome....although I now realize I posted this in the wrong place.

AraExpress........(Brent is the guy at Airstream)

We can't wait to get our Airstream!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:02 AM   #5
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AraExpress,

Welcome to the forums. I know you're quite a distance from Ohio, but Airstream offers a factory tour. I'm not sure if you can get your build date, but you might be able to see some of the fabrication of your unit?

Best wishes,

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Old 12-23-2014, 09:18 AM   #6
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AraExpress,

Welcome to the forums. I know you're quite a distance from Ohio, but Airstream offers a factory tour. I'm not sure if you can get your build date, but you might be able to see some of the fabrication of your unit?

Best wishes,

Roy and Marie
Thank you Roy and Marie. We received frustrating news yesterday. Our baby won't be born until early April and we expected her in March.........delays our plans to get on the road early spring....

We did purchase our tow vehicle though (yesterday) so we will have time to get used to it!!!
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:30 PM   #7
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Hi AraExpress. I envy your decision to acquire a new 27 foot Airstream. Congratulations and I hope to park next to you someday at some park. It is unusual to have two Airstreams parked next to each other by chance. We Airstreamers had good conversations during our stay. You will find these Air Forums very informative and lots of fun. You can read up on all things Airstream while you wait delivery of your new one.

My wife's folks bought a new Airstream in 1986 and traveled all over this country with it. They were WBCCA members and particularily enjoyed the Airstream caravans. They met a lot of fine folks on these trips. Now 28 years later we are using the same Airstream in our retirement and plan on doing some serious traveling. You better plan who might be using your Airstream 30 or 40 years from now because they will last that long. And don't be disappointed when folks don't recognize your trailer as a new one. Airstreams have had roughly the same appearance since the 1980s.

Don't be surprised if you learn of more delays in the manufacture date down the road. Be patient. My tow vehicle was delayed 4 weeks longer than I was told. Airstream is building at a record pace right now and your trailer has thousands of parts in it. Just be patient, it is worth the wait to get the exact trailer you want.

I once toured the Jackson Center factory. It was a lot of fun for me, especially since I spent my career working in factories. The antique, or vintage trailers in their parking lot were quite interesting. And the Service Center is top notch by my experience.

I caught the bug so bad I'm restoring a 1966 Airstream. I believe it will be ready for another 48 years of traveling fun.

Get ready for the adventures that will surly come.

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Thank you Roy and Marie. We received frustrating news yesterday. Our baby won't be born until early April and we expected her in March.........delays our plans to get on the road early spring....

We did purchase our tow vehicle though (yesterday) so we will have time to get used to it!!!
Sorry to hear about the delay on your delivery. Very frustrating I'm sure. But before you know it you'll be streaming. I haven't purchased an AS yet but getting close.

It sounds as though you ordered you AS directly from the factory. Is that correct?

Just curious which TV you purchased?
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