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Old 11-24-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Picking up our AS trailer tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big day. We are picking up our 2011 19' FC locally. The trailer seems to be very lightly used and the sellers are great. We have been looking and researching for a while now and could not be more excited! Thanks to all who have helped us via the forum. We are looking forward to joining the Airstream community.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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I have a 19' little older, love ie on so many levels, alone, with husband and with four grandchildren at once! Love every aspect, have fun and welcome to forums. Hope you r winterized.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
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All winterized, thanks. We have the winter to figure all the stuff out. The "homework" will be fun.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:34 PM   #4
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I remember the feeling of when we were going to pick up our trailer..... but we had a 1,000-mile drive before we could see it!

Happy for you!!
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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I remember the feeling of when we were going to pick up our trailer..... but we had a 1,000-mile drive before we could see it!

Happy for you!!
We are fortunate, I am meeting the seller just a few miles from home.
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:30 PM   #6
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Congrats! If 'winterized', then i suppose the battery(ies) is removed... and properly stored/on charge.. keep from freezing.
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:10 PM   #7
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I will check the batteries, thanks! It has a solar panel, any other tips??? I am all ears
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We don't have the Solar panels.. but, basically, there are instructions for shutting off their input. Then a 'storage' mode on a battery switch. Then, carefully remove the battery leads, wrap them in some towels to keep them dry and secure with rubber bands or something non conductive. Stow batteries in warm place on 'maintainer' charge system like 'battery tender' matched to your battery type (AGM, etc).

Don't let the battery cable ends contact the Aluminum.... bad things happen when you 'cross the streams'....
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:50 PM   #9
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Looks like you live where it freezes this time of year.. bummer... but you can deal with it.. You probably won't want to 'camp' in it until spring at home.. or come to TEXAS!

Since it is 'winterized', don't run any water in the system... Where will you store it? If not inside, read the following tips..

BATTERIES in the AS are required to actuate your BRAKE system should the trailer become separated from the TV (tow vehicle)...

Get some 'jack stands'... lift the AS off the tires and set on the jack stands.

Remove and store the tires. Put some grease on the LUGS and wrap the whole brake and hub assembly to protect from water/snow/critters. Put the LUG NUTS into ziplock bags and keep inside the door of the AS so they don't get 'misplaced'.

Place some plastic inside the Fridge, Heater and Water Heater exterior doors to keep snow from blowing into them... be careful with tape as it can damage the exterior of your AS. In most cases this is not necessary.. but, I would do this if mine... you don't want water getting in and causing any wood damage..or device problems.

Get one of those 'damp-rid' deals.. set it in the sink.. any dampness that gets in, it will help capture. Even works in Texas!

Think, 'tight, dry, high'... and should be fine...
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:30 AM   #10
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:14 AM   #11
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My trailer is winterized. We are going on a trip Thursday. I will just winterize again when we get home. This is common for us.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:17 PM   #12
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AS in the house!

Picked it up today...it is beautiful and appears as new. Very excited to get it on the road. Lots of reading to do over the cold months and then we hit the road!
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No one calls a Mac a PC and thus, an Airstream is not a trailer. It's an Airstream. :P Welcome and congrats on your fine looking Airstream! You're going to enjoy it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:51 PM   #14
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I add my welcome to everyone else's. I know how exciting it is to now have an Airstream. While winter isn't the ideal time to "break it in" -- and especially where you live -- but I remember doing a couple of weekend trips soon after I got mine....and that was this time of the year. Didn't bother me at all to "dewinterize" and "rewinterize" -- it was good practice, and fun to just go to a close-by place and try out my trailer. If it isn't subzero, you'll find that the furnace works great and makes for a cozy spot.
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